Friday, March 11, 2016

Stand for the Right

Stand for the Right

Introduction:  "In the Book of Mormon, there's a prophet called Abinadi.  This song tells his story."

Quick teach: Book of Mormon Stories, Abinadi verse.  I used this picture and it took just 5 minutes to learn and sing through twice.  
Don't forget Abinadi, who stood before the king.
All chained up from head to toe, the gospel he did bring.
If he would deny it, then the king would set him free.
He was true, and he died righteously.
"Even though, he died he is at peace.  He is happy and with Jesus Christ.  It is so important to be TRUE."

"I have a letter for you.  Open envelope.  Ask them who this is?  Yes, Thomas S. Monson, OUR PROPHET today!  He has SOME WORDS FOR YOU."

Sing first line: "Our prophet has some words for you..."

Open the card and show the primary while say/singing: "And these are the words BE TRUE BE TRUE."
Open and close the card two times while saying BE TRUE BE TRUE.

The next part of the song talks about where we need to be true.  I used the Jan.2016 The Friend: Following in the Savior's Footsteps by President Thomas S. Monson for examples on how to be true.

Sing: "At work, or at play"
Do simple case studies for Junior Primary so as to keep singing as much as possible and not to turn singing time into sharing time: "Your work is school.  So what if at school your friend takes the Lord's name in vain, how can you be true?" "What if when you are playing at home on the computer and there's a bad picture/or music, how can you be true?"
For Senior primary you can ask, "How can you be true at work?  At play?"

Sing, "In Darkness or Light" And turn the lights on and off.

Sing,"Be true, be true, and Stand for the Right."  Open and close the BE TRUE card and then have everyone stand up for the last line.

Handout: so they can sing at home and teach their family the song. (I will get a PDF soon!) I just found a picture of our prophet on one side (had to crop it), then the song Stand for the Right , then downloaded a free pop-up font for the words BE TRUE.  They will have to cut in out at home with their parents help. It took 10 minutes to cut mine out so I couldn't do it for everyone in primary, but I highlighted the part to cut in green and to fold in blue. I added a blue strip of cardstock to better see the words. I told them if they bring it back cut out I would give them a blue strip.

Bear Testimony about being true. That even though we aren't standing in front of a King like Abinadi was, we are still in front of our Heavenly King.


  1. Thank you for sharing! This is exactly what I needed. So grateful to serve in Primary and have help all along the way from choristers, like you. None of us can do it all but we can all help each other.

    1. Oh my gosh I love your comment, I feel exactly the same way! I just want to share my ideas the same way many many people have shared theirs with me!