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

Lesson 26: Worthy Thoughts

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

“Don’t Be Afraid,” President James E. Faust, New Era, July 1998, 4–8.

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

Note: The filmstrip Worthy Music, Worthy Thoughts, mentioned in this lesson, is no longer available.

Lesson 27: The Lord’s Law of Health

“Living Worthy of the Girl You Will Someday Marry,” President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, May 1998, 49–51.

“I Resolve,” Elder Joe J. Christensen, New Era, Jan. 1998, 4–8.

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

Lesson 28: The Sabbath

“A Season of Opportunity,” Bishop H. David Burton, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 9–11.

“To Keep It Holy,” Joseph Richardson, New Era, Oct. 1997, 34–38.

“‘Offer Up Thy Sacraments upon My Holy Day,’”Ensign, Sept. 1998, 47.

“Welcome, Welcome, Sabbath Morning,” Hymns, no. 280.

Lesson 29: The Purpose of Life

“Life’s Obligations,” President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Feb. 1999, 2–5.

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

“Right Side Up,” Elder Richard J. Maynes, New Era, Jan. 1999, 34–37.

“Improve the Shining Moments,” Hymns, no. 226.

Lesson 30: Charity

“‘Go, and Do Thou Likewise,’” Bishop H. David Burton, Ensign, May 1997, 75–77.

“Cool-Aid,” Marc Porter, as told to Brad Wilcox, New Era, June 1997, 10–11.

“‘Out of Small Things,’” Elder Stephen A. West, Ensign, May 1999, 28–29.

“Love One Another,” Hymns, no. 308.

Lesson 31: Forgiveness

“‘If Any Man Offend Not,’” Denise Turner, Ensign, Aug. 1998, 46–48.

“Pockets Full of Rocks,” Larry A. Hiller, New Era, Jan. 1996, 44–49.

“I Chose to Forgive,” Gretchen Knecht Clark, Ensign, June 1997, 62.

Lesson 32: Cultivating Gifts of the Spirit

“Come and See,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, New Era, Dec. 1997, 4–8.

“I Wanted Proof,” Ryan Monson, New Era, Feb. 1998, 8–10.

Lesson 33: Seek Ye Learning

“Life’s Obligations,” President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Feb. 1999, 2–5.

“Living Worthy of the Girl You Will Someday Marry,” President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, May 1998, 49–51.

“I Resolve,” Elder Joe J. Christensen, New Era, Jan. 1998, 4–8.

Lesson 34: The Power of Example

“The Power of Teaching Doctrine,” Elder Henry B. Eyring, Ensign, May 1999, 73–75.

“This Isn’t Rocket Science,” Adrian Robert Gostick, New Era, June 1998, 14–16.

“‘What Church Is That?’” Gail S. Halvorsen, Ensign, Sept. 1997, 60–61.

“Each Life That Touches Ours for Good,” Hymns, no. 293.

Lesson 35: Obeying, Honoring, and Sustaining the Law

“Youth of the Noble Birthright,” Elder L. Tom Perry, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 73–75.

“Standing for Truth and Right,” Elder M. Russell Ballard, Ensign, Nov. 1997, 37–40.

“Ready to Die?” Mauro Properzi, New Era, Apr. 1997, 44–45.

Lesson 36: In Everything Give Thanks

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

“A Grateful Heart,” Elder Gordon T. Watts, New Era, Sept. 1999, 4–7.

“Count Your Blessings,” Marissa D. Thompson, New Era, Oct. 1997, 39.

“For the Beauty of the Earth,” Hymns, no. 92.

Lesson 37: Understanding Women’s Roles

“How Near to the Angels,” President James E. Faust, New Era, Mar. 1999, 4–8.

“Our Sacred Duty to Honor Women,” Elder Russell M. Nelson, Ensign, May 1999, 38–40.

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

The Family: A Proclamation to the World (pamphlet, 1997).

