2003 Primary Sharing Time:
I Belong To The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
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January: I Belong to the Church of
3 Nephi 26:21
“The Church of Jesus Christ” (CS, 77)
Heavenly Father loves and blesses us. He sent His Son, Jesus
Christ, to earth to be our Saviour
Father and Jesus Love Me: Primary 1, lesson 6
Coloring picture: Jesus Is Our Friend
Christ Was Chosen to Be Our Savior: Primary 6, lesson 2
Jesus organized His Church. He ordained others to the
priesthood to act in His name.
Christ Used His Priesthood Power to Bless Others: Primary 7, lesson 15
The New Testament teaches us about Christ's Church.
Article of Faith 1:6
Christ Calls His Apostles: Primary 7, lesson 9
Church of Jesus Christ In Former Times: Gospel Principles, chapter 16
When people began to change Jesus' teachings, many fell away from His
Church (apostasy). The Apostles were killed, and the Lord
withdrew His priesthood authority.
Joseph Smith - History 1:19
Apostasy and the Need for the Restoration of Jesus Christ's Church:
Primary 5, lesson 2
Sharing Time January 2003
Additional Friend resources: Sharing
Time Idea #2, Mar.
1999, p. 43; "The
Basics Have Not Changed,"
Sep. 1998, IFC. Ensign resources: "At
the Summit of the Ages,"
Nov. 1999, pp. 72–74; " 'From
the Beginning,' " Nov.
1993, pp. 18–20; "Apostasy,
Lessons in Faith," Dec. 1995, pp. 25–31.
February: I Belong to The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints
"On a Golden Springtime" (CS, 88)
In the First Vision, Joseph Smith saw God
the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. He learned that Christ's
true Church would be restored.
Articles Faith 1, 6
Joseph Smith - History 1:7-20
Smith and the First Vision: Primary 5, lesson 1
Smith Asked Heavenly Father to Help Him Choose the Right Flannel
Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet. He translated the Book
of Mormon, which contains the fulness of the gospel.
Articles of Faith 8
Mormon abridges the plates, Moroni hides the plates, Moroni
visits Joseph Smith, the gold plates, and Joseph gets the plates and
translates the Book of Mormon.
Coming Forth of The Book of Mormon: Primary 3, lesson 15
Smith and the Book of Mormon Flannel board figures.
Sharing Time Ideas
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ: title page to
Book of Mormon; 2 Nephi 25:26
Baptism: 3 Nephi 11:33; Matthew 3:13
Charity: Moroni 7:47; 1 Corinthians 13:4
Obedience: Alma 57:21; Ephesians 6:1
Jesus is the Son of God: 3 Nephi 11:7; Matthew
The priesthood, ordiances, and doctrines were restored by heavenly
messengers and revelation
Articles of Faith 5, 9
Priesthood Was Restored: Primary 5, lesson 8
Ordinances Were Restored: Primary 5, lesson 12
We can make and keep covenants when we become members of the Church.
Sharing Time Ideas
Waters of Mormon (baptism): Mosiah 18:8-10
Sacrament: D&C 20:77,79
Honor thy Father and Mother: Exodus 20:12
Obedience: 1 Nephi 3:7
Tithes: Malachi 3:10
Keep Sabbath Day Holy: go to church and partake of
the sacrament: D&C 59: 9-10, 16
Book of Mormon Teaches Me - Sheet Music
Additional Friend resources: "The
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints Was Organized," Apr. 2001, pp. 24–25; "A
Sacred Promise," Mar. 2000,
pp. 12–14; "I
Can Keep My Covenant," Aug.
1999, pp. 44–46; "Priesthood
1995, pp. 36–37; "I
Feel Reverent When I Read the
Scriptures," Apr. 1992, pp. 12–13, 46. Ensign
Testimony of the Book of Mormon,"
Nov. 1999, pp. 69–71; "The
Articles of Faith," May
1998, pp. 22–24.
March: I Know Who I Am
"I Am A Child of God" (CS, 2)
I am a child of God and lived in heaven before I came to earth.
D&C 93:29, 76:24
2, lesson 3: I
Am a Child of God
I am a child of God blessed with a divine nature.
3 Nephi 27:27
A Proclamation to the World, paragraphs 1-2
Am a Child of God: Primary 1, lesson 1
I am a child of God. He has given me spiritual gifts and talents.
