2017 LDS Primary Helps

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Introducing our 2017 LDS primary helps!  We have gathered the very best teachers and designers to create helps for families and classrooms as you seek to teach those you love and serve.  We are working hard to give you every primary help you could possibly need, so please give us feedback if there are specific things you are looking for!

We are dedicated to providing material that is focused on teaching correct doctrine.  We reference manuals and official church material as we create each primary lesson, primary sharing time, and all other helps.  We give you suggestions on how you could use each item, however we encourage you to adapt each package to fit the individuals needs of those you are teaching and the lesson you are giving.

The pictures below show you each category we have.  We are adding to this all of the time!  Click on each category to see specific packages.

2017 LDS Primary Theme Helps

2017 LDS Primary Theme Helps

See all 2017 LDS primary helps and ideas by clicking on the image above.  We have primary sharing time helps, primary games, Primary 5  (Doctrine and Covenants) lesson helps, Choose the Right B lesson helps, Sunbeam lesson helps, Singing Time activities, Faith in God books and helps, and more!

2017 LDS Primary Theme Helps

2017 LDS Primary Theme Helps

The 2017 Primary theme is “Choose the Right” and we have everything you need!  There is a family packet so that families can teach their children about the theme, there is a bulletin board kit, birthday surprises, classroom signs, reminder bracelets, pencil toppers, monthly posters, mini coloring book, and so much more!

2017 LDS Primary Presidency Helps

LDS Primary Presidency Helps

Primary presidencies can stay organized and connected with these amazing presidency helps.  There are binder kits, birthday helps,  2017 primary theme helps, and more!  Just print and go!

2017 LDS Primary Sharing Time Helps

LDS Primary Sharing Time Helps

Primary sharing time is such a wonderful opportunity to teach young children.  If you are looking for effective visuals and learning activities, we have everything you need here.  There are primary games, learning activities, and wonderful illustrations!  Each illustration and activity is custom designed for that specific lesson.

2017 LDS Primary 5 Helps

LDS Primary 5 Helps

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Primary 5 lesson helps!  Primary 5 teachers who are teaching Doctrine and Covenants have packages filled with amazing learning activities, illustrations, and teaching suggestions.  These activities are perfectly designed for ages 8-11.  Just print and go!

2017 LDS Primary 3 Helps

LDS Primary CTR Helps

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Primary Choose the Right B lesson helps!  Primary teachers who teach ages 4-7 will have tons of help with these easy-to-print primary teaching helps.  The learning activities and illustrations are specifically made with ages 4-7 in mind.  Just print and go!

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LDS Primary Sunbeam Helps

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LDS Primary Sunbeam lesson helps!  Here are packages that will help engage and teach children of  the age of three.  They are filled with creative and effective learning activities.  Just print and go!

LDS Primary Faith in God Helps

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LDS Primary Faith in God books and helps!  As primary children (ages 8 and above) work on their “Faith in God” requirements in order to earn the “Faith in God Award,” we have books and helps to help your children work on the requirements, track and fulfill them, and keep their own record as they go.  Books and printable helps available!

2017 LDS Primary Singing Time

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Primary music time leaders will love all of the activities and games we have for them!  There are games, activities, helps to learn the words to songs, and more!  Just print and go!

2017 LDS Primary Games

2017 LDS Primary Games

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Would you like a collection of primary games that can be used for a variety of lessons and topics?  We have you covered!  Tons of easy-to-print activities that you can use and reuse!  You can make them fit with any topic you are teaching!

#LIGHTtheWORLD printable kit by Designed by Maria (Free)

#LIGHTtheWORLD Daily Videos

For the 2016 Christmas season mormon.org has announced its annual Christmas campaign.  This year it is called #LIGHTtheWORLD.  This campaign is a campaign of Christlike Service.

Starting on December 1st, is a worldwide day of service.  Then for the remaining 24 days leading up to Christmas is a daily challenge to serve.  Each day should be filled with service activities that emulate the Christlike service being performed by Jesus Christ in the #LIGHTtheWORLD video on mormon.org or theredheadedhostess.com.

As we all spread the word of this service campaign imagine how amazing this can be and how we could all individually #LIGHTtheWORLD.

#LIGHTtheWORLD free printable kit - by Designed by Maria

I’m a wife, mom of 4 silly kiddos (10 months to 9 years), and graphic designer. I’ve been designing products, like scrapbook supplies and paper-crafting kits for a craft company since 2006. It’s a super fun job! A few years ago I decided to open an Etsy shop selling my printables too. I really love the creative freedom this has given me. So, I recently opened another shop. I make jewelry with pretty backer cards to go with them. I also have a blog, where I like to share ideas and printables.

 

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#LIGHTtheWORLD free printable kit - by Designed by Maria

I created a gingerbread service kit to help others serve this Christmas. It includes a brief discussion paper that families can go through and talk about how Jesus served his loved ones. As family members share ways they can serve, they can choose a gingerbread person from the kit to string on a garland. Then, they can make and decorate gingerbread cookies together. The recipe is included! Serve by sharing the cookies in a cute little cookie box with a tag.

SEE MARIA’S ARTICLE ABOUT THIS KIT HERE.

 

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#LIGHTtheWORLD free printable kit - by Designed by Maria

The kit was such a blast to make! I love to do projects like this. Something I learned is that I am way better at creating gingerbread people on the computer than with frosting! I was trying to make a big smiley face and it looked like a clown. So, I tried to turn it into Santa’s beard. Big fail! My son showed me how it’s done. I loved watching my kids make special cookies for their friends and cousins. They are so thoughtful!

#LIGHTtheWORLD free printable kit - by Designed by Maria

I designed this kit especially for families. So, it translates perfectly into a family night. However, you could easily adapt it for a youth group, primary activity, or party by making the cookies ahead of time. Provide the cookies, frosting, and little candies to decorate. The best part for most people is decorating a cookie for someone else. You could put the names of several individuals in your neighborhood into a jar and let each person pick one to make a cookie for.

#LIGHTtheWORLD free printable kit - by Designed by Maria

Being part of this campaign has been a great reminder to me that keeping Christmas centered on Christ doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. I took a tradition that my family already has and made it more meaningful. I hope that’s what other families can do too. Sometimes we may think we need to provide the perfect Christmas for a needy family to serve at Christmastime. That’s not true! That would be amazing. But, it’s about the simple acts of love and kindness that we can each do to be a light in our own little sphere.

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#LIGHTtheWORLD printable kit by Hang a Ribbon on the Moon (FREE)

#LIGHTtheWORLD Daily Videos

Christmas is fast approaching and this year mormon.org has announced their annual Christmas campaign.  This year it is #LIGHTtheWORLD.   The purpose of this campaign is to SERVE others as Jesus Christ would through different acts of service each day.

The campaign starts on December 1st with that day being a worldwide day of service.  Then for the remaining 24 days leading up to Christmas you are encouraged and challenged to serve others by emulating the acts of service you see in the #LIGHTtheWORLD video performed by Christ.  Imagine how powerful this campaign could be if EVERYONE participated in it this Christmas season!

#LIGHTtheWORLD free printable kit - by Hang a Ribbon on the Moon

I’m a wife, mom to four amazing kids, ages 23, 20, 13, and 10, (two with special needs), blogger, free­lance graphic designer, editor, and writer. I love reading, discovering family history, playing in Photoshop and Illustrator, scrapbooking, traveling, sampling good chocolate, and taking care of my family. On my blog, Hang a Ribbon on the Moon, I share LDS printables, projects and ideas, mostly for the Young Women’s organization. I also sell digital files in my Etsy Shop.

 

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#LIGHTtheWORLD free printable kit - by Hang a Ribbon on the Moon

My 28-page kit helps individuals, families, classes, quorums, and groups plan and implement anonymous service. My inspiration was Sister Linda K. Bur­ton’s talk, “First Observe, Then Serve.”

  • Activity Plan/Poster: Teach a lesson on service.
  • Service Charades Game: Generate ideas in a fun way.
  • Planning Sheet: Organize service plans.
  • Maze Page/Coloring Page: Help children plan service.
  • Editable PDF Calendar: Customize the Church’s service calendar for your needs.
  • 8×10 Ornament Posters: Give or display in your home.
  • Pass Along Ornaments: Share the #LIGHTtheWORLD message (printed on the back) with service recipients.

SEE THE ARTICLE ABOUT THIS KIT BY HANG A RIBBON ON THE MOON.

#LIGHTtheWORLD free printable kit - by Hang a Ribbon on the Moon

As I considered what to create, a memory of a long-ago Christmas came to mind. My mom, a single mother of six with few resources, helped us kids handcraft a much-needed gift for a needy family we didn’t know. I was chosen to leave the large package on their doorstep and run. When I thought about how this family would be blessed by our gift, I felt so wonderful inside! My mom always looks for ways to serve anonymously, a value she learned from her parents, my beloved grandparents. Today, our family continues this tradition of quiet service.

 

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#LIGHTtheWORLD free printable kit - by Hang a Ribbon on the Moon

Use the Activity Plan, Planning Sheet, Maze Page/Coloring Page, Calendar and Service Charades game to inspire your family/class to serve anonymously. Use the Pass Along Ornament Cards as you serve:

  • Ask the cashier in a drive-thru lane to pass along an ornament when you pay for the next customer’s food.
  • Tie one to a gift basket you deliver anonymously.
  • Place one on a sibling’s pillow after secretly making their bed.
  • Leave one behind after unloading the dishwasher for a busy parent.
  • Put pass-along ornaments and treats on car windshields in a parking lot.
#LIGHTtheWORLD free printable kit - by Hang a Ribbon on the Moon

It’s an honor to work on something so close to my heart. This campaign focuses on Christ and encourages us to minister as He did. What better way to celebrate His birth? I hope my kit provides an uplifting framework for individuals, families, classes, quorums, and groups to #LIGHTtheWORLD.

 

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#LIGHTtheWORLD printable kit by My Computer is my Canvas (Free)

#LIGHTtheWORLD Daily Videos

For Christmas of 2016 mormon.org has announced a worldwide Christmas campaign called #LIGHTtheWORLD.  During this campaign we are invited/challenged to serve others the way the Jesus Christ served others and by doing so each of us will #LIGHTtheWORLD with our individual and family acts of service.

The #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign kicks off on  December 1st, which is being announced as a worldwide day of service, and then for the 24  days following leading up to Christmas Day, Mormon.org has announced 24 more Christ-like ways to serve (each way is assigned a day), and we are given ideas of various things we can do each day to be like Christ in the ways he served.  Imagine how amazing this will be this Christmas season as we seek to be like Christ each day in December!

#LIGHTtheWORLD free printable kit - by mycomputerismycanvas.com

My name is Colette, I’m the gal behind My Computer is My Canvas! I started my blog and Etsy Shop 6 years ago as a creative outlet and fun way to connect with others. Since then (and in between my husband fighting cancer twice and having a stem cell transplant), it gratefully and miraculously blossomed into a full time business that now supports my family! I absolutely love what I do and feel very fortunate to do it all from home. My favorite things to design are Planners, Candy Wrappers, LDS Printables and Subway Art!

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#LIGHTtheWORLD free printable kit - by mycomputerismycanvas.com

For my #LIGHTtheWORLD project, I didn’t want to focus on any one singular activity, but rather, a way to get the whole family involved and looking for ways to participate daily.  I included “Service Prompt Cards” to give lots of ideas on how families and individuals can make a difference each day through acts of service as well as simple acts of kindness. Each act is then recorded on a “Service & Kindness Strip” and saved in the family jar. On Christmas Eve, the jar can be placed under the tree, representing the family’s gift to the Savior!

SEE THE ARTICLE ABOUT THIS KIT BY MY COMPUTER IS MY CANVAS HERE

#LIGHTtheWORLD free printable kit - by mycomputerismycanvas.com

I typically have a “scrapbook” style of design and imagined my papers and elements would be adorned with cute strings of Christmas Lights. However, once I got started and found I could use white lights that nearly glowed right off the paper and I was thrilled to change up my original design plan. Each act of service or kindness truly adds light to our world and I was excited to be able to depict that light in the papers I used as part of my kit.

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#LIGHTtheWORLD free printable kit - by mycomputerismycanvas.com

I love how this kit is versatile and can be used by an individual, a family or even a group!  As a youth group, you could create a collective jar and add new Service/Kindness Strips each time you meet.  Or, to promote the initiative, you could provide each member of your group with their own jar and strips; encouraging them to do it on their own at home. Putting together a small gift basket with a jar, strips, service cards and framed scripture might also be a fun gift to give a friend, neighbor or family you visit.

#LIGHTtheWORLD free printable kit - by mycomputerismycanvas.com

Having the chance to creatively promote service and to invite others to share their light, in an otherwise dark world, is both a privilege and a blessing I am grateful for. I am excited anytime I have an opportunity to share goodness and am thrilled my kit was chosen to be among the ideas of so many other amazing ladies and bloggers!

