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1 Doctrine and Covenants

2 Snake Activity Note: Print all pages and place once paper at each students desk. They will rotate throughout the classroom, taking 90 seconds to work at each station individually. 2

3 Doctrine and Covenants 111 Read the section heading for Doctrine and Covenants 111 Read Doctrine and Covenants 111:1 to find how the Lord felt about the Prophet Joseph Smith going to Massachusetts. Read verses 2–4 and mark what treasure the Lord had in Salem. 3

4 Just for fun… (Dear Pastor Letters) Dear Pastor, Please say in your sermon that Peter Peterson has been a good boy all week. I am Peter Peterson. Sincerely, Pete. Age 9, Phoenix Dear Pastor, I'm sorry I can't leave more money in the plate, but my father didn't give me a raise in my allowance. Could you have a sermon about a raise in my allowance? Love, Patty. Age 10, New Haven Dear Pastor, I would like to go to heaven someday because I know my brother won't be there. Stephen. Age 8, Chicago Dear Pastor, I think a lot more people would come to your church if you moved it to Disneyland. Loreen. Age 9. Tacoma Dear Pastor, Please say a prayer for our Little League team. We need God's help, or a new pitcher. Thank you. Alexander. Age 10, Raleigh Dear Pastor, My father says I should learn the Ten Commandments. But I don't think I want to because we have enough rules already in my house. Joshua. Age 10, South Pasadena Dear Pastor, Are there any devils on earth? I think there may be one in my class. Carla. Age 10, Salina Dear Pastor, I liked your sermon on Sunday. Especially when it was finished. Ralph, Age 11, Akron 4

5 Doctrine and Covenants 112 Think of words that describe a humble person you know. Read and mark Doctrine and Covenants 112:3, 10. How do people who are truly humble feel toward their Heavenly Father? How does being humble relate to our ability to receive answers to prayers? How can YOU develop humility? 5

6 Just for fun… (The Easiest Quiz) 1.How long did the Hundred Years War last? 2.Which country makes Panama hats? 3.From which animal do we get catgut? 4.In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? 5.What is a camel's hair brush made of? 6.The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? 7.What was King George VI's first name? 8.What color is a purple finch? 9.Where are Chinese gooseberries from? 10.How long did the Thirty Years War last? ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ years, from 1337 to Ecuador. 3 From sheep and horses. 4 November. The Russian calendar was 13 days behind ours. 5 Squirrel fir. 6 The Latin name was Insularia Canaria ‑ Island of the Dogs. 7 Albert. When he came to the throne in 1936 he respected the wish of Queen Victoria that no future king should ever be called Albert. 8 Distinctively crimson. 9 New Zealand. 10 Thirty years, of course. From 1618 to

7 MARKING – Mark these great verses…if you haven’t already D&C 78:7 I give unto you a place in the celestial world D&C 78:18Be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. D&C 80:3Ye cannot go amiss. D&C 81:5Succor the weak, lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees. D&C 82:3He who sins against the greater light shall receive the greater condemnation. D&C 82:7Unto that soul who sinneth shall the former sins return. D&C 82:14 Zion must arise and put on her beautiful garments. D&C 82:22 Make unto yourselves friends with the mammon of unrighteousness, and they will not destroy you. D&C 83:2,4 Women (and children) have claim on their husbands (and parents) for their maintenance D&C 84:20 In the ordinances thereof, the power of godliness is manifest. D&C 84:22 Without [the priesthood] no man can see the face of God, even the Father, and live. D&C 84:33-39 The Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood D&C 84:44 You shall live by every word that proceedeth forth from the mouth of God D&C 84:47 Every one that hearkeneth to the voice of the Spirit cometh unto God, even the Father. D&C 84:51 Whoso cometh not unto me is under the bondage of sin D&C 84:59 Shall the children of the kingdom pollute my holy land? Verily, I say unto you, Nay. D&C 84:88 Whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. D&C 84:106 If any man among you be strong in the Spirit, let him take with him that is weak. 7

