lesson about Joseph Smith
There are two great ones from the Primary
Primary 5, Lesson 2
"Show the children a glass of clean, clear
Ask if the water is fit to drink.
Have a child stir some dirt or debris into
the water until it becomes cloudy.
Ask the children if they would want to drink
the water now.
Point out that the water needs to be replaced
with clean, pure water.
Explain that when Jesus Christ first organized
his church on earth, it was organized properly and its leaders taught the
truth. The Church was like the clean glass of water (show the second glass
of clean water). Then people changed the Church, and it became like the
glass of cloudy water.
The true Church and its teachings needed to
be restored (brought back) to the earth."
Primary 3, Lesson 6:
"Display the object or picture that you brought.
(An attractive object or picture, such as a flower, a seashell, or nice
picture from the meetinghouse library.)
Discuss why you feel this item is attractive
and worth having,
Ask the children to share their feelings.
Invite a child to take the item and hold it
where the other children cannot see it.
Do you wish that we could have this beautiful
object or picture back where we can look at it?
Have the child bring the object back into
view and display it for the class once again.
Explain that the object has been restored
to its former place.
Point out that restore means to make something
the same as it used to be.
Remind the children that even though Jesus
had organized his Church the way he wanted, people had taken truths away
after Jesus and his Apostles died.
Jesus wanted his teachings, his Church, and
his authority to baptize people restored just as he had them when he was