 

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#LIGHTtheWORLD printables by The Red Headed Hostess (FREE)

#LIGHTtheWORLD Daily Videos

For this (2016) Christmas, Mormon.org has released the #LIGHTtheWORLD Christmas campaign.  Through this campaign, we are invited to do things that Jesus Christ also did as He served others, and by so doing we will each #LIGHTtheWORLD and help achieve the charge Christ gave His disciples when He proclaimed “Ye are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14).

Starting on December 1st, there will be a worldwide day of service, and then for 24 days following, Mormon.org has identified 24 more Christ-like behaviors (each behavior is assigned a day), and we are given suggestions of various things we can do each day to emulate that Christ-like behavior.  Imagine how we this will impact our Christmas season as we seek to be like Christ each day in December!

We, at The Red Headed Hostess, have made the following (FREE) items to help you, your family, or those you teach #LIGHTtheWORLD this Christmas.  Be sure to share your experiences on your social media accounts and use the hashtag #LIGHTtheWORLD.

(Be sure to check out these other free kits made by other designers HERE.  You can easily use multiple kits to help your family #LIGHTtheWorld together!)

#LIGHTtheWORLD 25- Day Mini Service Journal by The Red Headed Hostess
25-Day Mini Service Journal
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Perfect for groups!  Give each person a 25-day mini journal and invite them to record what they did each day as they #LIGHTtheWORLD.

Each day has an illustration and explanation of one of Christ’s behaviors, with ideas of things they can do.

Give with a .99 cent chocolate advent calendar (found at many grocery stores) and explain that they can have a chocolate each time they write in their journal!

This mini journal prints four days per page.

#LIGHTtheWORLD 25-Day service journal by The Red Headed Hostess
25-Day Service Journal by The Red Headed Hostess
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This is just like the mini journal except it prints a full page for every day.  This is perfect for individuals or for families who will fill out each page together!

 

 

 

 

 

 

#LIGHTtheWORLD posters by The Red Headed Hostess
#LIGHTtheWORLD posters by The Red Headed Hostess
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This set of posters has an illustration of each of the 25 Christ-like behaviors we can emulate as we #LIGHTtheWORLD.

Sit down with your family at the beginning of the month and make a list on the back of each poster of things you can do as a family, or individually, to emulate that behavior.  Then each day, hang that day’s poster on your fridge or set in a photo easel somewhere in the heart of your home.    Have each person record what they did that day on the back of the poster.

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#LIGHTtheWORLD ornaments by The Red Headed Hostess
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Fill your tree with ornaments as you and your family #LIGHTtheWORLD.  Print onto white cardstock, cut out, tape on a string, and then hang these ornaments on your tree whenever someone does one of these Christ-like behaviors.

These ornaments would go perfectly with Neisha Sykes’ (Hang a Ribbon on the Moon) free printable ornament kit.  You can find out more about her kit HERE.

*NOTE: The terms of use on these files do allow you to take them to a printing service for your personal use.  You can print as many as you want and give your prints to whoever you want.  They are not to be used for commercial, or for-profit use.

#LIGHTtheWORLD

Christmas reminds us that Jesus Christ is the “Light of the World” (John 8:12).  He also has taught us that “Ye are the light of the world,” (Matthew 5:14).  This Christmas, Mormon.org has invited us to commit to do the things that Jesus Christ did as He served others on this earth and by so doing, we will #LIGHTtheWORLD”.  Each day leading up to Christmas, Mormon.org has identified a different Christ-like behavior and provides suggestions of how we can emulate His perfect example on that day.  There are 25 different behaviors, each one being assigned a day.  You can watch daily videos about each behavior at Mormon.org.  Imagine how we can grow more like the Savior during this Christmas season and #LIGHTtheWORLD as we seek to be like Him each day in December.

To kickoff this Christmas message, there will be a worldwide day of service on Dec 1st.  What can you and your family do on that day to “Light the World”?

Choose a free printable kit below to help you and your family #LIGHTtheWORLD this Christmas.  Include personal pictures and stories on social media and use the hashtag, #LIGHTtheWORLD.

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#LIGHTtheWORLD kit by My Computer is my Canvas. CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE

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Free kit #1

by My Computer is my Canvas

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#LIGHTtheWORLD kit by Hang a Ribbon on the Moon. CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE

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Free kit #2

by Hang a Ribbon on the Moon

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#LIGHTtheWORLD kit by Designed by Maria. CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE

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Free kit #3

by Designed by Maria

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BONUS: FROM US TO YOU.   Free printable 25-Day journals, posters and ornaments to help you with your Christlike service during #LIGHTtheWORLD

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2017 LDS Mutual Theme: Eight Easy Ways to Implement the Theme

Scroll through to see 8 Easy Ways to Implement the 2017 LDS Mutual Theme.

 

TEACHING PACKAGE

Introducing and teaching the theme is a critical part of whether the youth understand and connect with the new theme each year.  We have carefully designed a teaching package to help you with this important task.

This 2017 LDS Mutal Theme Teaching Package helps the youth understand how Joseph Smith applied James 1:5-6 to his own life and then acted upon the answers he received.  The illustrated timeline visually teaches the difference it can make in one person's life when they learn to "Ask of God in Faith".

Find this package here: 2017 LDS Mutual Theme Teaching Package

Also available in our Ultimate 2017 Mutual Theme Package HERE.

THEME DUET BY HILARY WEEKS

Hilary Weeks hit it out of the park this year with this duet.  Every youth we have tested this song with has fallen in love with it!  The youth will love to listen and sing this song that contains an original verse from Hilary Weeks that is sung as a duet with the hymn, "Sweet Hour of Prayer."  Listen to this duet HERE.

Song, minus track, and sheet music are all available.

Exclusively available at www.theredheadedhostess.com.

Also available in our Ultimate 2017 Mutual Theme Package HERE.

TALK FOR YOUTH BY ANTHONY SWEAT

This talk for youth by Anthony Sweat is a perfect handout or mutual activity.  In a world where youth can get information at their fingertips, he helps them understand the effort that must go into asking of God when we lack wisdom.  He teaches three critical steps that must occur for each youth to apply James 1:5-6 to their lives.

You can find this talk here:  If You Lack Wisdom, A.S.K. by Anthony Sweat

Also available in our Ultimate 2017 Mutual Theme Package HERE.

SPECIAL EVENTS / DECOR PACKAGE

If you need (editable) invitations, cards, banners, placemats, napkin rings, treat bag toppers, photo booth props, etc. we have designed a special events package that contains everything we thought you could possibly need.  These can be used to decorate a bulletin board, for New Beginnings, Young Women in Excellence, etc.

You can find this special events package and see everything offered in this package here:  2017 LDS Mutual Theme Special Events Package

Also available in our Ultimate 2017 Mutual Theme Package HERE.

DAILY JOURNALS

Back by popular demand!  We have two versions of daily journals for you to choose from, but this year they are spiral bound!  We also have group discounts for YW groups that will be immediately applied at checkout (no need for a special code!)

*Note:  this year we did not include the dates, but rather left a place for the dates to be written in.  This will allow a young woman to start at any point in the year, or even skip around in order to complete the Personal Progress experiences she still needs.

Both journals are daily journals with a question built into each day about the 2017 mutual theme.  This will help each young woman keep this theme on her mind daily.  Also, the first several pages of the journal are specifically about the mutual theme.

The journal with the blue background is the Personal Progress Edition.  Not only is it a daily journal, but each Sunday the young woman can work on a personal progress experience.  Each experience is customized and designed so each requirement is fulfilled, and if it is an experience that is meant to last one to several weeks, it is built right into the daily journal so the young woman can report on her progress.  There are also areas for class notes on Sundays!

The journal with the white background is the Gospel Topic Study Edition.  This is identical to the Personal Progress Edition, but for the young woman who has completed her Personal Progress, rather than Personal Progress experiences, there is a page where she can study a gospel topic each week.

These Journals are available for purchase on our bookstore HERE.

 *Bulk Rate Discounts avalible.

SUNDAY / CLASS JOURNAL

This spiral bound journal is perfect for Young Men, Young Women, and/or Sunday School!  This journal is arranged by monthly Come Follow Me topics and gives the youth a place to keep their notes from their classes.

We also have group discounts for groups that will be immediately applied at checkout (no need for a special code!)

This Journal is available for purchase on our bookstore HERE.

 *Bulk Rate Discounts avalible.

COME FOLLOW ME STUDY GUIDE

Once again, we are offering our popular Come Follow Me Study Guide.  This book contains detailed study pages for every Young Women and Sunday School lesson found in the curriculum.  Perfect for teacher prep, or for the youth who would like to study each lesson.

This Journal is available for purchase on our bookstore HERE.

 *Bulk Rate Discounts avalible.

BANNERS AND POSTERS

For those of you who would like additional poster or banner designs and sizes, we are offering this additional package with FIVE different designs.  Each design comes in 10 different poster sizes (JPEGs) and 2 banner sizes (also JPEGs).  You get them all!  Just pick the design you prefer, then the size you would like, and send it into your favorite local printer.

You can see these banners and posters here:  2017 LDS Mutual Theme Posters and Banners

 

 

 

 

2017 Youth Theme Teaching Package - Ask in Faith
This printable teaching package contains TEN items you can choose from as you present the 2017 theme to your youth. Each item has been carefully designed to help teach the youth what it means to “ask of God in faith” and how it can greatly impact their lives.
Ask in Faith - written by Hilary Weeks - 2017 LDS Mutual Theme Song
Hilary Weeks has written an amazing duet for the 2017 LDS Mutual Theme! You will love this incredible duet that contains an original verse by Hilary Weeks along with the popular hymn “Sweet Hour of Prayer”. Add this to your personal library, sing with your youth group, or use it as a theme song for Girl’s camp or other significant event.
If You Lack Wisdom, A.S.K. - by Anthony Sweat - MP3 Talk
If we want to find inspired answers to our questions, the scriptures repeatedly tell us to “ask of God” (James 1:5). But getting answers from God isn’t the same thing as just ordering something on-line—it involves spiritual, mental, and physical effort. In this talk BYU religion professor Anthony Sweat turns the word ASK into a three-step pattern given by Jesus to help us find answers.
2017 Mutual Theme Special Events Decor Package - Ask in Faith
We have tried to think of everything you could possibly need for your special events as you highlight the 2017 LDS mutual theme, and then offer it to you in this easy-to-print package! This package contains 20 items that you can choose from to help make your special events beautiful, meaningful, and memorable.
Daily Journals - Ask in Faith
Back by popular demand! Our Daily Journals help your Young Women implement the theme throughout each day of the year while at the same time getting Personal Progress completed or studying a different Gospel Topic each week.
Sunday Journal - Ask of God
This spiral bound journal is perfect for Young Men, Young Women, and/or Sunday School! This journal is arranged by monthly Come Follow Me topics and gives the youth a place to keep their notes from their classes.

 

 

 

2017 Come Follow Me Study Guide - Ask in Faith
Once again, we are offering our popular Come Follow Me Study Guide. This book contains detailed study pages for every Young Women, Young Men, and Sunday School lesson found in the curriculum. Perfect for teacher prep, or for the youth who would like to study each lesson in detail.
2017 Mutual Theme Posters and Banners - Ask in Faith
This package contains JPEGS of over five different poster designs (10 sizes each) and 2 banner designs (2 sizes each). These are ready to send into your favorite local printer! Just choose your favorite designs!

 

 

 

8 Easy Ways to Implement the 2017 LDS Mutual Theme

2017 youth theme - Ask of God in Faith! This helps you TEACH the package and has such amazing ideas and printable helps! The Joseph Smith timeline is incredible and the handouts are perfect!

Ask in Faith - written by Hilary Weeks - 2017 LDS Mutual Theme Song

Click above to hear samples from each verse of “Ask in Faith” written by Hilary Weeks for the 2017 LDS Mutual Theme

If You Lack Wisdom, A.S.K. - by Anthony Sweat - MP3 Talk

2017 Mutual Theme Special Events Decor Package - Ask in Faith

2017 Mutual Theme Posters and Banners - Ask in Faith

2017 LDS Mutual Theme Helps

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2017 LDS Youth Theme: Ask of God in Faith

2017 LDS mutual theme helps! There are SO many amazing helps to choose from! Teaching the theme helps, decor, a song by Hilary Weeks, a talk for youth, journals, REALLY amazing stuff!

For 2017 the new LDS mutual theme is James 1:5-6:  “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed”.

We have a team of amazing people working on some absolutely incredible helps for you so you can chooses the items that will best assist you in helping the youth make this a personal theme for 2017.

Our items will be available towards the beginning to mid of October.  Many things are coming together and we will offer them all at once so you can select the items of greatest benefit for you and your youth.  Some of the things that will be offered are:

1-  A Teaching Package – this package will help you teach the theme with power to the youth.  Help them truly understand what it means to “ask of God in faith” and how that can change the course of their lives, just as it did for Joseph Smith.  See pictures below to see what is included in this teaching package.

2-  A theme song by Hilary Weeks

3- An mp3 talk for youth by Anthony Sweat

4-  A special event decor package – this package is filled with printable helps for special events such as New Beginnings and Young Women in Excellence.  It has banners, editable invitations, editable programs, treat bag toppers, placemats, napkin rings, candy bar sleeves, water bottle sleeves, photo booth backdrop and props, and more!  There is plenty for you to choose from!

