"He Taught Them As One Having Authority" Matthew 6-7 (Feb 25- March 3)

Continue the conversation about Christ’s teachings on the sermon on the mount in this week’s lesson, “He Taught Them as One Having Authority” Matthew 6-7 (Feb 25- March 3). Discover study ideas and lots of printables for this week below.

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Study Suggestions

Matthew 6 and Matthew 7 from the New Testament Seminary Teacher Manual

Matthew 5-7 from the New Testament Institute Manual

“Lessons from the Lord’s Prayer” by President Russell M. Nelson

“Patterns of Prayer” by Elder Bruce R. McConkie

“‘Judge Not’ and Judging” by President Dallin H. Oaks

“The Righteous Judge” by Elder Lynn G. Robbins

“Your Marriage and the Sermon on the Mount” by Paul Browning

“Charity Never Faileth” by President Thomas S. Monson

You might also like the “online class” that Emily Freeman and David Butler have on their You Tube channel.

Deseret Bookshelf PLUS Recommendations

These are great to listen to together in the car on the way to school. My whole family loves listening to the youth speaker ones especially. Remember, as a Deseret Bookshelf PLUS member, you can access these eBooks or audio books anytime. Find out more about Deseret Bookshelf PLUS.


Videos

Lessons from the Lord’s Prayers (about 15 1/2 minutes)- Talk from President Russell M. Nelson

The Righteous Judge (about 10 1/2 minutes)- Talk from Elder Lynn G. Robbins

“If Ye Had Known Me” (about 15 1/2 minutes)- Talk from Elder David A. Bednar

Sermon on the Mount: The Lord’s Prayer (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Bible video

Sermon on the Mount: Treasures in Heaven (about 4 1/2 minutes)- Bible Video

Jesus Teaches about Prayer (about 1 minute)- Illustrated scripture story

Treasure in Heaven: The John Tanner Story (about 20 1/2 minutes)- Church history video

Built Upon the Rock (about 26 1/2 minutes)- Living Scriptures New Testament video (this also includes an activity book!)

Bullying- Stop it (about 10 1/2 minutes)- Youth video. If you’d like a child version, try this How to Cope with Bullying, Let Us Be Kind (about 2 minutes)

Judging Others? Stop It! (about 3 1/2 minutes)- Clip from Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s talk

Looking through Windows (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Story from President Thomas S. Monson’s talk


Images

Bright Idea posters come from the Friend, Mormonads are from The New Era, and others are images found throughout LDS.org

Mormonads on Prayer

When Thou Liest Down at Night- Bright Idea

When Thou Risest in the Morning- Bright Idea

Seek Me Diligently- Bright Idea

In the Morning When I Wake- Bright Idea

Our Heavenly Father Is only a Prayer Away- Bright Idea

For images on the Sermon on the Mount, see last week’s resources.


Teaching Ideas

These are my ideas and handouts. Use them to help you teach and brainstorm your own ideas.

  • Discuss things you can learn from studying the Lord’s prayer. Use the scripture study squares to draw or write notes about a few verses at a time. You can divide the squares up into groups or do the worksheet as a class. It’s a good take home for the children to share with their families.
  • Focus on the gratitude part of prayer with my other prayer worksheet where you write one thing you can pray thanks about for each letter of the alphabet. You can share some of your answers with each other. Make it more fun by bringing in an alphabet dice, having each child roll it and name something for the letter they roll.
  • Talk about what happens sometimes when cats and dogs are in the same room (they fight or chase each other). Have you ever seen them get along? When the animals treat other kindly, they both act kindly to each other. Then tie that into Matthew 7:12 or the Golden Rule. Give each child a golden ruler printable (print on yellow paper) to color the cat and dog and discuss how they can apply the Golden Rule to their life. (Note: a lot of children will flip it around and use it as an excuse for treating someone unkindly because the other person was rude first. You may want to discuss how that is not how the Golden Rule works).
  • Build a treasure chest for each person or use one as a class. There are two you can use. One is a foldable 3-D version which is lots of fun (cardstock is best). The other is designed to be used like a pocket (fold in half and staple on the edges). Then give everyone a jewel. They can write on them or simply say what each jewel represents in terms of laying up treasures in heaven as they put them in the treasure chest. You can give prompts for the younger children or use big plastic toy jewels for added fun!
  • Continue using the sermon on the mount handout from last week to discuss more teachings this week. On my home helps this week, there are printable birds that have some of the teachings written on them. You can give a bird to each child to share a little about or discuss them together.

