Resource Guides


Resource Guide for Aaronic Priesthood Manual 1 For use in 2003, lessons 25–49

The following resources may be used to supplement, but not replace, lessons 25–49. Please teach the lessons in the order they are printed. The manual does not include a specific Christmas lesson. If you want to teach a special Christmas lesson (21 December), consider using conference addresses, Church magazine articles, and hymns that focus on the life and mission of the Savior.

Lesson 25: Forgiveness

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

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

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

“Come unto Jesus,” Hymns, no. 117.

Lesson 26: Do Good on the Sabbath

Dallin H. Oaks, “‘Always Have His Spirit,’” Ensign, Nov. 1996, 59–61.

H. Aldridge Gillespie, “The Blessing of Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 79–80.

“Should I give up participating so I won’t have to perform on Sunday?” New Era, May 1999, 16–18.

Lesson 27: Reverence

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

Matthew Baker, “Coming Clean,” New Era, Apr. 2001, 28–31.

“More Than Silence,” New Era, July 2002, 9.

Lesson 28: Respect for Womanhood

Richard G. Scott, “The Sanctity of Womanhood,” Ensign, May 2000, 36–38.

Sheri L. Dew, “We Are Women of God,” New Era, Nov. 2000, 12–14.

“Father, Consider Your Ways,” Ensign, June 2002, 12–16.

Lesson 29: The Eternal Family

Spencer W. Kimball, “Oneness in Marriage,” Ensign, Oct. 2002, 40–45.

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

Robert D. Hales, “The Eternal Family,” Ensign, Nov. 1996, 64–67.

“Home Improvement,” New Era, Oct. 2002, 40.

Lesson 30: The Plan of Salvation

Neal A. Maxwell, “‘I Am But a Lad,’” New Era, Feb. 2002, 4–7.

Christoffel Golden Jr., “Our Father’s Plan,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 30–31.

Robert England Lee, “Teaching Our Children the Plan of Salvation,” Ensign, Sept. 2001, 32–39.

Lesson 31: Continue in Prayer and Fasting

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

Esther Hansen, “The Real Fast,” New Era, May 2002, 11.

Benjamin C. Tyau, “Taking My Own Advice,” New Era, Oct. 2002, 8–9.

Lesson 32: Tithing

Spencer W. Kimball, “‘Will a Man Rob God?’” New Era, Mar. 2002, 42–45.

Jeffrey R. Holland, “‘Like a Watered Garden,’” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 33–35.

Jennifer M. Severino, “Ten Percent Tithing Equals One Hundred Percent Blessings,” New Era, Dec. 2002, 7.

Lesson 33: Scripture Study

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Search the Scriptures,” New Era, Apr. 2000, 4–7.

L. Tom Perry, “‘Give Heed unto the Word of the Lord,’” Ensign, June 2000, 22–29.

Eric Nelson, “And a Child Led Me,” New Era, Oct. 2000, 34–36.

Lesson 34: Obedience

Dallin H. Oaks, “Reach Out and Climb!” New Era, Apr. 2002, 42–45.

Henry B. Eyring, “A Life Founded in Light and Truth,” Ensign, July 2001, 6–13.

Athos M. Amorim, “Why Obey?” New Era, Nov. 2002, 44–46.

Ralph W. Hardy Jr., “Naaman and Gehazi: A Contrast in Obedience,” Ensign, Aug. 2002, 27–29.

Lesson 35: The Sacrament

David B. Haight, “Jesus of Nazareth,” Ensign, May 1994, 75–78.

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

Vaughn J. Featherstone, “Sacrament Meeting and the Sacrament,” Ensign, Sept. 2001, 22–25.

“Passing It By,” New Era, June 2001, 24–25.

Lesson 36: Testimony

Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Spiritual Bonfires of Testimony,” New Era, June 2002, 8–13.

Richard G. Scott, “The Power of a Strong Testimony,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 87–89.

Robert D. Hales, “How You Can Know,” New Era, Aug. 2002, 40–45.

Jeniann Jensen, “Everyone Said It,” New Era, Oct. 2001, 32–33.

