Explain that they were preparing themselves to be presented to God. After the children of Israel had prepared themselves to be in the presence of the Lord, what did they see and hear? What did the Lord give Moses on Mount Sinai? What are the Ten Commandments? See enrichment activities 1, 2, and 3. Help the children understand that the Ten Commandments were part of a more complete spiritual law that God gave Moses.
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Thou shalt have no other gods before me Exodus Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image Exodus Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain Exodus Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy Exodus Honour thy father and thy mother Exodus Thou shalt not kill Exodus Thou shalt not commit adultery Exodus Thou shalt not steal Exodus Thou shalt not bear false witness Exodus Thou shalt not covet Exodus How long was Moses on Mount Sinai? What did the children of Israel do because he was gone?
Why do you think they asked Aaron to make the golden calf? Why do you think Aaron agreed to do it? Whom did Aaron blame for his actions? What should we do instead of blaming others when we do something wrong? Which one of the Ten Commandments were the Israelites breaking in worshiping the golden calf? Point out that some people worship gods made of brass or wood, the way the Israelites worshiped the golden calf. But idol worship can also be more than that.
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An idol can be anything that becomes so important that it takes an inappropriate amount of our time and thought. It becomes a god to us. Today our false gods can take such forms as money, material possessions, physical appearance, recreation, or idolizing famous athletes, actors, or musicians. How did Moses react when he saw what the people had done? Why did he break the tablets of stone? What did the Lord have Moses do after Moses broke the first set of tablets? The Joseph Smith Translation of Deuteronomy How did Moses show great love for his people even though they had done wrong?
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How did the Lord show his love for the Israelites? Joseph Smith Translation, Exodus How would keeping the Ten Commandments have blessed the children of Israel? How will keeping the Ten Commandments bless us?
Why is it so important to obey the commandments? See enrichment activity 4. You may use one or more of the following activities any time during the lesson or as a review, summary, or challenge. Display the chart of the Ten Commandments with a few of the words covered, and let the children take turns filling in the blanks. Or you could make copies of this chart, with some of the words missing, for each child and let the children fill in the blanks on their own copies. They could then take their copies home to remind them to obey the Ten Commandments. Briefly discuss what each commandment means and help the children learn them by playing a game.
Give the children each a number or numbers, depending on the class size, from one to ten. Have them learn the commandment that corresponds to their number. Then call out various numbers. After several turns give the children new numbers and play again.
Notice that all of the Ten Commandments fit under the two great commandments that Jesus Christ gave in Matthew Write Love God and Love Neighbors on the chalkboard. Let the children take turns reading each commandment from Exodus The way we honor all these fathers and mothers is by keeping the commandments. Fornication, homosexuality, and other sexual sins are violations of the seventh commandment. Stealing is a form of dishonesty.
Bearing false witness is another form of dishonesty. Coveting, or envying something that belongs to another, is damaging to the soul. It can consume our thoughts and plague us with constant unhappiness and dissatisfaction.
It often leads to other sins and to financial indebtedness. Although most of the Ten Commandments list things we should not do, they also represent things we should do. The Savior summarized the Ten Commandments in two principles—love for the Lord and love for our fellow men:. Stories and Activities for Teaching Children.
The following review of the Ten Commandments includes brief explanations of how they continue to apply in our lives today: The Savior summarized the Ten Commandments in two principles—love for the Lord and love for our fellow men: Scripture References Exodus Prophets and Church Leaders. Stand in Holy Places. President Ezra Taft Benson.
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