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Young Women Lesson 25: Sabbath Day

Manual 1; Excerpt from "The Sabbath and the Sacrament" by L. Tom Perry

June 15, 2012

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"Let your family be filled with love as you honor the Sabbath all day long and experience its spiritual blessings throughout the week." -L. Tom Perry

Discussion Questions: 
  • How can we best evaluate what is appropriate and uplifting to do on the Sabbath?
  • In what ways can the Sabbath be a “day of rest”?
  • What blessings are available to us as we keep the Sabbath day holy? (See Doctrine and Covenants 59:9–21.)
  • How can the way we dress affect our worship and activities on the Sabbath?

Excerpt from "The Sabbath and the Sacrament" by Elder L. Tom Perry, April 2011 General Conference:

As we consider the pattern of the Sabbath and the sacrament in our own lives, there appear to be three things the Lord requires of us: first, to keep ourselves unspotted from the world; second, to go to the house of prayer and offer up our sacraments; and third, to rest from our labors.

It is a glorious thing to be a Christian and to live as a true disciple of Christ. Of us He said, “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.”10 To keep ourselves unspotted from the world, He expects us to avoid such worldly distractions of businesses and recreational facilities on the Sabbath day.

I believe He also desires us to dress appropriately. Our youth may think the old saying “Sunday best” is outdated. Still, we know that when Sunday dress deteriorates to everyday attire, attitudes and actions follow. Of course, it may not be necessary for our children to wear formal Sunday attire until the sun goes down. However, by the clothing we encourage them to wear and the activities we plan, we help them prepare for the sacrament and enjoy its blessings throughout the day.

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