Seminary Lessons

As a former Seminary teacher, I loved the lesson ideas others shared with me. Now you can quickly sort through my enormous library of lesson ideas, too! Use these ideas to supplement and enhance your Seminary lessons to keep students engaged -- even when Seminary is at 5am!

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What you need: FULL clear glass of water Lots and lots of paper clips GENTLY and SLOWLY place paper clip by paper clip in the very full glass of water. Have your students watch as the glass gets fuller and fuller but never topples over and spills everywhere. Relate how this can sometimes be like […]
Luke 1:13. Prayers are not always answered immediately. Sometimes we must wait a long time to receive answers to our prayers. (10–15 minutes) After the opening prayer, ask students: Does God hear every prayer? Does He answer every prayer? What should we do if an answer doesn’t come right away? Read Luke 1:13. What does this […]
Matthew 2:13–21. The purposes and work of the Lord cannot be frustrated. (5–10 minutes) Show the students a glass of water and a teaspoon of sugar. Stir the sugar into the water. Then invite a student to separate the sugar from the water. Read Doctrine and Covenants 121:33 and ask students: How is the difficulty […]
Matthew 1:18–25. Certain qualities make good parents. (10–20 minutes) Ask two students to describe a characteristic they like about their parents. Invite a father or mother of a student to come to class and speak for three to five minutes and describe their feelings when their child was born, tell what the child was like […]
This popular reading chart has every day of the year marked out in simple black letters for you to color in for each day you read your scriptures. 2019 Scripture Reading Chart
This Mormon Message is great for introducing the life of Jesus Christ through the experiences of Joseph. 6 minutes 41 seconds. Above is the YouTube version of this video. This video is also available at LDS.org, where you can show it using the Church's wifi.
Ever wonder what the birth of Jesus was really like? Or what the manger looked like? Or why there is always an ox and donkey as part of the Nativity story? Well, learn why in this Christmas video talking about the likely setting of the birth of Jesus. This video is available on YouTube only. […]
To help class members share how learning during class is blessing their lives, you could write the following question on the board: What is something you did because of what you read in the scriptures this week?
To help class members share what they are learning, you might ask them to write questions, comments, or insights from their reading on strips of paper and put them into a container. Draw strips from the container to discuss as a class.
Bring a jar to class and, after reviewing together Luke 2:7, ask class members to fill the jar with various objects that represent ways we spend our time. When the jar is full, invite someone to try to insert a picture of the Savior. What does this analogy suggest about making room for Christ in […]
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