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3 To help you understand how to be a true friend. Purpose

4 (Enter name here) OUR OPENING PRAYER WILL BE GIVEN BY

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6 One at a time, I want you to each catch a fish or the crab by hooking it on the pole. One at a time, I want you to each catch a fish or the crab by hooking it on the pole. In this fishing activity we will learn about friendship. In this fishing activity we will learn about friendship.

7 I’ll put the fish on the chalkboard under the heading “A Friend Is.” I’ll put the fish on the chalkboard under the heading “A Friend Is.” If you catch a fish, read the quality of a friend that is written on your fish. If you catch a fish, read the quality of a friend that is written on your fish.

8 The crab has been caught! The crab has been caught! Time for a story! Time for a story!

9 Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said:

10 “There’s a marvelous lesson learned by those who travel in the islands. A very flat basket, not very large, and when they catch crabs, the place them in the basket. “There’s a marvelous lesson learned by those who travel in the islands. A very flat basket, not very large, and when they catch crabs, the place them in the basket.

11 “If you place two crabs in the basket, every time one crab starts to crawl out of the basket, it is pulled back in by the other crab.” “If you place two crabs in the basket, every time one crab starts to crawl out of the basket, it is pulled back in by the other crab.” “If you place one crab in the basket, it crawls right out. “If you place one crab in the basket, it crawls right out.

12 Would a true friend be like the crabs?

13 “A friend is someone who makes life easier to live the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

14 If they deviate from the path, and lead you away, it doesn’t mater what kind of car they drive, who their parents are, how fancy they are on the football field, or the basketball floor, or the baseball field. It does not matter who their parents are. You have to ask yourself, do they make life easier and help you out of the basket, and go with you?” (Robert D. Hales, “This Is the Way; and There Is None Other Way,” Brigham Young University 1981–82 Fireside and Devotional Speeches [1982], p. 67). If they deviate from the path, and lead you away, it doesn’t mater what kind of car they drive, who their parents are, how fancy they are on the football field, or the basketball floor, or the baseball field. It does not matter who their parents are. You have to ask yourself, do they make life easier and help you out of the basket, and go with you?” (Robert D. Hales, “This Is the Way; and There Is None Other Way,” Brigham Young University 1981–82 Fireside and Devotional Speeches [1982], p. 67).

15 Our lesson today is about the friendship of David and Jonathan. Our lesson today is about the friendship of David and Jonathan. They were loyal friends throughout their lives. They were loyal friends throughout their lives.

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17 Whom did David live with after he defeated Goliath? Whom did David live with after he defeated Goliath? Let’s read 1 Samuel 18:2 How did David show that he was a loyal friend to King Saul? Let’s read 1 Samuel 18:5

18 What did Saul let ruin his friendship and love for David? What did Saul let ruin his friendship and love for David? Let’s read 1 Samuel 18:6–11 How does a true friend feel about another friend’s successes?

19 How did Saul’s son Jonathan feel about David? Let’s read 1 Samuel 18:1, 3–4 Why did Jonathan tell David to hide? Let’s read 1 Samuel 19:1–2

20 How did Jonathan try to help his father overcome his angry feelings for David? How did Jonathan try to help his father overcome his angry feelings for David? Let’s read 1 Samuel 19:4–7

21 Saul promised Jonathan that he would not harm David. Saul promised Jonathan that he would not harm David. How did Saul break his promise to Jonathan? How did Saul break his promise to Jonathan? Let’s read 1 Samuel 19:9–10

22 Jonathan and David made a covenant of friendship and peace that was to last through their descendants forever. Jonathan and David made a covenant of friendship and peace that was to last through their descendants forever. Let’s read 1 Samuel 20:14–17, 42

23 What is a covenant? A solemn promise between two or more people.

24 What are some of the important covenants we make with God? What are some of the important covenants we make with God? Why do you think Jonathan and David thought their friendship was important enough to make a covenant about? Why do you think Jonathan and David thought their friendship was important enough to make a covenant about?

25 How was Jonathan to let David know if it was safe to come back to Saul’s court? How was Jonathan to let David know if it was safe to come back to Saul’s court? Let’s read 1 Samuel 20:18–22

26 Because of the severity of Saul’s sins, he was withdrawing even further from the Lord. Because of the severity of Saul’s sins, he was withdrawing even further from the Lord. How did Saul react to David’s absence and Jonathan’s defense of his friend? How did Saul react to David’s absence and Jonathan’s defense of his friend? Let’s read 1 Samuel 20:27, 31–33

27 What did Jonathan do to help David when he later found him hiding from Saul in the woods? What did Jonathan do to help David when he later found him hiding from Saul in the woods? Let’s read 1 Samuel 23:16–17 How can we strengthen and encourage our friends?

