Instructional Resources


Resource Guide for Aaronic Priesthood Manual 1 For use in 2003, lessons 1–24

The following resources may be used to supplement, but not replace, lessons 1–24. Please teach the lessons in the order they are printed. The manual does not include a specific Easter lesson. If you want to teach a special Easter lesson (20 April), consider using conference addresses, Church magazine articles, and hymns that focus on the life and mission of the Savior.

Lesson 1: The Priesthood

David B. Haight, “You Are Needed,” New Era, May 1991, 4–7.

John H. Groberg, “Priesthood Power,” Ensign, May 2001, 43–44.

J. Richard Clarke, “No Big Deal?” New Era, Sept. 2001, 46–48.

Lesson 2: The Calling of a Deacon

Thomas S. Monson, “The Call to Serve,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 47–49.

Caroline H. Benzley, “Missionaries on Board,” New Era, Feb. 2002, 36–38.

“Called to Serve,” Hymns, no. 249.

Lesson 3: Administering the Sacrament

L. Tom Perry, “Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper,” Ensign, May 1996, 53–54, 59.

Terrance D. Olson, “Cultivating Respect,” Ensign, Oct. 2001, 46–49.

Judith P. Taylor, “Here I Come, Dad,” New Era, Apr. 2001, 26–27.

Lesson 4: Gathering Fast Offerings

Joseph B. Wirthlin, “The Law of the Fast,” Ensign, May 2001, 73–75.

Mark E. Squires, “You Can’t Fit a Chicken in an Envelope,” New Era, May 2001, 38–43.

“Because I Have Been Given Much,” Hymns, no. 219.

Lesson 5: Faith in Jesus Christ

L. Tom Perry, “Decisions, Decisions,” New Era, Jan. 2002, 40–45.

James O. Mason, “Faith in Jesus Christ,” Ensign, Apr. 2001, 22–27.

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

Lesson 6: The Holy Ghost

James E. Faust, “Born Again,” Ensign, May 2001, 54–55, 58.

M. Russell Ballard, “Lead Them to Safety,” New Era, May 2002, 34–37.

Douglas L. Callister, “How the Spirit Works,” New Era, Oct. 2001, 46–48.

“Let the Holy Spirit Guide,” Hymns, no. 143.

Lesson 7: “A Mighty Change of Heart”

Neal A. Maxwell, “‘Plow in Hope,’” Ensign, May 2001, 59–61.

Marlin K. Jensen, “Making a Mighty Change,” New Era, June 2001, 4–7.

“Lead, Kindly Light,” Hymns, no. 97.

Lesson 8: “Honour Thy Father”

Dallin H. Oaks, “‘Honour Thy Father and Thy Mother,’” Ensign, May 1991, 14–17.

The Quorum of the Twelve, “Father, Consider Your Ways,” Ensign, June 2002, 12–16.

Dayna Shoell, “That’s My Dad,” New Era, May 2001, 26–27.

Lesson 9: Respect for Mothers and Their Divine Role

Jeffrey R. Holland, “‘Because She Is a Mother,’” Ensign, May 1997, 35–37.

Sheri L. Dew, “Are We Not All Mothers?” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 96–98.

“Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth,” Hymns, no. 298.

Lesson 10: Family Unity

Russell M. Nelson, “‘Set in Order Thy House,’” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 69–71.

Marvin J. Ashton, “Friends Forever,” New Era, Jan. 2002, 8–9.

“Love at Home,” Hymns, no. 294.

Lesson 11: “As I Have Loved You, Love One Another”

Thomas S. Monson, “To the Rescue,” Ensign, May 2001, 48–50.

B. H. Moore, “The Scoutmaster,” New Era, May 2000, 46–49.

“Love One Another,” Hymns, no. 308.

Lesson 12: Following the Living Prophet

Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth,” New Era, Jan. 2001, 4–15.

M. Russell Ballard, “Follow the Prophet,” New Era, Sept. 2001, 4–7.

L. Aldin Porter, “Search the Prophets,” Ensign, Apr. 2002, 30–37.

Lesson 13: Every Member Is a Missionary

M. Russell Ballard, “Members Are the Key,” Ensign, Sept. 2000, 8–15.

V. Dallas Merrell, “Will You? Implementing the Mission of the Church,” Ensign, Oct. 2001, 50–56.

“I have been feeling that I should talk to [my friend] about the Church. How can I do this without jeopardizing our friendship?” New Era, Mar. 2002, 16–18.

