Invite the children to share things they know about the priesthood. You could display a picture of someone being blessed by the power of the priesthood, such as Gospel Art Book, nos. 103–10, and ask the children how the priesthood blesses families.
As they get older, the children you teach will be able to participate in more priesthood ordinances, including baptisms and confirmations for the dead in the temple. How can you help them understand the purposes and power of priesthood ordinances?
These verses contain promises the Lord made to those He called to preach the gospel. These promises can also inspire the children as they share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others.
Jesus Christ taught that we should be good examples for others.
Read and discuss 3 Nephi 12:16.When we set good examples for others, we are like lights in the darkness to people to show them the right way to live.
I am going to tell you about a missionary that was a very good example.
Ammon was one of the four sons of Mosiah. He wanted to be a missionary to the Lamanites. The Lamanites were not righteous and Ammon wanted to be an example to them.
As he entered the city, the Lamanites tied him up
and took him to their king, Lamoni
. They thought he was an enemy.
Ammon told King Lamoni that he wanted to live among the Lamanites. Ammon asked to be a servant to the king. King Lamoni liked Ammon and let him live. King Lamoni told his men to untie him.. King Lamoni told Ammon he was assigned to take care of the king’s sheep.
One day as Ammon and some of the other servants were taking the king’s sheep to water, some of the king’s enemies came and scattered the sheep.
The king’s servants were frightened. They knew the king would have them killed if the sheep were stolen or lost.
heard this, he told the servants that he would help. He told them to gather the flocks and he would take care of the robbers. He knew the Spirit would help him.
When the robbers saw Ammon coming toward them, they were not afraid, because there were many of them and Ammon was alone. The robbers did not know that the Spirit was helping Ammon. Ammon began throwing stones at them with his sling with such great power and strength that it surprised them. They soon found that although Ammon could hit them, they could not hit Ammon with their stones. The Spirit was protecting him.
The robbers attacked Ammon with their clubs. But Ammon received such great strength from the Lord that he cut off the arm of every robber who lifted his club to kill him. Ripe off the robber’s arm.
The robbers became so frightened that they ran away. Ammon was able to protect the king’s sheep because the Lord helped him.
How did the Spirit help Ammon? (He protected Ammon from the robbers and gave him the strength and power he needed to defeat them.)
Missionaries today do not need to fight or go to battle before they can teach others about the Savior’s Church. Ammon fought only because he needed to protect the king’s sheep.
King Lamoni became willing to listen to Ammon when he heard what Ammon had done. He knew that Ammon was a loyal servant. He knew he could trust Ammon to tell him the truth. Ammon told the king and his people about the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Invite the children to do something this week to share the gospel with someone in their home or with a friend. Encourage them to ask for Heavenly Father’s help and to watch for what He does to help them.
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