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The Atonement of Jesus Christ

This week's lesson bundle uses a small "parable" to teach why we need the atonement of Jesus Christ. Have your children or class watch the video of Terry the turtle and use our lesson bundle to tie the video back in to the atonement.


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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 : "Did Jesus Really Live Again?"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N


Cut out large hearts from full size sheets of white paper (make two for each child).


➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


Pass out a pencil and one paper heart to each child. Invite children to scribble all over the paper heart with a pencil.


Now ask children to use the erasers to try to remove all the scribbles from the heart so that it is perfectly clean again. (This should be difficult to do since there will always be some residue left from the lead no matter how much they erase.)


Ask the following questions:


1) Were you able to make your heart perfectly clean again? Why not? (Discuss)

2) What do you think the scribbles could represent? What makes dark marks on our hearts? (Discuss)


Explain that when we choose to break Heavenly Father’s commandments it hurts our hearts, and our hearts are not clean and pure anymore. That’s called sin.


Pass out a new heart to each child. Explain that because of Jesus Christ we can receive a new heart, just like His! Clean and pure, and filled with love! And that is His gift to use if we will receive it.

🎥 V I D E O : "Terry the Turtle | Children's Story About the Atonement of Jesus Christ "