Lesson 38: Living Righteously in an Unrighteous World

“Standing for Truth and Right,” Elder M. Russell Ballard, Ensign, Nov. 1997, 37–40.

“‘But We Heeded Them Not,’” Elder L. Aldin Porter, Ensign, Aug. 1998, 6–9.

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

“The Iron Rod,” Hymns, no. 274.

Lesson 39: Moral Courage

“On the Edge,” President James E. Faust, New Era, Feb. 1997, 4–8.

“Honesty—a Moral Compass,” President James E. Faust, Ensign, Nov. 1996, 41–44.

“The Power of Righteousness,” Elder Richard G. Scott, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 68–70.

“True to the Faith,” Hymns, no. 254.

Lesson 40: Avoiding and Overcoming Temptation

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

“In Harm’s Way,” President Thomas S. Monson, Ensign, May 1998, 46–48.

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

Lesson 41: The Sacrament: In Remembrance of Him

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

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

“Amazed,” Melissa Ransom, New Era, July 1998, 9.

“I Stand All Amazed,” Hymns, no. 193.

Lesson 42: Follow the Brethren

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

“Finding Safety in Counsel,” Elder Henry B. Eyring, Ensign, May 1997, 24–26.

“Divine Direction,” Elder L. Aldin Porter, New Era, Apr. 1998, 46–49.

“Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice,” Hymns, no. 21.

Lesson 43: Spiritual Preparation for a Mission

“Missionary Service,” Elder Earl C. Tingey, Ensign, May 1998, 39–41.

“‘As for Me and My House, We Will Serve the Lord,’” Elder H. Bryan Richards, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 43–44.

“True or False,” Justin Hakanson, New Era, Oct. 1997, 9.

“Called to Serve,” Hymns, no. 249.

Lesson 44: Preparing Now for Temple Marriage

“Living Worthy of the Girl You Will Someday Marry,” President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, May 1998, 49–51.

“Marriage in the Lord’s Way, Part One,” Elder Cree-L Kofford, Ensign, June 1998, 6–12.

“Marriage in the Lord’s Way, Part Two,” Elder Cree-L Kofford, Ensign, July 1998, 14–23.

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

Lesson 45: Effective Home Teaching

“Home Teaching—A Divine Service,” President Thomas S. Monson, New Era, Nov. 1998, 4–9.

“Why Home Teaching?” First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Ensign, Aug. 1998, 73.

“Becoming a Better Home Teacher or Visiting Teacher,” Kellene Ricks Adams, Ensign, Mar. 1997, 24–33.

Lesson 46: Avoiding Degrading Media Influences

“Living Worthy of the Girl You Will Someday Marry,” President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, May 1998, 49–51.

Q&A: Watching videos, New Era, Feb. 1998, 16–18.

Q&A: Bad words in songs, New Era, June 1997, 16–18.

Lesson 47: Clean and Appropriate Speech

“Latter-day Counsel: Excerpts from Recent Addresses of President Gordon B. Hinckley,”Ensign, Apr. 1999, 71.

“‘The Tongue of Angels,’” Elder Robert S. Wood, Ensign, Nov. 1999, 83–84.

“Using Brad Language,” Barbara Jean Jones, New Era, Nov. 1999, 24–27.

Lesson 48: Maintaining Righteous Standards

“Standing for Truth and Right,” Elder M. Russell Ballard, Ensign, Nov. 1997, 37–40.

“‘The Heart and a Willing Mind,’” Elder James M. Paramore, Ensign, May 1998, 41–43.

“A Witness for Jesus Christ,” Darrin Lythgoe, New Era, Apr. 1997, 34–35.

Lesson 49: Honesty and Integrity

“Climb High,” President James E. Faust, New Era, June 1997, 4–8.

“As Good As Our Bond,” Elder Sheldon F. Child, Ensign, May 1997, 29–30.

