Tag Archive: temple work

starburst temple work

Object Lesson

Bring a small candy like a starburst, set it on the table and ask “who wants the candy? Who REALLY wants the candy? ” Whoever seems most eager, pick for the example. Say, “Joey, (or whoever) you really want the candy. It’ll make you very happy. So you can have it, but you can’t use any part of your body to pick it up or unwrap it, you can only…
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My family can be together forever through the ordinances of the temple

Primary Talks

Let this house be built unto my name, that I may reveal mine ordinances therein unto my people (D&C 124:40). Have you ever been excited for a special day? Maybe it was your birthday or a vacation. Seven-year-old Adair was excited for a special day. Her family set a date to go to the temple one year from the time of their baptism. Adair’s family held a special family home…
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The temple is the house of God

Primary Talks

We ask thee, O Lord, to accept of this house, the workmanship of the hands of us, thy servants (D&C 109:4). In Kirtland, Ohio, in 1836, Joseph Smith dedicated the first latter-day temple so that “the Son of Man might have a place to manifest himself to his people” (D&C 109:5). Work had begun on the temple on June 5, 1833. For the next three years the Saints endured many…
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Comb your hair

Object Lesson

Have students comb their hair, with the stipulation that they cannot bend their elbows. This is quite a hilarious sight to see them trying to comb hair with straight arms. Its basically impossible unless the person has very long hair and can bend over very far. Then give the same comb to a neighbor and again with only straight arms, have the neighbor comb the hair. It is possible for…
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Temple Work

Object Lesson

Hold up the candy and say ” I need a volunteer, and maybe this will encourage you,” Give the volunteer the opened candy bar and say this is your task “eat chocolate, but you cannot bend your arms or waist or legs. Imagine that you don’t have joints.” Have her struggle for a bit and then hold up another chocolate bar and say “Can I have another volunteer?” Follow the…
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Marriage and Donuts

Object Lesson

I am comparing marriage to donuts and cinnamon rolls. A donut is like a temporal marriage, sweet and delicious but built around a big hole- till death do we part. The cinnamon roll is also sweet but has no hole. I also have a hand out of a donut for each girl with a note attached saying- “donut” settle- marry the right person in the right place at the right…
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Sealing Power of the Priesthood

Object Lesson

Talk about how we all spend a lot of love, effort and energy building wonderful, beautiful families. Liken it to the work it takes to get all the little fuse beads just the way you want them in the correct colors and patterns on the peg board. Note how the pieces are little and all go together to make the whole picture and we have to choose them and handle…
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Temple Work

Object Lesson

Before the lesson begins (on genealogy or temple work or redeeming the dead), pull aside one person and ask them to help you out. So that others who are in class can hear tell them you are going to need to tie them up (do so gently) to the chair. Let them know they will be unable to participate in the lesson, but they can listen. Only when you remove…
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The Missing Puzzle Piece

Object Lesson

We bought inexpensive 24 piece puzzles. We had enough for two people per puzzle. Before we started I took out one piece from each puzzle. The kids had to put the puzzle together as a team. None of them could complete the puzzle as I had the last piece. I had the pieces in a bowl and then asked for one person per team to come and find their lost…
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Temples

Object Lesson

Choose three or four children to come up to the front and try to build a house out of the contents of the first box. (Obviously it will not work very well) Then choose three or four children and have them come up and try to build a house out of the contents of the second box. (Hopefully, if the kids cooperate, it will work much better) This can lead…
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Families can be sealed together

Object Lesson

Get two envelopes; put a picture of the temple on one envelope. Put cut-outs (paper dolls? magazine people?) of family members in each envelope. Seal shut the envelope with the temple picture. All the while, talk about the one family going to the temple and the other not going. Then dump both envelopes containing families upside down. The family in the envelope that was not sealed will fall out all…
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