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 activities listed in the guides may be worked on during lesson time, or you may encourage quorum or class members to complete them at home. Additional teaching suggestions are found in the Liahona on the “Using the Liahona” page, in the New Era on the “What’s in It for You” page, and in Teaching, No Greater Call.

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

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Aaronic Priesthood Manual 3

The following resources may be used to supplement, but not replace, lessons 26–49.

Lesson 26: Blessings of Chastity

Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Tragic Evil among Us,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2004, 59. Consider using President Hinckley’s counsel to supplement the lesson.

Richard G. Scott, “Serious Questions, Serious Answers,” Liahona, Sept. 1997, 28; “Making the Right Choices,” Ensign, Nov. 1994, 37. Use the question and answer format to discuss the morality issues mentioned in the lesson.

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

Lesson 27: The Body Is a Temple

Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth,” Liahona, Apr. 2001, 30; Ensign, Jan. 2001, 2; New Era, Jan. 2001, 4. The “Be Clean” section could be used to introduce the lesson.

Boyd K. Packer, “Spiritual Crocodiles,” Liahona, Oct. 2002, 8; New Era, Oct. 2001, 8. The analogy and story in the article illustrate the consequences of disobedience.

Duty to God (Deacon), “Educational, Personal, and Career Development,” no. 12.

Lesson 28: Withstanding Temptation

Gordon B. Hinckley, “An Ensign to the Nations, a Light to the World,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2003, 82. Consider adding President Hinckley’s counsel as you discuss the role of modern prophets.

James E. Faust, “The Devil’s Throat,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2003, 51. The analogy and commentary in the article could supplement the lesson.

Lesson 29: Sabbath Observance

Earl C. Tingey, “Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy,” Liahona, Feb. 1999, 48; Ensign, Feb. 2000, 48. Consider using this article to introduce the lesson.

“Call the Sabbath a Delight,” Ensign, Apr. 2001, 46. The article’s ideas for keeping the Sabbath day holy could help begin a discussion.

Duty to God (Teacher), “Spiritual Development,” no. 2.

Lesson 30: An Aaronic Priesthood Holder Cherishes Womanhood

James E. Faust, “Womanhood: The Highest Place of Honor,” Liahona, July 2000, 116; Ensign, May 2000, 95. Include ideas about the special gifts of womanhood with the “Women and Men Have God-Given Differences” section of the lesson.

Duty to God (Priest), “Citizenship and Social Development,” no. 2.

Lesson 31: Choosing an Eternal Companion

Thomas S. Monson, “Whom Shall I Marry?” New Era, Oct. 2004, 4. The personal story and counsel could be used with the “Finding the Right Person” section.

Dallin H. Oaks, “Timing,” Liahona and Ensign, Oct. 2003, 10. Add the “Applications to Our Lives” part of the article to the “Timing for Marriage” section of the lesson.

Duty to God (Priest), “Citizenship and Social Development,” no. 4.

Lesson 32: Preparing for the Temple Endowment

Howard W. Hunter, “A Temple-Motivated People,” Liahona, Mar. 2004, 40; Ensign, Mar. 2004, 38. The section of the article titled “The Great Symbol of Our Membership” could enhance the discussion in the “Purposes of Temples” section of the lesson.

Duty to God (Priest), Family Activities,” no. 10.

Lesson 33: Celestial Marriage—A Preparation for Eternity

Richard G. Scott, “Receive the Temple Blessings,” Liahona, July 1999, 29; Ensign, May 1999, 25. Consider using the opening paragraph of the article in the lesson introduction.

F. Burton Howard, “Eternal Marriage,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2003, 92. The three obligations discussed in the article could enhance the lesson introduction.

Duty to God (Priest), “Citizenship and Social Development,” nos. 2, 4.

Lesson 34: Obedience

R. Conrad Schultz, “Faith Obedience,” Liahona, July 2002, 32; Ensign, May 2002, 29. The story and ideas on “faith obedience” could supplement the “Blessings Come When an Aaronic Priesthood Holder Is Obedient” section in the lesson.

