So many good object lessons to go along with this lesson. Makes me think of so many ways that Satan tries to make sin look appealing.
One line from the lesson that stood out was this "“In all his evil doings, the adversary can go no further than the transgressor permits him to go," Which reminded me of this parable of the camel
One day an Arab and his camel were crossing the desert. Night came and the temperature became colder. The Arab put up his tent and tied the camel to it. The Arab went to sleep.The temperature became slightly colder and the camel asked the Arab if he (camel) could just put his nose in the tent to warm up. The Arab agreed that the camel could just put his nose in, because the tent was small and there was no room for 2. So the camel's nose became warm and after a while the temperature went down even more.
The camel asked the Arab again, if he (camel) could just put his fore legs in because they were very cold. The Arab reluctantly agreed that the camel could only put his fore legs in and no more. So the camel moved in his fore legs and they became warm. After sometime the camel asked the Arab again that he had to put in his hind legs or else he won't be able to make the journey the next morning with frozen legs. So the Arab agreed and once the camel moved his hind legs in, there was no more room in the tent for the Arab and the Arab was kicked out.
There are some great talks on the side bar for helps for this lesson, be sure to read those.
For a treat to attach to the stories and quotes I have the girls read I would use gummy worms (part of the lure thing)
Maybe even add this small Mormon Add card
One of the object lessons I found that I really like was the onion and the apple lesson.
dip both an apple in caramel and an onion in caramel as well as add chocolate, maybe some nuts or sprinkles, make them both look very appealing. Have a volunteer try the apple and then see if she'd be willing to try the other not knowing it's an onion. It shouldn't be hard with all the extras on the onion. Now depending on how strong of a point you want to make you can either let them bit into it or stop them and cut into it. I would cut into it with my girls but I might let one of the young men bite it if using it to teach them. : ) ( I have brothers)
explain how it looked so appealing how Satan makes sin look so appealing and that it will only leave a bad taste in our mouth and really not be enjoyable at all.
If you were using this object lesson I would have a good caramel apple for each girl for a handout at the end of the lesson.
The next object lesson I found illustrates how we should avoid sin and not play around with how close we can come to actually sinning.
set a rat trap on table. Have a girl set it off with a pencil. Offer her the stubby one and the long one. The pencil shatters. Next, set trap on floor. Ask for volunteer to walk by it. When YW volunteers, have her take off her shoes and put on a blindfold. (Smart ones refuse; adventurous ones get talked out of it by everyone.)
My favorite story I found to go with this lesson was on Sugardoodle. It's a story told by Ardeth G. Kapp called The Tragedy at Rayad. I would really recommend this one. You can read it here
If using this story I would give chocolate chip cookies packaged up cute for my handout
Another handout idea would be to make a fish hook out of a paper clip and hook on a small zip lock baggie filled with gummy worms. I've made a baggie topper you can print and attach if you'd like.
you can download it here.
have a great lesson!!
*if you have trouble downloading any of my printables please email me at the address on my side bar and I would be happy to get them to you directly. : )