“Come, All Ye Sons of God,” Hymns, no. 322.

Lesson 14: Serving Others

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Reaching Down to Lift Another,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 52–55.

Matthew Baker, “Submerged in Service,” New Era, May 2001, 14–16.

Ashley Eggers, “Love, Anonymous,” New Era, Feb. 2001, 26–27.

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

Lesson 15: Unity and Brotherhood in the Priesthood

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

Keith K. Hilbig, “Create or Continue Priesthood Links,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 45–46.

R. John Walker, “Cold Feet, Warm Heart,” New Era, Feb. 2002, 42–43.

Lesson 16: Charity

Thomas S. Monson, “‘Be Thou an Example,’” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 98–101.

“Lord, I Would Follow Thee,” Hymns, no. 220.

Lesson 17: Personal Journals

Pamela J. Reid, “Pink and White Pages,” Ensign, Aug. 2001, 59.

Lesson 18: The Word of Wisdom

Boyd K. Packer, “The Word of Wisdom: The Principle and the Promises,” Ensign, May 1996, 17–19.

Harold G. Hillam, “Not for the Body,” Ensign, Oct. 2001, 18–21.

“Choose the Right,” Hymns, no. 239.

Lesson 19: Overcoming Temptation

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Overpowering the Goliaths in Our Lives,” Ensign, Jan. 2002, 2–6.

Ralph W. Hardy Jr., “Decide to Decide,” New Era, Apr. 2002, 26–29.

“Sweet Hour of Prayer,” Hymns, no. 142.

Lesson 20: Proper Use of Agency

L. Tom Perry, “‘Choose the Right,’” Ensign, Nov. 1993, 66–68.

Harold C. Brown, “The Marvelous Gift of Choice,” Ensign, Dec. 2001, 46–52.

Sharon G. Larsen, “You Choose,” New Era, Aug. 2001, 12–14.

“Know This, That Every Soul Is Free,” Hymns, no. 240.

Lesson 21: Pure Thoughts: Clean Language

Thomas S. Monson, “Pornography, the Deadly Carrier,” Ensign, July 2001, 2–5.

Robert S. Wood, “Is Your Talk Cheap?” New Era, June 2001, 46–48.

Brittany Russell, “On a Slippery Slope,” New Era, Jan. 2002, 34–36.

“Taking the Words Out of My Mouth,” New Era, Nov. 2001, 20–21.

Lesson 22: Covenants Guide Our Actions

Robert D. Hales, “The Covenant of Baptism: To Be in the Kingdom and of the Kingdom,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 6–9.

Dennis B. Neuenschwander, “Ordinances and Covenants,” Ensign, Aug. 2001, 20–26.

“With Humble Heart,” Hymns, no. 171.

Lesson 23: Pray for Guidance

Henry B. Eyring, “Prayer,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 15–17.

Joel B. Macariola, “Three Centavos,” New Era, Jan. 2002, 38–39.

“Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me” Hymns, no. 104.

Lesson 24: Christ-Centered Repentance

James E. Faust, “The Atonement: Our Greatest Hope,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 18–20.

J. Devn Cornish, “Learning How the Atonement Can Change You,” Ensign, Apr. 2002, 20–23.

Timothy O’Hara, “The Beat of a Different Drum,” New Era, Mar. 2002, 12–14.

Resource Guide for Young Women Manual 1 For use in 2003, lessons 1–24

The following resources may be used to supplement, but not replace, lessons 1–24. Please teach the lessons in the order they are printed. The manual does not include a specific Easter lesson. If you want to teach a special Easter lesson (20 April), consider using conference addresses, Church magazine articles, and hymns that focus on the life and mission of the Savior.

Lesson 1: A Daughter of God

Gordon B. Hinckley, “How Can I Become the Woman of Whom I Dream?” New Era, Nov. 2001, 4–8.

“My New Beginning,” New Era, June 2001, 37.

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

Lesson 2: Jesus Christ, the Savior

Gordon B. Hinckley, “My Testimony of Christ,” New Era, Apr. 2001, 4–7.

Neal A. Maxwell, “Jesus, the Perfect Mentor,” Ensign, Feb. 2001, 8–17.

