February Come Follow Me: The Plan of Salvation

February Young Women Lessons!

To find the Sunday School lessons, go HERE.

Also, all of the PDF pamphlets of General Conference talks for the February lessons are at the bottom of this post.

February Young Women: Plan of Salvation - these are amazing lessons that really teach the doctrine!


Here is the entire month of February’s teaching packages available in a combo package.  It contains lesson material for all seven lessons – and is over 100 pages of useful study pages, display images, handouts, etc.!  When you buy all of them in a package like this you get a huge discount!  :)

These also make awesome Family Home Evenings!

You can see this combo package HERE.

What is the Plan of Salvation? Feb YW. This includes an illustrated Plan of Salvation that teaches the doctrines in True to the Faith. Such a great learning tool!

What is the Plan of Salvation?  In this package you can get an illustrated Plan of Salvation that depicts doctrines taught in True to the Faith.  This is one of are all-time best-sellers.  There are activities that work for young children and others that are great for youth and mission prep!

You can find this HERE.

 

What happened in my Premortal Life? February Come Follow Me Young Women Lesson. Really amazing learning material here! And really cute!

Here is a package for the lesson, “What happened in the Premortal Life?”  AWESOME lesson.  You can find this HERE.

 

What is the purpose of life? February Come Follow Me Young Women lesson. So cute and really effective and powerful learning helps here!

This is a teaching package for the lesson, “What is the Purpose of Life?”  You can find it HERE.

 

Why do the choices I make matter? February Young Women - Come Follow Me. Really amazing lesson help and a sheet for PP Choice and Accountability Experience #1!

 

This package is for the lesson “Why do the choices I make matter?”  You can find it HERE.  This also has a page that helps the YW pass off one of their value experiences.

 

Why do we have adversity? February Young Women Lesson. AMAZING LESSON! This is a home run!

 

“Why do we have Adversity?”  I LOVE this lesson.  And the handouts are so great!  It comes with a drawing of the upcoming Provo temple.  You can find this HERE.

How can I find comfort when someone I care about dies? February Young Women lesson. Such a great lesson! Love the scripture boxes!

“How can I find comfort when someone I care about dies?”  This also make s a great Family Home Evening when it is especially needed.  You can find this HERE.

 

Why should I treat my body like a temple? February Young Women lesson. This would be an amazing FHE too!

 

And finally, I  think this is my favorite lesson.  “Why should I treat my body like a Temple?”  The printables are so great!  You can find this HERE.

The Plan of Salvation!  February Young Women lessons - all seven.  These are amazing!

 

And here are the PDFs of all of the pamphlets and resources for these lessons.  You can kind of tell how I organize these by names, however, some talks are used in more than one lesson, so you may need to search for the talk you need a little bit.

Feb yw 1 a sure foundation bishop dean m davies

Feb yw 1 The Race of Life Monson

Feb yw 1 Plan of Savlation tttf

Feb yw 2 The Influence of Righteous Women Uchtdorf

Feb yw 3 of your happily ever after uchtdorf

Feb yw 3 of regrets and resolutions uchtdorf

Feb yw 4 Agency and Accountability ftsoy

Feb yw 4 Decisions for eternity nelson

Feb yw 4 Agency tttf

Feb yw 4 Guardians of Virtue Dalton

Feb yw 4 Lamentations of of Jeremiah Beware of Bondage Cook

Feb yw 4 The 3Rs of Choice Monson

Feb yw 5 adversity tttf

Feb yw 5 trial of your faith neil l andersen

Feb yw 5 mountains to climb eyring

Feb yw 5 I will not fail thee nor forsake thee monson

Feb yw 5 Claim the Blessings of Your Covenants Linda S. Reeves

Feb yw 6 Because I live ye shall live also shayne m bowen

Feb yw 6 Mrs Patton the story continues monson

Feb yw 6 Doors of Death Nelson

Feb yw 7 great shall be the peace of thy children hinckley

Feb yw 7 Ye are the temple of god bednar

Phew!  Good luck everyone! If you have any questions, email us at [email protected]  :)

Come Follow Me Topical Study Guide

2016 Come Follow Me lessons study guide!  You can study every Young Women and Sunday School lesson!  This is awesome.  Just click to look at sample pages.

2016 Come Follow Me Topical Study Guide

–  To get the physical book, go HERE.

–  To get the PDF download go HERE.

This is our updated 2016 Come Follow Me Curriculum Topical Study Guide.  Formerly we referred to this as the “Adult Study Guide,”  but we have discovered that many youth love this – especially those preparing for missions!

This study guide contains study pages for all of the 2016 Young Women an Sunday School lessons.  This is a really great way to incorporate gospel topics into your scripture study.

You can flip through some sample pages here:  (note:  anything you see in color is a sample of what the book could look like as you study).

 

This study guide is available in a physical book (that will be mailed to you) or in a PDF download that you can print from home.

–  To get the physical book, go HERE.   (For group discount rates, please email us at [email protected])

–  To get the PDF download go HERE.

New Book Releases

Check out our eight new study books we have just released!

Family scripture study journal!  This helps family scripture study time be effective and fun!  You have to see inside of this book!

 

We have completely redone our family scripture study journal and made it easy for every family to record at least one lesson they find in their studies.  This is a great way to teach your children to find doctrines and principles and also keep a record that you can flip through in the future!

You can see some sample pages here:  (This is a black and white book – anything you see in color is a SAMPLE page so you can see  how this book can be used).

Price: $12.95

You can find this book HERE.

*  If you would like to order these for a large group please email us at [email protected] for a group discount code.  Please tell us exactly what book you want and how many you are ordering.

