Sunday School

By  LDS Living
December 19, 2019 10:00 PM MST
This week’s readings: Revelation 12–22
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December 05, 2019 10:00 PM MST
This week’s readings:Revelation 1–11
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November 28, 2019 10:00 PM MST
This week’s readings: John; Jude
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November 21, 2019 10:00 PM MST
This week’s readings: 1 and 2 Peter
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November 01, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: Hebrews 1–6
3 Min Read
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October 25, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: 1 and 2 Timothy; Titus; Philemon
2 Min Read
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October 18, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: 1 and 2 Thessalonians
2 Min Read
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August 16, 2019 09:13 AM MDT
This week’s readings: 1 Corinthians 1–7
2 Min Read
By  LDS Living
August 02, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: Romans 1–6
2 Min Read
April 06, 2019 05:53 PM MDT
President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the calls of 10 General Authority Seventies and 55 Area Seventies during the Saturday afternoon session of the April 2019 general conference. He also announced a new Sunday School General Presidency to replace Brother Tad. R. Callister, Brother Devin G. Durrant and Brother Brian K. Ashton, who have served as a presidency for five years. Brother Mark L. Pace is the new president, with Brother Milton Camargo and Brother Jan E. Newman as his counselors.
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By  LDS Living
March 15, 2019 09:59 AM MDT
This week’s readings: Matthew 13; Luke 8 and 13
2 Min Read
By  LDS Living
March 08, 2019 03:00 PM MST
Don’t forget to record your impressions and read the ideas outlined in the new Come, Follow Me manuals on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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By  LDS Living
March 01, 2019 03:00 PM MST
This week’s readings: Matthew 8–9; Mark 2–5
2 Min Read
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February 21, 2019 10:03 PM MST
This week’s readings: Matthew 6–7
2 Min Read
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February 14, 2019 10:10 PM MST
This week’s readings: Matthew 5; Luke 6
2 Min Read
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February 01, 2019 09:24 AM MST
This week’s readings: Matthew 4; Luke 4–5
3 Min Read
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January 25, 2019 07:01 PM MST
This week’s readings: Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3
2 Min Read
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January 18, 2019 09:30 PM MST
This week’s readings: John 1
2 Min Read
By  LDS Living
January 11, 2019 12:06 PM MST
This week’s readings: Luke 2 and Matthew 2
2 Min Read
By  LDS Living
January 11, 2019 11:15 AM MST
With Sunday School focusing on the New Testament this year, it’s great to have resources to accompany each lesson. Whether you’re a teacher preparing next week’s lesson or a ward member anxiously engaged in gaining more from your Come, Follow Me study this year, these books are great additions to your personal or family scripture study.
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By  LDS Living
January 04, 2019 12:00 PM MST
This week’s readings: Matthew 1 and Luke 1
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January 03, 2019 04:37 PM MST
For advice from the general Primary presidency about how to apply the new curriculum to your family, click here.
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By  LDS Living
December 27, 2018 10:35 PM MST
With changes in Church curriculum and an emphasis on home-study, LDS Living will be presenting a new set of digestible lesson helps geared to aid families, couples, and singles in their efforts to implement this new way of learning the gospel at home.
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By  LDS Living
November 07, 2018 10:00 PM MST
This week’s readings: Hebrews 7–13
2 Min Read
October 06, 2018 06:44 PM MDT
A curriculum and teaching style introduced five years ago will now play an important role in the newly announced, shortened Sunday worship schedule.
1 Min Read
September 22, 2018 03:37 PM MDT
Statements about teaching by the Spirit have been made by various people. These illustrate that there are a number of misconceptions or misunderstandings about how the Spirit actually functions in teaching and learning settings. Some of these statements have elements of truth in them. Some can even be completely true at times, but if they are viewed as fixed rules or principles, they can be misleading.
7 Min Read
August 20, 2018 06:00 PM MDT
Elder Neal A. Maxwell was a beloved disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. He served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for 23 years, from 1981 to 2004. The spiritual power of his teachings and his example of faithful discipleship blessed and continue to bless in marvelous ways the members of the Savior’s restored Church and the people of the world.
5 Min Read
August 04, 2018 09:30 AM MDT
How many times have you gone to church, said hi to a few people, sat through class, maybe made a comment or two, picked up the kids from Primary, and headed home, only to feel the same as you did before you left?
4 Min Read
July 06, 2018 03:39 PM MDT
On Friday, the First Presidency announced a series of resources to help members study the scriptures at home. The first of these resources will focus on the 2019 Sunday School and Primary curriculums.