Duty to God (Deacon), “Citizenship and Social Development,” no. 5.

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

Lesson 35: Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

Gordon B. Hinckley, “We Walk by Faith,” Liahona, July 2002, 80; Ensign, May 2002, 72. Use the train analogy to support the lesson’s conclusion.

L. Whitney Clayton, “Help Thou Mine Unbelief,” Liahona, Jan. 2002, 31; Ensign, Nov. 2001, 28. Use one or two of the scripture stories in the article to replace or supplement the stories in the lesson.

Duty to God (Teacher), “Family Activities,” no. 1.

Lesson 36: Patriarchal Blessings

Boyd K. Packer, “The Stake Patriarch,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2002, 42. Use excerpts from President Packer’s talk to supplement the “What Is a Patriarchal Blessing?” section.

“About Patriarchal Blessings,” Liahona, Mar. 2004, 18; New Era, Mar. 2004, 32. Use the article as a review to supplement the lesson’s conclusion.

Duty to God (Teacher, Priest), “Family Activities,” no. 3.

Lesson 37: Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit

Joseph B. Wirthlin, “The Unspeakable Gift,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2003, 26. Elder Wirthlin’s explanation of the gift of the Holy Ghost could help introduce the lesson.

Robert D. Hales, “Gifts of the Spirit,” Ensign, Feb. 2002, 12. Consider using the examples of spiritual gifts in the article to enhance the lesson.

Lesson 38: The Pure Love of Christ

William W. Parmley, “Come, Follow Me,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2003, 93. Choose one of the stories in the article to illustrate Christlike service.

Duty to God (Teacher), “Citizenship and Social Development,” no. 3.

Duty to God (Priest), “Spiritual Development,” no. 4.

Lesson 39: Feasting on the Words of Christ

Robert D. Hales, “Healing Soul and Body,” Liahona, Jan. 1999, 16; Ensign, Nov. 1998, 14. Elder Hales’s counsel on pondering could be included in the “We Can Be Nourished by the Word of God” section of the lesson.

W. Rolfe Kerr, “The Words of Christ—Our Spiritual Liahona,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2004, 36. Consider adding ideas from this article to the end of the “Scripture Study Helps Us Stay Closer to Heavenly Father” section.

Duty to God (Deacon, Teacher, Priest), “Family Activities,” no. 1.

Lesson 40: Doing Missionary Work

Dallin H. Oaks, “Sharing the Gospel,” Liahona, Jan. 2002, 7; Ensign, Nov. 2001, 7. Elder Oaks’s three main points could be added to the lesson.

Gary J. Coleman, “Are You Still Here?” Liahona, July 2000, 34; Ensign, May 2000, 29. Consider including examples of finding people to teach.

Duty to God (Priest), “Quorum Activities,” no. 3; “Spiritual Development,” no. 11.

Lesson 41: Becoming More like Our Savior

James E. Faust, “Born Again,” Liahona, July 2001, 68; Ensign, May 2001, 54. The story of Atiati could be added to the discussion on coming unto Christ.

L. Lionel Kendrick, “Strength during Struggles,” Liahona, Mar. 2002, 28; Ensign, Oct. 2001, 24. The article’s “A Personal Savior” section could supplement the discussion about the Savior.

Lesson 42: Being Humble and Teachable

Marlin K. Jensen, “To Walk Humbly with Thy God,” Liahona, July 2001, 9; Ensign, May 2001, 9. Use some of the examples of humility from the article after using the story in the lesson.

Athos M. Amorim, “Words of Jesus: Humility,” Liahona, Mar. 2003, 38; Ensign, Mar. 2003, 48. Consider replacing the story in the lesson with the Savior’s example and teachings on humility that are discussed in the article.

Lesson 43: Thoughts and Language

Robert K. Dellenbach, “Profanity,” Liahona, Sept. 1996, 28; New Era, May 1992, 46. This article could enhance the “We Should Use Clean Language in All Situations” section.