28 How did David prove that he was still loyal to King Saul even when Saul continually tried to kill him? How did David prove that he was still loyal to King Saul even when Saul continually tried to kill him? Let’s read 1 Samuel 24:9–10

29 What did Saul do when David spared his life? Let’s read 1 Samuel 24:16–19 What should we do when others are unkind to us? What should we do when others are unkind to us?

30 What did David do when he heard that both Jonathan and Saul were dead? Let’s read 2 Samuel 1:11– 12

31 After David became king, what did he do to show that he remembered the covenant of friendship that he had made with Jonathan? After David became king, what did he do to show that he remembered the covenant of friendship that he had made with Jonathan? Let’s read 2 Samuel 9:1, 3, 6–7, 13

32 How was David a true friend to Saul even when Saul wasn’t a friend to him? How was David a true friend to Saul even when Saul wasn’t a friend to him? How did David and Jonathan show they were true friends? How did David and Jonathan show they were true friends? How can we be true friends? How can we be true friends?

33 True friendship creates a bond of love. True friendship creates a bond of love. It causes people to care as much about what the other person wants as about what they want. It causes people to care as much about what the other person wants as about what they want. How can we develop true friendships? How can we develop true friendships?

34 The best way to have a friend is to be a friend. The best way to have a friend is to be a friend. Jesus Christ is a true friend. Jesus Christ is a true friend. How can we follow Jesus’ example of friendship? How can we follow Jesus’ example of friendship?

35 –s–s–s–signal –c–c–c–covenant –s–s–s–safety –d–d–d–danger –a–a–a–arrows –t–t–t–three Enrichment Activity #1 Fill in the Blanks (See 1 Samuel 20:12–42.) Jonathan and David entered into a (1)________________of friendship, and Jonathan said he would find out whether or not David could safely return to King Saul’s court. After (2)____________ days Jonathan would go into a field as though he were practicing archery and shoot (3)__________(4)____________ into the air. This was to be a (5)___________ to David. Saul was still angry with David, and he became angry with Jonathan, whose own (6)____________ was then in real (7)___________ because he defended David. After dodging the javelin his father threw at him, Jonathan went out onto the field and shot (8)____________(9)____________. David was waiting anxiously for the (10)_______________ Jonathan was to give, which was actually a command to the lad who had been brought to fetch the (11)_______________. The command, “Behold, the (12)_____________ are on this side of thee,” would mean (13)______________ for David, but the command, “Behold, the (14)______________ are beyond thee,” would mean (15)_______________. After the sign of (16)_____________ was given, the lad was sent away so Jonathan could see and speak with his beloved friend. As David approached Jonathan from his hiding place, he bowed himself (17)____________ times. After kissing and embracing each other, which was the custom at that time, these two men renewed their (18)____________, which would last forever between them and their descendants. Fill in the Blanks (See 1 Samuel 20:12–42.) Jonathan and David entered into a (1)________________of friendship, and Jonathan said he would find out whether or not David could safely return to King Saul’s court. After (2)____________ days Jonathan would go into a field as though he were practicing archery and shoot (3)__________(4)____________ into the air. This was to be a (5)___________ to David. Saul was still angry with David, and he became angry with Jonathan, whose own (6)____________ was then in real (7)___________ because he defended David. After dodging the javelin his father threw at him, Jonathan went out onto the field and shot (8)____________(9)____________. David was waiting anxiously for the (10)_______________ Jonathan was to give, which was actually a command to the lad who had been brought to fetch the (11)_______________. The command, “Behold, the (12)_____________ are on this side of thee,” would mean (13)______________ for David, but the command, “Behold, the (14)______________ are beyond thee,” would mean (15)_______________. After the sign of (16)_____________ was given, the lad was sent away so Jonathan could see and speak with his beloved friend. As David approached Jonathan from his hiding place, he bowed himself (17)____________ times. After kissing and embracing each other, which was the custom at that time, these two men renewed their (18)____________, which would last forever between them and their descendants. We are going to fill in the blanks on this paper. U s e t h e s e w o r d s t o c o m p l e t e t h e s e n t e n c e s.

36 A true friend is someone who helps you become a better person and never tries to persuade you to do things that are wrong. A true friend is someone who helps you become a better person and never tries to persuade you to do things that are wrong. Do any of you have an experience to share about a time when someone has been a true friend to you? Do any of you have an experience to share about a time when someone has been a true friend to you? How did it make you feel? How did it make you feel? Enrichment Activity #2

37 Which color do you think is the best? Which color do you think is the worst? Enrichment Activity #3

38 There is no color that is better or worse than any other. There is no color that is better or worse than any other. They are just different, and even knowing that one color is our favorite color does not make it a better color. They are just different, and even knowing that one color is our favorite color does not make it a better color. Enrichment Activity #3

39 Variety in color helps make our world beautiful, and variety in people makes our world better too. Variety in color helps make our world beautiful, and variety in people makes our world better too. Enrichment Activity #3

40 How are people different? How are people different? The color of hair, eyes, and skin can be different. So can age, size, and personality. The color of hair, eyes, and skin can be different. So can age, size, and personality. Enrichment Activity #3

41 Pretend you are in a country where everything is different to you. Pretend you are in a country where everything is different to you. Enrichment Activity #3 Your neighbors eat different food, wear different clothes, and speak a different language than you are used to. Your neighbors eat different food, wear different clothes, and speak a different language than you are used to.