1 Min Read
June 21, 2018 03:33 PM MDT
Author’s Note: With this lesson, we come to the end of the Old Testament Manual. A time or two we have strapped on the aqualung and gone deep, but most of the time we have floated serenely on the surface of this marvelous reservoir of knowledge, experience, and power. Forty-eight lessons are hardly enough time and space to do justice to a book of this depth and complexity. I hope you will not assume that you have now studied the Old Testament. You have studied the parts of the Old Testament that the Gospel Doctrine Manual emphasizes, and (in these lessons) brief segments that I have highlighted. The Old Testament is worth revisiting many times in your life. As we study it with hearts opened and prepared to receive the lessons the Lord has taught us there, we will gain a broader understanding and greater depth of spiritual knowledge.
6 Min Read
June 18, 2018 07:37 PM MDT
I have always enjoyed pointing out to my students verses in the scriptures that are about them. Last week as my New Testament students studied John 17, I suggested that certain verses in this great prayer were about them:
5 Min Read
June 13, 2018 06:54 PM MDT
When I was young and silly, my parents used to take me to southern Utah to visit relatives almost every summer. We would spend a week or two in Kanab and I would devote hours each day to roaming the red hills and canyons in the area with my cousins. One of the activities in which we sometimes engaged was rock rolling. We would climb the K-hill, a small table-top mountain northeast of town and roll rocks down the side. It was awesome to see the largest boulders we could move crashing down the hillside, gathering momentum and speed, dislodging other great rocks and debris which joined the mad cascade to the bottom. There were times when it seemed as if the whole mountain was moving.
5 Min Read
June 11, 2018 02:59 PM MDT
In the scriptures and in modern life we occasionally encounter people whose commitment to principle is so remarkable that they cannot be coerced, frightened, or bribed into doing something they believe is wrong. For example:
6 Min Read
June 07, 2018 02:27 PM MDT
Temples are popping up like dandelions in an untended lawn. We have the joy of living when only the most remote and economically deprived of people cannot make arrangements to visit a temple.
7 Min Read
June 04, 2018 08:42 PM MDT
Historical Note: Ezekiel was a “priest of the family of Zadok, and one of the captives carried away by Nebuchadnezzar along with Jehoiachin. He settled at Tel Abib on the Chebar, and prophesied [in Babylon] during a period of 22 years, 592-470 B.C.” (see Bible Dictionary: Ezekiel).
4 Min Read
June 01, 2018 02:09 PM MDT
A great deal has been said and written by Church leaders about the need to get the gospel deeper into the hearts of the people. I believe that modern Israel is as righteous as Israel has ever been, but listening to 10 hours of conference through the years has convinced me that we can do better. We seem to know a lot of the questions about the gospel, and many of the answers, but some of us may have missed the power of real conversion. Benjamin’s people, generally faithful members, heard their king speak and experienced a mighty change of heart. You may remember what Abinadi said to the priests of Noah:
3 Min Read
May 29, 2018 04:39 PM MDT
Jeremiah was an extraordinary prophet. Called to work with people though rampant apostasy and bitter opposition, he never faltered and rarely flinched throughout his ministry. His life and writings are exceptional treasures and worth a great investment of time and reflection. And the verses will require time and reflection because Jeremiah is distanced from us by language, idiom, circumstance, and translation. But your knowledge of the plan of salvation and the unchangeableness of God will sustain you. Pay a price and the results will be spectacular.
10 Min Read
May 24, 2018 03:36 PM MDT
When I served in the U.S. Army, I had the opportunity on a number of occasions to assist in erecting tents. Aside from the personal tents used by soldiers for their own shelter, administrative tents came in three sizes: GP (General Purpose) Small, GP Medium, and GP Large. I do not remember the dimensions of these tents, but I have the impression that there was room under a GP Large for St. Peter’s Basilica.
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May 22, 2018 04:47 PM MDT
I asked my institute students if they had beautiful feet. They thought I had gone mad, of course, but the question was asked in perfect seriousness. Isaiah’s poetic imagery about the messengers of the Atonement includes the moving assurance that those who carry such a message have beautiful feet. In Isaiah’s time, messages were always carried by runners, and he described those privileged to carry the most meaningful of messages as having beautiful feet.
6 Min Read
May 17, 2018 08:37 PM MDT
A lovely young lady sat in my office a while ago. Her life, which had begun with joy, service, and obedience, had descended through successive layers of iniquity and decadence to a place where blackness enveloped her, and she was miserable. Like Lehi of old, she beheld herself (see 1 Nephi 8:7). Like the prodigal son, she had spent too much time with the pigs and had come to herself (see Luke 15:17). She did not like what she saw in her mirror each morning and came at last to the one unfailing source of help. She came to my office seeking the Savior, because she had finally realized that there was nowhere else to go.
6 Min Read
May 15, 2018 08:36 PM MDT
What is the best thing anyone ever did for you? Have you experienced an act of service or sacrifice so stunning that you could not stop speaking of it? Have you ever used the word “wonderful” to describe such goodness?
