Sabbath Day: Lesson Item 7

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Story

“Sunday Morning Problem”

Friend March 1998 pg. 31

Written by Adrianne Pearson Coleman

Illustrated by Julie F. Young

Preparation

  • Download this PowerPoint presentation of the story. Read the story out loud, or listen to it being read by clicking on the audio icon on each slide.
  • Or print the story pages. Cut the pictures and the words apart at the dotted lines. Glue each page of words onto the back of its coinciding picture.
  • Items needed: Paper and a pen or marker

Presentation

  • Have you ever felt like Sunday mornings are chaotic and stressful instead of peaceful and holy?

As you listen to this story see if you can think of some ways to help make Sunday the holy day it should be. (Going in numerical order, show the pictures and read the back story captions to the family.)

After Story Discussion:

  •  Why was Kelly’s mom unhappy at the beginning of the story?
  •  Has anyone in the family ever felt the same way Kelly’s mom felt on Sunday mornings?
  • What do you think Heavenly Father and Jesus want our Sunday mornings to be like?
  • What did Kelly do to help Sundays be a happy, peaceful day?
  • How can you help make Sunday a happy, peaceful, holy day? (Make a list of things the family members mention. Post the list in a place where the family members will see it and be reminded to do the things on it.)

Sabbath Day: Lesson Item 6

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Story Match-Up

“Choosing to Keep the Sabbath Day Holy”

Preparation

  • Items needed: Two different colors of good quality construction paper – three pages of each color, a display board, and a glue stick.
  • Print the story activity pages. Cut each page in half at the dotted lines. Cut the construction papers in half. Glue each of the story pages to one color of construction paper and each of the picture pages to another color.
  • Before the lesson, post the pictures and stories face down on a display board using sticky tack or some other removable adhesive method.

Presentation

Explain that on the display board are stories of children choosing to keep the Sabbath Day Holy. Have a family member choose a story card and a picture card from the board. Explain that the object of the game is to find a story card and its matching picture. Have the family member read the story card out loud, or if the story has already been read, have them tell the story again in their own words. If the family member makes a match, then the cards are removed. If a match is not made, the cards are place back into their original position. Continue in this manner, with family members taking turns choosing cards and trying to find matches, until all the matches have been made,

(The stories are from the “Trying to Be Like Jesus” pages of the Friend Magazine.)


Pioneer: Stories

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Celebrating Pioneer Day

Friend July 2017 “Pioneer Night” A family celebrates Pioneer Day for Family Home Evening.

Pioneer Courage

Friend July 2017 “Road to Zion” After Mary’s father has a stroke, Mary gets her family to Utah traveling alone in their wagon.

Pioneer Trek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friend January 1986 “Ellen Pucell Unthank” While crossing the plains in handcarts, Nellie’s parents died and Nellie’s feet froze and had to be amputated, but she remained faithful and thankful.

Friend June 1988 “The Scent of Lilacs”  Becky and her brothers and sisters lose both their mother and their father as they travel to the salt lake valley.

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Friend June 1987 “Jacob Hamblin” Jacob has a reputation for being honest with the Indians, which his son finds out.

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Friend July 1987 A little boy went missing from a handcart company. The father was to use a shawl to signal the mother if he found the boy alive.

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 Friend July 1987 “The China Doll” Lou worries there won’t be room for her doll in the covered wagon.

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 Immigration

Friend July 2015

Friend July 2015 Part 1 of 2.  Two girls leave their mother in Sweden & travel to America

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Friend July 2015

Friend August 2015

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Modern Day Pioneers

A pioneer is someone who goes before others and prepares the way for them.

Friend July 2016 “A Priceless Heritage” When President Eyring’s great grandfather joined the church he left a priceless heritage for his descendants.

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A Different Kind of Pioneer” – Friend July 1984 – Girl gives a Primary talk about her family joining the church.

 


Book of Mormon: Stories

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Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon

Friend July 1988

Friend July

Read one scripture each day. Match the highlighted scriptures to the correct picture.. Ezekiel 37:15-20, 2 Nephi 3:12; 29:8, Psalm 85:11& Mormon 8:16, Moses 7:62 & Isaiah 29:4, 2 Nephi 26:14-17, Ether1:1 & 2:11, Enos 1:15-16, Mormon 5:12-14, Revelation 14:6, 1 Nephi 1:1 & 9:5, Omni 1:8-9, Introduction to Helaman, 3 Nephi 23:4-5, 3 Nephi 23:6-14, Words of Mormon 1:1-2, Mormon 8:1 & Moroni 10:1-2, Joseph Smith History 1:30-35,  D&C 27:5 & 128:20, Joseph Smith History 1:44-47Joseph Smith History 1:48-50, Joseph Smith History 1:51-52, Joseph Smith History 1:53-54, Joseph Smith History 1:59Joseph Smith History 1:62, Joseph Smith History 1:67 & D&C 3:preface, D&C 25:1&5-6, Isaiah 29:11, Joseph Smith History 1:61 & 63-65, 2 Corinthians 13:1 & D&C 5:4 &11&13, D&C 19:preface & 26 & 34-35, Joseph Smith History 1:60

 Reading the Book of Mormon

Friend April 2015 “The Book of Mormon Challenge”   Blake had just finished reading the Book of Mormon when the stake president challenged everyone to read it again because of the many benefits it brings into the people’s lives.

