2017 LDS Sharing Time Ideas for March Week 3: God’s prophets and apostles speak to us in general conference.

Ideas for March Week 3 LDS Primary Sharing Time, God’s prophets and apostles speak to us in general conference.


2017 Sharing Time Outline Theme: Choose the Right

March 2017 Sharing Time Topic: Living Prophets Teach Me to Choose the Right

March 2017 Scripture: “O, remember, my son, and learn wisdom in thy youth; yea, learn in thy youth to keep the commandments of God” (Alma 37:35).

March 2017 Song:  “Stand for the Right” (CS, 159)

March Week 3 Topic: God’s prophets and apostles speak to us in general conference.

Preparation:

Prayerfully study and think about what the specific needs of your primary are and how you can teach them this doctrine. The most important this is to love those you teach and to teach them by the Spirit!! Focus on building their testimonies and helping them come unto Christ!


Sharing Time Instruction:

The ideas from Week 1 or Week 2 could also be used for this week.

In addition to those ideas, here is another idea to teach this doctrine...

A painting by Gary L. Kapp depicting King Benjamin standing on a tower within a temple complex, speaking to the Nephites gathered around.
King Benjamin Addresses His People (King Benjamin Preaches to the Nephites), by Gary L. Kapp (62298); GAK 307; GAB 74;
To begin sharing time, as the primary children what General Conference is??? Show the primary children the picture of King Benjamin. Explain to the primary children that King Benjamin called his people together so he could speak to them. People from all over the land came to listen to the ancient Book of Mormon prophet.

Explain that in these latter-days we too gather together to listen to God's prophets and apostles. Explain that twice a year, we get to hear these prophets and apostles at General Conference.


Show the primary children the week's theme poster and invite them to repeat, "God's prophets and apostles speak to us in general conference."

An image of the Conference Center, coupled with a quote by Elder Robert D. Hales: “This is His general conference.”
IMAGE CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM LDS.ORG
Show the primary children the picture of the conference center.  Explain that this is where General Conference take place ever April and October.

A portrait of the First Presidency, with President Monson in a chair, President Eyring standing behind him, and President Uchtdorf seated on a bench.
First Presidency Picture can be downloaded at lds.org

A portrait of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, five of them sitting in a row of chairs and the remaining seven standing behind them.
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles can be downloaded at lds.org
Show the primary children the picture of the First Presidency and apostles. Explain to the primary children that Heavenly Father loves them so much, that he has restored the power of revelation. 

Read the following scripture:
"What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same." (D&C 1:38)
The words our prophet and apostles speak to us are the words of God.

For the remainder of Sharing Time show the following video clips from General Conference talks. If you do not have access to show video clips, you can also summarize and tell the conference talks yourself. (maybe show the picture of the prophet or apostle if you do it that way)

After each video clip, stop and discuss as a primary, what the video clip was about and how we can apply the message into our own lives.

Video Clips From General Conference Addresses (choose which videos below you would like to share with your primary, share as many as time allows):

Where Justice, Love, and Mercy Meet (General Conference address from Elder Holland April 2015)

That They Do Always Remember Him (General Conference address from  Elder Costa October 2015)

Eyes to See and Ears to Hear (General Conference address from Elder Clark October 2015)

Choose the Light (General Conference address from Elder Vern P. Stanfill October 2015)

Blessed and Happy Are Those Who Keep the Commandments of God (General Conference address from Elder Von G. Keetch October 2015)

Bearing Our Burdens with Hope (General Conference address from Elder David A. Bednar May 2014)

Dare to Stand Alone (General Conference address from President Monson October 2011)

Close by inviting the primary children to listen to God's prophets and apostles during the upcoming General Conference, and listen for what message Heavenly Father has for them. Share your testimony on the topic. 


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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that these ideas were helpful. Below are the other topics for the months as well as more ideas and resources.  I'd love for you to check out my InstagramFacebook and Pinterest pages and see if there's anything on there you like!

What else have the primary children learned this month? Here are links to this month's past sharing times:


Want more ideas:
  • Recent Messages from Prophets and Apostles


  • Click this link for past Sharing Time post: LDS Primary Sharing Time Ideas

    ***Basic ideas for this sharing time came from the 2017 Outline for Sharing Time, you can find a link here: 2017 Outline for Sharing Time


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