Tag Archive: baptism

The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel

Object Lesson

Build a small table out of a piece of wood approximately 8 inches by 4 inches. Drill four holes in each corner, and insert wooden dowels cut about 3 inches long as legs for the table. Be sure that the holes are drilled straight so that the legs are straight and the object lesson will work properly. Glue three of the legs into the table. Leave the fourth leg unglued,…
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The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel

Object Lesson

Build a small table out of a piece of wood approximately 8 inches by 4 inches. Drill four holes in each corner, and insert wooden dowels cut about 3 inches long as legs for the table. Be sure that the holes are drilled straight so that the legs are straight and the object lesson will work properly. Glue three of the legs into the table. Leave the fourth leg unglued,…
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Baptism is the Key

Object Lesson

Materials needed: A lock and key for the attention activity (for example, a padlock, diary, jewelry box, or suitcase A cutout copy of a paper key with the word Covenant written on it Display a key. Ask the children what a key is used for. You might have a child use the key to open a lock. Hold the paper key so the children cannot see the word Covenant, and…
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The Holy Ghost Brings us Comfort by Shining our path way with Light

Object Lesson

I was asked to speak at a Baptism on the Holy Ghost. The twin girls were 14 and new to the church. I purchased 2 small $1 flashlights and put them in simple gift bags. I spoke on the Gift of the Holy Ghost and used Scriptures that talked about how finding truth through the light of Christ and the Holy Ghost. I wove my talk around the power of…
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The Gift of the Holy Ghost

Object Lesson

Show the camera to the audience. Explain that when you feel the Holy Ghost before you are confirmed, it’s influence can be felt in flashes, like this camera flash. When you are confirmed, you receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. That gift is like a light that you can keep on all the time, like a flashlight — a constant companion. We can keep our “batteries” charged and keep…
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The Power of the Atonement

Object Lesson

Place stones or bricks in a backpack. On the stones or bricks, write the words “pains, sorrows, burdens, temptations, troubles and worries.” (You could wrap the bricks in brown paper and write the words on the bricks.) Ask someone to carry to backpack. How would they like to carry the backpack all day? all week? all year? Show picture of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Have the person place…
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Baptism object lesson

Object Lesson

Hold up the pure white egg and tell how we all come to the earth pure and unblemished. As we grow, we make mistakes which tarnish us.Take the crayons and make marks on the shell of the hard boiled egg as you mention possible sins-lied to my mom, hit my brother, cheated on my homework, said a bad word, stole candy from the store.(Do not use markers as they will…
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Sin interferes with hearing the Holy Ghost

Object Lesson

Start with a mason canning jar or a clear vase. Explain that this represents the person being baptized (Johnny). Hold up a shiny new quarter and explain that this is the Holy Ghost. Drop it into the jar and shake it around. Ask the children if they can hear the Holy Ghost. This represents the Holy Ghost helping us to choose the right. Add a small scoop of dirt to…
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Holy Ghost is a Comforter

Object Lesson

I brought a comforter from home and talked about how the Holy Ghost is the Comforter. Then I held up a small wall hanging I had made using the attic windows quilt block and talked about how each of these ‘windows’ could represent a different role of the the Holy Ghost (Comforter, companion, etc.) and as she grew in the gospel she would learn more roles and open more windows…
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