5-  Class journals

6- Young Women Presidency helps

7- Young Women Program helps

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Here is what is included in the 2017 LDS youth theme teaching package:

2017 youth theme - Ask of God in Faith! This helps you TEACH the package and has such amazing ideas and printable helps! The Joseph Smith timeline is incredible and the handouts are perfect!

We spent A LOT of time on this teaching package and making certain that it really taught about asking in faith.  We used Joseph Smith’s story as our starting point and designed the rest of the package to reflect that.  We also used Elder David A. Bender’s talk, Ask in Faith, for much of the teaching helps.

The main poster with Joseph Smith kneeling in a grove of trees represents his humble beginnings (the log farm home) and the Kirtland and Nauvoo temple – representations of what Joseph was able to experience and accomplish because he asked of God in faith and then acted upon the answers he received.  This can help the youth not only learn about Joseph Smith, but also to reflect upon what their lives will look like if they continually “ask of God in faith”.

2017 LDS mutual theme: Ask of God in Faith. This Joseph Smith timeline is absolutely perfect to help the youth connect with James 1:5-6. Such amazing ideas!

We made an illustrated timeline of Joseph Smith’s life to help the youth visually see what can happen when someone asks of God in Faith.  They can see that Joseph started his life in a humble log home – a totally ordinary life.  He wasn’t the star of the basketball team, a concert pianist, he wasn’t wearing the latest high fashion trends, and he hadn’t traveled the world.  He had totally normal beginnings.  Joseph was simply a righteous, young teenage boy whom God had plans for.

As Joseph was faced with difficult life questions and was surrounded by a war of words and tumult of opinions (just as the youth are today), he read James 1:5-6 and decided that he must do as James suggests, to “ask of God in faith”.  That completely changed the course of his life.  The youth can look at the timeline and see how his life went from ordinary to miracle after miracle.  God had great things in store for Joseph, just as He has great things in store for the youth today.  As the youth reflect on the difference James 1:5-6 made in Joseph’s life, they can then reflect on the difference it can make in their lives.

2017 LDS young women theme: Ask of God in Faith. This teaching package has such amazing ideas to help the youth connect with this theme. So powerful!

In Elder Bender’s talk, Ask in Faith, he teaches about acting upon the answers we receive.  That is what Joseph did, and not just in the Sacred Grove, but over and over again throughout his life.  In fact, that is what the Doctrine and Covenants is a record of – a question asked, answers given, and then Church history is filled with stories of the saints acting upon those answers.  THAT is how temples are built (literally and figuratively).

Elder Bednar also discusses elements of asking in faith.  We have included all of this in an illustrated note sheet that you can give to the youth so as you learn together, they can keep notes and then take them home.

2017 LDS mutual theme: Ask of God in Faith. This bedside quote book is perfect to give each youth to help them really apply James 1:5-6 to their lives every day!

This teaching package also has this easy-to-assemble bedside quote book.  It is filled with amazing quotes about how to make our prayers more meaningful and powerful.  What a great thing for the youth to keep by their bedside!

2017 LDS mutual theme: Ask of God in Faith. This bedside quote book is perfect to give each youth to help them really apply James 1:5-6 to their lives every day!

This bedside quote book could also be a great activity for the youth to make for themselves.

2017 LDS youth theme: Ask of God in Faith (James 1:5-6) - these framed prints are perfect for the young women to keep by their beds!

We also have these mini posters (sized to 4×6) that would be perfect on the youth’s nightstand.  We did some looking for you and Ikea has a two-sided frame (see above) that is $.99 each.  It is the Tolsby frame and can be ordered online.  Since it is two-sided, the youth could switch the posters just by turning the frame around!

This teaching package will be available soon!

Here is what is included in the 2017 LDS youth theme special event package:

2017 LDS mutual theme: Ask of God in Faith. These are absolutely amazing decorations to introduce the theme or for New Beginnings or Young Women in Excellence. The Joseph Smith timeline banner is so awesome!

We also have this incredible special event package!  It is filled with everything we could think you might possibly need (the above picture only shows some of the items).  Just pick the items that will best fit your special event.

New Beginnings or Young Women in Excellence editable invitations that reflect the 2017 young women theme! So easy - just type onto the PDF and print.

Included in the special event package are editable invites and programs.  We have formatted the PDF so you will be able to type directly on it.  You will just need to type on your information and print!  We were also careful to be very ink friendly for your personal computers.

Young Women in Excellence spotlight/table activity for each girl. Such a good idea and goes with the 2017 youth theme!

We also included an idea you may want to use for one of your special events:  Young Women Spotlight Tables.  Just make these four mini posters  for each young woman and use binder clips as stands.  Then have her lay out things on a table that represent the subject of each mini poster.  This is such a great way for the young women to display what is important to them!

New Beginnings or Young Women in Excellence photo booth that also goes with the 2017 mutual theme package. SO AMAZING - the girls would love this!

You will also get these photo booth items!  These pictures can make great memories, and are awesome for the young women to share their young women event on their social media platforms.

 

More is coming, and we will update this post with those items soon. Be the first to know when everything is released by subscribing to our emails (just scroll to the end of this web page), and/or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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!

You can find this package (and see more pictures) HERE.

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

Or it is available in our October combo package with all 5 lessons 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!

How can I learn to be more patient?

LDS young women and men "Come Follow Me" lesson helps! Awesome study and teaching package for the October Come Follow Me Lesson "How Can I Learn to Be More Patient?". Lots of study pages and hand outs! Just print from home!

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

This package is also available in our October combo package with all 5 lessons.  You can find it HERE.

 

2017 LDS mutual theme helps! There are SO many amazing helps to choose from! Teaching the theme helps, decor, a song by Hilary Weeks, a talk for youth, journals, REALLY amazing stuff!

Also, see HERE what we have available for the 2017 LDS mutual theme!

How Can I Develop Christlike Love? Article and Teaching Package

"How can I develop Christlike love?" October Yw lesson teaching package. Great for FHE too! 8 study and learning activities! Just print and learn.

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

You can read more about this package HERE

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

Or it is available in our October combo package HERE.

2017 LDS mutual theme helps! There are SO many amazing helps to choose from! Teaching the theme helps, decor, a song by Hilary Weeks, a talk for youth, journals, REALLY amazing stuff!

Also, see HERE what we have available for the 2017 LDS mutual theme!

October: Becoming More Christlike

Becoming More Christlike lesson helps - all 5 Come Follow Me lessons! Tons of study pages, illustrations, teaching helps! Just print from home!

Here are all 5 lessons (for young men and young women) for October!  October’s theme is “Becoming More Christlike” and these lessons are really awesome!

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LDS young women and men "Come Follow Me" lesson helps!! Study and teaching package for "How Can I Become More Christlike?". You can just print this at home! It has four study pages and illustrations for Elder Oaks' parable!

This package goes with the lesson:  “How Can I Become More Christlike?“.  This lesson has a page with the formula of how to gain Christlike qualities that is found in Preach My Gospel.  So you can print that formula several times as you study and work on different Christlike qualities.

This package also has a study sheet for 3 Nephi 17 that helps you REALLY dive into that chapter.  And among other things, it has a study page and illustrations to go with Elder Oaks’ parable, “The Parable of the Wealthy Father”.

You can find this package (and see more pictures) on our site HERE.

Or you can find it on ETSY HERE.

LDS young women and men "Come Follow Me" lesson helps!! Study and teaching package for the Come Follow Me Lesson "How Can I Develop Christlike Love?". This is great for class or home! Just print from your own computer!

This study and teaching package is for the topic:  “How Can I Develop Christlike Love?“.

This package is packed full of study and application material.  So you 1- Study what Christlike love is, and then 2- we give you 24 everyday situations.  Those 24 situations will provide for amazing discussion as you apply Christlike love to those scenarios.

We also give you a fun handout idea.  You can find this package on our site HERE.

Or you can find this on ETSY HERE.

LDS young women and men "Come Follow Me" lesson helps!! Amazing study and teaching package for the Come Follow Me lesson: "How Can I Be More Christlike in My Service to Others?". You have to check out the study pages for the Parable of the Good Samaritan! And it has locker-size posters! Just print from home!

This package is for “How Can I Be More Christlike in My Service to Others?“.

We really like this lesson because it distinguishes between service and Christlike service.  In fact, we have given you great suggestions on how to teach this with clarity.  A really great additional story to use would be from President Uchtdorf’s October 2014 Women’s Conference when he talked about the visiting teachers who didn’t just say “let us know if you need anything,” but rather did what they saw needed to be done.

Among many things, this lesson has a really great study sheet for the Parable of the Good Samaritan.  The study pages guides you through the parable with meaningful questions and tips as you go.  This package also has 3 printables that can fit in school lockers!  That way your kids can remember the message every day at school!

You can find this package (and see lots more pictures) on our site HERE.

Or you can find us on ETSY HERE.

LDS young women and men "Come Follow Me" lesson helps! Awesome study and teaching package for the October Come Follow Me Lesson "How Can I Learn to Be More Patient?". Lots of study pages and hand outs! Just print from home!

This study page is for the lesson topic “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.

Or you can find it on ETSY HERE.

LDS young women and men "Come Follow Me" lesson helps! This is a really great study and teaching package for the Come Follow Me lesson "Why is It Important to Be Grateful?" Great study material including illustrations and study pages for the story of the ten lepers! And a gratitude journal that is really easy to print and put together! Just print from home!

This package is of the lesson “Why is it Important to Be Grateful?“.

This package is super fun and has a REALLY great study sheet to help you get a ton out of the story of the ten lepers!

This package also has a printable gratitude journal, which would be a really great way to help those you are teaching apply what they learn during the lesson.

You can find this package (and see more pictures) on our site HERE.

Or you can find this on ETSY HERE.

LDS young women and men "Come Follow Me" lesson helps! Becoming More Christlike lesson helps - all 5 Come Follow Me lessons! Tons of study pages, illustrations, teaching helps! Just print from home!
October Come Follow Me lesson helps

If you are interested in all 5 of these packages we have s combo deal that you can get HERE.

2017 LDS mutual theme helps! There are SO many amazing helps to choose from! Teaching the theme helps, decor, a song by Hilary Weeks, a talk for youth, journals, REALLY amazing stuff!

Also, see HERE what we have available for the 2017 LDS mutual theme!

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.

2017 LDS mutual theme helps!  There are SO many amazing helps to choose from!  Teaching the theme helps, decor, a song by Hilary Weeks, a talk for youth, journals, REALLY amazing stuff!

Also, see HERE what we have available for the 2017 LDS mutual theme!

Why do we pay tithing? September Young Women Lesson

Why do we pay tithing?  September young women lesson helps.  This printable package has amazing study helps plus the best illustrations that teach the blessings of tithing!  www.theredheadedhostess.com

Why Do We Pay Tithing?  September young women lesson helps!

This is a fantastic lesson filled with important principles that will help those you are teaching answer the question for themselves, “Why do we pay tithing?”.  This lesson has some really amazing stories about women who paid tithing and received great blessings in their lives, and we have given you illustrations and handouts to help teach those stories.  You will also love the learning and discussion activities!

You can find this printable package and see more pictures HERE.

It is also part of our combo package HERE.

For a social media image to share or text to your youth, follow us on instagram @redheadedhostess.  We always share images, teaching tips, and ideas to help youth leaders, teachers, and parents!

Why do we pay tithing?  September young women lesson helps.  This printable package has amazing study helps plus the best illustrations that teach the blessings of tithing!  www.theredheadedhostess.com

Why Do We Pay Tithing?  September young women lesson helps!

We always give you teaching suggestions that are focused on the youth being engaged and learning for themselves.  All of our resources and suggestions are always Church approved sources.

Why do we pay tithing?  September young women lesson helps.  This printable package has amazing study helps plus the best illustrations that teach the blessings of tithing!  www.theredheadedhostess.com

Why Do We Pay Tithing?  September young women lesson helps!

We always give you more than you would have time to use in class!  Just look through all the resources and choose the items that best fit your needs and those you are teaching.  These also make amazing Family Home Evening kits!

 

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Why Do We Pay Tithing?  September young women lesson helps!

Here are some free printable pamphlets with the General Conference or Ensign talks suggested for this lesson, “Why do we pay tithing?”.

Just print back-to-back and fold!  These are perfect for class journals – you can just tape it into the crease of the journal.  They are also great to give to the youth to take home and continue studying the topic on their own.

Here is the PDF:  why do we pay tithing pamphlets

How can I be in the world but not of the world?

How can I be in the world but not of the world?  This LDS teaching package has 4 amazing learning activities.  Great way to discuss the standards in For the Strength of Youth!

How can I be in the world but not of the world?

You can find this lesson package HERE.

It is also available in our September combo package available HERE.

I think this is a fantastic lesson since so many youth are just starting school, and looking through the lesson outline, I also think it would make a fantastic Family Home Evening.  In fact, most of the lessons would make amazing Family Home Evenings and are a great starting point for parents.

I wanted to throw out a few situations that are common to youth today in case you want to talk through specific circumstances and apply this lesson to their lives.