“Building Integrity,” Tamara Leatham Bailey, New Era, July 1999, 15.

Lesson 50: Valuing and Encouraging People with Disabilities

“A Season of Opportunity,” Bishop H. David Burton, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 9–11.

“A Different Drummer,” Lisa Prall, New Era, Sept. 1998, 48–49.

“I Have a Question: My husband does not read very well and may have a learning disability. What can we do?” Response by Jon B. Fish, Ensign, Mar. 1999, 66.

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

Lesson 25: The Law of Sacrifice

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

“The Law of Sacrifice,” Elder M. Russell Ballard, Ensign, Oct. 1998, 6–13.

“Time Off for Good Behavior,” Laury Livsey, New Era, May 1997, 12–14.

“I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go,” Hymns, no. 270.

Lesson 26: The Sacrament

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

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

“Amazed,” Melissa Ransom, New Era, July 1998, 9.

Lesson 27: Strengthening Testimony through Obedience

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

“‘Ye May Know That He Is,’”Ensign, Feb. 1997, 31.

“Feed the Flame,” Valerie Munns, New Era, July 1997, 15.

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

Lesson 28: Agency

“On the Edge,” President James E. Faust, New Era, Feb. 1997, 4–8.

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

“Q&A: My youth leaders at church say we should follow the For the Strength of Youth booklet. Isn’t it taking away our free agency when they tell us what to do all the time?” New Era, Sept. 1997, 16–18.

“Choose the Right,” Hymns, no. 239.

Lesson 29: Exaltation

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

“Don’t Go Overboard!” Elder Russell M. Nelson, New Era, Mar. 1998, 4–7.

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

Lesson 30: Strengthening Testimony through Service

“‘Go, and Do Thou Likewise,’” Bishop H. David Burton, Ensign, May 1997, 75–77.

“I, Too, Must Give,” Laury Livsey, New Era, Oct. 1998, 20–25.

“My Sunday Job,” Kathi Jo Gardner, New Era, Mar. 1999, 9.

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

Lesson 31: The Law of the Land

“Youth of the Noble Birthright,” Elder L. Tom Perry, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 73–75.

“Standing for Truth and Right,” Elder M. Russell Ballard, Ensign, Nov. 1997, 37–40.

“Ready to Die?” Mauro Properzi, New Era, Apr. 1997, 44–45.

Lesson 32: The Importance of Life

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

“Simple As a Sunset,” Sarah Barton, New Era, Feb. 1997, 49.

“Bonnie’s Song,” Kevin Holgate, New Era, Dec. 1997, 12–15.

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

Lesson 33: The Sacred Power of Procreation

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

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

“What a Blessing,” Vanessa Moodie, New Era, Nov. 1999, 34–36.

Lesson 34: Hold Fast to the Lord’s Standards

“A Chosen Generation,” President Gordon B. Hinckley, New Era, Jan. 1999, 4–7.

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

“‘But We Heeded Them Not,’” Elder L. Aldin Porter, Ensign, Aug. 1998, 6–9.

“The Iron Rod,” Hymns, no. 274.

Lesson 35: Wise Choices

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

“The Time to Prepare,” Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, Ensign, May 1998, 14–16.

“The Big Question,” Rebecca Watson, New Era, Jan. 1999, 8–10.

Lesson 36: Honesty

“Climb High,” President James E. Faust, New Era, June 1997, 4–8.

“As Good As Our Bond,” Elder Sheldon F. Child, Ensign, May 1997, 29–30.

“Building Integrity,” Tamara Leatham Bailey, New Era, July 1999, 15.

Lesson 37: Maintaining Chastity through Righteous Living

“How Near to the Angels,” President James E. Faust, New Era, Mar. 1999, 4–7.

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

“What Prophets and Apostles Teach about Chastity and Fidelity,”Ensign, Oct. 1998, 38–49.

