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Group wall post by Carrie Appleton Chiles

By Carrie Appleton Chiles Carrie Appleton Chiles:
As an activity to go with sections 79-80 today, I printed off a simple world map, and gave the kids sticky notes. They were to write the names of family, friends, ward members etc that they knew who have served (or are serving) missions. Then we stuck all the notes on the map (it got the kids out of their chair and interacting with each other – success right there!) Next we read D&C 80:1 and asked “How well do you think the church is doing in fulfilling this command from the Lord?” Also asked “How does vs 3 relate to this directive?” How does this command affect your life? How might it in the future? What are you doing to prepare to be a part of this exciting time in the Lord’s kingdom? What can you do now to be a part of this work?

I then shared parts of a letter I received this week from a missionary I know who is serving in a remote part of northern Canada and learned that the mission president is closing their area to missionaries. The Elder talked about how hard it was for both the missionaries and the people there to see them go. Some people were hurt and felt abandoned and were angry. It was difficult to see people he has come to love, feel that way about them (some even kicked them out of their houses when they heard the news). He also shared his testimony that although he didn’t know where he would serve after this, or who his companion would be, or why the APs couldn’t tell them what was going to happen to them next, he trusted in the Lord, he knew the Lord was aware of them and of the people they were leaving behind. He testified that where ever he was sent, it would be to a place where he could grow and learn and serve. He said he was sure his new companion would also be the ‘perfect recipe to help me succeed. I believe this because it has been true every single transfer of my mission” He testified that the Lord really does work miracles because he trusts 20 year old kids to carry His kingdom to the doorsteps of His children and He stands by them every step of the way. It was a perfect testimony to go with vs. 3
#dandc80 #missionaries
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Violet Dawn Berg: love this idea!! (3 hours ago)

Mandy McNicol Erasmus: Thank you for sharing this! Really touched by it x x x (2 hours ago) 1

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Link: Excommunications and crises of faith – Mormon Women Stand

By <a href="https://www.facebook cialis generika deutschland.com/groups/LDSSeminaryTeacher/permalink/1574849292733468/” target=”_blank”>Tina Young Cronin
Tina Young Cronin:
#dandc134 / This is an excellent article about the basics of excommunication.
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Excommunications and Crises of Faith

Jim Parker: After spending 10 years in the stake presidency, my students asked about this and I set up a stake disciplinary council then explained the roles of each member and the “hows” and “whys” of the procedure. After all was done they really understood that these are councils of love. They acted the parts perfectly. I was really proud of them. (4 hours ago) 3

Josh Donat: Four years ago I did the same thing, Jim – though I had one of the parents, who was then serving on the High Council, run things. Even held class in the high council room. Really interesting class. (2 hours ago) 1

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PlayDough Activity for D&C 84

By Patricia Crockett DuBray
Patricia Crockett DuBray:
#DandC84:62-120
There are so many beautiful thoughts within these verses.
I wrote a few of my favorites on word strips and will post with magnets on the board.
84:64-75
84:77-85
84:88-90
84:100-103
84:109 and 110

I plan on having Pandora playing in the background LDS Hymns of Worship.
I will give each student a lump of playdough and a paper plate. I will ask them to pick any scripture from vs 62-120 (the strips are just ideas- jumping off points) and create a sculpture of something about the scripture they choose.
10 minutes prior to the end of class each student will present his creation and the scripture reference.
Playdough recipe
3 C Flour
1 1/2 C Salt
3 Tsp Cream of Tarter
6 TBS Vegetable Oil
3 C Water
Food Coloring
Heat on the stove until it forms into Playdough.
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Magic Square D&C

By Janice-Richard Tate
Janice-Richard Tate:
This is how the Magic Square for the D&C looks and sounds
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Janice-Richard Tate: Michelle Mcginn here it is. (3 hours ago)

Michelle Mcginn: Thank you. This will really help! (1 hour ago)

Lorna Dombrowski: I can’t read the attachment (1 hour ago)

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THEIR thoughts/concerns/worries/fears about sharing the gospel

By Rachelle Randall Hiatt
Rachelle Randall Hiatt:
Today went so well, I want to share….
We were studying the last part of #dandc84 and I wanted to focus on THEIR thoughts/concerns/worries/fears about sharing the gospel – either formally on a mission or just everyday as a member. As I read vs 77-88, I realized that really there is no concern that isn’t addressed in these verses. I gave each of them a 3×5 card and had them write one concern/fear about serving a mission or just sharing the gospel. I didn’t have them put their names on it, so it would be anonymous. Then I gathered them up and repassed them out. I had them find the answer to the fear or concern on their new card using vs 77-88, and then we talked about each one. It was a great discussion…. The conclusion we came to was that, in the end, there is nothing that faith and the spirit can’t overcome. I was also going to share the video of the sister missionary sharing her testimony with 3×5 cards (it is tagged under section 84 also), but I didn’t have time. This took about 30 min., but I’ve got 18 kids in my class.
Hope this helps someone else! :-)
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Karen Jones McClintock: Sounds like what I did in my class I first asked them what all their fears concerns worries either personally or their peers say about serving a mission. We wrote them on the chalkboard. Then we read Section 84 to find the blessings that we were promised to all those who thrust in the sickle and wallah magically all of our fears and concerns were washed away!! (3 hours ago) 1

