March Lesson Help #1
This Power Point Covers:
"What is The Atonement of Jesus Christ?"
As we approach the Easter season it is nice to refocus on the Savior and His Atonement. I am excited for the March Lesson outlines because I feel like they are a wonderful prerequisite to Easter. These lessons also fall in line with our 2014 theme of "Come Unto Christ."
Slides 3, 5 and 7 are large pictures of Gethsemane, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection. I know most of the girls have heard about these scenes and I wanted to give them an opportunity to share what they know about each event before we proceeded with the lesson. The girls usually listen well to each other and can teach each other more than they know!
The video: "Not A One Time Thing" is a wonderful reminder that the Atonement is not just for "the big stuff" but the daily mistakes we all make. We need to rely on the Savior's Atonement every day of our lives. It also shows the youth that meeting with the Bishop doesn't have to be a scary thing. Bishops are called to help us and be there for us as we work through the challenges of life.
I found the quote for the handout on LDS.org. I know chalkboard posters are popular right now and the analogy of the eraser is a strong one when it comes to repentance. I thought it would be cute to attach the handout to a small eraser or a little baggie with a couple of the pencil top erasers...we usually see an eraser of some kind everyday. Hopefully it will be a constant reminder to the girls that the Atonement is there for them and will wipe their slate clean. It was designed to be printed as a 4X6. If you need another size please let me know.
Have a great lesson.
February Lesson Help #3
This Power Point covers:
"Why Do We Have Adversity?"
Such a great topic! I enjoyed putting this lesson together. Again, I had SO much info to include it was very difficult to narrow it down. I used a New Era article from 2006 on Adversity in addition to the articles from the lds.org outline. I also found a Q&A from the New Era where Youth were answering the question "Why do we have trials?" I included those quotes above if you'd like to use them. I think I will keep them on hand and if we have time at the end of class I will hand a few out to the girls to read. I think they relate to their peers. I like to include these quotes when I can.
Slide 16 is where I plan to ask the girls to think of challenges and trials they think youth their age are faced with. If you want to just use your chalkboard that is great. I typed up a few just to give the basic idea. Then once the girls have listed trials, have them think about what they can learn from each trial.
Slide 19 makes reference to the story when Nephi breaks his bow and the difference between his reaction and the reaction of His brothers. I'm always short on time so I may end up just summarizing the story or having one of the girls summarize it and then discuss the differences.
The handout is a fun one. I loved the idea of letting adversity make us better NOT bitter. I thought you could pair it with anything lemon! Lemonheads, lemonade kool aid, the little single size powder packs that make lemonade,
lemon sqaures etc...you get the point. :)
Have a great lesson!
**Please Note: Due to different versions of power point the slides may need to be adjusted after you download them. Please go through the power point before your lesson to make sure the pictures and the text are formatted correctly! I just opened a file I made using my laptop with my iPad and the font was different, colors were different and some of the pictures were in the wrong place. It may take a little tweeking! :)**
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