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The Wise Man and the Foolish Man

Faith, if it hath not works, is dead. … I will shew thee my faith by my works. (James 2:17–18).

While He was in Galilee, Jesus Christ gave the Sermon on the Mount. * In it, he taught His disciples the Beatitudes and to be a good example to the world. He taught them that it was wrong to be angry with or hate anyone, even their enemies. Not only should His disciples do what is right, but their thoughts should be righteous, too. He taught the principles of prayer, forgiveness, and seeking “first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness” (Matt. 6:33).

Jesus said that to live with Him in the kingdom of heaven, His disciples needed to learn the gospel and to live it. He explained: “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

“And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

“And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

“And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.” (Matt. 7:24–27.)

We have many opportunities to learn the gospel of Jesus Christ. We can show that we have faith that the gospel is true by choosing the right each day. If we do, we will be like the wise man—building our lives upon the solid foundation of the gospel and preparing ourselves to live again with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Instructions

Color the flannel-board figures, then mount them on heavy paper. Cut them out and use them to retell the story of the wise man and the foolish man.

 

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Filed under: Lesson 12: The House Built on a Rock, , , , ,

Poem about eyes, ears, touch, smell and taste

Faith

By Kim Howey

My eyes can see the stars
When the sky is dark and clear.
My ears can hear my cat
As she purrs beneath my ear.
My hands can touch a book,
Each page a dream, a wish.
My mouth can taste a pepper
That spices up my dish.
My nose can smell a lilac,
Its subtle scent so sweet.
My heart can know the Savior,
That one day we will meet.

Filed under: Lesson 17: I Am Thankful for My Hands, Lesson 18: I Am Thankful for My Ears, Lesson 19: I Am Thankful for My Eyes, Lesson 20: I Am Thankful That I Can Smell and Taste, , , , , , ,

Faith Coloring Page

Filed under: Lesson 3: The Commandments Help Us Choose the Right,

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