I can liken the scriptures to myself and to my family
Friend Aug 2006, suggestion # 1

Read aloud together 1 Nephi 19:23. Liken means "to compare."
We see how our lives are like the lives of the people we are reading about.
We see how the Lord's word can help us today. (See "Likening," TNGC, 170–71.)

Pass out scripture references to illustrate the following principles:

Ask the children to do three things:

  1. read the scripture,
  2. find the gospel principle and be prepared to explain it in their own words,
  3. tell how they can apply (or liken) the message in their lives today.

Discuss how they and their families are blessed as they liken the scriptures to themselves.

Bear testimony of the importance of the scriptures in your life.

Sing "I'm Trying to Be like Jesus" (pp. 78–79), emphasizing the word like.


Jr. Primary:

Younger children could work in groups to discover ways that they are like each other.
They could look at pictures from the scriptures and tell ways that they could be like the people in the pictures