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Young Men Lesson 27: The Body Is a Temple

Manual 3; Supplement from "Preparation Brings Blessings" by Thomas S. Monson

Discussion Questions:

  • What is the purpose of the Word of Wisdom?
  • How does living the Word of Wisdom bless you physically and spiritually?
  • What can you do to help friends or family members who have difficulty obeying the Word of Wisdom?

Excerpt from "Preparation Brings Blessings" by Thomas S. Monson:

Everyone needs good friends. Your circle of friends will greatly influence your thinking and behavior, just as you will theirs. When you share common values with your friends, you can strengthen and encourage each other. Treat everyone with kindness and dignity. Many nonmembers have come into the Church through friends who have involved them in Church activities. ...

The Apostle Paul declared: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? … The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” 6 Brethren, it is our responsibility to keep our temples clean and pure.

Hard drugs, wrongful use of prescription drugs, alcohol, coffee, tea, and tobacco products destroy your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Any form of alcohol is harmful to your spirit and your body. Tobacco can enslave you, weaken your lungs, and shorten your life.

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