Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women Resource Guides


The following resources may be used to supplement, but not replace, lessons in Aaronic Priesthood Manual 3 and Young Women Manual 3. In the references, Duty to God stands for the Aaronic Priesthood: Fulfilling Our Duty to God guidebooks. Personal Progress stands for the Young Women Personal Progress booklet. Some Duty to God and Personal Progress references may be used during lesson time, or you may encourage quorum or class members to complete them at home. Additional teaching suggestions are found on the “Using the Liahona” page and on the “What’s in It for You” page of the New Era and in Teaching, No Greater Call.

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, consider using scriptures, conference addresses, Church magazine articles, pictures, and hymns that focus on the life and mission of the Savior.

To find non-English versions of the guides in some languages, go to www.lds.org, click on the world map, and select a language. Click on “Liahona,” then the November 2004 issue. The guides can be found under “Instructional Resources.”

The English version of the resource guides can be found at www.lds.org by clicking on “Gospel Library.”

Future resource guides will be printed in the May and November issues of the Liahona and Ensign. The Church magazines (in some languages) can be found online at www.lds.org.

Aaronic Priesthood Manual 3

The following resources may be used to supplement, but not replace, lessons 1–25.

Lesson 1: The Godhead

Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,” Liahona and Ensign, Mar. 1998, 2. Use President Hinckley’s testimony of the Godhead to conclude the lesson.

Dallin H. Oaks, “Apostasy and Restoration,” Ensign, May 1995, 84. Use the ideas about the current misunderstanding of the Godhead to supplement the lesson introduction.

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” Hymns, no. 26.

Duty to God (Deacon), “Spiritual Development,” no. 1.

Lesson 2: The Plan of Salvation

Duane B. Gerrard, “The Plan of Salvation: A Flight Plan for Life,” Ensign, Nov. 1997, 77. Consider replacing the blueprint analogy with the flight plan analogy.

Lesson 3: Sons of the Living God

Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Grandeur of God,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2003, 70. Share the first two paragraphs to introduce the lesson.

S. Michael Wilcox, “No Other Gods before Me,” Liahona, Feb. 1998, 26; Ensign, Jan. 1994, 22. Tell the story of the author’s mother to introduce “Our Relationship to Heavenly Father.”

Lesson 4: I Have the Ability and Freedom to Choose

Richard G. Scott, “Do What Is Right,” Liahona, Mar. 2001, 10; Ensign, June 1997, 51. Consider sharing the suggestions for using agency and honoring the priesthood.

“Questions and Answers,” Liahona, Aug. 2003, 22; New Era, Aug. 2003, 16. Use the question to start the discussion.

Lesson 5: “How Art Thou Fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer!”

James E. Faust, “The Devil’s Throat,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2003, 51. Consider using the Devil’s Throat analogy. Ask the young men to give examples of Satan’s “most appealing messages.”

Duty to God (Teacher), “Spiritual Development,” no. 5.

Lesson 6: The Fall of Adam

“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Liahona, Oct. 2004, 49; Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102. Use the first portions of the proclamation with “Power of Procreation.”

Jess L. Christensen, “The Choice That Began Mortality,” Liahona, Aug. 2002, 38; Ensign, Jan. 2002, 36. Consider using the three-act play analogy to introduce the Fall of Adam.

Lesson 7: The Atonement Brings Victory over Death and Hell

James E. Faust, “The Atonement: Our Greatest Hope,” Liahona, Jan. 2002, 19; Ensign, Nov. 2001, 18. Relate the story in the article with “Christ Suffered for Us.”

M. Russell Ballard, “The Atonement and the Value of One Soul,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2004, 84. Introduce the lesson with the grandson story.

“I Stand All Amazed,” Hymns, no. 193.

Lesson 8: The Resurrection and Judgment

“The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles,” Liahona and Ensign, Apr. 2000, 2. Use at the end of the lesson.

Dallin H. Oaks, “The Challenge to Become,” Liahona, Jan. 2001, 40; New Era, Aug. 2002, 12. Consider concluding the section on judgment with the two ways to measure our progress.

“He Is Risen!” Hymns, no. 199.

Lesson 9: Justice and Mercy

Russell M. Nelson, “Jesus the Christ: Our Master and More,” Liahona and Ensign, Apr. 2000, 4. Use the “Advocate with the Father” section to supplement the discussion on Christ as mediator.

