What You'll Need: scriptures, GAK 305, a photo of Thomas S. Monson, coloring tools, scissors, sheet of plain or construction paper, glue stick.
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Scripture: Mosiah 3:13 - And the Lord God hath sent his holy prophets among all the children of men, to declare these things to every kindred, nation, and tongue, that thereby whosoever should believe that Christ should come, the same might receive remission of their sins, and rejoice with exceedingly great joy...
Opening Song: We thank thee, o God, for a Prophet (LDS Hymn #19)
In the Book of Mormon we learn about a righteous king named King Benjamin. Before he died, King Benjamin called all his people together. He wanted to tell them his son Mosiah would be their next king, and he wanted to encourage them to live the gospel.
The people gathered from all over the land. Each family put up their tents with the doors facing the temple.
(show GAK 305)
There were so many people that King Benjamin had a high tower built to help them hear his words. When he began to speak from the tower, many people still could not hear him, so he had his teachings written down.
King Benjamin taught the people, “When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God”. He also taught them to keep the commandments. He said the Lord had chosen his son Mosiah to be their next king.
King Benjamin taught them that salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ. King Benjamin said Jesus would suffer and die for the sins of all people and then be resurrected. He told the people to repent and believe in Christ.
The people fell to the ground, asking Heavenly Father to forgive them for their sins, saying, “For we believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God...". The Spirit of the Lord came upon them, and they were filled with peace and joy. King Benjamin continued encouraging the people to believe in God’s great wisdom and power. He told them to be kind to each other and to teach their children to love and serve one another. King Benjamin told the people to continue having faith in the coming of the Lord.
When King Benjamin finished speaking, he asked the people if they believed what he had told them. They all said they did. The people knew his words were true because the Holy Ghost caused a “mighty change” in their hearts and they wanted to do good and not evil. All the people who heard King Benjamin speak believed his words and chose to follow Christ.
(show photo of Thomas S. Monson)
Bear your testimony about listening and obey words of the Prophets as they testify of Christ. Share the joy that has come into your life by heeding the council of ancient and modern Prophets and other church leaders.
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Practice Song: If you are teaching your family the JUNE Song of the Month, go over the words and music with your family.