Friday, February 18, 2011

Gospel Road Signs Back to Heaven ST


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or Melanie Flamm(thank you!) created some awesome road signs found here:

 

Sharing Time:
Road signs back to our Father

February 2013
Theme: I have been sent to earth to gain a body and to be tested

From Ann Jamison, “Sharing Time: On the Right Path,” Friend, Jan. 2000, 44
use picture- pg 3 of    http://lds.org/churchmagazines/2003/Mar2003Friend.pdf

Have you ever gone on a long trip? How did you know which direction to go in to reach your destination? Did you follow a road map? Did you follow the road signs? These things can help us find our way when we travel here on earth.
All of us are on a very important journey—a journey back to our heavenly home.  Do you remember where our final destination is? Our destination is the celestial kingdom, where we can live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Heavenly Father has provided a “map” to guide us as we travel back to Him. That map is The Plan of Salvation, or the Plan of Happiness. It is the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Lord’s commandments are like road signs to help us reach our destination.
Heavenly Father trusts us to follow His plan on our journey through life. He planned that each of us would come to earth, gain a body, show that we would live gospel principles, and follow the example of His Son, Jesus Christ.
When we are baptized, it is the first sign or place on the map because we must be baptized to enter the celestial kingdom. And we must be baptized before we can receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost will help us choose the right and stay on the path.
Heavenly Father is pleased when we are baptized, because we are on the path that leads back to Him. But we can’t just stay at that sign. We won’t get to live with Jesus if we don’t keep moving forward. As we travel here on earth, we must watch carefully all along the road for the signs that tell us where to turn, when to stop, and when to be extra cautious. What happens if we don’t follow the signs on a map? We can get lost. Just like if we don’t follow Jesus’ signs, we can also get lost or sin. Then we have to find our way back to the right road by repenting or saying we are sorry for our mistake.
We are going to find some gospel road signs or the promises that we need to make after baptism.Just like if we are on a trip we need to follow the road signs to get to where we are going, we need to obey the gospel road signs to help us stay on the path to the celestial kingdom.
Let’s find the first gospel road sign. I will blindfold a helper and ask another to guide him or her to a certain road sign. Once they have found the sign we will read the clue or question that will help us find the correct matching picture.
(JUNIOR PRIMARY)- We will read some clues and find the matching road sign picture. (or could have the junior use the scriptures to locate the pictures depending on primary)
(SENIOR PRIMARY)-We will read the scripture clue and find the matching road sign picture. (This could be a combined sharing time/singing time where there are songs on some the back of the road signs).


SENIOR
Baptism -(One way sign)
*Song possibility- “When I am Baptized:", CS 103)
D&C 18:22
 "And as many as repent and are baptized in my name, which is Jesus Christ, and endure to the end, the same shall be saved."
Matching road sign picture- "Baptism"- Primary picture packet 3-13,

Pray always- (Stop sign- “If you want a happy day, don’t forget to pray”)
*Song Possibility- “A Child’s Prayer” p. 12
D&C 10:5
"Pray always, that you may come off conqueror; yea, that you may conquer Satan, and that you may escape the hands of the servants of Satan that do uphold his work."
Matching picture- "Morning prayer"-Primary picture packet 11-9

Read scriptures-(Winding road sign- “Winding road? Hold to the rod, it will lead you back to God”)
Song Possibility- “Nephi's Courage", CS, 120-121 or Scripture Power(2006 Sharing time outline)
D&C 1:37
 "Search these commandments, for they are true and faithful, and the prophecies and promises which are in them shall all be fulfilled."
Matching picture- "Girl reading scriptures"- Primary packet 3-23
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_yw4ozLy7aC8/TR5t39xyEDI/AAAAAAAAAXs/RwRgms9zB9I/s1600/img03281.jpg


Partake of the Sacrament- (Detour sign)
John 6:54
"Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day."
Matching picture- "Partaking of the sacrament"- Primary packet 1-8 http://www.whatdomormonsbelieve.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Taking-the-Sacrament.jpg

Follow the Prophet- (Choose the right)
Song Possibility- “Stand for the Right", CS, 159
D&C 1:14
"And the arm of the Lord shall be revealed; and the day cometh that they who will not hear the voice of the Lord, neither the voice of his servants, neither give heed to the words of the prophets and apostles, shall be cut off from among the people;"
Matching picture- "President Monson"-Ensign July 2008, 4 http://www.lds.org/churchmagazines/EN_2008_07_00___02207_000_000.pdf or
http://mormonsoprano.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/thomas_s_monson_md.jpg

Obey the Word of Wisdom- (No U Turn sign- “No U turn- you can’t go back, keep running straight, stay on track)
Song Possibility- “Choose the Right", Hymn no. 239 
D&C 89:18
"And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones;"
Matching picture- picture of mom/child with food- Ensign March 2009, 57 http://www.lds.org/churchmagazines/EN_2009_03_00___04203_000_000.pdf or http://www.wheatandtares.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/wow_jogging.jpg

Pay tithing (Yield sign- “Do not yield to Satan’s call, or you will be sure to fall)
D&C 119:4
"And after that, those who have thus been tithed shall pay one-tenth of all their interest annually; and this shall be a standing law unto them forever, for my holy priesthood, saith the Lord."
Matching picture- "Paying tithing" picture-Primary packet 3-26

Boys serve a mission- (Men at work sign “Missionary men at work, do their duty and never shirk)
D&C 31:3
"Lift up your heart and rejoice, for the hour of your mission is come; and your tongue shall be loosed, and you shall declare glad tidings of great joy unto this generation."
Matching picture- Missionaries picture- Primary packet 3-69 or http://www.mormonperspectives.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/mormon-missionary.jpg

