Reading the scriptures brings me
Friend Sept. 2006, suggestion # 1
517 (evangelisk kunst) af Præsident Spencer W. Kimball.
Forklar at da Præsident Spencer Kimball.blev kaldet til Apostel, vendte han sig til skriften for at få støtte og trøst.
Præsident Kimball beretning står i "Gospel Classics: The Breaking of the Day Has Found Me on My Knees" (Ensign, Feb. 2004, 50–53).
I afsnittet "Comfort in the Scriptures," fortæller
Præsident Kimball at 1 Nefi 3:7 gav han trøst.
Bed børnene slå skriftstedet på, og læs det sammen.
Syng "Nefi's mod" (BS 64)
Bed børnene om at finde nogle løfter som står i skriften,
og spm giver os trøst, når vi møder svære ting:
Før Primary begynder bed da 3 større børn om at læse flg. skriftsteder under fællestiden:
Ask the Primary children to listen for what the promises
are as the three children each read a scripture.
Testify to the children that they can find comfort and courage in the scriptures just as President Kimball did.
For older children:
Help the children understand Romans 15:4, another scripture about finding comfort in the scriptures. Write on either wordstrips or the blackboard: " . . . things . . . were written . . . that we . . . might have hope."
Have the children recite this several times. Explain that three periods ( . . . ) mean that one or more words have been left out of a quotation. Adding just a few words at a time, teach the scripture, defining such words as whatsoever (any or all) and aforetime (at an earlier time). Add "comfort of the scriptures" last.
For younger children:
To reinforce the feeling of comfort we get from reading the scriptures, prepare a choral reading (see TNGC, 163) of "When I Read the Scriptures" (Friend, Aug. 2005, 7). Add simple actions to help the children remember the lines. Explain that every other line is "when I read the scriptures." Have the children put their hands in the shape of a book whenever that line is recited. Other examples of actions might be putting hand on heart for "I feel the Spirit near" and putting hand up to ear for "The Savior's voice I hear." Continue with simple actions through the next two stanzas