Seventh Article of Faith

Song: "The Hearts of the Children" (Children' s Songbook, p. 92.)

Scripture: Article of Faith 1:7

Quote:

The purpose of the gift of tongues is to preach the gospel among those whose language is not understood.

(Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, sel. Joseph Fielding Smith [1976], 148-49.)

Lesson:

Have ready a radio and a television with a church video. Tell your family you are going to show them some miracles. Turn on the radio and let them listen for a few seconds. Then play a small segment of the video. Ask them if they thought that was amazing. No, radio and television seem normal to us. But to a person living hundreds of years ago, radio and television would be miracles. Spiritual gifts are like this. To God they are normal. To us they seem miraculous.

(Christena C. Nelson, Sharing the Articles of Faith, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1994], p. 30.)

Activity:

Find the words that describe spiritual gifts in the word search.

T G U R S P V M Y O

A O N R F R B S P S

M E N W L O F U D T

Z N O G U P S S G F

Z B T Q U H E N H I

G N I L A E H O H G

E O P T R C S I N C

B T L S X Y W S Y Z

Words

tongues

gifts

healing

prophecy

(Ann Laemmlen and Jackie Owen, Articles of Faith Learning Book, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1990], p. 93.)

Extras:

" Discuss each family member's spiritual gifts.

" Pass a small wrapped box (gift) around the group as music is played. When the music stops, the person holding the gift must think of one of the gifts mentioned in the seventh Article of Faith and explain how it works.

Refreshment:

Layered Cookies

1/4 pound butter or margarine 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 cup coconut 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup butterscotch chips 1 cup nuts 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Melt butter in 9x13-inch pan. Sprinkle remaining ingredients over butter, in layers. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Immediately after removing from oven, cut cookies away from sides of pan. Cut in squares while still warm.

(Lion House Classics, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2004], p. 108.)

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