Russell M. Nelson, “Jesus Christ, Our Master and More,” Ensign, Apr. 2000, 4–17.

Richard G. Scott, “To Be Healed,” New Era, Apr. 2002, 4–8.

Lesson 3: Following the Example of Jesus Christ

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

Russell M. Nelson, “Which Way Are You Facing?” New Era, Mar. 2002, 4–9.

“Lord, I Would Follow Thee,” Hymns, no. 220.

Lesson 4: Seeking the Companionship of the Holy Ghost

M. Russell Ballard, “Lead Them to Safety,” New Era, May 2002, 34–37.

Douglas L. Callister, “How the Spirit Works,” New Era, Oct. 2001, 46–48.

Margaret D. Nadauld, “A Comforter, a Guide, a Testifier,” Ensign, May 2001, 90–92.

Lesson 5: Finding Joy in Our Divine Potential

Thomas S. Monson, “The Lighthouse of the Lord,” New Era, Feb. 2001, 4–9.

H. Burke Peterson, “Your Special Purpose,” New Era, Oct. 2001, 34–36.

Sheralee Bills, “Beauty Tips,” New Era, Sept. 2001, 40–44.

Lesson 6: Finding Joy Now

Joseph B. Wirthlin, “‘Live in Thanksgiving Daily,’” Ensign, Sept. 2001, 6–13.

Peg Fugal, “Sweet Service for Matthew,” Ensign, Sept. 2001, 52–53.

“I feel overwhelmingly sad all the time. Is there anything I can do to feel better?” New Era, Jan. 2002, 24–26.

Lesson 7: Homemaking

Thomas S. Monson, “Hallmarks of a Happy Home,” Ensign, Oct. 2001, 2–8.

“Strengthening the Home,” Ensign, Oct. 2001, 9.

Virginia U. Jensen, “Stand Firm,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 93–95.

Lesson 8: Attitudes about Our Divine Roles

L. Tom Perry, “An Elect Lady,” Ensign, May 1995, 72–74.

M. Russell Ballard, “Women of Righteousness,” Ensign, Apr. 2002, 66–73.

Mary Ellen Smoot, “Rejoice, Daughters of Zion,” Ensign, Nov. 1999, 92–94.

Lesson 9: Honoring Parents

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Lessons I Learned as a Boy,” New Era, Oct. 1998, 4–9.

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

Dayna Shoell, “That’s My Dad,” New Era, May 2001, 26–27.

Denalee Chapman, “The Three Questions,” New Era, Feb. 2000, 26–27.

Terrance D. Olson, “Cultivating Respect,” Ensign, Oct. 2001, 46–49.

Lesson 10: Supporting Family Members

Richard G. Scott, “First Things First,” Ensign, May 2001, 6–9.

Marvin J. Ashton, “Friends Forever,” New Era, Jan. 2002, 8–9.

Janet Thomas, “My Family, My Friends,” New Era, Oct. 2001, 20–25.

Lesson 11: Growing and Maturing in Self-reliance, Part 1

Boyd K. Packer, “Spiritual Crocodiles,” New Era, Oct. 2001, 8–11.

Robert S. Wood, “On the Responsible Self,” Ensign, Mar. 2002, 27–31.

Alison Affeltranger, “Ready for an Emergency?” Ensign, Oct. 2000, 70.

Lesson 12: Growing and Maturing in Self-reliance, Part 2

James E. Faust, “Who Do You Think You Are?” New Era, Mar. 2001, 4–9.

Russell M. Nelson, “Identity, Priority, and Blessings,” Ensign, Aug. 2001, 6–12.

Lesson 13: Sustaining Priesthood Bearers

Gordon B. Hinckley, “‘Upon You My Fellow Servants,’” New Era, May 2002, 4–7.

James E. Faust, “‘Them That Honour Me I Will Honour,’” Ensign, May 2001, 45–47.

Robert D. Hales, “Fulfilling Our Duty to God,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 38–41.

Lesson 14: Patriarchal Leadership in the Home

L. Tom Perry, “Family Traditions,” Friend, Feb. 2002, 7.

“Strengthening the Home,” Ensign, Oct. 2001, 9.

The Quorum of the Twelve, “Father, Consider Your Ways,” Ensign, June 2002, 12–16.

