Lesson 37: I'll Serve Jesus Christ by Serving Others


Primary 3 Lesson 37: I'll Serve Jesus Christ by Serving Others is meant to help everyone understand that as we serve others, we are showing love for Jesus. 

Teaching Thoughts

The following are links to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.

Teacher Study

"A Latter-day Samaritan" by Brother Merlin R. Lybbert

"Finding Joy through Loving Service" by Elder M. Russell Ballard


How do you use music in your lessons? See these 10 ideas.

"Have I Done Any Good?"- Hymn #223 or watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"Love One Another"- Children's Songbook pg. 136

"Jesus Said Love Everyone"- Children's Songbook pg. 61

"I'll Walk with You"- Children's Songbook pg. 140

"We Are Different"- Children's Songbook pg. 263

"Kindness Begins with Me"- Children's Songbook pg. 145

"A Special Gift Is Kindness"- Children's Songbook pg. 145

"When We're Helping"- Children's Songbook pg. 198

"Give, Said the Little Stream"- Children's Songbook pg. 236


The Good Samaritan (about 2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Parable of the Good Samaritan (about 5 minutes)- Bible Video

A Sweet Melodee (about 1 minute)- For Little Friends video about serving her little brother

Feed My Sheep (about 2 minutes)- For Little Friends video about making a card for a neighbor

Mom's Surprise Helper (about 2 1/2 minutes)- For Little Friends video about helping a tired mom

Super-Fast Service (about 3 minutes)- For Little Friends video about helping his family serve others

Love One Another- About 2 minutes long showing examples of love

Dayton's Legs (about 3 minutes)- Friends running a race together

Pass It On (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Youth answering President Monson call to serve others

Unselfish Service (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Mormon Message about following the Savior's example of service

The Coat (about 2 minutes)- President Grant as a youth giving his coat to another


My Primary 3 Lesson 37 handout packet includes

  • Flowers to cut out and color as mentioned in the Activity section of the lesson.
  • Bouquet for Bishop label- attach to a jar or staple the ends together to make a vase.

Activity Ideas

I Can Follow Jesus Christ's Example- Visual pathway and journaling activity

The Good Samaritan- Scripture figures to color and tell the story

All Aboard the Friend Ship- Game to play as you assemble the ship

A Big Helper- How many ways can you help Carlos?

Christmas Service- Find those doing service

Fun Service- Find two pictures that look the same (it's after the story)

Give Us a Hand- Idea for tracking service- put the hands up in your classroom

Help Ellie Find Jacob- Simple maze

Helping a Neighbor- Put the cards in the right sequence

An Important Lesson- Discover the answer or find all the silly tools

The Magical Marvelous Magnificent Club- (older classes) Play to act out

Service Project- Find the hidden objects and color or use Serving Others or Winter Service.

Serving Like Christ- (older classes) Word search

Singing Service- (older classes) Decode the answer

At My Age, What Can I Do to Make the World a Better Place?- Poster

Coloring Pages

Because I am His Child, I Will Serve God with All My Heart, Might, Mind, and Strength

My Family and I Can Serve Others

Three Meanings of Love (scroll down)

Being Kind Is Doing and Saying Nice Things to Others

My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows When I Serve Others (Good Samaritan)

Jesus Christ Is the Perfect Example for Me

Following Jesus