Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the first principle of the gospel
Friend Dec. 2006, suggestion #

Discuss the importance of doing things in the right order.

Display the letters in FAITH in the wrong order.
Explain that these letters form a word but that the letters are in the wrong order.

Have them look up the answer in the Articles of Faith while the pianist plays the first two lines of "The Fourth Article of Faith" (p. 124).
Ask the children to sing just that much of the song and put the letters in the correct order to spell FAITH.
However, as Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said, "The first principle of the gospel is not 'faith.' The first principle of the gospel is 'Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ' " ("Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ," Ensign, May 1994, 98).

Display the following pictures:

Briefly review each story and ask the children a question such as "What did Moses need before he could part the Red Sea?" Have the children respond by singing the line "first, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ."


For older children:
Consider using such scriptures as

to show the importance of faith.