8 RELAX Just relax! Take a look at all the pictures, look outside the windows, look at your classmates, think about the Savior, think about how good you’ve been about following the commandment of reading your scriptures, think of how happy Brother Richards is to have you in his class, find the purpose of life, discover the cure for cancer - do whatever you want, this is the break station! 8

9 Doctrine and Covenants 112 President Spencer W. Kimball said, "How does one get humble? To me, one must constantly be reminded of his dependence. On whom dependent? On the Lord. How remind one's self? By real, constant, worshipful, grateful prayer.  Humility is teachableness—an ability to realize that all virtues and abilities are not concentrated in one's self" (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, 233). Now lean over to the most humble person sitting close to you and compliment them for being humble 9

10 Just for fun… (Actual excuse notes) “Please excuse Lisa for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot." "Chris will not be in school because he has an acre in his side." "Please excuse Ray Friday from school. He has very loose vowels." "Please excuse Tommy for being absent yesterday. He had diarrhea and his boots leak." "Please excuse Jimmy for being. It was his father's fault." "Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday." "Sally won't be in school a week from Friday. We have to attend her funeral." "Please excuse Jason for being absent yesterday. He had a cold and could not breed well." 10

11 Doctrine and Covenants 112 Read and mark Doctrine and Covenants 31:9, 12–13; 112:2, 10, 15 and look for the weaknesses that Thomas B. Marsh struggled with 11

12 Just for fun… (Amazing Comparisons) Jesus said: "Love thy neighbor." (Matthew 22:39) Elvis said: "Don't be cruel." (RCA, 1956) Jesus was part of the Trinity. Elvis' first band was a trio. Jesus walked on water. (Matthew 14:25) Elvis surfed. (Blue Hawaii, Paramount, 1965) Jesus' entourage, the Apostles, had 12 members. Elvis' entourage, the Memphis Mafia, had 12 members. Jesus was resurrected. Elvis had the famous 1968 "comeback" TV special. Jesus is a Capricorn. (December 25). Elvis is a Capricorn. (January 8) Jesus lived in state of grace in a Near Eastern land. Elvis lived in Graceland in a nearly eastern state. 12 Jesus was first and foremost the Son of God. Elvis first recorded with Sun Studios, which today are still considered to be his foremost recordings. Jesus was the lamb of God. Elvis had mutton chop sideburns. Jesus' Father is everywhere. Elvis' father was a drifter, and moved around quite a bit. Jesus was a carpenter. Elvis' favorite high school class was wood shop. Jesus said: "Man shall not live by bread alone.“ Elvis liked his sandwiches with peanut butter and bananas.

13 Doctrine and Covenants 113 Draw a tree on this paper (you’ll see why in the next station) 13

14 Doctrine and Covenants 113 Read Isaiah 11:1–5, 10 and try to determine what the roots, stem, and rod represent; use Doctrine and Covenants 113:1–6 if you need help identifying the meaning of these three symbols. 14

15 Just for fun… (English is Hard) We'll begin with a box: the plural is boxes, but the plural of ox is oxen, not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, Yet the plural of moose should never be meese. You'll find a lone mouse, or a nest of mice, But the plural of a house is houses, not hice. If I speak of a foot, you show me your feet And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet? If one is a tooth, and a set is called teeth, Why wouldn't the plural of both be called beeth? If the singulars this and the plural is these, Should the plural of kiss be written as keese? 15 One may be that, and two may be those, Yet hat in the plural would never be hose. And the plural of cat would never be cose. We speak of brother, and also of brethren But though we say mother, we never say methren. The masculine pronouns are he, his and him, But imagine the feminine, she, shis, and shim! English is funny; on that we agree, And alphabet soup makes no sense to me.

