To help the children develop faith in Jesus Christ so they will stand for the right.
Show the children an umbrella (or pretend to have an umbrella) and a Book of Mormon. Ask how the two items might be similar. Help the children understand that an umbrella will not protect us from rain unless we open it and stand under it. Similarly, the Book of Mormon cannot increase our faith in Jesus Christ until we open it, prayerfully study it, and live its teachings.
Invite the children to open their copies of the Book of Mormon and learn how two missionaries had enough faith to cause the walls of a prison to tumble to the ground.
I agree with this so much. It’s all about putting on the “armor of God”. Not only have I felt the power of the scriptures in my life when I’m opening them and studying them; but I’ve also felt the lack of power when I do nothing with them.
Questions to Consider for the Lesson
- How did Zeezrom feel when he realized he had blinded the minds of the people? (Alma 14:6.)
- 6 And it came to pass that Zeezrom was astonished at the words which had been spoken; and he also knew concerning the ablindness of the minds, which he had caused among the people by his blying words; and his soul began to be charrowed up under a dconsciousness of his own guilt; yea, he began to be encircled about by the pains of hell.
- 7 And it came to pass that he began to cry unto the people, saying: Behold, I am aguilty, and these men are spotless before God. And he began to plead for them from that time forth; but they reviled him, saying: Art thou also possessed with the devil? And they spit upon him, and bcast him out from among them, and also all those who believed in the words which had been spoken by Alma and Amulek; and they cast them out, and sent men to cast stones at them.
- For the Lord suffereth the arighteous to be slain that his justice and bjudgment may come upon the wicked; therefore ye need not suppose that the righteous are lost because they are slain; but behold, they do enter into the rest of the Lord their God.
Who else in the history of the Gospel of Jesus Christ has had to make great sacrifices in defense of what is right?
- Joseph of Egypt
- The Twelve Apostles during Jesus’ time
- Joseph Smith
After doing this study, I read the article from General Conference: Converted to His Gospel Through His Church.
I’m excited to share parts of this talk with the families we home teach.
I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know it’s true. I know the Church helps me live the Gospel. I know the ordinances performed in the Church are essential for salvation.
I’m grateful for my calling and for the opportunity I have to teach the Gospel and at the same time learn the Gospel and apply it in my life.