Andra MacDonald, “Words of Faith,” Ensign, Mar. 2000, 60–61.

Lesson 15: The Melchizedek Priesthood

Boyd K. Packer, “What Every Elder Should Know—and Every Sister as Well: A Primer on Principles of Priesthood Government,” Ensign, Feb. 1993, 6–13.

John H. Groberg, “Priesthood Power,” Ensign, May 2001, 43–44.

J. Richard Clarke, “No Big Deal?” New Era, Sept. 2001, 46–48.

Brandon J. Miller, “I Needed a Blessing,” Ensign, Sept. 2001, 64–65.

Lesson 16: Women and Priesthood Bearers

Thomas S. Monson, “Priesthood Power,” New Era, May 2001, 4–7.

Sheri L. Dew, “It Is Not Good for Man or Woman to Be Alone,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 12–14.

Dixie D. Rowley, “It Took a Tragedy,” Ensign, Mar. 2000, 62–63.

Lesson 17: The Purpose of Covenants and Ordinances

Russell M. Nelson, “Personal Preparation for Temple Blessings,” Ensign, May 2001, 32–35.

Dennis B. Neuenschwander, “Ordinances and Covenants,” Ensign, Aug. 2001, 20–26.

F. David Stanley, “The Most Important Step,” New Era, June 2000, 20–23.

Greg Burgoyne, “The Temple at 12,” New Era, May 2001, 8–9.

Lesson 18: Temple Marriage—Requirement for Eternal Family Life

Joseph Fielding Smith, “Every Soul Is Precious,” New Era, Oct. 2001, 26–29.

Russell M. Nelson, “Prepare for the Blessings of the Temple,” Ensign, Mar. 2002, 16–23.

Gale Sears, “The Thirty-Dollar Wedding Dress,” New Era, Nov. 2000, 44–46.

Kersten Campbell, “Becoming Beautiful,” New Era, Apr. 2002, 46–48.

Lesson 19: Personal Records

Dallin H. Oaks, “Family History: ‘In Wisdom and Order,’” Ensign, June 1989, 6–8.

Bruce C. Hafen, “Planting Promises in the Hearts of the Children,” Ensign, June 1994, 46–52.

“Building Unity through Family History,” Ensign, Sept. 2001, 69.

Pamela J. Reid, “Pink and White Pages,” Ensign, Aug. 2001, 59.

Lesson 20: Reach Out to Others

M. Russell Ballard, “Doctrine of Inclusion,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 35–38.

Ben B. Banks, “Feed My Sheep,” New Era, May 2001, 10–13.

Alison Tanner, “Noticing Sarah,” New Era, Apr. 2002, 9.

Andrea Nixon, “Dusti’s Plan,” New Era, Jan. 2002, 46–48.

Lesson 21: A Righteous Example Influences Others

Thomas S. Monson, “‘Be Thou an Example,’” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 98–101.

H. David Burton, “Standing Tall,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 65–66.

Bryant Staples, “Extra Strength,” New Era, Jan. 2002, 10–11.

Lesson 22: Repentance

James E. Faust, “The Atonement: Our Greatest Hope,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 18–20.

Alfredo P. Blanc, “A Debt for Half a Bicycle,” Ensign, Feb. 2000, 63–64.

Timothy O’Hara, “The Beat of a Different Drum,” New Era, Mar. 2002, 12–14.

“Can I Be Forgiven?” New Era, Mar. 2000, 8–10.

Lesson 23: Forgiveness

Gordon B. Hinckley, “You Can Be Forgiven,” New Era, Oct. 2001, 4–7.

“And Now He Needed Me?” Ensign, Oct. 2001, 16–17.

Tiffany Koch, “Prayer for a Thief,” New Era, Apr. 2002, 24–25.

“Come unto Jesus,” Hymns, no. 117.

Lesson 24: Prayer and Meditation

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Be Prayerful,” New Era, Oct. 2000, 4–7.

Henry B. Eyring, “Prayer,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 15–17.

H. Kent Rappleye, “‘No Substitute for Family Prayer,’” Ensign, Feb. 2001, 24–29.

Holly K. Simmons, “Out of This World,” New Era, Mar. 2002, 26–27.

Raquel Wood, “Lost and Found,” New Era, May 2002, 26–27.