MBM: There is a Christ
BMS: Jacob and Sherem
Theme: You can increase in testimony.
Scripture: Jacob 7:10-11
(1) We reviewed Lehi’s family tree for a while to explain that the torch has been passed to Jacob.
(2) We talked about how Jacob couldn’t have stood up to Sherem without a strong testimony. We talked about some of the things that we do in our families to strengthen our testimonies.
(3) For slightly older children, you might want to print out “Jacob and Sherem” from the Ferbruary 1990 Friend and cut up the pictures (with or without the wording beneath) and have your kids put the story in order. (You may want to leave out some of the panels, it is a long story.)
(4) The May 1991 Friend has a great game called “Road to a Testimony.” (By the way, if you feel that family games drag on forever, go to a teacher supply store and buy a ten-sided die to use instead of the six-sided standard.) I mount all of the games that we use in file folders, with a small ziploc bag taped in to hold any cards–which I paste onto construction paper for durability).