Ideas for February Week 3 LDS Primary Sharing Time, Nephi was blessed for choosing the right.
2017 Sharing Time Outline Theme: Choose the Right
February 2017 Sharing Time Topic: When We Choose the Right, We Are Blessed
February 2017 Scripture: “If ye do keep his commandments he doth bless you and prosper you” (Mosiah 2:22).
February 2017 Song: “Choose the Right” (Hymns, no. 239)
February Week 3 Topic: Nephi was blessed for choosing the right.
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 singing the song, Nephi's Courage. Invite the primary children to listen carefully during the song to what Nephi did to obey, God's commandments and how he was blessed for obeying God's commandments.
After the song, invite the primary children to share what they learned about Nephi from the song. Discussion might include, that Nephi was commanded to do hard things, like get the plates from Laban and build a boat. That he listened and had faith in Heavenly Father. He know that Heavenly Father would help him accomplish what was commended of him to do.
He was blessed and Heavenly Father helped him to get the plates from Laban and build a boat. Nephi was a courageous man and was blessed in his life because of his obedience.
Show the primary children the week's theme poster and invite them to repeat, "Nephi was blessed for choosing the right."
Explain to the primary children that they are going to learn about more instances where Nephi choose the right and how he was blessed for it.
Divide the primary children into groups (or you can just use their classes, I have made enough for 6 groups) Before Primary place the picture of Nephi up on the board (or around the room)
Give each group a puzzle packet (see free download below). Invite them to put the puzzle together as a group. When they have the puzzle put together invite them to read the story/scripture that is on the puzzle as a group and talk as a group about what Nephi did to choose the right and how he was blessed for doing it. Have them think of how they can follow Nephi's example. Also have them look for the picture that goes with their story/scripture.
Then, invite a representative from one of the classes to come up and pick the picture that goes with their story/scripture. Then invite them to tell the rest of the primary about what Nephi did to choose the right and how choosing the right blessed him. Also, invite them to share what they can do to choose the right.
Continue with each group.
Close by sharing your testimony of the example Nephi was in Choosing the Right. Invite the primary children to continue to choose the right throughout the week.
Pictures and Scripture Puzzle references (Puzzle pieces can be found by clicking the "Free Download Click Here" button below):
|Lehi’s Family Leaving Jerusalem, by Scott Snow (62238); GAK 301 Picture can be downloaded from lds.org|
|A painting by Jerry Thompson depicting Nephi standing near Laban’s house. Picture can be downloaded from LDS.org|
|A painting by Jerry Thompson depicting Lehi reaching for the fruit of the tree of life; Picture can be downloaded from lds.org|
Scripture Reference: 1 Nephi 8:2-3,14-16 In Lehi's dream, Nephi was righteous, he held onto the iron rod and stayed on the path, reaching the Tree of Life and partaking of the fruit. The fruit is Eternal Life.
|The Liahona, by Arnold Friberg (62041); GAK 302; GAB 68 Image can be downloaded from lds.org|
Scripture References: 1 Nephi 16:10,16 As Nephi and his family were faithful and obedient the Liahona would direct them where to go. It led them to the most fertile part of the wilderness.
|Nephi Subdues His Rebellious Brothers (Nephi Rebuking His Rebellious Brothers), by Arnold Friberg (62044); GAK 303; GAB 70 Picture can be downloaded from lds.org|
Scripture Reference: 1 Nephi 17:15-17,52 Nephi was obedient to Heavenly Father in building a ship. His brothers murmured and Nephi was blessed and spoke with the power of God.
|A painting by Jerry Thompson depicting Nephi and his broken bow|
Scripture Reference: 1 Nephi 16:18,23-26,30-31 Nephi's bow broke and although his family was angry and murmered, he did not. He made a new bow and then went to his father and asked him where he should go to hunt. Nephi was blessed for his righteousness and humility. The Liahona was able to tell him where to go to hunt for food.
(Print the puzzle pieces off on card stock or glue them to something thick like cereal boxes, before cutting them out)
- 2017 LDS Sharing Time Ideas for February Week 1: Noah was blessed for choosing the right.
- 2017 LDS Sharing Time Ideas for February Week 2: Jesus’s disciples were blessed by choosing the right.
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