Lesson 37: Josiah and Ezra Read the Scriptures to the People


Primary 6 Lesson 37:  Josiah and Ezra Read the Scriptures to the People- The purpose of the this lesson is to learn that reading and following the scriptures brings joy.

Teaching Thoughts

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

Teacher Study

"The Blessing of Scripture" by Elder D. Todd Christofferson

"The Power of Scripture" by Elder Richard G. Scott

"Scriptures- More Precious Than Gold and Sweeter Than Honey" by Sister Susan W. Tanner


Josiah and the Book of the Law- Bible video about 12 1/2 minutes

Return to Jerusalam- Illustrated scripture story of Ezra and Nehemiah about 2 minutes

The Maze- How the scriptures guide us through life, about 10 minutes

Scriptures are Pure Truth- Excerpt from Elder Richard G. Scott about 1 1/2 minutes


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

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

"The Eighth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 127

"The Books of the Old Testament"- Children's Songbook pg. 114

"The Books of the New Testament"- Children's Songbook pg. 116

"Book of Mormon Stories"- Children's Songbook pg. 118

"The Books in the Book of Mormon"- Children's Songbook pg. 119

"As I Search the Holy Scriptures"- Hymn #277


2 Nephi 4:15- My soul delighteth in the scriptures

John 5:39- Search the scriptures

Luke 24:32- Did our hearts not burn?

2 Nephi 32:3- Feast upon the words of Christ because they will tell all things we should do

Helaman 15:7-8- Those who study the scriptures are steadfast

D&C 26:1- Time devoted to studying the scriptures

D&C 33:16- Given for instruction

D&C 35:20- Given for our salvation

D&C 68:4- Words given under the power of the Holy Ghost are scripture


My LDS Primary 6 Lesson 37 handout packet includes

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Activity Ideas

Josiah- Believer in the Scriptures- Scripture figures

Article of Faith 8- Activity Sheet

Bringing the Scriptures to Life- Ideas of how to liken the scriptures and really learn from them.

Family Scripture Fun- More ideas of how to study the scriptures

Listen for His Voice- Dot to dot

Magic Scripture Square- Like a Scripture Sudoku

Scripture Cards- Print out these scripture cards to remember what to do in situations

Scripture Heroes- Match the hero with the object

The Scriptures- Make a scripture bouquet

On the Right Path- Discover Gospel road signs in the scriptures

Scripture Journal- Make this doorknob as a reminder and scripture journaling activity

Scripture Study Sam- Make this word strip activity

Studying the Scriptures- Decode the messages

The Scriptures Teach of Heavenly Father's Plan- Match the scriptures to the picture

Who Am I?- Guess the people from the clues

Scriptures are Packets of Light- Bright Idea poster

Scripture Figures- A list of all the scripture figures that are available including some that are generic

Coloring Pages

The Scriptures are the Word of God

The Scriptures Teach Me about Heavenly Father

Ways to Study Scriptures

Josiah, Believer in the Scriptures

Scripture Reading Charts

Search the Scriptures

Read the Scriptures Daily

I Will Read the Scriptures Daily

Book of Mormon Feast

I Will Read the Book of Mormon

Old Testament Scripture Challenge