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#PersonalProgressChallenge Week Five: A Pursuit of Knowledge

If you’ve been feeling slightly discouraged the past few weeks, don’t be! It can get difficult when you’re working on multiple long experiences, but this week you’ll be completing SEVEN experiences, six from the value of Knowledge. We’re also 1/3 of the way through with the entire challenge!

Hopefully this week will help jumpstart the excitement as you pursue knowledge. While all the Knowledge experiences can be completed in just a day, they are more labor intense than some, so don’t get stressed out if you can’t do it all in a week.

THIS WEEK:

START & FINISH:

Knowledge #1

Knowledge #2

Knowledge #3

Knowledge #4

Knowledge #5

Knowledge #6

FINISH:

Divine Nature #3

CONTINUE:

Faith #7

Choice and Accountability #7

PROJECTS:

Knowledge Project

Individual Worth Project

VIRTUE PROJECT:

Read Mosiah 15 – Alma 5

JOURNAL PROMPTS:

Why is acquiring knowledge essential to God’s plan?

How does developing temporal skills bless me spiritually?

Why is teaching others an important part of the gospel?

How will knowledge of the scriptures bless my life?

What can I do to gain more gospel knowledge?

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE 1:

Share a photo or video of the skill you’re working on developing for Knowledge #2 with the hashtag #PersonalProgressChallenge

CHALLENGE 2:

Share the lyrics to your favorite hymn and what they mean to you with the hashtag #PersonalProgressChallenge

ONGOING CHALLENGE:

Share something you learned from your Book of Mormon reading with the hashtag #PersonalProgressChallenge

#PersonalProgressChallenge Week Four: The Worth of Souls

I love this week’s topic! The experiences this week give us a really unique perspective on the value of a soul, by looking at your self, your ancestors, and all those around you, and the way your relationships with these are all inter-connected.

THIS WEEK:

A quick glance at this week:

START:

Divine Nature #3

START & FINISH:

Individual Worth #5

Individual Worth #6

Individual Worth #7

CONTINUE:

Faith #7

Divine Nature #7

Individual Worth #3

Choice and Accountability #7

PROJECTS:

Faith Project

Individual Worth Project

VIRTUE PROJECT:

Read Jacob 6 – Mosiah 14

JOURNAL PROMPTS:

What can I do to help build the confidence of others?

Why is it important that everybody feels God’s love?

How can I find ways to show my love for my family members?

How do the choices I make effect my self-esteem?

What do the scriptures teach about the worth of souls?

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE 1:

Share a picture or story of an ancestor you admire from Individual Worth #7 and why with the hashtag #PersonalProgressChallenge

CHALLENGE 2:

Share a photo or video from Individual Worth #5 with the hashtag #PersonalProgressChallenge

ONGOING CHALLENGE:

Share something you learned from your Book of Mormon reading with the hashtag #PersonalProgressChallenge

{Sharing Time} The Holy Ghost is the Third Member of the Godhead.

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline

Introduce the doctrine: Help the children memorize the first article of faith by dividing them into three groups. Point to a group and have them say, “We believe in God, the Eternal Father.” Point to another group and have them say, “And in His Son, Jesus Christ.” Point to the third group and have them say, “And in the Holy Ghost.” Repeat, giving each group a turn to say each phrase. (You may want to have younger children hold up fingers for each phrase.) Explain that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are the three members of the Godhead. Tell the children that the Holy Ghost is a spirit, without a body of flesh and bones.

Encourage understanding and application: Invite the children to open their scriptures and read Doctrine and Covenants 130:22 together. Ask them to listen for why the Holy Ghost does not have a body. Read Doctrine and Covenants 8:2. Have the children point to their heads when you say “mind” and to their hearts when you say “heart.” Share examples of how the Holy Ghost might speak to your mind and your heart (see Galatians 5:22). Consider having children share times when they have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost.

Encourage understanding and application: Divide the children into five groups. Give each group one of the following scripture references, and have them identify how the Holy Ghost helps us: John 14:26 (comforts and teaches); 2 Nephi 32:5 (tells us what we should do); Mosiah 5:2 (changes our hearts); Moroni 8:26 (fills us with hope and love); Doctrine and Covenants 20:27 (testifies of Christ). Invite each group to tell the rest of the Primary what they learned.

Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS IdeasFor this week’s Sharing Time I used ideas from the outline, but also got a little help from a previous idea I shared years ago (Here). I’ve changed it up a bit to fit this week’s theme a little better. Hope you like it!


Begin your sharing time by splitting the primary into 3 groups. Have the groups sit in a circle, and have one adult help each group. Hand each group a part of the 1st Article of Faith and have them repeat it several times.

After a few minutes have all the groups come to the front of the primary room to repeat their part. Point to group #1 and have them say their part…then group #2…then group #3.

After you have had everyone repeat their parts together explain that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are the three members of the Godhead.

Holy Ghost Quiz

At the front of the primary room have a bell or buzzer. Invite 2 children to come to the front for a short Holy Ghost quiz.

Have the children stand across from each other with the bell/buzzer in the middle.

