Tag Archive: keeping the commandments

I show love for Jesus Christ when I keep the commandments

Primary Talks

Spencer W. Kimball was a prophet. He wrote a special letter to children in 1979 about how we can show we love Jesus Christ by keeping the commandments. This is what he wrote: Dear Boys and Girls, Each one of you is special in our sight, and we know you are precious to our Heavenly Father and to His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. How fortunate you are to belong to…
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Keep the Commandments Scavenger Hunt

Sing “Keep the Commandments” (CS, pp. 146–147). Talk about the importance of knowing what the commandments are so that we can keep them. Have a scripture “scavenger hunt” to “collect” some commandments. Post the following scripture references (but not the words in parentheses) against the chalkboard: Alma 13:28–29 (pray); D&C 1:37 (study scriptures); Ex. 20:8–11 (keep the Sabbath holy); D&C 59:9–12 (attend church and take the sacrament); D&C 119:4 (pay…
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Faith (This is more for primary aged children than youth.)

Object Lesson

I set my objects on a table and tell the youth that I need a volunteer, one that will have faith in my instructions. I ask that the volunteer must be sure to follow my instructions explicitly and is not allowed to talk or to show emotion during the entire duration of the task at hand. I then remind the volunteer of their commitment & faith and ask them to…
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Comitment of Aplying Gosple principles

Object Lesson

Hand somone in the class a pencil, and ask them to “try to drop it” once the person drops the pencil, pick it up and say , “no maybe my instructions weren’t clear, I said TRY to drop the pencil” they might act confused, and maybe drop it again if so just repeat the process, but if they hold onto it and do not drop it, then say, ” no…
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Sink or Swim

Object Lesson

Write things on the penny squares that are not good or cause us to sink…such as drinking alcohol, swearing, gossiping, ect. On the squares without pennies write things that will help us…such as prayer scripture study, ect. Have the children read the square and then put it in the water. The Squares containing pennies will sink, the others will float.

What Goes In, Doesn’t Come Out

Object Lesson

Teach that everything you see, hear, and eat affects how we act. Talk about how each item will affect the doll as you place the items in her head. Bad pictures teach us that bad things are acceptable. Bad music might make us angry. Cigarettes can hurt the bodies Heavenly Father gave us and enslave us, etc. Dump out the bad stuff from Raggedy Ann’s head. Allow the class to…
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