Debbie Reynolds: Thank you! Teaching this tomorrow! (3 hours ago) 1

Susan Kendrick: This is a great idea (3 hours ago) 1

Pat Thomas: Love this! (1 hour ago) 1

Sue Koford: Thank you, also teaching this tomorrow and this helps! (59 minutes ago) 1

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Smeinary Students Teaching?

By Ben Lewis
Ben Lewis:
I have been pondering about President Eyring’s talk during the Priesthood Session about preparing future priesthood leaders and about some of the teaching methods used in the Youth Sunday School curriculum. I want my seminary students to teach some of the lessons during the second half of the year.

Does anyone have a list of the lessons and a simple overview of the topics in that lesson?

I want the students to chose which lesson they teach or co-teach and choosing based on topics would be better than choosing based on section number. Thanks in advance!
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Orion Trunk: As a quick guide, John Welch (Who is generally amazing) gives a few thoughts on the Doctrine and Covenants by Subject. Not a comprehensive list, but maybe a helpful guide for the students which somewhat correlates with the list of Doctrines as well… :www.lds.org/liahona/1988/12/themes-of-great-importance-the-doctrine-and-covenants?lang=eng (1 hour ago) 1

Orion Trunk: As well as here. Similar subject matter, but laid out differently. Both can be helpful. www.lds.org/ensign/1985/09/topically-speaking-a-look-at-the-impressive-doctrine-and-covenants?lang=eng (1 hour ago) 1

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Anyone have a clue to remember the key phrase and reference to these scriptures? D&C 6:36 and D&C 25:13

By Amy Stuart Wolcott
Amy Stuart Wolcott:
#scripturemastrey Anyone have a clue to remember the key phrase and reference to these scriptures? D&C 6:36 and D&C 25:13
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Jeanette Brooks: My class has really enjoyed the “mad fans” cards. (7 hours ago)

Elaine Henson: Ever heard the joke “Why is 6 afraid of 7?” – “Because 7 8 9!”
Well 6 no longer has to fear… (7 hours ago) 1

Laura Yorgason Benson: D&C:6 Look up, God will fix. D&C: 25 Covenants alive. These come from the SM Magic Square. (5 hours ago) 1

Joseph Stuart: Six in French sounds like “cease”; D&C 6: cease doubt. 25: keep covenants alive (5 hours ago)

Cynthia Miller: We say: “Doctrine & Covenants section 6…doubt not, fear nix.” For 25 we say, “Doctrine & Covenants 25…cleave to your covenants so you can thrive.” They work like a charm! Love, love, love SMs. (4 hours ago)

Lydia Clardy Stumpf: I point out that the reference 6:36 is like a face. The sixes are eyes that remind us to look unto Christ. The 3 is a nose. (4 hours ago) 1

Dorianne Quinton Varty: Hey I was just going to say what Lydia said! That’s what we do. Also, Keeping covenants helps you be clean in D&CD 25:13. (3 hours ago)

Rachel Young McClelland: My kids came up with D&C6 Jesus Christ will fix and D&C 25 Keep your covenants alive. (2 hours ago)

Kent Barney: Thoughts on Christ affix. D&C section Six. Then 25:13 my kids came up with on average people make a marriage covenant at 25 or they said the 13 looks like a hand cleaving to the iron rod. (1 hour ago)

Amy Wright Phister: If we don’t cleave unto the covenants, we won’t make it to our 25th anniversary. The 13 Articles of Faith help us do that. (1 hour ago)

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Bednar quote for D&C 88:1-40

By Veronica Connell Clarke
Veronica Connell Clarke:
Doing 88:1-40 tomorrow and I thought of this quote from Elder Bednar for relating to the soul vs 15 “Our physical bodies make possible a breadth, a depth, and an intensity of experience that simply could not be obtained in our premortal estate. President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has taught, “Our spirit and our body are combined in such a way that our body becomes an instrument of our mind and the foundation of our character.”
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Emily Grua Pitts: Hey Roni! I spent some time catching up with your life through Facebook after seeing you post here. My heart goes out to you, I’m so saddened to hear of Scott’s passing. We sure loved you guys and have such fond memories of Thanksgiving at your home, and watching Alex and Cooper for you. I’m really happy to see your teaching Seminary too, it’s the most amazing calling I’ve ever had and I know you probably feel the same. What a great blessing it is! It’s good to see you again. :) (47 minutes ago)

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Help seminary students find and identify the principles being taught?

