2017 Sharing Time Ideas for December Week 3: Jesus Christ is the light and the life of the world

Ideas for December Week 3 LDS Primary Sharing Time, 


2017 Sharing Time Outline Theme: Choose the Right

December 2017 Sharing Time Topic: Jesus Christ Is the Son of God

December 2017 Song: Your Choice

December Week 3 Topic: Jesus Christ is the light and the life of the world.

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 thing is to love those you teach and to teach them by the Spirit!! Focus on building their testimonies and helping them come unto Christ!  (All printables for this sharing time can be found and printed by clicking the "Free Printable Download" button. They are free and can be printed and used for personal and church purposes)


Sharing Time Instruction:

Begin Sharing Time, by asking the primary children in they have ever been in a really dark room?  Can they see where they are at or where they are going? Is it much easier to see these things when there is light?


Show the primary children the week's theme poster and invite them to repeat, "Jesus Christ is the light and the life of the world."

Explain that Jesus is the light that gives us direction to help us know where we are going and how to get there. He is the life, as he has provided a way for our eternal life.


Show the primary children the picture of the birth of the Savior and have a child come and hold a star. Explain that there are symbols that we identify with light. A star is one of these symbols. At Christ's birth the new star shown in the sky signifying that the Christ child was born. 

Read the following quote, "At the birth of Him who once identified Himself as the ‘bright and morning star’ (Rev. 22:16), a new star appeared in the heavens. (See Matt. 2:2; 3 Ne. 1:21.) Shining brightly over Bethlehem, that star had been placed in orbit far in advance of the foretold event in order that its light could coincide in time and place with His blessed birth.

“At the arrival of Him who is called ‘the light of the world’ (John 8:12), darkness was banished as a sign of His holy birth. (See 3 Ne. 1:15, 19.)”

(Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Why This Holy Land?” Ensign, Dec. 1989, 13.)

Discuss with the primary children how Jesus birth brought light. That it gave people hope. The Son of God was born on earth and would now fulfill his earthly mission.


Show the primary children a picture of Savior helping the blind man to see. Have a primary child hold a candle or a lantern. Explain that throughout his life he was an example of how we should live our lives. He served and loved everyone. Ask the primary children to share some of the ways the Savior served others.

Explain that he healed the blind man and helped him to see. He gives us light so we can see the right path in this darkening world. Read the following quote:

"Each of us came to earth having been given the Light of Christ. As we follow the example of the Savior and live as He lived and as He taught, that light will burn within us and will light the way for others." (President Monson, Be an Example and a Light)

As President Monson taught, we have the Light of Christ and as we follow the Savior we can be a light in other's lives. At this point you could invite the primary children to share how they have been a light.


Show the primary children a picture of the atonement and crucifixion. Have a primary child hold a red Christmas light. Explain that the Savior brought us light as he atoned for each of our sins and pain. Through his atonement he made it so we could overcome sin. 

The Savior said, "Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am the life and the light of the world." (D&C 11:28)

Invite the primary children to share how the atonement can bring light into their lives.


Lastly, show a picture of the Resurrected Christ. Invite a primary child to hold a picture of a sun. Explain that the Savior's resurrection brought us light as he fulfilled his mission and made it possible for us to overcome death and become resurrected. 

The Celestial Kingdom is said to be the glory of the sun. Through Christ's earthly example, his atoning sacrifice and his resurrection we are able to achieve that glory. The Savior not only brought light to the world, but he also brought life. All will be resurrected, but to live with him and our Heavenly Father, we have to try our best at keeping his commandments and repenting of our sins.

Share your testimony of Jesus Christ being the light and the life of the world. Encourage the primary children to share the light of Christ with others.


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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


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