August 2015 Sharing Time Topic: Jesus Christ Is the Son of God, and He Is a God of Miracles
August 2015 Scripture: “For behold, I am God; and I am a God of miracles; … and I work not among the children of men save it be according to their faith” (2 Nephi 27:23).
August Week 4 Topic: Miracles come to those who have faith.
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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 by inviting two children to come up and hold the signs that say, "Faith" and "Miracle". Invite the primary children to explain to you what faith is. Also, invite them to explain to you what a miracle is. Ask the children, "Which comes first? Faith or the Miracle? Place the theme poster on the board and invite the primary children to repeat with you, "Miracles come to those who have faith."
Play the following video or read it to the children. Here is the link to the video, "Faith Precedes the Miracle" here is the transcript: Faith Precedes the Miracle, President Monson:
"Faith precedes the miracle. It has ever been so and shall ever be. It was not raining when Noah was commanded to build an ark. There was no visible ram in the thicket when Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac. Two heavenly personages were not yet seen when Joseph knelt and prayed.
First came the test of faith, and then the miracle. Remember, remember, that faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other. Cast out doubt. Cultivate faith." (found at the following link: Faith Precedes the Miracle)
Hold up the following pictures and invite the children to help you tell the stories. Ask questions like: "Who can tell me what happened in this picture?" Discuss with the children, How Faith was shown. And what miracles came because of faith.
- Noah and the Ark with Animals (Scripture reference: Genesis 6:12–22; 7:2–23; 8)
- An Angel Saves Abraham (Scripture reference: Abraham 1:15)
- Brother of Jared Sees the Finger of the Lord (Scripture Reference: Ether 2:16-25; 3:1-13)
- Daniel in the Lions’ Den (Scripture Reference: Daniel 6)
- The First Vision (Scripture Reference: Joseph Smith—History 1:14–20)
When you have finished with all of the pictures and if time allows, share an experience where faith preceded a miracle in your own life. Also invite the primary children to share their experiences.
Close by sharing your testimony on faith.
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