Saturday, April 10, 2010


1. Opening Prayer

2. Sing "On A Golden Springtime" Children's Songbook, pg. 88

3. Read Articles of Faith 1:6  We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, deachers, evangelists, and so forth.

4. Read and discuss the following from the April, 2010 Friend:
Imagine a glass full of clear, pure water. If we bump the glass, some water might spill out and the glass wouldn’t be full anymore.

When Adam and Eve were created, the fulness of the gospel was on the earth. For many years prophets taught the gospel.

When Jesus Christ was on the earth, He established His Church. He taught the fulness of the gospel: faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism by immersion, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and obedience to the commandments. Jesus showed all people how we should live. He became the Savior of us all. The gospel glass was full.

But as the years passed, parts of the gospel were lost because wicked people changed it or didn’t obey it. The fulness of the gospel was no longer on the earth. Heavenly Father promised His children He would give them the fulness of the gospel again. He called Joseph Smith to help Him restore the fulness of the gospel.

John 3:16 teaches us that Heavenly Father gave us His Son and the gospel because He loves His children. He calls prophets to teach everyone His gospel so we will know the way back to Him.

We are blessed to have the fulness of the gospel in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our gospel glasses are full to the top, and Heavenly Father has promised that the gospel will never be taken from the earth again.

5. Closing Prayer

Additional Resources: Jesus Christ Restored the Fulness of the Gospel through Joseph Smith
(Friend, April 2010)
The Gospel is Restored (Friend, Feb. 2003)
Joseph Smith--Prophet of the Restoration (Friend, July 2001)
The First Vision (Gospel Art Picture Kit)

1 comment:

The Wilsons said...

I found your site a couple of weeks ago and was impressed by the beautiful simplicity of the lessons. Really, that's all that is generally needed, and I think I'm often too tempted to make more out of things than is needful. True doctrine straight from scriptures and other Church resources, accompanied by testimony...perfect! Thanks for bringing us back to the basics! Great resource.