I want to live the gospel (CS 148)
Friend June 2007, suggestion #  5

“I Want to Live the Gospel” (p. 148)

Ask the children, “What do you want?”

Give many children an opportunity to respond so that there is a broad assortment of ideas.
List them on the board.
Tell the children that you are going to tell them what you want.

Sing the first verse of “I Want to Live the Gospel.”

Ask them what you want (to live the gospel). Post four wordstrips: “to live,” “to know,” “to follow,” “live.”
Using questions and repetition, teach the first verse of the song.

Ask the children how likely it will be that they get the things listed on the board.
Tell them that it is very likely that they will live the gospel if they do what the chorus of the song says.

Sing the chorus.
Explain that it is a statement of commitment.

Point out the words do and say. Ask the children to think of things that they can do and things that they can say to live the gospel.
For example, “I can read the scriptures,” or, “I can say thank you to show that I’m grateful.”

Ask the children to think of one thing they can do or say this week “to live the gospel more each day.”

Tell them that living the gospel begins with trying to do what is right.
Testify of the truth of the gospel and the joy it brings.