We come unto Christ by repenting when we make a
CSMP-booklet 2010 pg. 21
Display a picture of Jesus
Christ on the board. Help the children memorize
“Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him”
Write each word of the scripture on a separate piece of paper. Post the pieces of paper in random order on the board.
Invite the children to look up the scripture and read it with you.
Have a child find the first word of the scripture and put it in order on the board. Read the scripture again, and invite another child to find the next word. Repeat until the words are in order. Explain to the children that to come unto Christ means to have faith in Him, to keep His commandments, to make covenants, and to repent when we make mistakes.
Explain that because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can repent when we make a mistake. Cut four footsteps out of paper, and on each footstep write one of the parts of repentance:
Place the footsteps on the floor leading to a picture of
Jesus Christ, and let a few children follow them.
Divide the children into groups and give each group a case study describing something a child might need to repent of. For example, “Someone disobeys her parents by kicking a ball in the house, and she breaks something.”
Ask them to discuss how they should apply each of the steps of repentance.