The group pricing rate is:

5-20 books:  $9.00 each

21-40 books: $7.50 each

41 or more  books:  $6.50 each

*  Group pricing cannot be combined with any other discount codes.

2016 LDS Primary Book.  These are great for kids to take notes, draw, and record what they learn in primary class, sharing time, and sacrament meeting!  You have to see the pictures of the inside of the book!  #iknowthescripturesaretrue

Help your primary-age kids stay involved, focused, and learn to record what they are learning!  This journal is designed to help them draw or write what they are learning.

You can see some sample pages here:  (This is a black and white book – anything you see in color is a SAMPLE page so you can see  how this book can be used).

Price: $8.00

You can find this book HERE.

*  If you would like to order these for a large group please email us at [email protected] for a group discount code.  Please tell us exactly what book you want and how many you are ordering.

The group pricing rate is:

5-20 books:  $6.50 each

21-40 books: $5.50 each

41 or more  books:  $4.95 each

*  Group pricing cannot be combined with any other discount codes.

 

Scripture Study Journals!  These journals help you study by TOPIC or CHAPTER.  You have to flip through these sample pages!

 

We have redone our popular scripture journals:  Study by Topic and Study by Chapter.  They are now better than ever!

These journals are designed to help you study TOPICS or to study CHAPTERS – together you can have a well-balanced study program.

Above you can see that we have a floral cover and a wood-grained cover in each journal.  The wood-grained is designed to be gender-neutral (the interior is also gender-neutral).

You can see some sample pages here:  (This is a black and white book – anything you see in color is a SAMPLE page so you can see  how this book can be used).

Price: $12.95

*  If you would like to order these for a large group please email us at [email protected] for a group discount code.  Please tell us exactly what book you want and how many you are ordering.

The group pricing rate is:

5-20 books:  $9.00 each

21-40 books: $7.50 each

41 or more  books:  $6.50 each

*  Group pricing cannot be combined with any other discount codes.

You can find this book HERE.
Church notebook!  You can take this beautiful notebook to church and record the wonderful things you learn.

This beautiful journal is a place to keep notes throughout all of your Sunday meetings and classes.  Here, you can record and then later read the valuable lessons you learn and impressions you receive.

You can see some sample pages here:  (This is a black and white book – anything you see in color is a SAMPLE page so you can see  how this book can be used).

Price: $10.00

You can find this book HERE.

*  If you would like to order these for a large group please email us at [email protected] for a group discount code.  Please tell us exactly what book you want and how many you are ordering.

The group pricing rate is:

5-20 books:  $7.50 each

21-40 books: $6.50 each

41 or more  books:  $5.50 each

*  Group pricing cannot be combined with any other discount codes.

This beautiful journal was created to be able to jot down inspiration and thoughts we receive throughout the day.  It can fit easily into your purse!

Have you ever received an inspired thought and then later struggled to recall what it was?  This journal is dedicated to just those thoughts!  This is a small journal (5×8) that fits easily in your purse, and you can pull out and record those important parts wherever you are!

You can see some sample pages here:  (This is a black and white book – anything you see in color is a SAMPLE page so you can see  how this book can be used).

Price: $10.00

You can find this book HERE.

*  If you would like to order these for a large group please email us at [email protected] for a group discount code.  Please tell us exactly what book you want and how many you are ordering.

The group pricing rate is:

5-20 books:  $7.50 each

21-40 books: $6.50 each

41 or more  books:  $5.50 each

*  Group pricing cannot be combined with any other discount codes.

 

December Young Women Lessons

Here are the December Young Women lessons!

Sunday School lessons will be available by the end of the week!  :)

Also, the Book of Mormon study journal will be available early next week – and a really great nativity flip book shortly after that.  The nativity flip book would make really meaningful neighbor gifts because it not only teaches the story of Christ’s birth but also contains little insights, facts and tidbits on every page.

The December Come Follow Me theme is:  “Building the Kingdom of God in the Latter Days”.

December Young Women Lessons: "Building the Kingdom of God in the Latter Days."  Over 100 printable pages of amazing learning activities!

There are seven lessons and you can get any of them individually (links for individual packages are below) or in a combo package HERE.

December {Come Follow Me} teaching package "How can I Invite Others to Come Unto Christ?"  This package will help you teach your LDS young women in a fun and meaningful way! #comefollowme #ldsyoungwomen #buildingthekingdomofgodinthelatterdays

This package is really fun because we designed two-sided quote cards that are darling!  You can find the entire package (and all of the pictures) HERE.

Also – you can find all of these packages on our ETSY store HERE.

"How does Heavenly Father want me to use my spiritual gifts?"  Awesome December young women lesson!

I love this lesson.  I think youth really appreciate when they learn about what gifts of the spirit are, and that they each have them.  This package contains some really great study pages.  You can check it out HERE.

December {Come Follow Me} teaching package "How can I prepare to establish a Christ-like home?"  This package will help you teach your LDS young women in a fun and meaningful way! #comefollowme #ldsyoungwomen #buildingthekingdomofgodinthelatterdays #christlikehome

I love this lesson so much.  I love that it focuses on the young women preparing now for establishing a Christ-like home.  We designed this with a little bit of a Christmas theme to help embrace the Christmas season in the lessons.

You can find this package HERE.

December Young Women lesson:  "What can I do to help new members of the Church?"  Awesome material here!!!

This is such a lovely lesson.  It is REALLY inspiring.  It is all about helping a new member of the Church, so we designed the package with a sheep theme after the scripture in John where Christ asks Peter to “feed my sheep”.

