Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Repentance Sharing time



The stairs are boxes of different sizes with tablecloths covering them.
This is Bearry. (have the children look for a second) Is there something the matter with Bearry? Yeah, he is covered in red spots. Hmmm. Can our primary help him with getting rid of these spots? Hey, maybe my sharing time will help.

3Nephi 27: 20 Now this is the commandment: Repent, all ye ends of the earth, and come unto me and be baptized in my name, that ye may be sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost, that ye may stand spotless before me at the last day.

Bearry, as you are preparing to be baptized, have you done things wrong or sinned? (bear nods) Oh I see now, you have sinned and need to become worthy to be baptized and stay worthy to enter the holy temple!!!! You need to learn about repentance. Great I think our Primary can teach you and help you get rid of those spots.

Let’s teach him the steps of repentance first. The first step(put red spot next to first stair) is that realizing that you did something wrong. Have child put up the second step next to the stair. “I confess or tell what you did wrong to the person you did it to and promise not to do it again” #3- “I will right the wrong or try and fix it and apologize or say sorry to that person.” #4- Pray to Heavenly Father and ask for forgiveness or give a feeling that it’s okay. #5- Promise to be good(live commandments) and find joy #6- Forgive yourself and as it says in Mormon 9:6… “in the name of Jesus, that perhaps ye may be found spotless, pure, fair and white, having cleansed by the blood of the Lamb, at that great and last day.” (Show picture of Christ's atonement), http://ldstalk.com/wp-content/images/mormon-jesus-christ/mormon-jesus-gethsemane.jpg Through Jesus Christ's suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane, it made it possible for us to have these steps of repentence and be forgiven for the sins we make.

Let’s work on some of those spots. We will select a spot that has a sin that Bearry needs to repent of and try and help him be forgiven for that wrongdoing.

Have a child choose a spot to work on.  then pull the picture off the board that matches that spot and tell quick story of wrongdoing. Then go through the steps of repentance until clean and then remove the spot. Continue with other spots.

#1- Cheating picture from Friend Sept. 2009,p.20 "The Cheating Lesson" by Britney Rule(Senior Primary)- Bearry was taking a test and decided to look at someone else’s paper because he wasn’t sure of the answers. So 1) Admit to self that you cheated 2)Tell Mom and teacher that you cheated 3) Take the lower grade as consequence 4)Pray to Heavenly Father and ask for forgiveness 5) Promise to never cheat again and follow commandment-Commandment- Thou shalt not steal.(other people's work) 6) You are forgiven through the atonement of Jesus Christ

#2- Stealingfrom Friend Nov 2010 "Toys for Tim" by Suzanne Gale-
http://lds.org/churchmagazines/FR_2010_11_00___09271_000_000.pdf     pg 4
Tony was selling toys for a sick friend.  Bearry really wanted this doll, so he took it when Tony wasn’t looking and was taking money from someone else. 1.) Admit to self that you stole something 2)Tell Mom or Dad that you stole and apologize.3)Right the worng by returning it to the store 4)Pray to Heavenly Father for forgiveness 5)Promise to never steal again and follow commandments-Commandment- Thou shalt not steal.6) You are forgiven through the atonement of Jesus Christ

#3- Fighting(Primary picture 1:47(Junior Primary)- or p. 27 of      http://lds.org/churchmagazines/FR_2010_10_00___09270_000_000.pdf   Bearry and a friend wanted to play with the same toy and he started fighting and hit her. 1)Admit to self that you weren't nice 2)Tell brother or sister that you were not nice and sorry 3)Right the wrong by apologizing for hitting and give the toy back 4)Pray and ask for forgiveness 5)Promise to be nicer and follow commandment- Commandment- Love one another 6) You are forgiven through the atonement of Jesus Christ

#4- Gossiping-from Friend Dec. 1999, "The Christmas Lesson" by Kim Howey. Bearry and his friends were singing in primary and one didn’t have a great singing voice, so he chose to join in and laugh with some others. 1)Admit to self that you laughed at someone 2)Tell the boy that you laughed at him and weren't being nice. 3)Right the wrong by telling the other boys that you shouldn't have laughed at him and try to find compliments to share. 4)Pray and ask for forgiveness 5) Promise to not gossip or make fun of people and follow commandment-Commandment- Love thy neighbor as thyself 6) You are forgiven through the atonement of Jesus Christ

#5- Breaking things/lying -- pg 21 from Friend May 2010 http://lds.org/churchmagazines/FR_2010_05_00___09265_000_000.pdf
Bearry’s sister went off to school and while she was there, Bearry went into her room and went under her bed into her treasure box and played with her stuff and even made her room messy and even broke a toy. Then told her later that he didn’t do it.  1) Admit that you broke the window 2) Tell Mom and sister that you broke the toy and played with her stuff. 3)Right the wrong by replacing the toy or giving a toy to her to make up for it 4)Pray to Heavenly Father and ask for forgiveness 5) Promise to not touch your sister's stuff without asking and follow commandments-Commandment- Love thy neighbor as thyself, thou shalt not lie. 6) You are forgiven through the atonement of Jesus Christ



