We have decided to focus on this month's theme. We are actually having a combined Relief Society and Priesthood meeting during the first half, that our teachers will be attending. So, it will be me and the YW and deacons running the show (normally we would just let they YW handle it all, but it is spring break, so we are going to be short on YW). I've decided to combine our Junior and Senior Primary for this week, this will allow us to show the entire movie during the first hour. The second hour we are planning on filling the time with singing time. We will not be having classes this week because of the combined meeting. So we will be combining this week's lesson with the following lesson for the week following General Conference. This is what we have decided to do this week as well as some other options:
Prayerfully study and think about what the specific needs of your primary are and how you can teach them this doctrine.
Identify the doctrine: Jesus Christ Is Our Savior. Review with the Primary Children what the word Savior means.
Help the Children Understand the Doctrine: Show the movie, "Finding Faith in Christ"
Help them apply the doctrine in their lives: After the movie, have them share their testimonies and thoughts about how the atonement of Christ has personally blessed their lives. OR using the printable below have the children write or draw pictures about how they can use the atonement in their lives.
Sharing Time Instruction:
Begin the sharing time, by asking the children what the word "SAVIOR" means? Explain that a savior is someone who saves or rescues someone from something of danger. Ask the children if they know what Jesus has saved us from? Explain that Jesus Christ has saved us from sin, sorrow, pain and death. Ask the children how he did this? Explain that Jesus, took upon himself all of the pains, sorrow and sins of the world as he suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane. He suffered so intensely that he bled from every pore. Then he was crucified on the cross. He did this because of his great love for each one of us. He knew that it was the only way for us to be rescued from sin, allowing us to seek repentance so we could obtain eternal life. He then overcame physical death, making it possible for each of us to be resurrected someday. It is all a part of our Heavenly Father's plan of happiness and redemption.
Invite the children to think about the Savior's love for them individually as you play the movie, "Finding Faith in Christ". (if you do not have time to show the whole movie, show parts of the movie that your time allows)
After the movie allow the children to share their testimonies about how the atonement of Christ has personally blessed their lives. OR using the printable above have the children write or draw pictures about how they can use the atonement in their lives.
Click this link for past Sharing Time post: LDS Primary Sharing Time Ideas
Other Ideas that could be used for March Week 5, click on the below links to be directed to the outline:
- Sharing Time 2014 January Week 2- Heavenly Father provided a Savior and makes it possible for me to return to His presence.
- Family Home Evening on Jesus Christ Is Our Savior
- Sharing Time March 2014 Week 1: I can gain a testimony of Jesus Christ.
- "2009 Friend Magazine: Jesus Christ Is My Savior" BY CHERYL ESPLIN
- "2010 Friend Magazine: Jesus Christ Is My Savior and Redeemer" BY SANDRA TANNER AND CRISTINA FRANCO
- "2005 Friend Magazine: Sharing Time: Jesus Christ Is My Savior" BY MARGARET LIFFERTH
- "2011 Outline for Sharing Time: April: Jesus Christ Is My Savior and Redeemer"
***Basic ideas for this sharing time came from the 2014 Sharing Time Outline, you can find a link here: 2014 Sharing Time Outline.