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Attention Activity

Show the class a silver tray that is tarnished and invite them to clean and polish it.? Ask if they know how silver is made.? Explain that silver has to be refined and in order to do that, the silversmith holds a piece of silver over a fire and lets it heat up. The silver must be held in the middle of the fire where the flames are the hottest to burn away all the impurities.

Malachi 3:3 describes God as a refiner and purifier of silver. Sometimes in life it may seem to us that God is holding us in a “hot spot.” When a silversmith does this though, he never leaves. He sits in front of the fire and watches the silver very carefully. He knows that if the silver is left even a moment too long in the flames, it will be destroyed. God may allow things to come into our lives to help purify us, but He will never leave us too long and let us be destroyed. He is with us and always carefully watching.

So how does the silversmith know when the silver is purified? It?s when he can see his image in it.? The Lord needs to refine us so we can become like Him!? These last days will be a purifying time for His Saints who will have the privilege of seeing Him return to the earth in glory.

We can go to the Lord in prayer and through scripture study to find solutions to our challenges and problems!? He wants to help us and see us be successful.? More than that, He wants to see us grow.

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Attention Activity

Section: Learn together

Show the class a silver tray that is tarnished and invite them to clean and polish it.? Ask if they know how silver is made.? Explain that silver has to be refined and in order to do that, the silversmith holds a piece of silver over a fire and lets it heat up. The silver must be held in the middle of the fire where the flames are the hottest to burn away all the impurities.

Malachi 3:3 describes God as a refiner and purifier of silver. Sometimes in life it may seem to us that God is holding us in a “hot spot.” When a silversmith does this though, he never leaves. He sits in front of the fire and watches the silver very carefully. He knows that if the silver is left even a moment too long in the flames, it will be destroyed. God may allow things to come into our lives to help purify us, but He will never leave us too long and let us be destroyed. He is with us and always carefully watching.

So how does the silversmith know when the silver is purified? It?s when he can see his image in it.? The Lord needs to refine us so we can become like Him!? These last days will be a purifying time for His Saints who will have the privilege of seeing Him return to the earth in glory.

We can go to the Lord in prayer and through scripture study to find solutions to our challenges and problems!? He wants to help us and see us be successful.? More than that, He wants to see us grow.

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Title Poster

Use this poster to introduce the topic.

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Title Poster

Use this poster to introduce the topic.

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Scripture Cards

Section: Learn togetherUse with: Scriptures listed in the lesson

Distribute the scriptures among individuals or pairs. Ask each young woman to read their scripture and share how it could help someone who is facing a challenge or problem that is common among youth today. Discuss the question: What does it mean to ?trust in the Lord? or come unto Christ when we need help?

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Scripture Cards

These little cards have written on them already all the scriptures that were mentioned in the lesson. ?As always, there are blank cards included if you want to add your own scriptures!

 

Distribute the scriptures among individuals or pairs. Ask each young woman to read their scripture and share how it could help someone who is facing a challenge or problem that is common among youth today. Discuss the question: What does it mean to ?trust in the Lord? or come unto Christ when we need help?

 

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Board Strips

Section: Introduce the doctrineUse with: Elder Richard G. Scott talk "Make the Exercise of Faith Your First Priority"

List on the board the four tools Elder Richard G. Scott mentions in his talk “Make the Exercise of Faith Your First Priority” and read the passage that corresponds to each tool.?Ask class members to think of personal challenges or problems they are facing. ?How could one or more of these tools help with their challenges? Invite the young women to ponder and share with the class if they feel comfortable doing so.

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Board Strips

List on the board the four tools Elder Richard G. Scott mentions in his talk “Make the Exercise of Faith Your First Priority” and read the passage that corresponds to each tool.

 

Ask class members to think of personal challenges or problems they are facing. ?How could one or more of these tools help with their challenges? Invite the young women to ponder and share with the class if they feel comfortable doing so.

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Board Strips

List on the board the four tools Elder Richard G. Scott mentions in his talk “Make the Exercise of Faith Your First Priority” and read the passage that corresponds to each tool.

 

Ask class members to think of personal challenges or problems they are facing. ?How could one or more of these tools help with their challenges? Invite the young women to ponder and share with the class if they feel comfortable doing so.

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Passages for Board Stripes

Section: Introduce the doctrineUse with: Use with Board Strips

Use these passages to go along with our the board strips in this lesson.

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Handout

There are 6 to a page. These little handouts can be used in numerous ways. ?They are the perfect size for the girls to use on their bulletin boards at home, taped in their locker at school, they can be collected throughout the year and made into a little book by punching holes in the corners and using a key ring to attach them each week. ?If your YW use class journals or smash books, these are the perfect size to tape into their individual books.