You can find this package HERE.

December {Come Follow Me} teaching package "What is Zion?"  This package will help you teach your LDS young women in a fun and meaningful way! #comefollowme #ldsyoungwomen #buildingthekingdomofgodinthelatterdays

This lesson is a great one to add variety to your lesson outlines.  We gave you 24 cards, each with scriptures, questions or quotes.  You can either use the cards and fill up the board with everything you learn about Zion, or give small groups a poster board and have them make a Zion board filled with everything they learn about Zion.  Super fun and impactful!

You can find this package HERE.

December {Come Follow Me} teaching package "How can I help my less-active friends return to Church?"  This package will help you teach your LDS young women in a fun and meaningful way! #comefollowme #ldsyoungwomen #buildingthekingdomofgodinthelatterdays

Another absolutely lovely lesson.  This lesson is really inspiring.  We tried to give you just what you need – especially the visuals that go with the amazing and moving stories.  There is also a study sheet for all three parables in Luke 15 (The Lost Sheep, The Lost Coin and The Prodigal Son).

We really embraced the Christmas theme on this one in case you really wanted to embrace it in your lesson.

You can find this package HERE.

December Young Women lesson:  "How can I participate in the hastening of the Lord's work?"  Amazing study and teaching material here!

I have to admit that this lesson title didn’t grab me like the others – but my first impression was not reflective of the actual lesson itself.  This is a really great lesson that would be really fun to teach.  One thing that is especially great are the conference talks.  We gave you study sheets for those so that those you are teaching can really dive into them.

You can find this package HERE.

Again, if you are looking for the combo package with all seven lessons, you can find that HERE.

2016 LDS Mutual Theme: Press Forward


2016 lds mutual theme:  Press Forward with a Steadfastness in Christ.  This package is AMAZING and has everything!  Including a theme song by Hilary Weeks that is beautiful, a talk for youth by popular speaker Anthony Sweat, and printable designs by The Red Headed Hostess.  An amazing combination!!!  #pressforward

2016 LDS Mutual Theme:  Press Forward with a Steadfastness in Christ  (2 Nephi 31:20)

It is here!  Hundreds of hours have been put in by some very talented people to offer you these amazing items!  Here is an overview of everything offered (with links to find them).

See all of our 2016 mutual theme downloads HERE.

New single by Hilary Weeks!  This goes with the 2016 mutual theme but all of her fans will love this!  An upbeat and piano version - SO pretty!  Plus there is sheet music and minus tracks!  Its called "Press Forward, Press On" (2 Nephi 31:20).

This year Hilary Weeks has written and performed an absolutely amazing theme song!  Press Forward, Press On.  This song is available exclusively on our site!

This song was produced in Nashville, Tennessee by amazing musicians, and background vocals are by Dustin Christensen (who was on The Voice this season!).  Not only will the youth love this song, but all of Hilary’s fans will find it to be a new favorite!  The message is something we all need in our lives.

Hilary recorded an upbeat and a piano version.  You can find (and listen to them) HERE (and prepare to fall in love with both songs!).

You can also get the minus tracks for both versions HERE.

And you can get the sheet music HERE.  Or you can get both songs, the minus tracks, and sheet music HERE.

This is also a part of our ultimate combo package found HERE.

* Note:  We have provided a pricing tier for you on our mp3 products so you can make physical copies for others at a very affordable price.  These could make great handouts and gifts!

Awesome talk for youth by popular LDS speaker Anthony Sweat.  This goes perfectly with the 2016 LDS mutual theme!  You will laugh and learn so much!!!  #pressforward

Popular author and speaker Anthony Sweat has recorded an talk for youth (but adults will love it too) called, “The Three Divine Sisters:  Pressing Forward with Faith, Hope, and Charity.”  You will laugh out loud as you are learning about the 2016 mutual theme and the relationship of faith, hope, and charity.

Play this talk, use the note page it comes with, and it will be like you are having your own personal fireside!

You can find this talk HERE.

Or it is part of our ultimate combo package HERE.

2016 LDS Mutual Theme!  This package has NINE poster designs and they really teach the principles in the entire theme scripture!  The images teach the many principles found - so awesome!This year our printable mutual theme package is better than ever!  We have given you nine different designs – and you get them all in one package!  Choose your favorite, or use them all!  You can find it HERE.

Check out what else is in this package:

2016 LDS mutual theme: "Press Forward with a Steadfastness in Christ".  This teaching package is awesome and helps REALLY teach the meaning of this theme!  It helps you understand the context of 2 Nephi 31:20 - really great (and fun) teaching ideas!  #2016mutualtheme

Also include are teaching helps.   After talking about the strait and narrow path, Nephi says this:  “Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life” (2 Nephi 31:20).

Everything in our package helps you teach about this theme scripture in the proper context using the strait and narrow path.  We have given you helps to help you focus on these important principles that the youth can do as they press forward:

  • Press forward with a steadfastness in Christ
  • Press forward having a perfect brightness of hope
  • Press forward having a love of God
  • Press forward having a love for all men
  • Press forward feasting upon the word of Christ
  • Press forward, enduring to the end

As the youth understand, and apply these principles, this theme scripture can have a huge impact on their lives!

LDS young women theme for 2016.  This printable booklet has over 120 ways to apply the theme "Press forward with a steadfastness in Christ" every single day.  Such a great (and cute) idea!  #2016mutualtheme

This printable package also includes this mini booklet that contains over 120 specific things the youth can do to apply the mutual theme to their lives.