Lesson 10: A Mighty Change

Ezra Taft Benson, “A Mighty Change of Heart,” Tambuli, Mar. 1990, 2; Ensign, Oct. 1989, 2. When discussing godly sorrow, include these explanations and examples from the scriptures.

James E. Faust, “Born Again,” Liahona, July 2001, 68; Ensign, May 2001, 54. Consider using the story of Atiati instead of the story about Jane.

Lesson 11: Faith Sufficient to Obtain Eternal Life

Thomas S. Monson, “The Lighthouse of the Lord: A Message to the Youth of the Church,” Liahona, May 2001, 2; Ensign, Feb. 2001, 2. Supplement the Matthew Cowley story with “Frame Your Life with Faith.”

Dennis E. Simmons, “But If Not … ,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2004, 73. After the chalkboard discussion, use the basketball story and the definition of faith.

Lesson 12: Repentance

James E. Faust, “To Receive a Crown of Glory,” Liahona and Ensign, Apr. 2004, 2. Use the analogy to illustrate how repentance leads to healing.

Jay E. Jensen, “Do You Know How to Repent?” Liahona, Apr. 2002, 14; New Era, Nov. 1999, 4. Use the article to review the repentance process.

“Clean Up Your Act,” Liahona, Aug. 2004, 37; New Era, Aug. 2003, 19. Display and discuss this poster at the beginning of the lesson.

Lesson 13: Receiving Forgiveness As We Forgive

James E. Faust, “To Receive a Crown of Glory,” Liahona and Ensign, Apr. 2004, 2. Share the examples of thorns and briars and the story about Ben to supplement the discussion on forgiveness and repentance.

Cecil O. Samuelson Jr., “Forgiveness,” Liahona, Feb. 2003, 26; Ensign, Feb. 2003, 48. Share the parables as part of the “Hallmark of Discipleship” section.

Lesson 14: The Sacrament

Russell M. Nelson, “Worshiping at Sacrament Meeting,” Liahona, Aug. 2004, 10; Ensign, Aug. 2004, 24. Consider using the section on personal participation.

Dallin H. Oaks, “The Aaronic Priesthood and the Sacrament,” Liahona, Jan. 1999, 43; Ensign, Nov. 1998, 37. Discuss how an Aaronic Priesthood holder should dress as he officiates in the ordinance of the sacrament.

Duty to God (Priest), “Quorum Activities,” no. 1.

Lesson 15: Enduring to the End

Neal A. Maxwell, “Enduring Well,” Liahona, Apr. 1999, 10; Ensign, Apr. 1997, 6. Use this article to supplement the “The Savior Shows How to Endure to the End” section.

Henry B. Eyring, “In the Strength of the Lord,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2004, 16. Consider adding Elder Eyring’s four things necessary to do to endure at the end of President Benson’s list.

Lesson 16: Jesus Christ, the Life and Light of the World

Robert D. Hales, “Out of Darkness into His Marvelous Light,” Liahona, July 2002, 77; Ensign, May 2002, 69. Invite a young man to apply the story of the bicycle as you end the lesson.

Duty to God (Deacon), “Spiritual Development,” no. 1.

Lesson 17: The Holy Ghost

“Questions and Answers,” Liahona, Apr. 2003, 44; New Era, Apr. 2003, 16. Include the first five points as you teach about the influence of the Holy Ghost.

“Following the Promptings of the Holy Ghost,” Liahona, Apr. 2002, 25; Ensign, Apr. 2002, 74. Consider using the questions and answers from the article instead of the true or false questions in the lesson.

Duty to God (Teacher), “Family Activities,” no. 5.

Lesson 18: Prayer

Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Improving Our Prayers,” Liahona, Aug. 2004, 16; Ensign, Mar. 2004, 24. Include the pattern for prayer in your discussion.

Marged A. Kirkpatrick, “I Didn’t Want to Die,” Liahona, Aug. 2004, 24; New Era, Jan. 2004, 15. Use the story as you talk about recognizing answers to prayers.

Duty to God (Deacon, Teacher, Priest), “Priesthood Duties and Standards,” no. 3.

Lesson 19: Fasting

Joseph B. Wirthlin, “The Law of the Fast,” Liahona, July 2001, 88; Ensign, May 2001, 73. Consider including ideas from this article in the last section of the lesson.

