Ezra 1-6The Persian King Cyrus released the Israelites from captivity in Babylon and allowed them to return to Jerusalem to re-build the Temple.They face many obstacles as they were re-building of the Temple, at one point, even stopping the process due…
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Doctrine & Covenants 130:18-1918 Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection. 19 And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life…
This was an effective way to get my students searching and digging for answers this morning. It will work with many lessons. I posted a doctrine on the board and then asked them to tell me the REASON it is true backed up with a scripture (pre…
We made lemonade out of lemons today as we studied the Saints arrival in Commerce, Illinois and began to settle and build the city of Nauvoo after being expelled from Missouri.The land was a swamp infested with mosquitos and many of the Saints co…
Grace to Grace
Doctrine and Covenants 93: 1-20 (Lesson 97 in Seminary Doctrine and Covenants Teacher Manual)
We have John’s testimony of how Christ became like His Father and received the fulness of His Father’s glory.
He became like His father, one step at a time, grace to grace
We, too, may become like our Heavenly Father, one step at a time, grace to grace.
To demonstrate this principle, I set up a ladder in our classroom and asked a student to climb to the top.
At first, the student was very willing, until I told him he could not use the steps.
We discussed how difficult this would be.
After some discussion, I had the students write on sticky notes the steps they need to take to receive the fulness of our Heavenly Father’s glory.
We discussed the things they wrote down and then they placed the notes on the steps of the ladder, emphasizing the importance of each step.
As part of the discussion, we read this quote from the Prophet Joseph Smith.
(this is where I got the idea to use a ladder rather than have them just come up to the chalkboard and write their answers)
If you dont have access to a ladder, a small step stool will work or you can place stepping stones on the floor and ask them to go from start to finish without stepping off the stones, etc.
The students can label the stones just as we labeled the steps on the ladder.
There are lots of adaptations.
The following statement by the Prophet Joseph Smith clarifies one aspect of growing from grace to grace until we receive a fulness:
Downloaded from: http://seminaryatsixam.blogspot.com/2013/03/delegation-object-lesson.html In Acts, the principle of delegation is taught as the Church is growing. Peter and the Apostles called 7 men to assist in administering the temporal needs of the Church (one of them was Stephen).I compared this pattern of delegation to the Church today where Bishops have counselors, Quorum and Auxilliary Presidents, Teachers, Home Teachers, Visiting Teachers, etc.This is what I used for the object lesson (wish…
One of my friends, Anthony Sweat and I wrote a book on WHY teens should live LDS Standards. As part of this book we included object lessons that parents (or the teens themselves) could use in a teaching setting. Deseret Book has allowed us to take eight of these object lessons and share them. They are on topics that are tender to teens: steady dating, eternal marriage, sexual purity, gratitude,…
For a Fast Sunday lesson on the power of our words and how we set an example, I used looked through old status updates that our Young Women and YW Leaders have posted on their facebook profile. I selected one good one from each girl (we only have about 10 girls, wards or stakes with more can just hand pick a few girls) and had them guess who posted that…