Lesson 37: The Priesthood of Aaron

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

Thomas S. Monson, “Preparing the Way,” Ensign, Feb. 2002, 2–5.

Robert L. Backman, “The Hope of Israel,” New Era, May 2001, 44–46.

Lesson 38: Magnifying the Calling of an Aaronic Priesthood Holder

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

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

John Allen Whatey, “What Will I Say?” New Era, Aug. 2001, 32–33.

Lesson 39: Missionary Work through Example

Ezra Taft Benson, “Of the Most Worth,” New Era, July 2002, 46–48.

Thomas S. Monson, “A Little Child Shall Lead Them,” Ensign, June 2002, 2–7.

Dallin H. Oaks, “Sharing the Gospel,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 7–9.

Elyssa Renee Madsen, “Coaching the Coach,” New Era, May 2000, 28–33.

Lesson 40: The House of the Lord

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

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

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

Lesson 41: Sexual Purity

Jeffrey R. Holland, “Personal Purity,” New Era, Feb. 2000, 4–7.

Bruce Monson, “Speaking of Kissing,” New Era, June 2001, 32–36.

“How can I follow the counsel in For the Strength of Youth to ‘avoid going on frequent dates with the same person’?” New Era, Sept. 2002, 16–18.

Lesson 42: Honesty

James E. Faust, “Honesty: A Moral Compass,” Friend, Nov. 2001, 2–3.

Gordon Swensen, “Arm of Honor,” New Era, Aug. 2000, 26–27.

“Sometimes people ask to copy my homework or answers on a test. … How do I handle this situation?” New Era, Sept. 2001, 16–18.

Lesson 43: Tools for Searching the Scriptures

David B. Haight, “The Basics Have Not Changed,” Ensign, May 1997, 37–39.

“Taking the Scriptures to the World,” Ensign, July 2001, 24–31.

Vicki H. Budge, “531 Pages til Christmas,” New Era, Dec. 2001, 25.

“Scripture Study Suggestions,” New Era, Mar. 2001, 15.

Lesson 44: Becoming a Better Home Teacher

Henry B. Eyring, “‘Watch with Me,’” Ensign, May 2001, 38–40.

John L. Haueter, “Junior Companion,” New Era, Jan. 2001, 36–38.

Chace Randall, “Extra Helping,” New Era, Nov. 2000, 11.

Lesson 45: The Sacred Power of Procreation

Neal A. Maxwell, “The Seventh Commandment: A Shield,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 78–80.

Bruce C. Hafen, “The Gospel and Romantic Love,” New Era, Feb. 2002, 10–14.

“More Holiness Give Me,” Hymns, no. 131.

Lesson 46: Decision Making

Thomas S. Monson, “The Lighthouse of the Lord,” Ensign, Feb. 2001, 2–7.

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

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Making Choices for Eternity,” Ensign, Oct. 2002, 26–30.

Lesson 47: Consecration and Sacrifice

David B. Haight, “Gratitude and Service,” Ensign, May 2001, 70–72.

Monte J. Brough, “Living the Law of Sacrifice,” Ensign, Apr. 2000, 44–49.

Lisa M. G. Crockett, “Rock Star,” New Era, July 2000, 36–37.

Lesson 48: The Power to Baptize

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

“Father in Heaven, We Do Believe,” Hymns, no. 180.

Lesson 49: Using Time Wisely

Dallin H. Oaks, “Focus and Priorities,” Ensign, May 2001, 82–84.

F. Burton Howard, “A Question of Time,” New Era, July 2002, 38–41.

“I feel like I never have enough time to get things done. How can I feel more peaceful?” New Era, Nov. 2000, 16–18.

Chris Crowe, “The Art of Juggling,” New Era, Jan. 2001, 26–28.

Resource Guide for Young Women Manual 1 For use in 2003, lessons 25–49

The following resources may be used to supplement, but not replace, lessons 25–49. Please teach the lessons in the order they are printed. The manual does not include a specific Christmas lesson. If you want to teach a special Christmas lesson (21 December), consider using conference addresses, Church magazine articles, and hymns that focus on the life and mission of the Savior.