42 Using a foreign language, I am going to ask you to do something for me. Using a foreign language, I am going to ask you to do something for me. German: Bitte stehen Sie auf, und sagen Sie uns wie Sie heißen. German: Bitte stehen Sie auf, und sagen Sie uns wie Sie heißen. Enrichment Activity #3 French: Levez-vous, s’il vous plaît. Comment vous appelez-vous? French: Levez-vous, s’il vous plaît. Comment vous appelez-vous? English: Please stand up and tell us your name. English: Please stand up and tell us your name.

43 Whom should we choose as our friends? Enrichment Activity #3 If we limit our friendships to those who are just like we are, we will be missing out on many good experiences.

44 Rather than avoid those who are different than we are, we should do what we can to understand them. We should always be ready to be friends with people who share our values and ideals.

45 One way to strengthen friendships is to get to know one another better. One way to strengthen friendships is to get to know one another better. Enrichment Activity #4 To help know each other better, we will play the following game! To help know each other better, we will play the following game!

46 As you pass the bowl around, name something you like to do, take a piece of candy, and pass the bowl to the next child. As you pass the bowl around, name something you like to do, take a piece of candy, and pass the bowl to the next child. Enrichment Activity #4 We’ll keep passing the bowl until all of you have had at least one turn. We’ll keep passing the bowl until all of you have had at least one turn.

47 What does the thirteenth Article of Faith teach us about being a true friend? What does the thirteenth Article of Faith teach us about being a true friend? Let’s take a closer look at it... Let’s take a closer look at it... Enrichment Activity #5

48 We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

49 1. I know you, and you know me. We are as diff’rent as the sun and the sea. I know you, and you know me, And that’s the way it is supposed to be. 2. I help you, and you help me. We learn from problems, and we’re starting to see. I help you, and you help me, And that’s the way it is supposed to be. 3. I love you, and you love me. We reach together for the best we can be. I love you, and you love me, And that’s the way it is supposed to be. Words and music: Patricia Kelsey Graham, b. 1940. © 1989 IRI Enrichment Activity #6

50 I challenge each of you to strengthen your friendship with Christ by keeping his commandments and remembering him always. I challenge each of you to strengthen your friendship with Christ by keeping his commandments and remembering him always. If we develop qualities of a true friend, we will be blessed with friendships that can be eternal. If we develop qualities of a true friend, we will be blessed with friendships that can be eternal.

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

52 THE END

53 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 hymns, Lesson and Scripture story are from lds.org. No copyrighted materials were knowingly used in this presentation. 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.

54 Saul, Jonathan’s father, was the first king of Israel. Saul, Jonathan’s father, was the first king of Israel. He was anointed to be king by the prophet Samuel. He was anointed to be king by the prophet Samuel.

55 When Saul was called to be king he was “a choice young man, and goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he.” When Saul was called to be king he was “a choice young man, and goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he.” Let’s read 1 Samuel 9:2

56 After Saul became king, he began to love power more than obeying God’s laws. After Saul became king, he began to love power more than obeying God’s laws. Because of this Samuel prophesied that Saul’s children would not inherit his kingdom. Because of this Samuel prophesied that Saul’s children would not inherit his kingdom. Let’s read 1 Samuel 13:13–14 & 1 Samuel 15:26, 28

57 Samuel anointed David to be the next king of Israel. Samuel anointed David to be the next king of Israel. He would not become king until many years later after the death of King Saul. He would not become king until many years later after the death of King Saul.

58 Jonathan showed no signs of jealousy when he knew David would be the next king. Jonathan showed no signs of jealousy when he knew David would be the next king. If Saul had remained faithful to the Lord, Jonathan would probably have inherited his father’s throne. If Saul had remained faithful to the Lord, Jonathan would probably have inherited his father’s throne.

59 Saul, Jonathan’s father, was the first king of Israel. He was anointed to be king by the prophet Samuel.

60 When Saul was called to be king he was “a choice young man, and goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he.”

61 After Saul became king, he began to love power more than obeying God’s laws. Because of this Samuel prophesied that Saul’s children would not inherit his kingdom.

62 Samuel anointed David to be the next king of Israel.

63 If Saul had remained faithful to the Lord, Jonathan would probably have inherited his father’s throne. Jonathan showed no signs of jealousy when he knew David would be the next king.

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