I will be honest with Heavenly Father, others, and myself
by Conny Hillgaard

Sing: Our Primary colors  (CS 258)

Today we will talk about TRUTH

Read Læs Eph. 4:25  "Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour:..."
What does this mean? (take answers from the children: we can be trusted when we tell the truth, it is wrong to lie, when we tell the truth we CTR...)

Sing: Choose the right way (CS160)

Tell the story from Friend Nov. 2001 Honesty- A Moral Compass

Every prophet has taught the importance of being honest. President James E. Faust, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, shares some examples of young people who told the truth when it would have been easier to lie.
We all need to know what it means to be honest. Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.

John, a nine-year-old Swiss pioneer child who was in one of the handcart companies, is an example of honesty. His father put a chunk of buffalo meat in the handcart and said it was to be saved for Sunday dinner. John said, “I was so very hungry and the meat smelled so good to me while pushing at the handcart that I could not resist. I had a little pocket knife. … Although I expected a severe whipping when father found it out, I cut off little pieces each day. I would chew them so long that they got white and perfectly tasteless. When father came to get the meat he asked me if I had been cutting off some of it. I said ‘Yes. I was so hungry I could not let it alone.’ Instead of giving me a scolding or whipping, father turned away and wiped tears from his eyes...”

Show a compass. Ask what and how it is used.(take answers from the children. Ex. show the way...)

We have acompass that will show us the way. This compass is honesty.

Prs. Faust said: Honesty is a moral compass to guide us in our liv

 

Read Deut. 6:18
"And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, ..."

..... that it may be well with thee: Tell the story of Daniel, How the Lord blessed him when he refused to eat the King's meat and drink his wine.  GAK 114  (see Daniel 1:1-21)

Give the songleader the rest of the time, to teach "Sand for the right" (CS 159)