Come Follow Me- For Primary 2022, Free LDS primary lesson helps, Oct 3-9, Isaiah 58-66
Updated: Oct 8, 2022
You have lots of options this week, since last weeks lesson was only taught to our friends at home, due to General Conference. Click on the picture, to see if there is something you would like to incorporate into this weeks lesson.
Teach the Doctrine: Younger Children
The Sabbath can be a delight to me.
The Sabbath day is a time for us to remember the Lord and rest from our weekly activities. How can you help the children you teach make the Sabbath a delight?
Ask the children to repeat the phrase “Call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord” (Isaiah 58:13) several times. Explain that “delight” means something that brings us joy. Ask the children to share some things that bring them joy. Testify that the Lord gave us the Sabbath day because He wants us to have joy. Tell the children why the Sabbath is a delight to you.
Here is a scripture puzzle, you can pull apart as you memorize the scripture together. If you children can't read, the written words are still very good for them, and their phonic awareness. There are also pictures to help(:
Here is a lesson with lots of great material for the Sabbath Day.
Read to the children from Isaiah 58:14: “Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord.” Explain to the children that the Sabbath is a special day—a time when we can think about the things Heavenly Father and Jesus did to help us be happy. Help the children think of things they can do on the Sabbath to remember Heavenly Father and Jesus. Invite them to draw their ideas and share their pictures with one another and their families.
The Dollar Tree has a lot of craft ideas, to help kids stay busy on the Sabbath. Here is a gift tag, with a Sabbath Day poem.
This is beautiful for all ages.
I can shine the Savior’s light for others.
Isaiah prophesied that in the last days, the Lord’s people would be like a light for those who are in darkness. Consider how you can help the children “arise” and “shine.”
(Sorry only in color, but there is a setting that will let you print in gray and white)
Invite the children to close their eyes as you read Isaiah 60:1–3. Ask them to open their eyes when they hear the word “light” and close them when they hear the word “darkness.” Explain that Jesus Christ and His gospel are like a light that helps us see our way back to Heavenly Father.
Give each child a picture of a light (such as a sun, a candle, or a light bulb). Help them think of ways they can share the Savior’s light with others. As each idea is shared, invite them to “arise” and “shine” their light by holding up their picture.Tell the children about ways you have seen them sharing the Savior’s light.
I think it would be fun if they could hold a real light. Dollar Tree has lots of options. Here is a gift tag so they can take it home after. You can write a personal message on the back about ways you have seen them sharing the Saviors light.
Or you can always use these:
Sing together a song about sharing light, such as “Shine On” (Children’s Songbook, 144). Help the children notice words in the song that reinforce what they learn from Isaiah 60:1–3.
Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer.
Isaiah 61:1–3 gives a powerful description of the Savior’s mission of teaching and healing. Look for ways to help the children see how Jesus Christ can teach and heal them personally.
Let the children hold pictures of Jesus teaching, healing, and helping others as you read Isaiah 61:1 (see the Gospel Art Book). Explain that God sent Jesus Christ to do these things for all of us. Ask the children to share their feelings about Jesus Christ. Testify of the Savior’s love for each of the children.
Isaiah 61:3 describes those who listen to and obey the Lord as “trees of righteousness.” Draw a tree on the board, and invite the children to think of righteous things they can do. For each idea, let the children draw a leaf on the tree.
Teach the Doctrine: Older Children
Fasting blesses me and others in need.
Some of the children you teach may be old enough to fast. But even those who are not can benefit from learning about the Lord’s law of the fast and preparing to fast when they are ready.
Write on the board Why do we fast? and How do we fast? Invite the children to write possible answers on the board. Encourage them to review “Fast, Fasting” in Guide to the Scriptures (scriptures.ChurchofJesusChrist.org) and Isaiah 58:6–11 to find additional answers. How might Isaiah 58:6–11 help us when fasting is difficult?
Share with the children a personal experience with fasting, or share a story from a Church magazine about fasting. Emphasize the blessings that come from fasting with a spiritual purpose. If any of the children have fasted, invite them to share their experiences. Encourage the children to talk to their parents next fast Sunday about what it means to fast. Help them understand what it means to fast with a sincere purpose and a prayerful heart.
This teaches about the blessings that come from fasting.
Read together Isaiah 58:6–7, and explain that one way we “deal [our] bread to the hungry” when we fast is by donating the money we would have spent on food as a fast offering. Show the children a donation slip for tithing and fast offerings, and explain how to fill it out. Invite the children to read Isaiah 58:8–10, looking for the blessings we are promised when we fast. How can fasting bless us and those in need?
Maybe some of your kids still remember this.
Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer.
Ponder how you might best use Isaiah’s words to strengthen the children’s testimonies of Jesus Christ as their Savior and Redeemer.
Give the children a few minutes to read Isaiah 61:1–3 on their own. Then invite them to write on a piece of paper or in a study journal what these verses teach them about Jesus Christ. Invite a few of the children to share their thoughts.
Invite the children to share a phrase from these verses that is especially meaningful to them and explain why. How do these verses help us understand what Jesus Christ was sent to earth to do?
The bag topper has the main scripture Isaiah 61:1, written on it, it's upside down in this picture, but once folded over the bag, it's right(: I got this candy, of course Dollar Tree, but I've also seen it sold at Walmart. The bag topper is still a good size for a ziplock bag, if you want to give another treat.
The Millennium will be a time of peace and joy.
Isaiah saw a time when God’s people will have peace and joy. This prophecy will be fulfilled when Jesus Christ returns to earth and reigns for a thousand years—an era called the Millennium.
Isaiah 65:17–25 describes what the earth will be like when the Savior comes again. Divide the children into small groups, giving each group a few of these verses to read. After a few minutes, make a list together on the board of how life will be different in the “new earth” described in these verses (verse 17). Why will this be a time to be “glad and rejoice for ever”? (verse 18).
Before class, prepare word strips with words and phrases from the tenth article of faith. Invite one of the children to recite the article of faith, and ask the children to put the word strips in order. Help the children understand what this article of faith teaches us about the Millennium.
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