Attend Church meetings (railroad sign- “At a Railroad crossing look each way, remember what your parents say)
Song Possibility- “I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ” p.77
D&C 20:55
 "And see that the church meet together often, and also see that all the members do their duty."
Matching picture- "Primary class"- Primary packet 3-66 or Church building- http://lifebeforelife.org/files/2011/05/chapel.jpg

Love everyone(Children at play sign- “When you are among children at play, watch the things you do and say)
Song Possibility- “My Heavenly Father Loves Me", (CS, 228-29),
John 13:34
"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."
Matching picture- "Jesus with the children" http://www.lds.org/images/Manuals/tchg-pix.nfo:o:218.jpg

 
JUNIOR-(or could use the scriptures above depending on Primary)
 
Baptism-(One way arrow) All must do this to continue on the road back to our Heavenly Father? We must follow Jesus’ example and become a member of his church.
*Song possibility- “When I am Baptized:", (CS 103)
Matching road sign picture- "Baptism"- Primary packet 3-13,

Pray always- (Stop sign)
*Song Possibility- “A Child’s Prayer” p. 12
Do we stop each morning and night to do this before getting on the road to school or going to bed? Do we stop and ask for directions when we need help finding our way.
Prayer is like stopping and asking for directions when you don’t know where you are going in a town. Heavenly Father wants us to stop and ask for directions, even if we think we already know exactly where we are headed.
 Matching picture- "Morning prayer"-Primary packet 1-9,

Read scriptures- Winding road sign
Song Possibility- “Nephi's Courage", CS, 120-21
These are the best maps we have today that we can read every day and get directions on where to go. If we are not sure which way we should go and are winding, we can read these and get back on track.
Matching picture- "Girl reading scriptures"- Primary packet 3-23
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_yw4ozLy7aC8/TR5t39xyEDI/AAAAAAAAAXs/RwRgms9zB9I/s1600/img03281.jpg

Partake of the Sacrament- (Detour sign)
This is what we take each week to remember Jesus and that he doesn’t want us to get lost or make a wrong turn. We can say we are sorry for the wrong turns we make because we have this important ordinance.
Matching picture- "Partaking of the sacrament"- Primary packet 1-8
http://www.whatdomormonsbelieve.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Taking-the-Sacrament.jpg

Follow the Prophet- (Choose the right)
This person helps keep everyone in the church on the correct road back to Jesus. If we follow him, we won’t lose our way.
Song Possibility- “Stand for the Right", CS, 159
Matching picture- "President Monson"-Ensign July 2008, 4
http://mormonsoprano.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/thomas_s_monson_md.jpg

Obey the Word of Wisdom-( No U turn sign)
This is a good way for our bodies to stay strong so they can not get tired on the road. What is this law called and what do we need to do to keep us running straight and on track?
Song Possibility- “If The Savior Stood Beside me" (2013 Sharing time Outline, 28)
Matching picture- picture of mom/child with food- Ensign March 2009, 57 http://www.wheatandtares.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/wow_jogging.jpg

Pay tithing (Yield sign)
This is one tenth of what we earn that we give to the Lord to help the church fill the real map of the world and have more church buildings and temples?
Matching picture- "Paying tithing", Primary packet 3-26

Boys serve a mission (Men at work sign)
When a boy is eighteen or nineteen, he will be able to serve one of these somewhere in the world?
Matching picture- "Missionaries" picture- Primary packet 3-69 or http://www.mormonperspectives.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/mormon-missionary.jpg

Attend Church meetings (railroad sign)
This is where we go each week and learn about Jesus and we sing songs and there are many people that tell us how to stay on the road map back to our Heavenly Father.
Song Possibility- “I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ” (CS,77)
Matching picture- "Primary class"- Primary packet 3-66 or
Church building- http://lifebeforelife.org/files/2011/05/chapel.jpg

Love everyone(Children at play sign)
John 13:34- 34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Song Possibility- “My Heavenly Father Loves Me", (CS,228-29),
Matching picture- "Jesus with the children" http://www.lds.org/images/Manuals/tchg-pix.nfo:o:218.jpg
I know if we live gospel principles, follow the Lord's directions and stay on the correct road we will make it back to our Heavenly Father. In the name of Jesus Christ amen.


15 comments:

  1. Amazing, I love this Idea. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Thank you for this... wonderful!

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  3. Thanks for this great idea! The link to the art work is not working. Here is the url where I found it: http://www.theideadoorfiles.com/index.php/component/content/article/225-primary/sharing-time/1179-following-his-plan-traffic-signs

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  4. Thanks for the link! I will change it. I did this lesson a long time ago and the link worked then, sorry!!!!!!

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  5. Thanks! I made some new signs for this fabulous lesson: Road Signs

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  6. This is such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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  7. Are you posting a set of road signs around the room as well as those on a poster board? And then are they suppose to look at the pictures to see which one it matches?

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  8. Sorry if it is confusing, it always works out in my head! When I did this lesson, I had the scripture clues written on the back of the road signs that were on the chalkboard in a gameboard fashion. When the car landed on the first road sign, we read the scripture clue on the back. That clue lead us to a picture that was on a rolling chalkboard(see picture on blog of various pictures) Then we moved onto the next road sign. Hope that helps! You are always welcome to alter my lessons to fit the needs of your primaries,

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  9. seriously a great idea!! I love it.

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  10. Thanks- I will do this tomorrow, kids will love the roadsigns!

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  11. I would really like to do this for my sharing time, but I can't get any of the links to work for the road signs. Can you help me?

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  12. Try this link and see if it helps! Sorry! http://www.theideadoor.com/church-callings/primary/other-primary-pages/skitsandqideas/following-his-plan-traffic-signs/

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    1. Thank you so much that link worked. I really appreciate it. I am so excited to use it for the 5th week.

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