2016 young women theme:  Press Forward with a Steadfastness in Christ.  Look at this darling printable decor for a party or special events!  A color-your-own placemat, treat bag toppers, water bottle sleeves, banner, invitations, program covers... so much cuteness!

Also included are printable decorations for a special event.  You will get editable invitations, a color-your-own placemat, program covers, string banners, treat bag toppers, water bottle sleeves, and name tags!

LDS Young Women Theme:  Press Forward with a Steadfastness in Christ.  How cute are these cupcake/cake toppers!!!!  So cute and so easy to do!  #ldsyoungwomentheme

Also included in the printable decorations are these adorable cupcake/cake toppers and mini cake banner!

LDS 2016 young women theme:  Press Forward with a Steadfastness in Christ.  There are NINE darling poster designs.  What great, beautiful, and inspiring reminders!  #ldsyoungwomentheme

You can find the printable 2016 mutual theme kit HERE.

Or you can get all of the printable kit, along with Hilary Weeks’ songs and sheet music, and Anthony Sweat’s talk in our ultimate combo kit HERE.

2016 lds young women journals.  This is a daily journal and helps them complete all their personal progress experiences in an incredibly meaningful way.  Plus they write about the 2016 mutual theme every day!

Be sure to check out our 2016 young women journals.  They come in digital format or physical books.  You can read all about them HERE.

2016 Come Follow Me lessons study guide!  You can study every Young Women and Sunday School lesson!  This is awesome.  Just click to look at sample pages.

We also have updated our Come Follow Me lessons study guide.  This contains study pages for all of the Young Women and Sunday School lessons.  You can flip through some sample pages, and find out more about this book HERE.

 

LDS Young Women Mutual theme:  Posters and Banners in over 100 sizes!  Plus a theme song by Hilary Weeks, a teaching package, darling printable decor, a youth talk... so much good stuff!

And finally, in past years we have learned that many of you want posters and banners – so we have made a product just for you!  With over 100 options that you can send to your local printer, it couldn’t be easier.

Here are links to all of the products in this post:

1.  “Press Forward, Press On” theme song by Hilary Weeks.

  • An upbeat and a piano version (2 different versions) (listen HERE)
  • Minus tracks (listen HERE)
  • Sheet music (find it HERE)
  • All of her music products HERE.

2.  Talk for Youth:  The Three Divine Sisters:  Pressing Forward with Faith, Hope, and Charity by Anthony Sweat

Find this HERE.

3.  Printable Mutual Theme Package by The Red Headed Hostess

Find this HERE.

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Note:  1,2, and 3 are all available in an ULTIMATE COMBO PACKAGE here.

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4.  Young Women 2016 Journals

Read about these books HERE.

5.  Banners and Posters

Find this HERE.

 

 

 

Here are some articles about the upcoming theme:

lds.org

Deseret News

Here are some articles about “Pressing Forward with Steadfastness in Christ”.  It could be a great thing to make packets of talks for your youth to read and prepare themselves for the new theme.

– Press Forward and Be Steadfast (By Sister Elaine S. Dalton)

– Press On (By Elder Wirthlin)

– Steadfast in Our Covenants (By Sister Susan W. Tanner)

– Therefore They Hushed Their Fears (By Elder David A. Bednar)

– At All Times, in All Things, and in All Places (By Sister Elaine S. Dalton)

– A Reservoir of Living Water (By Elder David A. Bednar [BYU speech])

LDS Young Women 2016 Theme Journals – Press Forward

pinteres2016 young women theme journals!  These are DAILY journals that help the young women live "press forward" every day, take notes in their sunday meetings and complete ALL PERSONAL PROGRESS EXPERIENCES in one year - or study a different Gospel topic every week!  #pressforward

Young Women 2016 Theme Journals – Press Forward

We have been doing youth theme journals for several years, and this year we took everything we have learned and made them better than ever!  These journal will be great tools for your young women as they seek to do the following things:

  • Apply the 2016 LDS mutual theme to their lives every single day
  • Keep a daily journal
  • Complete all of their Personal Progress Experiences
  • Study important Gospel topics
  •  Take notes in Sacrament Meeting and Sunday classes

*  Please see the end of this article for sample pages to flip through and information on GROUP PRICING for church groups!

*  These journals come in physical books and digital copies.

There are TWO DIFFERENT JOURNALS available that can fit your specific needs:

2016 young women theme journals!  These are DAILY journals that help the young women live "press forward" every day, take notes in their sunday meetings and complete ALL PERSONAL PROGRESS EXPERIENCES in one year!  #pressforward

1-  Personal Progress Edition:  This journal has a Personal Progress Experience every Sunday.  Your young women will be able to complete all of their Personal Progress Experiences in one year (there are a few left at the end of the year that we included in the end of the book, but they can easily be done any time during the year).

2016 LDS youth theme journals!  These are DAILY journals that help the young women live "press forward" every day, take notes in their sunday meetings and study a different Gospel topic every week!  #pressforward

2-  Topical Study Edition:  For young women who are finished (or close to finished) with Personal Progress, instead of Personal Progress pages, there are GOSPEL TOPIC STUDY pages.  They will end up studying 56 important Gospel topics in 2016!

*  You can flip through some sample pages of both journals at the end of this article.

2016 lds mutual theme journals!  These are DAILY journals that help the young women live "press forward" every day, take notes in their sunday meetings and complete ALL PERSONAL PROGRESS EXPERIENCES in one year!  #pressforward

 

Both editions have daily journaling pages like the one you see above.  Each month they will focus on part of the 2016 LDS mutual theme as found in 2 Nephi 31:20.  In five minutes a day your young women can do the following things:

  • Record significant things that happened that day
  • Record specific things they did to apply the mutual theme to their lives
  • Record goals they have for the following day.

