July 2014 Week 4 Topic: I can know the truth through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Prayerfully study and think about what the specific needs of your primary are and how you can teach them this doctrine.
Items to gather: Bean bag
Prepare: Print and cut out printables below, Gather pictures of Ear, Mind, and Heart.
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**NEW** PDF Printable Download: July 2014 LDS Sharing Time Ideas for Week 4
Sharing Time Instruction:
Begin Sharing Time by having the light bulb statements on the floor and write the words Truth and False on the board. Invite a child to come up and toss a bean bag onto one of the light bulbs. Have them pick that light bulb up and read the statement on the back to the rest of the primary children. Invite the primary children to stand up if they think that statement is true. If it is true have the child place the light bulb onto the board under the word "Truth". If it is false have them place the light bulb onto the board under the word "False". Continue until all of the light bulbs are on the board.
Ask the children how they knew the statements were true? Thank them for their answers. Explain to the children that there is another way we can know the truth of things. It is through the power of the Holy Ghost. Invite the children to repeat "I can know the truth through the power of the Holy Ghost." Read: Moroni 10:5- "And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things."
Ask the children what ways the Holy Ghost can let us know if something is true? Answers: We can HEAR the Spirit's voice. We can FEEL him speak in our MIND (a thought comes to our mind). Or we can FEEL him speak in our HEART (warm, peaceful feeling).
Place a Heart, a Mind and an Ear picture on the board. Senior Primary: Invite a child to come up and read one of the following scriptures (see scripture cards above).
Ask the primary children if this scripture talks about Hearing the spirit's voice, feeling him in our Mind or feeling him in our Heart. Wright the key words under the coordinating picture. See Examples below.
D&C 11:13: "Enlighten your mind"-Mind Picture, "fill your soul with joy"-Heart Picture
Helaman 5:45: "enter into their hearts"- Heart Picture
D&C 8:2: "tell you in your mind"-Mind Picture, "in your heart"- Heart Picture
Helaman 5:46–47: "there came a voice unto them"- Ear Picture
For Junior Primary: Read one of the scriptures from the scripture cards above. Invite the children after you read the scripture to either point to their forehead if the scripture talks about us feeling the spirit speak to us in our minds, or point to their ears if it talks about the hearing the spirit's voice, or have them point to their hearts if it talks about feeling the spirit speak to us in our heart.
Share an experience where you have either felt or heard the spirit testify the truth of something to you. Ask the children if they would also like to share an experience. Thank them for their participation.
Close by sharing your testimony on the weeks topic.
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***Basic ideas for this sharing time came from the 2014 Sharing Time Outline, you can find a link here: 2014 Sharing Time Outline.