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?

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?

This great teaching package is available HERE.

It is also part of our September combo package HERE.

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.

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 to give guidance.

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 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

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

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