 

2016 LDS young women theme journals!  These are DAILY journals that help the young women live "press forward" every day, take notes in their sunday meetings and complete ALL PERSONAL PROGRESS EXPERIENCES in one year!  #pressforward

Both journals also have a page on each Sunday for taking notes in Sacrament Meeting and Sunday classes.  Imagine having all of your amazing insights and notes all in one book!  You can even tape in handouts you get!

"Press Forward" 2016 young women theme journals!  These are DAILY journals that help the young women live "press forward" every day, take notes in their sunday meetings and complete ALL PERSONAL PROGRESS EXPERIENCES in one year!  #pressforward

This is a page from the PERSONAL PROGRESS EDITION.   Starting with Faith Experience #1, the young women will work through each experience in an incredibly meaningful way.  They only work on one experience at a time, so if an experience takes a few weeks, each Sunday they will report how it is going and what they are learning.  Also, if it is a multiple week experience, we worked a place right into their daily journal boxes so they can report every day!  With this system they will truly personally progress!

2016 young women theme journals!  These are DAILY journals that help the young women live "press forward" every day, take notes in their sunday meetings and study a different gospel topic every week!!  #pressforward

This is a page from the TOPICAL STUDY EDITION.  Rather than Personal Progress pages, there are Gospel topics that they can study using the scriptures, True to the Faith, lds.org, Preach My Gospel, etc.  This is a great missionary prep tool for them!

You can flip through some sample pages by clicking on the images below.  Everything you see in color are examples of how a page could be filled out.

 

 

These journal are 7×10 in size and over 235 pages each.  They are $15 each and you can get them in digital format or in a physical book.

You can find BOTH PHYSICAL BOOKS HERE (these are bound books that will be mailed to you).

You can find the Personal Progress Digital Edition HERE.

You can find the Topical Study Digital Edition HERE

You can get BOTH Digital Editions at a discounted price HERE.

 

CHURCH GROUP DISCOUNT PRICING:

If you want to get physical books for a church group, please email us at [email protected].  Just tell us that you want the young women theme journals and give us where you live and the number you are getting.

The group discount prices are as follows:

5 to 10 copies:  $9.00 each

11-15 copies:  $8.50 each

16-25 copies: $8.00 each

26+ copies:  $7.50 each

*  You can mix and match the two journals into this pricing tier.  For example you can get 5 of the Personal Progress editions and 6 topical editions and still qualify for the 11-15 pricing.

Old Testament Scripture Mastery Quizzes, Tests, and Activities

Old Testament Scripture Mastery quizzes, tests, and activities.  This comes with  20 quizzes, 5 awesome comprehensive tests, and 10+ learning activities.  Just print and go!  Hours of learning helps!

 

 

Old Testament Scripture Mastery quizzes, tests, and learning activities!  Back by popular demand!

You can fid this PDF package HERE.

This package contains hours upon hours of print-and-go learning activities!  The activities and tests in this package are expertly designed to help those you are teaching to learn, ponder, and apply the scripture mastery verses and be able to recall them easily.

Included are the following:

FIVE TESTS:  These five tests can be given at any point during the year.  They are designed to help those you are teaching reflect upon the scripture mastery scriptures, apply them to various life situations, consider key meanings, compare to basic doctrines, etc.  Your students do not need to have the scriptures memorized to take these tests!  These tests will help you see if your students are understanding the meaning of the scriptures and the doctrines and principles found within them.
10 QUIZZES:  The quizzes include various key phrase, fill-in-the-blank, and first letter quizzes. You can use these as quizzes, or each file comes with ideas of how to use the quizzes in fun class activities.
10+ LEARNING ACTIVITIES:  You will receive fun and effective class activities.  This one file alone will provide you with hours of learning activities that are ready to go for you!  The activities range from scripture mastery olympic-type activities to meaningful discussions.
The tests and learning activities are packed with challenges and meaningful questions that will send those you are teaching searching the scripture mastery scriptures.  Some questions are doctrinally based and are specific to certain scriptures.  Others are open-ended and can have many different answers.  For example, one question might say, “What scripture mastery emphasizes the importance of personal purity and being worthy?”, while another question might be, “Which scripture mastery would you choose as a theme scripture for your high school experience?”.  You will have a lot of great discussions and learning moments!
You can find this package and see a lot more pictures HERE.

How can I be more Christlike in my service to others?


How can I be more Christlike in my service to others?  Awesome LDS teaching package for your class or family!

How Can I be more Christlike in my service to others?

This is a really great and impactful teaching package.  You will LOVE the study page for the Parable of the Good Samaritan!  It comes with tips and insights to help you study and have a great and meaningful discussion about this powerful parable.

This lesson also comes with LOCKER QUOTES.  These can be a great handout to help the youth you teach remember (every time they open their locker) the principles they learned in this lesson!

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How can I learn to be more patient?

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How can I learn to be more patient?

This lesson REALLY focuses on the necessity of developing patience now, and the gift that patience will be throughout the many phases of life we go through.  This package has some really great hand outs too!

You can check out this package on our site HERE.

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Here are some great quotes about patience that you may find useful:

“Patience—the ability to put our desires on hold for a time—is a precious and rare virtue. We want what we want, and we want it now. Therefore, the very idea of patience may seem unpleasant and, at times, bitter.

