h3. Conference Talk:
For more information on this topic read "Mrs. Patton--the Story Continues," by Thomas S. Monson, Ensign, Nov 2007, 21-24. h3. Thought:
I express . . . my personal testimony as a special witness, . . . that God our Father . . . had a Son who died, even Jesus Christ the Lord; that He is our advocate with the Father, the Prince of Peace, our Savior and divine Redeemer, and one day we [will] see Him face-to-face. (Thomas S. Monson, "Mrs. Patton--the Story Continues," Ensign, Nov 2007, 21-24) h3. Song:
"Did Jesus Really Live Again?" Children's Songbook, p. 64. h3. Scripture:
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen.(Matthew 28:5-6) h3. Object Lesson:
*Materials needed:* An ink pen with an ink cartridge that can be removed. Begin this lesson by comparing the pen and ink cartridge with our body and spirit. When we are born, our spirit enters our body. Place the ink cartridge inside the pen. Explain that we can accomplish many things when our spirits are coupled with our mortal bodies. Draw a simple sketch with with the pen. When we die, our spirits are removed from our bodies. Take the cartridge out of the pen, and lay the pen down. Explain that the mortal body is left behind and the spirit goes on. The spirit can still do many things, though not as easily. Christ has promised us that someday we will be resurrected, or that our spirits will be reunited with our bodies. Slip the ink cartridge back into the pen. Explain that after our bodies and spirits are reunited, we are promised that they will never be separated again. (Beth Lefgren and Jennifer Jackson, Power Tools for Teaching, [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1988], p. 73.) h3. Story:
*"I Forgot to Tell You, But He Rose Again"* James A. Cullimore The story is told of a man walking down a street in Chicago who came to a store window where there was displayed a beautiful picture of the crucifixion. As he stood gazing spellbound at the vivid picture story, he suddenly became conscious that at his side stood a little boy. The boy too was gazing at the picture, and his tense expression made the man know that the crucifixion had really gripped the eager little soul. Touching the boy on the shoulder, the man said, "Sonny, what does it mean?" "Don'cha know?" he answered, his face full of the marvel of the man's ignorance. "That there man is Jesus, and them others is Roman soldiers, and the woman crying is his mother, and," he added, "they killed him." The man was loath to leave the window, but he could not tarry always at the tragic scene, so he turned away and walked down the street. In a few moments he heard pattering footsteps, and there came rushing toward him the little boy. "Say, mister!" he exclaimed breathlessly. "I forgot to tell you, but he rose again!" Yes, he rose again. The advent on earth of the Redeemer is of less importance than the conquest of death and the grave, for it was only by rising from the grave that he could redeem the world. Hence, his resurrection signals the redemption of mankind and becomes one of the greatest of all occasions for every child of God. (Leon R. Hartshorn, Outstanding Stories by General Authorities, vol. 3, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1974].) h3. Activity:
Fill in the prices for all or some of the items on the list below. Divide the family into two or three teams. Give each team a pencil and paper. Describe one of the items on your list and have the teams write down how much they think the items sells for. The team that comes closest--without guessing a higher price than the actual price of the item--scores five points. If everyone guesses too high, they all write down new guesses. This is done until someone earns the five points. Play continues until you have priced as many items as you desire. The team with the highest number of points is declared the winner. Have each family member share what worth they feel the gift of the resurrection is. Christ's resurrection made it possible for all of us to be resurrected. The Price is Right
Ten gallons of gasoline
A bag of potato chips
A can of hair spray
A 21" television
A digital camera
A fly swatter
A frozen pizza
A living room sofa
A boy's dress shirt
4 AA batteries
An MP3 player
A leather-bound triple combination
A pair of tennis shoes
A frozen dinner
A container of ice cream
A garden hose
A mop
A wheelbarrow
A container of dish soap
A container of laundry detergent (Allan K. Burgess and Max H. Molgard, Fun for Family Night: New Testament Edition, [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1995], p. 159.) h3. Refreshment
*Paradise Cake* * 1 11.5-ounce can mandarin oranges, with juice * 4 eggs * 1/2 cup vegetable oil * 1 package yellow pudding cake mix * 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, with juice * 1 3-ounce package vanilla instant pudding * 1 8-ounce carton frozen whipped topping, thawed Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Combine mandarin oranges, including juice, with eggs and oil in a mixing bowl; beat well. Stir in cake mix and beat again until well mixed. Pour into greased baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Drain pineapple, reserving all but one-fourth of its juice. Make topping by mixing crushed pineapple and reserved juice, vanilla instant pudding, and whipped topping. Spread onto cooled cake in pan. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes 12 to 16 servings. (Lion House Christmas, [Salt Lake City: Shadow Mountain, 2006], p. 97.)
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