LDS Gospel Doctrine Lesson 6: “I Will Tell You in Your Mind and in Your Heart, by the Holy Ghost”
Start the class by asking a few questions about “Favorites” or “Best.” You can make it age and geography appropriate. Things like:
- Who is the best football team in the state?
- What is the best restaurant in town?
- Who is the greatest baseball player ever?
- What is the best place to go on a vacation?
- Which Harry Potter book is the best?
- Who is the best Star Wars character ever?
- Who is the best rock band of all time?
The possibilites are endless based on what you know about your class. Get answers for each one and try to get a few differing answers, without having a big class controversy! Then as your last question, tell the class that you want them to write down the answer before you have them share (you may want to provide paper and pencils.) Ask, “How do you know when you are feeling the Holy Ghost?” Get a number of answers. Ask, “Why is it so different for different people?” Is it anything like your opinions differing in the previous questions?”
I would actually follow along with what the manual says from here. (Click here to go to the manual.) The lesson actually does a great job of working through these chapters. Just make sure to come up with some additional questions than just what is in the lesson manual. In between the section on how the Spirit speaks to us and Cautions about revelation you can have the following discussion. Ask, “What are the rules about communication at your home or at school/work?” What are some of the things that you have to say? What are some things that you don’t say in that environment? “What do you think are some of the rules that God has established about how he talks to His children?” (This is a fun way to do it. Ask the question and see if they can answer it first. If they say something like, “We get revelation according to stewardship.” Then you take them right into that part of the lesson. Then you can go back and cover any they miss. If you get no answers you can simply say, “Well lets find out so we know what God’s rules are so we don’t misunderstand.”)
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