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Search the Scriptures



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?



Filed under: Book of Mormon, Lesson 5: Lehi and His Family Are Led through the Wilderness, , , , ,

Singing Time Game

Pat Graham, “Sharing Time: Fun with Favorites,” Friend, Oct 1988, 46

I will sing praise to thy name (Ps. 9:2).

Did you know that if you memorize words and music together, you will often remember them both forever? That is because the music reminds you of the words, and the words remind you of the music. The most important thing that you should remember, however, is the meaning of the song.

You can have fun remembering the music, words, and meanings of some of your favorite songs and play a game at the same time. The game can be played with two players or two teams.


1. Make two markers and place at starting point on map.

2. Make eight copies of Liahona. On back of each Liahona, write name of song and question about it.

3. Put all Liahonas in basket, or attach each to flat stick and stand in slit made in box lid.

4. Two players are selected. One player chooses a Liahona and has someone read name of song and question about it. When one player thinks that he had answer, he raises his hand or rings bell. (Players should sing through song in their minds to find answer.) Player who answers correctly moves his marker (or his team’s marker) ahead one space on map.

5. Sing song to check answer. Return Liahona to basket.

6. Continue until one player or team reaches finish.

7. Write your own questions about other favorite hymns and songs.

Song Titles and Questions

1. “Book of Mormon Stories” (Sing with Me, B-87) The Lamanites were given this land if they did what?

2. “Called to Serve” (Sing with Me, B-85) Whom are we called to serve?

3. “The Golden Plates” (Sing with Me, B-57) Where are the stories from the golden plates retold?

4. “Listen, Listen” (Sing with Me, B-3) What will the Holy Ghost do if you listen?

5. “Jesus Loved the Little Children” (Sing with Me, B-51) What did Jesus do to show His love for children?

6. “We’ll Bring the World His Truth” (Children’s Sacrament Meeting Presentation 1986, page 10) Why have we been saved for these latter days?

7. “The Books in the Book of Mormon” (More Songs for Children, page 32) How many books are there in the Book of Mormon?

8. “I Am a Child of God” (Sing with Me, B-76, or Hymns, no. 301) What do I have to do to live with Heavenly Father once more?

Sharing Time Ideas

1. Divide Primary into two teams. Enlarge map to play game, or make signs for each location on map and place around room. A person from each team could be “marker” and move from place to place. Focus on how to find answer rather than on competing.

2. To choose song, you could translate titles from a code (See Sharing Time, Friend, November 1983, page 11, for example of code), or pianist could play several notes of melody until title is identified. As soon as title has been identified, ask question about song, then continue singing and moving markers.

3. Extend use of map to classroom reviews or scripture chases.

Filed under: Music, , ,

Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon

Joseph Smith

“Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon,” Friend, Dec 1992, 42

[Moroni] said unto me that he was a messenger sent from the presence of God to me, … that God had a work for me to do (JS—H 1:33).

I can be reverent by showing respect, honor, and love for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Joseph Smith honored Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ by restoring the Church.

Read: Joseph Smith—History 1:29–35, 44–53, 59–62, 66–67 [JS—H 1:29–35, 44–53, 59–62, 66–67]

Instructions: Remove this page from the magazine, 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 story using the figures.

Filed under: Lesson 15: The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon, Lesson 22: The Book of Mormon Teaches Me about Jesus Christ, Lesson 25: I Can Be a Missionary, , , ,


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