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2 Lesson 21: Joseph Smith Is Tarred and Feathered Lesson 21: Joseph Smith Is Tarred and Feathered, Primary 5: Doctrine and Covenants: Church History, (1997),110

3 Purpose To help each child desire to develop a forgiving attitude.

4 Help Me, Dear Father Help me, dear Father, to freely forgive All who may seem unkind to me. Help me each day, Father, I pray; Help me live nearer, nearer to thee. Help me, dear Father, to truly repent, Making things right, and changing my ways. Help me each day, Father, I pray; Help me live nearer, nearer to thee. Words and music: Frances K. Taylor, 1870–1952 Added text (verse 2) © 1989 IRI

5 (Enter Name Here) OUR OPENING PRAYER WILL BE GIVEN BY

6 Kindness? Im going to give each of you two pieces of paper and a pencil. Im going to give each of you two pieces of paper and a pencil. On the first piece of paper, write several blessings you have received. On the first piece of paper, write several blessings you have received. On the second piece of paper, write something unkind that someone has done to you. On the second piece of paper, write something unkind that someone has done to you.

7 Kindness? Place the paper on which you have written your blessings on your lap and hold the paper that describes the unkind acts right in front of your eyes, touching your nose. Place the paper on which you have written your blessings on your lap and hold the paper that describes the unkind acts right in front of your eyes, touching your nose. Can you see the paper on which you listed your blessings? Can you see the paper on which you listed your blessings?

8 Sometimes when someone hurts our feelings, we think about our hurt feelings so much that we can no longer see or enjoy our blessings. Sometimes when someone hurts our feelings, we think about our hurt feelings so much that we can no longer see or enjoy our blessings. Please crumple up the papers listing the unkind acts. Please crumple up the papers listing the unkind acts.

9 Place them in the trash. Place them in the trash. We can feel happier when we forgive and forget about the unkind things others do and concentrate on our blessings. We can feel happier when we forgive and forget about the unkind things others do and concentrate on our blessings.

10 Joseph Smith suffered persecution from many people. Ministers of other religions, strangers, and even some of his friends were unkind to him. Joseph Smith suffered persecution from many people. Ministers of other religions, strangers, and even some of his friends were unkind to him. He had to decide whether to let this unfair treatment make him angry and unhappy or to be forgiving to these people. He had to decide whether to let this unfair treatment make him angry and unhappy or to be forgiving to these people.

11 Soon after the Church was organized, some of the members began to apostatize, or leave the Church. Soon after the Church was organized, some of the members began to apostatize, or leave the Church. They quit attending Church meetings, opposed the Prophet, and persecuted the Saints. They quit attending Church meetings, opposed the Prophet, and persecuted the Saints. People apostatized for various reasons People apostatized for various reasons.

12 For example, one man left the Church because his horse died while he was traveling to join the Saints in Missouri. For example, one man left the Church because his horse died while he was traveling to join the Saints in Missouri. Another man apostatized after he saw Joseph Smith playing with children. He thought a prophet should be too serious to play with children. Another man apostatized after he saw Joseph Smith playing with children. He thought a prophet should be too serious to play with children.

13 One man saw that his name was misspelled on a Church document and thought that meant Joseph Smith was not inspired by God. One man saw that his name was misspelled on a Church document and thought that meant Joseph Smith was not inspired by God. Other people left the Church because they did not receive the help they expected with their financial problems. Other people left the Church because they did not receive the help they expected with their financial problems.

14 Some members left the Church because they could not forgive other members for actions that had offended them. Some members left the Church because they could not forgive other members for actions that had offended them. After leaving the Church, these offended people often became the Churchs worst enemies. After leaving the Church, these offended people often became the Churchs worst enemies.

15 Ezra Booth joined the Church in 1831 after seeing the Prophet heal Elsa Johnsons arm. Ezra Booth joined the Church in 1831 after seeing the Prophet heal Elsa Johnsons arm. Several months later he was called on a mission to Missouri. Several months later he was called on a mission to Missouri.

