You can help the children prepare for future challenges by teaching them how the Restoration of the gospel provides spiritual protection.
Let’s plan a day hike! What do we need to bring? What do we need to do to get ready? How are we going to get there?
Write a list of how to prepare for the hike on the chalkboard.
Instead of going on a hike, let’s go to Disneyland! What do we need to bring? What do we need to do to get ready? How are we going to get there?
Write a list of how to prepare for Disneyland on the chalkboard.
The preparation to Disneyland is very different from the preparation for the day hike.
If you follow the path you described for the day hike, will it bring you to Disneyland?
How does the destination you choose influence the path you must take to get there?
Read together verse 17, and discuss what the Lord knew would happen to us and how He prepared for it. (If necessary, explain that a “calamity” is a disaster or terrible thing.)
How do God’s commandments help us deal with the challenges of our time?
Let the children hold pictures of warning signs—
—and talk about how they warn us of danger. Compare these warnings to the warnings the Lord gives us through His prophets. Testify that He warns us because He loves us and wants us to be safe (see also this week’s activity page).
Read to the children from Doctrine and Covenants 1:4: “And the voice of warning shall be unto all people.” Share something that the prophet has recently taught that can keep us safe.
How can you help the children appreciate the great blessings of belonging to “the only true and living church”?
Cut the memory pictures out. Show the class each picture. Briefly discuss if the object is living or not living.When you have finished, give each child a paper
and have them list the objects in order that you showed them. This activity helped them see how well they could remember.
Invite the children to list some things that are living and some things that are not (if possible, bring pictures or examples). What is the difference between a living thing and a nonliving thing?
Read together verse 30. What does it mean that the Church is “true”? that it is “living”?
You can help the children build their faith in Jesus Christ by teaching them that His word is sure and dependable.
Help the children understand that the “voice of my servants”
includes the voices of our apostles and prophets. Help the children find “prophecies and promises” in a recent general conference address by one of the Lord’s servants. Bear your testimony that these words are inspired by the Lord and “shall all be fulfilled.”
Review with the children what they learned today, and invite them to pick one thing that they feel everyone should know about. Encourage them to share it with a friend or family member.
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