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Leviticus 10 – Priesthood

I think today we learned some stuff that got us thinking. I hope some of it stuck, especially for our young Aaronic priesthood holders. On the board I wrote “Why is it important that priesthood ordinances be performed by those who are clean inside and outside?” and “What happens if a priesthood ordinance is done incorrectly?” First we read Leviticus 10:1–2. I explained what was happening. Mentioned what the word “strange” meant. In addition to not of us, it could mean pagan, as in don’t go after strange gods. Whichever, Nadab and Abihu performed the ordinance incorrectly. I mentioned about how God commanded Aaron not to do traditional mourning rituals for his sons. We discussed why. Then we read Leviticus…

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Prince of Egypt and Leviticus

Seminary was canceled on Thursday due to the extreme flooding in the area. Since I do my lessons based on the reading that the kids are doing, we ended up skipping Exodus 29. Leviticus 1, 3, 4:1-22 Friday’s lesson was on the symbolism of animal sacrifice in the Old Testament. The lessons in the manual were so boring I was dozing off studying them, so I made a little handout to go with the lesson. It is a cut and paste type activity. To my astonishment there wasn’t one complaint. Some of them weren’t into it — who can blame them — but at least no one openly rebelled. While they cut and pasted (some even colored), I read to…

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Moses: The Movie .. and the Tabernacle

After this blog entry I’ll be all caught up! Monday and Tuesday we spent reviewing what we’ve learned so far on Moses and making movies. The kids wrote out their scriptures which had to include: some scripture languagea power phrase (pretty much all of them forgot this) and had to be finished TODAY Last time our movies took forever, and I told them we could not have that again. The kids wrote out their scripts. I put out some scraps of fabric and the Moses wig and such and let them grab their things Hunger Games style. The three groups did movies on the parting of the Red Sea, the burning bush, Moses in the bulrush basket, and the 10…

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Ten Commandments and Beyond

For the 10 commandments lesson, I wrote the following chart on the board: 1 – Deuteronomy 5:1–8 2 – footnote f, D&C 68:25 3 – footnote b, Mormon 7:7, D&C 58:30 4 – Exodus 31:12–17, Deuteronomy 5: 12–15 5 – Deuteronomy 11: 8–9, 17, 21; Helaman 7:24 6 – footnote a 7 – 8 – 9 – footnote a 10 – Matthew 5:28 I had the kids list the 10 commandments aloud using the motions from the video I keep mentioning: We use the actual KJV language when we practice, however. The kids wrote the commandments on the board after each number and list of cross references. Then we went around the circle and read the references for each. We…

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Israelites in the Wilderness

I realized I was behind but wow….. 2 weeks! It’s been so long now that I can barely remember what I did for Exodus 14-15. My lesson outline literally has 2 sentences and two scripture references written down. That’s it. I know we started with having the kids write down something that was new or that stuck out to them in the passage. I focused my remarks on “Fear ye not, stand still ….. The Lord shall fight for you.” We also read Mosiah 24:15. It’s coming back to me now……… I was so ill-prepared for this lesson that the kids commented on it :) I knew that Exodus 15 mentioned ingratitude and I was going to have the kids…

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