Scripture Boats
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    “Scripture Boats,” Liahona, February 2020

    Scripture Boats

    Lots of scriptures talk about boats! What do you learn from these stories?

    Who Am I?

    Match each person below with their story.

    1. God warned me He was going to flood the earth. He told me to build a huge ship called an ark so my family and the animals could survive.

    2. We were on a boat with Jesus when a storm came. Jesus calmed the wind and the waves.

    3. My brother and I built ships to travel to a promised land. I asked God to make stones glow to give us light in our ships.

    4. Our boat couldn’t land because the harbor was frozen! I led our group in prayer asking God for help. The ice broke long enough for our boat to pass through.

    • Noah

    • Jesus’s disciples

    • The brother of Jared

    • Lucy Mack Smith

    Nephi Builds a Ship

    Use this script to act out parts of 1 Nephi 17.

    Narrator: After Nephi’s family traveled through the wilderness, they came to an ocean. The Lord told Nephi to make tools and build a ship.

    [Nephi is building. Laman and Lemuel walk onto the scene.]

    Nephi: Brothers, come help me build our boat!

    Laman: No! You don’t know how to build something like that.

    Lemuel: You are foolish, like our father.

    Nephi: The Lord will lead us to a promised land, just like He led the people of Moses. I’m sad you don’t believe God’s promises.

    Laman: [angrily turning to Lemuel] Let’s throw him in the ocean!

    [Laman and Lemuel try to grab Nephi, but Nephi steps back.]

    Nephi: I can do anything God commands me to do.

    [Nephi stretches his hand toward Laman and Lemuel. They start shaking and fall on their knees.]

    Laman: I felt the power of the Lord!

    Lemuel: I did too! It made me shake!

    [Nephi helps them to their feet.]

    Nephi: I hope you will believe in God. Now let’s finish this boat together.

    Narrator: Nephi and his family finished their ship and sailed to the promised land.

    Build Your Own

    Here are ideas for making different kinds of boats. What ideas can you come up with?

    • Use the skin of half an avocado as the main part of a ship.

    • Glue or tape craft sticks together to make a floating deck.

    • Fold a boat out of paper.

    • Use sticks and paper to decorate a sailing sponge.