May 2015 Sharing Time Topic: Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel Lead Me to Jesus Christ
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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:
Begin sharing time by showing the pictures of a girl and a boy getting baptized. Picture links here: Girl, Boy. Invite the children to share what is happening in the pictures. Show the children the Week theme poster (See above) Invite them to read the poster or repeat it with you. Explain that their is a word missing. Invite the primary children to tell you what word is missing. Place the word strip Baptized on the blank. Have the children read it with you again.
Ask the children in they know what a covenant is? Thank them for their answers. Invite a primary child up to the front of the room. Say to that child, "I promise to give you a sticker, if you sing all of the songs during sharing time." Ask the child if they promise to sing all of the songs. If they agree. Explain to the children that a covenant is a two way promise. Explain that when we are baptized we make a covenant with Heavenly Father. Show the children the word strip that says, "My Promise" and place it on the board. Explain that we make a promise to Heavenly Father when we are baptized. Place the word strip on the board that says, "Heavenly Father Promises". Explain that in return Heavenly Father also make a promise with us. Place the word strip "Covenant" in the middle holding the two promises together. Explain that with a covenant both sides need to keep their promise or the covenant is broken. So if (primary child who made singing promise) does not keep her/his promise to sing, then I do not have to keep my promise to give them a sticker. Same with our baptism covenant. If we do not keep our promises than Heavenly Father does not need to keep His. But if we slip and don't keep our promise, we can repent and renew that covenant each week by partaking of the Sacrament.
Before hand place the 5 promises underneath some chairs. Invite the children to look under their chairs to see if they have one of the papers under their chair. Invite the children who do to come up one at a time. Have them read the promise, or if they can not read, read the promise to them. Invite the primary children to sing the song that goes with it, during the song have them think if the promise is a promise we make or a promise Heavenly Father makes. After the song invite the primary children to tell you if it would go under, Heavenly Father's Promise or My Promise. Place it in the appropriate place. Continue with each promise. (My Promises... Take upon us the name of Jesus Christ; Always remember Him; Keep the commandments. Heavenly Father's Promises... Have His spirit to be with us; Return to live with Him.)
Share your testimony about baptismal covenants.
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***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