Oh, beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! The Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ is a great blessing to all the people in the world. Sing the song. Class Presentation: Review the talks of the First Presidency or Quorum of the Twelve Apostles from the previous general conference, found in the May and November issues of the Ensign. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Cut out the church, fold the walls, and glue the tabs in place so the church is standing. Whate’er thy lot may be On life’s complaining sea, If thou wilt come to me, Thou […], Music & voice: Download MP3 (Right click, Save Link As…) Music only: Download MP3 (Right click, Save Link As…) Lyrics: 1. ( Log Out /  Links to sheet music/arrangements: https://www.lds.org/music/library/childrens-songbook/this-is-my-beloved-son?lang=eng. Nephites gazing into heaven Saw their white-robed Savior come. Place the following pictures in a box wrapped as a gift: Baptism (GAK 601), The Gift of the Holy Ghost (GAK 602), Blessing the Sacrament (GAK 603), Young Couple Going to the Temple (GAK 609), Administering to the Sick (GAK 613), and Baby Blessing (Primary packet 3-21). Hear Him!” (JS—H 1:17). When Jesus was on the earth, He taught us what we need to do to be able to return to live with Him again. Ask the person to bear testimony of Jesus Christ. You may want to use the church as a visual as you learn more about these events during family home evening. He taught the gospel and asked us to obey His commandments. Sing “Keep the Commandments” (pp. Hundreds of years later, 14-year-old Joseph Smith was confused about which church he should join. Bear testimony of the blessings of the priesthood. Hold up a copy of the Bible and explain that the prophets of the Old and New Testaments teach of Jesus Christ. They also testified of the Restoration—that gospel truths and priesthood authority would one day be restored to the earth (see Eph. Then cut out the pictures. See, the mighty angel flying; See, he speeds his way to earth To proclaim the blessed gospel And restore the ancient faith, And restore, and restore the ancient faith. (Note: All songs are from Children’s Songbook unless otherwise noted; GAK = Gospel Art Picture Kit, TNGC = Teaching, No Greater Call.). Gospel truths were restored by revelation and are found in the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price. When all of the pictures are attached, ask, “Who is the source of priesthood power? God again presented Jesus: "This is My Beloved Son. Music & voice: Download MP3 (Right click, Save Link As…) Music only: Download MP3 (Right click, Save Link As…) Lyrics: 1. Select one child from each group. 2. For younger children: Simplify the questions for the treasure hunt with questions such as: Do you know anyone who holds the priesthood? When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. God again presented Jesus: 4. Additional Reading: Graham, Patricia Kelsey “We Shall Make Music”, Horizon Publishers, 2007. http://www.amazon.com/Shall-Music-Patricia-Kelsey-Graham/dp/0882908189/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380567997&sr=8-1&keywords=We+shall+make+music. Today, while the birds sing, harbor no care; Call life a good gift; call the world fair. 26) or “The Sacred Grove” (p. 87). It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. Explain that it is made to sound like trumpets announcing something important. Attach the following pictures to the bottoms of six chairs: Joseph Receives the Gold Plates (GAK 406), John the Baptist Conferring the Aaronic Priesthood (GAK 407), Melchizedek Priesthood Restoration (GAK 408), Kirtland Temple (GAK 500), Baptism (GAK 601), and Blessing the Sacrament (GAK 603). Saw their white-robed Savior come. Priesthood power was restored by John the Baptist and the Apostles Peter, James, and John. Copyright: Vanja Y. Watkins and Marvin K. Gardner. America! And I will bid the storm Cease in thy breast. Shall the youth of Zion falter In defending truth and right? Author of the Words: Marvin K. Gardner, b. Before the children come into the Primary room, post a picture of the Savior (GAK 240) on the wall or chalkboard and cover it with a larger piece of paper. JST Matthew 3:44-46. (Nephi—2 Ne. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. After the Apostles had died, many gospel truths were lost, and priesthood authority was taken from the earth. These words are not of men nor of man, but of me; wherefore, you shall testify they are of me and not of man; 35 For it is my voice which speaketh them unto you; for they are given by my Spirit unto you, and by my power you can read them one to another; and save it were by my power you could not have them; 36 Wherefore, you can testify that you have heard my voice, and know my words. Give each of the five groups the name of one of these prophets and let each group decide how to role-play a scene from the prophet’s life. 2004, 43. Repeat the song, removing a wordstrip each time until the children can sing it without seeing the words. Come Listen to a Prophet’s Voice: The Lord Provides a Way, Special Witness: Getting to Know Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Building an Eternal Family—Nolan Anderson of Soda Springs, Idaho, I Will Not Partake of Things That Are Harmful to Me, From the Life of President David O. McKay, Sharing Time: “This Is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!” 