Danel W. Bachman, “Sermon of Sermons,” Tambuli, Feb. 1995, 26; Ensign, Mar. 1991, 39. Consider using the fasting story after the Matthew Cowley story.

Duty to God (Deacon), “Quorum Activities,” no. 2.

Lesson 20: Tithing—A Spiritual Test

Robert D. Hales, “Tithing: A Test of Faith with Eternal Blessings,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2002, 26. Invite the students to find answers in the article to the quiz in the lesson.

Jeffrey R. Holland, “Like a Watered Garden,” Liahona, Jan. 2002, 37; Ensign, Nov. 2001, 33. Use the five reasons for paying tithing with the chalkboard discussion.

Duty to God, “Priesthood Duties and Standards,” (Deacon), no. 7; (Teacher, Priest), no. 8.

Lesson 21: The Role of the Quorum

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Every Convert Is Precious,” Liahona, Feb. 1999, 8; “Reach Out,” New Era, Feb. 2003, 4. Add the story to your discussion on “The Importance of the Quorum.”

Mervyn B. Arnold, “Strengthen Thy Brethren,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2004, 46. Consider sharing the story of Fernando Araujo.

Duty to God, “Quorum Activities,” (Deacon), no. 4; (Teacher), no. 5.

Lesson 22: Duties of Priests

“The Miracle of the Priesthood,” Liahona, Apr. 2004, 26; New Era, Apr. 2004, 12. Add the answers to these questions to your discussion about the role of a priest.

“Priesthood Restored,” Liahona, Apr. 2004, 30; Ensign, Apr. 2004, 18. Share the experiences of the priests in the article as class members share their priesthood experiences.

Duty to God (Priest), “Quorum Activities,” no. 1.

Lesson 23: Preparing for the Melchizedek Priesthood

David B. Haight, “Growing into the Priesthood,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2003, 43. Add this experience to your discussion of the oath and covenant of the priesthood.

Russell M. Nelson, “Personal Priesthood Responsibility,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2003, 44. Use the method taught by Elder Nelson to help the young men remember his five personal objectives for magnifying priesthood callings.

Duty to God (Priest), “Quorum Activities,” no. 4.

Lesson 24: Follow the Prophet

M. Russell Ballard, “His Word Ye Shall Receive,” Liahona, July 2001, 79; Ensign, May 2001, 65. Make a list from the article of blessings that come as we listen to the prophet.

M. Russell Ballard, “Beware of False Prophets and False Teachers,” Liahona, Jan. 2000, 73; Ensign, Nov. 1999, 62. Share Elder Ballard’s warnings about false prophets.

Lesson 25: Every Young Man Should Serve a Mission

M. Russell Ballard, “The Greatest Generation of Missionaries,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2002, 46. Relate Elder Ballard’s comments on raising the bar.

“Teaching from the Heart,” Liahona, June 2004, 8; Ensign, June 2004, 6. Make a list of what we can do to teach by the Spirit.

Duty to God, “Quorum Activities,” (Teacher), no. 4; (Priest), no. 3.

Duty to God, “Spiritual Development,” (Deacon), nos. 9, 10; (Priest), no. 11.

Young Women Manual 3

The following resources may be used to supplement, but not replace, lessons 1–25.

Lesson 1: God the Father

Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,” Liahona and Ensign, Mar. 1998, 2. Begin the presentation of testimonies with portions of this article.

Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Grandeur of God,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2003, 70. Share the first two paragraphs to introduce the lesson.

Personal Progress, “Individual Worth Value Experiences,” no. 1.

Lesson 2: Coming to Know the Savior

James E. Faust, “That We Might Know Thee, the Only True God, and Jesus Christ,” Liahona, Feb. 1999, 2; “That We Might Know Thee,” Ensign, Jan. 1999, 2. Consider adding the ways to come unto Christ to those listed in the lesson summary.

Lesson 3: Living the Gospel Daily

Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth,” Liahona, Apr. 2001, 30; Ensign, Jan. 2001, 2. Use the six B’s with the section on feeling close to the Lord.

Personal Progress, “Faith Value Experiences,” no. 3.

Lesson 4: Preparing to Become an Eternal Companion

David E. Sorensen, “The Doctrine of Temple Work,” Liahona, Aug. 2002, 30; Ensign, Oct. 2003, 56. Add the article to the material in the “Spiritual Preparation” section.