16 He was angry because he had to walk the entire journey and because missionary life was not what he had expected. He was angry because he had to walk the entire journey and because missionary life was not what he had expected. He was disappointed because he did not see any more miracles like the healing of Elsa Johnson. He was disappointed because he did not see any more miracles like the healing of Elsa Johnson.

17 He began to think and say bad things about the leaders of the Church. He began to think and say bad things about the leaders of the Church. Because of his improper behavior during his mission, Ezra Booth was excommunicated when he returned to Ohio. Because of his improper behavior during his mission, Ezra Booth was excommunicated when he returned to Ohio.

18 This meant that he was no longer a member of the Church. This meant that he was no longer a member of the Church. Instead of repenting, Booth began writing letters to a local newspaper, telling lies about Joseph Smith and the Church.. Instead of repenting, Booth began writing letters to a local newspaper, telling lies about Joseph Smith and the Church..

19 These letters influenced many people in Ohio to become suspicious of Church members and to persecute them. These letters influenced many people in Ohio to become suspicious of Church members and to persecute them.

20 Go to the Video Go to the Video Go to the Slides Go to the Slides Continue

21 Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon continued to work on making inspired corrections to the Bible. Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon continued to work on making inspired corrections to the Bible. Jesus revealed to Joseph Smith the corrections that should be made, and Sidney Rigdon wrote them down (see chapter 16). Jesus revealed to Joseph Smith the corrections that should be made, and Sidney Rigdon wrote them down (see chapter 16).

22 Joseph Smith didnt understand some parts of the Bible. Joseph Smith didnt understand some parts of the Bible. He prayed for understanding, and the Lord answered. He prayed for understanding, and the Lord answered. Many of the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants came as answers to questions the Prophet asked the Lord while translating the Bible (see, for example, Doctrine and Covenants 76, 77, and 113). Many of the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants came as answers to questions the Prophet asked the Lord while translating the Bible (see, for example, Doctrine and Covenants 76, 77, and 113).

23 Jesus was happy with Josephs work. Jesus was happy with Josephs work. Joseph was a great prophet. Joseph was a great prophet.

24 During this time, Joseph and Emma Smith had twin babies who lived only a few hours. During this time, Joseph and Emma Smith had twin babies who lived only a few hours. Joseph and Emmas friends also had twin babies. Joseph and Emmas friends also had twin babies. The mother of these twins died, and their father allowed Joseph and Emma to adopt them. The mother of these twins died, and their father allowed Joseph and Emma to adopt them.

25 One night a mob of angry men went to Josephs home. One night a mob of angry men went to Josephs home. They broke open the door and went inside. They broke open the door and went inside. Joseph was holding one of the little babies, who was very sick. Joseph was holding one of the little babies, who was very sick.

26 The men grabbed Joseph and dragged him outside in the cold night. The men grabbed Joseph and dragged him outside in the cold night. The baby was left alone, and five days later he died. The baby was left alone, and five days later he died.

27 The men choked Joseph and tried to pour poison in his mouth. The men choked Joseph and tried to pour poison in his mouth. The bottle broke one of his teeth, and the poison burned him. The bottle broke one of his teeth, and the poison burned him.

28 The men tore off Josephs clothes and smeared tar on his skin. The men tore off Josephs clothes and smeared tar on his skin. They covered the tar with feathers and beat him. They covered the tar with feathers and beat him.

29 The mob went away, thinking Joseph would die. The mob went away, thinking Joseph would die. Joseph tried to stand up, but he couldnt. Joseph tried to stand up, but he couldnt. He rested for a while, then got enough strength to crawl back to the house. He rested for a while, then got enough strength to crawl back to the house.

30 Josephs friends cleaned the tar from his body. Josephs friends cleaned the tar from his body. It was hard to get the tar off. It was hard to get the tar off. His skin was burned and sore. His skin was burned and sore.

