Scripture Reference: Book of Mormon

May 24, 2010
Worth of All is Equal

Items needed: worn $20 bill new $20 bill Lesson Get a worn out $20 bill and a brand new one. Ask students if these are equal in value and could buy the same thing. The answer is yes and that we are all equal worth to Heavenly Father. Here is a good quote from President […]

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May 16, 2010
Do my efforts really matter?

Items needed: 450 marbles (or gumballs, or beads, or other small items) Lesson: Before recounting this story, hold up a marble and tell the group that it represents Abinadi. Ask the group how many people they think were converted through Abinadi's efforts. Write their guesses on the blackboard. Then recount for them Abinadi's short history […]

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April 14, 2010
From Rock Star to Worker Bee - The New Member Dilemma

You've been investigating the LDS Church, and you're flying high! The missionaries are awesome -- they've been helping around the house and sharing spiritual thoughts with you a couple of times a week -- and you love and admire them! You've read the Book of Mormon and felt the Spirit witness of the truthfulness of […]

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April 13, 2010
Crackers or Consequences

Items needed: mouse trap plate Crackers: Before class take a box of Graham Crackers or any type will work. With masking tape or frosting attach a small card to the back of each cracker. Cards: Each card will have either a good or a bad decision written on it. I.e. Lying, smoking, stealing, word of […]

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March 30, 2010
We can't see Him, but He is there

[Bring to class] an interesting object (if possible, something relating to the lesson), with a piece of cloth to hide it. (You could use a picture of the Savior. ~Jenny) Show the children the object covered by a piece of cloth. Do you believe there is something under here? Why? Let the children guess what […]

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March 30, 2010
Temptation: Like a Snapping Turtle Trap

Prepare a snapping turtle trap: Pound nails into a two-foot-long piece of board at three- or four-inch intervals. Bend the head of each nail at a 90-degree angle (see the illustration). If it is not feasible to prepare this trap, draw a picture of it on the chalkboard, [like this:] (Image is copyright 2010, Intellectual […]

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March 26, 2010
On Leaving Religion

So today I did some reading of the stories of some former members of the LDS church. I'm always interested to know what drives people from the Church. Many of the things they question or doubt are things that puzzle me, too. It's always a little off-putting. I have served closely with human, imperfect leaders […]

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March 9, 2010
Finished The Picture of Dorian Gray ..... and......

Last week I downloaded the Kindle App for my iPhone and downloaded a couple of free classic books to read. I was trying to encourage my DS to expand his reading beyond these serial magic/dragon/elf/fantasy type books into some of the classics. I specifically wanted him to read Bob, Son of Battle, a "dog book" […]

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March 4, 2010

(This makes a 3-D snowflake. Better directions can be found on the internet, if needed, but this is how I used it. here's one site it can be found on   When a man becomes converted (square off an 8 1/2" x 11" paper & cut off excess), if he is truly converted then […]

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February 10, 2010
Jesus Christ restored the gospel through Joseph Smith.

Do you know the name of the person who organized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; established a bank, a newspaper, and a printing office; supervised the building of the Church’s first temple; initiated extensive missionary work; made a translation of the Bible; received keys of authority from Moses, Elias, and Elijah; and […]

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