“Nevertheless, without patience, we cannot please God; we cannot become perfect. Indeed, patience is a purifying process that refines understanding, deepens happiness, focuses action, and offers hope for peace.”  (President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, April 2010 General Conference)

“Patience is another form of self-control.  It is the ability to postpone gratification and to bridle one’s passions….  Patience is composure under stress.  A patient man also waits on the Lord.  We sometimes read or hear of people who seek a blessing from the Lord, then grow impatient when it does not come swiftly.  Part of the divine nature is to trust in the Lord enough to ‘be still and know that [he is] God’ (D&C 101:16).”  (President Ezra Taft Benson, Ensign, November 1986, p.47)

“Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father.  Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best – better than does God.  Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than his.  Either way we are questioning the reality of God’s omniscience.”  (Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Ensign, October 1980, p.28)

“The Lord, Jesus Christ, is our perfect example of patience.  Though absolutely unyielding in adherence to the truth, He exemplified patience repeatedly during His mortal ministry.  He was patient with His disciples, including the Twelve, despite their lack of faith and their slowness to recognize and understand His divine mission.  He was patient with the multitudes as they pressed about Him, with the woman taken in sin, with those who sought His healing power, and with little children.  Finally, He remained patient through the suffering of His mock trials and His crucifixion.”  (Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, Hope, p. 156)

“There seems to be little evidence that the Creator of the universe was ever in a hurry.  Everywhere, on this bounteous and beautiful earth, and the farthest reaches of the firmament, there is evidence of patient purpose and planning and working and waiting.”  (Elder Richard L. Evans, CR, October 1952, p.95)

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How Can I Develop Christlike Love? Article and Teaching Package

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How Can I develop Christlike love?

There are a handful of doctrines that have changed everything for me. Doctrines that help me see everything else through a different lens. I can always trace it back to a day where things clicked and then everything else made more sense because I understood that pivotal doctrine. Charity is one of those doctrines for me.

I had been teaching seminary for three years and I was preparing to teach 1 Corinthians 13. I started to study this chapter and I started to dive into everything that Paul was saying Charity is and is not. You can read my scripture journal notes about this chapter HERE.

I encourage you to really study that chapter. But, here are a few things I have learned about charity since that day:

1- Charity is the “pure love of Christ”.

Pure means undefiled. So if I am able to love like Christ loves, I have no other motivation or agenda other than to love you and desire the best for you.

But what is “the best”? Moses 1:39 teaches “For Behold, it is my work and my glory is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.” So there it is, because Christ loves us, he is focused on our gaining immortality and eternal life. He wants the best for us, and He knows what the best is.

Since immortality was taken care of with Christ’s resurrection, then the variable left is whether or not we will gain Eternal Life. Eternal Life is the kind of life that God lives. He has Eternal (limitless) knowledge, powers, Priesthood, and posterity. Therefore if I love you with Christlike love then I will do all I can to help you achieve Eternal Life. I will pray for you, teach you, praise you, cheer you on, correct you and help you any weaknesses holding you back.

So Christlike love is not just feeling or expressing love to someone. It is serving you so you can grow and grow.

2- Charity perfects you.

The beautiful thing about charity is that as you seek to help others you will perfect yourself. If I am seeking to help you gain eternal life, that will require a LOT of skill and knowledge on my part.

Teaching seminary was a good training ground for me on this.
I couldn’t just lecture my students and say, “well I told them all about that doctrine”. I may have told them, but not in a way that they could hear it. Many of them may require a different type of teaching. Maybe some of them learned better from stories, while others learned better with a hands-on activity where they discovered. Others do better in a discussion setting with a thought out set of questioning, while others learn as other students testify. And most of them learn best with a good variety of different techniques.

So, if I wanted to truly teach, then I had a lot of skills to learn. And it was a lot of work and effort to do that! But my ability to give them what they needed was the only thing I could change. So I had to respond to that.

This is the beautiful thing about the gifts of the Spirit. They are available for us and Charity is the great motivator for us to lay ahold of them. And as we lay hold of them for the benefit of others, in turn we become truly powerful and more influential.

3- Pride, Charity and the Good Samaritan.

Pride is the expert destroyer of Charity. It penetrates every home, neighborhood, school, workplace, nation, race, religion, opinion, and viewpoint. And often, we can confuse pride for charity.

For example:

– We may want our school to win this game because we love our school. Do you want them to win because they have worked really hard, or because you don’t want to lose to the other team? They are very different reasons. How do you feel when your school wins? Do you feel proud that your school is elevated over the other? “We’re #1” is a lot different than “good job”. Do you feel compassion for the other school when they lost? How do you feel when you lose? Do you feel increased hatred for the other school? If so, why? It is just another school with students just like you.

– A mother, who has great charity for her child, may be upset when someone else gets chosen for that part in the school play. Why? Can we feel compassion for our child while still feeling joy for the other person chosen? Or does our charity have limitations?

– In our families we may have feelings of resentment, jealousy or anger as we compare other’s successes to ours. The very people we love so much, we may compete with. Does it really have something to do with them, or would we do that with any person who would happen to be in our family?

The parable of the Good Samaritan teaches charity beautifully. The parable was given in response to this occurrence: “And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 10:25). This is a man who is not asking with a pure heart, he knows the law and he is hoping to trap Jesus.

He [Christ]said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?” (Luke 10:26). This response is brilliant.

And he [the lawyer] answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. And he [Christ] said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live [have eternal life] (Luke 10:27-28). So, this man knows the answer. But he also knows the Jewish law that there are certain people they were not to interact with because they were unclean, and such an interaction would defile you. So, he asks:

But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?” (Luke 10:29) There it is. What is Jesus going to say? If he says “all men”, then they can accuse him of breaking Jewish law. How Jesus answered was perfect.