6 Min Read
May 14, 2018 02:52 PM MDT
This amazing thing happens in 1st Nephi:
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May 07, 2018 06:47 PM MDT
I was presenting a missionary discussion to a family in my mission field many years ago. The parents were polite but distant. The daughter, however—a young lady about 18 or 19—was enthralled. The idea of a living prophet aroused in her a remarkable enthusiasm, and she had many questions. I was delighted to answer them. I explained that David O. McKay was a prophet in the same way that Jeremiah and Isaiah and Moses were prophets, and that the Lord revealed his will to his children through his living prophets as he had done in ancient times.
6 Min Read
May 05, 2018 01:00 PM MDT
Elder Ronald E. Poelman of the Seventy spoke of the message of Hosea:
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May 01, 2018 04:00 PM MDT
I have sent seven sons and one daughter on missions. My last son just got his call to the Indiana Indianapolis Mission, Spanish speaking. The world is changing, isn’t it? All my missionaries but one have been to Spanish speaking missions. I wonder what mission call would be the hardest. Are there places that now have no missionaries that would present particular difficulties?
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April 30, 2018 06:48 PM MDT
In the play and movie "A Man for All Seasons," Sir Thomas More was confined in prison because he refused to sign an oath with which he did not agree. While he was there, his daughter Margaret was allowed to come and visit him to try and convince him to sign so that he could be set free. The following dialog is from their discussion about this matter:
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Fun
April 28, 2018 03:00 PM MDT
Members of the Church come from a variety of places and speak a variety of languages, but one group of Latter-day Saints are especially unique because of their signed language. The first deaf branch of the Church was established in Ogden, Utah, in 1917 under President Joseph F. Smith. And the LDS deaf community has only grown since then. In fact, temple sessions, general conference, and many church pageants in the United States now offer American Sign Language interpretation in addition to other widely-spoken languages, like Spanish.
3 Min Read
April 24, 2018 09:25 AM MDT
There’s no denying it: treats are great for capturing the attention of wiggly children or fidgeting, drowsy teenagers during a Sunday lesson smack dab in the middle of the long three-hour church block. And let’s admit it--even us adults get a little bit giddy if one of our teachers brings us something to munch on.
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April 19, 2018 08:06 PM MDT
Author's note: I feel a need to say once again that it is not my intent to show you a better or even a different way to teach these lessons. The manual is the product of inspiration, correlation, and prophets. The lessons as prepared and presented there are the expression of the Church with regard to teaching these materials. I have a quiet but continuous fear that these lessons I am writing will pull some of you away from the place you ought to be.
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April 19, 2018 05:34 PM MDT
In 1980 I walked through Hezekiah’s tunnel. It was an astonishing stroll. We made our way through the darkness with the uncertain aid of flashlights and sang hymns about light: “Lead Kindly Light,” “The Lord Is my Light,” “There Is Sunshine in my Soul Today,” and so on. The tunnel is not straight. It bends and angles many times through nearly 1,800 feet. The Jews built the tunnel to bring water into the city as a hedge against an Assyrian siege.
8 Min Read
April 12, 2018 08:53 PM MDT
As I have read and taught these chapters in the books of Kings, I have found what I think are some worthwhile insights on following prophets. These principles will form the outline of this Old Testament lesson. Once again I offer this disclaimer. This lesson is not meant to replace the one in the Old Testament Gospel Doctrine manual. Its purpose is to give some additional insights into the lesson and to illustrate with Old Testament examples some great principles taught here.
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March 29, 2018 05:21 PM MDT
We do not understand with perfect clarity the activities of those in Paradise, but I have wondered what Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were doing during the reigns of Jeroboam and his appalling successors. We know they are Gods now (see D&C 132:37), but in those early years of apostasy, the view from above must have been heartrending.
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March 29, 2018 04:20 PM MDT
Prophets are not required to do things that make sense to anyone but God. Their prophetic utterances are often received with ridicule and derision. Their actions are frequently misunderstood. But what Ahijah did to Jeroboam must have seemed strange beyond all comprehension:
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March 19, 2018 07:18 PM MDT
President Heber J. Grant made an applicable remark:
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March 15, 2018 02:00 PM MDT
The book of Psalms is, among other things, a collection of Israelite hymns. It is the longest book of the Bible and is filled with testimony and doctrine.
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March 12, 2018 03:42 PM MDT
William Shakespeare wrote:
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March 09, 2018 01:00 PM MST
In the front of each Sunday School lesson manual there is a section called Helps for the Teacher. It gives basic guidelines for how to use the lesson manual. It explains that each lesson contains certain sections including: purpose, preparation, attention activity, discussion and application, conclusion, and additional teaching ideas. The one section described as “the main part of the lesson” is Scripture Discussion and Application. Notice that the main part of the lesson is not Teacher Lecture. Monologues are for sacrament meeting and dialogues are for Sunday School.
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March 07, 2018 10:02 PM MST
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles that will address mental health challenges and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
8 Min Read
March 05, 2018 05:43 PM MST
Zoram, we are told, was a “true friend” to Nephi (see2 Nephi 1:30), as was Amulek to Alma. Hyrum was a true friend and brother to Joseph.
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