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Reverence for Sacred Things

In D&C 63:64 the Lord says..."Remember that that which cometh from above is sacred, and must be spoken with care, and by constraint of the Spirit." In the gospel there is much that is scared and teaching our children to reverence things that are sacred takes time, effort, and training. We hope that this week's lesson will fortify the lessons you have already been teaching in your home.

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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 Love to See the Temple"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N


You will need a small pillow, and a small cup of water filled almost to the top, and a set of scriptures. You will also need two images: An image of a temple, and an image of Jesus Christ.

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


First, toss the pillow around to everyone in the circle. Make sure everyone gets a turn to throw and catch the pillow.


Next, hold up the cup of water (filled almost to the top) and ask discuss following questions:


1) Should we throw this cup of water around the room, like the pillow? (No!)


2) Why not? (It will make a mess, we’ll get wet, we’ll lose the water that’s inside the cup.)


3) Should we handle the cup of water differently? (Yes.)


4) How should we handle the cup of water? (Pass it around slowly and carefully.)


Explain: Today’s lesson is about sacred things. When something is special to Heavenly Father, that thing is sacred. (Carefully pass ar