2004 Primary Sharing Time: My Family Can Be Forever
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January: I am a child of God
I have only made an outline of part of what is in the 2004 Outline for
I am a child of God. I know Heavenly Father loves me, and I love
Him. I can pray to Heavenly Father anytime, anywhere. I am
trying to remember and follow Jesus Christ. (Also at: Faith
Guidebook, inside front cover.)
Songs: “I Am a Child of God” (CS, 2) or "I Know My Father Lives" (CS, 5)
* I am a child of God. He loves me, and I love Him
Romans 8:16; 1 John 4:19
2, lesson 3: Heavenly Father's Plan for Us
Songs that can be used: "My Heavenly Father Loves Me" (CS, 228); Keep
the Commandments (CS, 146)
* I can pray to Heavenly Father anytime, anywhere. I am trying to
remember and follow Jesus.
3 Nephi 14:7-8; Alma 34:19-27
Songs that can be used: "I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus" (CS, 78)
* I lived in heaven with Heavenly Father and Jesus before I was
born. Heavenly Father and Jesus want us to live again as
families in heaven.
Moses 6:51; Moses 1:39
3, lesson 35: Temples and Eternal Families
* I am created in the image of God. My body is a temple.
Genesis 1:27; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
Gospel Standards, paragraphs 5, 8-11
Time: I Am a Child of God, 2004
ST: May: My body is a temple.
Additional resources: Gospel Principles, Chap.
2; Friend, Mar.
no. 4; Family Home Evening Resource Book, 27-30.
February: The family is central
Heavenly Father's plan.
Song: “Love Is Spoken Here” (CS, 190)
* I have a family here on earth.
2, lesson 6).
* “Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan”.
paragraph 7; see also
* “Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and
paragraph 6 see also
Proverbs 22:6; Primary
3, lessons 28, 39).
* The priesthood blesses, serves, and strengthens my family.
(D&C 121:36, 41– 43; Abraham 2:10–11; Primary
3, lesson 9)
Time: My Family, 2004
Additional Friend resources: Sharing Time ideas #1, 2, 3, Feb.
1975; Sharing Time idea #1, July
2003. Other resource: Family
Guidebook (item no. 31180).
Jesus Christ makes it possible for
me to live with Heavenly Father again.
Song: "He Sent His Son" (CS, 34)
* Before I came to earth, I chose to follow Heavenly Father’s plan.
Principles, chapters 2, 3; Primary
2, lesson 4).
* Jesus Christ was chosen to be the Savior. He atoned for my sins.
(Articles of Faith
3, lesson 22).
* Because Jesus was resurrected, I will be resurrected.
( John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:22; Primary
3, lesson 46).
* Choosing the right and following Jesus
(3 Nephi 27:21–22; Primary
3, lesson 27).
3 Nephi 27:19-22; John 3:16
Share story of: Alma the Younger from Alma 36:6-24.
Memorize Articles of Faith
1:3; Song: "He Sent His Son" (CS, 34)
Time: Clean Again, 2004
Additional Friend resources: Before
the New Testament; Sharing
Time ideas #1, 2, and 3; Sharing
Time idea #1; The
Savior’s Atonement; “He
Is Not Here, But Is Risen”.
Families can be happy when they follow Jesus Christ.
Happiness in family life is ... Proclamation,
Song: "I Feel My Savior's Love" (CS, 74)
* Holy Ghost
(Moroni 10:5; Primary
3, lessons 12, 20)
* Obeying the commandments and following Jesus
(Alma 37:35; Primary
2, lessons 15, 30)
* Living “My Gospel Standards” helps me follow Jesus Christ
(D&C 59:23; John 14:21).
* Be a peacemaker.
(Matthew 5:9; Primary
2, lesson 22; Primary
4, lesson 34).
Prepare stories "from the scriptures or lives of latter-day prophets
that illustrates living one of the principles in 'My Gospel Standards'."
Peacemaker: Matthew 5:9
Golden Rule: Matthew 7:12
Songs: "Jesus Once Was a Little Child" (CS, 55) and "Kindness Begins
With Me" (CS, 145)
Time: If I Choose to Obey, I'll Be Happy All Day!, 2004
Additional Friend resources: Follow
the Holy Ghost Helps You; Sharing
Time idea #3; Sharing
Time idea #4; Sharing
Time ideas #2 and #3; Sharing
May: Family members have
Song: "The Family" (CS, 194) or "A Happy Family (CS, 198)
(Proverbs 4:1; Proclamation,
(Alma 56:47; Proclamation,
(Exodus 20:12; Primary
3, lessons 39, 45).
