"The Spirit of the Lord Is upon Me" Matthew 4; Luke 4-5 (Feb 4-10)

In “The Spirit of the Lord Is upon Me” Matthew 4; Luke 4-5 (Feb 4-10)” we learn about being fishers of men, resisting temptation, and more. There is so little time in Primary now, I recommend picking one thing to focus on. Try comparing the Primary lesson to the home study and see how they differ and maybe focus on that!

 
 

Study Suggestions

Matthew 3 (Lesson 7) in the New Testament Seminary Teacher Manual

Mark 1 (Lesson 34) in the New Testament Seminary Teacher Manual

Mark 1-4 (Lesson 11) in the New Testament Teacher Manual

Matthew 1-4 (Lesson 2) New Testament Teacher Manual

Luke 1-3 (Lesson 15) New Testament Teacher Manual

Mark Guide to the Scriptures

Matthew 3 from the New Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students

Mark 1 from the New Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students

Luke 3-4 from the New Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students

“Repentance and Conversion” by President Russell M. Nelson

“Do Not Delay” by Elder Henry B. Eyring

“The Covenant of Baptism: To Be in the Kingdom and of the Kingdom” by Elder Robert D. Hales

“Ye Must Be Born Again” by Elder David A. Bednar

“Repentance” True to the Faith

“Repentance” For the Strength of Youth

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

More Holiness Give Me (about 5 minutes)- Music video from The Choir at Temple Square

The Covenant of Baptism (about 16 minutes)- General Conference talk from Elder Robert D. Hales

Repentance (about 2 minutes)- Doug discovers there is more to life and talks about repentance. 

The Sting of the Scorpion (about 3 minutes) A young boy’s encounter with a scorpion in the Arabian desert can teach us a lot about what we must do to avoid and overcome the venomous sting of sin.

Repentance Is a Blessing to All of Us (about 1 1/2 minutes)- Elder Andersen speaks of the need to humbly and sincerely follow the promptings to repent. 

The Baptism of Jesus (about 3 minutes)- Bible Video

Jesus is Baptized (about 2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Jesus Teaches of Being Born Again (about 6 minutes)- Bible Video

Baptism- (about 2 minutes)  Music video with words to learn the song

A Mighty Change: Conversion (about 3 minutes)- Alejandra expresses gratitude for the changes in her life that resulted from her baptism and the joy she feels when serving others.

Baptism of the Holy Ghost (about 1 1/2 minutes)- Elder Bednar teaches about the baptism of the Holy Ghost. 

God and Angels (about 2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story about Joseph Smith’s revelation that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father have bodies of flesh and bones

Godhead- He Knows Me (about 3 minutes)- Siblings share how they come closer to Heavenly Father

Living Scriptures does a weekly Come, Follow video summary every week as well. It's a great way to review what everyone should be learning at home before you dive into your lesson. You will have to get permission to show these first though. (Psstt...try their streaming service for one month free to make sure it's something your family enjoys).


Teaching Ideas

  • Discuss how we can choose the right wherever we are with a drawing activity using my handout. Then have them share their answers and take steps closer to a picture of Christ as mentioned in the manual.

  • Use the CTR scripture print to tie in fasting and righteous choices.

  • Discuss how we can all be fishers of men. Read the story then display this poster. You can place the fish upside down and have the kid’s go fishing with paperclips on the fish and a magnet on the end of a stick. They then have to give an example of how they can be a fisher of men using the word from the fish. Attach the fish with a string to the poster to show all the different things we can do. You could also use the fish provided in the manual.

  • You could also have each child make their own hanging fish poster as you all discuss ideas together for each fish.

  • Make a fishing treat with licorice, lifesavers, and my free handout included in my Primary 5 Lesson 13 handouts.

  • Attach these fishing theme tags to different pieces of equipment. Ask your class to read a scripture then think of a way that piece of equipment might represent how we can be fisher’s of men as well. You could also tie these tags to the fishing pole treat handout mentioned above.


Activity Pages

REPENTANCE

Learning from Mistakes- A four part picture that can be put in order to talk about saying and being sorry.  

King Benjamin Teaches the Nephites- A rebus (word picture) story 

Repentance and the Atonement- A booklet

Travis Learns About Repentance- A pictured story about choosing wrong and saying sorry.  

Showing Sorry- A maze

I Choose the Right When I Am Baptized- Word Jumble game

What is Repentance?- Unscramble the shapes to fill in the blanks

COLORING PAGES

Shield of Faith

Repentance

Jonah Repents

Faith, Prayer, Repentance, and Forgiveness Strengthens Me and My Family

I Love My Savior, Jesus Christ, and His Restored Gospel

BAPTISM

A Sacred Promise- Mobile of promises we make at baptism

Baptism- Crossword Puzzle

Baptism, My First Covenant- Poster to fill in about baptism

Questions and Answers about Baptism-Good to read over before someone is baptized.

Find the Differences- A girl getting interviewed by the Bishop before her baptism

Fill the Font- Fill the font by filling in the blanks

Fraction Puzzle- Solve the bottom puzzles to revealed the word "baptism"

I Can Repent and Be Baptized- 3-D scene to make

I Will Make and Keep My Baptismal Covenants- Maze

Keeping Our Baptismal Covenant- Board game

Learning about Baptism- Find all the things starting with "B"

My Baptism Book- Booklet

Remembering Jesus- Puzzle

Jesus' Baptism- A cute poem with a finger play

Jesus Christ is Baptized- A child friendly read along short story- read together then give a copy to each child to take home

The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel- Mobile

The Kingdom Up on High- Puzzle

They That Gladly Received His Word Were Baptized- Poster

Understanding Baptism- Poster with answers about the baptism ordinance

Our Savior, Jesus Christ- Poster of Jesus getting baptized

COLORING PAGES

Jesus Christ is Baptized

John Baptizes Jesus

Baptism and Confirmation are ordinances that Bless My Family 

I Follow Jesus Christ in Faith When I Make and Keep My Baptismal Covenant

When I am Baptized, I Make a Covenant with God 

We Receive the Ordinances of Salvation through the Priesthood 

The Baptism of Jesus Christ

The Resurrected Christ Teaches About Baptism

The Power to Baptize and Confirm

Baptism and confirmation are ordinances that bless my family

When I am Baptized, I make a Covenant with God

Why Is It Important for Me to Be Baptized?

THE GODHEAD

The Godhead- Read the scriptures and color in the page

Article of Faith One- Activity page

Article of Faith One- Activities for each member of the Godhead

First Article of Faith Coded Message- Decode it!

PRIESTHOOD

Aaronic Priesthood Activity- Have the kids dress the boy up for Priesthood duties.  

The Power and Authority of God- A puzzle- you could put a picture underneath the puzzle pieces

Article of Faith 5- Goes with Priesthood, this has pictures to be put in the right order- could use in the lesson

Remember- Memory game

Ready for Blessings- Pictures that show how to be reverent and not during a blessing

Time for a Blessings- Pictures to show different types and times for blessings

Lindsay's Priesthood Blessing- Hidden pictures 

The Priesthood- A crossword puzzle

Priesthood Hidden Scripture- A word puzzle 

Priesthood Word Square- Word search

Prayers and Ordinances- Decode the puzzle

The Priesthood Helps People- Draw yourself in these pictures where the Priesthood is being used.

COLORING PAGES

We Receive the Ordinances of Salvation...

My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows

The Power to Baptize and Confirm

I Believe That the Priesthood Blesses My Life