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Repentance must take place within

Items needed

  • two dirty bottles, one with a lid
  • soapy water
  • lid

First take the bottle with the lid on it, show it to the class and say: See this bottle is really dirty.

Put it in the soapy water and wash it and then rinse it, and wipe it dry. Show it to the class and ask: Why isn't it clean? (Student choice.)

Now show the second bottle, the one without a lid and say: See, it is very dirty, but I'm only going to wash the inside. That is my main goal, just the inside.

Put it into the soapy water and scrub the inside very thoroughly, then rinse and wipe the inside dry with a paper towel. (Don't worry about getting the outside wet--it's suppose to happen.)

What happened? According to Alma 60:23, what happened? "....the inward vessel shall be cleansed first, and then shall the outer vessel be cleansed also." How does this apply to repentance?

Source: - (visit the Primary Object lessons section)

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Post Date: September 22, 2004
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Author: Jenny Smith
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Jenny Smith is a designer who started blogging in 2004 to share lesson and activity ideas with members of her home branch Mississippi. Her collection has grown, and she now single-handedly manages the world's largest collection of free lesson help for LDS teachers with faceted search. Her library includes teaching techniques, object lessons, mini lessons, handouts, visual aids, and doctrinal mastery games categorized by scripture reference and gospel topic. Jenny loves tomatoes, Star Trek, and her family -- not necessarily in that order.
Jenny Smith is a designer, blogger, and tomato enthusiast who lives in Virginia on a 350+ acre farm with her husband and one very grouchy cat.
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