So here are some situations – the lesson outline has great suggestions on how to discuss what it means to “live in the world but not of the world”, and it also suggests  a fantastic scripture activity.  So I would recommend discussing some of these situations after doing all of that.  I would also write on the board what they learned from the scriptures so as you discuss these situations they can look up at the board and apply the scriptures to the situations.

Note:  these situations are coming from my experience working with the youth, not from my memory of being one since it was so long ago – so each of these below have a story or two to go with them. Some I will mention and others I will not.

Situation #1

It is approaching school Homecoming and all of your friends are getting asked to the dance.  Most of you are still 15 but it doesn’t seem to be a big deal since it is a supervised school activity.

  • Remember, this is their first time being 15 and now that they are in High School they want to participate in High School things.
  • Part of the lesson package includes putting scripture teachings up on the board.  As you discuss various situations, have them look to the board and pick out doctrines and principles found in some of the scriptures to respond to the situations.  This is a great way to help them apply the scriptures to their daily lives and situations.

Situation #2

You didn’t have a chance to get your homework done and it is due in your next class.  Your friend offers to let you copy their assignment.

  • I know this happened all of the time because I saw kids copying assignments for another class during seminary.  I would walk by, pat them on the back, and say something like “you will be happier if you don’t do that.”  I imagine that this is a common practice in most high schools and something that every youth faces often.  So conversations on how to work through these moments can really bless their lives.

Situation #3

Same as the above but the tables are turned and your friend asks you if they can copy your assignment.

  • This may sound the same as situation #2 but there are some differences that can make it harder to decline.  In the first situation it is your problem and you can face the music with your teacher for not getting the homework completed.  In this one, someone else is asking you for help, and if it is a friend, then it makes it hard to say “no”.  It could be a good conversation to have with the youth about how they can help them without letting them copy your assignment.
  • Refer to the scripture sayings on the board again and ask them which ones could give them the power to do the right thing here.

Situation #4

There is a student at your school who is different than everyone else and is an easy target for others to make fun of, and you see it happen often.

  • When you give this situation most kids will have people pop into their head automatically.  Every seminary I worked at had kids like this come over to seminary to eat their lunch in order to be in a safe place.  I remember one young lady in particular; she was autistic, although the students didn’t know this.  She wore the same thing every day and came from a hard situation at home.  There were some amazing young women who took this young lady, bought her a dress and got her all dolled up and took her to her first school dance ever (as a senior).  And it didn’t end there, they took her to other events and found her at school to make sure she had friends to be with.

Situation #5

The current fashion trend is pretty immodest and most girls at school are dressing that way.

Situation #6

Your phone is really important to you and, even though it is hard to admit, all of the social options are interfering with how much you are getting out school, family, church activities and other important relationships.

Situation #7

The kids at school pick on a specific teacher.

Situation #8

You go to your friend’s house after a school activity and alcohol is offered to everyone.  Many of your friends decide to try it.

Situation #9

You hear your friend disrespecting their parents on the phone because they are unhappy with a rule they have.

Situation #10

Disrespectful language and profanity is common at your school – both in verbal language as well as online and in text messages.

  • You may also want to discuss the common practice of abbreviating swear words.  Even though they may be abbreviating a more acceptable phrase – what is the other person reading, or what does it represent?

Situation #11

Your friends like to skip out on school or seminary.  They often invite you to come with them.

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The teaching package for this lesson really helps you dive into scripture and standards to help teach this important topic.

How can I be in the world but not of the world?  This LDS teaching package has 4 amazing learning activities.  Great way to discuss the standards in For the Strength of Youth!

This package really helps those you are teaching dive into the doctrines and principle taught in this lesson!

"How Can I Be In the World But Not Of the World?"  LDS teaching package

 

There are fun illustrated scriptures and note pages that make for a really fun scripture activity!

"How Can I Be In the World But Not Of the World?"  LDS teaching package

 

There is also a great activity (and note page) that incorporates the standards in For the Strength of Youth.

You can find this package (and see more pictures and a detailed description) HERE.

How Do the Things I Say Affect Me and Those Around Me?

How do the things I say affect me and those around me?  This lesson package has 7 great learning activities, plus a printable for Personal Progress Individual Worth experience #3!

How do the things I say affect me and those around me?

You can find this package HERE.

This package is also part of our September combo package HERE.

It will also be in our September combo package available soon.

Before I was married I would go around with the EFY program and speak around the country.  One of my talks was called “Are You a Lifter?”  And the entire talk was focused around the power our words have on each other. Here are some things I shared in my talk. I hope they help you and those you love.

Elder Holland quoted Joseph Smith and said:  “It is by words… [that] every being works when he works by faith.  God said, ‘Let there be light: and there was light.’  Joshua spake, and the great lights  which God had created stood still.  Elijah commanded, and the heavens were stayed for the space of three years and six months, so that it did not rain….  All this was done by faith… Faith, then, works by words; and with [words] its mightiest works have been, and will be performed.”  Then Elder Holland added, “words are sacred and must be spoken with care…”  (The Tongue of Angels, Ensign, May 2007)

So if it is by words that miracles are commanded and things are created – should we not consider the power of our words in our everyday lives?

A Strong Visual Lesson

During my talk I would draw some pretty weird pictures on the board – they would all be faces with their mouths open and then I would substitute the tongue for fire on one face, then a snake on another, and put an angel’s halo on another.

I would say to the youth, “If I commissioned an abstract artist to paint a portrait of me, I wonder what they would include.  Their goal is not to do a realistic portrait, but a symbolic one.   So if they thought I was very wise, maybe they would fill my head with eyes, or if I wasn’t wise at all – then maybe I would have no eyes.  If they drew these pictures of me on the board, what would each of these mean?”

We would then turn to James 3: 2-10 and the kids would figure out the interpretation.  I am quoting from the last part of that group of scripture here:

“Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

“And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

“For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:

“ But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.”

Poison and Fire

What does fire do? It burns and destroys. And even a little spark can turn into a great fire and be unimaginably destructive. And poison? It can also destroy and disfigure.

So if my tongue was of fire, then I burned others when I spoke with or without the intent of destroying, that is the potential result.  Or a snake?  I speak words that destroy from the inside. It can spread slowly but the impact is there.

Fire burns and hurts quickly and has a lasting impact.  Have you ever had a burn?  They can take a while to heal and it is hard to find relief from the pain.  There are also varying degrees of burns. Poison can be a little more subtle.  You can be bit by the deceptive snake and not realize the kind of trouble you are in.

Ask the youth and they can recall times where words have been spoken to them that have felt like that.

It would be interesting to have a conversation with the youth about the impact of our words.

Give them some scenarios and let them consider the burning or the poisonous effect it has. They could be both situations where they are doing the speaking, to times when other’s words would impact them.

Here are a few common topics – you could come up with actual scenarios:

  • Gossipping about someone over something that did or did not happen
  • Someone calling you “stupid” or something like that
  • Swearing or words like unto them
  • Words said in a cruel tone
  • Cruel words said in a nice tone
  • Someone attacks your testimony
  • Telling someone you hate them

Not Even in Joking

I used to always point to the For the Strength of Youth Pamphlet where it says this:  “How you speak says much about who you are….  Use language that uplifts encourages, and compliments others.  Do not insult others or put them down, EVEN IN JOKING.”

“Even in joking” – even the best youth can be repeat offenders of this.  “It is just a joke” they would say, or “they know we don’t mean it.”

I would have them turn to John 1: 41-42.  This is the first meeting of Christ and Peter.  Peter, like us, a disciple before he has ever met Christ – and certainly he had anticipated this moment.  In fact, his brother Andrew met Christ first, and who did he run to tell?  Peter!  That is very telling of both the brotherly love between these faithful brothers, but also the heart and desire of Peter.  Here is the exchange that followed between Peter and Christ:

“And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou are Simon the Son of Jonah:  thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, a stone.”

Imagine this!  First Christ immediately and outwardly expresses that he knows Peter!  Imagine how this would have made Peter feel!  The Messiah is approaching him in this manner!  How would you feel?  The Son of God, the Redeemer of man, the Creator of this world recognizes you.  And Christ knows more about Peter and his potential than Peter, himself, does – and Christ does not hesitate to help Peter see it.  He gives him a name “stone” or “rock” – how would Peter feel about himself after that?  What, in that little moment, did that do to Peter?

So if we want to truly be Christlike we should be seeking to build and to lift.  It is impossible to imagine Christ going up to his friends calling them names or insulting them just in joking.  His tongue was tamed and only filled with hope and love.

 

Speaking as an Angel would speak

In Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s talk “The Tongue of Angels” he says this:

“In his deeply moving final testimony, Nephi calls us to “follow the Son [of God], with full purpose of heart,” promising that “after ye have … received the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost, [ye] can speak with a new tongue, yea, even with the tongue of angels. … And … how could ye speak with the tongue of angels save it were by the Holy Ghost? Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ.”  Indeed, Christ was and is “the Word,” according to John the Beloved,  full of grace and truth, full of mercy and compassion.

“So, brothers and sisters, in this long eternal quest to be more like our Savior, may we try to be “perfect” men and women in at least this one way now—by offending not in word, or more positively put, by speaking with a new tongue, the tongue of angels. Our words, like our deeds, should be filled with faith and hope and charity, the three great Christian imperatives so desperately needed in the world today. With such words, spoken under the influence of the Spirit, tears can be dried, hearts can be healed, lives can be elevated, hope can return, confidence can prevail.”   (The Tongue of Angels, Ensign, May 2007)

So with that final picture on the board, the hope and desire for each of us is to have tongues of angels.  In James 3:2, he says:  For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.”  So basically, if I can tame my tongue, I can tame my entire body.

I don’t think that is just about self-control.  I think it is about replacing pride with charity.  We care too much about others than to say, or imply, or hint at something that would be destructive.

And I think this also applies to what we say to ourselves.  We can be our own worst tongues of fire.

Let me end with this poem:

Builder or Wreckers

I watched them tearing a building down,

A gang of men in a busy town.

With a ho-heave-ho and lusty yell,

They swung a beam and a sidewall fell.

I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled,

As the men you’d hire if you had to build?”

He gave me a laugh and said, “No indeed!

Just common labor is all I need.

I can easily wreck in a day or two

What builders have taken a year to do.”

And I tho’t to myself as I went my way,

Which of these two roles have I tried to play?

Am I a builder who works with care,

Measuring life by the rule and square?

Am I shaping my deeds by a well-made plan,

Patiently doing the best I can?

Or am I a wrecker who walks the town,

Content with the labor of tearing down?

– Unknown

 

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Here is the teaching package we have to go along with this lesson:

How do the things I say affect me and those around me?  This lesson package has 7 great learning activities, plus a printable for Personal Progress Individual Worth experience #3!

 You can find this package HERE.

This package has 7 learning activities that really help those you are teaching learn and act upon the important doctrines and principles in this lesson.  One of the learning activities will fulfill Personal Progress Individual Worth Experience #3 – so it would be great to do together, or send home as a challenge!

How Do I Guard My Virtue?

How do I guard my virtue?  This LDS printable teaching package has 6 great learning activities, 2 Personal Progress experiences for Virtue, and  a great handout!  #ldsvirtue

How do I guard my virtue?

You can find this package and see more pictures HERE.

Also, check out our popular article on how to approach this important subject with the youth HERE.

We have been working on the study pamphlet and teaching package for this lesson and as I have studied the lesson I have loved EVERYTHING!

The stories in here are fantastic and they are the kind that really stick to you after you hear them.

Parents – this lesson is a great resource to you – you could probably design a dozen Family Home Evenings around the material they provide.

In this lesson it addresses pornography, and I think often we avoid this topic among the Young Women because we typically associate it with stuff the guys need to hear.

May I share a quote that I think is pretty alarming?

“Concerning spiritual wickedness, we could call attention to pornography, which is rampant. The use of pornography among our youth is growing. The new target audience for those who create pornography is young women. There are media messages everywhere that are antifamily, and our young people are very connected with media—Internet, television, the things they receive on their phones, all electronic devices are delivering antifamily messages to them every day. Increasingly, our youth are seeing no reason to form a family or get married in spite of all the teaching you give them. They are being desensitized about the need to form eternal families.”  (Sister Julie B. Beck, Teaching the Doctrine of the Family, Seminaries and Institutes of Religion Satellite Broadcast, August 4, 2009)

You can read this entire talk here.  Aren’t we so glad that there are inspired leaders who are watching out for our children?

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How do I guard my virtue?  This LDS printable teaching package has 6 great learning activities, 2 Personal Progress experiences for Virtue, and  a great handout!  #ldsvirtue

You can find this study and teaching package HERE.

This is also part of our September combo package found HERE.

This package includes a pamphlet, 6 learning activities that help you learn and apply the lesson, printable posters, printable locker prints, printable stickers, and Personal Progress Virtue Experiences 2 and 4.

The stickers can be printed and stuck onto cell phones, stereos, computers, etc. as daily reminders to protect themselves by what they see, listen to, and engage in.

How do I guard my virtue?  This LDS printable teaching package has 6 great learning activities, 2 Personal Progress experiences for Virtue, and  a great handout!  #ldsvirtue

You can find this package and see more pictures HERE.

Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath Day Holy? By John Hilton III

Great article and teaching ideas about keeping the Sabbath Day holy!

John Hilton III has earned a reputation for being an amazing teacher, speaker and author! If you are a regular at Deseret Book, Time Out For Women, EFY or BYU Education Week, you probably already know him. We are SO lucky to have him sharing what he knows with us.

He was born in San Francisco and grew up in Seattle. He served a mission in Denver, and got a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. Along the way he met his wife Lani and they have five children. They have lived in Boise, Boston, Mexico and Miami. Currently, they live in Utah. John has a Masters degree from Harvard and a Ph.D from BYU, both in Education, and currently is an Assistant Professor of Ancient Scripture at BYU. He has also written several books with Deseret Book, you can see them HERE. Besides being with his family, his favorite hobbies are learning Chinese and doing humanitarian work. For more information visit www.johnhiltoniii.com

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Honor the Sabbath Day

As my friend Anthony Sweat and I wrote in our book Why?, “The Lord has told us to “Call the Sabbath a delight” (Isaiah 58:13); but some people feel like Sunday is a restrictive day, a day when they can’t do certain things. They might say, “Stuffy white shirts and ties, dresses and heels, shushes and hushes, talks, and more talks, early morning fast offerings and late evening firesides, no shopping or dating or dancing. And this day is a ‘delight’? Please tell us why!””

Idea #1: Teaching why we should honor the Sabbath day

Teaching Ideas for: Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath Day holy?

Show your students various hand motions that communicate (or send a sign) to other people. For example, you could do a friendly wave, shake your fist in anger, or perform a beckoning motion. Rhetorically ask your students, “How were you able to tell what I was communicating?” (The obvious answer is that your gestures signaled to students how you were feeling. Invite students to turn to Ezekiel 20:20 and have them look for the sign between us and the Lord. Ask students to explain a principle from this verse. One possible answer is that how we treat the Sabbath day sends a sign to the Lord about how we feel about Him. Is our Sabbath day observance sending a welcoming sign, or one that shows that we don’t really care?

Elder Mark E. Peterson of the Quorum of the Twelve taught, “Observance of the Sabbath is an indication of the depth of our conversion. Our observance or nonobservance of the Sabbath is an unerring measure of our attitude toward the Lord personally and toward his suffering in Gethsemane, his death on the cross, and his resurrection of the dead. It is a sign of whether we are Christians in very deed, or whether our conversion is so shallow that commemoration of his atoning sacrifice means little or nothing to us” (Mark E. Petersen, Conference Report, April 1975, 72). Testify to students that one reason why we should honor the Sabbath is to show the Lord how much we care about him.

 

Idea #2: Teaching How to honor the Sabbath Day

Show students this picture and ask them if it reminds them of the Sabbath (hopefully it doesn’t!)

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President Spencer W. Kimball said:

 

The Sabbath is a holy day in which to do worthy and holy things. Abstinence from work and recreation is important but insufficient. The Sabbath calls for constructive thoughts and acts, and if one merely lounges about doing nothing on the Sabbath, he is breaking it. To observe it, one will be on his knees in prayer, preparing lessons, studying the gospel, meditating, visiting the ill and distressed, sleeping, reading wholesome material, and attending all the meetings of that day to which he is expected. To fail to do these proper things is a transgression” (Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, [1969], 96-97).

Invite students to read and ponder Doctrine and Covenants 59:9-12. These verses teach that one of the purposes of the Sabbath is to “more fully keep thyself unspotted from the world.” Another primary purpose of the Sabbath day is to“pay thy devotions unto the Most High” (D&C 59:10). Some good questions to ask ourselves with our Sunday behavior is: Does the activity help me draw nearer to God?  Does it keep me unspotted from the world? Doctrine and Covenants 59:12 also says that on the Sabbath we should “offer [our] oblations” of “time, talents, or means, in service of God and  fellowman” (see D&C 59:12, footnote 12b).  In other words, does a particular Sabbath activity help me to give of myself in selfless service to God’s kingdom and those around me? Does it help me serve in my calling, visit the needy, and give of myself?

Suggest to students that there are lots of things that probably are not “wrong” to do on the Sabbath, but they can ask also ask themselves, “Is this the best thing I could do with my time on the Sabbath to help myself draw nearer to God, be unspotted from the world and serve others?” Honestly answering this question can give powerful guidance to making the Sabbath more meaningful.

Point out to students that on the Sabbath day they spend 3 hours in church, but 13 hours at home. Ask students to brainstorm some of the best activities they could during these home hours to draw nearer to God, be unspotted from the world and serve others? Invite students to keep the Sabbath day WHOLLY by planning out different things that they will during their Sabbath day (the below could be used as a bookmark where they write down their schedule and ideas). Follow up with students via a text message during the week to remind them to put their WHOLE efforts into keeping the Sabbath day HOLY.

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Idea #3: The Sabbath Day and Homework

RESTING FROM HOMEWORK:

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D&C 59:10 teaches that a principle of the Sabbath is “to rest from your labors.” For many students, their primary “labor” is school work. Should Sunday be a homework day? Invite different students to read each of the following accounts.

1. President Henry B. Eyring talked about his experience when participating in a very competitive graduate program. He was in a program where one-third of the students would fail – and he did not want to be one of the failing students. The competition was fierce though, and most of his classmates studied on Sunday. But President Eyring said, “For me, there was…no studying on Sunday” (Education for Real Life, CES Fireside).  Remember, schoolwork is usually the main daily labor for students; the Sabbath is designed to have us rest from our daily labors. When we use Sunday for a homework day, often our thoughts are more on the things of chemistry than the things of eternity.

2. President James E. Faust advised, “I would counsel all students, if they can, to arrange their schedules so that they do not study on the Sabbath.  If students and other seekers after truth will do this, their minds will be quickened and the infinite Spirit will lead them to the verities they wish to learn” (President James E. Faust, Ensign, Nov. 1991, 34). What a promise!

3. “I believed that I should labor hard for six days at my work, which was studying law, and should, therefore, refrain from student-like labor on the Sabbath…. Study was my work and the Lord had commanded us to labor for six days and rest on the seventh….I followed my father’s example and my mother’s gentle teaching, and I was also blessed for it” (Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Life’s Lessons Learned, 24).

Point out to students that President Henry B. Eyring, President James E. Faust, and Elder Dallin H. Oaks were extremely successful professionally, and also chose not to do homework on Sunday. Does this mean that we can be lazy and leave homework undone? Of course not. For the Strength of Youth says, “Prepare during the week so that you can reserve Sunday for the many uplifting activities that are appropriate for the Sabbath day. Such activities include spending quiet time with your family, studying the gospel, fulfilling your Church callings and responsibilities, serving others, writing letters, writing in your journal, and doing family history work. Your behavior and dress on the Sabbath should show respect for the Lord and His holy day.”

Invite students to go for one month without doing any homework on study. Invite them instead to prepare more during the week so they will not have pressing homework assignments due Monday morning. Invite them also to fill time that they would have used for homework with uplifting activities such as doing family history work, working on Personal Progress, or studying Preach My Gospel. Follow up with students on a regular basis to see what they experience as a result of taking this invitation.

 

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Check out the Teaching Package for this topic:

Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath Day holy? This printable package has SEVEN awesome learning activities! They are so impactful! #septembercomefollowme

You can find this package HERE.

It is also available in our September combo package available HERE.

This 25 page PDF package has seven amazing learning activities, lesson prints, and a handout to help you study, discuss, and act upon what you learn.

Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath Day holy? This printable package has SEVEN awesome learning activities! They are so impactful! #septembercomefollowme

Included in this package are illustrations to help you teach the doctrines taught in For the Strength of Youth.  You can put them on the board or lay them out and have those you are teaching come up with lots of detailed ideas for each picture.

You can find this great package HERE.

Why do we fast? September Young Women Lesson

Why do we fast? Great package with amazing study pages for ESTHER! Seven great learning activities to help you ponder and learn about fasting.

 

Why do we fast?  September Young Women Lesson.

This is one of our favorite teaching packages!  Not only will those you are teaching learn about “Why do we fast?” but they will also learn the amazing story of Esther!

We have a printable teaching package for you and also free printable talk pamphlets!

This great teaching package is available HERE.

It is also part of our September combo package HERE.

The talk pamphlets are at the end of this article.

Why do we fast? Great package with amazing study pages for ESTHER! Seven great learning activities to help you ponder and learn about fasting.

This package comes has 21 pages and 7 learning activities.  All of our learning activities are focused on helping those you are teaching learn for themselves.  Just choose the ones that best fit the needs of those you are teaching!

Why do we fast? Great package with amazing study pages for ESTHER! Seven great learning activities to help you ponder and learn about fasting.

Included are these illustrated study pages that help you study the story of Esther.  It leads up to chapter four where Esther asks the people to fast for her.  It is such a fantastic story about gaining strength from fasting.

These study pages help you look at specific verses and answer questions as you go.  There are also tips throughout that will give them insights to specific parts of the story.  It is like having a seminary teacher whispering in their ear as they go.

Esther story sticks

These story sticks also come in this package and you can use these to teach or review the story of Esther.  You can use them as you tell the story, or you can teach the story and then ask those you are teaching to retell the story using the sticks.

You can find this package, and see more pictures HERE.

 

Why do we fast? Young Women lesson - text this image to your girls after the lesson just before Fast Sunday to remind them what they learned!  So awesome!  www.theredheadedhostess.com

Here is an image that you can text to your young women following the lesson as a reminder of what they learned from Esther.  This would be especially good to send just before Fast Sunday to help them apply what they learned!

You can also share this on social media – here is how you can do it:

Instructions:

  • Right click on picture, save to your computer or phone.
  • Email it to yourself if you need to transfer the image from your computer to your phone.  Then open on your phone and save the images to your phone.
  • Post on social media.

 

September Young Women lesson: Why Do We Fast? Free printable pamphlets of the suggested General Conference talk. So great!

Here is the printable pamphlets that contain the suggested talks found in this less0n:  Why Do We Fast?  September Come Follow Me.

All of the pamphlets are found in this PDF:  why do we fast – talk pamphlets

Just print back-to-back and fold down the center.

Why is it important to be honest?

 

Why is it important to be honest? September Young Women lesson (or FHE). This printable package includes GREAT ways to teach about the positive consequences of honesty and the negative consequences of dishonesty. Lots of great scripture and For the Strength of Youth activities. Personal Progress Integrity experience #2 printable too!

Why is it important to be honest? (Come Follow Me September Young Women Lesson)

Here is our study and teaching package for the lesson: “Why is it important to be honest?”

You can find this package (and see more pictures) HERE.

Or it is a part of our seven lesson September combo package HERE.

Every righteous parent tries to instill the importance of honesty upon their children. The Come Follow Me curriculum has a fantastic lesson plan on this with really, REALLY good stories that are applicable to all ages.   You can find it HERE.  I would like to share a few thoughts that goes with the lesson ideas.

I don’t know if all youth connect their character and abilities to the little lies they may tell now and then, and I definitely don’t think all of them connect copying their friend’s homework to their ability of being a really powerful missionary.  But check out this quote in the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet:

When you are honest, you build strength of character that will allow you to be of great service to God and others.”  (For the Strength of Youth, Honesty and Integrity)

Cheating

Lets take cheating as an example, and I have mentioned before in other articles that it wasn’t uncommon for me to walk into my seminary classroom and see students copying assignments for their next class.  If your kids go to school, cheating is in their culture and they are faced with it every day.  The Come Follow Me Curriculum has some really good stories about cheating that will be great to share with your youth, and I wish I would have had the video in that curriculum to share with my students.  I dealt with the situations differently, but usually I would walk up to them, put my hand on their shoulder and say, “you will be happier if you don’t do that.”

Why is it important to be honest? September Young Women lesson (or FHE). This printable package includes GREAT ways to teach about the positive consequences of honesty and the negative consequences of dishonesty. Lots of great scripture and For the Strength of Youth activities. Personal Progress Integrity experience #2 printable too!

I used to draw a diagram like the one offered in our lesson package on the board.  I liked to show them the consequences to their choices and how there is only ONE positive consequence to cheating:  getting a good grade.  But, there are many negative consequences that are tied to that one positive.  “So,” you can ask them, “is it worth it?”

When it comes to cheating, there are three basic choices:

First: Don’t cheat and come prepared.

This is the ideal situation with the most long lasting and desirable consequences and shows the purpose of school and gaining an education.  This one has the brightest, most sure, future.  I don’t think one person wouldn’t want the consequences – but these consequences take work and courage.

Second:   Don’t cheat and come unprepared.

This choice does have some negative consequences, but there are also eternally positive consequences because they are choosing to take accountability (and not cover up) their lack of being prepared.  Of course we are not talking about perpetual unpreparedness – that will have its own set of consequences.

Third: Chooses to cheat

The reason students to choose to cheat is because they want a good grade and this is a way to get it.  What they fail to realize are the consequences that follow, like deceiving your teacher, not learning the subject, and loss of character.  I don’t think any youth would want any of those negative consequences – but they are part of the package. And the lasting danger is that they begin to shrug it off and are desensitized to it.