16 Doctrine and Covenants 114 In Doctrine and Covenants 114:1 the Lord instructed Elder David W. Patten to prepare for a mission in the spring of 1839 in the company of eleven others. Elder Patten was not able to fill this mission because he was killed in a battle with an anti ‑ Mormon mob in October While Elder Patten remained faithful to the Church to the end of his life, some of the others called on this mission did not. Read the words to "I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go" (Hymns, no. 270). 16

17 MARKING – Mark these great verses…if you haven’t already D&C 85:1 It is the duty of the Lord’s clerk to keep a history, and a record of all things that transpire in Zion D&C 86:5 Pluck not up the tares while the blade is yet tender lest you destroy the wheat also. D&C 87:8 Stand ye in holy places, and be not moved D&C 88:2 The alms of your prayers have come up into the ears of the Lord D&C 88:7 Truth shineth D&C 88:15 The spirit and the body are the soul of man D&C 88:22 He who is not able to abide the law of a celestial kingdom cannot abide a celestial glory. D&C 88:40 For intelligence cleaveth unto intelligence; wisdom receiveth wisdom; truth embraceth truth D&C 88:63 Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you D&C 88:68 Sanctify yourselves that your minds become single to God D&C 88:78 Teach ye diligently and my grace shall attend you D&C 88:81 It becometh every man who hath been warned to warn his neighbor D&C 88: (Mark all the 'trumps') D&C 88:119 Establish a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of…God D&C 88:122 When all have spoken, all may be edified of all D&C 89:4 I have warned you 17

18 Just for fun… (Quiz) 1.The maker doesn't want it; the buyer doesn't use it; and the user doesn't see it. What is it? 2. A child is born in Boston, Massachusetts to parents who were both born in Boston, Massachusetts. The child is not a United States citizen. How is this possible? 3. Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth? 4. Clara Clatter was born on December 27th, yet her birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible? 5. Captain Frank and some of the boys were exchanging old war stories. Art Bragg offered one about how his grandfather led a battalion against a German division during World War I. Through brilliant maneuvers he defeated them and captured valuable territory. After the battle he was presented with a sword bearing the inscription "To Captain Bragg for Bravery, Daring and Leadership. World War One. From the Men of Battalion 8." Captain Frank looked at Art and said, "You really don't expect anyone to believe that yarn, do you?" What's wrong with the story? 6.What is one thing that all wise men, regardless of their religion or politics, agree is between heaven and earth? 7.In what year did Christmas and New Year's fall in the same year? 8.A woman from New York married ten different men from that city, yet she did not break any laws. None of these men died and she never divorced. How was this possible? 9.Why are 1990 American dollar bills worth more than 1989 American dollar bills? 10.How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25? 11.A taxi driver was called to take a group of passengers to the train station. The station is normally an hour away, but with traffic being extra heavy, it took a full hour and a half. On the return trip the traffic was still as heavy and yet it took only 90 minutes. Why? 12. How could you rearrange the letters in the words "new door" to make one word? Note: There is only one correct answer. 13. Even if they are starving, natives living in the Arctic will never eat a penguin's egg. Why not? 14. Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the egg are white" or “The yolk of the egg is white"? 15. In Okmulgee, Oklahoma, you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not? 16. There were an electrician and a plumber waiting in line for admission to the "International Home Show". One of them was the father of the other's son. How could this be possible? 18 THE ANSWERS: 1. a coffin 2. the child was born before Mount Everest, it just hadn't been discovered! 4. Clara lives in the southern hemisphere. 5. World War I wasn't called "World War I" until World WarII. 6. The word "and". 7. They fall in the same year every year, New Year's Day just arrives very early in the year and Christmas arrives very late in the same year. 8. The lady was a Justice of the Peace. 9. One thousand nine hundred and ninety dollar bills are worth one dollar more than one thousand nine hundred and eighty ‑ nine dollar bills. 10. Only once, then you are subtracting it from An hour and a half IS 90 minutes. 12. "one word" 13. Penguins live in the Antarctic. 14. Neither, the yolk of the egg is yellow. 15. You have to take a picture of a man with a camera, not with a wooden leg. 16. They were husband and wife.

