Keep Your Temple Clean

On March 26th, the Primary Class learned about Jesus becoming angry in the temple.  Sandra began her lesson by telling her class that the holy temple had become a market place.  No longer was it a place to go worship God, but it had become a center of business.  Sandra gave everyone in her class each a handful of pennies and each kid was given a pretend product to sell.  The kids began swapping pennies for goods and services and proved to themselves how distracted the temple-goers had been when the temple was a market.

Sandra explained to the children that Jesus was not happy concerning the market place nor was He pleased with the people selling in the temple, so He flipped over tables and ran the sellers out of the temple with a whip that He had made from some cords.  He was not pleased the temple was a den of thieves and He cleansed the temple of the sinful actions that were taking place.  Sandra told the children that our bodies are also temples for the Holy Ghost to dwell.  She reminded the kids that we, too, should strive to keep our temples free from sin.

After the lesson, the children braided their own whips from twine to remind them that Jesus cleanses the temple and He can help keep our temples holy, too.


Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2 Corinthians 7:1


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