Lesson 6: The Restoration of Christ's Church


The purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 6: Jesus Christ's Church Has Been Restored is to understand that the true Church of Jesus Christ has been restored.

Teaching Thoughts

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

Teacher Study

"Are You Sleeping through the Restoration" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf (watch the highlights here)

"The Message of the Restoration" by Elder L. Tom Perry


"The Priesthood is Restored"- Children's Songbook pg. 89

"Joseph Smith's First Prayer"- Hymn #26

"The Sacred Grove"- Children's Songbook pg. 87

"An Angel Came to Joseph Smith"- Children's Songbook pg. 86

"On a Golden Springtime"- Children's Songbook pg. 88

"The Golden Plates"- Children's Songbook pg. 86

"An Angel Came to Joseph Smith"- Children's SOngbook pg. 86

"This is My Beloved Son"- Children's Songbook pg. 76


The Restoration (about 20 minutes)- The First Vision

A Seer Will I Raise Up (about 5 minutes)- Joseph Smith is prepared to bring about the restoration 

The Apostasy and the Restoration- What the Restoration Means for Me (about 5 minutes)- Youth share how the Restoration affects their daily lives

A Search for Truth (about 16 minutes)- Wilford Woodruff's search for a true church explains why there was a need for the Restoration

Restoration of the Priesthood (about 2 minutes)- Members share how they have been blessed by the priesthood

Restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood (about 1 minute)- Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery receive the Priesthood


My Primary 3 Lesson 6 Handout Packet includes

  • A matching game- Use it as a way to generate further discussion. For younger classes, when a match is made briefly talk about it's significance to the Restoration. Most of the matches will have a past and present type of drawing. For older classes, have a child answer a question first then try to get a match. When they get one, have them try to relate back to the lesson (help is always allowed).
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Activity Ideas

Jesus Christ Restored His Church in the Latter Days- Treasure chest to fill with blessings that the gospel brings

Joseph Smith- Prophet of the Restoration- Make a shoe box scene of the First Vision

Joseph Smith Finger Scenes- Finger puppets to tell the story

The Life of Joseph Smith- Map out the events in Joseph Smith's life

Joseph Smith- Poster or use this one

Partial Pictures- Figure out the scenes of these partial pictures with these scriptures 

Jesus Christ Restored the Fulness of the Gospel through Joseph Smith- Make a spin wheel of the First Vision

Joseph Smith's First Vision- Color pictures to go with the story and make a movable character and scene

The First Vision- (older classes) Quiz with scriptures to find the answers

This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!- Put together this church with scenes from the first vision

Coloring Pages

My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows When I Learn about the Restoration of the Gospel

Joseph Smith Saw and Testified of Jesus Christ

Prophet Joseph Smith


Joseph Smith's Operation

Joseph Smith's First Vision

Joseph Smith Receives the Gold Plates

Joseph Smith Protects the Gold Plates

Joseph Smith Lives in Ohio

Joseph Smith in Liberty Jail

Joseph Smith Marries Emma Hale

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