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1 Corinthians 8-13

Ye Are the Body of Christ

Lesson Ideas:

1) Thinking of the Savior During Sacrament

What comes to your mind when thinking of the Savior during sacrament? This activity is to invite the children to form a relationship with Christ by thinking of Him once a week.

Give the special sheet below to the children to keep in their scriptures cases. I filled out the sheet as an example, but the download contains a blank sheet. Once a week during sacrament, have them record one thing they thought of the Savior during that sacred moment.

On the bottom of the sheet are keywords the children can listen for as as members give a talk. This may help them to listen more carefully.

2) Make Righteous Choices

Introduce the children to some situations where someone is about to make a right or wrong choice. Print the signs below. Attach them to Popsicle sticks. You can print enough for the entire class, or use a few at a time. Have the children raise their signs when the person in the story is about to make a wrong choice or the actions start to turn in the wrong direction.

Ask this question each time they hold up a sign. What would the right choice be?

 

Download the sign and choice sheet below:

What in life helps us make good choices?

– A friends good example
– Family
– Jesus and the Holy Ghost

3) Gifts Are Given to One Another

I’ve noticed that many of the gifts God gives us are in turn, meant to be given to another. Such as the gift to teach the word of wisdom. This activity will take 20 minutes. The class will make a box and put into it a gift that they can give another similar to what God has given them.

Paul names God’s gifts in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11. I enjoy the simplicity of the gifts I read in Moroni 10:9-17. In my class, I will ask the children what gifts they have received. I’m sure some will say a talent they have, but I want them to consider other gifts like this:

– The gift of giving great hugs
– The gift of not getting angry quickly
– The gift of noticing when someone is sad

On the printout sheet I will ask the children to give a gift to someone they know similar to the samples I wrote. If God gives you a gift of exceedingly great faith, can you then show your faith as a gift to another? That is what I’m getting at and want to try in my class. My example for using the box crafting lesson: If one of the children are indeed great at giving hugs, then I want them to write these words on the download sheet – under the words “My gift I give to you is:”

A really big hug”

Then they fold up the slip, place it in the gift box, and give it to their Dad or Mom. That’s the idea. This is a video to watch that teaches you how to fold a paper box requiring two sheets. There are 1 sheet methods too.

Supplemental Scriptures:

1 Corinthians 8:2
2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

1 Corinthians 10:13
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

1 Corinthians 12:3
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o man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 12:7-11
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

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