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Simple Ideas for Primary 2: Lesson 43

 

Scripture Story: The Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13)

  • Read or tell the children the Parable of the Ten Virgins.
  • Ask: Why do you think the Wise Virgins couldn’t share their oil with the Foolish Virgins?
  • Explain that the oil represents our relationship with Heavenly Father.  Each time we choose the right, we gain more oil.  The lamp is like our body.  By doing what Heavenly Father has commanded, we fill our lamp with oil.  The extra vessel is like our spirit.  When we honor our covenants, heed the promptings of the Spirit, and humble ourselves to Heavenly Father’s will, we fill our extra vessel.
  • Doctrine and Covenants 45:56-57 ~ “And at that day, when I shall come in my glory, shall the parable be fulfilled which I spake concerning the ten virgins.  For they that are wise and have received the truth, and have taken the Holy Spirit for their guide, and have not been deceived—verily I say unto you, they shall not be hewn down and cast into the fire, but shall abide the day.”
  • Ask: How can you be like one of the 5 Wise Virgins?

 

Discussion Activity: Signs of the Second Coming

  • Print out the page below.  Have reverent children take turns choosing a sign card as you discuss them with the following scriptures from Joseph Smith – Matthew:
  • False Prophets ~ verse 22 ~ “For in those days there shall also arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch, that, if possible, they shall deceive the very elect, who are the elect according to the covenant.”
  • Wars ~ verse 23 ~ “Behold, I speak these things unto you for the elect’s sake; and you also shall hear of wars, and rumors of wars; see that ye be not troubled, for all I have told you must come to pass; but the end is not yet.”
  • Famines, Pestilences, Earthquakes ~ verse 29 ~ “Behold I speak for mine elect’s sake; for nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”
  • Lack of Love ~ verse 30 ~ “And again, because iniquity shall abound, the love of men shall wax cold; but he that shall not be overcome, the same shall be saved.”
  • Gospel ~ verse 31 ~ “And again, this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all nations, and then shall the end come, or the destruction of the wicked;”
  • Heavenly Bodies ~ verse 33 ~ “And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”

 

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Coloring Activity: I Will Prepare Now for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

 

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