“Ye Are the Body of Christ” Come Follow Me Primary Lesson August 26–September 1 1 Corinthians 8–13 Lesson plan includes ideas to teach about the following ideas:
- Heavenly Father will help me make righteous choices.
- Heavenly Father has blessed me with spiritual gifts.
- I can love others.
Ye Are the Body of Christ- Question and Prompts-Lesson Outline
Just above you will see the 3 main ideas in this weeks lesson as outlined in our Come Follow Me manuals. In order to help you teach those lesson objectives, I have created a lesson outline. I call this the Question and Prompt page because it is just that. I have formulated a series of questions you can ask directly to your class. These will help you touch on each of the 3 lesson objectives above. They also include scripture references to help you use the scriptures as the main source of information as you teach. This is the most important tool I provide to teachers each week and I hope you find it helpful!
Lesson Idea #1 Heavenly Father will help me make righteous choices
The first idea I have for you this week comes from the following prompt in the CFM manual:
Read 1 Corinthians 10:13 to the children, inviting them to turn away from you when they hear the words “tempted” or “temptation.”
Create small stop signs for the children. Tell some brief stories of people who are about to make a wrong
choice. As the children listen, invite them to hold up their signs when the person in the story makes a wrong choice. What would be the right choice? Testify that Heavenly Father will help them choose the right.
I have created the stop signs for you to use as well has provided a simple right and wrong choice story you can share with your class to carry out this idea.
Lesson Idea #2- Spiritual gifts-Ye are the Body of Christ
This next idea is going to help you teach about spiritual gifts. I was inspired by this idea in CFM manual:
Read together 1 Corinthians 12:7–11, and identify the spiritual gifts Paul named. Help the children think of actions that could go with these gifts of the Spirit, and use the actions to help the children remember the gifts.
I have created a prompt page that will allow you and your class to fill out the spiritual gifts that Paul mentioned in 1st Corinthians 12: 7-11 This also includes the verses to make it easy to see and study.
Lesson Idea #3 I have spiritual gifts from Heaven
Its important that your class understand that they too have individual spiritual gifts. I have created a cute little gift printable that says “I have spiritual gifts”. Use these as you go around your class and tell them what their spiritual gifts are! you may consider writing them on the back of the gift prints.
Lesson idea #4- Pure love of Christ
For this idea I have created a pre colored and a colored page of Christ and a little girl. To me this picture illustrates the pure love of christ. Use this prompt as you share the images I have created:
Read 1 Corinthians 13:8 and Moroni 7:47, and help the children repeat the phrase “Charity is the pure love of Christ.” Show pictures of Jesus being loving and kind, and ask the children how He showed love to others (see Gospel Art Book for ideas).
Lesson Idea #5- I can show my love for others
The last idea I though would be an actionable way your class can show love for others. I have created a simple ” Thinking of you” card for you kids to use to write to someone they want to show they love. You can share this activity idea as you go over the following CFM prompt:
Sing a song about loving others, such as “Jesus Said Love Everyone” or “Love One Another” (Children’s Songbook,
61, 136), with the children. Show pictures of different people (such as a parent, teacher, or friend), and ask the children to share how they could serve that person. Invite the children to think of someone they could serve and write a note or draw a picture to give that person. If they need other ideas, show the video “Pass It On” (LDS.org).
Conclusion: Ye are the Body of Christ
I hope that these lesson ideas are helpful as you prepare your lessons for
XO Haley Estes