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Resource Guide for Aaronic Priesthood Manual 2 The following resources may be used to supplement, but not replace, lessons 26–50 in 2001.

Lesson 26: Worthy Thoughts

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Blessed Are the Pure in Heart,” New Era, July 1999, 4–7.

James E. Faust, “Don’t Be Afraid,” New Era, July 1998, 4–8.

Boyd K. Packer, “The Spirit of Revelation,” Ensign, Nov. 1999, 23–25.

Note: The filmstrip Worthy Music, Worthy Thoughts, mentioned in this lesson, is no longer available.

Lesson 27: The Lord’s Law of Health

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Living Worthy of the Girl You Will Someday Marry,” Ensign, May 1998, 49–51.

Joe J. Christensen, “I Resolve,” New Era, Jan. 1998, 4–8.

L. Tom Perry, “‘Run and Not Be Weary,’” Ensign, Nov. 1996, 36–38.

Lesson 28: The Sabbath

H. David Burton, “A Season of Opportunity,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 9–11.

Joseph Richardson, “To Keep It Holy,” New Era, Oct. 1997, 34–38.

“‘Offer Up Thy Sacraments upon My Holy Day,’” Ensign, Sept. 1998, 47.

Lesson 29: The Purpose of Life

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Life’s Obligations,” Ensign, Feb. 1999, 2–5.

Alexander B. Morrison, “Life—the Gift Each Is Given,” Ensign, Dec. 1998, 14–19.

Richard J. Maynes, “Right Side Up,” New Era, Jan. 1999, 34–37.

Lesson 30: Charity

H. David Burton, “‘Go, and Do Thou Likewise,’” Ensign, May 1997, 75–77.

Marc Porter, as told to Brad Wilcox, “Cool-Aid,” New Era, June 1997, 10–11.

Stephen A. West, “‘Out of Small Things,’” Ensign, May 1999, 28–29.

“Love One Another,” Hymns, no. 308.

Lesson 31: Forgiveness

Denise Turner, “‘If Any Man Offend Not,’” Ensign, Aug. 1998, 46–48.

Larry A. Hiller, “Pockets Full of Rocks,” New Era, Jan. 1996, 44–49.

Gretchen Knecht Clark, “I Chose to Forgive,” Ensign, June 1997, 62.

Lesson 32: Cultivating Gifts of the Spirit

Jeffrey R. Holland, “Come and See,” New Era, Dec. 1997, 4–8.

Visiting teaching messages, Ensign, 1997 (January,February,March,April,June,July,August,September,October,December).

Ryan Monson, “I Wanted Proof,” New Era, Feb. 1998, 8–10.

Lesson 33: Seek Ye Learning

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Life’s Obligations,” Ensign, Feb. 1999, 2–5.

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Living Worthy of the Girl You Will Someday Marry,” Ensign, May 1998, 49–51.

Joe J. Christensen, “I Resolve,” New Era, Jan. 1998, 4–8.

Lesson 34: The Power of Example

Henry B. Eyring, “The Power of Teaching Doctrine,” Ensign, May 1999, 73–75.

Adrian Robert Gostick, “This Isn’t Rocket Science,” New Era, June 1998, 14–16.

Gail S. Halvorsen, “‘What Church Is That?’” Ensign, Sept. 1997, 60–61.

“Each Life That Touches Ours for Good,” Hymns, no. 293.

Lesson 35: Obeying, Honoring, and Sustaining the Law

L. Tom Perry, “Youth of the Noble Birthright,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 73–75.

M. Russell Ballard, “Standing for Truth and Right,” Ensign, Nov. 1997, 37–40.

Mauro Properzi, “Ready to Die?” New Era, Apr. 1997, 44–45.

Lesson 36: In Everything Give Thanks

Thomas S. Monson, “Think to Thank,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 17–20.

Gordon T. Watts, “A Grateful Heart,” New Era, Sept. 1999, 4–7.

Marissa D. Thompson, “Count Your Blessings,” New Era, Oct. 1997, 39.

Lesson 37: Understanding Women’s Roles

James E. Faust, “How Near to the Angels,” New Era, Mar. 1999, 4–8.

Russell M. Nelson, “Our Sacred Duty to Honor Women,” Ensign, May 1999, 38–40.

Henry B. Eyring, “The Family,” Ensign, Feb. 1998, 10–18.

“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102.

