I'm trying to be like Jesus
Friend March 2007, suggestion #  5

Song presentation: "I'm Trying to Be like Jesus" (pp. 78–79).

Show the picture that accompanies the song in the Children's Songbook.

Suggest that the boy might be the girl's older brother.

Sing "I'm Trying to Be like Jesus."

Explain that Jesus comforts us, teaches us, and loves us, just like the older brother in the picture.

Teach the verse by having the children finger clap (two fingers of one hand tap against the palm of the other hand) the rhythm of the first line while you sing it.

Point out the similarity in the second line.

Have them sing the opening lines several times with you.

Sing the second part of the verse.

Invite them to look up John 13:34 and compare the words of the scripture with the words of the chorus.

Explain that when we love one another, we are keeping an important commandment because "these are the things Jesus taught."

After singing the chorus several times, practice going right from the verse into the chorus.

Encourage them to be like the boy in the picture by loving their families, friends, and neighbors.
When they love as Jesus loved, they follow His example.

Bear testimony of the importance of following the Savior