Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Teach

  • "The world will teach our children if we do not, and children are capable of learning all the world will teach them at a very young age. What we want them to know five years from now needs to be part of our conversation with them today. Teach them in every circumstance; let every dilemma, every consequence, every trial that they may face provide an opportunity to teach them how to hold on to gospel truths."

    —Rosemary M. Wixom, "Stay on the Path"
    Topics: Teaching

  • "I pray that ... we may each of us do all things that lie in our power to teach our youth what source they may look to for a remission of their sins, even the Lord Jesus Christ. May we each respond with our most sincere efforts to “all hands on deck” as it pertains to saving our own rising generation—they are certainly worth our very best efforts."

    —Ronald A. Rasband, "Our Rising Generation"
    Topics: Teaching, Youth

  • "As parents ... we can teach them the power and reality of the Atonement—of their identity and divine destiny—and in so doing give them a rock foundation upon which to build. When all is said and done, the home is the ideal forum for teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ."

    —Tad R. Callister, "Parents: The Prime Gospel Teachers of Their Children"
    Topics: Family, Teaching

  • "Joined in faith, we teach and edify one another and strive to approach the full measure of discipleship."

    —D. Todd Christofferson, "Why the Church"
    Topics: Teaching

  • "One of the most meaningful things we can do as parents is teach our children the power of prayer, not just the routine of prayer. … As parents, we can teach our children to pray for things of eternal consequence—to pray for the strength to be morally clean in a very challenging world, to be obedient, and to have the courage to stand for the right."

    —Tad R. Callister, "Parents: The Prime Gospel Teachers of Their Children"
    Topics: Teaching

  • "Because we need the Holy Ghost, we must be cautious and careful not to go beyond teaching true doctrine. The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of Truth. His confirmation is invited by our avoiding speculation or personal interpretation. That can be hard to do. You love the person you are trying to influence. He or she may have ignored the doctrine they have been taught. It is tempting to try something new or sensational. But we invite the Holy Ghost as our companion when we are careful to teach only true doctrine."

    —Henry B. Eyring, "The Power of Teaching Doctrine"
    Topics: Teaching

  • "As [our children's] prime gospel teachers, we can teach them the power and reality of the Atonement—of their identity and divine destiny—and in so doing give them a rock foundation upon which to build. When all is said and done, the home is the ideal forum for teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ."

    —Tad R. Callister, "Parents: The Prime Gospel Teachers of Their Children"
    Topics: Teaching

  • "As parents, we are to be the prime gospel teachers and examples for our children—not the bishop, the Sunday School, the Young Women or Young Men, but the parents."

    —Tad R. Callister, "Parents: The Prime Gospel Teachers of Their Children"
    Topics: Teaching

  • "In each teaching setting, whether it is a family home evening, a class, a sacrament meeting, or a general or stake conference, the teacher should strive to create a heartfelt desire in his students to live worthy of eternal life with our Heavenly Father."

    —M. Russell Ballard, "Teaching—No Greater Call"
    Topics: Teaching

  • "I believe there is no greater call in the Church than to be an effective teacher. Effective teaching by the Spirit can stir the souls of men with a desire to live the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ more completely."

    —M. Russell Ballard, "Teaching—No Greater Call"
    Topics: Teaching