Why Share the Gospel – Activity
• Items needed: A gift bag or gift box, paper and pencils, scriptures
Show the family the gift bag/box. Hand out a paper and pencil to each person. Have the family members write down what they think would be the greatest gift they could give to someone. Collect the papers and put them in the gift bag/box. Pull out one response at a time, and read and discuss the responses. (Make sure to point out the positive of each person’s response, such as fun, needed, useful, long lasting, etc)
Have the family look up and read D&C 14:7 – “If you keep my commandments and endure to the end you shall have eternal life, which gift is the greatest of all the gifts of God.”
God has given us many wonderful things on this earth, but according to this scripture the gift of eternal life is better than anything we could ever receive on earth. Eternal life (or exaltation) is to live in God’s presence and live the kind of life He has.
We can not give someone eternal life, but we can share something with others that will help them get on the path towards gaining eternal life.
• What do you think that is? The gospel (The gospel is all the doctrines, laws, and ordinances needed to gain eternal life.)