YW March Lesson #4
This Power Point Covers:
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...
**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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