31 The next day was Sunday. The next day was Sunday. In great pain, Joseph went to church and gave a talk. In great pain, Joseph went to church and gave a talk. Some of the men in the mob came to the meeting and were surprised to see Joseph. Some of the men in the mob came to the meeting and were surprised to see Joseph. The Prophet had not let them stop him from doing the Lords work. The Prophet had not let them stop him from doing the Lords work.

32 The men that tarred and feathered Joesph Smith, also dragged Sidney Rigdon from his home. The men that tarred and feathered Joesph Smith, also dragged Sidney Rigdon from his home. When Joseph saw Sidney lying on the ground, he thought Sidney was dead. When Joseph saw Sidney lying on the ground, he thought Sidney was dead. Sidney Rigdon had been knocked unconscious from the severe cuts and bruises to his head, and he was delirious for several days. Sidney Rigdon had been knocked unconscious from the severe cuts and bruises to his head, and he was delirious for several days.

33 Discussion Time

34 Why did some of the early Church members apostatize from the Church? Why did some of the early Church members apostatize from the Church? How could a forgiving attitude have helped them? How could a forgiving attitude have helped them? What does the Lord say we should do when others offend us? (D&C 64:8–11.) What does the Lord say we should do when others offend us? (D&C 64:8–11.)D&C 64:8–11D&C 64:8–11

35 What did the Lord say Ezra Booth had done wrong? (D&C 64:15–16.) What did the Lord say Ezra Booth had done wrong? (D&C 64:15–16.)D&C 64:15–16D&C 64:15–16 What do we lose if we desire what is wrong? (D&C 64:16.) What do we lose if we desire what is wrong? (D&C 64:16.)D&C 64:16D&C 64:16

36 What unkind things did the mob do to Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon? What unkind things did the mob do to Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon? Why do you think they did these things? Why do you think they did these things?

37 What did Joseph Smith do the morning after he was tarred and feathered? What did Joseph Smith do the morning after he was tarred and feathered? Who was in the congregation? Who was in the congregation? How did Joseph Smiths actions show that he was a forgiving person? How did Joseph Smiths actions show that he was a forgiving person?

38 Joseph Smith did not seek revenge on those who had been cruel to him. Joseph Smith did not seek revenge on those who had been cruel to him. What did Joseph Smith do the morning after he was tarred and feathered? What did Joseph Smith do the morning after he was tarred and feathered? Who was in the Congregation? Who was in the Congregation? How did Joseph Smiths actions show that he was a forgiving person? How did Joseph Smiths actions show that he was a forgiving person?

39 Joseph Smith did not seek revenge on those who had been cruel to him. Joseph Smith did not seek revenge on those who had been cruel to him. What did Joseph Smith do the morning after he was tarred and feathered? What did Joseph Smith do the morning after he was tarred and feathered? Who was in the Congregation? Who was in the Congregation? How did Joseph Smiths actions show that he was a forgiving person? How did Joseph Smiths actions show that he was a forgiving person? He knew that Satan influenced them to oppose the important work of teaching the restored gospel and establishing Jesus church on the earth. He knew that Satan influenced them to oppose the important work of teaching the restored gospel and establishing Jesus church on the earth.

40 What did Joseph Smith do when he was faced with trials and persecution? What did Joseph Smith do when he was faced with trials and persecution?

41 He continued to do the Lords work. He continued to do the Lords work. What did Joseph Smith do when he was faced with trials and persecution? What did Joseph Smith do when he was faced with trials and persecution?

42 He continued to do the Lords work. He continued to do the Lords work. He understood that Satan would do all he could to destroy the work of the Lord. He understood that Satan would do all he could to destroy the work of the Lord. What did Joseph Smith do when he was faced with trials and persecution? What did Joseph Smith do when he was faced with trials and persecution?