2. As you sing “The Eighth Article of Faith” (p. 127), invite two children to put the wordstrips in order. Click on Gospel Library. Friend references: “Joseph Smith—Prophet of the Restoration,” July 2001, 14; “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Was Organized,” Apr. "This is My Beloved Son. 2. Joseph Smith’s First Vision ©1988 Greg K. Olsen—do not copy, Sharing Time: ‘This Is My Beloved Son. (Chorus) […], Music & voice: Download MP3 (Right click, Save Link As…) Music only: Download MP3 (Right click, Save Link As…) Lyrics: 1. Hear Him!’” Friend, May 2005, 46. Lean on my ample arm, O thou depressed! A pillar of light descended, and Joseph “saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. “This is My Beloved Son. Prepare five or six written questions, such as: What do we call the power of God given to man on earth? 5. Tell the children that the Lord has restored a precious gift to the earth and that one of them will be going on a treasure hunt to find out what it is. 2:3). Let the Holy Ghost, descending, Comfort, guide the path of youth, Channel of all […], Music & voice: Download MP3 (Right click, Save Link As…) Music only: Download MP3 (Right click, Save Link As…) Lyrics: 1. Some of the Apostles were killed because they believed and served Jesus Christ. 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Sing “I Feel My Savior’s Love” (pp. ( Log Out /  What are your experiences with it? O home belov’d, where’er I wander, On foreign land or distant sea, As time rolls by, my heart grows fonder And yearns more lovingly for thee! Fasten a large sheet of black paper and a large sheet of yellow paper to the wall or chalkboard. Tho fair be nature’s scenes around me, And […], Music & voice: Download MP3 (Right click, Save Link As…) Music only: Download MP3 (Right click, Save Link As…) Lyrics: 1. The prophets in the Book of Mormon also teach us about Jesus Christ. Attach the pictures to the paper covering the picture of the Savior. Contact the webmaster. He showed us how to be baptized. New Testament prophets and apostles knew that the Apostasy would take place (see 2 Thes. The child tries to guess the prophet and asks yes or no questions until he or she can correctly identify him. The First Vision, in 1820, was the beginning of the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ. The child follows the instructions to find the other clues, stopping to answer each of the questions with the rest of the Primary, until the gift is found. And they heard the Father witness: "This is My Beloved Son. Play “Who Am I?” by dividing the children into five groups. Hear Him!” (JS—H 1:17). 16), remove the pictures one by one. Ask him or her to tell the story of the organization of the Church in New Testament times while referring to the principles and ordinances depicted by the pictures. There are a few wonderful occasions in the scriptures when our Heavenly Father personally introduced His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, with a specific charge to “Hear Him!” Today, this most-important invitation from our loving Heavenly Father to listen to the voice of the Lord and to follow His teachings is extended to us. Are any of the links broken or do you know of any additional content that should be here? Invite the children to find the GAK pictures attached to their chairs. As the children guess the song and the gospel principle from the music clue, briefly review the talk, show a picture of the speaker, and tell about one of the promised blessings of obeying that principle. Take responses and sing the line together. Lord, accept into thy kingdom Each repentant, humbled one, Born of water and the Spirit In thy name, Beloved Son. 10:32). Invite a returned missionary to tell the children about the First Vision and bear testimony of Joseph Smith. 6. Ask the five children to wait outside the Primary room. © LDS Hymns. 8 And it came to pass, as they understood they cast their eyes up again towards heaven; and behold, they saw a Man descending out of heaven; and he was clothed in a white robe; and he came down and stood in the midst of them; and the eyes of the whole multitude were turned upon him, and they durst not open their mouths, even one to another, and wist not what it meant, for they thought it was an angel that had appeared unto them. Hear Him!’, “Joseph Smith—Prophet of the Restoration,”, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Was Organized,”, “The Prophet Speaks for Heavenly Father,”. On the back of each question, provide a clue that will lead to the next hidden question, with the clue on the last question leading to the gift. Then glue each picture to the appropriate side of the church. On the black paper, post the pictures Boy Jesus in the Temple (GAK 205), John the Baptist Baptizing Jesus (GAK 208), Christ Ordaining the Apostles (GAK 211), Sermon on the Mount (GAK 212), and The Last Supper (GAK 225). Hold up each picture and encourage the children to share their experiences with each kind of priesthood ordinance or blessing. Invite an adult ward member to come to Primary dressed in a simple costume representing New Testament times. And behold, the third time they did understand the voice which they heard; and it said unto them: 7 Behold my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, in whom I have glorified my name—hear ye him. Please leave a comment below. Who makes all these blessings possible?” Take responses, then remove the paper covering the picture of the Savior.