Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I Can Be Forgiven


Object Lesson: Poor some salt on a colored plate, explain to your children that when we leave our Heavenly Father's presence we are pure and clean. Throughout our life sometimes we do things that are not right and can leave specks of dirt on our pure spirit. (start to sprinkle pepper on the salt)

If we say we are truly sorry and ask for forgiveness, those speckles can disappear. (as you are talking to your children about forgiveness, take a plastic spoon and rub it back and forth over the carpet, slowly put it on top of the salt and the pepper speckles will start to stick to the spoon from the static.)

What are some ways we can ask for forgiveness? Is it easy to ask for forgiveness we we know we have done something wrong?

What is the way that each of us can return to live with our Heavenly Father? By repentance.

Bear your testimony to your children, give them examples of how repentance has blessed your life.

Picture from The Friend, www.lds.org

12 comments:

cgibson10 said...

so glad you are back, thank you for sharing
Cecy

Andrea said...

This is a great idea! I also talked about how if we want to be forgiven we need to forgive others and used this story from the friend.
http://lds.org/friend/2006/11/a-game-of-catch?lang=eng

Thanks for all the FHE lessons. This has been a great resource for me!

Tammy said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're back! Thanks!

Anna said...

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Dolly said...

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Gwen said...

What a gret blog! I just found it. It looks like you don't have as much time as you would like to post these days... thank you for what you have created though. I'll try to email you some of the FHE's that have worked well for me. I've just been using the new nursery manual (my oldest is just 3.5 yrs). Thanks!

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The Bible said...

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. (1 John 1:8)

If we claim we have not sinned, we make God out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives. (1 John 1:10)

Even from birth the wicked go astray; from the womb they are wayward and speak lies. (Psalm 58:3)

Man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.
(Job 5:7)


Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. (Psalm 51:5)

Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned-- for before the law was given, sin was in the world. (Romans 5:12-13)

No one is good - except God alone. (Mark 10:18)

lee woo said...

People do make mistakes and I think they should be punished. But they should be forgiven and given the opportunity for a second chance. We are human beings. See the link below for more info.


#forgiven
www.matreyastudios.com

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