can learn more about Jesus and His commandments as I read the scriptures
Do you remember what you learned in sharing time at the beginning of the year? (Discuss.)
Do you remember what you were like when you were a baby? (Discuss.)
It is hard to remember things we learned or did a long time ago.
Show baby book. I know a lot about what I was like when I was a baby because my mother kept a journal for me in this baby book.
Do you have a baby book?
She wrote down lots of important things, like when I had my first bath, when I got teeth, and when I learned how to walk. She told me about funny things that I said and did, and that I really liked to sing when I was little. My mother also told me how much she and my dad loved me! They loved helping me grow up, and always wanted me to be happy. Now, because I have my baby book, I can read it and learn about all of these things.
Show scriptures. Our Heavenly Father loves us very much, too. He has given us sacred books called scriptures.
Do you have scriptures?
Through ancient and latter-day prophets, He has written important things in the scriptures that will help us be happy. These are called commandments or teachings. Sometimes we can forget what Jesus wants us to do. If we read the scriptures, we can learn about His teachings and remember to follow Him.
List each of the standard works and show in which books they appear.
Explain that each book contains true stories about people trying to follow Jesus. The books tell us about Heavenly Father and His church, and show us how to be like Him.
Place each of the gospel art pictures on the chalkboard with magnets. On the back of each picture, fasten a small paper with the corresponding scripture reference and the song. (Give chart on following page to music leader and pianist. Refer to it as needed.) Draw the name of a child to come up and choose a picture. Discuss what scripture teaching is being portrayed. Invite the child to read the scripture reference aloud or read it yourself. Sing the song. Repeat until time runs out.
# Picture Teaching depicted Scripture Song
|1||218||Jesus taught us to love everyone||Matthew 5:43-46||Jesus Said Love Everyone, p.61|
|2||? * Kids sharing blocks||Loving our neighbors shows we love Jesus.||John 13:34-35||Love One Another, p.136|
|3||234||Jesus was resurrected after He died.||Luke 24:36-43||Did Jesus Really Live Again? p.64|
|4||304||The Book of Mormon is a true account of people living in America long ago.||JSH 1:34||JSH 1:34 Book of Mormon Stories, p.118|
|5||208||Like Jesus, we should be baptized by immersion for the remission of sins.||Matt. 3:13-16||Baptism, p. 100|
Girl being confirmed
|We can gain a testimony through the Holy Ghost||John 14:26||The Holy Ghost, p.105|
|7||317||Jesus blessed the children when he visited the Americas||3 Nephi 17:21-24||Jesus Loved the Little Children, p.59|
|8||406||The Book of Mormon and the Bible contain the word of God||D&C 42:12||The Eighth Article of Faith, p.127|
Crucifixion Jesus died on the cross so we can repent of our sins and be
resurrected after we die.
|D&C 19:23-24||To Think about Jesus, p.71|
|10||205||When Jesus was a child, he taught people in the temple||Luke 2:40||Jesus Once Was a Little Child, p.55|
His parents were Heavenly Father and the virgin Mary. A star shone in the sky on the night of His birth.
|Luke 2:4-16||Picture a Christmas, p.50|
|12||506||The world today can be confusing, but if we study the scriptures and follow the prophet, we will know how to choose the right.||D&C 21:4-7||Follow the Prophet, verse 9, p.111|
|13||1-5 *||Before coming to earth, we lived in heaven||D&C 138:56||I Lived in Heaven, p.4|
|14||402||Reading the scriptures can help us follow Jesus||John 13:15||I’m Trying to be Like Jesus, p.78|
Picture numbers denoted with a * must be
checked out from the ward library.
References: Primary 1, Lesson 41; Primary 4, lesson 37; Gospel Art Kit.
1. Matthew 5:44
"...love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you."
Song: Jesus Said Love Everyone
2. John 13:34
"A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."
Song: Love One Another
"And [Jesus] said unto them, why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have."
Song: Did Jesus Really Live Again?
"He said there was a book deposited, written upon gold plates, giving an account of the former inhabitants of this continent, and the source from whence they sprang. He also said that the fulness of the everlasting Gospel was contained in it, as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants."
Song: Book of Mormon Stories
5. Matthew 3:13-16
"Then cometh Jesus from Galilee from Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbade him, saying, ‘I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?’ And Jesus answering said unto him, ‘Suffer it to be so now, for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness.’"
"But the Comforter, who is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."
Song: The Holy Ghost
7. 3 Nephi 17:21-24
"...and he took their little children, one byone, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them. And when he had done this, he wept again."
Song: Jesus Loved the Little Children
"And again, the elders, priests, and teachersof this church shall teach the principles of my gospel, which are in the Bible and the Book of Mormon, in which is the fulness of the gospel."
Song: The 8 Article of Faithth
9. D&C 19:23-24
"Learn of me, and listen to my words, walk in the meekness of my spirit, and you shall have peace in me. I am Jesus Christ; I came by the will of the Father, and I do his will."
Song: To Think about Jesus
11. Luke 2:4-16
"And Joseph also went up from Galilee...unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; to be taxed with Mary, his espoused wife, who was great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn."
Song: Picture a Christmas
10. Luke 2:40
"And the child grew, and waxed strong in the spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him."
Song: Jesus once was a Little Child
"...thou shalt give heed unto all his words and commandments which he shall give unto you as he receiveth them, walking in all holiness before me. For his word ye shall receive, as if from mine own mouth, in all patience and faith."
Song: Follow the Prophet
"Even before they were born, they with many others, received their first lessons in the world of spirits and were prepared to come forth in the due time of the Lord to labor in his vineyard for the salvation of the souls of men."
Song: I Lived in Heaven
14. John 13:15
"For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you."
Song: I’m Trying to be like Jesus