Lesson 18: The Lord Reveals the Law of Consecration


As you teach Primary 5 Lesson 18: The Lord Reveals the Law of Consecration, remember the overall purpose is to encourage everyone to willingly share their time, talents, and means to help build up the kingdom of God on earth.

Teaching Thoughts

  • The Red Headed Hostess has a scripture study activity and more in her class packet.
  • Mormon Channel has about a 30 minute episode about the Law of Consecration including how we live it today. You may want to watch it beforehand as a study or pick a portion of it to show in your class.
  • End your lesson with one of these 10 ideas this week.

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

Teacher Study

"Tithing: A Test of Faith with Eternal Blessings" by Elder Robert D. Hales

"Obedience, Consecration, and Sacrifice" by Elder Bruce R. McConkie


Tithing (about 1 1/2 minutes)- Illustrated Doctrine and Covenants scripture story of the early Saints paying tithing.

Pass it On (about 2 minutes)- President Monson talks about acts of service Primary children perform.

Treasure in Heaven: The John Tanner Story (about 20 minutes)- This is the story of John Tanner who is a wonderful example of service and consecration to the Lord. Because of its length, you could show a small segment of the video.


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

"I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 78

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

"A Prayer"- Children's Songbook pg. 22

"I Want to Give the Lord my Tenth"- Children's Songbook pg. 150


My Primary 5 Lesson 18 handout packet includes

  • 6 cards
  • 1 checklist

Use these for the Attention Activity. Instead of taking turns of picking the cards out of a jar, consider hiding multiple copies of the cards around the room or in a giant tub filled with balls so it's a little harder to find everything. The books are a bonus card- they don't need it so it makes the game a little bit longer. You can choose to use it or not.

Activity Ideas

Kindness Catcher- Make an origami kindness catcher to remind us of ways to show kindness.

Sharing Pencils- Find the hidden objects in the picture of children sharing their pencils on the school bus.

How Tithing is Used- Spot the differences in pictures showing how tithing is used.

I Choose the Right by Living Gospel Principles-  Pictures of windows you could use to discuss the blessings of paying tithing.

Give of Yourself- A Mormonad poster about giving our talents and time. Find ways to use posters in your lessons here.

Guided by Love- Help a boy through a maze to find someone who needs his help.

Tithing Blessings- A picture to color showing how our tithing is used.