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Aaronic Priesthood Manual 2 (Use to update and enrich your lessons.)

Lesson 1: Who Am I?

“The Creation,” Elder Russell M. Nelson, Ensign, May 2000, 84–86.

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

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

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

Lesson 2: Knowing Our Father in Heaven

“The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,” President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Mar. 1998, 2–7.

“The Hands of the Fathers,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Ensign, May 1999, 14–16.

“Never Fear,” Tamara L. Johnson, New Era, Sept. 1998, 51.

Lesson 3: Faith in Jesus Christ

“That We Might Know Thee,” President James E. Faust, Ensign, Jan. 1999, 2–5.

“Apply the Atoning Blood of Christ,” Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Ensign, Nov. 1997, 22–24.

“Our Only Chance,” Sheri L. Dew, Ensign, May 1999, 66–67.

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

Lesson 4: Companionship of the Holy Ghost

“Personal Revelation,” Elder L. Lionel Kendrick, Ensign, Sept. 1999, 6–13.

“Hitting the Mark: Staying Close,” Elder F. Enzio Busche, New Era, Oct. 1997, 4–8 (8).

“Dangerous Question,” Brad Wilcox, New Era, Mar. 1997, 46–49.

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

Lesson 5: Agency

“Obedience: The Path to Freedom,” President James E. Faust, Ensign, May 1999, 45–47.

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

“My Trust Fund,” Richard Moore, New Era, Oct. 1999, 34–36.

Lesson 6: Christlike Service

“Storms of Service,” Elyssa Renee Madsen, New Era, Feb. 2000, 12–15.

“Special Delivery,” Aaron J. Tolson, New Era, May 1999, 8–10.

“True Followers,” Elder Robert J. Whetten, Ensign, May 1999, 30–31.

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

Lesson 7: The Eternal Importance of Families

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

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

“Happy Endings,” Elder Bruce C. Hafen, New Era, Oct. 1999, 44–47.

“Families Can Be Together Forever,” Hymns, no. 300.

Lesson 8: Spirituality

“Spiritual Capacity,” Elder Russell M. Nelson, Ensign, Nov. 1997, 14–16.

“Flight Plan for Life,” Elder Duane B. Gerrard, New Era, Feb. 1999, 4–7.

“Q&A: How can I keep the good feelings with me even while I’m surrounded by the bad?” New Era, May 1997, 16–18.

Lesson 9: Repentance and the Atonement of Jesus Christ

“Do Not Delay,” Elder Henry B. Eyring, Ensign, Nov. 1999, 33–35.

“Washed Clean,” President Boyd K. Packer, Ensign, May 1997, 9–11.

“Do You Know How to Repent?” Elder Jay E. Jensen, New Era, Nov. 1999, 4–7.

“Come unto Jesus,” Hymns, no. 117.

Lesson 10: Studying the Scriptures

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

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

“Making the Scriptures Personal,” John M. Butler, Ensign, Feb. 1999, 70–71.

“As I Search the Holy Scriptures,” Hymns, no. 277.

Lesson 11: Satan and His Temptations

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

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

“Choose the Right,” Hymns, no. 239.

Lesson 12: Prayer

“Fear Not; Only Believe,” President Gordon B. Hinckley, New Era, Jan. 2000, 4–7 (6).

“Personal Revelation,” Elder L. Lionel Kendrick, Ensign, Sept. 1999, 6–13.

“I Have a Question: What guidelines can help us pray in accordance with God’s will?” Alan L. Wilkins, Ensign, Feb. 1999, 53–55.

“Did You Think to Pray?” Hymns, no. 140.

Lesson 13: Fasting

“Real Team Spirit,” Floy Daun Mackay, Ensign, Sept. 1998, 62–63.

“Fast Offerings: Blessings We Give, Blessings We Receive,” Neil K. Newell, Ensign, Oct. 1998, 16–21 (18–19).

“I Have a Question: How can we teach the law of the fast to our children … ?” Sterling C. Hilton, Ensign, Jan. 1997, 66–67.

“Bless Our Fast, We Pray,” Hymns, no. 138.