Lesson 25: Sabbath Day

Thomas S. Monson, “Becoming Our Best Selves,” Ensign, Nov. 1999, 18–21.

Earl C. Tingey, “Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy,” Ensign, Feb. 2000, 48–55.

H. Aldridge Gillespie, “The Blessing of Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 79–80.

Esther Hansen, “The Real Fast,” New Era, May 2002, 11.

Lesson 26: Testimony

Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Spiritual Bonfires of Testimony,” New Era, June 2002, 8–13.

Richard G. Scott, “The Power of a Strong Testimony,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 87–89.

Robert D. Hales, “How You Can Know,” New Era, Aug. 2002, 40–45.

Julianne Pratt, “How Lovely Was My Morning,” New Era, May 2002, 8–10.

Lesson 27: Scripture Study

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Search the Scriptures,” New Era, Apr. 2000, 4–7.

Merlin R. Lybbert, “The Powerful Potential of Scripture Stories,” Ensign, Jan. 2002, 35.

Vicki H. Budge, “531 Pages til Christmas,” New Era, Dec. 2001, 25.

“Scripture Study Suggestions,” New Era, Mar. 2001, 15.

Lesson 28: Resisting Sin

James E. Faust, “Serving the Lord and Resisting the Devil,” Ensign, Sept. 1995, 2–7.

Boyd K. Packer, “A Few Simple Lessons,” New Era, Aug 2002, 4–9.

David E. Sorensen, “You Can’t Pet a Rattlesnake,” Ensign, May 2001, 41–42.

Lesson 29: The Second Coming

Ezra Taft Benson, “Five Marks of the Divinity of Jesus Christ,” Ensign, Dec. 2001, 8–15.

M. Russell Ballard, “‘When Shall These Things Be?’” Ensign, Dec. 1996, 56–61.

“Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83.

Lesson 30: Service

David B. Haight, “Gratitude and Service,” Ensign, May 2001, 70–72.

“Tips for Serving Effectively,” Ensign, Feb. 1999, 28–29.

Shara Braithwaite, “Look What I Found,” New Era, Sept. 2000, 12–13.

Jana Pope, “Angel Unaware,” New Era, Aug. 2002, 46–48.

Lesson 31: Group Activities: A Basis for Wise Dating

Richard G. Scott, “Serious Questions, Serious Answers,” New Era, Oct. 1995, 4–8.

Brad Wilcox, “Just Hanging Out,” New Era, Aug. 2001, 8–11.

“We are together a lot, but we don’t date. Isn’t this okay?” New Era, Apr. 2002, 16–18.

“How can I follow the counsel in For the Strength of Youth to ‘avoid going on frequent dates with the same person’?” New Era, Sept. 2002, 16–18.

Lesson 32: Personal Purity through Self-Discipline

Jeffrey R. Holland, “Personal Purity,” New Era, Feb. 2000, 4–7.

Bruce C. Hafen, “The Gospel and Romantic Love,” New Era, Feb. 2002, 10–14.

Caroline H. Benzley, “Be Clean,” New Era, July 2002, 12–15.

Lesson 33: Avoiding Degrading Media Influences

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

Carla Dalton, “Setting Family Standards for Entertainment,” Ensign, June 2001, 26–29.

“Mixed Signals,” New Era, June 2001, 10–15.

Becky Manion, “No One Will Know,” New Era, Feb. 2002, 8–9.

“Danger Ahead! Avoiding Pornography’s Trap,” New Era, Oct. 2002, 34–39.

Lesson 34: Worthy Thoughts

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

“How do I avoid these words and get them out of my head?” New Era, Oct. 2001, 16–18.

“Clean Thoughts,” New Era, Feb. 2001, 15.

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

Lesson 35: Living Righteously amid Pressures

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Living with Our Convictions,” Ensign, Sept. 2001, 2–5.

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

Catherine Loveland, “Thanks, Candace,” New Era, Mar. 2002, 32–34.

Lesson 36: The Importance of Truth in Living a Virtuous Life

Henry B. Eyring, “A Life Founded in Light and Truth,” Ensign, July 2001, 6–13.