“Danger Ahead! Avoiding Pornography’s Trap,” Liahona, Oct. 2002, 12; New Era, Oct. 2002, 34. Some of the suggestions and quotes in the article could enhance the part of the lesson on keeping our thoughts and language clean.

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

Lesson 44: Service to Others

“Priesthood Restored,” Liahona, Apr. 2004, 30; Ensign, Apr. 2004, 18. Ideas from the article could be used to show how priesthood holders can serve others.

Duty to God, “Citizenship and Social Development,” (Deacon), no. 10; (Teacher), no. 12.

Lesson 45: Strengthening Testimonies by Bearing Them

Adam C. Olson, “Standing the Test of Time,” Liahona, Feb. 2004, 36; New Era, Feb. 2004, 20. Use the statements given by youth in the article to suggest ways to strengthen personal testimonies.

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

Duty to God (Priest), “Quorum Activities,” no. 5.

Lesson 46: Effective Home Teaching

John L. Haueter, “Junior Companion,” Liahona, Nov. 2001, 28; New Era, Jan. 2001, 36. This story could be included in the discussion of how companions should work together.

Duty to God (Teacher), “Spiritual Development,” no. 3.

Lesson 47: Honesty

Howard W. Hunter, “Be Honest with Yourself,” New Era, July 2003, 36. Add the “Examples of Dishonesty” section of the article to the discussion.

Dallin H. Oaks, “Repentance and Change,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2003, 37. You might use Elder Oaks’s comment in the middle of the talk about being honest to help teach the “Honesty Is the Basis for All Good Relationships” section.

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

Lesson 48: Preparing to Serve through Education

John K. Carmack, “The Perpetual Education Fund: A Bright Ray of Hope,” Liahona, Jan. 2004, 32; Ensign, Jan. 2004, 36. Consider including the article as you discuss how education can prepare us for employment.

Duty to God (Deacon, Teacher, Priest), “Educational, Personal, and Career Development,” no. 1.

Lesson 49: We Have a Wonderful Legacy

James E. Faust, “A Priceless Heritage,” Ensign, July 2002, 2. Consider including some of the pioneer stories to enhance the “We Have a Legacy of Faith” section.

Russell M. Nelson, “Roots and Branches,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2004, 27. You could use Elder Nelson’s testimony from the article to conclude the lesson.

Duty to God (Deacon, Teacher), “Spiritual Development,” no. 6.

Young Women Manual 3

The following resources may be used to supplement, but not replace, lessons 26–47.

Lesson 26: Repentance

Richard G. Scott, “Peace of Conscience and Peace of Mind,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2004, 15. Consider adding the teachings on the steps of repentance to the “Repentance Brings Peace and Happiness to Our Lives” section of the lesson.

Henry B. Eyring, “Do Not Delay,” Liahona, Jan. 2000, 38; Ensign, Nov. 1999, 33. Include Elder Eyring’s counsel with the “We Need to Repent Each Day” section.

Personal Progress, “Choice and Accountability Value Experiences,” no. 4.

Lesson 27: Forgiving Ourselves

Neal A. Maxwell, “Testifying of the Great and Glorious Atonement,” Liahona, Apr. 2002, 6; Ensign, Oct. 2001, 10. Consider adding Elder Maxwell’s testimony as you discuss the difficulty in forgiving ourselves.

Jeffrey R. Holland, “Teaching, Preaching, Healing,” Liahona, Jan. 2003, 12; Ensign, Jan. 2003, 32. The “Christ Knows the Way” section of this article could help you teach about the gift of forgiveness.

Personal Progress, “Faith Value Experiences,” no. 5.

Lesson 28: Consecration and Sacrifice

Neal A. Maxwell, “Consecrate Thy Performance,” Liahona, July 2002, 39; Ensign, May 2002, 36. Use Elder Maxwell’s counsel as you discuss the Joseph Smith quote in the lesson.

Keith B. McMullin, “An Invitation with Promise,” Liahona, July 2001, 75; “Are You a Saint?” New Era, Feb. 2003, 38. Consider using the counsel on avoiding worldliness after the teacher presentation on celestial laws.