Lesson 14: Obedience to God

“Peace, Hope, and Direction,” Patricia P. Pinegar, Ensign, Nov. 1999, 67–68.

“Obedience—Life’s Great Challenge,” Elder Donald L. Staheli, Ensign, May 1998, 81–82.

“With a Joyful Heart,” Elder Lynn A. Mickelsen, New Era, Jan. 1997, 46–49.

Lesson 15: Exaltation through Keeping Covenants

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

“Building Up Zion by Making Covenants and Receiving Ordinances,”Ensign, Feb. 1998, 60.

“Jesus Christ, Our Redeemer,” Elder Richard G. Scott, Ensign, May 1997, 53–59.

Lesson 16: Tithes and Offerings

“Opening the Windows of Heaven,” President James E. Faust, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 54–60.

“Q&A: I don’t make money very often. … Should I worry about paying tithing yet?” New Era, July 1999, 16–18.

“Tithing: A Privilege,” Elder Ronald E. Poelman, Ensign, May 1998, 78–79.

Lesson 17: Patriarchal Blessings

“Twice Blessed,” Daniel Thomas Brady, New Era, Aug. 1999, 11.

“A Revelation for You,” Elder Richard D. Allred, New Era, Nov. 1998, 46–48.

“The Abrahamic Covenant,” S. Michael Wilcox, Ensign, Jan. 1998, 42–48.

Lesson 18: Duties of a Teacher in the Aaronic Priesthood

“By What Power … Have Ye Done This?” President James E. Faust, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 45–47.

“Power of the Priesthood,” President James E. Faust, Ensign, May 1997, 41–43.

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

Lesson 19: A Broken Heart and a Contrite Spirit

“Healing Soul and Body,” Elder Robert D. Hales, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 14–17.

“Remember How Merciful the Lord Hath Been,” W. Jeffrey Marsh, Ensign, Apr. 2000, 18–25.

“I Needed Him That Very Hour,” Don Roundy, Ensign, Apr. 2000, 26.

Lesson 20: Administering the Sacrament

“The Priesthood—Mighty Army of the Lord,” President Thomas S. Monson, Ensign, May 1999, 48–50.

“The Aaronic Priesthood and the Sacrament,” Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 37–40 (39–40).

“Perfect Prayer,” Doug Bennett, New Era, May 1997, 10–11.

“In Humility, Our Savior,” Hymns, no. 172.

Lesson 21: Preparing for the Melchizedek Priesthood

“The Priesthood—Mighty Army of the Lord,” President Thomas S. Monson, Ensign, May 1999, 48–50.

“By What Power … Have Ye Done This?” President James E. Faust, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 45–47.

“Growing into the Priesthood,” Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, Ensign, Nov. 1999, 38–41.

“The Priesthood of Our Lord,” Hymns, no. 320.

Lesson 22: Patriarchal Leadership in the Home

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

“The Hands of the Fathers,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Ensign, May 1999, 14–16.

“Like Father, Like Son,” Fraser Aumua/Laury Livsey, New Era, Oct. 1999, 8–9.

Lesson 23: Practical Preparation for a Mission

“It’s Your Call,” Barbara Jean Jones, New Era, June 2000, 16–19.

“Bank on It,” Laury Livsey, New Era, June 2000, 56–58.

“Not Enough for My Mission,” Patricia A. Mitchiner, Ensign, Sept. 1999, 66.

Lesson 24: The Blessings of Work

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

“Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel,” Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Ensign, May 1998, 37–39.

“Growing Together,” Jeanette Waite Bennett, New Era, Oct. 1999, 20–25 (24).

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

Lesson 25: Personal Purity through Self-Discipline

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

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

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

Young Women Manual 2 (Use to update and enrich your lessons.)

Lesson 1: Drawing Closer to Jesus Christ

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

“That We Might Know Thee,” President James E. Faust, Ensign, Jan. 1999, 2–5.

“Come unto Me,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Ensign, Apr. 1998, 16–23.

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

Lesson 2: Spiritual Gifts

“Hitting the Mark,” Elder F. Enzio Busche, New Era, Oct. 1997, 4–8.