He answers by giving a parable about a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. Jericho was a place that the temple priests lived. When their time of temple service had arrived, they would travel the brutally hot and steep 28 miles to get to the temple, and then back home again by the same route. Often travelers would travel in a caravan to avoid the thieves who were hiding and hoping to find lone travelers who would likely be carrying money and valuables.

So who is this man who is beaten and lying half dead by these thieves? Likely a Priest. And who passes by him? A Priest and a Levite! Who should be most likely to help him? A Priest and a Levite!

Are we ever like the Priest and the Levite? Passing by someone who we, of all people, should be helping?

And who does help the man? A Samaritan. Samaritans were from Samaria and they were bitter enemies of the Jews. But HE helped! And He didn’t just give him a little help, but made certain that this man was fully taken care of. He served him exactly how he needed to be served, not merely doing only what was convenient for the Samaritan.

Go and do thou likewise” was the Savior’s conclusion of this parable. Stop the comparisons, the blame, the justifications, the competitions and the making of enemies. Love each other. This is how we gain eternal life.

1 Corinthians 8 is another chapter that addresses the danger of pride and the solution of charity. You can read an article I wrote about this HERE.

4- There is no fear in Charity

I John 4:18 says: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.

Charity is the great motivator because if we truly desire to help someone we will do it despite any fear we have.

For example:

– If I have a beautiful singing voice, I will volunteer despite my fears, so I can share the message of this song with you.
I will accept the invitation to speak in church even though my legs will shake, and I will do all I can to prepare a message that will bless those listening.

– I will study the scriptures even though they are hard to understand so I can know God’s will so I can give the best counsel to my children.

– I will call that lady in my ward to see how she is doing, even though she may think I am weird.

– I will give that compliment even though I may feel dumb.

– I will find a way to talk to this person who is making bad choices, because I love them even though they may attack me.

– I will go on a mission even though it really scares me to leave home.

– I will volunteer to pray for the class even though my voice may tremble.

– I will stand up for that girl my friends are talking about, even though they may turn on me.

Perfect love casteth out fear, because the charity we feel is so strong we are willing to do hard things. And, may I add, that with each of those situations above you could consider greater skills, work and effort put in to each situation so that we become even better and more effective at it, which allows us to give even more to those we love.

For example, if I want to be able to influence someone to make better choices in their life, I would work on my own skills first. I may learn how to listen effectively so I can know where they are really coming from. I may work and pray for the ability to explain things with power. I may become better at showing increased love outside of any crucial conversation we may have. I can’t just say, “well I talked to them” – that isn’t charity in its fullness.

5- Gaining Charity

Charity is not something we will just have one day. We can have our understanding increased in one day, but that will just set us on the journey of slowly chipping away at ourselves as we become more and more able to love like Christ loves. We have to put away the natural man in us and it will take a lot of self-awareness and repentance to do that.

For me, it is one of my great barometers of how I am doing spiritually. When I can look at others and have my heart filled with love for them, I know I am doing ok. But when I start being critical, easily offended and annoyed, I must check myself and realize that it isn’t at all about them, but that I need to do some re-aligning.

I suppose that is why Christ said to the twelve Apostles: “By this shall men know that ye are my disciples, that ye have love one to another” (John 13:35). That is how you can recognize a true disciple. And when we see it, we should stop and admire it, because they are walking witnesses that we can become like the Savior.

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Here is our printable teaching package for the lesson “How Can I Develop Christlike Love?

How Can I Develop Christlike Love?  This is a learning-centered teaching package to help you teach your family or class study about what Christlike love is, and how we can develop it.  #octobercomefollowme

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How Can I Become More Christlike?

Really useful and thougth provoking ideas on becoming Christlike!

How can I become more Christlike?  What does it really mean to become like Christ?

When you think of “becoming like Christ” what comes to your mind? Ask your family or class this and see what kind of answers are given first – this will show their basic understanding of what “Christlike” means. I suspect that many may say some things like: “being nice to others”, “serving others”, “keeping the commandments”, etc.. Which are all wonderful, true and profound answers, but our job is to help them dig deeper so their minds and hearts are opened so they can really become like Him.

I imagine if we were to ask Peter or John, or any of the Apostles that served with him what it means to be “Christlike” they could tell us some amazing stories. Likewise the Nephites in 3 Nephi would do the same. “Be nice to others” may turn into something more like: “He saw the potential in others and did all he could to save them and help them become perfected.” Or “serve others” may be something like: “he was able to discern the true needs of others and gave them what they needed even if it was inconvenient.“ And “keep the commandments” may be more like “he studied and cherished God’s laws because he knew that was where joy, strength and power were.”

I believe the more we seriously study and seek to know Christ and his character, “Christlike” will take on meanings deeper and more profound than we have yet considered, which I suppose is part of life’s journey.

Attributes of Christ

In the Come Follow Me Curriculum it suggests that you:” Share with the young women the Christlike attributes listed in chapter 6 of Preach My Gospel, “How Do I Develop Christlike Attributes?” Ask the young women to select one of these attributes that they would like to develop. Give them time in class to learn about the attribute they chose, following the suggestions under the heading “Developing Christlike Attributes” on pages 122–23.”

I looked up that chapter and it is excellent and worth a serious study. Here are a list of those attributes that are suggested in that chapter:

 

  • Faith
  • Hope
  • Charity and Love
  • Humility
  • Virtue
  • Diligence
  • Patience
  • Obedience
  • Knowledge

I would have everyone write those down and then discuss what those attributes would look like in Christ. I may even have pictures of Him to display from various time periods of his life as well as the resurrection, when He appeared to the Nephites and to Joseph Smith. They each evoke different emotions and Christlike attributes. As you discuss them, if the class gets stuck I would ask something like, “what would Peter say?”. I like that question because it helps you step back and imagine what others witnessed in him. For example, Peter may say about Charity that Christ would walk from Galilee to Jerusalem and then immediately serve people even if he was really tired from the journey. That is a principle that we could all live a little better.