By <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook cialis sicher bestellen.com/groups/LDSSeminaryTeacher/permalink/1575470596004671/”>Kathleen Hemphill Kathleen Hemphill:
Does anyone have a great way to help seminary students find and identify the principles being taught.
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Steven Poor: We actually did this last week.

We used a scripture where the principle is outright stated (Alma 31:5) and then went through sections 79 and 80, working in pairs to find and illustrate principles about missionary work, then wrote them down on the board. (22 hours ago) 2

Amy Wright Phister: Sometimes I write “If… Then….” To help them out and say something like “so in your own words, if we do ____ then____”. They can usually come up with something because many of the principles are taught in this manner. Being blessed for something we do first. (22 hours ago) 3

Kariann Holbrook: I also use the “If… Then…” My students have said, this really helps them find most of the principles. It also helps them be able to relate them to their lives today. (20 hours ago) 2

Elizabeth Jane Smith Smailes: we numbered them and when they recognize one they throw out a rummikub tile with that number on it—small prize to the student with the most–(sometimes they get 5 million brownie points) (20 hours ago) 2

Danelle Gough Richards: I will occasionally have students pull out their “basic doctrines sheet” (a summary sheet I found on this site) & we discuss which basic doctrines the scripture/s could apply to. That helps bring some clear principles to the front of the discussion. (18 hours ago) 1

Wendi Gunn: I have the words WHAT and LIKEN posted on the wall above the white board. It is to remind them… and we talk about it frequently… WHAT is the doctrine and how can I LIKEN it to me? (18 hours ago) 4

Emily Grua Pitts: Our director teaches it this way: What is the ACTION and what is the CONSEQUENCE? (18 hours ago) 2

Alexandra McLeod: We use a simple definition and the 9 doctrines. Definition of doctrine = what we believe. Definition of principle = what we DO bc we believe. We will label scriptures or sections of D&C with doctrines (with some prompting from us) and then ask what the scripture teaches that we should DO (principle) to live the doctrine. (16 hours ago) 4

Kirsten Call Outzen: Doing section 76 we talked about movies & literature that have a Christ & Satan figure in them, the ideas of heaven & hell. Ppl forget the truth but still remember some basic ideas of where we were, why we’re here & where we are going. They Read More

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Quotes on blessings of scripture study

By Cathy Pope Noel Cathy Pope Noel:
I am speaking in another Ward tomorrow on daily scripture study. Blease share with me your favorite quotes on the blessings that are promised when we read. I would also love your best advice for those having a hard time sticking with it. Thanks!
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Jenny Smith: The hubster, TeenagerBoy, and I have alarms on our phones that alert us with the textt “Read yer scriptures.” One of us might ignore the alert for family scripture time, but it’s unlikely all three will, and so we can call each other to repentance. (9 hours ago) 1

Sierra Armstrong: From Elder Richard G cialis im internet kaufen. Scott’s talk “Make the exercise of faith your first priority”, Oct. 2014 GC: ” Don’t yield to Satan’s lie that you don’t have time to study the scriptures. Choose to take time to study them. Feasting on the word of God each day is more important than sleep, school, work, television shows, video games, or social media. You may need to reorganize your priorities to provide time for the study of the word of God. If so, do it! ” And this one, also from Elder Scott in his talk “The Power of Scripture” from Oct 2011 GC: ” [The Scriptures] can become stalwart friends that are not limited by geography or calendar. They are always available when needed. Their use provides a foundation of truth that can be awakened by the Holy Ghost. Learning, pondering, searching, and memorizing scriptures is like filling a filing cabinet with friends, values, and truths that can be called upon anytime, anywhere in the world.” –Good luck! (9 hours ago)

Wendi Gunn: Below is my testimony of scripture study that I recently shared with our High Council Representative and he used it when speaking last week about the importance of scripture study…. I have only been teaching since mid-November.
Over the Christmas break, I didn’t study every day. I had kids visiting from out of town and my focus was on Christmas and my family. Toward the end of the break, I started feeling anxiety about teaching again. I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to do it anymore. I almost called Brother Tracy and asked if he could come and give me a blessing. I felt doubtful and empty. The confidence and joy that I felt while I was teaching was Read More

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Plan of Salvation Hula Hoops

By Shauna Hostetler
Shauna Hostetler:
#DandC76 #planofsalvation #3degreesofglory
seminaryatsixam.blogspot.com/2014/08/plan-of-salvation-hula-hoops.html
When I taught D&C 76, I incorporated the “hula hoops” activity I presented on first day of class when teaching the Plan of Salvation. If you have passed this lesson, there are future lessons to work this in to. It was a great review and has more meaning to each student at this point in our studies. I am a firm believer in getting students up and moving as often as possible, this engages their senses and reinforces the lesson. For those student who did not receive their pillowcases at the beginning of the year, I had just enough leftovers to give out. That was also a great reminder/reinforcement to those who have already been using their pillowcases.
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