Tag Archive: LDS Young Men

The Gospel Protects Us

Object Lesson

Wrap a raw egg in *several* layers of egg cartons and tape. Invite students to bounce the bundle off the wall or drop it on the floor. Take the package back, pulled it apart, and showed the students the sheltered, unbroken egg inside. Teach your students that the gospel was designed to protect each of them in the same way—by helping them build layers of testimony as they kept the…
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Prayer can ‘Topple’ Sin

Object Lesson

Prepare some dominoes for an object lesson (or something that could be used in place of dominoes). On the first domino attach the label, Prayer. Attach other labels such as hate, anger, pride, selfishness, greed, dishonesty, and so on. Use as many dominoes as you think advisable, labeling each. On the reverse side of each domino (except for the one labeled prayer), write labels naming the opposite of the sin…
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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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Obedience is easier with the help of a friend

Object Lesson

Play the game “Don’t Get Poisoned.” Set a folding chair in the middle of the classroom. On one piece of paper, write alcoholic drinks, and on another piece of paper, write tobacco. Tape the label “alcoholic drinks” to the top of the chair and the label “tobacco” to the seat of the chair. Pass a six-foot-long string through the space between the backrest and the seat (see the illustration on…
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Word of Wisdom – Care Manual for our bodies

Object Lesson

Explain that when a consumer purchases a new vehicle or appliance, the manufacturer provides instructions on the care and maintenance of the machine. (If you brought an owner’s manual, show it to class members with a short explanation of what it contains.) By following the recommended instructions, a person can expect better performance and longer use from the vehicle or appliance. What may happen if the owner ignores the manufacturer’s…
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VIDEO OBJECT LESSON: The Holy Ghost helps us make wise choices

Object Lesson

Here’s a video demonstration of this object lesson that uses the principle of refraction to teach that being filled with the Holy Ghost helps us make wise choices. Sorry the changed arrow showed up double in the video — it was hard to do using the camera. :)

Cell Phone / Prayer

Object Lesson

Hold up a cell phone and ask if anyone has ever used one. Ask them to name places where they’ve used a cell phone. Answers may include in a car, outside, in the house, even on a boat. Now ask the class why they have used a cell phone. Answers may include I needed information, when I needed help, when I may be lost and not know directions, or when…
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Don’t judge a Kiwi by it’s cover

Object Lesson

Pass around the kiwi fruit. Make the point that the kiwi has a rough, unpleasant, hairy, tasteless exterior. Ask the students the following questions: 1) What makes the kiwi fruit seem unappealing? (It’s exterior.) 2) What are some outward features by which we judge others? 3) Who might be “kiwi people” around us? When the fruit has been examined by everyone, peel off the skin, and slice up the inside…
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His Image in Your Countenance

Object Lesson

Take a picture of someone in the group with a digital camera, or bring a photo of someone most everyone will recognize like the prophet, a national leader, or your Bishop/Branch President. Describe the person in the photo to your class and ask the students to guess who it is from your description. Be vague in your description such as “This person has brown hair. This person is a man….
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VIDEO OBJECT LESSON: Temptation and the Fishing Pole

Object Lesson

The following object lesson is from YouTube. This evangelist preacher does a fantastic job demonstrating how temptation is all around us, and how Satan will change his attacks to wear us down. You could use it to teach a variety of gospel topics:

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