6th Article of Faith
"We believe in the same organization that existed in the
Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors,
teachers, evangelists, and so forth."
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FAMILY HOME EVENING LESSONS:
Family Home Evening Lesson on 6th Article of Faith from Deseret Book
MormonChic has a puzzle of the sixth article of faith. Just scroll down about half way until you see a picture of a paper entitled, "6th article of faith puzzle". You have to make your own, but maybe it gives you an idea.
Articles of Faith put to music by Carl Stoddard
Build something while you sing (a cute idea someone in our Stake did was build two "churches" out of wooden blocks with the words "Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Teachers, Evangelist, etc." written for each "church" as she sang the 6th Article of Faith. (Credit Unknown)
Ideas for Teaching the Article of Faith Song
Post the sixth article of faith, and recite it or sing it (p. 126) with the children. Explain the meaning of Primitive Church (the Church of Jesus Christ when He was on the earth). Help the children memorize the sixth article of faith (see TNGC,171–72). On one side of the board post pictures such as the following from GAK: 205 (Boy Jesus in the Temple), 208 (John the Baptist Baptizing Jesus), 213 (Jesus Healing the Blind), 225 (The Last Supper), 235 (Go Ye Therefore), 601 (Baptism), 604 (Passing the Sacrament), 609 (Young Couple Going to the Temple), 612 (Missionaries Teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ), and 613 (Administering to the Sick). On the other side of the board post GAK picture 211 (Christ Ordaining the Apostles). Teach the children that Christ organized His Church when He was on the earth and gave the Apostles of His day the authority (“keys of the kingdom,” or priesthood keys) to lead. Read and discuss Matt. 16:18–19. Post a picture of the current First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Read D&C 107:18 aloud, and teach the children that prophets and apostles are given the same authority (keys) today. Prepare five key-shaped papers with one of the following scripture references on them: (1) D&C 20:72–74; (2) Matt. 4:23; (3) Luke 2:46–49; (4) D&C 84:64–70; (5) Matt. 28:19–20. Divide into five groups, and give one key to each group. Have the children look up the scriptures and decide which priesthood duties are described. Compare how the duties were similar and/or different in Christ’s time compared to today. Emphasize that the principles were the same then as they are today. Have each group choose from the board pictures that illustrate the priesthood duty, both from the time of Christ and from the Church today. Have each group report to the Primary. Sing “The Sixth Article of Faith” (p. 126). For younger children: Teach about priesthood authority using the picture activity. Reinforce the principles by singing appropriate songs from the Children’s Songbook.
Sing the song to the children. Hold up “Christ Ordaining the Apostles” (GAK 211). Explain that the Primitive Church is what we call the church that Jesus Christ Himself organized when He lived upon the earth. Sing the song up to Church with the children. Explain that the restored Church is organized just as Jesus Christ organized the Primitive Church, with Apostles, prophets, pastors (bishops), teachers, evangelists (patriarchs), and so forth. Have pictures of President Hinckley, a bishop, a teacher (GAK 520, 611, 614), and a patriarch (from the meetinghouse library—or a rolled up paper representing a patriarchal blessing). Sing the rest of the song, with children holding up the pictures as the people are sung about (one child holds up GAK 211). Discuss how blessed we are to have each of these people in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Have the children sing the song through several times, each time removing one of the pictures. Bear your testimony that the Savior guides us today through His prophet and priesthood leaders just as He did through the Primitive Church. (Idea taken from the February 2001 Sharing Time Suggestion)
The Sixth Article of Faith (from Children's Songbook)
Sixth Article of Faith Poster by Amy Gooch
Article of Faith Posters (8 x 10)
Article of Faith Puzzles by Heather Baer - each puzzle is a different shape that goes along with that Article of Faith. (Hands for the 5th, a church for the 6th, a gift for the 7th, etc.)
6th Article of Faith Puzzle by Ashley Rieske
6th Article of Faith Puzzle from the June 2011 Friend Magazine
Fill in each word of the sixth Article of Faith where it fits
Sixth Article of Faith Puzzle
Word Search Puzzle
Elder David B. Haight, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, testified: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proclaims to the world that this church is a restoration of Christ’s church. A restoration was necessary because prophets and Apostles, who were the foundation of the Lord’s original church, were put to death or otherwise taken. The Church today is built on a foundation of prophets and Apostles, with Jesus Christ as its chief cornerstone. It is therefore not a reformation, a revision, a reorganization, or a mere sect. It is the Church of Jesus Christ restored in these latter days” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1986, 7 or Ensign, May 1986, 7; see also Ephesians 4:11–14).
Quotes and Scriptures on Article of Faith #6
Quotes on 6th Article of Faith from W.O.O.L.