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1 Israel and the Brass Serpent
Primary 6, Lesson 22

2 Connect the Dots Draw three even rows of dots with three dots in each row—nine dots in all. Start in the upper left corner and draw through all nine dots with four straight lines without lifting your pencil.

3 Connect the Dots because you could not figure out the puzzle by yourselves, you had to be taught by someone else. We can learn from everyone, and to be willing to learn from others is to be humble. A humble person is not too proud to get help and gain knowledge from others. A humble person is teachable.

4 Jesus Was Humble

5 Jesus Was Humble Even though Jesus was the leader, He knelt and washed the feet of His disciples. A humble person serves others and accepts service from others.

6 Israel in the Wilderness
How long did the children of Israel wander in the Wilderness? (Deuteronomy 8:2) Why did the Lord keep them in the wilderness so long? What was the promised land to be like? (Deuteronomy 8:7-9) What did the Lord warn the people could happen to them living in such a land? (Deuteronomy 8:11-14, 17-18) What does it mean to have your heart lifted up?

7 What Is Humility? Put your thumbs up if you think these words describe someone who is humble. Put them down if they don’t. Teachable Respectful Grateful Proud Vain Obedient Confident Conceited Gentle Thoughtful self-righteous Unchanging Snobbish Patient Hard-hearted Boastful Critical Selfish Helpful Understanding

8 Israel Suffers from Fiery Serpents
Let’s read Numbers 21:4-7. Why did the Lord send fiery (poisonous) serpents to bite the Israelites?

9 Israel Suffers from Fiery Serpents
Even though the Lord had provided food for them, the Israelites complained because they had been in the wilderness for so long and were tired of eating manna.

10 Israel Suffers from Fiery Serpents
When we are feeling sad about difficult things that happen to us, what can we do to feel better? Do you think one thing that might help us feel better is to remember how the Lord has blessed us?

11 Israel Suffers from Fiery Serpents
Let’s read Numbers 21:8-9 What did the Lord tell Moses to do after he prayed about the serpents? What did the people need to do to be healed? Why did some people still die from the snake bites? (1 Nephi 17:41; Alma 33:20)

12 Israel Suffers from Fiery Serpents
Those who died hardened their hearts and did not have faith that such a simple thing would heal them. What does it mean to have a hard heart?

13 Israel Suffers from Fiery Serpents
The children of Israel were to look to the brass serpent to be healed. Let’s read John 3:14-15. What did the brass serpent represent?

14 The Brass Serpent Represents Jesus Christ
Christ was raised up on the cross and crucified that we may be saved. How can we look to Christ to be saved spiritually?

15 Jesus Was Humble In addition to washing the feet of His disciples, how else has Jesus shown his humility? He was baptized, even though he had not sinned. He had love and compassion for everyone, including sinners. He gave credit to Heavenly Father for all the good things he did. He forgave his enemies. He suffered for our sins and died for us.

16 What Blessings Are Promised to the Humble?
Match the scripture with its promise: 2 Chronicles 7:14 The Lord will guide us and answer our prayers. Matthew 18:4 If we turn away from sin, God will forgive our sins. D&C 1:28 We can be great in the kingdom of heaven. D&C 112:10 We can be made strong and receive knowledge.

17 Humble Talents I will give you a piece of paper. On it, write a few of your talents. Can we be talented and humble at the same time? Each of us has talents to develop. Some people take credit for their talents, thinking that they did all the work to develop them. Other people belittle themselves, saying they have no talents. True humility is not to make light of our abilities. It is seeing ourselves as God sees us and recognizing that, as children of God, He has given us all that we have, including our talents.

18 Who Is Humble? In the following situations, who is being truly humble? (To see, let’s act out each situation.) A person who talks during an entire meal, not giving others a chance to talk. A brother who says to his younger sister, “That’s a good idea; I wouldn’t have thought of that.” A person who says, “Okay, I need help; it’s harder to pound nails straight than I thought it would be.”

19 Who Is Humble? In the following situations, who is being truly humble? (To see, let’s act out each situation.) A person who insists that his room is clean and who refuses to clean it even after his parents tell him that they have noticed dust and dirt. A person who loses a tennis match and honestly says to the winner, “Thanks for the game. You are a good player.” A person in school who thinks, “I don’t need to listen; I already know all this stuff.”

20 Who Is Humble? In the following situations, who is being truly humble? (To see, let’s act out each situation.) A brother who helps a younger sister play a simple game, even though he would rather play something else. A Primary teacher who says, “I don’t know the answer to that question; I’ll have to study more and pray for understanding.” A person who brags about her possessions and refuses to play with children who do not dress as nicely as she does.

21 Who Is Humble? In the following situations, who is being truly humble? (To see, let’s act out each situation.) A person who takes credit for everything good that happens to him. A person who, when asked to give a talk, says, “Yes, I’ll do it. It is hard for me, but I’ll prepare and do my best.”

22 Who Is Humble? A humble person is not jealous of another’s accomplishments and talents but rejoices in the successes of others. Let’s compare these two pictures, one above the other. Which is bigger? If I change their position, which is bigger now? If I put them side by side, what do you notice? No person is more important than another person, even when it appears that he or she is. We are all sons and daughters of God and are all equally important.

23 We Can Be Humble by Looking to Jesus Christ
We look to the life and example of Jesus to know how to live. We look to his Atonement so we can be forgiven of our sins. Looking to Christ will help us find happiness and eternal life.

24 Beautiful Savior Fair is the sunshine, Fairer the moonlight And all the stars in heav’n above; Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer And brings to all the world his love. Fair are the meadows, Fairer the woodlands, Robed in the flowers of blooming spring; Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer. He makes the sorrowing spirit sing. Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations! Son of God and Son of Man! Thee will I honor, praise, and give glory, Give praise and glory evermore! Evermore!

25 To the best of my knowledge, all the illustrations used in this presentation can be used legally for the purpose for with the presentation is intended. If you use this presentation, please restrict it to classroom or home use. The text comes almost exclusively from Lesson 22, “Israel and the Brass Serpent,” Primary 6: Old Testament, (1996),95; published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. −Val Johnson

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