Fourth Article of Faith

Song: "The Fourth Article of Faith" (Children' s Songbook, p. 124.)

Scripture: Article of Faith 1:4 Quote:

"[We] are given the four requirements . . . which are essential to membership in Christ's Church: faith, repentance, baptism, and the reception of the Holy Ghost. . . . There are many roads being pointed out as leading to the kingdom of God, but there is only one gate through which entrance and citizenship therein may be obtained. Christ plainly pointed this out when he was among men; and he has again revealed it through the Prophet Joseph Smith. The way is simple and easy to find." (Compiled by Mary Jane Woodger, The Teachings of David O. McKay, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2004], p. 21.)

Object Lesson:

The Fourth Article of Faith tells us that we believe in certain principles and ordinances. Principles are teachings that come from God. God's principles are true. They show things we must do to live with our Heavenly Father. Ordinances are things we do when we live God's principles. Draw a line to match these:

Principles things we do

Ordinances teachings from God

Make a list of the Principles in the Fourth Article of Faith. Make a list of the Ordinances in the Fourth Article of Faith. (Ann Laemmlen and Jackie Owen, Articles of Faith Learning Book, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990], p. 41.)

Activity:

On a large sheet of paper, draw eight squares. Print one of the following scriptures in each box.

D&C 58:42; 3 Nephi 11:33; Matthew 4:17; John 14:26; Helaman 5:47; 2 Nephi 31:8; Alma 32:21; 2 Nephi 31:5

Find the scriptures in the boxes. If the scripture is about faith, color the box red. If the scripture is about repentance color the box blue. If the scripture is about baptism, color the box green. If the scripture is about the Holy Ghost, color the box yellow. (Ann Laemmlen and Jackie Owen, Articles of Faith Learning Book, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990], p. 56.)

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