43 He continued to do the Lords work. He continued to do the Lords work. He understood that Satan would do all he could to destroy the work of the Lord. He understood that Satan would do all he could to destroy the work of the Lord. When bad things happened, Joseph Smith made the best of the situation and continued serving the Lord. When bad things happened, Joseph Smith made the best of the situation and continued serving the Lord. What did Joseph Smith do when he was faced with trials and persecution? What did Joseph Smith do when he was faced with trials and persecution?

44 How do you feel when someone is unkind to you? How do you feel when someone is unkind to you?

45 How do feelings of anger affect us? How do feelings of anger affect us?

46 How do you feel when someone is unkind to you? How do you feel when someone is unkind to you? How do feelings of anger affect us? How do feelings of anger affect us? Understand that being angry or unkind does not help us feel better. Understand that being angry or unkind does not help us feel better.

47 How do you feel when someone is unkind to you? How do you feel when someone is unkind to you? How do feelings of anger affect us? How do feelings of anger affect us? Understand that being angry or unkind does not help us feel better. Understand that being angry or unkind does not help us feel better. If we remain angry or act unkindly in return, we cause ourselves even more unhappiness. If we remain angry or act unkindly in return, we cause ourselves even more unhappiness.

48 How do you feel when someone is unkind to you? How do you feel when someone is unkind to you? How do feelings of anger affect us? How do feelings of anger affect us? Understand that being angry or unkind does not help us feel better. Understand that being angry or unkind does not help us feel better. If we remain angry or act unkindly in return, we cause ourselves even more unhappiness. If we remain angry or act unkindly in return, we cause ourselves even more unhappiness. What could you do when someone is unkind to you? What could you do when someone is unkind to you?

49 How do you feel when someone is unkind to you? How do you feel when someone is unkind to you? How do feelings of anger affect us? How do feelings of anger affect us? Understand that being angry or unkind does not help us feel better. Understand that being angry or unkind does not help us feel better. If we remain angry or act unkindly in return, we cause ourselves even more unhappiness. If we remain angry or act unkindly in return, we cause ourselves even more unhappiness. What could you do when someone is unkind to you? What could you do when someone is unkind to you? What might happen if you are unkind to the person who was unkind to you? What might happen if you are unkind to the person who was unkind to you?

50 How do you feel when someone is unkind to you? How do you feel when someone is unkind to you? How do feelings of anger affect us? How do feelings of anger affect us? Understand that being angry or unkind does not help us feel better. Understand that being angry or unkind does not help us feel better. If we remain angry or act unkindly in return, we cause ourselves even more unhappiness. If we remain angry or act unkindly in return, we cause ourselves even more unhappiness. What could you do when someone is unkind to you? What could you do when someone is unkind to you? What might happen if you are unkind to the person who was unkind to you? What might happen if you are unkind to the person who was unkind to you? What might happen if you are kind to that person? What might happen if you are kind to that person?

51 How can we follow Joseph Smiths example and develop a forgiving attitude toward those who have hurt or offended us? How can we follow Joseph Smiths example and develop a forgiving attitude toward those who have hurt or offended us?

52 How does having a bitter and unforgiving attitude affect us? How does having a forgiving attitude affect us? How does having a bitter and unforgiving attitude affect us? How does having a forgiving attitude affect us?

53 Whom are we required to forgive? (D&C 64:10–11.) Whom are we required to forgive? (D&C 64:10–11.)D&C 64:10–11D&C 64:10–11 Why is it important for us to forgive others? (D&C 64:9.) Why is it important for us to forgive others? (D&C 64:9.)D&C 64:9D&C 64:9 How do we feel when we forgive someone who has hurt our feelings? How do we feel when we forgive someone who has hurt our feelings?