As a teacher or a parent, I would sit down and consider each of these attributes and study them enough so I could seek to bring them alive for my loved ones. It could be really easy to list them off and miss the power in them and what it means to be Christlike in that attribute. I would also focus on how each person is already becoming Christlike and how they are well on their journey already. Sometimes we focus on where we can improve and forget to cheer each other on for what we have already accomplished.  Satan wants us to believe we aren’t capable of becoming like Christ, so I think it is important to remind each other that we are.

Hope

Of all the attributes listed above, one attribute that I would like to mention is that of “HOPE”.  I think that may be the one the youth would need help understanding, and I have a little story that I will never forget that gave me great insight into this.
In seminary we had some tests that we gave to our kids a couple of times of year that come from the main seminary offices at church headquarters. They are anonymous and mostly multiple choice tests and after the kids complete them we would send them to church headquarters where they will score them and then send our results for the entire school and then also individual classes. The tests were mostly about basic doctrines and we could see where the kids were strong and where we needed to focus some teaching. There was also a section about beliefs where the youth could rank themselves on where they felt they personally were in that belief.

One night I was at a get-together with the seminary and institute teachers in my area and one of the main seminary guys from headquarters was speaking to us. He mentioned this test and an interesting experience they had with one particular question. I don’t remember the question exactly but it was something like “I believe the Holy Ghost speaks to me”. They were surprised because the results on this question were surprisingly low while other questions about faith and beliefs were high. So, as an experiment, they changed the question to “I believe the Holy Ghost speaks to people”. (Now I may be entirely off on the subject of the question, but what I do remember is that the question went from personal to general). And what happened? The results shot right up.

I will never forget what he said after he told us about the change in questions. He said: “They had faith and believed it happened to others, but they didn’t have HOPE that they were experiencing it too.” So I suppose they had hope for others, but not themselves.  That really struck me and I realized that is often a missing link. HOPE is a powerful principle that helps us hold onto promises and blessings that we may not have full evidences of yet in our life. For example, the youth who had HOPE may have responded to that question in a way like: I know I have the gift of the Holy Ghost and therefore He must be guiding me constantly, but I just don’t know how to recognize it easily.  So they would express FAITH that the Holy Ghost is able to speak to us, and HOPE that he is speaking to them.

Faith and hope and intricately tied together, and then charity closely follows.  If I have FAITH in God, and then HOPE that you and I can receive His promises, then I can love you as the Lord loves you (CHARITY). My words, actions, advice and counsel will be filled with the HOPE I have.

I will end with this amazing quote by President George Q. Cannon. He is speaking specifically about gifts of the Spirit, but these can go hand in hand. Pay particular attention to his analogue about the door opening and closing. I read this years and years ago and this has stuck in my mind ever since.

“How many of you … are seeking for these gifts that God has promised to bestow? How many of you, when you bow before your Heavenly Father in your family circle or in your secret places contend for these gifts to be bestowed upon you? How many of you ask the Father, in the name of Jesus, to manifest Himself to you through these powers and these gifts? Or do you go along day by day like a door turning on its hinges, without having any feeling upon the subject, without exercising any faith whatever; content to be baptized and be members of the Church, and to rest there, thinking that your salvation is secure because you have done this? …

“… If any of us are imperfect, it is our duty to pray for the gift that will make us perfect. Have I imperfections? I am full of them. What is my duty? To pray to God to give me the gifts that will correct these imperfections. If I am an angry man, it is my duty to pray for charity, which suffereth long and is kind. Am I an envious man? It is my duty to seek for charity, which envieth not. So with all the gifts of the Gospel. They are intended for this purpose. No man ought to say, ‘Oh, I cannot help this; it is my nature.’ He is not justified in it, for the reason that God has promised to give strength to correct these things, and to give gifts that will eradicate them. If a man lack wisdom, it is his duty to ask God for wisdom. The same with everything else. That is the design of God concerning His Church. He wants His Saints to be perfected in the truth. For this purpose He gives these gifts, and bestows them upon those who seek after them, in order that they may be a perfect people upon the face of the earth, notwithstanding their many weaknesses, because God has promised to give the gifts that are necessary for their perfection.” (President George Q. Cannon, In Millennial Star, Apr. 1894, pp. 260–61.)

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Here is our teaching package for this lesson:

"How Can I Become More Christlike?"  Awesome  LDS lesson with 6 study and learning activities.  #octobercomefollowme

This has all sorts of teaching and study aids to go with the lesson in the Come Follow Me Curriculum.

One specifically useful thing it has is a printable page of the formula suggested in Preach My Gospel, where you can then plug in the attribute you want to study.

You can find this package HERE.

Becoming More Christlike.  October Young Women Lessons - all 5 lessons with tons of learning material!

This is also available in our October Combo package with all 5 lessons found HERE.

This 2016 mutual theme package "Press Forward with a Steadfastness in Christ" includes so many things plus a theme song by HILARY WEEKS! #pressforward

Also – keep your eye out for our 2016 mutual theme helps coming soon!  The graphics and instructional helps in this package are amazing and Hilary Weeks wrote and is recording a theme song that is awesome!  Make sure to follow us on Facebook and sign up for our emails (bottom of our home page) to be the first to know when everything is released!