Tuesday, November 22, 2011

{advent calendar}

I typed a scripture/Christmas song inserts for an advent calendar. I copied them from an old Friend magazine and changed it a bit.

D&C 33: 11-12
Jesus taught the principles of His gospel. Memorize and recite the fourth article of faith. Sing “Samuel Tells of Baby Jesus”

Luke 17: 11-19
Jesus praised the leper who returned to thank Him. Talk about your blessings. Sing “Stars Were Gleaming”.

D&C 1: 37
Jesus counselled Latter-Day Saints to study His commandments. Talk about blessings that come when we keep a certain commandment. Sing “When Joseph Went to Bethlehem”.

3 Nephi 25: 5-6
Jesus said that the hearts of children should turn to their parents. Ask your parents to tell you about Christmases when they were young. Sing “Little Jesus”.

D&C 19: 38-39
Jesus asks us to pray always. Is there anything specific you should pray for as a family? Sing “There Was Starlight on the Hillside”.

Mark 10: 13-14
Jesus showed that children are very important to Him. Color a picture of Jesus with children and make it into a Christmas tree ornament. Sing “The Shepherd’s Carol”.

Matthew 22: 34-40
Jesus taught us to love our neighbors. Do something nice for a neighbour. Sing “Once within a Lowly Stable”.

D&C 21: 1, 4-5
Our prophet tells us what Jesus wants us to do. Read “A Prophet’s Love” from Friend 10/2009, page 2. Sing “Away in a Manger”.

John 13: 34-35
We show that we want to follow Jesus when we love other people. Do something nice to someone. Sing “Mary’s Lullaby”

D&C 89: 10-11, 18-20
Jesus revealed the Word of Wisdom to help us to be healthy. Make a healthy Christmas snack together. Sing “Who is the Child?”

3 Nephi 27: 29
Jesus promised that Heavenly Father will answer our prayers. How has prayer blessed your life? Sing “Sleep, Little Jesus”.

3 Nephi 12: 6
Jesus taught that we will be blessed for seeking righteousness. Discuss how you can do that. Sing “Oh, Hush Thee My Baby”.

D&C 25:12
Talk about how music can uplift us. Sing “Picture a Christmas”.

D&C 76: 22-24
Even though Jesus was born two thousand years ago, He has appeared to prophets of our time. Read the first presidency article in December Friend. Sing “Have a Very Merry Christmas!”

3 Nephi 27:7
Jesus told His disciples to call the Church in His name. Sing “I Belong to the Church of J.C.” and “The Nativity Song”.

3 Nephi 12: 16
Jesus asked us to be examples to those around us. Discuss how you can do that. Sing “Christmas Bells”.

D&C 35: 26
Jesus wants us to be happy. Discuss about things that make you happy. Share examples. Sing “Jesus Once Was a Little Child”.

D&C 108: 7
Jesus asks us to help each other be strong in the gospel. Talk about how going to Church each Sunday strengthens your faith. Sing “Tell me the Stories of Jesus”.

3 Nephi 23: 1
Jesus commanded the Nephites to study the words of Isaiah. Read Isaiah 53: 3-5 and discuss it. Sing “Beautiful Savior”.

Matthew 6: 3-4
Jesus taught that we should quietly help other people. Surprise someone with treats anonymously. Sing “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus”.

3 Nephi 12: 9
Jesus promised to bless the peacemakers. Discuss how you can be a peacemaker wherever you are. Sing “I Feel My Savior’s Love”.

3 Nephi 18: 21
Jesus taught us to pray with our families. Discuss about what kinds of things you should pray for. Sing “When He Comes Again”.

3 Nephi 18: 6-7
Jesus asked His followers to always remember Him, especially when partaking of the sacrament. Make a Christmas tree ornament with a picture of Jesus in it. Sing “He Died That We Might Live Again”.

3 Nephi 17: 21-24
Jesus blessed little children because he loved them. How can you show love for children you know? Sing “Jesus Loved the Little Children”.

Read everyone’s favorite scripture of Jesus or everyone tells one story of Jesus’ life. Sing “Picture a Christmas”.

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