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Prophets Teach and Warn

 

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Moroni Writes of God’s Marvelous Works

Behold, are not the things that God hath wrought marvelous in our eyes? (W of M 9:16).

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Illustrated by Beth M. Whittaker

I can be reverent by showing respect, honor, and love for the world and nature.

Moroni writes on the gold plates that we should appreciate all that God has given to us.

Read: Mormon 8:1–5, 16; 9:11, 16–17 [Morm. 8:1–5, 16; Morm. 9:11, 16–17]

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King Benjamin

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“King Benjamin,” Friend, Jun 1992, 5

Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God (Mosiah 2:41).

I can be reverent by showing respect, honor, and love for myself.

King Benjamin had a clear conscience because he cared for himself by working hard and serving the Lord and the people diligently.

Read: Mosiah 1:9–14; Mosiah 2:6–9, 17, 41; Mosiah 3:5–10; Mosiah 4:1–4, 9–11, 30; Mosiah 5:15

Instructions: Color the figures, and mount them on heavy paper; then cut out the figures and glue pieces of flannel on the backs. Read the scriptures listed, then retell the Book of Mormon story using the figures.

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Lehi Obeys God

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“Lehi Obeys God,” Friend, Feb 1992, 5

Lehi, as he went forth prayed unto the Lord, yea, even with all his heart (1 Ne. 1:5).

I feel reverent when I pray.

Lehi prayed for his people.

Read: 1 Nephi 1; 2:2–7 [1 Ne. 1; 1 Ne. 2:2–7]

Instructions:Color the figures, and mount them on heavy paper; then cut out the figures and glue pieces of flannel on the backs. Read the scriptures listed, then retell the Book of Mormon story using the figures.

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Lesson 5: Lehi and His Family Are Led through the Wilderness

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Illustrated by Jocelyn Parmer

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Search the Scriptures

 

Instructions

As you read the scriptures this month, color the space(s) in the picture with that day’s date. When the page is completed, add it to your Book of Peace.

Judy Edwards, “Sharing Time: Search the Scriptures,” Friend, Aug 1994, 36

In an October general conference, Sister Grassli, the Primary General President, reported: “Nine-year-old Matt spoke in church about something he had learned from the scriptures that brought him peace. He said, ‘When my father told our family that we would be moving from Denver to Wisconsin, my mother reminded us of Lehi’s family. Like them, I was leaving the only home I had known, all my friends, my school, my ward. Luckily we were able to bring all our possessions with us, though they were in storage for three months, and we missed having a house and our “precious things.”

“ ‘My mother reminded us of how Nephi accepted this challenge—willingly—knowing that the Lord would “prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them” (See 1 Ne. 3:7.)

“ ‘I have learned that I can do without things, but not without my family. My brotheres and sisters and I have tried to be more like Nephi than his complaining brothers. I am grateful for the things that the Book of Mormon teaches us.’ ” (Ensign, November 1988, page 79.)

Matt was comforted by the story of Lehi’s family from the Book of Mormon. As you read or listen to stories from the scriptures, which of the stories bring you peace?

 

 

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Be a Righteous Leader

Pat Graham, “Sharing Time: Be a Righteous Leader,” Friend, Aug 1988, 36

When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God (Mosiah 2:17).

King Benjamin was a righteous leader. He served his people and wanted them to keep the commandments. When he became old, he gathered his people at the temple to speak to them. The people brought their families and pitched their tents. Because there was such a multitude, King Benjamin had a tower built to speak from so that more people could hear his counsel. He had his words written down and sent among the people who couldn’t hear him. He wanted everyone to understand what they should do to be happy. King Benjamin loved his people. He set a good example for them, and they believed his words.

Today you can be a leader and help others live happily. You may never build a tower to speak from, but you can learn to lead your family and friends by righteously serving them.

Instructions

1. Cut out King Benjamin, empty scroll, statements, and tower.

2. Read statements about King Benjamin as you glue them between steps of tower. (Compare Mosiah 2 and Mosiah 4.) Cut slits marked with broken lines and place King Benjamin on tower between railing.

Taught them to keep the commandments (See Mosiah 2:4.) Did not boast or claim to be better than anyone else (See Mosiah 2:26.)
Delivered them from their enemies (See Mosiah 2:14.) Labored with the people (See Mosiah 2:14.)
Did not tax the people and was not paid for his services (See Mosiah 2:12.) Taught the people that when you serve your fellowman, you are serving the Lord (See Mosiah 2:17.)
Served with all his might, mind, and strength (See Mosiah 2:11.) Loved his people and warned them not to rebel against God (See Mosiah 2:36–69.)

3. Find at least ten things in Mosiah 4 that King Benjamin taught his people. Write these on the scroll.

4. Make a list of some things that you might teach others by your example.

Sharing Time Ideas

1. Honor those who serve you righteously—family, church, school, community leaders. As a group or as individuals, children could write a letter, telling how they are trying to do what a particular leader, such as bishop, has taught them to do.

2. Pretend that you or children are leader(s) of new country. Discuss what rules and laws would be needed so that people living in new country would be happy.

3. Sing “Quiet Song” (Sing with Me, B-27). Emphasize words, “As we learn to do right, We are reverent in thy sight.”

[illustrations] Illustrated by Rudy Anderson

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Book of Mormon

“‘Book of Mormon Stories’ Coloring Page,” Friend, Nov. 1988, 18

Once two thousand sons of God
Were called to fight the foe.
Forth they marched in rank on rank,
To battle they did go.
They believed that Jesus Christ
Their guardian He would be.
They had learned they should live righteously.

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