"When I Take the Sacrament, I Renew my Baptismal Covenants"
The next morning, she got ready and was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was so happy and gave her grandma a huge hug. “Thank you Grandma, for helping me see the promises that I need to make to Heavenly Father at baptism.
We learned from the story that we make promises to Heavenly Father when we are baptized. What were the three bears or promises that Sally made in the story? (Bear His name, Bear One another’s burdens, and Bear our testimony)We make many promises to Heavenly Father as we journey through life and Heavenly Father promises us things back too. This two-way promise between us and Heavenly Father is called a covenant. (From Sharing time outline, May week 4) We are going to play a game that helps us discover some promises we make to Heavenly Father and what he promises back to us if we keep them.
Clue scripture-D&C 58:42 "Behold, he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more." If we promise to do this, the Lord promises to forget what we did wrong and let us begin with new clean slate. If we forgive others, He promises to forgive us.
Obey parents-(picture of girl washing dish with dad) Primary packet 1-45
Clue scripture-Exodus 20:12 "Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. "The Lord promises if we obey our parents, we will live longer.
Clue Scripture- 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." If we do this, the Lord promises that Satan has no power over us.
Clue scripture- D&C 59:10 "For verily this is a day appointed unto you to rest from your labors, and to pay thy devotions unto the Most High;"
Clue scripture-D&C 89:18"And all saints who remember to keep and do these things, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones;"
20 "And shall run and not be weary, and walk and not faint." If we promise to do this, the Lord promises that our bodies will be stronger and our minds will too!
Clue scripture- Joshua 1:8 "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success." If we promise to read this, the Lord promises that we will have success and make right decisions.
I hope we will renew the covenants, two way promises that we have made with Heavenly Father every week, in the name of Jesus Christ amen.