Many kids may focus on the importance of their grade and don’t want to upset their parents with receiving a low mark, but what they may not consider is that most parents would gladly take the lower grade for that assignment or test if it means that their child maintains their integrity and learns an important life lesson.

If you teach this lesson to the young men and young women, there will likely be many among you who will feel guilty for past occurrences.  The cool thing about this is that it is a really easy thing to change and take accountability for.  It is easy to never cheat again and you can help instill that confidence in them as they see the importance of living honestly in everything they do.

Teaching Why

Cheating is a good and relevant way to discuss the importance of being honest. After you discuss that diagram you could then make new diagrams that are applicable to other situations. For example: Lying to your parents vs. telling them the truth, exaggerating a story to your friends vs. telling them the real story, not putting in an honest days work vs. working your shift to your greatest ability, etc. Then you could discuss the consequences of each choice. The thing I like about this is you aren’t just saying “it is important to be honest”, you are helping them see “why” which always gives you more power.

I will end with a VERY good quote about the fundamental importance of honesty:

” If all mankind were honest, we could have heaven here on earth. We would have no need for armies or navies, nor even a policeman in the smallest community, for there would be no crime, no invasion of other people’s rights, no violence of one person against another.

“There would be no grounds for divorce, nor would we have errant husbands or unfaithful wives. Conflict between children and parents would disappear, and juvenile delinquency would come to an end.

“But in our society is there anything more widespread than the tendency to lie and deceive?

“It is the lie of the drug peddler that tempts a child to indulge, and the lie of the seducer that persuades a girl to surrender her virtue….

“It is the lie of the shoddy workman that hides a faulty repair….

“It is the lie on the lips of the neighborhood gossip that brings character assassination to many innocent victims.

“It is the dishonest one who seeks to take advantage of or to humiliate or to deliberately injure a fellow human being….

“We Latter-day Saints believe in God, and because we believe in him, we also believe there is a devil. But the devil himself is a liar—the father of lies—and those who choose to cheat and lie and deceive and misrepresent become his slaves.”   (Elder Mark E. Petersen, October 1971 General Conference)

Wow.  Isn’t that a fantastic and thought provoking quote?

Ok… here are a few more:

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

It is a great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual, he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826);
3rd U.S. President

Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

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September Lesson Helps and FHE Ideas (Commandments)

Here are the September teaching helps.  Keep checking back, as we will be updating this article throughout the day and weekend with additional teaching packages, teaching ideas and pamphlets.

How do the things I say affect me and those around me? This lesson package has 7 great learning activities, plus a printable for Personal Progress Individual Worth experience #3!

This lesson is for:  “How Do the Things I Say Affect Me and Those Around Me?”

I LOVE this lesson.  You can see an article about this HERE.  An you can find our teaching package HERE.

All 5 Come Follow Me Sunday School lesson teaching packages about COMMANDMENTS. These would be great for class or FHE!

Here are all 5 Sunday School lessons in 1 teaching package.  We really loved how these turned out.  You can find these HERE.

This 23 page study and teaching packages is filled with study pages, illustrations, learning activities, handouts, and more for the Come Follow Me lesson "How can I be in the world but not of the world"


How Can I Be In the World But Not of the World?

This is an awesome lesson, and especially impactful to have right at the beginning of the school year.  So often youth have a wonderful summer with youth conferences, camps, etc. and they express desire to return to school and be stronger than the year before.  This lesson is so great to help them know how to do that.

We have done a few things in the teaching package to help make learning fun and impactful.

1.  There are illustrated pictures along with a scripture teaching activity.  These scriptures are really, REALLY great, and we made these visuals so those you are teaching can see and feel the power of the teachings in the scriptures.  There is also an illustrated study sheet that those you are teaching can take notes on.  This way they can reflect what they learned on their own.

2.  DIY locker quotes.  We have given you 2 activities to help the youth search for, and find, quotes that inspire or help them be in the world but not of the world, and HANG THEIR FAVORITE QUOTES IN THEIR SCHOOL LOCKERS! How fun!

3.  A For the Strength of Youth group teaching activity and study page.

You can find this package (and see more pictures) HERE.

Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath Day holy? This printable package has SEVEN awesome learning activities! They are so impactful! #septembercomefollowme

Why Do We Keep the Sabbath Day Holy? 

We really, really love this lesson.

We have given you pictures to help you teach the principles in For the Strength of Youth – specifically lots of great appropriate Sabbath Day activities.  There is also a great activity to help the youth evaluate their typical Sabbath Day activities and whether or not they are helping them grow spiritually.   There are also study sheets, hand outs, scripture activities…

You can check it out HERE.

Every package gives specific teaching suggestions for each activity we provide you with.  One suggestion I would give with this teaching package is to read the talk by President Henry B. Eyring:  Listen Together.  There are some great stories in there that you could share with how to prepare for Church on the Sabbath.  In fact, I used a lot of the stories at the beginning of the school year in seminary.  President Eyring gives some great insights on our individual role in learning.

Another suggestion is to read this talk by Elder Holland:  Of Souls, Symbols, and Sacraments.   He gives some amazing insights into what a “sacrament” is which can lead to an interesting discussion in D&C 59:12  “But remember that on this, the Lord’s day, thou shalt offer thine oblations and thy sacraments unto the Most High…

We also have lesson helps for all of the September Come Follow Me lessons in a single combo package that will save you extra compared to buying each package individually.

You can see that combo package HERE.

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New Testament Doctrinal Mastery Passages Posters, Flash Cards, and Study Sheets

Doctrinal Mastery for New Testament - LDS Seminary. Printable posters, flash cards, and study sheets.

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery Passages Posters, Flash Cards, and Study Sheets

NOW AVAILABLE!  Click on the link to take you to each product (along with descriptions and pictures)- and read below for more information!

  • SUPER VALUE COMBO PACKAGE (everything is included in this package and is a GREAT deal!)
  • POSTERS – You get 3 sizes – 8 1/2×11 (PDF and JPEGS), 11×14 (JPEGS), and 12×18 (JPEGS)
  • FLASH CARDS – Plus 14 amazing learning activities
  • STUDY SHEETS
  • FLIP BOOK:  Prints four posters per page – a great way to give a set of posters to each person!
  • SCRIPTURE GLUE-INS (Extra mini posters and quotes)
  • SCRIPTURE STICKERS (Fits in margins and has the Doctrinal Mastery Topic, reference, and doctrinal statement)
  • ALL-ON-ONE PAGE All 25 New Testament Doctrinal Mastery passages and illustrations all on one easy to print page.  Print in color or grayscale.

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery Passages - Printable Posters (various sizes)

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery Passages - Printable Posters for LDS seminary and families.  Beautifully illustrated posters that visually teach these amazing scriptures!

You can find these posters HERE.

They are also part of the super value combo package HERE.

Doctrinal Mastery for New Testament - LDS Seminary. Printable posters, flash cards, and study sheets.

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery Passages Posters, Flash Cards, and Study Sheets

This doctrinal mastery kit includes illustrated posters for each of the 25 New Testament Doctrinal Mastery passages.  Each illustration helps the student visually learn, remember, and connect with the doctrine in the passages.

Doctrinal Mastery for New Testament - LDS Seminary. Printable posters, flash cards, and study sheets.

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery Passages Posters, Flash Cards, and Study Sheets

Here is the poster for 1 Corinthians 15:40-42.  You can see that the key phrase, scripture, and reference is included.  There is also a topic icon in one of the corners of each poster.  This is the icon for “Plan of Salvation” since this is the Doctrinal Mastery topic this passage goes with.

The illustration for this passage contains an illustration of the three degrees of glory.  Each item in the illustration comes from the description for the three degrees of glory found in True to the Faith.  So not only will this illustration help the student remember the scripture and what it teaches, but it can actually teach them about the three degrees of glory!

Doctrinal Mastery for New Testament - LDS Seminary. Printable posters, flash cards, and study sheets.

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery Posters, Flash Cards, and Study Sheets

Here is the poster for Acts 3:19-21.  This poster shows how we often include the scripture context in the illustration.  For example, Peter and John had just healed a lame man at the gate of the temple, and people were in amazement that this man was walking.  They walked into the temple to Solomon’s porch (hence the bronze columns) and Peter spoke to the crowd that was surrounding them.  This is when he taught about the future Restoration!

The timing of this sermon is especially interesting because it is so soon after the Crucifixion of Christ (hence the three crosses in the background).  This could be a dangerous time for Peter and John to publicly perform such a miracle and then openly teach (at the temple!) – but they stand forth and teach with power and authority.

When these additional principles are understood, students can more fully connect with these Doctrinal Mastery passages.  What student, and missionary, wouldn’t relate to Peter testifying of the Restoration with possible persecution soon following?

You can find these posters HERE.

They are also part of the super value combo package HERE.

Doctrinal Mastery for New Testament - LDS Seminary. Printable posters, flash cards, and study sheets.

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery Posters, Flash Cards, and Study Sheets

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery - Flashcards.  So easy to make and comes with 14 awesome learning activities!

Each poster is also resized into easy-to-print flash cards.  These can be used for a variety of learning activities.  We actually give you 14 amazing activities to go with these flash cards!

You can find these flash cards HERE.

They are also part of the super value combo package HERE.

Doctrinal Mastery for New Testament - LDS Seminary. Printable posters, flash cards, and study sheets.

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery Posters, Flash Cards, and Study Sheets

You will also receive these study sheets for each scripture.  These are fantastic and go perfectly with our Doctrinal Mastery Binder Items.

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery Passages- Study Sheets.  These are amazing!

You can find these study sheets HERE.

They are also part of the super value combo package HERE.

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery Passages - all-on-one-page - this contains all 25 passages on one sheet!  So amazing!

We also have an all-on-one print that contains all 25 Doctrinal Mastery passages on one easy to print page!  These are so convenient and nice to have at a glance!

You can print these in color or grayscale – both work great!

Find this all-on-one page  HERE.

They are also part of the super value combo package HERE.

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery - Scripture Stickers and Glue-Ins!  Just print and cut!  There are printable extra mini posters and quotes!  Plus stickers (just print onto sticker paper) to stick into the margins.  Amazing!

 

Here are the glue-in posters, quotes, and stickers.

You will get extra mini posters that you can glue (or tape) next to each scripture verse, as well as quotes that go wonderfully with each Doctrinal Mastery passage.

There is also a set of scripture stickers that contains the doctrinal mastery topic, reference, and doctrinal statement.  Just print onto sticker paper, cut, and stick into your margins!

You can find the scripture glue-ins HERE.

You can find the scripture stickers HERE.

They are also part of the super value combo package HERE.

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery - Scripture Glue in quotes

Here is an unclose look at the scripture glue-in quotes.  Such wonderful resources to have right in your scriptures!

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery - Scripture Stickers

Here is an up close view of the scripture stickers.

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery Passages Flip Book!  What a great way to give each person a set of illustrated mini posters!

We also have this Flip Book for you!  This is a perfect way to give each person their own set of mini illustrated posters.  Plus they can keep notes, thoughts, quotes, etc. on the back.

You can find this flip book HERE.

They are also part of the super value combo package HERE.

Check out all of the illustrated posters here:


Matthew 22:36-39 Love the Lord; Love thy neighbor - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com Matthew 16:15-19 Jesus Christ promised to build His church and confer the keys of the kingdom - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com Matthew 11:28-30 - If we come unto Christ He will ease our burdens and give us rest - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com Matthew 5:14-16 Let your light so shine as an example to others - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com Luke 24:36-39 Jesus Christ was resurrected with a body of flesh and bone - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com John 17:3 Eternal Life is knowing God and Jesus Christ - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com John 15:16  The Lord chooses and ordains apostles and prophets - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com John 14:15 - If ye love me, keep my commandments - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com John 7:17  Do God's will to know His doctrine - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com John 3:5 We must be born of water and of the Spirit to enter the kingdom of God - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com James 2:17-18 Faith without works is dead - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com James 1:5-6 If you lack wisdom, ask God New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com Hebrews 12:9 God is the Father of our spirits - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com

Revelation 20:12 - Each person will stand before God to be judged - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster Ephesians 4:11-14 - Apostles and prophets help perfect the saints - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com Ephesians 2:19-20 - The Lord's church is founded on Apostles and Prophets - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com Acts 3:19-21 - Peter prophesied of the restoration - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com 2 Timothy 3:15-17 - Scriptures can make you wise unto salvation - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 - Apostasy was foretold - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com 1 Peter 4:6 - The Gospel is preached to the dead - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com 1 Corinthians 15:40-42 - There are three degrees of glory in the resurrection - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com 1 Corinthians 15:20-22  - In Christ shall all be resurrected - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com 1 Corinthians 11:11 - Only together can a man and a woman fulfill the Lord's plan - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - Your body is a temple - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com 1 Corinthians 2:5, 9-11 - We can only know the things of God through the Spirit - New Testament Doctrinal Mastery illustrated poster  www.theredheadedhostess.com

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery Passages - Study Aids and Helps - you won't believe how amazing this stuff is!

