Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Teaching

  • "As parents do their part, as we do our part, and as our young brothers and sisters do their part, there comes into their soul what the prophets call a “mighty change of heart.” They come to understand their dependence upon their Heavenly Father and upon their Savior. They recognize that they will be accountable for their lives, and they begin a lifelong adventure of repentance and accepting and keeping covenants. They become less enticed by worldly values and they take upon themselves the name of Christ. They continue their journey of mortality as disciples of Christ, growing in faith, hope, and charity."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "A Classroom of Faith, Hope, and Charity"
    Topics: Teaching

  • "No matter how articulate you are, how well you prepare, and how talented you are in relating to youth, without the pure love of Christ you will not succeed. As your soul is filled with the pure love of Christ, your spiritual gifts are magnified, and you are better able to reach your students."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "A Classroom of Faith, Hope, and Charity"
    Topics: Teaching

  • "Spiritual understanding rarely comes from a lecture. It comes in classrooms where questions are welcome; where doubts and fears can be expressed; and where honest opinions are never dismissed. Spiritually, the classroom of faith becomes less like a lecture hall and more like a fitness center. Students do not get stronger by watching someone else do the exercises. They learn and then participate. As their spiritual strength increases, they gain confidence and apply themselves all the more."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "A Classroom of Faith, Hope, and Charity"
    Topics: Teaching

  • "Use the scriptures; share simple stories, parables, and real-life examples; ask questions; invite the students to teach and to share their feelings; encourage them to act in faith and to report on what they are learning. If you are not sure what to teach, speak of Christ. Speak of the doctrine of Christ, the gospel of Christ, His life, His death, His Resurrection, and His magnificent Atonement."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "A Classroom of Faith, Hope, and Charity"
    Topics: Teaching, Jesus Christ

  • "Our days are not unexpected days, and the Lord has provided for our spiritual safety and for the safety of our students. As evil increases in the world, there is a compensatory power of revelation and spiritual gifts given to the righteous. The Lord gives us added power as we are willing to remain righteous in a wicked world. … The blessings of the temple are one compensatory gift to this generation."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "A Classroom of Faith, Hope, and Charity"
    Topics: Teaching

  • "We live in an important time in the history of our planet. Let us remember that those who sit in your classrooms are some of the most spiritually sensitive sons and daughters of God that have ever entered mortality."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "A Classroom of Faith, Hope, and Charity"
    Topics: Teaching

  • "As [home teachers] go into the homes of those for whom they are responsible, the Aaronic Priesthood holder should take part in the teaching which takes place. Such an assignment will help to prepare these young men for missions as well as for a lifetime of priesthood service."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "True Shepherds"
    Topics: Prophetic Messages, Teaching

  • "“The priesthood sometimes prides itself with having the power to do the teaching. They don’t come near the power that’s given to a mother. The greatest teaching in the Church is done by the mothers.""

    —Boyd K. Packer, "Teaching in the Church"
    Topics: Work of Salvation, Teaching