Articles of Faith 7
of the Talents, Primary 7, lesson 26
Talents, The New Testament Stories, Chapter 36, 99
Talents, Chapter 48, Friend, Jan. 2003
Activity: Use 15 paper coins as visual aids to tell the story.
On other paper coins, write different songs about talents (things you
can do). Have the child choose one from a box or container.
Sing the song.
"I Am Glad for Many Things" (CS, 151)
Write or draw pictures of a talent you can do on a heart-shaped piece
Saints Are Taught Recognize Good and Evil: Primary 5, lesson 19
I Have Talents, Friend, June 1989 Including finger puppets to go
with the story.
Little Friends: I Have Many Talents Game, Friend, Oct. 1999 Act
out the talents written on a piece of paper.
- Make a number of paper coins. Write different songs about
talents (things you can do) from the Children's Songbook. Have
the child choose one from a box or container. Sing the song.
- Ask the children what is something they do well (a talent)?
You can call some (or all) of the parents of the children in the
Primary and ask them something that his/her does well.
Parable for Today, Friend, Oct. 1976
I am a child of God. I will serve my family and others.
Can Follow Jesus Christ by Serving Others: Primary 2, lesson 39
and Lot: Primary 6, lesson 10, enrichment activities
Additional Friend resources: "God's
Power Within You," Jan.
2002, 2–3; "All
About Me!" Jan. 2002, 13;
Talent," Jan. 2002,
Power of Our Baptism,"
Mar. 2000, IFC; "Love
at Home," June 1996,
44–45. Ensign resources: "Gifts
of the Spirit,"
Feb. 2002, 12–20; "Them
That Honour Me I Will Honour,"
May 2001, 45–47.
April: I Believe in the Savior, Jesus Christ
Easter Hosana (CS, 68)
Jesus is the Savior of all mankind. I have faith in the Lord
Articles of Faith 4
Teaches Faith in Jesus Christ: Primary 5, lesson 43
in Jesus Christ, Primary 3, lesson 7
As I have faith, I want to repent and be baptized.
2, lesson 12:
I Can Prepare for Baptism
the Younger and the Sons of Mosiah Repent, Primary 4, lesson 14
Primary 3, lesson 10
I can receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
2 Nephi 32:5
Holy Ghost Helps Me: Primary 1, lesson 7
Gift of the Holy Ghost Can Help Me: Primary 2, lesson 13
Gift of the Holy Ghost, Primary 3, lesson 12
As I choose the right each day, I can return to Heavenly Father.
to Choose the Right, Primary 2, lesson 14
Commandments Help Us Choose the Right, Primary 3, lesson 3
May: The Prophets Speaks for the Savior. I Can
Follow the Prophet Today.
"The Things I Do" (CS, 170)
Use general conference messages found in the Church magazines to teach
that the Church on earth is led by a living prophet. Help the
children discover how they can apply the prophet's teachings in their
lives and share his message with their families.
Different Prophets: Noah, Moses, Lehi, Joseph Smith, and Brigham Young
and the Flood, Primary 6, lesson 8
Resources (my site)
June: I Know God's Plan
"I Lived in Heaven" (CS, 4)
Jesus is my Savior. Because of Him I can have eternal
Articles of Faith 3
Book of Mormon Is a Witness of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
(Easter), Primary 4, lesson 45
Gift of the Atonement (Easter), Primary 6, lesson 45
Heavenly Father and Jesus created the earth and all forms of life.
I can treat the earth and all living things with respect
3 Nephi 9:15
Father’s Plan for Us, Primary 6, lesson 1
Creation, Primary 6, lesson 3
Resources (on my site)
Makes the Earth, Old Testament Stories, 2, page 9
Agency is a gift from Heavenly Father. As I choose between right and
wrong, I am accountable.
Articles of Faith 2
Can Make Right Choices, Primary 2, lesson 5
I have been sent to a family to learn to follow Jesus
1 Nephi 1:1
Have Special Families, Primary 2, lesson 6
Parents Help Us Learn, Primary 3, lesson 28
Back to Months
July: I'll Follow Him in Faith
"Lord, I Would Follow Thee" (Hymn, no. 220)
I can pray to Heavenly Father anytime, anywhere.