New Testament Doctrinal Mastery Passages Posters, Flash Cards, and Study Sheets

What Does it Mean to Take Upon Myself the Name of Jesus Christ? Young Women Lesson Ideas

July Young Women lesson:  What does it mean to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ?  Printable lesson ideas, handouts,  study pages - so awesome!  www.theredheadedhostess.com

What Does it Mean to Take Upon Myself the Name of Jesus Christ?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

This 18 page study and teaching package helps you answer the question, “What does it mean to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ?“.   This printable package helps you LEARN about taking upon the name of Christ and then ACT upon what you learn.  Our learning activities are expertly designed to help those you are teaching learn the doctrine for themselves.  There are hours worth of study and teaching in this package – just pick the ones that work for you.

July Young Women lesson:  What does it mean to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ?  Printable lesson ideas, handouts,  study pages - so awesome!  www.theredheadedhostess.com

What Does it Mean to Take Upon Myself the Name of Jesus Christ?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

In this package are 3 board activities/discussions, 3 study sheets, 3 printable quotes, 2 group teaching opportunities, and 3 handouts.  You will have a lot to choose from!

July Young Women lesson:  What does it mean to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ?  Printable lesson ideas, handouts,  study pages - so awesome!  www.theredheadedhostess.com

Included in this package are all of the following:

LESSON TITLE PRINT

This can be printed and displayed throughout the lesson to help those you are teaching reflect and ponder upon the question on the print.

AN INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY

This two-part introductory activity helps those you are teaching reflect upon what a name is, different types of names they may hold in their lifetime, and what it means to be a Christian.

SCRIPTURE STUDY

Study these great scriptures together using our study sheet and the board displays.  The study sheet will help those you are teaching search for principles they can apply to their own lives!

GENERAL CONFERENCE STUDY SHEET

This study sheet will help those you are teaching study any talk you want them to dive into.  It is designed in a way that they will search and record as they study!

GROUP TEACHING ACTIVITIES

This package comes with two options where you can divide those you are teaching into groups, give them a challenge, and then have them teach each other.

3 HANDOUT OPTIONS

This package comes with:

1-  A card that can be handed out, folded over, and then stood in conspicuous places in rooms and homes.  It reminds those you are teaching to ask themselves, Before you act, picture the Savior standing at your side and ask yourself, ‘Would I think it, would I say it, or would I do it knowing He is there?’ For surely He is there.”

2. Printable stickers with the same message as above.  These can be stuck on school notebooks, phones, wallets, mirrors, etc.

3.  A door sign that says, “Today I will dare to stand alone”.  This goes with the LDS.ORG video Dare to Stand Alone.

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS

We have given you tons of teaching suggestions that you can use and adapt to plan an impactful lesson.

You can find this package HERE.

It is also available in our six-lesson July combo package HERE.

 

 

This month we have some free social media images for you!  All of them match the teaching package too.

 

What does it mean to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ?  July Young Women lesson helps.  FREE social media images.  Great way to connect with the youth before and after the lesson!  www.theredheadedhostess.com

What Does it Mean to Take Upon Myself the Name of Jesus Christ?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

These can be used in any of the following ways:

  • Post on social media to your youth to help get them more prepared, excited, and thinking about the lesson.
  • Use their answers in your lesson (they will be more likely to respond to future social media questions if you do this).
  • Ask them to post the question on their personal social media accounts and gather answers themselves (plus they are sharing the Gospel online!).
  • Text or email the picture to your youth and tell them that you are gathering answers for your lesson and ask them to respond.
  • Use as a follow-up to your lesson.  Post the images that will help reinforce what they learned in class.
  • Use to help involve and teach young women who were not at the lesson on Sunday.
  • You can encourage the young women to comment and participate on social media by telling them that every time they comment you will enter their name into a drawing, and then you will draw out one name and they will get a treat.

Instructions:

  • Right click on picture, save to your computer or phone.
  • Email it to yourself if you need to transfer the image from your computer to your phone.  Then open on your phone and save the images to your phone.
  • Post on social media.

Here are some pictures you can choose from:

What does it mean to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ?  July Young Women lesson helps.  FREE social media images.  Great way to connect with the youth before and after the lesson!  www.theredheadedhostess.com

What Does it Mean to Take Upon Myself the Name of Jesus Christ?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

  • You could post or text this scripture before your lesson and say something like, “Hey!  For my lesson this Sunday, could you (in one sentence) describe what you think it means to ‘take upon the name of Christ’?”  Then you could use their answers in your lesson.

What does it mean to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ?  July Young Women lesson helps.  FREE social media images.  Great way to connect with the youth before and after the lesson!  www.theredheadedhostess.com

What Does it Mean to Take Upon Myself the Name of Jesus Christ?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

  • This comes from a handout in the teaching package.  After giving them the handout you could post or text this image and ask, “How are these three questions making a difference in your life?”

What does it mean to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ?  July Young Women lesson helps.  FREE social media images.  Great way to connect with the youth before and after the lesson!  www.theredheadedhostess.com

What Does it Mean to Take Upon Myself the Name of Jesus Christ?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

What does it mean to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ?  July Young Women lesson helps.  FREE social media images.  Great way to connect with the youth before and after the lesson!  www.theredheadedhostess.com

What Does it Mean to Take Upon Myself the Name of Jesus Christ?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

What does it mean to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ?  July Young Women lesson helps.  FREE social media images.  Great way to connect with the youth before and after the lesson!  www.theredheadedhostess.com

What Does it Mean to Take Upon Myself the Name of Jesus Christ?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

  • This comes from a handout in our package.  This could be a great follow-up to that handout they receive.

How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost? July Young Women Lesson Ideas

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How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

Oh, how we love this lesson!  This lesson really focuses on what it means to “receive”  the Holy Ghost in our lives, and helps the youth understand their role and responsibility in being the receiver.

 

How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  July Young Women lesson helps and handouts.  You will love the 15 day challenge - so awesome!  www.theredheadedhostess.com

How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

This printable package focuses on the ordinance of CONFIRMATION , which we receive one time, and our responsibility of RECEIVING the Holy Ghost every day of our lives.   Our learning activities are expertly designed to help those you are teaching learn the doctrine for themselves.  There are hours worth of study and teaching in this package – just pick the ones that work for you.

 

How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  July Young Women lesson helps and handouts.  You will love the 15 day challenge - so awesome!  www.theredheadedhostess.com

How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

In this package is an excellent introduction to the topic, doctrinal study sheets,, learning activities, 2 personal progress experiences, a printable booklet with a 15 day experience,  and teaching suggestions.

You can find this package HERE.

It is also part of our six-lesson July combo package HERE.

This month we have some free social media images for you!  All of them match the teaching package too.

 

July Young Women - How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  Free social media images.  Great way to connect with the youth before or after a lesson!

How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

These can be used in any of the following ways:

  • Post on social media to your youth to help get them more prepared, excited, and thinking about the lesson.
  • Use their answers in your lesson (they will be more likely to respond to future social media questions if you do this).
  • Ask them to post the question on their personal social media accounts and gather answers themselves (plus they are sharing the Gospel online!).
  • Text or email the picture to your youth and tell them that you are gathering answers for your lesson and ask them to respond.
  • Use as a follow-up to your lesson.  Post the images that will help reinforce what they learned in class.
  • Use to help involve and teach young women who were not at the lesson on Sunday.
  • You can encourage the young women to comment and participate on social media by telling them that every time they comment you will enter their name into a drawing, and then you will draw out one name and they will get a treat.

Instructions:

  • Right click on picture, save to your computer or phone.
  • Email it to yourself if you need to transfer the image from your computer to your phone.  Then open on your phone and save the images to your phone.
  • Post on social media.

Here are some pictures you can choose from:

July Young Women - How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  Free social media images.  Great way to connect with the youth before or after a lesson!

How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

The image above can be perfect for connecting with the youth before the lesson.  Their answers could be a great way to start your lesson!

 

July Young Women - How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  Free social media images.  Great way to connect with the youth before or after a lesson!

How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

This image is a great one to use after your lesson.  You could post it the day following your lesson while the lesson is fresh on their minds.  This is a perfect way to help them immediately apply the lessons they learned to their lives.

July Young Women - How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  Free social media images.  Great way to connect with the youth before or after a lesson!

How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

July Young Women - How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  Free social media images.  Great way to connect with the youth before or after a lesson!

How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

This is one of my all-time favorite quotes about the Holy Ghost!!

July Young Women - How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  Free social media images.  Great way to connect with the youth before or after a lesson!

How Do I Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?  July Young Women Lesson Ideas

What covenants did I make at baptism? July young women lesson helps

What covenants did I make at baptism? July young women lesson helps. Printable study pages, display images, locker prints, cell phone stickers, and Personal Progress helps! So awesome! www.theredheadedhostess.com

What covenants did I make at baptism?  July young women lesson helps

This 21 page study and teaching package helps you answer the question, “What covenants did I make at baptism?“.   This printable package focuses on the covenants made at baptism and how they change our lives!  Our learning activities are expertly designed to help those you are teaching learn the doctrine for themselves.  There are hours worth of study and teaching in this package – just pick the ones that work for you.

 

What covenants did I make at baptism? July young women lesson helps. Printable study pages, display images, locker prints, cell phone stickers, and Personal Progress helps! So awesome! www.theredheadedhostess.com

What covenants did I make at baptism?  July young women lesson helps

In this package are doctrinal study sheets,, a learning activity for the board, 2 personal progress experiences, amazing handouts,  and teaching suggestions.

What covenants did I make at baptism? July young women lesson helps. Printable study pages, display images, locker prints, cell phone stickers, and Personal Progress helps! So awesome! www.theredheadedhostess.com

What covenants did I make at baptism?  July young women lesson helps

Included in this printable teaching package are the following:

LESSON TITLE PRINT

This can be printed and displayed throughout the lesson to help those you are teaching reflect and ponder upon it.

FILL-IN-THE-BLANK INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY

This is a simple and effective way to introduce the topic and help those you are teaching understand the impact and importance of baptismal covenants!

BOARD DISPLAY / LEARNING ACTIVITY

These prints will make it easy for you and those you are teaching understand the important covenants we made at baptism.  With these board strips they can reflect upon them throughout the lesson and add detailed information they  learn and discuss.

FOUR DOCTRINAL STUDY SHEETS

These four doctrinal sheets can provide you with hours of meaningful study!  Included are the following:

1.  True to the Faith Study sheet.  We have given you questions that can be answered by using the description for “Baptism” in True to the Faith.

* This study sheet also comes with a group teaching activity.

2.  Understanding Baptism.  This study sheet has scriptures and questions to help those you are teaching learn and reflect upon the importance of baptism and how the covenant they make changes them.

3.  General Conference Talk Note Sheet.  This note sheet can be used along with any talk about Baptism.  This is a great way to record favorite phrases, quotes, and personal insights!

4.  Quotes and Questions.  This study sheet has four great quotes about the baptismal covenant with an accompanying question or two to answer for yourself.

DAILY SITUATIONS

We have given you 15 situations that you can cut up and put in a bowl.  Draw them out one by one and discuss how remembering and honoring your baptismal covenant can impact how you act in that situation.

We have also given you blank squares so those you are teaching can add more situations they would like to discuss.

PERSONAL PROGRESS EXPERIENCES

Included are pages to help the young women you teach fulfill FAITH EXPERIENCE #4 and KNOWLEDGE EXPERIENCE #4.  These both go great with this lesson topic!

PRINTS/HANDOUT

Included is a beautiful print that says, “Today I will… take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ, Always remember Him, Serve Him to the end, Keep His commandments.”

You can just give the print to those you are teaching, or you can turn it into a modge podge canvas print (directions included), a locker print, or stickers that can be stuck on phones, mirrors, and other places they see daily.

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS

We have given you tons of teaching suggestions that you can use and adapt to plan an impactful lesson.

 

This month we have some free social media images for you!  All of them match the teaching package too.

What covenants did I make at baptism? July Come Follow Me. FREE social media images that you can post or text before or after your lesson! www.theredheadedhostess.com

 

 

What covenants did I make at baptism?  July young women lesson helps

These can be used in any of the following ways:

  • Post on social media to your youth to help get them more prepared, excited, and thinking about the lesson.
  • Use their answers in your lesson (they will be more likely to respond to future social media questions if you do this).
  • Ask them to post the question on their personal social media accounts and gather answers themselves (plus they are sharing the Gospel online!).
  • Text or email the picture to your youth and tell them that you are gathering answers for your lesson and ask them to respond.
  • Use as a follow-up to your lesson.  Post the images that will help reinforce what they learned in class.
  • Use to help involve and teach young women who were not at the lesson on Sunday.
  • You can encourage the young women to comment and participate on social media by telling them that every time they comment you will enter their name into a drawing, and then you will draw out one name and they will get a treat.

Instructions:

  • Right click on picture, save to your computer or phone.
  • Email it to yourself if you need to transfer the image from your computer to your phone.  Then open on your phone and save the images to your phone.
  • Post on social media.

