What is a Testimony?
The introductory pages of the Book of Mormon include the testimonies of Joseph Smith Jr., the Three Witnesses, and the Eight Witnesses. They testify that the Book of Mormon is from God and was translated from golden plates, by the power of God. Their testimonies help us to develop our own testimonies of the Book of Mormon. The lesson this week focuses on testimony and how our children can develop their own testimony of the Book of Mormon by reading it, asking God if it is true, and living the teachings found in it's pages.
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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 : "Scripture Power"
➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N
Ask children the following questions. Allow everyone who is present to take turns responding.
1) What does bread taste like? (Describe the texture, flavors, etc.)
2) What does an apple taste like? (Describe the texture, flavors, etc.)
3) What is it like to get a haircut? (What does it feel like, how long does it take, etc.)
4) What happens when you flip on a light switch? (How does it work, how do you know, etc.)
After children respond to the questions, explain the following:
Sharing a testimony is telling another person about something that you have experienced. If you know what it’s like to eat an apple, and someone you know has never eaten an apple, you can bear your testimony to that person so they know what it’s going to be like.
If you have had a haircut before and someone you know has never had a haircut and they’re afraid, you can bear your testimony to that person too and maybe they won’t be afraid any more.
🎥 V I D E O : "Diego the Dune Buggy: A Story About Testimony"
Say: “We are going to watch a video about Diego the Dune Buggy. Diego finds a new road to drive on, but he doesn’t know where the road goes. While you are watching, see how many people bear testimony to Diego about the new road.”