What You'll Need: a full set of LDS scriptures, GAB 137:Thomas S. Monson, I Will Follow the Prophet poster, coloring page of Pres. Monson and coloring tools.Scripture: Amos 3:7 - Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
Opening Song: Follow the Prophet (PCS #110 )
Heavenly Father sent us to earth to gain physical bodies and to grow spiritually. He wants us to know His commandments, choose to follow them and gain lasting happiness.
We can know what is right and wrong and how to return to live with Heavenly Father again by listening to His words through the Prophets.
Men who are called to lead the church and receive revelation from Heavenly Father are called Prophets. Many years ago, God spoke to righteous men and they shared their testimonies. These Ancient Prophets learned the will of God and wrote it down in books of scriptures.
- Who is your favorite Prophet from the Scriptures?
- What did He teach us about how we should live?
Heavenly Father has called Prophets in our day as well.
(hold up a complete set of LDS scriptures)
Today we have the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price. These books have the words of Ancient and Modern Prophets to teach and guide us back to Heavenly Father. We can also listen to Modern Prophets during General Conference and read their words in church magazines like the Ensign, New Era and Children's Friend.
(Display the poster "I Will Follow the Prophet". Read the poem together.)
- Why is it important to follow the Prophet?
- Who is our Prophet today?
(display a picture of Thomas S. Monson)
- What does He teach us about how we should live?
This week we should try to follow President Monson's words. Let's try our best to have a happy home where we can all feel love.
Bear your testimony about Prophets. Share with your children times when your life was blessed because you followed a Prophet's council.
(For tips on sharing your testimony please click here.)
Practice Song: If you are teaching your family the August Song of the Month, go over the words and music with your family.
Activities: Included in Lesson Download.
For Younger Kids: Coloring Page (from Children's Friend magazine)
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