March 2016 Sharing Time theme is about prophets. Here’s a roundup of some of our “greatest hits” about Following the Prophet to help you get started on your planning your Sharing Time.
Follow the Prophet Tic Tac Toe: A fun activity to reinforce the main idea is always a good bet — providing repetition but also a change of pace, helping learners of all styles practice and remember the lesson.
Lessons from Our Prophet includes a lively activity with the prophet’s words inside balloons, ready for popping.
Follow the Prophet – but how, exactly? includes a Pictionary-style game with the prophet’s counsel.
Some of these lesson plans use quotes from President Monson. If you’d like to use more recent quotes, substitute these quotes from the October 2015 General Conference: “Keep the Commandments” by Thomas S. Monson.
- “God’s commandments are not given to frustrate us or to become obstacles to our happiness. Just the opposite is true. He who created us and who loves us perfectly knows just how we need to live our lives in order to obtain the greatest happiness possible.”
- “Our Heavenly Father loves us enough to say: Thou shalt not lie; thou shalt not steal; thou shalt not commit adultery; thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself; and so on. He understands that when we keep the commandments, our lives will be happier, more fulfilling, and less complicated.”
- “With his . . . lies, the adversary will lead you down a slippery slope to your destruction if you allow him to do so. He cunningly calls: Just this once won’t matter; everyone is doing it; don’t be old-fashioned; times have changed; it can’t hurt anyone; your life is yours to live. How vital it is that we exercise constant vigilance in order to avoid giving in to such lies and temptations.” Explain adversary = Satan, who tries to get us to make bad choices. Vigilance = watching carefully. Discuss the situations in which children may hear these words from friends, and what Pres. Monson might encourage them to say in response.
- “Our greatest happiness in this life will come as we follow God’s commandments and obey His laws!”
- “If any of you has stumbled in his journey, I assure you that there is a way back. The process is called repentance. The sooner you do so, the sooner you will be able to experience . . . peace and . . . quietness.”
Follow the prophet – he knows the way!