Here are some pictures you can choose from:

What covenants did I make at baptism? July Come Follow Me. FREE social media images that you can post or text before or after your lesson! www.theredheadedhostess.com

What covenants did I make at baptism?  July young women lesson helps

 

What covenants did I make at baptism? July Come Follow Me. FREE social media images that you can post or text before or after your lesson! www.theredheadedhostess.com

What covenants did I make at baptism?  July young women lesson helps

 

What covenants did I make at baptism? July Come Follow Me. FREE social media images that you can post or text before or after your lesson! www.theredheadedhostess.com

What covenants did I make at baptism?  July young women lesson helps

 

What covenants did I make at baptism? July Come Follow Me. FREE social media images that you can post or text before or after your lesson! www.theredheadedhostess.com

What covenants did I make at baptism?  July young women lesson helps

Why are Temple Ordinances Important? Lesson Helps July Young Women

Why are Temple Ordinances Important? July Young Women lesson helps! This printable teaching package is amazing and so helpful! Includes personal progress experiences too! www.theredheadedhostess.com

Why are Temple Ordinances Important?  Lesson Helps July July Young Women

This 22 page study and teaching package helps you and those you are teaching answer the question, “Why are temple ordinances important?”.  This printable package focuses temple ordinances, what they are, why we need them, and how the Young Women Values help prepare us to receive temple ordinances!

Why are Temple Ordinances Important? July Young Women lesson helps! This printable teaching package is amazing and so helpful! Includes personal progress experiences too! www.theredheadedhostess.com

Our learning activities are expertly designed to help those you are teaching learn the doctrine for themselves.  There are hours worth of study and teaching in this package – just pick the ones that work for you.

Why are Temple Ordinances Important? July Young Women lesson helps! This printable teaching package is amazing and so helpful! Includes personal progress experiences too! www.theredheadedhostess.com

In this package are beautiful prints, study sheets, learning and teaching activities, a bookmark, and study sheets to help fulfill Personal Progress Virtue Experience #3.

Why are Temple Ordinances Important? July Young Women lesson helps! This printable teaching package is amazing and so helpful! Includes personal progress experiences too! www.theredheadedhostess.com

You can find this package HERE.

It is also available in our July Young Women Combo Package with all six lessons HERE.

 

This month we have some free social media images for you!  All of them match the teaching package too.

 

Why are temple ordinance important? July Come Follow Me. Free social media images! Perfect to post on social media or text to the youth before the lesson or after for follow up. www.theredheadedhostess.com

 

Why are Temple Ordinances Important?  Lesson Helps July Young Women

These can be used in any of the following ways:

  • Post on social media to your youth to help get them more prepared, excited, and thinking about the lesson.
  • Use their answers in your lesson (they will be more likely to respond to future social media questions if you do this).
  • Ask them to post the question on their personal social media accounts and gather answers themselves (plus they are sharing the Gospel online!).
  • Text or email the picture to your youth and tell them that you are gathering answers for your lesson and ask them to respond.
  • Use as a follow-up to your lesson.  Post the images that will help reinforce what they learned in class.
  • Use to help involve and teach young women who were not at the lesson on Sunday.
  • You can encourage the young women to comment and participate on social media by telling them that every time they comment you will enter their name into a drawing, and then you will draw out one name and they will get a treat.

Instructions:

  • Right click on picture, save to your computer or phone.
  • Email it to yourself if you need to transfer the image from your computer to your phone.  Then open on your phone and save the images to your phone.
  • Post on social media.

Here are some pictures you can choose from:

Why are temple ordinance important?  July Come Follow Me.  Free social media images!  Perfect to post on social media or text to the youth before the lesson or after for follow up.  www.theredheadedhostess.com

 

Why are temple ordinance important?  July Come Follow Me.  Free social media images!  Perfect to post on social media or text to the youth before the lesson or after for follow up.  www.theredheadedhostess.com

  • You could ask the young women to fill in the rest of this sentence and then use their answers in class.

 

Why are temple ordinance important? July Come Follow Me. Free social media images! Perfect to post on social media or text to the youth before the lesson or after for follow up. www.theredheadedhostess.com

Why are temple ordinance important? July Come Follow Me. Free social media images! Perfect to post on social media or text to the youth before the lesson or after for follow up. www.theredheadedhostess.com

Why are temple ordinance important? July Come Follow Me. Free social media images! Perfect to post on social media or text to the youth before the lesson or after for follow up. www.theredheadedhostess.com

Why are temple ordinance important?  July Come Follow Me.  Free social media images!  Perfect to post on social media or text to the youth before the lesson or after for follow up.  www.theredheadedhostess.com

(Answer:  Temple Ordinances)

Why are Ordinances Important in My Life? July Young Women Lesson

Why are Ordinances Important in My Life? July Young Women lesson helps! The study sheets are just amazing and help teach the doctrine so clearly!

Why are Ordinances Important in My Life? July Young Women Lesson.

As always, we have some fantastic teaching helps for this important lesson.  Our teaching packages are always filled with study material so the youth can learn for themselves – and everything is always centered on the scriptures and other approved sources such as True to the Faith.

Why are Ordinances Important in My Life? July Young Women lesson helps! The study sheets are just amazing and help teach the doctrine so clearly! Great board activity too! www.theredheadedhostess.com

Why are Ordinances Important in My Life? July Young Women Lesson

This package also has a really great board activity to help those you are teaching understand that there are essential and nonessential ordinances.  This discussion can really help them understand why we do certain ordinances when we do work for the dead.

Why are Ordinances Important in My Life? July Young Women lesson helps! The study sheets are just amazing and help teach the doctrine so clearly!

Why are Ordinances Important in My Life? July Young Women Lesson

We also have given you several study sheets you can choose from, including sheets for TWO Personal Progress experiences (Faith #4 and Divine Nature #4).  Our study sheets are a great way for the youth to learn for themselves and then take what they learned home with them.

You can find this teaching package here:  Why are Ordinances Important in My Life? July Young Women Lesson

Or you can find all of July lessons (including a combo package) HERE.

Here are some great links to help you study or teach the topic, “Why are ordinances important in my life?

1.  Ordinances True to the Faith

2.  Preach My Gospel, chapter 5:  Laws and Ordinances

3.  Covenants and Ordinances by Elder Jorge A. Rojas

4.  Do We Know What We Have?  by Sister Carole M. Stephens

5.  Gospel Fundamentals, Chapter 21: Ordinances

6.  Ordinances (BYU Speeches) by Boyd K. Packer

7.  The Necessity of Receiving Priesthood Ordinances of Salvation by Bruce Satterfield

8.  Why are Ordinances Important in My Life?  By Anthony Sweat

9.  Red Headed Hostess Instant Download Teaching Package

We have a study and teaching package for you.  This package has four amazing study sheets and a diagram that teaches the doctrine clearly.  There is a great board activity/discussion, a handout, and TWO PERSONAL PROGRESS EXPERIENCES (Faith #4 and Divine Nature #4).

July Come Follow Me: Why are ordinances important in my life? Four GREAT doctrinal study sheets and diagram that really help you understand! TWO Personal Progress experiences, handouts, illustrations...

This month we have some free social media images for you!  All of them match the teaching package too.

 

Why are Ordinances Important in My Life? July Young Women lesson helps! Free social media images. Great instructions on how to text or post these images to help engage the youth before or after a lesson.

 

 

Why are Ordinances Important in My Life? July Young Women Lesson

These can be used in any of the following ways:

  • Post on social media to your youth to help get them more prepared, excited, and thinking about the lesson.
  • Use their answers in your lesson (they will be more likely to respond to future social media questions if you do this).
  • Ask them to post the question on their personal social media accounts and gather answers themselves (plus they are sharing the Gospel online!).
  • Text or email the picture to your youth and tell them that you are gathering answers for your lesson and ask them to respond.
  • Use as a follow-up to your lesson.  Post the images that will help reinforce what they learned in class.
  • Use to help involve and teach young women who were not at the lesson on Sunday.
  • You can encourage the young women to comment and participate on social media by telling them that every time they comment you will enter their name into a drawing, and then you will draw out one name and they will get a treat.

Instructions:

  • Right click on picture, save to your computer or phone.
  • Email it to yourself if you need to transfer the image from your computer to your phone.  Then open on your phone and save the images to your phone.
  • Post on social media.

Here are some pictures you can choose from:

Why are Ordinances Important in My Life? July Young Women lesson helps! Free social media images. Great instructions on how to text or post these images to help engage the youth before or after a lesson.

 

 


Why are Ordinances Important in My Life? July Young Women lesson helps! Free social media images. Great instructions on how to text or post these images to help engage the youth before or after a lesson.

 

Why are covenants important in my life – July young women lesson

Why are covenants important in my life – July young women lesson

Why are covenants important in my life? July young women lesson helps. The study sheets are amazing!

Why are covenants important in my life – July young women lesson

What a wonderful and important lesson to give to the young women! This would also make an amazing family home evening lesson and discussion.

We have a really great teaching package available for you.  You can find it HERE.  You can see all July young women lessons including the combo package HERE.

Why are covenants important in my life? July young women lesson helps. The study sheets are amazing!

This package: Why are covenants important in my life – July young women lesson  has five different study sheets you can choose from.  When we design these teaching packages our focus is always on helping you teach the doctrine clearly and effectively.  All of our study sheets are always completely centered on the scriptures, General Conference addresses, and other sources such as True to the Faith and Preach My Gospel.

Why are covenants important in my life? July young women lesson helps. The study sheets are amazing! This board activity is awesome and helps lay out everything really clearly.

We also have offered an optional board activity that will help those you are teaching ponder, share, and learn how to answer five essential questions about covenants.

Why are covenants important in my life? July young women lesson helps. The study sheets are amazing! plus a great journal activity, wallet cards, diy magnets, ...

This package: Why are covenants important in my life – July Young Women also has an optional journal activity if you use class journals, and there are printable quotes that can fit right into your wallet as a daily reminder of how important our covenants are.  This would be such a great handout since each young woman can choose her favorite quote as a reminder to keep her covenants wherever she goes – at all times, in all things, and in all places.

Why are covenants important in my life? July young women lesson helps. The study sheets are amazing! Plus some darling scripture quotes that you can just tape in.

The quotes in our package: Why are covenants important in my life? July Young Women also can be used to glue or tape into scriptures!  Just encourage the girls to find scriptures that pair well with the quote and then insert them (they will love this!).

Again, you can find this package here:  Why are covenants important in my life? July Young Women

 

This month we have some free social media images for you!  All of them match the teaching package too.

 

Why are covenants important in my life? July young women lesson helps. FREE social media images! You can text or put these on Facebook or instragm to engage the youth before or after the lesson!

 

Why are covenants important in my life? July Young Women

These can be used in any of the following ways:

  • Post on social media to your youth to help get them more prepared, excited, and thinking about the lesson.
  • Use their answers in your lesson (they will be more likely to respond to future social media questions if you do this).
  • Ask them to post the question on their personal social media accounts and gather answers themselves (plus they are sharing the Gospel online!).
  • Text or email the picture to your youth and tell them that you are gathering answers for your lesson and ask them to respond.
  • Use as a follow-up to your lesson.  Post the images that will help reinforce what they learned in class.
  • Use to help involve and teach young women who were not at the lesson on Sunday.
  • You can encourage the young women to comment and participate on social media by telling them that every time they comment you will enter their name into a drawing, and then you will draw out one name and they will get a treat.

Instructions:

  • Right click on picture, save to your computer or phone.
  • Email it to yourself if you need to transfer the image from your computer to your phone.  Then open on your phone and save the images to your phone.
  • Post on social media.

Here are some pictures you can choose from:

Why are covenants important in my life? July young women lesson helps. FREE social media images! You can text or put these on Facebook or instragm to engage the youth before or after the lesson!

July Young Women:  Ordinances and Covenants

This would be a really great image to share a week or two before July begins, and you could say something like, “Our July young women lessons are about ordinances and covenants!  The lessons are all so amazing, but we would like to hear which ones YOU want to have!  This pic shows all of the lesson titles Please leave your top THREE choices in the comments!”

Why are covenants important in my life? July young women lesson helps. FREE social media images! You can text or put these on Facebook or instragm to engage the youth before or after the lesson!

Why are covenants important in my life? July Young Women

This is a great question to post before or after your lesson.  Posting it before could allow them to ponder the question and you could share their answers in class.  Posting it after could be great review and a chance for the girls to share something they learned with one another.  And girls who were not there can still be influenced by their peers and the lesson they missed.

Why are covenants important in my life? July young women lesson helps. FREE social media images! You can text or put these on Facebook or instragm to engage the youth before or after the lesson!

Why are covenants important in my life? July Young Women

This could be especially good to post before your lesson.  This can allow them to ponder about covenants before they come to class.

Why are covenants important in my life? July young women lesson helps. FREE social media images! You can text or put these on Facebook or instragm to engage the youth before or after the lesson!

Why are covenants important in my life? July Young Women

This is another one you could post before the lesson and then share their answers in class.  You could challenge the class to combine all of the answers into one definition.

Why are covenants important in my life - July young women lesson helps. FREE social media images! You can text or put these on Facebook or instragm to engage the youth before or after the lesson!

Why are covenants important in my life? July Young Women

This awesome quote is a great follow-up to the lesson.  You could ask the young women to share in just a few sentences what they learned from the lesson.