“God Is Not the Author of Confusion, but of Peace”- Come Follow Me Lesson Ideas to help you teach your Primary Class and at home. This week we cover the following main ideas:
1st Corinthians 14-16 Come Follow Me
- I can live with Heavenly Father after I die because Jesus Christ was resurrected.
- I can be baptized for people who died.
- Heavenly Father wants me to live with Him in the celestial kingdom.
God is Not the Author of Confusion but of Peace- Question and Prompt Lesson Outline
To help you teach this week’s Come Follow Me Lesson, I have created a very simple Question and Prompt page. This is what I consider the weekly lesson outline and it will literally guide you through each of the main ideas I just listed in the bullets above. These are the main ideas we are
Lesson Idea #1 -1st
The first lesson idea I have for you this week is just a simple print out of the scripture: 1st Corinthians 14:26. This lesson idea
Lesson Idea #2 I can live with Heavenly Father after I die because Jesus Christ was resurrected
The next lesson idea I have for you will help you teach the following idea from the CFM manual:
Repeat the following phrase several times with the children: “In Christ shall all be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22). Show a picture of the resurrected Savior (see this week’s outline in Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families
). Explain that we will all die someday, but because Jesus was resurrected, we will all come back to life after we die.
I have created these very simple handouts of the resurrected Christ you can share them in 1 of two ways. First is the tiny circles you can cut out and hand to each student. As well an uncolored large coloring page. You decided which way best suits your class’s needs! These both include the scripture: 1st Corinthians 15-22
Lesson Idea #3- Bodies and Spirits
I though it was an important teaching moment to share with our young kids the difference between our bodies and our spirits. To help you teach this I created this original illustration of our bodies and spirits to help them better understand the difference between the two. I was inspired by the following prompt from CFM:
Use an object lesson like this one to teach about the Resurrection: Show the children a jacket, which represents our physical bodies. When we are alive, our spirits are in our bodies, and our bodies can move (put the jacket on), When we die, our spirits leave our physical bodies, and our bodies cannot move (remove the jacket and lay it on a table or chair to represent a body without its spirit), When we are resurrected, our spirits return to our bodies (put the jacket on again), and they are never separated again. Let the children take turns putting the jacket on and taking it off while another child explains what happens when we are resurrected.
These are available in both a colored and un colored version for you to use.
Lesson Idea #4- I can be baptized for people who died
I love this teaching idea for a couple different reasons. First is that the scripture found in 1st Corinthians 15:29 talks about the need for baptisms for the dead. I love that we can reference the New Testament for sacred ordinances we perform in the temple. This idea can be hard for little kids to understand. I created an original illustration of the temple and what baptisms for the dead look like to help them see that it is performed by members of the church. I was inspired by this idea in CFM
Ask the children if they have any family members who have been to the temple to perform baptisms for the dead. Show pictures of a temple baptismal font. Do the children know what happens here? Explain that in the temple we can be baptized for people who have died without being baptized. Then those people can choose whether to accept the baptism.
Once again I have offered this in both a pre-colored and un-colored version to suit your needs best!
Lesson Idea #5 Heavenly Father wants me to live with Him in the celestial kingdom
This week we get to talk to our kids about the 3 different degrees of glory. I have kept this lesson idea simple and simply created a printable of the scriptures that tell us about the 3 degrees of glory. This idea was inspired by this idea in CFM:
Show pictures of the sun, moon, and stars. Which shines the brightest? Read 1 Corinthians 15:40–41 to the children (see also Joseph Smith Translation, 1 Corinthians 15:40, footnote a). Explain that the sun, moon, and stars represent the kingdoms we can live in after we are resurrected. In the celestial kingdom, we can live with Heavenly Father.
God is Not the Author of Confusion, but of Peace-Lesson Conclusion
I hope the above 5 lesson ideas help you teach a wonderful and engaging lesson this week! I always love to hear any feedback you may have so be sure to share how your class goes!! If you have a moment before you leave please pin the image below! this is a great way to support Ministering Simply and share this idea with others! Thank you so much!