Lesson 37: “Thou Hast Done Wonderful Things” Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

Lesson 37: “Thou Hast Done Wonderful Things”

Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

Key Principles:

  1. We all have struggles and challenges.
  2. Jesus Christ is the source of strength and solution for the significant challenges we all face.

Readiness Activity:

Ask for a volunteer to come to the front of the class and have the volunteer bend over. Place a cup, full of uncooked rice, Continue reading

Lesson 36: The Glory of Zion Will Be a Defense Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

Lesson 36: The Glory of Zion Will Be a Defense

Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

Key Principles:

  1. There are evils in the world that infect our lives as well.
  2. The safety against these evils is to protect ourselves in our homes, churches, and temples.

Readiness Activity:

Pick a food that is somewhat polarizing in regards to people liking it or not. Something like sushi, Continue reading

Chapter 17: Sealing Power and Temple Blessings. Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith

Chapter 17: Sealing Power and Temple Blessings

Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith

Key Principles:

  1. Because of the restoration of sealing keys, we can be together forever as families.
  2. We must live worthy of these principles ourselves as well as help others receive them.

Readiness Activity:

In the movie Back to the Future, Continue reading

Chapter 16: Bringing Up Children in Light and Truth Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith

Chapter 16: Bringing Up Children in Light and Truth

Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith

Key Principles

  1. We have to be the example of what we want our children to become.
  2. If we have a plan in place, it is easier to create the home environment we want.

Readiness Activity:

Pass out a sheet of paper to each member in the class. Tell them that you are going to do some origami (you can fold the paper into whatever shape you want or whatever shape you have origami instructions for). The first time, only give verbal instructions to the members. Do not show them any step. No demonstrations! As you go along only giving verbal instructions the members will begin to get confused, especially if the instructions are not the most clear. After you are done, have the members hold up their finished products. Ask why there are so many varying finished products, and what would have made it easier (to see it done). Then, have them unfold or give them a new piece of paper, and walk them through the same instructions giving verbal instructions and visual demonstration.

Here is a good example of an origami project. Continue reading

Lesson 35: God Reveals His Secrets to His Prophets Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

Lesson 35: God Reveals His Secrets to His Prophets

Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

Key Principles:

  1. God speaks through his chosen prophets to reveal his word to the people.
  2. God pours out his Spirit on the people to help them understand and apply the words of the prophets.

Readiness Activity:

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Lesson 12: “The Gathering of My People” Doctrine and Covenants and Church History: Gospel Doctrine

Lesson 12: “The Gathering of My People”

Doctrine and Covenants and Church History: Gospel Doctrine

Attention Activity:

Give each member of the class a piece of paper and something to write with. (This exercise works best if you actually have them write it down.) Ask class members to think of a favorite holiday. In the US it is probably Christmas, Thanksgiving, or the 4th of July. Now have them write on the paper in 5 minutes as much as they can of an explanation of their perfect example of that holiday—so if Christmas is their favorite, have them describe the perfect Christmas in as much detail as possible in 5 minutes. Continue reading

Lesson 11: “The Field Is White Already to Harvest” Doctrine and Covenants and Church History: Gospel Doctrine

Lesson 11: “The Field Is White Already to Harvest”

Doctrine and Covenants and Church History: Gospel Doctrine

Attention Activity:

In class we are going to plan the perfect meal. Assign or ask for volunteers to decide what they would pick as the most perfect: