As part of His plan, Heavenly Father provided a Savior
(Friend Jan 2005, suggestion # 2a)

Sr. Primary:

As part of Heavenly Father's plan, He provided a Savior to redeem us so we could live with Him again.

Help the children memorize the third article of faith (see TNGC, pp. 171–72).

Teach that there are two parts to the Atonement:

  1. Jesus Christ overcame the Fall and physical death through the Resurrection. Everyone who has ever lived on the earth will be resurrected. Show a picture of the resurrected Christ, and sing "Did Jesus Really Live Again?" (p. 64).
  2. Jesus Christ also overcame spiritual death for us by taking our sins upon Himself. To be saved from our sins, we must be obedient to the laws and ordinances of the gospel.

Make a representation of the celestial kingdom, such as a sun. Cut it into puzzle pieces. On each piece write a scripture that teaches about laws for example:

Pass out as many pieces as you have to an equal number of groups of children.
Have the groups locate the scripture on the puzzle piece, explain how the law or ordinance in the scripture can be obeyed, and add their piece to the puzzle.

Repeat the third article of faith again as a group, and sing "I Feel My Savior's Love" (pp. 74–75).