Personal Progress, “Faith Value Experiences,” no. 7.

Lesson 29: A Change of Heart

Ezra Taft Benson, “Of the Most Worth,” Tambuli, Feb. 1990, 2; New Era, July 2002, 46. As part of the lesson application, include the paragraphs on how testimony can better prepare missionaries.

Henry B. Eyring, “We Must Raise Our Sights,” Ensign, Sept. 2004, 14. Consider concluding the lesson with Elder Eyring’s counsel on the pure gospel.

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

Lesson 30: Scripture Study

Russell M. Nelson, “Living by Scriptural Guidance,” Liahona, Jan. 2001, 19; “Getting Where You Want to Go,” New Era, May 2003, 4. Use ideas from the article to supplement the “The Scriptures Can Guide Us and Help Us Meet Daily Challenges” section.

Julie B. Beck, “My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2004, 107. Consider sharing Sister Beck’s scripture study experiences.

Personal Progress, “Faith Value Project,” bullet 4.

Lesson 31: Service in the Church

Henry B. Eyring, “In the Strength of the Lord,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2004, 16. Share one of the experiences in the article to illustrate willing Church service.

Susan W. Tanner, “All Things Shall Work Together for Your Good,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2004, 104. Consider using the example of service in the article.

Personal Progress, “Good Works Value Experiences,” no. 1.

Lesson 32: Service in the Community

James E. Faust, “What’s in It for Me?” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2002, 19. Use one of the stories in the article to illustrate examples of serving others.

Stephen A. West, “Five Small Experiences,” Ensign, Feb. 2004, 60. One of the experiences in the article could be used to supplement the lesson.

Personal Progress, “Good Works Value Experiences,” no. 6.

Lesson 33: Each Person Is Divine and Eternal

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Each a Better Person,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2002, 99. The counsel on divine nature could be used to help introduce the lesson.

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

Lesson 34: Avoiding Dishonesty

Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth,” Liahona, Apr. 2001, 30; Ensign, Jan. 2001, 2; New Era, Jan. 2001, 4. The “Be True” section of the article could enhance the lesson’s introduction.

Thomas S. Monson, “Peace, Be Still,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2002, 53. Use the two questions on dishonesty to help conclude the lesson.

Personal Progress, “Integrity Value Experiences,” no. 4.

Lesson 35: Dating Decisions

Susan W. Tanner, “Make Dating Smooth Sailing,” Liahona, Oct. 2004, 42; New Era, Oct. 2004, 28. Supplement the lesson section on physical affection with the four principles in the article.

John Bytheway, “What Do Kisses Mean?” New Era, Oct. 2004, 38. Use the article to enhance the lesson discussion on kissing.

Personal Progress, “Choice and Accountability Value Experiences,” no. 2.

Lesson 36: Marriage Standards

Gordon B. Hinckley, “How Can I Become the Woman of Whom I Dream?” Liahona, July 2001, 112; Ensign, May 2001, 93. Consider adding ideas from this article to the “We Must Remain True to Righteous Standards” section of the lesson.

Special Issue: Dating and Temple Marriage, Liahona and New Era, Oct. 2004. Review this issue for ideas to supplement the lesson.

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

Lesson 37: The Word of God as a Standard

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Pursue the Steady Course,” Liahona and Ensign, Jan. 2005, 2. Use the section “Pursuing a Steady Course” after discussing the challenges confronted by every young woman.

Jan Pinborough, “Everything Good and Beautiful,” Liahona, Mar. 2003, 14; Ensign, Mar. 2003, 62. Use the article to discuss standards of modesty.

Personal Progress, “Choice and Accountability Value Experiences,” no. 2.

Lesson 38: Good Health Habits

Boyd K. Packer, “Ye Are the Temple of God,” Liahona, Jan. 2001, 85; Ensign, Nov. 2000, 72. Use ideas from this article to supplement the “The Lord Has Given Guidelines for Our Health” section of the lesson.

