Tag Archive: deception

Don’t Be Deceived

Object Lesson

In one of my lessons we were talking about avoiding Satan’s deception. I made a chocolate covered marshmallow and a chocolate covered cotton ball. I showed both treats to the class and had a volunteer come and cut them open to see what was in the middle. To illustrate my point, I gave a quote from Elder James E. Faust: “Much of what comes from the devil is alluring and…
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Alma 43 Standing For Truth

Downloaded from: http://ldsscriptureteachings.org/2014/01/29/alma-43-standing-for-truth/ Standing for Truth Alma 43 starts with the conflict in 74 B.C. between the Lamanites and the Nephites where many of the Zoramites defect to the Lamanite side. We read in Alma 43:8-9 the difference between the goals of the … Continue reading →

Romans 1: Welcome To The Roman World!

Downloaded from: http://ldsseminary.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/romans-1-welcome-to-the-roman-world/ Romans 1 emphasizes the fact that God honors agency. Several times in this chapter Paul states that God allows even the wicked to seek their respective goals and purposes. He says, ”God gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their … Continue reading →

Temptation: Like a Snapping Turtle Trap

Object Lesson

Prepare a snapping turtle trap: Pound nails into a two-foot-long piece of board at three- or four-inch intervals. Bend the head of each nail at a 90-degree angle (see the illustration). If it is not feasible to prepare this trap, draw a picture of it on the chalkboard, [like this:] (Image is copyright 2010, Intellectual Reserve. Used by permission.) Display the snapping turtle trap (or refer to the drawing on…
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Caramel Onion

Object Lesson

Show the class the caramel covered onion. Really talk up the “apple”. Tell them how delicious it is (they probably won’t need much convincing.) Invite a volunteer to eat it and describe to the others in the class how good it is. At this point, depending on the volunteer’s nature and how far you want to take the lesson, you can either ask the volunteer to take a big bite…
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