“Making Faith a Reality,” Janette Hales Beckham, Ensign, Nov. 1997, 75–76.

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

Lesson 3: Building the Kingdom of God

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

“True at All Times,” Elder F. Melvin Hammond, New Era, Feb. 1999, 46–49.

“The Kingdom’s Perfecting Pathway,” Elder Dale E. Miller, Ensign, May 1998, 29–30.

“Let Us All Press On,” Hymns, no. 243.

Lesson 4: Obeying Commandments Helps Us Fulfill Our Divine Roles

“How Near to the Angels,” President James E. Faust, Ensign, May 1998, 95–97.

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

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

“Keep the Commandments,” Hymns, no. 303.

Lesson 5: Home Environment

“Building Your Eternal Home,” President Thomas S. Monson, Ensign, Oct. 1999, 2–5.

“Discovering Me in Motherhood,” Janet Drake Lanoy, Ensign, Mar. 1999, 53–54.

“Turning Hearts to the Family,” Margaret D. Nadauld, Ensign, May 1998, 89–91.

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

Lesson 6: Sharing Work in the Home

“One Link Still Holds,” Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone, Ensign, Nov. 1999, 13–16.

“Growing Together,” Jeanette Waite Bennett, New Era, Oct. 1999, 20–25.

“Carrying On,” Janna Nielsen, New Era, Oct. 1997, 12–15.

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

Lesson 7: Living in Love and Harmony

“Love at Home,” President Gordon B. Hinckley, New Era, Oct. 1999, 4–7.

“Building Your Eternal Home,” President Thomas S. Monson, Ensign, Oct. 1999, 2–5.

“Young Women—Titles of Liberty,” Sharon G. Larsen, Ensign, May 1998, 93–94.

“Love at Home,” Hymns, no. 294.

Lesson 8: Improving Communication Skills

“4:00 A.M. Ice Cream,” Nettie Hunsaker Francis, New Era, Aug. 1998, 34–36.

“Mealtime, Family Time,” Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard, Ensign, Sept. 1998, 22–27.

“Heart to Heart,” Wendell P. Droubay, Ensign, June 1997, 56–59.

“Let Us Oft Speak Kind Words,” Hymns, no. 232.

Lesson 9: A Young Woman as a Peacemaker in Her Home

“Agency and Anger,” Elder Lynn G. Robbins, Ensign, May 1998, 80–81.

“Q&A: It seems that my brothers and sisters and I fight all the time. … How can I spend eternity with people I don’t get along with?” New Era, Jan. 1999, 16–18.

“Cutting Out Cutting Remarks,” Alice E. Workman, Ensign, Sept. 1999, 73.

“Scatter Sunshine,” Hymns, no. 230.

Lesson 10: The Priesthood: A Great Blessing

“Priesthood and the Home,” Elder D. Lee Tobler, Ensign, May 1999, 43–44.

“Strike from the Sky,” Helen Glissmeyer, New Era, May 1999, 46–49.

“The Incomparable Blessings of the Priesthood,” Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Ensign, Oct. 1997, 44–51.

“God of Power, God of Right,” Hymns, no. 20.

Lesson 11: Appreciating the Bishop

“The Shepherds of the Flock,” President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, May 1999, 51–53.

“The Bishop and His Counselors,” President Boyd K. Packer, Ensign, May 1999, 57–63.

“Bishop, Help!” Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Ensign, May 1997, 22–24.

Lesson 12: Fathers’ Blessings

“Inspirational Thoughts: Blessing of the Priesthood,” President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Aug. 1997, 2–7 (4).

“What It Means to Be a Daughter of God,” President James E. Faust, Ensign, Nov. 1999, 100–102.

“Leaving Home,” Caroline Hinckley, New Era, May 1999, 35.

Lesson 13: Patriarchal Blessings

“A Revelation for You,” Elder Richard D. Allred, New Era, Nov. 1998, 46–48.

“Twice Blessed,” Daniel Thomas Brady, New Era, Aug. 1999, 11.

