“Lesson 21: God Will Honor Those Who Honor Him,” Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual (2001), 96–100
“Lesson 21,” Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual, 96–100
To help class members understand the blessings of honoring and pleasing the Lord above themselves, others, or the world.
Prayerfully study the following scriptures:
1 Samuel 2:12–17, 22–25. The sons of Eli commit transgressions and are counseled by their father.
1 Samuel 3. The Lord calls Samuel, and he responds.
1 Samuel 8. The Israelites want a king so they can be “like all the nations.” Samuel warns them about the dangers of such a choice.
You may want to ask one class member to prepare to summarize the account of the calling of Samuel (1 Samuel 3) and another class member to prepare to summarize the account of Israel desiring a king (1 Samuel 8).
If you decide to discuss the pamphlet For the Strength of Youth (34285) in this lesson, bring a copy of it to class.
If you use the attention activity, bring a picture of the Savior (62572; Gospel Art Picture Kit 240). If you prefer not to sketch the drawings on the chalkboard, bring a mirror, an object to represent other people, and a map, globe, or other object to represent the world.
If the picture Boy Samuel Called by the Lord is available, you may want to use it during the lesson (62498; Gospel Art Picture Kit 111).
The following material supplements the suggested lesson outline. You may want to use one or more of these ideas as part of the lesson.