Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Video Lessons

Every once in a while, for a change of pace for both the students and me, we have a video lesson.  I use the scriptures from the lesson outline, and match them up with short Church videos.  Sometimes we have snacks to munch on.  I have to watch the time and adjust the lessons accordingly (dropping out a video as necessary) depending on whether sacrament meeting went over, or whether we have an extensive discussion.

This past week we did one based upon the question in July's lessons: "How Can I Keep My Covenant to Always Remember Jesus?"

Read John 8:29 about how Jesus is like the Father, and how we should be like Jesus.
Watch "Strengthened in the Lord" (4 1/2 minutes) about how NYC kids try to follow Christ.

Read 3 Nephi 11:32 which commands us to repent and believe.
Watch "The Savior Wants to Forgive" (6 minutes) about the despair and triumph through repentance of a drug addict and convicted felon.

Read Alma 37:36-37 which tells us to counsel with the Lord in all of our doings, not just our Church work.
Watch "I'm a Mormon and Mother to 79 Orphaned Children" (4 1/2 minutes) about a wealthy LDS fashion designer who followed the promptings to give up her luxury to bless destitute orphans in Tibet.  (Be aware this video is in French and you will need to click on CC to get the English subtitles.)

Read Helaman 12:1-5 which accuses men of being quick to forget the Lord when things are going well.  Ask your students if they really live the gospel during the week at school, or just during Church activities.
Watch "Bullying--Stop It" (10 1/2 minutes) which shows an Aaronic Priesthood member living a double standard of serving at church and bullying at school.  In the end he realizes his grave error.

Read D&C 6:36 which tells us to look to the Lord in every thought.
After the closing prayer, as the class gathers their things and leaves, play "I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus" (5 1/2 minutes)

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