  • This fun wise man and foolish man handout is included in the home helps for this week. Scroll down to that post’s Teaching Ideas and find the coral button under this same picture to print yours out (comes in two sizes). You can make this handout and sing the song together as a class then send the rock activity home to do with their families.
  • Print my blank rock scene and have your class make their own houses on top. You can use popsicle sticks and pieces of felt for added fun! As your class shares their creations, ask them what things they build their houses with (prayer, scriptures study, etc). You can even circle the paper around and staple it (cyclinder shape) so they'll stand up on their own.
  • Discuss how God answers prayers using the scripture in Matthew 7:7. You can color this page, use it as a puzzle, or send it home with the children to discuss with their families. Whenever I bring extra fun coloring supplies, everyone seems to enjoy the activity. I love glitter markers myself!

Activity Pages

BEATITUDES

The Lord’s Prayer- Make a prayer mobile

Beatitudes- Word search with fill in the blanks

The Beatitudes- Matching

If I Choose to Obey, I'll Be Happy All Day- Make a Beatitude Book

Peacemakers- Decode the sentence

I Am a Peacemaker- Peacemaker 24 hour challenge worksheet

Body Blessings- Word puzzle

Sermon on the Mount- Crossword Puzzle

Eternal Treasure- Treasure chest activity

The Wise Man and the Foolish Man- Color and put together the scene or use as puppets to act out the song or use this colored version.

Building upon My Rock- Make this screen by coloring the strips and sliding it through the slot

An Unshakable Foundation- Message, dot to dot, and find the differences from President Henry B. Eyring

COLORING PAGES

Jesus Christ Sermon on the Mount

PRAYER

Stacy's Prayer- A story about prayer with picture helps or use this one: DJ's Prayer

Prayer Reminders- Mini puzzles to put together with reminders about prayer

Time for Family Prayer- Do the maze to get to the family prayer.

Prayer of Thanks- Count the different things that we pray about in thanks.  

"Shhh...It's Time for Prayer"- Make these prayer puppets to help each other be reverent.  Try giving one to each child to take one and enjoy their families to be reverent during prayers too.

Fasting and Prayer- Make movable puppets to demonstrate how to pray reverently- each child can practice using the puppets.

The Power of Prayer- Board game to play (best for older classes as you need to read scriptures)

Heavenly Father Hears and Answers Prayers- Best for older classes, cut out and write parts of prayers as a reminder.

I Can Receive Answers to Prayers- Cut and color out these steps of receiving answers.

Answer to Prayer- Read this comic about John Taylor and his answer to prayer.

Jesus Teaches About Prayer- Scripture stories 

Prayer is Reverent Communication- Play memory with these cards.

Seek Guidance Through Prayer- Enos's stories and pictures of prayer to go with it.  Here's another one too. Or use this picture story. 

Heavenly Father Are you Really There- Best for older classes- make this prayer reminder

Prayer- Best for older classes- word search with an answer

Prayer Puppets- Make these prayer puppets with a play.  

Prayers and Ordinances- Decode the answer, best for older classes.

Ponder, Pray, Listen- Cut this slider out as a reminder to pray morning and night.

I Can Pray for Others- Make this booklet to remember other pray for which to pray.

Heavenly Father is Only a Prayer Away- Bright Idea Poster

COLORING PAGES

What Should I Know About Prayer

Prayer

Prayer

Prayer Helps My Testimony Grow

Prayer Strengthens Me and My Family