Rewards of Teaching
“Rewards of Teaching,” Teaching Guidebook, 18
As a teacher, you can experience the joy that comes from helping others grow in their knowledge of the gospel. Your diligent and faithful efforts to teach the gospel will help others develop stronger testimonies of the Savior and live the commandments.
A Sunday School teacher worried that there were many others in the class more qualified to teach than he was. He wondered if his teaching was making a difference. Then one Sunday a class member took the teacher aside. She said that because of her husband’s experiences with the Spirit in the class, he now had committed to gather their family together daily for family prayer. He had also committed to prepare to go to the temple to be sealed as a family. The class member expressed her love and deep appreciation for all the effort the teacher had made to invite the Spirit into their class. Then the teacher’s heart was filled with humility, and he understood the true purpose and rewards of teaching.
As you teach, you will be blessed along with your students. Your own knowledge of the gospel and testimony of the Savior will be strengthened as you study, prepare, and teach gospel lessons. You will feel greater love for others. You will feel a greater outpouring of the Spirit in your life as you humbly and diligently strive to live what you teach. Your life will be enriched by your service as a teacher.^ Back to top