Lesson 38: Living Righteously in an Unrighteous World

M. Russell Ballard, “Standing for Truth and Right,” Ensign, Nov. 1997, 37–40.

L. Aldin Porter, “‘But We Heeded Them Not,’” Ensign, Aug. 1998, 6–9.

John Bytheway, “Think First, Act Fast,” New Era, May 1999, 32–34.

Lesson 39: Moral Courage

James E. Faust, “On the Edge,” New Era, Feb. 1997, 4–8.

James E. Faust, “Honesty—a Moral Compass,” Ensign, Nov. 1996, 41–44.

Richard G. Scott, “The Power of Righteousness,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 68–70.

Lesson 40: Avoiding and Overcoming Temptation

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Blessed Are the Pure in Heart,” New Era, July 1999, 4–7.

Thomas S. Monson, “In Harm’s Way,” Ensign, May 1998, 46–48.

John Bytheway, “Think First, Act Fast,” New Era, May 1999, 32–34.

“Who’s on the Lord’s Side?” Hymns, no. 260.

Lesson 41: The Sacrament: In Remembrance of Him

Dallin H. Oaks, “The Aaronic Priesthood and the Sacrament,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 37–40.

Henry B. Eyring, “That We May Be One,” Ensign, May 1998, 66–68.

Melissa Ransom, “Amazed,” New Era, July 1998, 9.

Lesson 42: Follow the Brethren

M. Russell Ballard, “How to Find Safety and Peace,” New Era, Nov. 1997, 4–7.

Henry B. Eyring, “Finding Safety in Counsel,” Ensign, May 1997, 24–26.

L. Aldin Porter, “Divine Direction,” New Era, Apr. 1998, 46–49.

Lesson 43: Spiritual Preparation for a Mission

Earl C. Tingey, “Missionary Service,” Ensign, May 1998, 39–41.

H. Bryan Richards, “‘As for Me and My House, We Will Serve the Lord,’” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 43–44.

Justin Hakanson, “True or False,” New Era, Oct. 1997, 9.

Lesson 44: Preparing Now for Temple Marriage

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Living Worthy of the Girl You Will Someday Marry,” Ensign, May 1998, 49–51.

Cree-L Kofford, “Marriage in the Lord’s Way, Part One,” Ensign, June 1998, 7–12.

Cree-L Kofford, “Marriage in the Lord’s Way, Part Two,” Ensign, July 1998, 14–23.

Brad Wilcox, “Marriage Prep 101,” New Era, Oct. 1999, 30–33.

Lesson 45: Effective Home Teaching

Thomas S. Monson, “Home Teaching—A Divine Service,” New Era, Nov. 1998, 4–9.

First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Why Home Teaching?” Ensign, Aug. 1998, 73.

Kellene Ricks Adams, “Becoming a Better Home Teacher or Visiting Teacher,” Ensign, Mar. 1997, 24–33.

Lesson 46: Avoiding Degrading Media Influences

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Living Worthy of the Girl You Will Someday Marry,” Ensign, May 1998, 49–51.

“Q&A: Videos are a problem for my friends and me. Is there some way we can make good decisions about which movies to watch?” New Era, Feb. 1998, 16–18.

“Q&A: What about bad words in songs? I really like the music, so how do I stop listening to it?” New Era, June 1997, 16–18.

Lesson 47: Clean and Appropriate Speech

“Excerpts from Recent Addresses of President Gordon B. Hinckley,” Ensign, Apr. 1999, 71.

Robert S. Wood, “‘The Tongue of Angels,’” Ensign, Nov. 1999, 83–84.

Barbara Jean Jones, “Using Brad Language,” New Era, Nov. 1999, 24–27.

Lesson 48: Maintaining Righteous Standards

M. Russell Ballard, “Standing for Truth and Right,” Ensign, Nov. 1997, 37–40.

James M. Paramore, “‘The Heart and a Willing Mind,’” Ensign, May 1998, 41–43.

Darrin Lythgoe, “A Witness for Jesus Christ,” New Era, Apr. 1997, 34–35.

Lesson 49: Honesty and Integrity

James E. Faust, “Climb High,” New Era, June 1997, 4–8.

Sheldon F. Child, “As Good As Our Bond,” Ensign, May 1997, 29–30.

Tamara Leatham Bailey, “Building Integrity,” New Era, July 1999, 15.

Lesson 50: Valuing and Encouraging People with Disabilities

H. David Burton, “A Season of Opportunity,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 9–11.

Lisa Prall, “A Different Drummer,” New Era, Sept. 1998, 48–49.

