Having Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ Primary 3 (CTR-B): Lesson 29 Purpose To strengthen the children’s faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. OUR OPENING PRAYER WILL BE GIVEN BY (Enter Name Here) Let’s take 1 minute each to share something fun that you did last week. • Remember to reverently listen to others as they share. • You can ask questions when they are done. • A young girl took her father’s lunch to him as he worked deep in a well. • Although she could not see her father down in the darkness of the well, when she called to him he answered, so she knew he was there. • The father told her to put the lunch into the bucket, drop the bucket into the hole, & he would catch it. • She did as he asked, & he caught it. •In a moment called up to her that he had too much lunch for just one person, and invited her to join him. •“Jump,” he said, “and I will catch you. You cannot see me, but I can see you, and I will not let you fall.” • She jumped into the dark well and landed safely in her father’s strong arms. •Together they had a fun time sharing the lunch. • The little girl trusted her father to catch her, even though she could not see him. •The trust the young girl had in her father is like faith. • •Faith is believing in something you cannot see, but you have great hope that it is true. Do you believe there is something behind this piece of cloth? Why? Can you see anything behind it? Even though we have not seen Jesus Christ, we believe He is there. We see evidence of His existence everywhere: 1. 2. 3. 4. the world around us the stars in the heavens the scriptures we read the prophets tell us Go to Slides Go to Video Continue The Brother of Jared & the Jaredites Had Faith in Jesus Christ Jared & his brother were righteous men who lived in a city called Babel. They lived hundreds of years before the Nephites. Most of the people in Babel were wicked. They built a tower to try to get to heaven. The Lord became angry & changed their language. Jared asked his brother to pray & ask the Lord not to change the language of their families & friends. The brother of Jared prayed, & the Lord answered his prayer. Jared, his brother, their families & friends could still understand one another. They took their animals & all kinds of seeds with them. The Lord said He would lead the Jaredites to a promised land. The Lord told the brother of Jared to gather his family & friends & leave the land. The Jaredites caught animals, birds & fish to take with them. They took swarms of honeybees, too. The Jaredites traveled in the wilderness. Jesus talked to them from a cloud & told them where to go. He said the people who live in the promised land must serve God or they will be destroyed. When the Jaredites got to the seashore, they put up their tents. They stayed by the sea for four years. The Lord told the brother of Jared to build barges to take his people to the promised land. The barges were made airtight so no water could get inside. The brother of Jared wondered how the people would have air to breathe in the barges. He asked the Lord what he should do. The Lord told him to make a hole in the top & bottom of each barge. The hole could be opened to let air in & closed to keep water out. The brother of Jared told the Lord that the barges were dark inside. The Lord asked him to think of a way to light the barges. 1. Why did the Lord ask the brother of Jared to think of some ideas to light the barges? 2. What are some ideas you might have thought of? The brother of Jared went to a mountain & got 16 small stones. The stones looked like clear glass. He made 2 stones for each of the 8 barges. The brother of Jared carried the stones to the top of a mountain. There he prayed to the Lord. The brother of Jared asked the Lord to touch the stones so they would give light inside the barges. The Lord touched each stone with His finger. Because the brother of Jared had great faith, he saw the finger of the Lord. It looked like a human finger. Then the Lord showed himself to the brother of Jared. Jesus said those people who believe in Him will have eternal life. Jesus taught & showed the brother of Jared many things. Jesus told him to write down what he had seen & heard. The brother of Jared carried the stones down the mountain. He put one stone in each end of each barge. They gave light inside the barges. The Jaredites went into the barges with their animals & food. The Lord made a strong wind blow the barges toward the promised land. The Lord protected them in the rough sea. When the Jaredites arrived at the promised land, they knelt down & cried tears of joy. They taught their children to listen to the Lord & obey His words. 1. What were the people in Babel doing that made God angry? They built a tower to try to get to heaven. 2. Because the Lord got mad, He changed the language of the people. What did the brother of Jared do? . The brother of Jared prayed, & the Lord answered his prayer. Jared, his brother, their families & friends could still understand one another. 3. What did the Lord tell the brother of Jared to do? . He told them to gather all kinds of animals & seeds because the Lord said He would lead his family & friends to a promised land. 4. The Lord told the brother of Jared to build barges to take his people to the promised land. How did they light the barges? The brother of Jared asked the Lord to touch the stones so they would give light inside the barges. The Lord touched each stone with His finger. 5. What did the Jaredites do when they reached the promised land? When the Jaredites arrived at the promised land, they knelt down & cried tears of joy. They taught their children to listen to the Lord & obey His words. Faith is believing & trusting in Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ. We show our faith by being obedient & prayerful. We have been promised that our prayers will be answers, if we ask in faith for what is right. Let’s read D&C 29:6 We need faith when we pray to our Heavenly Father. Heavenly Father has promised to answer our prayers if we ask Him in faith. It is not enough for us to just say our prayers. We need to believe that He will answer our prayers in the way that is best for us. Bart was asked to talk in Primary next Sunday. He was very nervous. During the week, he worked hard on his talk. On Sunday he was still nervous, so he prayed to ask Heavenly Father to help him be calm. What did Bart do to show faith? How do you think his faith was rewarded? Sally lost her CTR ring at school. Her friends told her there was no chance she would find it. Sally wanted to find her ring, but knew she needed some extra help. She prayed for help, and had a good feeling inside What did Sally do to that she would get help show faith? in finding her ring. How do you think her faith was rewarded? Let’s Play Hangman on the Chalk Board (See the game on page 142 of the lesson manual) I testify that Heavenly Father will hear & answer our prayers when we ask in faith, just like He did for the brother of Jared. OUR CLOSING PRAYER WILL BE GIVEN BY (Enter Name Here) THE END Images and clipart are from lds.org, sugardoodle.net, Microsoft Office, and other websites indicating the images were in the public domain or permitted for church and home use. The lesson material is from lds.org. Some ideas/slides are from Ericka Covalt’s PPTs posted on sugardoodle.net. Please do not use this presentation for commercial use. Feel free to alter the presentation for use in church or home to suit personal preference. This presentation is intended to supplement, not replace, the lesson manual and scriptures. 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