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2 Dare to do right! Dare to be true! You have a work that no other can do; Do it so bravely, so kindly, so well, Angels will hasten the story to tell. Dare, dare, dare to do right; Dare, dare, dare to be true, Dare to be true, dare to be true. Dare to do right! Dare to be true! Other men’s failures can never save you. Stand by your conscience, your honor, your faith; Stand like a hero and battle till death. Words: George L. Taylor, b Music: Arr. by A. C. Smyth, 1840–1909 mp3wavwma

3 Imagine that you are alone on a raft in the middle of the ocean. Imagine that you are alone on a raft in the middle of the ocean. You discover that you must lighten your load because the raft is riding low in the water. You discover that you must lighten your load because the raft is riding low in the water. You must throw overboard all but two items of your supplies. You must throw overboard all but two items of your supplies.

4 From the following list, choose the two items you will keep: From the following list, choose the two items you will keep: Life jacket Life jacket First aid kit First aid kit Chest filled with gold Chest filled with gold Fishing pole, fishing tackle, and bait Fishing pole, fishing tackle, and bait Case of one dozen bottles of fresh water Case of one dozen bottles of fresh water Two-way radio Two-way radio Box of emergency flares Box of emergency flares Large can of shark repellent Large can of shark repellent Which two items would you want to keep?

5 Why did you pick those two items? Why did you pick those two items? Your choices pose a dilemma. Your choices pose a dilemma. Making a choice would be difficult because you would not know what would happen in the future: Making a choice would be difficult because you would not know what would happen in the future: You may sink and need the life jacket You may sink and need the life jacket You may become thirsty and need the water to drink You may become thirsty and need the water to drink You may become hungry and need the fishing pole You may become hungry and need the fishing pole You may encounter sharks and need the repellent You may encounter sharks and need the repellent You may need the radio to seek help You may need the radio to seek help You may get hurt and need the first- aid kit You may get hurt and need the first- aid kit You may need the flares for a nighttime rescue You may need the flares for a nighttime rescue Or you may even get rescued in the next few hours and wish you had kept the treasure. Or you may even get rescued in the next few hours and wish you had kept the treasure.

6 This lesson is about making choices. In Life we have many difficult choices to make. In Life we have many difficult choices to make. Heavenly Father has given us commandments to help us. Heavenly Father has given us commandments to help us.

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8 * Alma’s son Corianton had not kept the commandments, and he had not been a faithful missionary while teaching the Zoramites. Alma 39:1– 3 Alma 39:1– 3Alma 39:1– 3

9 * The Zoramites would not believe Alma’s teachings because of the things Corianton did. Alma 39:11 Alma 39:11 Alma 39:11

10 * Alma told Corianton that no one can hide his sins from God, that Corianton needed to repent. Alma 39:8–9 Alma 39:8–9 Alma 39:8–9

11 * Alma taught his son that everyone will be resurrected. The righteous will live with God, but the wicked will be cast out. Alma 40:1, 9–10, 25–26 Alma 40:1, 9–10, 25–26Alma 40:1, 9–10, 25–26

12 * Now is the time for people to repent and to serve God, Alma said. Alma 42:4 Alma 42:4 Alma 42:4

13 * Reminding Corianton that he had been called to be a missionary, Alma told him to return to the Zoramites and preach repentance. Alma 42:31 Alma 42:31Alma 42:31

14 * Alma and his sons continued to teach the gospel to the people. They preached by the power of the priesthood. Alma 43:1–2 Alma 43:1–2Alma 43:1–2

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16 What kind of example had Corianton’s brother set for him? (Alma 39:1.) What kind of example had Corianton’s brother set for him? (Alma 39:1.)Alma 39:1Alma 39:1 Whom do you look to for a righteous example? Whom do you look to for a righteous example? What righteous choices have they made? What righteous choices have they made?

17 Why did Alma say he was unhappy with Corianton? (Alma 39:2.) Why did Alma say he was unhappy with Corianton? (Alma 39:2.)Alma 39:2Alma 39:2 What does it mean that Corianton did not give heed to his father’s words? What does it mean that Corianton did not give heed to his father’s words? Corianton did not obey Alma. Corianton did not obey Alma.

18 Why do we need to obey our parents? Why do we need to obey our parents? What does it mean to boast? What does it mean to boast? To brag or put ourselves above others. To brag or put ourselves above others. Why is it wrong to boast? Why is it wrong to boast?

19 Why did Alma say he was reminding Corianton of his sins? (Alma 39:7–9) Why did Alma say he was reminding Corianton of his sins? (Alma 39:7–9)Alma 39:7–9Alma 39:7–9 To “cross yourself in all these things” [verse 9] means to turn away from these evils. To “cross yourself in all these things” [verse 9] means to turn away from these evils. Who knows of all our sins? (Alma 39:8.) Who knows of all our sins? (Alma 39:8.)Alma 39:8Alma 39:8 How can feelings of guilt lead a person to repent? How can feelings of guilt lead a person to repent?