54 Enrichment Activities

55 Lets read the following statements. Lets read the following statements. Put your thumb up if the statement reflects a forgiving attitude and put your thumb down if it reflects an unforgiving attitude. Put your thumb up if the statement reflects a forgiving attitude and put your thumb down if it reflects an unforgiving attitude. Then well discuss how each action described shows forgiveness or a lack of forgiveness. Then well discuss how each action described shows forgiveness or a lack of forgiveness. Enrichment activity T234 T

56 Every time I see him, he pushes me around. He must have a problem or he wouldnt treat others so unkindly. Every time I see him, he pushes me around. He must have a problem or he wouldnt treat others so unkindly. I hit him because he made fun of my little sister. I hit him because he made fun of my little sister. My little brother scribbled on my schoolwork, so I had to do it over again. I wasnt angry with him because he is too young to understand how important that paper was. My little brother scribbled on my schoolwork, so I had to do it over again. I wasnt angry with him because he is too young to understand how important that paper was. Ill forgive her, but Ill never speak to her again. Ill forgive her, but Ill never speak to her again. My best friend was rude to me today. Maybe she is worried about something. My best friend was rude to me today. Maybe she is worried about something. Enrichment activity T234 T

57 Lets Read Proverbs 15:1 1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. 1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. What do you think this means? What do you think this means? Enrichment activity T234 T

58 A large group of armed men led by eight officers came looking for Joseph at the house of his parents, where he was visiting. A large group of armed men led by eight officers came looking for Joseph at the house of his parents, where he was visiting. Enrichment activity T234 T

59 In the summer of 1838, when Joseph Smith and his family were living in Far West, Missouri, a false story was spread that Joseph had killed seven men and was going to organize a group to kill everyone who was not a member of the Church. In the summer of 1838, when Joseph Smith and his family were living in Far West, Missouri, a false story was spread that Joseph had killed seven men and was going to organize a group to kill everyone who was not a member of the Church. Enrichment activity T234 T

60 A large group of armed men led by eight officers came looking for Joseph at the house of his parents, where he was visiting. A large group of armed men led by eight officers came looking for Joseph at the house of his parents, where he was visiting. Enrichment activity T234 T

61 The officers told Lucy Smith, Josephs mother, that they had come to kill Joseph Smith and all the other members of the Church. The officers told Lucy Smith, Josephs mother, that they had come to kill Joseph Smith and all the other members of the Church. Enrichment activity T234 T

62 Lucy responded calmly and introduced Joseph to the men. Lucy responded calmly and introduced Joseph to the men. Joseph shook hands with the men in a friendly manner while they stared in disbelief. Joseph shook hands with the men in a friendly manner while they stared in disbelief. After all the stories they had heard, it was hard for them to believe this kind and sincere man was Joseph Smith. After all the stories they had heard, it was hard for them to believe this kind and sincere man was Joseph Smith. Enrichment activity T234 T

63 The Prophet talked with the men for a long time, explaining the views of the Church and the persecution the members had received. The Prophet talked with the men for a long time, explaining the views of the Church and the persecution the members had received. Enrichment activity 2 He told the men that if any of the members of the Church had broken the law, they ought to be tried by the law in a courtroom, before anyone else was hurt. He told the men that if any of the members of the Church had broken the law, they ought to be tried by the law in a courtroom, before anyone else was hurt T234 T

64 Then Joseph prepared to leave, explaining to his mother that he needed to get home as Emma was expecting him. Then Joseph prepared to leave, explaining to his mother that he needed to get home as Emma was expecting him. Enrichment activity 2 Two of the officers jumped to their feet and insisted that they accompany him home, as it was not safe for him to travel alone. Two of the officers jumped to their feet and insisted that they accompany him home, as it was not safe for him to travel alone. The armed men no longer had a desire to harm Joseph, and they returned to their homes with a great respect for him. The armed men no longer had a desire to harm Joseph, and they returned to their homes with a great respect for him T234 T

