Young Women Lesson Activity and Ideas
March: “The Atonement of Jesus Christ”
“Behold I say unto you that ye shall have hope
through the atonement of Christ” (Moroni 7:41).
Click lesson: What is grace?
Sunshine Repentance doorknob reminder
ACTIVITY: With this doorknob reminder youth can write steps to repentance and learn they can move from darkness into the light through repentance (Mosiah 27:29 shown on the activity).
1. Read these scriptures: Alma 36:12–13, 15–16.
2. Write in the 8 steps to repentance on the hanger:
(1) Recognize wrongdoing.
(2) Promise never to repeat the sin. (3) Recommit to live the gospel. (4) Make restitution for wrongs: repent in prayer, confess to bishop, apologize to those offended.
(4) Feel a depth of repentance as deep as the sin. (6) Prove ourselves worthy over time.
(7) Forgive ourselves and those who have offended us. (8) Commit not to look back but accept the Lord’s forgiveness.
TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white; then color. Fold and glue it back to back cutting slit to hang on door.
TESTIMONY SHARING: The following week ask youth to share their thoughts on the steps of repentance and how the Savior helps us (saves us with His grace) through His Atonement.
EXTRA MOTIVATIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Set up a game in the ward building or a park with a path. Have adult leaders or
priesthood helpers, like the bishopric or dads, stand along the path. Create
situation cards to be held by the helpers along the path. Have each youth carry
a sturdy sack or backpack (they can have 5 or more packs and take turns going
down the path). Have them go along the path slowly, picking cards held by the path helpers. For example, the first helper might give a sin card like “Lied to parents about where you were going.” The second card might be a repentance card like “Felt feelings of remorse,” or “Bore my testimony to a friend.” Have helpers put the sin stones (stones with the word “sin” written on them) in their pack as they pass the post. At the few repentance posts, they can take out a stone. The last eight stops are the eight steps of repentance cards, followed by a card with a quote by Spencer W. Kimball (below). Take out stones as they pass. Roast marshmallows or have toast and cocoa, and discuss how it feels to get rid of mistakes and recommit, staying on the path that leads to eternal joy.
President Spencer W. Kimball stated: “Since all of us sin in greater or lesser degree, we are all in need of constant repentance, of continually raising our sights and our performance. One can hardly do the commandments of the Lord in a day, a week, a month or a year. This is an effort which must be extended through the remainder of one’s years” (The Miracle of Forgiveness [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1969], p. 202).
BRING SUNSHINE INTO YOUR LIFE WORKSHOP:
Have youth share ideas on how they can repent and find happiness.
MORE “COME FOLLOW ME” LESSON ACTIVITIES:
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