20 Who did Alma say could give Corianton good advice in making choices? (Alma 39:10.) Who did Alma say could give Corianton good advice in making choices? (Alma 39:10.)Alma 39:10Alma 39:10 How have your parents and family helped you make right decisions? How have your parents and family helped you make right decisions?family From what other sources can you receive righteous counsel? From what other sources can you receive righteous counsel?

21 How did Corianton’s unrighteous actions affect the Zoramites? (Alma 39:11) How did Corianton’s unrighteous actions affect the Zoramites? (Alma 39:11)Alma 39:11Alma 39:11 What ways may our choices affect others? What ways may our choices affect others?

22 What are some of the choices you have to make? What are some of the choices you have to make? How might the Holy Ghost help you know when you are doing something wrong? How might the Holy Ghost help you know when you are doing something wrong? How might the Holy Ghost help you know you have made a good decision? How might the Holy Ghost help you know you have made a good decision? Would any of you like to share experiences when the Holy Ghost has helped you make decisions? Would any of you like to share experiences when the Holy Ghost has helped you make decisions?

23 What did Alma teach Corianton about repentance? (Alma 39:13.) What did Alma teach Corianton about repentance? (Alma 39:13.)Alma 39:13Alma 39:13 What do you think it means to “turn to the Lord with all your mind, might, and strength”? What do you think it means to “turn to the Lord with all your mind, might, and strength”? Why should we apologize to those whom we have hurt by our wrong choices? Why should we apologize to those whom we have hurt by our wrong choices?

24 What was Alma’s counsel about seeking riches? (Alma 39:14.) What was Alma’s counsel about seeking riches? (Alma 39:14.)Alma 39:14Alma 39:14 What happens to people when riches become the most important things in their lives? What happens to people when riches become the most important things in their lives?

25 What did Alma teach Corianton about the mission of Jesus Christ? (Alma 39:15.) What did Alma teach Corianton about the mission of Jesus Christ? (Alma 39:15.)Jesus ChristAlma 39:15Jesus ChristAlma 39:15 What was Corianton supposed to teach about? (Alma 39:16.) What was Corianton supposed to teach about? (Alma 39:16.)Alma 39:16Alma 39:16 What can we do to share the gospel with those around us? What can we do to share the gospel with those around us?

26 * The Second Article of Faith: * "We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression." Enr. Act. 1 mp3

27 We all have choices to make in Life. We all have choices to make in Life. The consequences of our choices can affect other people. The consequences of our choices can affect other people. Enr. Act. 2

28 What kind of choice do you think Jesus would want you to make with the following, and consider the consequences for the choices you make: What kind of choice do you think Jesus would want you to make with the following, and consider the consequences for the choices you make: The language you use The language you use Keeping the Sabbath day holy Keeping the Sabbath day holy The clothes you wear The clothes you wear Obeying your parents Obeying your parents The music you listen to The music you listen to Stealing Stealing The movies, videos, and television shows you watch The movies, videos, and television shows you watch Telling the truth Telling the truth The books and magazines you read The books and magazines you read Enr. Act. 2

29 President Spencer W. Kimball had a decision to make in this story. President Spencer W. Kimball had a decision to make in this story. “I made up my mind while still a little boy that I would never break the Word of Wisdom. … I knew that when the Lord said it, it was pleasing unto him for men to abstain from all these destructive elements and that the thing I wanted to do was to please my Heavenly Father. And so I made up my mind firmly and solidly that I would never touch those harmful things. Having made up my mind fully and unequivocally, I found it not too difficult to keep the promise to myself and to my Heavenly Father” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1974, p. 127; or Ensign, May 1974, p. 88). Enr. Act. 4 mp3

30 What choice did President Spencer W. Kimball make when he was young? What choice did President Spencer W. Kimball make when he was young? Once he made up his mind, do you think it was hard for him to follow the Word of Wisdom? Once he made up his mind, do you think it was hard for him to follow the Word of Wisdom? Do you obey the Word of Wisdom? Do you obey the Word of Wisdom? Is it hard for you? Is it hard for you? Enr. Act. 4

31 * We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may. Enr. Act. 6 mp3

32 * In that article of faith we see that each person is responsible for his or her choices. * Why should we not try to force someone to believe the gospel? * Why should we expect others to let us worship God as we desire? Enr. Act. 6

33 I want to testify to you, that deciding to follow Jesus Christ will lead to making righteous choices and that this is the only way to find true happiness. I want to testify to you, that deciding to follow Jesus Christ will lead to making righteous choices and that this is the only way to find true happiness. By obeying the commandments your lives will be happy and blessed. By obeying the commandments your lives will be happy and blessed.

34 THE END

35 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. 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.


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