Lesson 16: We Can Show Our Faith by Being Obedient


The purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 16: We Can Show Our Faith by Being Obedient is to understand as we obey the commandments, we show our faith.

Teaching Thoughts

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Teacher Study

"Obedience to Law is Liberty" by Elder L. Tom Perry

"Believe, Obey, and Endure" by President Thomas S. Monson


"Quickly I'll Obey"- Children's Songbook pg. 197

"Do As I'm Doing"- Children's Songbook pg. 276

"Choose the Right Way"- Children's Songbook pg. 160

"I Want to Live the Gospel"- Children's Songbook pg. 148

"Keep the Commandments"- Children's Songbook pg. 146

"Little Lambs So White and Fair"- Children's Songbook pg. 58

"Nephi's Courage"- Children's Songbook pg. 120 

"Pioneer Children Were Quick to Obey"- Children's Songbook pg. 215

"Seek the Lord Early"- Children's Songbook pg. 108

"We'll Bring the World His Truth"- Children's Songbook pg. 172


Continue in Patience- (about 2 1/2 minutes) Obedience includes patience in his timing 

Lehi Warns the People (about 1 minute)- Illustrated Scripture Video

Lehi Leaves Jerusalem (about 2 minutes)- Illustrated Scripture Video

The Brass Plates (about 4 1/2 minutes)- Illustrated Scripture Video


My Primary 3 Lesson 16 handout packet includes

  • Stop and Go signs- Play Stop/Go (Red Light, Green Light) with these signs- attach rulers for sturdy sticks and print on colored paper
  • Protection cards to go with Enrichment Activity 2

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Activity Ideas

Choose the Right Way- Follow the Maze to the right choices or do this maze

I Will Go and Do- Match the picture to the story of obedience

Obedience Brings Blessings- Coloring squares but could also be used on the board- have each child turn one over and talk about it

Repentance and the Atonement- Put together this book to remind the kids about Christ's example for us

No Need to Sail Uncharted Seas- Bright Idea poster

A Busy Day for Hands- Super short story on how our hands can be obedient

Follow the Signs- President Thomas S. Monson tells us to follow the signs to safety. Cut out the signs as talk about them throughout your lesson.

If I Choose to Obey, I'll Be Happy All Day-Make this booklet

Blessings Follow Obedience- Make these obedient puppets

Lehi Obeys God- Scripture figures to color and use as you tell the story

Keep the Commandments- Challenge your class with this activity or make it into a booklet

Compass of Faith- Dot to dot and figure puppets to color

The Holy Ghost Testifies of the Truth of All Things- Make a Liahona

Coloring Pages

Nephi Was Blessed for Choosing the Right