I Can Speak with Heavenly Father in Prayer, Primary 2, lesson 10
4, lesson 37:
Jesus Christ Teaches the Nephites to Pray
I can receive answers to my prayers.
Are Answered in the Best Way, Primary 2, lesson 18
4, lesson 9: Enos
The Book of Mormon Stories, Chapter 11, 30
I can learn more about Jesus and His commandments as I read the
2 Nephi 32:3
Father and Jesus Gave Us the Scriptures, Primary 1, lesson 41
and Ezra Read the Scriptures to the People, Primary 6, lesson 37
As I follow Jesus, my faith grows.
2 Nephi 31:10
Follow Me, Primary 2, lesson 15
Teaches about Faith, Primary 4, lesson 22
Teaches about Faith and the Word of God, Chapter 29, page 81
August: I'll Honor His Name
"Choose the Right Way" (CS, 160)
I take the name of Jesus Christ upon me when I am baptized.
D&C 18;22, 20:37
Benjamin Teaches His People, Primary 4, lesson 10
Baptizes at the Waters of Mormon, Primary 4, lesson 12
When I take the sacrament, I renew my baptismal covenants: I promise to
keep the Lord's commandments and always remember Him.
D&C 20:77, 79
3 lesson 32, Remembering
Jesus Christ When We Take the Sacrament
3 lesson 33, The
Sacrament Reminds Us of Our Covenants
I will use the names of Heavenly Father and Jesus reverently.
3 lesson 43, Honoring
the Names of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ
September: I'll Do What is Right
Samaritan, Primary 7, lesson 20 Luke 10:25-37
Samaritian Resources (my site)
Good Samaritan, The New Testament Stories, Chapter 28, page 73
October: I'll Follow His Light
Jesus lights the way as my example (3 Nephi 18:16)
Jesus lights the way with His teachings (D&C 84:45-46)
7, lessons 10, 12
I will follow His light and be an example (3 Nephi 18:24)
1, lesson 36
2, lesson 29
As I follow His light, I am protected (Psalm 27:1)
4, lessons 25, 26
Scripture Stories - Jesus
Baptism, Friend, Aug. 1991 (fingerplay)
Is Baptized, New Testament Stories, Chapter 9
on the Mount GAK: Matthew 5-7
Sermon on the Mount, New Testament Stories, Chapter 16
Cleansing the Temple GAK: Matthew 21:12-15; John 2:13-16
Lepers: GAK: Luke 17:11-19
Ten Lepers, New Testament Stories, Chapter 30
Scriptures Stories: Jesus can be a protection
in the Lions' Den: GAK: Daniel 6
and the Lions’ Den, Old Testament Stories, Chapter 43
Alma and Amulek are imprisioned (Alma 14:14-29)
Mission to Ammonihah, Book of Mormon Stories, Chapter 22
Esther (chapter headings in Esther)
Old Testament Stories, Chapter 45
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace (Daniel 3:8-30)
they refused to worship the idol
Meshach, and Abed-nego, Old Testament Stories, Chapter 42
November: Teachings of the Prophets
During this month help the children understand the blessings that come
from obeying the prophet's counsel given at general conference.
Help them apply the messages in their lives and share his
with their families. (Choose scriptures, songs, and class manual
references that reinforce the messages.)
Ways I can I obeying the Prophet. (Garden, etc.)
Pick your favorite General Conference talk and do a Sharing Time on it.
December: His Truth I Will Proclaim
What is a testimony? I can have a testimony of Jesus Christ, His
and His Church.
4, lesson 33: The Savior Appears to the Nephites, 44: Moroni and
the Book of Mormon Promise
5, lesson 46: Strengthening Our Testimonies of the Restored Gospel
I can share the gladness of the gospel with others.
2, lesson 11: I Can Tell Others about Jesus Christ
4, lesson 17: Ammon, a Great Servant
I can prepare to be a missionary now.
1 Timothy 4:12
3, lesson 25: I Can Be a Missonary
6, lesson 9: Jehovah Makes Covenants with Abraham
I am grateful for the Savior and the blessings of my membership in His
1, lesson 42: I Belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
3, lesson 21: We Receive Great Blessings as Members of Jesus
"I Want to Be a Missionary Now" (CS, 168)
"I Hope They Call Me on a Mission" (CS, 169)