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Handout

Section: Introduce the doctrine

There are 6 to a page. These little handouts can be used in numerous ways.

They are the perfect size for the girls to use on their bulletin boards at home, taped in their locker at school, they can be collected throughout the year and made into a little book by punching holes in the corners and using a key ring to attach them each week.

If your YW use class journals or smash books, these are the perfect size to tape into their individual books.

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Journal Page

Section: Introduce the doctrine

Invite the young women to think about the quote from President Monson and write in their journal page about a time they could feel Heavenly Father’s love for them.

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Journal Page

Invite the young women to think about the quote from President Monson and write in their journal page about a time they could feel Heavenly Father’s love for them.

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Extra Ideas

Section: Introduce the doctrine

Ask for a volunteer to help teach a principle. Invite the volunteer to go out into the hall, a little way away from the class and wait quietly until you come to get her.

Tell the rest of the class that you will be bringing the volunteer back into the room with a blindfold, and tell her that it is an empty classroom, but in fact, you will bring her back into the same classroom and everyone must be very quiet so she does not know anyone else is in the room. Ask them to do all they can to assist the volunteer without her realizing she is receiving help.

Place a chair in the middle of the room for the volunteer to sit on. You might want to have some music playing to sort of mask unavoidable sounds the girls might make.

Go to the volunteer and ask her to put on the blindfold and turn her around 2-3 times. Tell her she is going into an empty classroom to sit down and follow some simple instructions.

Take her back into the classroom and help her sit down in the chair.

Tell her you have three simple tasks for her to do. Tell her all three tasks at once, and then remind her before each one what she is to do next. (Use these or any others appropriate to the space.)

Go to the chalkboard and find the piece of chalk and write Jesus Loves Me on the board.

Find a paper cup on the table and throw it in the waste basket

Fold her chair and place it up against the wall

Have a girl watch where the volunteer reaches for the chalk and put it right where she is reaching.

Have a girl watch where the volunteer reaches for the cup and put it right where she is reaching.

Have a girl holding the trash can, watching where the volunteer is heading to find the wastebasket and put it right there so she easily finds it.

Have a girl take the chair from her and place it on the wall (this will be obvious help).

The volunteer can now take off her mask. Tell her who all helped her with her tasks.

Tell the girls you want them to know that none of us are ever alone.

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Board Strips

The board strips go along with Elder Scott’s talk in the lesson. ?There are 4 tools that he talks about. ?I would suggest hanging these on the board. ?Divide the class up into 4 groups and have each group study what Elder Scott says about each tool. ?Then pass out the scripture cards and have the young women write down a few words or sentence that really stuck out to them in the section they read. ?Have them come up to the board one by one and tape their card under the correct heading and explain their card and how they could apply that into their lives.

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Board Strips

The board strips go along with Elder Scott’s talk in the lesson. ?There are 4 tools that he talks about. ?I would suggest hanging these on the board. ?Divide the class up into 4 groups and have each group study what Elder Scott says about each tool. ?Then pass out the scripture cards and have the young women write down a few words or sentence that really stuck out to them in the section they read. ?Have them come up to the board one by one and tape their card under the correct heading and explain their card and how they could apply that into their lives.

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Additional Ideas

Ask for a volunteer to help teach a principle. Invite the volunteer to go out into the hall, a little way away from the class and wait quietly until you come to get her.

Tell the rest of the class that you will be bringing the volunteer back into the room with a blindfold, and tell her that it is an empty classroom, but in fact, you will bring her back into the same classroom and everyone must be very quiet so she does not know anyone else is in the room. Ask them to do all they can to assist the volunteer without her realizing she is receiving help.

Place a chair in the middle of the room for the volunteer to sit on. You might want to have some music playing to sort of mask unavoidable sounds the girls might make.

Go to the volunteer and ask her to put on the blindfold and turn her around 2-3 times. Tell her she is going into an empty classroom to sit down and follow some simple instructions.

Take her back into the classroom and help her sit down in the chair.

Tell her you have three simple tasks for her to do. Tell her all three tasks at once, and then remind her before each one what she is to do next. (use these or any others appropriate to the space)

Go to the chalkboard and find the piece of chalk and write Jesus Loves Me on the board.
Find a paper cup on the table and throw it in the waste basket
Fold her chair and place it up against the wall

Have a girl watch where the volunteer reaches for the chalk and put it right where she is reaching.

Have a girl watch where the volunteer reaches for the cup and put it right where she is reaching.

Have a girl holding the trash can, watching where the volunteer is heading to find the wastebasket and put it right there so she easily finds it.

Have a girl take the chair from her and place it on the wall (this will be obvious help).

The volunteer can now take off her mask. Tell her who all helped her with her tasks.

Tell the girls you want them to know that none of us are ever alone.