Tag Archive: restoration

Dispensation of the Fullness of Times

By Shauna Doctrine and Covenants Section 27 This idea came from a member of the LDS Seminary Teacher Facebook group (seriously, if you are a Seminary Teacher-join that Facebook group). When I figure out who it was, I will edit and post his name so he receives credit for this brilliant visual for teaching “Dispensations” and “Dispensation of the Fullness of Times” using hymn books. I took it one step…
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The restoration of light

Object Lesson

Take the pieces of a flashlight apart. Give one piece each to a class member. Have them stand at the front of the class holding their piece, have one extra class member stand up there with nothing. Ask each person with a part of the flashlight what they have and if they can turn the light on. They each say “nope”. Have the class member that didn’t have a part…
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Apostasy and the Restoration

Object Lesson

Give one student the marker and the plate. Ask the students to list the things necessary in the true church / Christ’s gospel (i.e. apostles, revelation, baptism by immersion, etc.). As items are listed, the student with the plate will write those items on the plate. When the class has run out of ideas, show the plate to the class and indicate that the plate is complete and whole…just as…
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Apostasy and Restoration

Object Lesson

The period of time when the true Church no longer existed on earth is called the Great Apostasy. (Gospel Principles, Lesson 16: The Church of Jesus Christ in Former Times) Priesthood authority was restored to the earth by Jesus Christ through the prophet Joseph Smith. That has a lot of big words. What does it mean? Pretend that this building (Show the simple block building without the “Authority/Priesthood” block) represents…
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Does it measure up?

Object Lesson

The following is from Teaching, No Greater Call, B: Basic Principles of Gospel Teaching–Use Effective Methods, 27: Choosing Effective Methods, page 92: For example, a young missionary was teaching an investigator about the need for the gospel to be restored to the earth. The investigator responded that his church had taught him many valuable truths and that it had always been good enough for his family. To help the investigator…
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How will we find our way?

Object Lesson

First tell the students that there is a great reward hidden in the building somewhere and that you will give them a map to help them find it. Next turn out the lights and then hand each student the map. Give them a few minutes to try and read the map (they can not read it in the dark). Then collect the maps and turn the lights back on. Then…
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