“Scripture Power” is my all time favorite primary song! It isn’t in the Children’s Songbook, but it was published in “The Friend” and was one of the Sharing Time songs about ten years ago, so it’s approved for us to use. You can find the sh…
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Zechariah 3Zechariah had a vision of Joshua wearing dirty clothes as he was standing by an angelThe dirty clothes were symbolic of sin and worldlinessThe the clothes were made clean, representing the Jews return from captivity, removing the worldliness…
Amos warned the Israelites that they would be destroyed if they did not repent.If they continued to reject the Lord’s Prophets, the Lord would remove Prophets from among them.The Old Testament Seminary Lesson for Amos (#150) suggests opening clas…
Our Class “Scripture Scrolls”This idea comes from Jenny Smith at Mormon ShareIt was easier to make than antcipated.I got the rolling pins from Wmt and I have seen them on AmazonEach day, a student acts as class scribe and writes or draws somethin…
Easter with Esther: What I noticed on my calendar this week… and how often it will happen until 2049
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…
2 Kings 4
Elisha multiplies the widow’s oil.
These bottles of water provided an effective visual for this lesson.
The small bottle represents the amount of oil the widow had when she met Elisha.
She was almost out of oil with no hope of having more.
She was in great debt and it appeared the only solution to pay her debts was to have her sons become enslaved to her creditors to work off the debt.
Elisha told her to borrow many vessels from her neighbors and bring them to her house.
She obeyed the Prophet Elisha, even though it did not seem to be a solution to her great debt.
I had multiple cups/vessels on the table and tried to fill them using the small water bottle.
Only 2 were filled. Then I brought out the large water bottle and every vessel was filled.
Elisha performed a miracle and multiplied the widow’s oil so every vessel could be filled and her sons could go sell the oil. They made enough money to pay the debts and be able to live comfortably without having to leave their mother.
We are all this widow, in need of the Lord’s blessings and miracles in our lives. He is ready to pour down blessings and bring miracles to our lives as we exercise faith and obedience.
Meeting Your Goliaths With Stones of FaithWhen studying the account of David and Goliath, 1 Samuel 17, it is important to focus on the tools used to defeat Goliath rather than be awed or intimidated by his size.This is true in our lives. If we sp…
Recently we covered Joshua 10 in class and the question came up regarding the book of Jasher. I am reposting this article, which was written by Edward Brandt, back in 1981 and published in the Ensign. What is the Book … Continue reading →
A Comparison of Book of Mormon, Bible, and Traditional Teachings on the Doctrines of Salvation Joseph F. McConkie Joseph F. McConkie was an associate professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University when this was published. This paper will compare … Continue reading →
Numbers 22:22-34 can bring some interesting responses when teachers ask, “What can we learn from this experience?” I have had some great responses, many of which sound something like this: “Whenever a donkey talks to you, you should listen!” “Don’t … Continue reading →
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