Seminary Moments

Saturday, November 8, 2014

D&C 27 Sacrament

What spiritual purpose might these apple peels have?

D&C 27:2 says, " mattereth not what ye shall eat or drink when ye partake of the sacrament..."

we had a wonderful lesson discussing the sacrament and the great sacrament meeting that will take place when the Savior comes again. We even found out who will be at the great meeting!! People like Moroni, John, Eliah, Elijah, Michael (Adam), Peter, James, John, Joseph, Jacob, Issac, Abraham AND US!!!
How cool is that???

D&C 25 Emma Smith

We looked in D&C 25 to find how the Lord strengthened, encouraged and instructed Emma Smith

We also filled out this worksheet I got from fellow seminary teacher, Linda Monroe.
We also watched this wonderful video...

Friday, November 7, 2014

D&C 22-23 Who am I?

Using information from the teacher manual, we played a game of Who Am I?  

Samuel Smith
Hyrum Smith
Joseph Smith Sr
Joseph Knight Sr

I had small bio's of who these men were.  I then typed up questions for the class to ask these men...
As the class asked the question, they tried to guess the correct person. 

 If the class could not guess the correct man, I would then say, "Will the correct man please step forward"
It was a good activity and good way for them to learn a bit more about the people found in the Doctrine and Covenants

Some questions were:

Which one of you is the oldest brother to Joseph Smith, Jr.?
Who assisted in the publication of the Book of Mormon by working directly with the printer?
Who served as president of the first branch of the Church in Colesville, NY?
Who was faithful to the Lord and the Church throughout his life?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

D&C 20 Priesthood and Pudding??

To drive home the point the Priesthood can't be used for the priesthood holder has to be used and shared in helping others.

I brought in some spoons attached to long pieces of wood and some pudding
I told them to eat some pudding
 unsuccessfully they tried
until they figured out...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

D&C 20 Priesthood Holders

What are the responsibilities of a Priesthood holder? D&C 20:38-67


Monday, November 3, 2014

D&C 18 Wanted Posters

This was a super fun activity...
They made "Wanted Posters" for finding Apostles.  In D&C 18 Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer were charged with the task of searching out the twelve.

Reading D&C 18 provided us with responsibilities and what qualities an apostle needs. I really liked their response...Needs a middle initial!!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

D&C 13 Ministering Angels

The power our young Aaronic Priesthood holders have is amazing.  Often all our youth hear is how bad they are.  It was nice to be able to tell my class how wonderful I think they are.

We watched this youtube video after discussing what a "ministering angel" was.  

I was surprised they had no clue what that phrase meant. 

One of the articles I used for my lesson was this one by Dallin H. Oaks
The Aaronic Priesthood and the Sacrament. 

Without our worthy young men, we would not be able to partake of the sacrament each week. Doing so helps me repent, so I can have the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. I don't think very many of us realize how important that is. I also don't think the young men understand how vital they are.