Here are short talks that you can use for Sharing Time in Primary for the month of September:
Week 1: Jesus Christ taught us how to serve others.
“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” These are the words of the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 25:40. One of the principles that Jesus Christ taught while he lived on Earth is Service. The Savior gave Himself in unselfish service. He performed many miracles and eventually gave His own life to Atone us from our sins. He taught that each of us should follow Him by denying ourselves of selfish interests in order to serve.
Service is an act of faith and a nurturer of faith. When we serve others, we show our love and faith in the Lord. The more we serve, the more our compassion towards our fellowmen increases and our testimonies grow, too. Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said, “We are happier and more fulfilled when we act and serve for what we give, not for what we get.” When we give unselfish service, we find true joy and happiness, increasing our Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and strengthening our relationship with Him.
Week 2: Prophets and apostles show us how to serve.
The scripture cited many instances how prophets served the Lord. In the Old Testament, the book of Exodus 2:16-17 showed the simple act of service done by Moses.
“16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.
17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.”
Moses was also the one who had brought the children of Israel out from bondage by dividing the Red Sea through the power of God (1 Nephi 17:24-29).
In Mosiah 2:12-19, it was also stated how King Benjamin, a righteous king, served his people. In verse 12 he said, “ I say unto you that as I have been suffered to spend my days in your service, even up to this time, and have not sought gold nor silver nor any manner of riches of you;”.
These prophets are just two of the many who taught us the right way in serving our fellowmen – that is, not to expect something in return but to give and labor with full willingness of heart and love.
Week 3 & 4: When I serve others, I serve God.
“And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.”
This is one of the famous verse in the Book of Mormon that is found in Mosiah 2:17. It is taught that when serve others, we serve the Lord. Some may ask, “How is that possible?”
Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf answered that question in his talk last May 2010. He said that as followers of Jesus Christ, we are His hands. As we emulate His perfect example, our hands can become His hands; our eyes, His eyes; our heart, His heart. Christ knows how to minister to others perfectly. When the Savior stretches out His hands, those He touches are uplifted and become greater, stronger, and better people as a result.
If we are His hands, should we not do the same?
Being a true disciple of Jesus Christ is allowing ourselves to be His instruments in building up the Kingdom of Heavenly Father here on earth. Therefore, when we do good to others, we are doing what Jesus Christ would do – a strong evidence of our faith and service to Him.