Jon B. Fish, “I Have a Question: My husband does not read very well and may have a learning disability. What can we do?” Ensign, Mar. 1999, 66.

Resource Guide for Young Women Manual 2 The following resources may be used to supplement, but not replace, lessons 25–49 in 2001.

Lesson 25: The Law of Sacrifice

James E. Faust, “The Price of Discipleship,” Ensign, Apr. 1999, 2–4.

M. Russell Ballard, “The Law of Sacrifice,” Ensign, Oct. 1998, 6–13.

Laury Livsey, “Time Off for Good Behavior,” New Era, May 1997, 12–14.

“I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go,” Hymns, no. 270.

Lesson 26: The Sacrament

Henry B. Eyring, “That We May Be One,” Ensign, May 1998, 66–68.

Dallin H. Oaks, “The Aaronic Priesthood and the Sacrament,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 37–40.

Melissa Ransom, “Amazed,” New Era, July 1998, 9.

Lesson 27: Strengthening Testimony through Obedience

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Building Your Testimony,” New Era, Apr. 1999, 4–7.

“‘Ye May Know That He Is,’” Ensign, Feb. 1997, 31.

Valerie Munns, “Feed the Flame,” New Era, July 1997, 15.

“I Believe in Christ,” Hymns, no. 134.

Lesson 28: Agency

James E. Faust, “On the Edge,” New Era, Feb. 1997, 4–8.

Sharon G. Larsen, “Agency—A Blessing and a Burden,” Ensign, Nov. 1999, 11–13.

“Q&A: My youth leaders at church say we should follow the For the Strength of Youth booklet. Isn’t it taking away our free agency when they tell us what to do all the time?” New Era, Sept. 1997, 16–18.

“Choose the Right,” Hymns, no. 239.

Lesson 29: Exaltation

James E. Faust, “‘Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart,’” Ensign, May 1998, 17–20.

Russell M. Nelson, “Don’t Go Overboard!” New Era, Mar. 1998, 4–7.

Alexander B. Morrison, “Life—the Gift Each Is Given,” Ensign, Dec. 1998, 14–19.

Lesson 30: Strengthening Testimony through Service

H. David Burton, “‘Go, and Do Thou Likewise,’” Ensign, May 1997, 75–77.

Laury Livsey, “I, Too, Must Give,” New Era, Oct. 1998, 20–25.

Kathi Jo Gardner, “My Sunday Job,” New Era, Mar. 1999, 9.

“Have I Done Any Good?” Hymns, no. 223.

Lesson 31: The Law of the Land

L. Tom Perry, “Youth of the Noble Birthright,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 73–75.

M. Russell Ballard, “Standing for Truth and Right,” Ensign, Nov. 1997, 37–40.

Mauro Properzi, “Ready to Die?” New Era, Apr. 1997, 44–45.

Lesson 32: The Importance of Life

Russell M. Nelson, “We Are Children of God,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 85–87.

Sarah Barton, “Simple as a Sunset,” New Era, Feb. 1997, 49.

Kevin Holgate, “Bonnie’s Song,” New Era, Dec. 1997, 12–15.

“I Am a Child of God,” Hymns, no. 301.

Lesson 33: The Sacred Power of Procreation

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Pure in Heart,” New Era, July 1999, 4–7.

Jeffrey R. Holland, “Personal Purity,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 75–78.

Vanessa Moodie, “What a Blessing,” New Era, Nov. 1999, 34–36.

Lesson 34: Hold Fast to the Lord’s Standards

Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Chosen Generation,” New Era, Jan. 1999, 4–7.

Robert D. Hales, “Return with Honor,” Ensign, June 1999, 6–13.

L. Aldin Porter, “‘But We Heeded Them Not,’” Ensign, Aug. 1998, 6–9.

“The Iron Rod,” Hymns, no. 274.

Lesson 35: Wise Choices

Richard G. Scott, “Do What Is Right,” Ensign, June 1997, 51–55.

Joseph B. Wirthlin, “The Time to Prepare,” Ensign, May 1998, 14–16.

Rebecca Watson, “The Big Question,” New Era, Jan. 1999, 8–10.

Lesson 36: Honesty

James E. Faust, “Climb High,” New Era, June 1997, 4–8.

Sheldon F. Child, “As Good As Our Bond,” Ensign, May 1997, 29–30.

Tamara Leatham Bailey, “Building Integrity,” New Era, July 1999, 15.

