Lesson 8: The Prophet Jacob is Confronted by Sherem

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As you teach Primary 4 Lesson 8: The Prophet Jacob Is Confronted by Sherem, remember that the purpose is to strengthen testimonies of Jesus Christ so we all can withstand evil influences.

The Redheaded Hostess has a great package based on strengthening testimony. Use her handouts as you go over some of the things we must do to grow ours. Or check out her class packet on the book of Jacob.

Here's a great idea for a testimony handout from Cdot Love- just add glow sticks!

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

Teacher Study

"A Sure Foundation" by Elder Sheldon F. Child

"Receiving a Testimony of Light and Truth" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"A Living Testimony" by President Henry B. Eyring


Joseph F. Smith (about 1 1/2 minutes)- Refuses to deny his membership in the Church

Lessons I Learned as a Boy (about 4 minutes)- President Hinckley relates a story about positive peer pressure.

The Vineyard (about 4 minutes)- Young Men show what positive peer pressure can do.

A Book of Mormon Story (about 5 minutes)- A young Bishop explains how the Book of Mormon changed his life forever.

Book of Mormon Testimonies (about 4 minutes)- Prophets and Apostles explain the importance of gaining a testimony of the Book of Mormon.

He Lives: Testimonies of Jesus Christ (about 2 minutes)- Modern-day APostles testify of Jesus

We Believe in Christ: Personal Testimony (about 3 minutes)- Youth share their testimonies.

Jacob and Sherem (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story


"I Will Be Valiant"- Children's Songbook pg. 162

"Dare to Do Right"- Children's Songbook pg. 158

"Choose the Right"- Children's Songbook pg. 239

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

"I Am a Child of God"- Children's Songbook pg. 2

"Search, Ponder, and Pray"- Children's Songbook pg. 109

"Stand for the Right"- Children's Songbook pg. 159

"The Church of Jesus Christ"- Children's Songbook pg. 77

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My LDS Primary 4 Lesson 8 handout packet includes:

  • Sherem poster
  • Testimony wall stones- these come in various sizes because different things result in different rewards. Label the stones as you cover Sherem or answer the questions in the manual.
  • Jacob the Prophet and Testimony themed Journal Page
  • Please note you are not allowed to alter these images in any way. Thanks!
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Activity Ideas

School Wise- A board game with some cards about situations you might face at school.

Stand Out- Mormonad to talk about peer pressure

Gaining a Testimony- Decode the answer

A Growing Testimony- Color in a leaf if you know it's true then keep coloring as you do things to grow your testimony

I Have a Testimony- Build a wall of your testimony and sing the matching songs

Testimony Building Blocks- Good idea for a hands on activity in class

Testimony Glove- Make your own to remember the 5 key parts of a testimony

Testimony Toolbox- Add the right tools to your toolbox

The Story of the Wise Man and the Foolish Man- Sort the actions by rock or sand.

Our Testimony Is Like a Snowball- Bright Idea poster

Jacob and Sherem- Scripture figures to color and use as puppets or flannel figures.

Three Ways to Build a Strong Testimony- Message from President Monson with activities after

How Can I Get a Testimony- Chart of how to get a testimony (from Elder Robert D. Hales)

Coloring Pages

I Have a Testimony of Jesus Christ

Testimony of Truth

What Is a Testimony?

Why Do I Need a Testimony?

How Can I Gain a Testimony

Print this handout over at Rachael's Booknook.