Read the questions aloud and have them ring the bell if they know the answer.

Here are some examples of questions:

1.     Does the Holy Ghost have a body of flesh and bone? {D&C 130:22}

2.     When do you receive the Holy Ghost?

3.     Is the Holy Ghost the 1st member of the Godhead?

4.     Can the Holy Ghost speak to you? {D&C 8:2}

After the Holy Ghost Quiz read the scripture {D&C 8:2} aloud. Have the children point to their head when you say “mind” and to their hearts when you say “heart”.

Holy Ghost I Spy

Next, you will be placing several items that will help identify how the Holy Ghost helps us. Place all the items onto the table at the front of the primary room. Each item will have a coordinating scripture.

Invite one child up to the front and have him/her look at all the items. Then read one of the scriptures (below) aloud. Have the child pick the item that they think best describes that scripture.

John 14:26– Comforts & Teaches {blanket & picture of school/book/etc.}

2 Nephi 32:5– Tells Us What We Should Do {Map/Compass/etc.}

Mosiah 5:2– Changes Our Hearts.{Picture of a heart}

Moroni 8:6– Fills Us With Hope & Love {measuring cup with ‘Hope’ & ‘Love}

D&C 20:27– Testifies of Christ {Picture of Christ}

Discuss with the children the many different ways the Holy Ghost helps us. If time permits, invite a few children to share times when they have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost.


I hope you like my idea for this week’s Sharing Time. If you have any questions or ideas you’d like to share just send me an email to
littleldsideas(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!

{Sharing Time} Prophets Testify of Jesus Christ

Sharing Time Ideas From the 2015 Outline

ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING: Before sharing time, place a picture of Jesus Christ on the board and cover the picture with pictures of the following prophets: Isaiah, John the Baptist, Nephi, and Joseph Smith. Assign one of the following scriptures to each class: Isaiah 9:6; Mark 1:6–8; 2 Nephi 25:26; Doctrine and Covenants 76:20–24. Have the children read the scripture with their class and identify which prophet is testifying and what he testifies about Jesus Christ. Have one class point to the picture of the prophet they read about and share with the Primary what they learned. Take the picture of the prophet off the board. Repeat with the other three prophets. Point to the picture of Christ and tell the children that all prophets testify of Jesus Christ.

Sharing Time Ideas From Little LDS Ideas

 

The cute prophet clip art is from Susan Fitch Design

To introduce this topic, I thought that it might be kind of neat to have a man from the ward/branch come in and talk to the children. Have him come dressed as one of the prophets from the Old Testament, New Testament, or Book of Mormon.
This is what I was thinking of, but this is just an example:

Have your prophet come in at the beginning of Sharing Time.

Hi, I am King Benjamin (or any prophet you choose). I am a prophet from the Book of Mormon. Throughout history Heavenly Father has called courageous and honorable men to be His prophets. They are special witnesses of the Savior Jesus Christ. The prophets are called to testify of the Savior, to teach all of us that He died so that we might repent and return to live with our Father in Heaven. Prophets tell us of Christ’s great love for us. Many of the prophet’s testimonies are found in the scriptures. I too have a testimony of Jesus Christ. An angel of the Lord came to me, and told me many important things about our Savior. Have him read from the Book of Mormon, Mosiah 3:5-8.

After he has read from the Book of Mormon, have him testify of Jesus Christ.

After the prophet has talked to the children and testified of Christ you can talk to the children about the prophet and about Testifying of Christ. Explain to the children what ‘Testifying of Christ’ means, and why it is so important. Tell the children that today they are going to be learning about a few more prophets.

From The Outline: Before sharing time, place a picture of Jesus Christ on the board and cover the picture with pictures of the following prophets: Isaiah, John the Baptist, Nephi, and Joseph Smith. Assign one of the following scriptures to each class: Isaiah 9:6; Mark 1:6–8; 2 Nephi 25:26; Doctrine and Covenants 76:20–24. Have the children read the scripture with their class and identify which prophet is testifying and what he testifies about Jesus Christ. Have one class point to the picture of the prophet they read about and share with the Primary what they learned. Take the picture of the prophet off the board. Repeat with the other three prophets. Point to the picture of Christ and tell the children that all prophets testify of Jesus Christ.

At the end of the Sharing Time, show the children a picture of President Monson. Our prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson, also testifies of Jesus Christ. He said, “He is the literal Savior of the World, the Son of God, the Prince of Peace, the Holy One of Israel, even the risen Lord. … As His witness I testify to you that He lives. (Ensign, May 1988, page 56.)

All prophets, whether they lived during Book of Mormon Times or they live today, testify of Jesus Christ. When we listen to the prophets, we can learn about our Savior, Jesus Christ, and gain a testimony for ourselves. Bear Testimony to the children.

{Sharing Time} By Giving Service To Others, I Give Service To God.

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{Sharing Time} The Sabbath Is A Day Of Rest And Worship

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{Sharing Time} I Become A Member Of The Church Through Baptism And Comfirmation

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July Come Follow Me~ What does it mean to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ?

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{Sharing Time} The Prophet Speaks To Us At General Conference

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