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I Will Be Accountable for My Choices

on June 17, 2016

This was a special lesson that we had for our class, in place of Primary 2: Lesson 21 – I Can Be Reverent.  Two of the children in our class really needed it, and it was also a really good topic to focus on for the rest of our class as well.  I’ve included the handouts below, along with the outline we used for our lesson.

 

I Will Be Accountable for My Choices

Review: The Council in Heaven & Heavenly Father’s Plan

Discussion: Accountability – responsiblity for our own intents, choices, and actions

  • We are accountable for our own choices
  • We cannot make others choose the right

 

Discussion & Scripture: D&C 6:16

“Yea, I tell thee, that thou mayest know that there is none else save God that knowest thy thoughts and the intents of thy heart.”

  • Intent – Heart
  • Choice – Mind
  • Action – Body/Hands

Mind Heart Hands - Cards

 

Discussion: Different Intentions Exhibited in Lehi’s Dream

Discuss with the children the intention of each group of people.  Point out that those in Group 3 were “clinging to the rod of iron” and “tasted of the fruit”, while those in Group 4 were “continually holding fast to the rod of iron” and “fell down and partook of the fruit of the tree.”  Ask the children which group they want to be a part of.

  • Group 1 “…feeling their way towards that great and spacious building.” ~ 1 Nephi 8:31
  • Group 2 – “…did come forth, and commence in the path which led to the tree.  And…there arose…an exceedingly great mist of darkness, insomuch that they who had commenced in the path did lose their way, that they wandered off and were lost.” ~ 1 Nephi 8:22-23
  • Group 3 – “…came forth and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press forward through the mist of darkness, clinging to the rod of iron, even until they did come forth and partake of the fruit of the tree.  And after they had tasted of the fruit they were ashamed, because of those that were scoffing at them; and they fell away into forbidden paths and were lost.” ~ 1 Nephi 8:24,28
  • Group 4 – “…came and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press their way forward, continually holding fast to the rod of iron, until they came forth and fell down and partook of the fruit of the tree.” ~ 1 Nephi 8:30
Parable of the Sower - Lehis Dream - Visuals

Lehi’s Dream and The Parable of the Sower

 

Coloring Activity: I Will Be Accountable for My Choices

I Will Be Accountable for My Choices

 

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