To help the children develop faith in Jesus Christ so they will stand for the right.
Prayerfully study Alma 14:1–16:10. Then study the lesson and decide how you want to teach the children the scripture account. (See “Preparing Your Lessons,” p. vi, and “Teaching from the Scriptures,” p. vii.)
Additional reading: Alma 60:13.
Select the discussion questions and enrichment activities that will involve the children and best help them achieve the purpose of the lesson.
A Book of Mormon for each child.
Pictures 4-28, Alma and Amulek in Ammonihah, and 4-29, Alma and Amulek Walk out of the Fallen Prison.
Invite a child to give the opening prayer.
You may use one or more of the following activities any time during the lesson or as a review, summary, or challenge.
Make copies of the Stand for the Right chart at the end of the lesson, and give one to each child. Have the children draw lines that will connect each word on the left to a word on the right to make a statement that takes courage to do. Ask the children to stand when they are finished. When everyone is standing, ask them to sit down and choose a statement that they are willing to take a stand for. Give each child the opportunity to come to the front of the room and repeat their goal out loud while opening the umbrella and standing under it. Example: “I will take a stand to never cheat!” (It is all right for several children to choose the same goal.) Explain that the umbrella represents the teachings of Jesus Christ, which will protect us from Satan if we stand under them.
With the children, make a list on the chalkboard of things children can do to strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ. Ask each child to choose from the list one thing to do during the coming week. Have the children close their eyes and imagine themselves accomplishing their goals. Invite the children to tell you next week how well they succeeded.
Read the fourth article of faith, and ask the children to identify how Zeezrom went through each of the steps listed.
Sing or read the words to “Stand for the Right” (Children’s Songbook, p. 159). Have the children stand when they sing the last phrase, “And stand for the right.”