What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do? primary lesson plan for July 8-14. Lesson Plan includes teaching ideas for Acts 6-9 they including the following Bible stories:
- Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch
- Acts 8
- Saul’s Conversion (Paul Bible story or Simon Bible story)
- Acts 9
- Simon and the Priesthood (Simon Bible story)
- Acts 8
What Wilt Thou Have me to Do?- Main Teaching Ideas
To get us started lets start with the main ideas we have been asked to teach. These are found in the Come Follow Me Lesson plan. I like to share these so that you know what your responsibility is as a teacher. Knowing the lesson teaching points will help you also stay on track! This week they include the following:
- I can follow Jesus Christ by standing for the right.
- The Holy Ghost inspires me to share the gospel with others.
- When I make a mistake, Heavenly Father invites me to repent and change.
- I will be a witness of Jesus Christ.
- The priesthood is a priceless gift from God.
There are a total of 5 main ideas this week. This is a little more than the typical 2 or 3. But don’t be too overwhelmed! Many of these go together! Next I will share the full lesson outline. This is a simple way to share the ideas above!
Questions and Prompts-What Wilt Thou Have me to Do?
The question and prompts page are actual questions I encourage you to ask your class! These will lead a meaningful discussion with your class. It will help them engage with the lesson. It will also take the gosple principles being taught and help them apply it there own lives. Along with each question and prompt I also include scriptures that will lead you to the scriptural answers. I too am a primary teacher and use this Question and prompts page each week!
Lesson Idea #1-Stephen Bible Story
The first lesson Idea I have for you is the Stephen Bible story. This idea will help you teach about how Stephen stood as a witness of Christ in Acts 9. I got this idea from this prompt in CFM:
Give the children several scenarios of children who have to make a choice between right and wrong. Ask the children what they would do to stand for the right.
Just as Stephen stood for the right you can help your kids practice standing for the right. I used this idea in last weeks lesson but it works even better this week! If you didn’t use it last week consider giving it a try on Sunday! These are 10 Choose the Right scenarios you can ask your class. These scenarios can help them to follow Stephen from the Bible’s example.
Lesson Idea #2-Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch Bible Story
The next principle that we are trying to teach our class is The Holy Ghost inspires me to share the gospel with others. This can be taught by sharing the story of Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch. Who is Philip in the Bible? Philip from the Bible’s story can be found in Acts 8. My idea for this lesson section came from the Come Follow Me idea:
Have you ever felt the Holy Ghost tell you to share the gospel with someone, similar to the experience Philip had in Acts 8:29? Share your experience with the children.
I created these simple prompt cards for you to use. They are great for teaching Philip and the Ethiopian lesson to your class. But they help you apply it more personally.
Lesson #3 Saul Bible Story-Sauls Conversion
The next principle I am sharing is: When I make a mistake, Heavenly Father invites me to repent and change. Saul’s conversion story in the Bible is a great example of this. The Saul Bible Story can be found in Acts 9. This story will cover: “Saul before he came Paul” and the Road to Damascus meaning. Saul to Paul is a powerful story of conversion. But how can we teach this to little kids? That is where my next lesson idea comes into play! This idea came from this Come Follow Me Idea:
List or bring in pictures of things that change, such as a tadpole, which changes into a frog, or trees during different seasons. How did Saul change when Jesus Christ visited him?
I made the above coloring page for Saul’s story. This can help your young class better understand the change that Saul undertook. It is also a fun way to share the story of Saul’s conversion.
Lesson Idea #4- Simon Bible Story-Simon and the Priesthood
The next principle I want to help you teach is: The priesthood is a priceless gift from God. This can be taught as you share the Simon Bible story. Who is Simon the Pharisee? Simon bible verses include Acts 8:5–24. This story will help you teach about the Priesthood. And it will re-iterate that the priesthood is a priceless gift that cannot be bought.
My idea to help teach this lesson idea came from the following Come Follow Me prompt:
Give the children pretend money, and display pictures of things that can be bought with money. Ask the children how much of their pretend money they would give for these things. Then show pictures of the sacrament, a temple (representing temple blessings), a baptism, and other blessings we receive through the priesthood. Explain that these gifts from God are priceless and cannot be bought with money.
This is a fun idea because you get to give your class fake money! You can use the download to print the money I have illustrated. Simon Peter bible story is a great story to share with your class and I hope this lesson help will bring it to life!
Lesson Conclusion for What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?
I hope that the above lesson ideas help you share the stories of Simon Peter, Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch, and Sauls conversion. The Lesson helps are made specifically to help you teach the important principles in the Come Follow Me Lesson manual this week! Be sure to pin the image below to save this idea for later! Thanks. so much for being here!
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