Tag Archive: word of wisdom

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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Word of Wisdom – Care Manual for our bodies

Object Lesson

Explain that when a consumer purchases a new vehicle or appliance, the manufacturer provides instructions on the care and maintenance of the machine. (If you brought an owner’s manual, show it to class members with a short explanation of what it contains.) By following the recommended instructions, a person can expect better performance and longer use from the vehicle or appliance. What may happen if the owner ignores the manufacturer’s…
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Following the shepherd keeps me safe

Object Lesson

Study (in advance) John 10:1–18. Tell the children to sit anywhere in the Primary room. Explain that the room is like a sheepfold and their teacher is their “shepherd.” If they will listen and follow their shepherd’s voice, they will learn a lot this year. Have each shepherd call out his/her class by each child’s name. Then have the children follow their shepherd along a path of “danger spots,” such…
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Stop Before You Start

Object Lesson

Explain that the jar of clean water is our mind. Begin by putting one rock in. This could represent seeing one inappropriate movie or TV show (watch the dirt you couldn’t see on the rock before float to the bottom). Add another rock, representing one pornographic image. More dirt floats to the bottom. Another rock: a inappropriate joke. Another rock: a cuss word or two. Another rock: one alcoholic drink…
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What Goes In, Doesn’t Come Out 2

Object Lesson

Teach that we must be very careful the things that we allow in our minds. Put some food coloring in the first glass. Watch how the food coloring changes the color of the water, and eventually colors all the water. Look through the glass and talk about how the food coloring has affected how things look by changing it’s color. Putting things in our minds changes the color in our…
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What Goes In, Doesn’t Come Out

Object Lesson

Teach that everything you see, hear, and eat affects how we act. Talk about how each item will affect the doll as you place the items in her head. Bad pictures teach us that bad things are acceptable. Bad music might make us angry. Cigarettes can hurt the bodies Heavenly Father gave us and enslave us, etc. Dump out the bad stuff from Raggedy Ann’s head. Allow the class to…
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