FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST STRENGTHENS ME AND MY FAMILY
This a mixture of ideas for this sharing time. I really want to do the maze especially with the younger children. Then pick a couple scripture stories to tell. Oh, I found too many good ideas for this week.Scriptures that go with this theme -
Article of Faith 4 "We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost."
Alma 32:21 “If ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true”
What Is Faith?
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the first principle of the gospel. It is necessary to our salvation. King Benjamin declared, “Salvation cometh to none … except it be through repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Mosiah 3:12).
Faith is a “hope for things which are not seen, which are true.”
The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that faith is a principle of power that motivates our day-to-day activities.
Would we study and learn if we did not believe we could obtain wisdom and knowledge? Would we work each day if we did not hope that by doing so we could accomplish something? Would a farmer plant if he did not expect to harvest? Each day we act upon things we hope for when we cannot see the end result. This is faith.
Object Lesson: Pick a child to help you demonstrate Faith. Have that child pick an other child or teacher to help them. Blind fold the first child.
Move the chairs around to make a maze for the child to go through. Set the "Helper" at the end of the maze. Remind the child that they chose a person to help them. Have the rest of the children talk to the child also. If the Child listens to their helper they should get through the maze without to much problems.
After the maze is completed ask the child to tell "Why did you chose (that person) to help you."Answers should come back with Trust, Faith they would help, they love me, they would help.
Show GAK 240 (Jesus the Christ), and explain that to have faith in Jesus Christ means that even though we do not see Him, we believe that He lives. We trust Him and try to follow His commandments.Find scripture stories and pictures that illustrate how faith in Jesus Christ helped people keep the commandments in hard situations.
For example: GAK 102 (Building the Ark), GAK 112 (David Slays Goliath), GAK 114 (Daniel Refusing the King’s Meat and Wine), GAK 125 (Esther; not available online), GAK 210 (Jesus and the Fishermen; not available online), GAK 301 (Lehi’s Family Leaving Jerusalem), GAK 313 (Two Thousand Young Warriors). Give each class one of the pictures, and invite the teachers to tell the story, emphasizing how the people showed their faith.
Have each class think of a situation they might face when they would need to have faith. Ask them to talk about how faith in Jesus Christ could help them in that situation (examples: keeping the Word of Wisdom, moving to a new city, going on a mission, standing up for what you believe). Invite each class to share the scripture story and their modern situation