How to Always Remember Christ
Activity on trying to memorize something
- Memory matching game
When we are baptized and take the sacrament, we promise to "always remember" Christ. It's easier said than done.
Read Helaman 12:1-5
- in summary, we get lazy and forget
How do you go about trying to remember something?
- for a test
- a person's name
- what you need to buy at the store
- any list
Why do we forget?
What is it like dealing with a person who forgets things?
What must it be like for God when we forget him and his son?
How can we improve at always remembering Christ?
Here are 8 strategies for improving your ability to remember:
1. Become interested in what you're learning
i. How can we become more interested in Christ? (write answers)2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory
i. One trick for quickly memorizing new peoples' names is to associate their name with something visual. For example, you meet someone at a party named Mike and he has large ears. Mike -> microphone -> he cleans his ears with the microphone … weird but it works.3. Chunking; to memorize 467890, it's easier to remember 467 & 890, rather than six numbers.
ii. Maybe you can find a way to remember Christ in various parts of your day. Create a visual
i. How could this apply to remembering Christ?4. Associate what you're trying to remember with something you already know
i. You can use mnemonics to remember something about Christ that will help you5. Write out things, over and over again
i. Journaling, or sharing experiences (i.e. telling stories) will reinforce lessons6. Summarize as you learn and as you try to remember
i. Leverage writing to simply summarize what you're trying to remember. Have you had a powerful spiritual experience and you want to remember it to help you remember Christ? Then summarize it and write it down.7. Memorize in the afternoon
8. Get enough sleep
If there is enough time, divide the class into three groups and have them scan through one of the talks below for tips on remembering Christ and then have them share.
Always Remember Him by Gerrit Gong
That They do Always Remember Him by Claudio Costa
To Always Remember Him by Todd Christofferson