Jesus Christ will help me keep the commandments
Friend Jan. 2007, suggestion #  4
 
 

Show the children what a mustard seed looks like. (If mustard seeds are not available in your area, choose another kind of seed that will grow into something large, such as a kernel of corn that will grow into a corn stalk.)

Have the children look up Luke 17:5–6. Read it together.

Restate the scripture by explaining that the Apostles wanted to increase their faith. Jesus told them that even a tiny amount of faith could move a large tree.

Elder David B. Haight (1906–2004) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said: "President Hinckley often speaks to us about developing more faith. That faith is a result of our living the principles of the gospel, living the way we should" ("Faith of Our Prophets," Friend, Nov. 2003, 27).

As we keep the commandments, we will increase our faith. As we increase our faith, we will have a greater desire to keep the commandments.

Sing "Keep the Commandments" (pp. 146–47).
Give each child a piece of paper and a pencil or crayons. Have them fold the paper into four sections.

Ask them to draw pictures of four commandments that they could keep (see "Drawing Activities," TNGC, 166–67).
To give them ideas of what to draw, have the pianist play several Primary songs about specific commandments, for example,

Allow the children to share the pictures they have drawn.
Explain how having faith will help them keep the commandments.