“Making the Most of Mutual,” Liahona, Sept. 2003, 24; New Era, Sept. 2003, 28. Use one of the ideas in class or in your next Mutual activity.

Personal Progress, “Individual Worth Value Experiences,” no. 2.

Lesson 5: Creating a Spiritual Environment in the Home

James E. Faust, “The Virtues of Righteous Daughters of God,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2003, 108. Discuss how living these 10 virtues could help create a spiritual environment in homes.

M. Russell Ballard, “Like a Flame Unquenchable,” Liahona, July 1999, 101; Ensign, May 1999, 85. Discuss the four ways to build a fortress of faith at the end of the lesson.

Lesson 6: A Woman’s Responsibility to Teach

Dallin H. Oaks, “Gospel Teaching,” Liahona, Jan. 2000, 94; Ensign, Nov. 1999, 78. Include the six fundamentals of teaching in your discussion.

Lesson 7: Our Purpose in Life

Gordon B. Hinckley, “How Can I Become the Woman of Whom I Dream?” Liahona, July 2001, 112; Ensign, May 2001, 93. Supplement “It Is Our Responsibility to Act on the Direction We Are Given” with stories from the article.

Richard G. Scott, “First Things First,” Liahona, July 2001, 6; Ensign, May 2001, 6. Consider using the first paragraph and the paragraph beginning with “Throughout your life on earth …” with “We Have a Purpose in Life.”

Personal Progress, “Divine Nature Value Experiences,” no. 1.

Lesson 8: Eternal Families

N. Eldon Tanner, “Today I Will … ,” Liahona, Mar. 2003, 26; New Era, Mar. 2003, 12. Enhance the lesson with statements from the end of the article.

Russell M. Nelson, “Personal Preparation for Temple Blessings,” Liahona, July 2001, 37; Ensign, May 2001, 32. Consider discussing the section on the temple and temple recommends with “The Blessings of Eternal Family Life Can Be Obtained Only in Temples.”

Lesson 9: Encouraging Family Unity

Thomas S. Monson, “Hallmarks of a Happy Home,” Liahona and Ensign, Oct. 2001, 2. Consider discussing how the four “hallmarks” can help families be united.

D. Ray Thomas, “Eight Tips for Building Stronger Families,” Liahona, Dec. 1999, 30; “Tips for Raising Stronger Families,” Ensign, June 2000, 8. Consider applying the eight tips to life in the home.

Personal Progress, “Divine Nature Value Experiences,” no. 3.

Lesson 10: Encouraging Enjoyable Family Activities

James E. Faust, “Enriching Our Lives through Family Home Evening,” Liahona and Ensign, June 2003, 2. Discuss some of President Faust’s suggestions as part of the lesson’s conclusion.

Lesson 11: Extended Family Relationships

James E. Faust, “The Phenomenon That Is You,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2003, 53. Supplement the lesson with the stories.

Bruce C. Hafen, “Planting Promises in the Hearts of the Children,” Liahona, June 1998, 16; Ensign, June 1994, 46. Ask a young woman to tell the story of the son in the article.

Personal Progress, “Individual Worth Value Experiences,” no. 5.

Lesson 12: The Blessings of the Priesthood

“Priesthood Restored,” Liahona, Apr. 2004, 30; Ensign, Apr. 2004, 18. Use this article to supplement the discussion of priesthood offices.

Brenda Williams, “My Terrible, Horrible Day,” Liahona, Sept. 2002, 22; New Era, Sept. 2001, 34. Consider adding this story to the discussion on the blessings from the priesthood.

Lesson 13: The Priesthood Can Bless Families

L. Tom Perry, “Fatherhood, an Eternal Calling,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2004, 69. Use the teachings on the roles of fathers as you discuss ways young women can support their fathers.

Merrill J. Bateman, “Priesthood, Keys, and the Power to Bless,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2003, 50. Share Elder Bateman’s story instead of the case studies.

Lesson 14: We Have a Wonderful Legacy

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Four Cornerstones of Faith,” Liahona and Ensign, Feb. 2004, 2. Use the cornerstones idea to supplement the discussion on the Restoration.

Robert D. Hales, “Receiving a Testimony of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2003, 28. Consider including these ideas on the Apostasy and Restoration.

Lesson 15: Blessings of the House of Israel

“About Patriarchal Blessings,” Liahona, Mar. 2004, 18; New Era, Mar. 2004, 32. Use this article to teach about patriarchal blessings.