Lesson 37: Maintaining Chastity through Righteous Living

James E. Faust, “How Near to the Angels,” New Era, Mar. 1999, 4–7.

Jeffrey R. Holland, “Personal Purity,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 75–78.

“What Prophets and Apostles Teach about Chastity and Fidelity,” Ensign, Oct. 1998, 38–49.

Lesson 38: Physical Health

Joe J. Christensen, “I Resolve,” New Era, Jan. 1998, 4–8.

Virginia R. Scott, “Crossing the Finish Line,” Ensign, Oct. 1997, 69.

“FYI: Picture Yourself, a Picture of Health,” New Era, Jan. 1997, 34–35.

Lesson 39: Preventing Disease

Rodney Turner, “I Have a Question: Where can I find accurate information on nutrition that is not faddish or inconsistent with Word of Wisdom guidelines?” Ensign, Feb. 1996, 64–65.

Lesson 40: Self-Mastery

Joe J. Christensen, “I Resolve,” New Era, Jan. 1998, 4–8.

Richard J. Maynes, “A Celestial Connection to Your Teenage Years,” Ensign, Nov. 1997, 30–31.

Denise Lindberg, “Count on the Values,” New Era, Nov. 1999, 8–10.

“Be Thou Humble,” Hymns, no. 130.

Lesson 41: Optimism

James E. Faust, “Hope, an Anchor of the Soul,” Ensign, Nov. 1999, 59–61.

Marlin K. Jensen, “How to Be Happy,” New Era, Aug. 1999, 4–7.

Jack H. Goaslind, “Look to the Future with Optimism,” Ensign, Apr. 1997, 22–27.

Lesson 42: Gratitude and Appreciation

Gordon T. Watts, “A Grateful Heart,” New Era, Sept. 1999, 4–7.

Marissa D. Thompson, “Count Your Blessings,” New Era, Oct. 1997, 39.

“With a Grateful Heart,” Ensign, Aug. 1999, 53.

“For the Beauty of the Earth,” Hymns, no. 92.

Lesson 43: Wise Use of Leisure Time

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Life’s Obligations,” Ensign, Feb. 1999, 2–5.

Rex D. Pinegar, “Measuring Up,” New Era, June 1999, 4–7.

“Beat Summertime Boredom,” New Era, Aug. 1999, 37.

Lesson 44: Developing Talents

Jack H. Goaslind, “Look to the Future with Optimism,” Ensign, Apr. 1997, 22–27.

Marissa D. Thompson, “Unearthing Your Talents,” New Era, Sept. 1998, 47.

Mary Ellen Smoot, “Come, Let Us Walk in the Light of the Lord,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 89–91.

Lesson 45: Participating in Cultural Arts

Larry A. Hiller, “Curtain Call,” New Era, Oct. 1997, 28–33.

Paul Pollei, “At Home with Music,” Ensign, Apr. 1999, 55.

Shanna Ghaznavi, “Stars under the Sky,” New Era, July 1999, 20–25.

Lesson 46: Financial Responsibility

Joe J. Christensen, “Greed, Selfishness, and Overindulgence,” Ensign, May 1999, 9–11.

April Anderson Gohier, “Paid in Full,” New Era, Jan. 1998, 48–49.

“Teaching Teens about Credit,” Ensign, Dec. 1998, 61.

Lesson 47: An Uplifting Environment

“Excerpts from Recent Addresses of President Gordon B. Hinckley,” Ensign, July 1999, 72–73.

“Q&A: Videos are a problem for my friends and me. We often seem to be renting videos we have to turn off and take back. Is there some way we can make good decisions about which movies to watch?” New Era, Feb. 1998, 16–18.

Carol B. Thomas, “Spiritual Power of Our Baptism,” Ensign, May 1999, 91–93.

Lesson 48: Communication Skills in Leadership

Jeffrey R. Holland, “‘A Teacher Come from God,’” Ensign, May 1998, 25–27.

Janet Thomas, “Are We Having Fun Yet?” New Era, May 1998, 20–25.

Earl Stowell, “My Best Calling Ever,” Ensign, Aug. 1997, 68–69.

Lesson 49: Valuing and Encouraging People with Disabilities

Thomas S. Monson, “Think to Thank,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 17–20.

Jon B. Fish, “I Have a Question: My husband does not read very well and may have a learning disability. What can we do?” Ensign, Mar. 1999, 66.

Linda A. Peterson, “My Kind of Hero,” New Era, Mar. 1999, 26–27.