Lesson 42: The Church of Jesus Christ Is on the Earth


The purpose of teaching LDS Primary 2 Lesson 42: The Church of Jesus Christ Is on the Earth is to understand that the church now is the same as in Jesus' day.

Teaching Thoughts

These are a few bonus ideas- keep scrolling for more!

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

Teacher Study

The Church of Jesus Christ- website dedicated to further explanation of the organization of the Church

"Are You Sleeping through the Restoration?" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf


"Tell Me the Stories of Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 57 or watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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

"The Sixth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 126


Getting Ready for the Church of Jesus Christ- Illustrated D&C Scripture story (about 3 1/2 minutes)

Organization of the Church of Jesus Christ- Illustrated D&C scripture story (about 1 1/2 minutes)

Jesus Christ Names His Church- Illustrated scripture story (about 40 seconds)

The Church of Jesus Christ Today- Illustrated scripture story (about 1 1/2 minutes)

Jesus Chooses His Apostles- Illustrated scripture story (2 minutes)


My Primary 2 Lesson 42 handout packet includes

  • "The Church of Jesus Christ is on the earth today" coloring page

  • The Church Today drawing page. The top half as some things available in Christ's time. The bottom half is for you to draw things of today. You could also bring in old Friend magazines to cut and paste images.

Activity Ideas 

Article of Faith 6- (older kids) Word search and fill in the blanks

Cross Connection- (older kids) Crossword puzzle with the Article of Faith 6

Jesus Christ Restored His Church in the Latter Days- Make this treasure chest and talk about the treasures we have

Jesus Christ Restored the Fulness of the Gospel- Make this picture wheel

Members of the Savior's Church- Flannel board figures and story

Presidents of the Church Maze- (older kids) Go through the maze in order of the presidents

I Belong to the Church of Jesus Christ- Booklet

Jesus Organized His Church- Solve the riddles of these different priesthood callings

The Great Work of God- Match the scriptures to the pictures

The Restored Church- Match the scriptures with pictures as you see how it is the same church as in Jesus' time

What Blessings Do We Receive Through the Restored Church- Poster with Elder Perry's answers