Lesson 18: “Establish … a House of God”, Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Gospel Doctrine
What you are eventually going to ask is for the class to finish the statement, “When I go to the temple, I…” You can start by asking this question or you can prime the pump a little bit by asking questions like, “When I go to school I…” or “When I go to work I…” or “When I have 30 minutes of free time I…” There is an endless variation to what you can do based on what will get your class talking and sharing a little bit. Then finish by asking the question about the temple. They can say anything; how they feel, how their lives are different, anything that finishes the statement for them.
This is actually really simple, but works really well. D&C 109: 10-28 and 38-46 is a very good list of some of the blessings of the temple. You can start by giving the class about 3-4 minutes to read over those verses and select the verse or verses that they like the best. Then ask the class to start sharing. When I have done this in the past, it has taken the whole time and is a really great lesson.
If you need more time you can finish up with section 95. The Saints are chastened in the first few verses for failing to move quickly in building the temple. How do we act in going to the temple? What did they miss out on for waiting, and what do we miss out on for waiting?
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