Presentation on theme: "Lesson 33: The Sacrament Reminds Us of Our Covenants"— Presentation transcript:
1 Lesson 33: The Sacrament Reminds Us of Our Covenants “Lesson 33: The Sacrament Reminds Us of Our Covenants,” Primary 3: Choose the Right B, (1994),161
2 PurposeTo help the children realize that taking the sacrament can help them remember the baptismal covenants.
3 OUR OPENING PRAYER WILL BE GIVEN BY (Enter name here)
4 I want you to listen carefully to my following comments. If I say something that you should do or think about during the sacrament, you should stand up tall.If I say something you should not do or think about during the sacrament, you should bend over.
5 1. Remember that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us.
6 1. Remember that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us. (Stand)
20 8. Remember stories about Jesus Christ. (Stand)
21 Think of the last time you took the sacrament. Try to remember what you thought about and did during the sacrament.I want you to answer the following questions to yourself. Do not answer out loud.
22 Were you reverent during the sacrament? Did you think about the Savior during the sacrament?Did you listen to the words of the sacrament prayers?
23 Let’s read Read Moroni 4:3. 3 O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it; that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him, and keep his commandments which he hath given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.
24 What are the two promises that we make to heavenly father when we take the sacrament?
25 We promise to—1. Always remember Jesus Christ.2. Obey the commandments.
27 I want to encourage you to listen carefully to the sacrament prayers each week to hear the two promises they make:1. Always remember Jesus Christ.2. Obey his commandments.
28 These are the same promises that we make when we are baptized. Let’s repeat these two promises aloud.
29 We promise to—1. Always remember Jesus Christ.2. Obey the commandments.
30 Heavenly Father trusts us to keep our promises to him, and we know Heavenly Father will always keep his promises to us.
31 It isn’t always easy to remember our promises. Partaking of the sacrament every Sunday and listening to the sacrament prayers helps us to remember to keep our promises to Heavenly Father.
32 Article of faithLet’s recite the third article of faith.3 We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
33 Article of faithWe may return to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ only if we obey their commandments.
34 Listen to the following story of Jonathan, a boy who felt the importance of the sacrament:
35 Jonathan lived with his parents on a large ranch. He had a pony of his own, and he often helped his father care for the ranch horses.
36 One day Jonathan fell from his pony and injured his back. After examining him, the doctor told Jonathan and his parents that Jonathan would be all right but that he would have to stay in bed for many weeks.
37 Jonathan had been baptized a member of the Church just two months before the accident. He had made a covenant, or promise, with Heavenly Father that he would obey the commandments.
38 Taking the sacrament had helped to remind Jonathan of his covenant. He had listened carefully to the sacrament prayers and sat reverently as the sacrament was being passed.
39 Each time, Jonathan listened for the words that told of his covenants—to always remember Jesus and to keep his commandments.
40 Jonathan knew that when he said “amen” and took the sacrament, it meant that he would try his best to keep his covenants with Heavenly Father.
41 Now that Jonathan had to stay in bed, he could not go to church and he could not partake of the sacrament.Jonathan missed those quiet, reverent moments when the sacrament was being blessed and passed.
42 He knew how important it was to be reminded often of the covenants he had made. He wanted to have Heavenly Father’s Spirit with him.Jonathan decided to ask the bishop if the sacrament could be brought to his home on Sunday.
43 The bishop was pleased to know that Jonathan did not want to miss the sacrament and that he wanted to be reminded of the covenants he had made with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.He arranged for two priesthood bearers to visit Jonathan at the ranch on Sundays and prepare the sacrament for him.
47 Why did he want to partake of the sacrament? He wanted to be reminded of his baptismal promises and the promise that he could have Heavenly Father’s Spirit with him.
48 If we daily think of Jesus Christ, we are more likely to remember his teachings and the promises or covenants we have made to obey him. Let’s see what you would do in the following situations.Can we have 2 volunteers to pretend they are Anna and Gretchen who are sisters.
49 Here’s the situation:Anna and Gretchen are sisters.Anna’s friend comes over to play.Gretchen wants to play with them, but Anna doesn’t want her to.
63 Role Play Time!How could remembering Jesus Christ help Jacob obey a commandment?
64 Role Play Time!What commandment would Jacob be obeying?
65 Thank you for your good ideas. I hope you take some of them home with you and use them in this coming week.
66 SummaryWhen we are baptized, we promise to always remember Jesus Christ (hold up one finger).We also promise to obey his commandments (hold up two fingers).When you look at your hands and see your CTR ring, seeing the two fingers next to your ring finger can help you remember the two promises you will make when you are baptized.
67 SummaryWho can remember the scripture story from last week, about Jesus Christ blessing and passing the sacrament?
68 TestimonyI want to bear you my testimony that Jesus Christ loves us and that he wants us to remember him.I want to encourage you to prepare for the covenants you will make when you are baptized by being reverent during the sacrament, thinking of the sacrament prayer, and remembering Jesus.
69 TestimonyRemember, that after you are baptized, you will show Heavenly Father that you want to keep your promises to him each time you partake of the sacrament.
70 OUR CLOSING PRAYER WILL BE GIVEN BY (Enter name here)
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