Sabbath Day: Lesson Item 7

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Story

“Sunday Morning Problem”

Friend March 1998 pg. 31

Preparation

  • Items needed: Paper and a pen or marker
  • 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.

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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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

Friend August 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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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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.

Friend September 2015 - Girl feels guilty watching a movie with bad rating and tries to hide that she is watching it.

 

 

 

 

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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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.


Priesthood: Stories

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Receiving the Priesthood

Friend May 2017 “Awesome! Robert receives the Aaronic Priesthood and learns about the line of authority.

 

 

 

 

Friend June 2016 “Was I Ready” A boy prays to know if he is ready to receive the priesthood.

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Duties of the Priesthood

Friend November 2015 “Priesthood Power” Bobby learns that the priesthood is about serving people.

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Friend January 2016 President Monson fulfilled his deacon duties by taking the sacrament to a home bound man and by being a good secretary.

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Father’s Blessings

Friend February 2016 “You are Special” In Emma’s blessing from her father, Emma gets a message from Heavenly Father.

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Healing Blessings

Friend February 2017 “Danger at the Ice Pond” Alice tries to help push the blocks of ice in the pond, but the ice she is standing on cracks and breaks. Her father rushes her home and gives her a priesthood blessing and she has no ill effects.

 

 

 

 

Friend July 1988 “Power of Prayer” A pioneer father is inspired that something was wrong at home. When he arrives he finds that his daughter has fallen into the fireplace. He gives her a blessing and every promise is fulfilled.
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Friend May 2016 “Bad Day in the Badlands” Topher and his classmates get sick on a school trip. Topher gets a priesthood blessing.
Friend May 2016

Friend May 2016