Friend June 2017 “Book of Mormon Club” Sydney starts a Book of Mormon club where she and her friends discuss what they have learned.

 

 

 

 

Friend January 2017 “The Book on the Shelf” When Walter reads the Book of Mormon he knows it’s words are true, and he learns that it contains answers to problems in life.

Friend June 2016 “Jason’s Study Buddy” Jason reads the entire Book of Mormon before his baptism. His testimony grows.

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Friend April 2016 A family reads the Book of Mormon and then prays to get a testimony of its truth

Friend April 2016 A family reads the Book of Mormon and then prays to get a testimony of its truth

 Lehi

Lehi–Man of Vision Friend October 1987

Brass Plates

Mini Book Created by Kevin Merrell. Images are from the Scripture Readers. Great handout or teaching idea.

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Nephi

Friend September 1988 “Scriptural Giants: Nephi Man of Faith” Nephi’s brothers become angry with him on their way back from getting Ishmael’s family, and they tie him up.

Journey to Promised Land

Lehi–Man of Vision (part two) Friend November 1987

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Friend January 2016 “Journey to the Promised Land” We can be obedient like Nephi.

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Friend May 2000 “Sharing Time: Keeping Promises” The Liahona is like the Holy Ghost.

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Friend February 2016 “Nephi’s Family Crosses the Ocean”.

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Promised Land

Friend July 1988 Nephi helps his people build buildings, a temple, and swords to defend themselves.

Enos Prays

Friend January 1988 “Scriptural Giants: Enos Prays”

Friend May 1988 “Sharing Time: Seeking Guidance through Prayer”

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King Benjamin

Friend June 1988 “Benjamin: the Prophet King”

Friend March 2016 “King Benjamin Teaches His People”

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Abinadi & King Noah

Friend March 1982 “Abinidi and King Noah”

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Friend July 1988 “Scriptural Giants: Gideon” part one

Friend August 1988 “Scriptural Giants: Gideon” part two

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Alma Baptizes at Waters of Mormon

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 Ammon: A Mighty Missionary

Friend February 1988 “Abish, Lamanite Woman of God”

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Friend November 2016  “Abish and Abby” Abby, like Abish, knows when it is time to share the gospel with her neighbors.

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Alma and the Zoramites

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Friend June 2016

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 Captain Moroni

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Friend March 1988 “Scriptural Giants” Lachoneus and Gidggidoni

Friend May 1988 “Scriptural Giants: Teancum, Fighter for Freedom”

Friend July 1988 “Follow Righteous Leaders”

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Samuel the Lamanite

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Jesus Visits the Nephites

Friend September 2016 “Jesus Visits the Nephites”

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Friend August 1988 “The Book of Mormon: Jesus in America”

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Brother of Jared & the Jaredites

Friend November 1988 “Scriptural Giants: The Brother of Jared”

Friend November 1988 “Annette’s Very Own Scriptures” A teacher tells the story of the brother of Jared using some fun ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friend October 2016 “Traveling to the Promised Land”

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Friend November 1988

Mormon

Friend October 1988 “Scriptural Giants: Mormon and the Book of Mormon”

 

 

 

 

Friend November 2016 “Mormon Writes on the Golden Plates”
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Friend January 1988 “Sharing a Time: Mormon–A Valiant Prophet

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Moroni

Friend December 2016 “Moroni’s Special Promise”
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Temple: Stories

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Temples Around the World

Friend October 2017 “From Paris to Sapporo” Two children tell of their excitement to get a temple near them.

Temple Dedications

Friend October 2017 “The Temple Dedication” At his first temple dedication, CJ’s heart was filled with peace and the Spirit, and he knew that what the Apostles were saying was true.

Preparing to Go to the Temple

Friend April 2017 “Prepare for the Temple Every Day” Sister Joy Jones prepared all her life to go to the temple.

Worthiness

Friend October 2017 “Worthiness Worries” Matthew can’t get the image of an immodestly dressed woman out of his head that he saw on an advertisement. He worries that he isn’t worthy to receive the priesthood (story could apply to temple worthiness worries too).

