Scripture Reference: Old Testament

December 5, 2005
Speaking Negatively about others or Being Judgemental

Talk about how when we only focus on the negative aspects of a person that is all we see, we can't see the good things about them. This is why it is dangerous to talk negatively about a person to others. This might form a wrongful negative opinion of that person in the minds of […]

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November 17, 2005
Orange You Special

Items needed enough oranges for every person in the class Pass out a bowl filled with oranges. Ask each class member to take and orange and examine it for a minute. "Get to know" your orange.... Then put all the oranges back in a bowl. Mix them up and pass it back around and have […]

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August 27, 2005
Paying a Full Tithe

Items needed 10 cookies Invite someone in the class to be the "bishop". Have him or her stand next to you while you allocate your income to your expenses. You could do something like this: drop 3 cookies in the trash can for rent, 2 cookies to pay off your credit card bill, 1 cookie […]

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August 24, 2005
Sin interferes with hearing the Holy Ghost

Items needed mason jar quarter potting soil spoon or other scoop Start with a mason canning jar or a clear vase. Explain that this represents the person being baptized (Johnny). Hold up a shiny new quarter and explain that this is the Holy Ghost. Drop it into the jar and shake it around. Ask the […]

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August 23, 2005
You can't see it, but it's there....

Items needed Brownies, made as described below Wet wipes soaked in invisible ink My husband and I were asked to give a fireside to the youth on the dangers of pornography. Since the fireside was on Sunday night, we arranged for a plate of wonderful looking brownies to be passed around in one of the […]

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August 22, 2005
Lemon Identification

Items needed a blindfold for each person in the class a lemon for each person in the class, marked with a number Spiritual Note: Lemon Identification (from a book called Low Cost, No Cost Ideas for Youth Ministry, its a Baptist church book, has some good ideas) Blindfold each person in the class.  Ask them […]

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July 17, 2005
Repentance Object Lesson

Items needed a bottle of spot treatment crayons or markers patch wet wipes Hand out the objects. Explain that each object can be used to handle stains on clothing. Ask the students how s/he would use her/his object to treat a stain: Spot Treater - apply to stain and wash later. Crayons/Markers - create a […]

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July 17, 2005
Temple Work

Items needed a volunteer rope or a necktie Before the lesson begins (on genealogy or temple work or redeeming the dead), pull aside one person and ask them to help you out. So that others who are in class can hear tell them you are going to need to tie them up (do so gently) […]

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July 8, 2005

Items needed a pair of glasses with a strong reading prescription Ask a young woman to put on the prescription glasses and read Isaiah 55:8-9. It should be blurry for her. Isaiah 55:8-9 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9 For as the heavens […]

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June 30, 2005
Apostasy and Restoration

Items needed some wooden blocks in the shape of a tower or building, including one block labelled "Authority/Priesthood" The period of time when the true Church no longer existed on earth is called the Great Apostasy. (Gospel Principles, Lesson 16: The Church of Jesus Christ in Former Times) Priesthood authority was restored to the earth […]

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