Tag Archive: Priesthood

Stand Ye in Holy Places

Object Lesson

You’ll need a stool and some Youth Leaders. Have a youth stand on the stool.  Demonstrate that with a little effort, if the person stands alone, you can knock him/her off the perch.  Put the person  Ask the group what you can do to keep yourself in position when you Stand in Holy Places.  Scripture study, Prayer, Good Friends, etc, will be common responses.  Have the responders come up and…
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Are you Paying Attention?

Object Lesson

Display a picture of a bird and a quarter. Then tell the following story: Two men were walking down a busy city street. The one asked the other, “Listen to that bird.” “I don’t hear a bird,” the other replied. “No, you must listen harder.” The second individual listened very carefully and after a few seconds, he finally heard the bird amongst the hustle of the street. The first individual…
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Gossip

Object Lesson

I saw a similar object lesson to the toothpaste. The teacher gave the students a small pillow filled with feathers. The teacher tore it open and told him scatter the feathers. After he had done that, he then told him to go and pick up all the feathers and not come back until he had them all. Of course that was impossible. Gossip is like scattering the feathers, hurtful words…
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Fasting

Object Lesson

Provide a feather for all those in the lesson. Have them tickle each others ear with the feather. The first time they are able to respond by rubbing or scratching their ear. The second time have them restrain or show restraint and with hold from ppushing the feather away or rubbing their ear. Fasting helps us to show restraint or to strengthen our control over circumstances and temptation.

Let your light so shine (in the microwave)

Object Lesson

Place a lightbulb in a glass of water so the metal base is submersed and place in the Microwave. Turn on. The light bulb won’t turn on. Remove the glass and place salt in the water. Place in microwave again and turn on. This time the bulb will light up. Analogies: Our good example makes it possible for the light of christ to shine throughout the earth. Light – Light…
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The Straight and Narrow Way

Object Lesson

Here is another object lesson from my friend Brent, a former Seminary teacher: “This isn’t so much of an object lesson, but the kids really responded to this. The straight and narrow path is, of course, straight and narrow, but that doesn’t mean that the elevation stays the same. There are hills to climb (challenges to face) and valleys to descend (difficulties that we will experience).”

Trials

Object Lesson

Here is an object lesson idea emailed to me from my friend Brent, a former Seminary teacher: “I took in a carrot and an egg. I asked [the students] what happened when they are boiled. One turns soft and the other turns hard even though the same thing happened to them. Same thing with trials: they can either make us hard or soft depending on how we choose to respond.”

Sharing the Light

Object Lesson

Because this lesson uses live flame, it is best done out of doors at camp or family home evening. “Primary teacher Pam Lareaux told about a time her grandmother took her into a darkened room, lit a candle, and showed Pam how she could light other candles from her own. Then Pam’s grandmother taught her the importance of being an example and sharing her testimony. The lesson was so powerful…
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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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