Lesson 27: The Saints Are Expelled from Jackson County


The purpose in teaching Primary 5 Lesson 27: The Saints Are Expelled from Jackson County is to understand that even though we experience problems and trials, we will be blessed if we are obedient and endure to the end.

Teaching Thoughts

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Teacher Study

"Trial of Your Faith" by Elder Neil L. Andersen

"Adversity" by President Henry B. Eyring


The Saints Leave Jackson County, Missouri (about 2 minutes)- An illustrated Doctrine and Covenants story depicting the extermination order from Missouri.

God Warns the People of Zion (about 2 1/2 minutes)- An illustrated Doctrine and Covenants story showing the Saints' persecutions in Missouri.

Men's Hearts Shall Fail Them (about 3 1/2 minutes)- President Nelson tells a story about an airplane ride that almost ended in a crash and the strength we get from following Christ.

Mountains to Climb (about 5 minutes)- President Eyring encourages us to remain faithful despite very hard trials.

God Will Lift Us Up (about 5 minutes)- A young woman talks about remaining faithful and serving others despite hard trials.


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

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

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

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


My Primary 5 Lesson 27 Handout Packet includes

  • Pioneer Squares! There are 5 cards that have colored in pioneers on them. The rest are black and white miscellaneous pictures. As your class answers questions correctly, they get to flip one card over on the grid. If your class finds all five pioneers, they don't have to answer anymore questions. You may need to add more questions to what is included in the manual. I always like to throw some silly questions in that way if there is one person really struggling, there is at least one question they can easily answer. Example of a silly question: What kind of toothpaste do you use?

Activity Ideas

Tender Mercies- A list of ideas of what you can do when things are hard in life. You could cut up these ideas and have children draw them out of a bag or find them around the room to talk about.

Mormonad Poster: "Adversity Can Make You Strong"- For 11 ideas on how to use posters is class, click here.

Choose the Right Way- A maze activity about obedience and making good choices.

I Can Obey- Decode a message from Joseph Smith about obedience.

Showing the Way- A maze activity to remind us of the importance of obedience.

Coloring Pages

Obedience Brings Blessings