19 Doctrine and Covenants 114 Read Doctrine and Covenants 114 (the whole section!) and also D&C 118:1, 6. What happens to people if they lose their faith and testimony? 19

20 Doctrine and Covenants 115 Read Doctrine and Covenants 115:5–6 How can other members of the Church give you the strength to rise above temptation? According to these verses, what must the Saints do after rising above temptation? Write Matthew 5:14–16 as a crossreference to these verses 20

21 Just for fun… (Cease to be Idle) If you need to get drink or use the restroom, you have ONE minute to do so. 21

22 Doctrine and Covenants 117 Expensive clothing Position on the basketball team Temple marriage Strong testimony Clear conscience Faithfulness in Church service Imagine that the items above described your life. Suddenly you are placed before the Savior to be judged. Which of these items would be most important to you at that moment? Read Doctrine and Covenants 117:1–4 and underline the phrase, "What is property unto me?" The read verse 5. 22

23 Doctrine and Covenants 117 According to Doctrine and Covenants 117:6, how is the Lord able to provide for missionary’s families? Turn to your favorite person sitting by you and share one way that Lord provides blessings during times of need for missionaries or their families? 23

24 Doctrine and Covenants 120 "The Lord has directed by revelation that the expenditure of his tithes will be directed by his servants, the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve, and the Presiding Bishopric (see D&C 120). Those funds are spent to build and maintain temples and houses of worship, to conduct our worldwide missionary work, to translate and publish scriptures, to provide resources to redeem the dead, to fund religious education, and to support other Church purposes selected by the designated servants of the Lord" (Oaks in Conference Report, Apr. 1994, 46; or Ensign, May 1994, 35). Read Malachi 3:8–10 and Doctrine and Covenants 64:23. What blessings result from paying tithing? 24

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26 Doctrine and Covenants 120 What do you pay tithing on? "The law is simply stated as 'one ‑ tenth of all their interest.' Interest means profit, compensation, increase. It is the wage of one employed, the profit from the operation of a business, the increase of one who grows or produces, or the income to a person from any other source" (President Hunter in Conference Report, Apr. 1964, 35). So… Should you pay tithing on allowance? If you are given money to buy clothes and have leftover money, should you pay tithing on the leftover? Let’s say you buy a used car for $2000, fix it up and sell it for $3000. How much would you tithing be? 26

27 Doctrine and Covenants 120 "We are not our own, we are bought with a price, we are the Lord's; our time, our talents, our gold and silver, our wheat and fine flour, our wine and our oil, our cattle, and all there is on this earth that we have in our possession is the Lord's, and he requires one ‑ tenth of this for the building up of his Kingdom" (Discourses of Brigham Young, 176). In addition to one tenth of our money and properties, what else did President Brigham Young say the Lord requires? How could you pay tithing on your time and talents? What is ten percent of twenty years? How could serving a mission be like a tithing of a young man's time? 27

28 MARKING – Mark these great verses…if you haven’t already D&C 90:1The keys of this kingdom shall never be taken from you D&C 90:18Set in order your houses; keep slothfulness and uncleanness far from you. D&C 90:24Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good D&C 91:5 Whoso is enlightened by the Spirit shall obtain benefit D&C 92:2 You shall be a lively member D&C 93:1 Every soul who forsaketh his sins and cometh unto me, and calleth on my name, and obeyeth my voice, and keepeth my commandments, shall see my face and know that I am; D&C 93:13He received not of the fulness at first, but continued from grace to grace, until he received a fulness D&C 93:27No man receiveth a fulness unless he keepeth his commandments D&C 93:33Spirit and element, inseparably connected, receive a fulness of joy D&C 93:36The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth. D&C 93:40 Bring up your children in light and truth. D&C 94:9 If there shall come into it any unclean thing, my and my presence shall not come into it. D&C 95:1 Whom I love, and whom I love I also chasten D&C 97:16All the pure in heart that shall come into the temple shall see God. D&C 97:21 This is Zion— THE PURE IN HEART D&C 98:1 In everything give thanks D&C 98:3All things wherewith you have been afflicted shall work together for your good D&C 98:11 Forsake all evil and cleave unto all good, that ye shall live by every word which proceedeth forth out of the mouth of God. D&C 100:6It shall be given you in the very hour, yea, in the very moment, what ye shall say. 28


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