Here are short talks that you can use for Sharing Time in Primary for the month of October:
Week 1 & 2: Living the gospel helps me to be a missionary now.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we all know that we are all missionaries. It is our sacred duty to invite others to come unto Christ.
Young as we are, can we really be a missionary? Yes. Our young age is not an excuse from this sacred obligation.
The next question is, how? Although there are a lot of ways to be a missionary, one best way that we can definitely do is to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. In Matthew 5:16, the Savior said, “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
We don’t have to wait until we reach 18 or 19 years old to apply for a mission. Showing kindness and good works to anyone helps us to become a missionary NOW.
Week 3: I can share the gospel with my family and friends.
According to Elder Dallin H. Oaks, the word sharing affirms that we have something extraordinarily valuable and desire to give it to others for their benefit and blessing. He referred the missionary efforts to “sharing the gospel”.
As young people, we can start sharing the gospel with our own family. We can do this during our family home evening or family scripture study. Sharing our testimonies whenever we feel prompted to is already a way of sharing His gospel.
We can also invite our friends to come unto Christ by inviting them to attend our church service and activities. If we have extra copies of church magazines at home, we can give out some or even copies of the Book of Mormon.
Elder Oaks said that “the most effective missionaries, member and full-time, always act out of love. … If we lack this love for others, we should pray for it”. Showing our love and compassion towards others is still the best way to minister to our fellowmen. With Love, nothing can fail.
Week 4: My testimony is strengthened when I share the gospel.
A testimony is a spiritual witness given by the Holy Ghost. The foundation of a testimony is the knowledge
- that Heavenly Father lives and loves His children;
- that Jesus Christ lives, that He is the Son of God, and that He carried out the infinite Atonement;
- that Joseph Smith is the prophet of God who was called to restore the gospel;
- that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Savior’s true Church on the earth;
- and that the Church is led by a living prophet today.
It grows to include all principles taught by our Savior Jesus Christ.
How can we nurture this testimony? Just like a small seed, we need to do something to make it grow into a beautiful fruit-bearing tree. Our testimony grows every time we obey and live the gospel of Jesus Christ. When we do something good to others, we feel something good, and hence, would want to do it over and over again. Sharing the gospel to our families and friends is one way to help our testimony grow. If we experiment on this counsel, we will be surprised on what it can actually do, not just to other brethren, but to our own personal lives.