2004 Primary Sharing Time: My Family Can Be Forever

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You will be able to find the ideas in the 2004 Outline for Sharing Time and the Children's Sacrament Meeting Presentation.  At the previous link, you will find the songs that are suggested to be song in Sacrament Meeting and Sharing Time Ideas.  The other resources that are in the ST outline can be found at: Gospel Library.

Go to FHE & Primary Sharing Time Resources for more resources for this year's Sharing Time.

To look up the scriptures, go to: Scriptures @ lds.org.
To look up songs and hear them played, go to:
LDS Church Music.

Note: If your "Friend" doesn't arrive on time, go to the main page of the Gospel Library and click on the month you need on the right hand side of the page.

Church Approved Resources
PrimaryST (Sharing Time) Yahoo! Group

I have only made an outline of part of what is in the 2004 Outline for ST.

January: I am a child of God
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 in God 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
Primary 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
Primary 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
My Gospel Standards, paragraphs 5, 8-11

Additional Resources:
Sharing Time: I Am a Child of God, 2004
2002 ST: May: My body is a temple.

Additional resources: Gospel Principles, Chap. 2; Friend, Mar. 1978; Feb. 1994, idea no. 4; Family Home Evening Resource Book, 27-30.

February: The family is central to Heavenly Father's plan.
Proclamation, paragraph 7

Song: “Love Is Spoken Here” (CS, 190)

* I have a family here on earth.
(Primary 2, lesson 6).

* “Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan”.
(Proclamation, paragraph 7; see also D&C 49:15)
* “Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness”
(Proclamation, 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)

Sharing Time: My Family, 2004

Additional Friend resources: Sharing Time ideas #1, 2, 3, Feb. 2002; Feb. 2001; June 1996; July 1975; Sharing Time idea #1, July 1992; Feb. 1996; Mar. 2003. Other resource: Family Guidebook (item no. 31180).

March: Jesus Christ makes it possible for me to live with Heavenly Father again.
John 14:6
Song: "He Sent His Son" (CS, 34)

* Before I came to earth, I chose to follow Heavenly Father’s plan.
(Gospel Principles, chapters 2, 3; Primary 2, lesson 4).

* Jesus Christ was chosen to be the Savior. He atoned for my sins.
(Articles of Faith 1:3; Primary 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)

Sharing 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”.

April: Families can be happy when they follow Jesus Christ.
Happiness in family life is ... Proclamation, paragraph 7

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).

Additional Resources:
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)

Sharing Time: If I Choose to Obey, I'll Be Happy  All Day!, 2004

Additional Friend resources: Follow Christ; How the Holy Ghost Helps You; Sharing Time idea #3; Sharing Time idea #4; Sharing Time ideas #2 and #3; Sharing Time; Sharing Time.

May: Family members have important responsibilities.
Ephesians 6:1
Song: "The Family" (CS, 194) or "A Happy Family (CS, 198)

* Fathers
(Proverbs 4:1; Proclamation, paragraph 7).
* Mothersn.
(Alma 56:47; Proclamation, paragraph 7).
* Children
(Exodus 20:12; Primary 3, lessons 39, 45).

* Extended families
(Proclamation, paragraph 7).

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, 246–47; Gospel Principles, 236–40. Additional Friend resources: David's Lesson; Friend to Friend: Elder L. Lionel Kendrick; Showing Respect, Honor, and Love for Parents; Sharing Time ideas #1 and 5; Family Meeting.

June: Heavenly Father teaches me to strengthen my family.
Mosiah 4:13
"Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth" (Hymns, no. 298)

* Family prayer
3 Nephi 18:21
Primary 1, lesson 27

*Family scripture study
2 Nephi 4:15; John 5:39
Primary 3, lesson 17

* Family Home Evening
3 Nephi 17:3

*How can I help strengthen my family?
Mosiah 18:21

Friend references: Strengthen the Family; Friend to Friend; Kimchi, Brownies, and Family Home Evening; Ezra Taft Benson; Our Family; The Scriptures Can Lead Me to Jesus; Read the Scriptures Daily. Other references: The Extra Blessings of Family Prayer; Teaching Children about Prayer,; The Blessings of Family Prayer; Unity through Family Prayer, Family Home Evening Resource Book, 80–83.

July: Temples unite families.
D&C 124:40

Song: "Families Can Be Together Forever" (CS, 188)

* Baptism & Keeping baptismal covenats
3 Nephi 11:33; Mosiah 18:8-10
Primary 3, lesson 11, 13

* Temple Worthy
Alma 34:32; 37:35

* My family can be together forever
D&C 138:47-48
Primary 3, lesson 35

* Family history and temple work
Malachi 4:5-6
Primary 5, lesson 34
Gospel Principles,  chapter 40

Friend references: Thankful for Temple Blessings; Stewart, a Commandment-Keeper, Too; Plain 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, paragraph 7

Song: "I Pray in Faith" (CS, 14)

* Faith in the Lord
Alma 32:21; D&C 6:36; 8:10
Primary 3, lesson 7

* Prayer
D&C 68:28
Primary 3, lesson 19

* Reptentance
D&C 58:42-43
Primary 1, lesson 29
Primary 3, lesson 10

* Forgiveness
D&C 64: 9-10
Primary 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 Principles, 41, 117, and 122; Family Home Evening Resource Book, 43.

September: Respect, love, work, and wholesome recreation can strengthen my family.
Part of: Proclamation, paragraph 7

* Respect for others
Matthew 7:12

* Love and compassion
John 13:34-35; Luke 10:33

* Recreational activites
Gospel Principles,  chapter 27
Proclamation, paragraph 7

5. Other Friend references: Our 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 Love.

October: Prophets teach me how to strengthen my family.
D&C 1:38

* 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.
Exodus 20:8

* Sabbath day is a day to rest ... & worship at church
D&C 59:9
My Gospel Standards, paragraphs 6
Primary 1, lesson 15, 44
Primary 3, lesson 40

* Sabbath day is a day to rest and strengthen the family
D&C 59:10
Primary 2, lesson 37

* Sharing my testimony
Mosiah 18:9; John 17:3
Primary 5, lesson 46
First Presidency letter, 2 May 2002

* Fasting
Helaman 3:35; D&C 59:14
Primary 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.
Ether 4:12

* Remember Jesus, partake of the sacrament
3 Nephi 18:7, 11; Matthew 26:26-28
Primary 1, lesson 40
Primary 3, lesson 32-33

* Heavenly Father planned for Jesus to be born into a family
Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 2:1-13
Primary 1, lesson 46
Primary 3, lesson 47

* Gifts to give Jesus?
John 14:15; Matthew 25:40; Mosiah 2:17
Primary 3, lesson 37

* Jesus Christ will come again
Matthew 16:27
Primary 2, lesson 43