* Extended families
Matthew 2:13-15; Primary
3, lesson 4 Sing "Fathers" (CS, 209)
Matching Game: "Make a list with the children of ways they can honor
and obey their parents. Pair up the children, and have each pair
draw matching pictures of one of the ways listed. Label each
picture. Place the pictures facedown, and play the game.
Additional resources: Family
Home Evening Resource Book,
236–40. Additional Friend resources: David's
to Friend: Elder L. Lionel
Respect, Honor, and Love
for Parents; Sharing
Time ideas #1 and 5; Family
June: Heavenly Father
teaches me to strengthen my family.
Song: "Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth"
(Hymns, no. 298)
* Family prayer
3 Nephi 18:21
1, lesson 27
*Family scripture study
2 Nephi 4:15; John 5:39
3, lesson 17
* Family Home Evening
*How can I help strengthen my family?
Friend references: Strengthen
the Family; Friend
to Friend; Kimchi,
Brownies, and Family Home
Taft Benson; Our
Scriptures Can Lead Me to
the Scriptures Daily. Other references: The
Extra Blessings of Family
Children about Prayer,; The
Blessings of Family Prayer; Unity
through Family Prayer,
Family Home Evening Resource Book, 80–83.
July: Temples unite families.
Song: "Families Can Be Together Forever" (CS, 188)
* Baptism & Keeping baptismal covenats
3 Nephi 11:33; Mosiah 18:8-10
3, lesson 11, 13
* Temple Worthy
Alma 34:32; 37:35
* My family can be together forever
3, lesson 35
* Family history and temple work
5, lesson 34
Principles, chapter 40
Friend references: Thankful
for Temple Blessings; Stewart,
Words About Baptism; Worthy
of the Temple; Guided
by the Holy Ghost; A
Covenant People; Family
History ABCs; Sharing Time: The
Heart of the Children; To
Save Our Ancestors.
August: Faith, prayer, repentance, and
forgiveness can strengthen my family.
Part of: Proclamation,
Song: "I Pray in Faith" (CS, 14)
* Faith in the Lord
Alma 32:21; D&C 6:36; 8:10
3, lesson 7
3, lesson 19
1, lesson 29
3, lesson 10
D&C 64: 9-10
3, lesson 23
Friend references: James
E. Faust, The
Lifeline of Prayer; Boyd K. Packer, "The
Shield of Faith; Gordon B. Hinckley, Faith
Lights the Way; James M. Paramore, A
Child's Faith; Oct. 2002 Sharing
Time #1, #4, and #5; I'll
Follow Him in Faith
(song). Other references: Gospel
117, and 122; Family
Home Evening Resource Book,
Respect, love, work, and wholesome recreation can strengthen my family.
Part of: Proclamation,
* Respect for others
* Love and compassion
John 13:34-35; Luke 10:33
* Recreational activites
Principles, chapter 27
5. Other Friend
Family Garden; Road
to a Happy Family; From
Latter-day Prophets: Ezra
Taft Benson; Book
of Mormon Story: Jared and
His Brother; Love
at Home; Family
October: Prophets teach me how
to strengthen my family.
* Bible prophets ...
Deuteronomy 6:4-7; Exodus 20:12
*Book of Mormon prophets ...
Mosiah 27; Mosiah 4:14-15
* Latter-day prophets ...
* The prophet today ...
November: Keeping the Sabbath day holy
can strengthen my family.
* Sabbath day is a day to rest ... & worship at church
My Gospel Standards, paragraphs 6
1, lesson 15, 44
3, lesson 40
* Sabbath day is a day to rest and strengthen the family
2, lesson 37
* Sharing my testimony
Mosiah 18:9; John 17:3
5, lesson 46
First Presidency letter, 2 May 2002
Helaman 3:35; D&C 59:14
3, lesson 41
Young children are not expected to fast. "Neither should parents compel
their little children to fast." (Jospeh F. Smith, gospel Doctrine, 244)
Sing: "Saturday" (CS, 196) and "Reverently, Quietly" (CS, 26)
December: My family is blessed when we
remember Jesus Christ.
* Remember Jesus, partake of the sacrament
3 Nephi 18:7, 11; Matthew 26:26-28
1, lesson 40
3, lesson 32-33
* Heavenly Father planned for Jesus to be born into a family
Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 2:1-13
1, lesson 46
3, lesson 47
* Gifts to give Jesus?
John 14:15; Matthew 25:40; Mosiah 2:17
3, lesson 37
* Jesus Christ will come again
2, lesson 43