2017 LDS Sharing Time Ideas for May Week 2: When I am baptized and confirmed, I am following Jesus’s example.

Ideas for May Week 2 LDS Primary Sharing Time, 


2017 Sharing Time Outline Theme: Choose the Right


May 2017 Scripture: “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38).

May 2017 Song: “When I Am Baptized” (CS, 103)

May Week 2 Topic: When I am baptized and confirmed, I am following Jesus’s example.

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:

To begin Sharing Time, show the primary children the video of the Savior's baptism.


Show the primary children the week's theme poster and invite them to repeat, "When I am baptized and confirmed, I am following Jesus's Example."

Explain to the primary children that everything that Jesus did was an example to us of what to do in our lives. The Savior was perfect, but was baptized to be an example to us.


Write on the board, "We Believe That the First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel are...." Also below write, "1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th"


Place the following randomly on the board, "Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ", "Repentance", "Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins", "Laying on of Hands for the Gift of the Holy Ghost" (See the Free Download button below for all printables for this sharing time)

Invite four primary children to come up and place them in the order they go.


Explain that we need to have faith in our Savior, Jesus Christ. We also need to be repentant of any wrongs we have done. Those are the first principles of the gospel.

The first ordinances and covenants that we make with our Heavenly Father are, baptism and confirmation.

Explain that Heavenly Father loves us so much that he has given us instructions about baptism. Invite the primary children to listen to the instructions as you read them. Things to have them listen for is Who can perform the baptism and How the person should be baptized.

Read, D&C 20:72-74. (It might be fun to point out too, that these instructions come right from the scriptures)

Image can be downloaded from lds.org or found in the Gospel Art Kit see link below...
Invite a child to hold the picture of a baptism, ask the primary children what the instructions say, about who can go down into the water to baptize the person? (Answer: "The person who is called of God and has authority from Jesus Christ to baptize") The person needs to be at least 16 years old and ordained with the Aaronic Priesthood keys to perform the baptism and be worthy to perform the ordinance.

Ask the primary children How the person should be baptized? (Answer: "Then shall he immerse him or her in the water, and come forth again out of the water.")

Have a mason jar of water and a little toy. Hold the toy and explain to the primary children that Immersion or Immerse means to go all the way under the water. Show them with the toy, put the toy all the way under the water, so it is completely immersed. The Savior was baptized by immersion and so are we.

Baptism is not complete without confirmation.

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Invite a primary child to hold a picture of confirmation. Explain to the primary children that, "After a person is baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one or more Melchizedek Priesthood holders lay their hands on the person's head and, in a sacred priesthood ordinance, confirm him or her a member of the Church. As part of this ordinance, called confirmation, the person is given the gift of the Holy Ghost." (True to the Faith (2004), 81-84)

These two ordinances set us on a path way of making more covenants with our Heavenly Father. Jesus was our example of making and keeping baptismal covenants.

Share your testimony of the following the Savior's example of baptism and confirmation.


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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:

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


4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your talents! I use your site every week I teach. You are amazing!

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  2. Thank you for all of the effort you put into your sharing time ideas. They are so very helpful to me!

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