Disobeying- from the Friend  Sept. 2003 "The Silo" by John Allen.
pg. 31 of http://lds.org/churchmagazines/2003/Sep2003Friend.pdf
 Bearry and his friends went down to the creek without telling mom they were going. While they were there, Bearry decided to climb a dangerous tower(he thought it was a spaceship) even after his mom had told him never to do it.1)Admit that you disobeyed mom, didn't tell her where you were going and climbed up the tower  2)Tell mom that you disobeyed her and apologize 3)Right the wrong by maybe  not going with your friends to that creek for a while 4) Pray for forgiveness of disobedience 5) Promise to obey mom, tell her where you are going and follow commandments- Commandment- Honor thy father and mother 6) You are forgiven through the atonement of Jesus Christ



#8- Lying-  picture from Primary 2- 45 Bearry was playing baseball and broke the neighbor’s window. He didn’t tell anyone and when he was asked about it, he said that he didn’t do it. 1) Admit to self that you lied about breaking the window 2) Tell mom and the neighbor that you broke the window and sorry 3) Right the worng by helping pay for the cost of fixing the wondow or do chores at neighbors house 4)Pray and ask for forgivessness for lying 5) Promise to tell the truth and follow commandments. Commandment- Thou shalt not lie. 6) You are forgiven through the atonement of Jesus Christ



#9- Being unkind- picture from Friend April 2003, "Just One Egg" by Dorothy Baughman.
pg 41 of    http://lds.org/churchmagazines/2003/Apr2003Friend.pdf
 Bearry went to playgroup and they had an easter egg hunt. He ran really fast and took all the candy leaving the littlest two with no candy in their basket.1:Admit to self that you weren't being nice and took the eggs 2)Tell the two little ones sorry for not letting them have any eggs. 3)Right the worng by giving them some of your eggs from your basket 4)Pray to Heavenly Father and ask for forgivess 5) Promise to be nicer to younger ones and follow commandments-Commandments- Love thy neighbor as thyself.  6) You are forgiven through the atonement of Jesus Christ


Bearry looks a lot better and is more prepared to be baptized or go to the temple.

D&C 59:9 And that thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspotted from the world…
I hope we will all strive to live unspotted from the world each day. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen


24 comments:

  1. I love it. I'm going to copy and do this sharring time tomorrow. Thank you for posting.

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  2. Totally cute and easy to learn from. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love it!! I have had a really busy couple of weeks and I started to panic about what I was going to do for Sharing Time. This is perfect and easy! Thanks!!

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  4. That is so awesome! Thank you!

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  5. This is perfect! I needed something to beef up this week's lesson and this is perfect. I love how you walk the kids through the steps of repentance so they can really see how it works. And I love the links to the stories from the friend. Great job!

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  6. Fantastic n awesome idea..i luv it!! thanks

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  7. Wowww está súper chevere la idea!!! MIL GRACIAS! :D

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  8. i love it. I´ll use here in Brasil. thanks

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  9. muchas gracias por servir y ayudarnos a hacerlo tambien de esta forma en la obra

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  10. Mary Ann May 5, 2012May 5, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    My only concern is that the standard steps of repentance as used here do not mention anything about Christ's atonement being the reason we are able to repent and be forgiven. Without the atonement we would be saddled with our sins with no way to escape. I think that might be the foundation step I remember Jesus paid for my sins and I need to repent of anything that might separate me from the Savior and the Holy Ghost. Then the second step could be "I admit I have done something wrong that would make Jesus sad and I need to repent to show my love for him and to be able to have the Holy Ghost to help me avoid making the same mistake in the future.

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  11. I have changed it a bit, thanks for the suggestion. I absolutely agree that Jesus Chist is the only way that we can be saved from sin. When I put this together, I was following the steps for repentance that are outlined in the Repentance lesson #10 in the Primary 3 manual. Anyways, happy teaching everyone!

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  12. I have done the "pebble in the shoe" repentance lesson before and this lesson was created because of my bad experience of some children NOT wanting to take off their shoe(kids are more subconscious that I had anticipated) and some once the shoe came off, I couldn't get it back on some children, lol. And the following week, we had to remind some of the children to keep their shoes on during primary.

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  13. I love this. Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us. I know speaking for myself, I have a hard time with creative lessons and you just made my sharing time so much easier!!! Thanks again

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  14. I used this idea yesterday for the young children in our Ward, and they loved it. They were mesmerized by the bear,it really kept their attention. All the merit to you! Thank you so much!

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  15. I am going to use this on Sunday, I love the idea! One question.On your spots for the bear, did you put #1 Cheating or Thou shall not steal?etc...

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  16. I put the sin,"cheating" or "fighting" on the red spot as well as a number. The same red spot was put on the picture(sin and number) Sorry if that's confusing!

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  17. thank you, going to use it for a family home evening lesson.

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  18. Ilove this idea, thank You for sharing. You have some wonderful ideas. Thanks You

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  19. This is an awesome idea. You are truly gifted with such great ideas Thank you so much for sharing them.

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  20. What a great way to teach the steps to repentance! Thank you for sharing it!! I also love the links to stories and being able to apply each step.

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  22. Love this idea! Just one question. Where is the sin number 6/7? Looks like one is not numbered but also one is completely missing. Thanks for your help!

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  23. I'm made felt band-aid's for my bear because I'm also following Lesson #10 from they Primary 3 Manuel-they use the analogy of a cut and band-aid hand out idea.Thanks for helping me out!!

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