This week we are studying the vision of the tree of life. This scriptures story is so rich in imagery and there are so many layers of lessons to be found. It is one of our kids favorite parts of scripture! As we considered what doctrines to pull out we decided to focus on REPENTANCE. This is HOW we stay on the path and hold to the rod of iron. We will mess up, our kids will mess up. They won't be perfect and that is ok! That is WHY we have a Savior, so we could mess up, repent, and be able to keep holding on and pressing forward. This week's lesson bundle will focus on this truth found in Lehi's vision.
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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 : "Come Unto Jesus"
➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N
Hold up an image of Jesus Christ. Invite all children to stand and face the image. Now invite children to turn around (so that they are facing away from the image). Ask them how they feel when they are turned away from Jesus Christ. Ask them what they want to do (turn around).
Now invite children to turn around and face Jesus Christ again.
Explain: “When we are not keeping the commandments, we don’t want Jesus Christ to see what we are doing and we turn our hearts away from Him. But when we are keeping the commandments, we turn our hearts towards Jesus again.”
🎥 V I D E O : "Diego the Dune Buggy: A Story About Testimony"
Say: “We are going to watch a video about something called repentance. After the video, I’ll ask you what repentance means. See if you can remember what repentance means.”
Discuss the following questions after watching the video:
1) What does it mean to repent? (Turning around.)
2) What is it called when we are going away from God? (Sin.)