Lesson 38: Physical Health

“I Resolve,” Elder Joe J. Christensen, New Era, Jan. 1998, 4–8.

“Crossing the Finish Line,” Virginia R. Scott, Ensign, Oct. 1997, 69.

“FYI: Picture Yourself, a Picture of Health,” New Era, Jan. 1997, 34–35.

Lesson 39: Preventing Disease

“I Have a Question: Where can I find accurate information on nutrition that is not faddish or inconsistent with Word of Wisdom guidelines?” Rodney Turner, Ensign, Feb. 1996, 64–65.

Lesson 40: Self-Mastery

“I Resolve,” Elder Joe J. Christensen, New Era, Jan. 1998, 4–8.

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

“Count on the Values,” Denise Lindberg, New Era, Nov. 1999, 8–10.

“Be Thou Humble,” Hymns, no. 130.

Lesson 41: Optimism

“Hope, an Anchor of the Soul,” President James E. Faust, Ensign, Nov. 1999, 59–61.

“How to Be Happy,” Elder Marlin K. Jensen, New Era, Aug. 1999, 4–7.

“Look to the Future with Optimism,” Elder Jack H Goaslind, Ensign, Apr. 1997, 22–27.

Lesson 42: Gratitude and Appreciation

“A Grateful Heart,” Elder Gordon T. Watts, New Era, Sept. 1999, 4–7.

“Count Your Blessings,” Marissa D. Thompson, New Era, Oct. 1997, 39.

“With a Grateful Heart,”Ensign, Aug. 1999, 53.

“For the Beauty of the Earth,” Hymns, no. 92.

Lesson 43: Wise Use of Leisure Time

“Life’s Obligations,” President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Feb. 1999, 2–5.

“Measuring Up,” Elder Rex D. Pinegar, New Era, June 1999, 4–7.

“Beat Summertime Boredom,” New Era, Aug. 1999, 37.

Lesson 44: Developing Talents

“Look to the Future with Optimism,” Elder Jack H Goaslind, Ensign, Apr. 1997, 22–27.

“Unearthing Your Talents,” Marissa D. Thompson, New Era, Sept. 1998, 47.

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

Lesson 45: Participating in Cultural Arts

“Curtain Call,” Larry A. Hiller, New Era, Oct. 1997, 28–33.

“At Home with Music,” Paul Pollei, Ensign, Apr. 1999, 55.

“Stars under the Sky,” Shanna Ghaznavi, New Era, July 1999, 20–25.

Lesson 46: Financial Responsibility

“Greed, Selfishness, and Overindulgence,” Elder Joe J. Christensen, Ensign, May 1999, 9–11.

“Paid in Full,” April Anderson Gohier, New Era, Jan. 1998, 48–49.

“Teaching Teens about Credit,”Ensign, Dec. 1998, 61.

Lesson 47: An Uplifting Environment

“Latter-day Counsel: Excerpts from Recent Addresses of President Gordon B. Hinckley,”Ensign, July 1999, 72–73.

“Q&A: Videos are a problem for my friends and me. We often seem to be renting videos we have to turn off and take back. Is there some way we can make good decisions about which movies to watch?” New Era, Feb. 1998, 16–18.

“Spiritual Power of Our Baptism,” Carol B. Thomas, Ensign, May 1999, 91–93.

Lesson 48: Communication Skills in Leadership

“‘A Teacher Come from God,’” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Ensign, May 1998, 25–27.

“Are We Having Fun Yet?” Janet Thomas, New Era, May 1998, 20–25.

“My Best Calling Ever,” Earl Stowell, Ensign, Aug. 1997, 68–69.

Lesson 49: Valuing and Encouraging People with Disabilities

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

“I Have a Question: My husband does not read very well and may have a learning disability. What can we do?” Response by Jon B. Fish, Ensign, Mar. 1999, 66.

“My Kind of Hero,” Linda A. Peterson, New Era, Mar. 1999, 26–27.