Personal Progress, “Individual Worth Value Experiences,” no. 6.

Lesson 16: Temple Endowment

Howard W. Hunter, “A Temple-Motivated People,” Liahona, Mar. 2004, 40; Ensign, Mar. 2004, 38. Use the article to discuss the blessings of the temple.

Lesson 17: Preparing to Attend the Temple

Russell M. Nelson, “Personal Preparation for Temple Blessings,” Liahona, July 2001, 37; Ensign, May 2001, 32. Consider inviting two young women to teach using the “Physical Preparation for the Temple” and “Spiritual Preparation for the Temple” sections.

F. David Stanley, “The Most Important Step,” Liahona, Oct. 2001, 34; New Era, June 2000, 20. Use the “Preparing for the Temple” section to supplement the discussion on preparation.

Personal Progress, “Integrity Value Project,” bullet 5.

Lesson 18: Temple Marriage

Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Marriage That Endures,” Liahona and Ensign, July 2003, 2. Consider using the story of the English couple.

“Planning Your Temple Wedding,” Liahona, Oct. 2004, 39; New Era, Oct. 2004, 25. Use some of the information in this article as you discuss the blessings of temple marriage.

Tamara Leatham Bailey, “The Temple-Going Type,” Liahona, May 1999, 46; New Era, Apr. 1998, 34. Consider using this story with the first three questions in the lesson.

Lesson 19: Heritage

Dallin H. Oaks, “Repentance and Change,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2003, 37. Use this article with Hel. 15:7–8.

Jeffrey R. Holland, “A Prayer for the Children,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2003, 85. Supplement the discussion on what kind of ancestors we can be with the article section on what our children must know from us.

Personal Progress, “Faith Value Experiences,” no. 2.

Lesson 20: Understanding a Missionary’s Responsibilities

M. Russell Ballard, “The Greatest Generation of Missionaries,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2002, 46. Consider introducing the lesson with ideas from this article.

“Teaching from the Heart,” Liahona, June 2004, 8; Ensign, June 2004, 6. Prayerfully use sections of this article to discuss how missionaries teach the gospel.

Lesson 21: Learning to Share the Gospel

M. Russell Ballard, “Members Are the Key,” Liahona, Sept. 2000, 12; Ensign, Sept. 2000, 8. Add article ideas to the discussion of member missionary work.

Richard M. Romney, “To the Ends of the Earth,” Liahona, Jan. 2003, 26; New Era, Jan. 2003, 20. Tell about the experiences of the youth in the article.

Personal Progress, “Good Works Value Experiences,” no. 7.

Lesson 22: Eternal Perspective

James E. Faust, “Who Do You Think You Are?” Liahona, June 2001, 2; New Era, Mar. 2001, 4. Consider using ideas from this article in the discussion about who we really are.

L. Lionel Kendrick, “Strength during Struggles,” Liahona, Mar. 2002, 28; Ensign, Oct. 2001, 24. Consider adding the section about positive perspective to the discussion about having a positive attitude during trials.

Personal Progress, “Faith Value Experiences,” no. 6.

Lesson 23: Overcoming Opposition

Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Finding a Safe Harbor,” Liahona, July 2000, 71; Ensign, May 2000, 59. Use the butterfly concept as an object lesson.

“Questions and Answers,” Liahona, Feb. 2001, 22; New Era, July 2003, 16. Use this article to introduce the lesson topic.

Lesson 24: Agency

Lynn G. Robbins, “Agency and Anger,” Ensign, May 1998, 80. Use the first part of this article in the section “Agency Is the Power and Freedom to Choose.”

Sharon G. Larsen, “Agency—A Blessing and a Burden,” Liahona, Jan. 2000, 12; Ensign, Nov. 1999, 11. Use this article to help the young women understand that commandments do not limit freedom.

Personal Progress, “Choice and Accountability Value Experiences,” no. 1.

Lesson 25: Obedience

James E. Faust, “Obedience: The Path to Freedom,” Liahona, July 1999, 53; Ensign, May 1999, 45. Use this article to show that commandments bless us by protecting us from bondage.

Donald L. Staheli, “Obedience—Life’s Great Challenge,” Ensign, May 1998, 81. Use the story about the dog to introduce the lesson.

Personal Progress, “Divine Nature Value Experiences,” no. 5.