Sunday, November 24, 2013

December Sharing Time - The Prophets Foretold That Jesus Christ Would Come to Earth

This whole month is going to be pretty darn great.  I'm really excited to watch the kids as they get to learn about, discuss and work on following their Savior a little more closely.

Before Sharing Time starts, you're going to need to attach the scripture that goes along with each prophet to the back of their picture (I LOVE that sticky tacky goes under lots of names, but it's removable putty).  Next, attach the prophet pictures to a board, leaving room under each so you can add pictures and words showing what they prophesied.  Then, attach the pictures and words so the kids can look at them as the scriptures are being read and decide which ones go with each prophet.

As you start Sharing Time, share the following quote:

Elder Delbert L. Stapley said, "We will never go wrong as a people if we follow the Lord's prophet, who is also our prophet, and heed his teachings, counsel, and personal example."

This is true in every area of our lives and throughout history, this week we get to learn about the different ways prophets from the scriptures prophesied about the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Have all the prophets names in a pile up front and choose one child at a time to come up, choose a name, and try to match it to the prophet's picture.

As they find a match, have them pull the scripture from behind the picture telling what that specific prophet said about Christ.  For senior primary, you could turn this into a scripture chase to help looking go a little more quickly (plus scripture chases are always fun), but it might be easier to have the scriptures ready for the kids to read in junior primary.

As the scripture is read, have them watch the pictures and words on the board to try and figure out which ones show us some of the prophecies made.  After you're done reading, choose a few kids to come up front and move the pictures and/or words underneath the prophet who made those specific prophecies.  There are a few repeats, for example, both Mary and virgin are prophesied twice in the scriptures we'll be reading (I wasn't sure what to do for those, so I made words for them both, but I also have two pictures of Mary, so you can pick how you want those to go).

End with your testimony about the Jesus birth, life, death, (and most importantly) His resurrection.  The prophets foretold that He would come and HE DID!!

President Monson said, "With all my heart and the fervency of my soul, I lift up my voice in testimony as a special witness and declare that God does live.  Jesus is His Son, the Only Begotten of the Father in the flesh.  He is our Redeemer; He is our Mediator with the Father.  He it was who died on the cross to atone for our sins.  He became the firstfruits of the Resurrection.  Because He died, all shall live again.  "Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives: 'I know that my Redeemer lives!'" May the whole world know it and live by that knowledge, I humbly pray..."

Here's what I've put together for the week:

Prophet Pictures
Prophecy Pictures

Have a wonderful week,


  1. Thanks for the list of scriptures and words. I'll use them! Thanks!

  2. I appreciate your incites always. I love that you make it fun and still stick to doctrine. Thank you for helping me form ideas for our primary. I REALLY appreciate your posts.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing! I have used your sharing time ideas quite a bit this year. Your blog has made my preparations so much easier. Thank you, thank you!!!

  4. Leah thank you for sharing your ideas. I really dislike when the sharing time outline tells you to divide kids into least in our Primary, that’s just asking for chaos. So thanks for your imagination and creativity! It’s appreciated!!!

  5. Thank you for sharing. You are a life saver, especially on weeks where I am so sick, but I know it is still my turn. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  6. Thanks for your talent!

  7. Thank you! This was just what I needed! Thanks!

  8. Thank you so much for the help with sharing time this week. I just got put in as first councelor and was not sure what I was doing but you saved me a lot of worry. Keep them coming.


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