David A. Bednar, “Ye Are the Temple of God,” Ensign, Sept. 2001, 14. After the quiz, use this article to help review the lesson.

Personal Progress, “Knowledge Value Project,” bullet 3.

Lesson 39: Recognizing Our Individual Worth

Glenn L. Pace, “Confidence and Self-Worth,” Ensign, Jan. 2005, 32. This article could enhance the section of the lesson on strengths and weaknesses.

Sydney S. Reynolds, “He Knows Us; He Loves Us,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2003, 76. Consider adding a story from the article to the Zion’s Camp story.

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

Lesson 40: Loving Ourselves and Others

“Questions and Answers,” Liahona, Dec. 2004, 40; New Era, Dec. 2004, 16. Supplement your discussion on loving ourselves with ideas from the article.

“Down on Yourself?” New Era, Jan. 2003, 19.

Personal Progress, “Individual Worth Value Experiences,” no. 3.

Lesson 41: Being Dependable

“Managing Time and Staying Balanced,” Liahona, Apr. 2003, 33; New Era, Apr. 2003, 39. Use this list to help teach about being dependable.

“Play Your Part,” New Era, Aug. 1997, 19.

Personal Progress, “Integrity Value Project,” bullet 1.

Lesson 42: Preparing for Change

Reneé Harding, “Not Just Me,” Liahona, Feb. 2004, 26; New Era, Feb. 2004, 32. Consider replacing the story in the lesson with Reneé’s experience.

Juli Housholder, “It’s Just Hair,” Liahona, Aug. 2003, 18; New Era, Aug. 2003, 20. The article could be used at the beginning of the “We Can Learn to Adjust to Change Successfully” section.

Personal Progress, “Integrity Value Experiences,” no. 4.

Lesson 43: Associations with Others

James E. Faust, “The Need for Balance in Our Lives,” Liahona and Ensign, Mar. 2000, 2. Consider using the article to supplement your discussion on criticizing others.

Richard H. Winkel, “Web of Friendship,” Liahona, Aug. 2003, 32; New Era, Aug. 2003, 10. The analogy of the redwoods could help the discussion of reaching out to others.

Personal Progress, “Divine Nature Value Experiences,” no. 7.

Lesson 44: Avoiding Crisis Living

Richard G. Scott, “To Acquire Knowledge and the Strength to Use It Wisely,” Liahona, Aug. 2002, 12; Ensign, June 2002, 32. Ideas from the article could enhance your discussion of doing all things in wisdom and order.

Paula J. Lewis, “Five Ways to Reduce Stress,” Liahona, Sept. 2000, 24; “Four Steps to Reduce Stress,” Ensign, Oct. 1998, 71. These suggestions could be used with the “We Can Avoid Crisis Living” section.

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

Lesson 45: Choosing a Vocation

Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth,” Liahona, Apr. 2001, 30; Ensign, Jan. 2001, 2; New Era, Jan. 2001, 4. Consider using the “Be Smart” section to enhance your discussion on choosing a vocation.

John K. Carmack, “The Perpetual Education Fund: A Bright Ray of Hope,” Liahona, Jan. 2004, 32; Ensign, Jan. 2004, 36. The information in the article could be added to the “There Are Guidelines We Can Use in Choosing a Vocation” section.

Personal Progress, “Knowledge Value Project,” bullet 2.

Lesson 46: Money Management

“Not Room Enough to Receive It,” Liahona, Dec. 2003, 18; Ensign, Dec. 2003, 46. Consider adding a story from the article to the section on tithing.

Kristi Linton, “Money Matters,” New Era, Sept. 2004, 34. The budgeting forms in the article could be used at the end of the lesson.

Personal Progress, “Knowledge Value Experiences,” no. 2; “Choice and Accountability Value Experiences,” no. 7.

Lesson 47: Messages of Latter-day Prophets

Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth,” Liahona, Apr. 2001, 30; Ensign, Jan. 2001, 2; New Era, Jan. 2001, 4. Select appropriate counsel in this article to use in the lesson.

Personal Progress, “Faith Value Experiences,” no. 1.