“August 23–29. Doctrine and Covenants 93: ‘Receive of His Fulness,’” Come, Follow Me—For Primary: Doctrine and Covenants 2021 (2020)
“August 23–29. Doctrine and Covenants 93,” Come, Follow Me—For Primary
Record Your Impressions
Show pictures of the Savior (such as those in the Gospel Art Book or Church magazines), and ask the children to share what they know about Him. Older children may be able to share a scripture from Doctrine and Covenants 93 that helped them learn about Jesus Christ.
It is important that the children you teach learn who Jesus Christ is and why they should follow Him. The truths about Jesus Christ found in section 93 can help.
Choose several truths you learned about the Savior in section 93 that are inspiring to you. For each truth you choose, read to the children the verse where it is found, and give them a key word to listen for as you read. Share a brief testimony of the Savior, and allow the children to share their own. The following list of truths can give you ideas:
Jesus Christ did the works of the Father (verse 5).
Jesus Christ is the Light of the World (verse 9).
Jesus Christ is the Creator of the world (verse 10).
Jesus Christ received all power in heaven and on earth (verse 17).
Jesus Christ was with God in the beginning (verse 21).
Ask the children to listen for something they learn about the Savior as you summarize in your own words some of the truths taught in section 93. (You could also use “Chapter 33: A Revelation about Jesus Christ” [Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 126–27].)
Why might it be important to help the children you teach understand that they lived with Heavenly Father before they were born? How has a knowledge of this truth blessed you?
Repeat together with the children the words “Ye were also in the beginning with the Father” (Doctrine and Covenants 93:23). Explain that before we were born on earth, we lived with Heavenly Father in heaven. Sing together “I Am a Child of God” or “I Lived in Heaven” (Children’s Songbook, 2–3, 4).
Invite the children to color the activity page and draw pictures of themselves with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in the premortal life. Bear your testimony that God loves all of us and that we are all His children.
The more we understand about Jesus Christ, the more deeply and sincerely we want to worship Him and come unto the Father through Him (see Doctrine and Covenants 93:19).
Show a picture of the Savior, and ask the children why it is important that we know about Jesus Christ. Invite them to look for additional answers in Doctrine and Covenants 93:19. Invite them to think of one way they can learn more about Jesus during the coming week, and give them a chance to share their ideas.
Think of a creative way to encourage children to read about the Savior in section 93. You could write on strips of paper several references to verses from section 93 that teach truths about Jesus Christ (for example, see verses 5, 9–10, 17, 21). Place the strips of paper in a container, and ask the children to take turns selecting one and reading the scripture passage to the class. What do we learn about Jesus Christ from these passages?
The Savior emphasized three times in section 93 that we lived with God “in the beginning” (verses 23, 29, 38). Why might He want us to know this? How might knowing this truth bless the children you teach?
Read Doctrine and Covenants 93:23, 29, 38 together, and invite the children to look for a truth about themselves that is repeated in these verses. Ask the children to share anything they know about our life with Heavenly Father before we were born. Give each child one of the following scripture references, and help them find something these scriptures teach about life before we came to earth: Jeremiah 1:5; Doctrine and Covenants 138:53–56; Moses 3:5; Abraham 3:22–26.
The world has many different views on what truth is and how to find it. How can you help the children you teach understand that truth is true no matter what others may say and that Heavenly Father knows all truth?
Write the word truth on the board, and ask the children to write a definition next to it. Read together how the Lord defined truth in Doctrine and Covenants 93:24. Sing a hymn about truth, such as “Oh Say, What Is Truth?” (Hymns, no. 272), and invite the children to find in the hymn other ways to describe truth.
To help the children apply truths in Doctrine and Covenants 93, write a few scripture references from this section on pieces of paper. On other pieces of paper, write the truths that each of these verses teaches. Invite the children to work together to read the verses and match the truths to the verses they read. Why are we grateful to have a knowledge of the truth?
Invite the children to write down or draw something they learned in class and to share it with their families when they get home.