Tag Archive: example

Let your light so shine (in the microwave)

Object Lesson

Place a lightbulb in a glass of water so the metal base is submersed and place in the Microwave. Turn on. The light bulb won’t turn on. Remove the glass and place salt in the water. Place in microwave again and turn on. This time the bulb will light up. Analogies: Our good example makes it possible for the light of christ to shine throughout the earth. Light – Light…
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The Light Shining in Darkness

Object Lesson

Source: From a book by Robert Folgrum, as quoted here Turn the light off in the room. Have one person hold the flashlight up and shine it down on the mirror. (You’ll have to experiment to find the best way to do this.) The person with the mirror’s task is to see if they can reflect the light into the darkest corner of the room. Let two or three people…
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Share Your Light

Object Lesson

In a darkened room, light one of the candles with the match or lighter and explain that this candle can represent anyone. Use the lit candle to the light the other candle(s) and explain that when we share our testimonies of the Gospel (the Love of God, or the Light of Christ), our light does not diminish, but rather both candles glow brightly. Notice, also, that the more candles are…
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Feed My Sheep

Object Lesson

While introducing the lesson to the class, display the basket of goodies where all in the class can see. Start eating the contents of the basket and show extreme enjoyment of eating each morsel you put into your mouth, without offering anything to anyone else. (ensure no one helps themselves). While you continue to enjoy eating, ask each girl in the room to share what they love about the Gospel….
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“A candle loses nothing by lighting another”

Object Lesson

This is a simple and easy, yet thought provoking object lesson. It can also be applied in many different ways. Start by lighting one of the candles, ask for a volunteer and give them a candle. Then light the other candle from the candle already lit. What did they observe? Did the candle lose any of it’s momentum from sharing it’s flame. No, in fact it shines brighter. Hence, “a…
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We effect others.

Object Lesson

Fill a small jar 1/2 full of water and nother 12 full of clorox bleach. Our attitudes and actions do affect the atmosphere of our homes. Relate the following story while squeezing small drops of food color into the water. Mother didn’t have her normal sunny attitude (drop of yellow coloring) She was upset because morning jobs weren’t getting down. Julie was red with anger (drop of red). because her…
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Friendshipping/ reactivating

Object Lesson

Hold up the burned matches and say, “These represent the sisters in our R.S. who no longer worship with us. Their testimony light once burned brightly, but has gradually become cold. Do you think it is possible to relight a once lit match?” [They will answer, ‘yes’] “The same is true of these sisters [Ward members]. If I were to continually contact a lit match again and again to these…
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Magazine Modesty

Object Lesson

Take the cover off of a trendy magazine, like People magazine (I used one with Britney Spears on the front page) and tape it to the top of the Ensign cover. At the beginning of the lesson, you ask the young women what they think the magazine contains? (Celebritites, latest fashions, who’s dating who, etc.) Go on to explain some more detailed things in the magazine. Then describe how you…
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Open your Refrigerator Door (or Let Your Light So Shine)

Object Lesson

Set Up Display your refrigerator with the door closed. What you could say: Please listen with your spiritual ears as I describe some of the characteristics of my refrigerator. Inside my fridge I keep the foods I like most of all – fresh vegetables, cheesecakes, oranges, bacon, milk, orange juice, cheese, steaks — all of which bring lots of joy to my family. I never put anything in the fridge…
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