YW March Lesson #4
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Why Do I Need To Forgive Others?
I love this topic! It's a tough one! It's not always easy to forgive but this outline reminds us that if we want to be forgiven ourselves, we need to extend forgiveness to others. The story of the woman who was to be stoned for her sins is always a powerful one. I love the reminder that we should not cast stones unless we are sinless. Slides 5-8 list a scripture with questions to go along with it. You can either hand out the scriptures in advance and ask the girl who had the scripture to explain or read them together as a class. Slide 9 is the object lesson from lds.org. You let 1 girl or all the girls make a paper airplane. After they have thrown it once across the room, you tape a penny to one side. They try to throw it again and see that the penny weighs it down and makes it hard to fly. This is likened to holding a grudge. Once we let go of the grudge (remove the penny) we are able to fly again without the burden of anger/animosity.
Slides 13, 14, 15 list 3 stories from the scriptures. Each story is an example of forgiveness. There are also questions to go along with each story. My plan is to divide the girls into 3 groups and have them read the scriptures as a group and then have each of them share something they read with the class. The group can answer the questions or you can answer as a class.
Slide 27 lists 5 short scenarios where the girls can decide if the choice was judgmental or forgiving...these are pretty easy answers so I plan to have the girls restate the judgmental answers in a more forgiving way.
Slide 32 is a short self test from President Uchtdorf's talk in the outline. It is a good reminder to all of us! I will obviously have the girls answer in their minds not out loud. :)
The handout is simple but I feel the message is profound...let us be kind, put down our accusing stones and forgive. Let the love of God fill our hearts and wipe away our grudges, anger and hurt. If I add anything to it it will be "Sweetheart" candies or something similar. :)
I wanted to point out that ALL the information I include in my power points can be found on www.lds.org. The talks I used for this lesson include both from the lesson outline (President Hinckley's talk as well as President Uchtdorfs. I also used a lot of info front lesson #34 in the "Preparing for Exaltation Manual also available at lds.org)
Have a great lesson...
March Lesson #3
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How can repentance help me everyday?
In addition to the outline above this lesson also touches on "What is Grace." I felt like it was a necessary thing to explain when talking about repentance.
My goal with this lesson is to take away some of the fear that sometimes accompanies the thought of repentance. I want the girls to know that repentance is not just a one-time even but something we should use in our daily life! We all make mistakes, even that is part of the plan. Repentance is something that takes work but results in true joy. The relief we feel when we have truly repented and committed ourselves to change brings such a peace to our lives. That leads me to the object lesson...
www.Mormonshare.com has a ton of great object lessons! The one I chose is fairly simple. It talks about having 2 bags/totes with something heavy inside (think dumbbell, bag of sugar, canned food etc.) at one point during the lesson (I chose to do this on slide 23) you ask two girls to come up and put the heavy bag on their shoulder. You then continue on with the lesson. On slide 27 I ask the girls to remove the bags and to tell us how they feel. Hopefully removing that extra weight will bring them relief and we can liken that to repentance. When we sincerely repent we free ourselves from the burden of sin.
For a handout I wanted to touch on the fact that Satan will do his best to keep the girls from repenting. He will either whisper lies to them or distract them or some other tactic to keep them from seeking the Savior's help, thus "chipping away" at them. Our Savior allows us the opportunity to make a U-TURN. We can turn back towards the Lord and correct our course. If you want to give something along with the handout you can play off the "CHIP" in the quote. A small snack-size bag of chips is inexpensive or anything with chocolate chips would work too!
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**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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