Lesson 40: “Enlarge the Place of Thy Tent” Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine

Lesson 40: “Enlarge the Place of Thy Tent”

Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine

Key Principles:

  1. God loves us, watches over us, and has covenanted to gather us to Him.
  2. He has created a Church organization to give us the ability to help each other.

Readiness Activity:

We now live in a very strange time of Social Media. You can ask the class how many of them love Facebook or Twitter. How many of them are even on Twitter? Twitter is a strange tool because it forces you to share information in 140 characters. Facebook gives you more room, but often people are trying to force their thoughts into just a few sentences that they think people will read. Here are some funny tweets, share a few of them with the class and have a fun conversation with them.

“I don’t watch tv” proudly says a person who spends 8 hours a day on the internet. Continue reading

Lesson 39: “How Beautiful upon the Mountains” Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine

Lesson 39: “How Beautiful upon the Mountains”

Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine

Key Principles:

  1. We are sometimes unaware of our needs regarding the Atonement
  2. When we keep the Atonement in proper perspective, we have an easier time fulfilling our responsibilities.

Readiness Activity:

Bring in a variety of items, maybe 7-10 items. Things like a bag of cereal, car keys (to represent your car), a pillow, a blanket, a TV remote, a shirt, etc. For each item have the class write down a number from 1-10 of how important that item is with 10 being the highest. Have one of your items be an empty container with a lid. All that is in it is air. At this very moment, how important is that container? Probably a 1, meaning it is not very important at all. Now imagine Continue reading

Chapter 18: Living by Every Word that Proceeds from the Mouth of God. Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith

Chapter 18: Living by Every Word that Proceeds from the Mouth of God

Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith

Key Teachings:

  1. We show we love God by keeping the commandments.
  2. When we choose to follow the Lord, we become people worth of the Celestial Kingdom

Readiness Activity:

Have a few members of the class stand up and create enough room so each of them can extend their arms to their sides (like they are an airplane). Show them what they are going to do by modeling how they are going to “flick the water off their fingers” by putting both hands in a fist (with your arms still extended) and then quickly flick all their fingers out (like you are doing popcorn popping on the apricot tree). Continue reading

Lesson 38: “Beside Me There Is No Saviour” Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine

Lesson 38: “Beside Me There Is No Saviour”

Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine

Key Principles:

  1. Jesus Christ provides salvation for us in a way that no other entity can.
  2. Jesus is uniquely qualified for this position.

Readiness Activity:

No matter what your age you have thought about what you would do for a living. As a child we knew what we wanted to be when we grew up. Continue reading

Lesson 37: “Thou Hast Done Wonderful Things” Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

Lesson 37: “Thou Hast Done Wonderful Things”

Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

Key Principles:

  1. We all have struggles and challenges.
  2. Jesus Christ is the source of strength and solution for the significant challenges we all face.

Readiness Activity:

Ask for a volunteer to come to the front of the class and have the volunteer bend over. Place a cup, full of uncooked rice, Continue reading

Lesson 36: The Glory of Zion Will Be a Defense Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

Lesson 36: The Glory of Zion Will Be a Defense

Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

Key Principles:

  1. There are evils in the world that infect our lives as well.
  2. The safety against these evils is to protect ourselves in our homes, churches, and temples.

Readiness Activity:

Pick a food that is somewhat polarizing in regards to people liking it or not. Something like sushi, Continue reading