March 2015 Sharing Time Topic: God Speaks through Prophets
March Week 3 Topic: There is safety in following the prophet.
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Prayerfully study and think about what the specific needs of your primary are and how you can teach them this doctrine.
Sharing Time Instruction:
Invite the primary children to imagine that they were going to go on a long hike. It was necessary that they take this hike. It was going to be high in the mountains in an area they had never been to before. The destination their hike led to was a place of incredible beauty, somewhere they really wanted to reach. What would they need to bring with them to keep them safe on their hike? Invite the primary children to share some answers. Ask the children if they think it might be a good idea to have a "guide" come along with them. Someone who could help them find the way and provide them with a safe journey?
Explain that because our Heavenly Father loves us so much He has given us "guides" to give us directions and guidance from our Heavenly Father. Place some pictures of Latter-day prophets on the board. Ask the primary children if they know who the "guides" are? (Answer: Prophets) Show the primary children the week's theme poster and invite them to repeat, "There is safety in following the prophet".
Explain that as we listen and follow the guidance that the prophets give us we will safely stay on the path that will lead us back to our Heavenly Father's presence.
Invite a primary child to come up and pick one of the pictures of the prophets. Read what special guidance the prophet has given and invite the primary children to share how they believe that, that guidance can help keep them safe.
Continue with each prophet.
If there is extra time, invite the children to share other guidance they have heard prophets give that can help them return safely home to their Heavenly Father.
Close by sharing your testimony about following the prophets.
Links to Pictures of Latter-day Prophets (see Printable above for the quotes that go with them):
- President Thomas S. Monson
- President Harold B. Lee
- President Gordon B. Hinckley
- President David O. Mckay
More Sharing time Ideas that could be used this week:
- LDS Sharing Time May 2014 Week #3: My family will be blessed as we follow the prophet.
- Family Home Evening on the First Presidency Message: "Follow the Prophets"
- September 2013 Week 2 Sharing Time: Prophets and Apostles Show us How to Serve
- Family Home Evening on Oct. 2014 General Conference Talk by Elder Ballard "Stay in the Boat and Hold on!"
***Basic ideas for this sharing time came from the 2015 Outline for Sharing Time, you can find a link here: 2015 Outline for Sharing Time