“I Broke My Promise,” New Era, Oct. 2001, 38–40.

“Truth Reflects upon Our Senses,” Hymns, no. 273.

Lesson 37: Caring for Our Physical Bodies

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

David A. Bednar, “‘Ye Are the Temple of God,’” Ensign, Sept. 2001, 14–21.

Erik Backstrom, “Walking Your Way to Good Health,” Ensign, Mar. 2001, 72.

Janet Thomas, “More Than Skin Deep,” New Era, Feb. 2001, 44–48.

Lesson 38: Nutrition and 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.

Aleta Goodman Blackwell, “My Obsession with Food,” Ensign, Oct. 2002, 57–61.

Lesson 39: Drug Abuse

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

Janet Brigham, “Tobacco: Quitting for Good,” Ensign, Feb. 2002, 50–56.

“Do What Is Right,” Hymns, no. 237.

Lesson 40: Health Care in the Home

“Coping with Chronic Illness,” Ensign, Mar. 2002, 58–63.

Lesson 41: The Ability to Succeed

Gordon B. Hinckley, “God Will Make a Way,” New Era, Jan. 2002, 4–7.

L. Lionel Kendrick, “Strength During Struggles,” Ensign, Oct. 2001, 24–31.

Margaret D. Nadauld, “What You Are Meant to Be,” New Era, Oct. 2002, 42–45.

Lesson 42: Courage to Try

Gordon B. Hinckley, “‘Be Not Afraid, Only Believe,’” Ensign, Feb. 1996, 2–5.

James E. Faust, “Be Not Afraid,” Ensign, Oct. 2002, 2–6.

John B. Dickson, “When Life Gets Tough,” New Era, Feb. 2002, 44–48.

S. Michael Wilcox, “The 12 Spies,” Ensign, Mar. 2002, 35–37.

Lesson 43: Righteous Living

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

Sheri L. Dew, “This Is a Test. It Is Only a Test,” Ensign, July 2000, 62–66.

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

“How can I do what is right and still be accepted by my friends?” New Era, Jan. 2001, 16–18.

Lesson 44: Using Time Wisely

Dallin H. Oaks, “Focus and Priorities,” Ensign, May 2001, 82–84.

F. Burton Howard, “A Queston of Time,” New Era, July 2002, 38–41.

“I feel like I never have enough time to get things done. How can I feel more peaceful?” New Era, Nov. 2000, 16–18.

Chris Crowe, “The Art of Juggling,” New Era, Jan. 2001, 26–28.

Lesson 45: The Value of Work

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel,” New Era, July 2000, 4–7.

Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Lessons Learned in the Journey of Life,” Ensign, Dec. 2000, 6–13.

“Today, While the Sun Shines,” Hymns, no. 229.

Lesson 46: The Purpose and Value of Education

Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Perpetual Education Fund,” Ensign, May 2001, 51–53.

L. Tom Perry, “Building a Community of Saints,” Ensign, May 2001, 35–37.

Henry B. Eyring, “Education for Real Life,” Ensign, Oct. 2002, 14–21.

Caroline H. Benzley, “Be Smart,” New Era, Aug. 2002, 30–33.

Lesson 47: Encouraging the Development of Talents

Neal A. Maxwell, “Start Making Chips,” New Era, Sept. 1998, 4–7.

Matthew Baker, “Playing a Different Tune,” New Era, Aug. 2001, 28–31.

Jane Forsgren, “Erica’s Song,” New Era, Sept. 2001, 37.

Lesson 48: Short-Range Goals as Stepping-Stones

Joseph B. Wirthlin, “One Step after Another,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 25–27.

Brett C. Sanders, “Push Me, Pull You,” New Era, May 2001, 32–34.

“Breaking Bad Habits,” New Era, Sept. 2002, 11.

Lesson 49: Delegating Responsibility to Others

Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Guided by His Exemplary Life,” Ensign, Sept. 1995, 32–39.

Joe J. Christensen, “The Principle of Presidency,” Ensign, Mar. 2001, 16–21.