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His Image in Your Countenance

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Take a picture of someone in the group with a digital camera, or bring a photo of someone most everyone will recognize like the prophet, a national leader, or your Bishop/Branch President.

Describe the person in the photo to your class and ask the students to guess who it is from your description. Be vague in your description such as "This person has brown hair. This person is a man. The person in this photo looks friendly."

After a few moments of guessing, show your class the photo and ask them to name the person in the picture. Ask the class how they were able to recognize them so quickly when you showed them the photo.

Point 1: We can use words to describe Jesus Christ, but when others see His image in us, they will be able to recognize Him more easily. Read Alma 5: 14-19

Point 2: How can we help others recognize the Savior? We can be mirrors!

Hold the mirror in three different ways while asking the students if they can see their reflection.

  1. Hold the mirror facing away from them. Emphasize that when we are not looking to God and learning about the Savior, we won't be reflecting his image.
  2. Hold the mirror facing the class, but cover it with a piece of paper. -> There can't be anything between the mirror and our eyes. Others won't see his image in our countenances if there is something between us and Him, like sin, a bad attitude, or clothing that is distracting.
  3. Wiggle the mirror as the students try to look at their image. -> We need to take time to "Be still and know that He is God." We need to spend time with our Father in prayer and scripture study every day so that we will become more like Him, and reflect his image.

2 Corinthians 3:18 tells us: "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." Each of us can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord. And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him and reflect his love and glory even more.

Adapted from http://www.creativebiblestudy.com/Christianobjectlesson.html

January 24, 2010
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