At the beginning of the meeting, repeat together the Young Women Theme or the Aaronic Priesthood Quorum Theme. Then lead a discussion about the work of salvation and exaltation using one or more of the questions below or questions of your own (see General Handbook, 10.2, 11.2, ChurchofJesusChrist.org). Plan ways to act on what you discuss.
Live the gospel. How have we come closer to the Savior? How are we trying to be more like Him?
Care for those in need. Who has been on our minds lately? How can we help these individuals?
Invite all to receive the gospel. How can we answer our friends’ questions about the Church in a way that strengthens their faith in the Savior?
Unite families for eternity. What are some ways we can better connect with extended family members, such as grandparents and cousins?
At the end of the lesson, as appropriate, do the following:
Testify of the principles taught.
Remind quorum or class members about the plans and invitations made during the meeting.
Doctrine and Covenants 68 includes counsel to parents that might not seem immediately relevant to quorum or class members (see verses 25–28). However, because they can have a powerful influence on their current and future families, this counsel can help them now. The best way for them to prepare to have a Christ-centered home in the future is to “walk uprightly before the Lord” today (verse 28).
What blessings have come to your family because you have followed the Savior’s teachings? How can quorum or class members help their families establish a Christ-centered home? To prepare to teach, you could review President Henry B. Eyring’s message “A Home Where the Spirit of the Lord Dwells” (Ensign or Liahona, May 2019, 22–25) and “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” (ChurchofJesusChrist.org).
To help members of your quorum or class see how Doctrine and Covenants 68:25–28 applies to them, you could ask them to write a brief description of what they want their future family life to be like
. You could ask them to share what they wrote if they desire. Then they could read Doctrine and Covenants 68:25–28 and look for gospel teachings and principles that can help them build righteous families now and in the future. The activities below can help them understand how to make Christ the center of their families.
The seventh paragraph of the “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”
contains truths that can help quorum or class members center their homes on the Savior. Invite them to read this paragraph and identify the teachings and principles that will help a family to be happy
. You may want to write these on the board and ask those you teach to discuss why each one would help a family be happy. Quorum or class members may want to share how they have seen these teachings and principles applied in their own or others’ families. Encourage them to ponder how they can apply at least one of these principles in their lives now. Reassure them that they can make Jesus Christ the center of their lives, no matter what family situation they come from.
Quorum or class members could discuss things that keep the Savior at the center of our homes and things that prevent Him from being at the center of our homes. You might ask individuals or small groups to review one of the sections of President Henry B. Eyring’s message
“A Home Where the Spirit of the Lord Dwells” (Ensign or Liahona, May 2019, 22–25) to find principles that can help make our homes more Christ-centered. Invite quorum or class members to share what they learn and choose one thing they will do during the coming week to make their homes more focused on Jesus Christ and His teachings.
“What Can I Do to Help Ease Family Tension?” from “Face to Face with Elder Rasband, Sister Oscarson, and Brother Owen” (worldwide youth broadcast, Jan. 20, 2016), “Two Brothers Apart,” “Through Small Things,” “More Diligent and Concerned at Home” (videos), ChurchofJesusChrist.org
Encourage quorum or class members to ponder and record what they will do to act on the impressions they received today. How does today’s lesson relate to personal goals they have made? If they would like, quorum or class members could share their ideas.
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