65 How did Lucy and Joseph Smith follow Proverbs 15:1 in dealing with these men? How did Lucy and Joseph Smith follow Proverbs 15:1 in dealing with these men? What was the result of Josephs soft answer? What was the result of Josephs soft answer? Enrichment activity T234 T

66 Well now act out situations in which you can choose to have a forgiving attitude or an unforgiving one. Well now act out situations in which you can choose to have a forgiving attitude or an unforgiving one. Even when you have been hurt, you are free to choose what your attitude will be. Even when you have been hurt, you are free to choose what your attitude will be. Hurt feelings often come because of a misunderstanding rather than an intent to hurt. Hurt feelings often come because of a misunderstanding rather than an intent to hurt. Enrichment activity T234 T

67 What would you do? You cleaned your room before you went to school, but after you left, your younger sister messed it up. You cleaned your room before you went to school, but after you left, your younger sister messed it up. When you get home from school, your mother will not let you play with your friends because your room is not clean. When you get home from school, your mother will not let you play with your friends because your room is not clean. Enrichment activity T234 T

68 What would you do? You are always chosen last for sports teams at school, which makes you feel hurt. You are always chosen last for sports teams at school, which makes you feel hurt. On the way home from school one day you see one of the team captains fall off his bike. His school books and papers scatter all over. On the way home from school one day you see one of the team captains fall off his bike. His school books and papers scatter all over. Enrichment activity T234 T

69 What would you do? Your friend has a party but does not invite you. Your friend has a party but does not invite you. Enrichment activity T234 T

70 Would anyone like to share a personal experience when you forgave others or you were forgiven? Would anyone like to share a personal experience when you forgave others or you were forgiven? Enrichment activity T234 T

71 Testimony Id like to testify to you about the peace we can feel when we have a forgiving attitude. Id like to testify to you about the peace we can feel when we have a forgiving attitude. I want to encourage you to strive to be understanding and kind even when others are unkind to you. I want to encourage you to strive to be understanding and kind even when others are unkind to you T234 T

72 (Enter Name Here) OUR CLOSING PRAYER WILL BE GIVEN BY

73 THE END

74 Images and clipart are from lds.org, Microsoft office, and other websites indicating the images were in the public domain or permitted for church and home use. The Lesson and Scripture story are from lds.org. This Power Point Presentation was created with the help of the Power Point by Linda DiVall. Please do not use this presentation for commercial use. Feel free to alter the presentation for use in church or home to suit personal preference. This presentation is intended to supplement, not replace, the lesson manual and scriptures. Teachers should refer to the manual, scriptures and other resources when preparing and conducting the lesson.

75 D&C 64:8–11 8 My disciples, in days of old, sought occasion against one another and forgave not one another in their hearts; and for this evil they were afflicted and sorely chastened. 9 Wherefore, I say unto you, that ye ought to forgive one another; for he that forgiveth not his brother his trespasses standeth condemned before the Lord; for there remaineth in him the greater sin.

76 D&C 64:8–11 10 I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men. 11 And ye ought to say in your heartslet God judge between me and thee, and reward thee according to thy deeds.

77 D&C 64:15–16 15 Behold, I, the Lord, was angry with him who was my servant Ezra Booth, and also my servant Isaac Morley, for they kept not the law, neither the commandment; 16 They sought evil in their hearts, and I, the Lord, withheld my Spirit. They condemned for evil that thing in which there was no evil; nevertheless I have forgiven my servant Isaac Morley.

78 D&C 64:16 16 They sought evil in their hearts, and I, the Lord, withheld my Spirit. They condemned for evil that thing in which there was no evil; nevertheless I have forgiven my servant Isaac Morley.

79 D&C 64:10–11 10 I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men. 11 And ye ought to say in your heartslet God judge between me and thee, and reward thee according to thy deeds.

80 D&C 64:9 9 Wherefore, I say unto you, that ye ought to forgive one another; for he that forgiveth not his brother his trespasses standeth condemned before the Lord; for there remaineth in him the greater sin.


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