“The Abrahamic Covenant,” S. Michael Wilcox, Ensign, Jan. 1998, 42–48.

Lesson 14: The Blessings of the Temple

“Temple Blessings: On Earth and in Eternity,” First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Ensign, June 1997, 6–8.

“The Temple: The Place for You,” President Carlos E. Asay, New Era, Mar. 1997, 4–8.

“And What Have You Learned?” Lael J. Woodbury, Ensign, Jan. 2000, 65–66.

“Holy Temples on Mount Zion,” Hymns, no. 289.

Lesson 15: Temple Marriage

“Receive the Temple Blessings,” Elder Richard G. Scott, Ensign, May 1999, 25–27.

“Marriage in the Lord’s Way,” Elder Cree-L Kofford, part 1, Ensign, June 1998, 6–12; part 2,Ensign, July 1998, 14–23.

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

“Families Can Be Together Forever,” Hymns, no. 300.

Lesson 16: Journals

“Comfort from My Mother’s Journal,” Laura Mackay, Ensign, Jan. 2000, 62.

“Why Write It?” Brad Wilcox, Ensign, Sept. 1999, 56–57.

“In Black and White,” Lisa M. Grover, New Era, Jan. 1998, 12–14.

Lesson 17: Keeping Family History Records

“Bridges and Eternal Keepsakes,” Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander, Ensign, May 1999, 83–85.

“Do This Each Year?” Norma Chapin, Ensign, Feb. 2000, 62.

“Family History: A Work of Love,” Mary Ellen Smoot, Ensign, Mar. 1999, 14–18.

“Turn Your Hearts,” Hymns, no. 291.

Lesson 18: A Heritage of Righteous Traditions

“Strengthening Families: Our Sacred Duty,” Elder Robert D. Hales, Ensign, May 1999, 32–34.

“Teaching Family Members Righteous Principles,”Ensign, April 1999, 70.

“Drawing Together,” Janna Nielsen/Lisa M. Grover, New Era, Jan. 1998, 20–25.

Lesson 19: Preparing to Teach Others

“Testimony,” President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, May 1998, 69–71.

“Receive Truth,” Elder L. Tom Perry, Ensign, Nov. 1997, 60–62.

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

“Called to Serve,” Hymns, no. 249.

Lesson 20: Sharing the Gospel

“A Spiritual Adventure,” Elder David B. Haight, New Era, June 2000, 6–9.

“Friendship: A Gospel Principle,” Elder Marlin K. Jensen, Ensign, May 1999, 64–65.

“Sweet Rewards of Missionary Work,” Emory and Kathy Cook, Ensign, Feb. 1999, 71.

“Go Forth with Faith,” Hymns, no. 263.

Lesson 21: Sustaining Missionaries through Letters

“Q&A: My boyfriend just left on his mission. … How can I support him without making him homesick?” New Era, Feb. 1997, 16–18.

Lesson 22: Counseling with the Lord

“Fear Not; Only Believe,” President Gordon B. Hinckley, New Era, Jan. 2000, 4–7 (6).

“Personal Revelation,” Elder L. Lionel Kendrick, Ensign, Sept. 1999, 6–13.

“The Prophet Prayed with Us,” Ferren L. Christensen, Ensign, Mar. 2000, 61–62.

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

Lesson 23: Fasting Brings Blessings

“Fast Offerings: Blessings We Give, Blessings We Receive,” Neil K. Newell, Ensign, Oct. 1998, 16–21 (18–19).

“Real Team Spirit,” Floy Daun Mackay, Ensign, Sept. 1998, 62–63.

“I Have a Question: How can we teach the law of the fast to our children … ?” Sterling C. Hilton, Ensign, Jan. 1997, 66–67.

“Bless Our Fast, We Pray,” Hymns, no. 138.

Lesson 24: Revelation in Our Daily Lives

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

“Hitting the Mark,” Elder F. Enzio Busche, New Era, Oct. 1997, 4–8.

“Q&A: … How can I tell the difference between my own thoughts … and the inspiration of the Spirit?” New Era, Nov. 1999, 16–18.

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