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Friday, August 14, 2009

Temple Blessings Unite Families. August 2009 week 3

I finally have an idea, here it is. Thank you SugarDoodle.


Jr. Primary
Start by reading the story Visions in the Kirtland Temple: April 1836.
From the Doctrine and Covenants Scripture Story Reader.

What is an Ordinance?
An ordinance is a sacred ceremony that has a spiritual meaning. When we participate in an ordinance, we often make covenants or promises to obey Heavenly Father’s commandments.

You will also need a picture of a Baby Blessings. You can find one in the picture packet for Primary 1 book (orange one) the number is 1-39. These other pictures can be found in the Gospel Art Kit, Gospel Art Book, or in the Primary lesson picture packets (you will just have to look through them.

Some ordinances are called saving ordinances. These ordinances are necessary for salvation.

Read: John 3:5 “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God”
Being born of water means being baptized, and being born of the Spirit means receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Read: D&C 131:1–2
Other ordinances of salvation and exaltation are sealings and celestial marriage.

According to these two scriptures what are the four pictures that show the saving ordinances? Baptism, Confirmation and Gift of Holy Ghost, Baptism for the Dead, and Celestial Marriage/ Sealings in the Temple.

Some ordinances are performed only in holy temples. Some of these ordinances include baptism for the dead, celestial marriage, and sealings.There are many other ordinances performed in the Church, such as partaking of the sacrament and the blessing of babies.

IF TIME PERMITS - I found this story called, “Derek at the Temple,” in the Friend, Jul 1993, 2. I thought it was a perfect story for the younger children. Cute, about a boy who goes to a Temple Open House, his parents explain what they are looking at and what goes on in each room, and his misconceptions he had about "seeing dead people" in the temple are cleared up from these explanations loving giving by his parents. Even if you don't use it, it is a must read article.

Sr. Primary
Have the children retell the story of the Visions in the Kirtland Temple.
Doctrine and Covenants 110 heading and verses 1-16

Ask the same question. "What are Ordinances?"
Have those with Bibles go to the Bible Dictionary and have them read the first couple paragraphs. Have them pick out words or phrases that would help define "ordinance."

Have one child read John 3:5
Have a second child read Doctrine and Covenants 131: 1-2

What are the saving ordinances? Answers are same as above.

Basically I am having the Sr. Primary use their scriptures to learn about temple ordinances.

“Sharing Time: Temples and Ordinances,” Friend, Mar 1993, 12


  1. You should put some weekley talk ideas for people who need ideas on here for the theme every week! Talks would be a lot more easy:)

  2. Thank you for your idea. I love how you have the children use their scriptures to learn about the gospel. I also like the stories. Stories are what the children will remember. I will be using this for my sharing time. Thanks!

  3. Thank you so much for this sharing time idea -- it is wonderful.

  4. I really appreciate your idea. It's been a lifesaver for me today.



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