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Labor with Your Might

The principle of work is eternal. The Lord, himself works diligently to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. This week's lesson explains the importance of work and how we can achieve great things by working hard, line upon line, a little at a time.

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➤ L E S S O N

Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.

🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "I Will Follow God's Plan"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N


You will need a handful of dry beans (any type) and a small jar. You will also need empty wall space (that several people could lean against).

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


Invite everyone to do the “wall sit” exercise! You’ll use the beans to count how long everyone can hold the pose by placing one bean at a time into the jar. Tell them that the goal is to get as many beans in the jar as they can! Keep adding beans to the jar until the last person quits the challenge.


Once you have completed the activity, invite everyone to return to their seats. Count the beans and allow everyone to catch their breath! Explain that you did this activity to help everyone understand what hard work feels like.

1) Was this challenge harder at the beginning? Or at the end? (At the end!)


2) So when were you doing the most work? (At the end.)


3) In this activity, you were working hard to stay sitting against the wall! What other things can you think of that you could work hard for? (Discuss ideas!)


4) Is work a bad thing? Or is work a good thing? (A good thing.)


5) Why is