Baptisms for the Dead

Friend October 2017 “Finding Lydia” Lydia isn’t excited to be graduating from Primary and going to Young Women’s, but she becomes more excited when her mother finds some family names for her to do baptisms for in the temple, and one is named Lydia.

Friend July 2016 “Abraham Abraham” A boy does baptisms at the temple for the first time and learns its importance.

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Temple Sealings

Friend July 2016 “Forever Brothers” Markus is sealed to his adoptive family.

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Friend February 1987 Family sacrifes much to attend the temple and be sealed together.

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Friend February 1987 Family is sealed together, including their baby brother who had died.
>Friend July 2016 “No Matter Who You Are” Andi worries because her family aren’t members and they haven’t been sealed in the temple, but her teacher reminds her she is also a child of God.

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Friend July 2015 "Temple Time"

Friend July 2015 – Boy helps with family history on computer so his parents can do the work at the temple.

 

Friend July 2015 "Matt & Mandy"

Friend July 2015  – Can feel the Holy Ghost in the temple.


Media: Stories

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Media Can be Used for Good

Friend April 2017 The kids on my bus are really inappropriate, and I used to dread getting on the bus. My older sister let me borrow her MP3 player full of Church songs, and now I don’t dread going on the bus, as long as I have the MP3 player and some Church magazines. I am really glad the Church can help me stay on the right path. Savannah N., age 11, Arizona, USA

Media

Friend August 2016 “Matt and Mandy” Mandy learns it is hard to get rid of things in the brain that we see and hear.
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Video Games

Friend April 2017 “Game Changer” Caleb wants to play his online game with his friends, but some players are using bad words. Caleb feels like it is hard to have to make different choices than his friends, but the Holy Ghost comforts him and and helps him see that the game was getting addicting.

 

 

Friend January 2017 “The Next Level” Max takes a week off from playing games and he learns new things, spends time with his family, serves, and feels the Spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friend August 2016 “The Hidden Video Game” Ava’s big brother doesn’t feel good about a video game they are playing so he wants to get rid of it.
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Friend June 2015 Building a fort instead of playing video games.

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Television

Friend September 2015 “Flipping Channels”  Girl feels guilty watching a movie with bad ratings and tries to hide that she is watching it.

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Books

Friend June 2016 “Goodbye to Scary Stories” Reading scary books makes a girl feel anxious and scared so she gets rid of them.

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Phones

Friend October 2015 “Standing Strong”  Boy leaves when other boys are viewing pornography but is later teased.

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Friend October 2015 "Standing Strong"

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Ponography

Friend August 2017 “The Bad Picture” A boy shows Taran a bad picture from a magazine, but Taran lets him know that he doesn’t look at things like that. He also tells his mom about what happened. His family celebrate and talk about his good decision.

Listen to the Spirit

Friend September 2017 “For Older Kids” By McKay H., age 9, Utah, USA “One night as I was watching TV, a show came on that I had never seen before. I got a dark feeling inside. Then a very still, small voice told me to turn off the TV. After that I went to play a Primary song on the piano.”

Individual Stories

Friend August 2015 “Show & Tell” Two children make good choices about media.

Friend August 2016 “Show & Tell”  A boy shuts off a game when he hears inappropriate language.

 

 


Work & Responsibility: Stories

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Friend August 1988 “Allie’s Choice” Allie shows she is responsible while her mother is away by taking care of work instead of going to a horse show and she is than allowed the responsibilty of boarding a horse.

Friend October 2016 “Matt and Mandy” Matt and Mandy have a big chore of raking leaves, but they add some fun and surprise their parents.

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Friend July 2016 Picking thorny blackberries was not fun, but a boy learned about responsibility and the rewards of work.

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Friend July 2016  “Ryan the Unstoppable Reader” Ryan has a reading disability and has to spend his summer working on his reading, but his hard work pays off and his reading level increases.

Friend April 1983– interview with Paul H Dunn. His father had him work for any spending money.

Friend May 1988 “Sweet Peas” Children grow vegetables in a garden to sell and make spending money.

Friend February 1987 “Blake’s Lucky Socks” Ethan studies hard to win a spelling bee. His friend, Ethan, doesn’t study but thinks he’ll win because he’s wearing his lucky socks.

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Friend May 2016 “The Laundry Monster” It’s time to help put laundry in a basket, but Ana wants to keep playing. Her guilt grows.

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Friend February 2016 “Happy Faces” Easton earns happy faces on a bedtime chart. Link includes chart. Parent Information 

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Friend June 1987 “Lipstick and Hot Chocolate” Tanya finds that baby-sitting to earn dance lessons is more difficult than expected, but she is responsible and fixes her mistakes.

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Careers

Friend August 2016 “When I Grow Up” Rosemary starts her own business designing temple dresses. It takes discipline, study, and prayer to make it work.