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Aaronic Priesthood Manual 3 (Use to supplement, but not replace, lessons 1–25.)

Note: The manual does not include a specific Easter lesson. If you want to teach a special Easter lesson (31 March), consider using conference addresses, articles, and hymns that focus on the Atonement, the Resurrection, and the life and mission of the Savior.

Lesson 1: The Godhead

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

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

Douglas S. Ladle, “Insights from 3 Nephi about Our Father in Heaven,”Ensign, Dec. 2000, 22–25.

Lesson 2: The Plan of Salvation

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

L. Aldin Porter, “Our Destiny,” New Era, Oct. 2000, 44–46.

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

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

Lesson 3: Sons of the Living God

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

“I Know My Father Lives,” Hymns, no. 302.

Lesson 4: I Have the Ability and Freedom to Choose

Richard G. Scott, “He Lives,”Ensign, Nov. 1999, 87–89.

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

“Choose the Right,” Hymns, no. 239.

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

James E. Faust, “The Enemy Within,”Ensign, Nov. 2000, 44–46.

Richard C. Edgley, “Satan’s Bag of Snipes,”Ensign, Nov. 2000, 42–43.

“Q&A: Every now and then, I feel so bad. It seems like everything is going wrong, not just in my life but in the world. It feels like Satan is getting too strong. Is there anything I can do?” New Era, Sept. 1999, 16–18.

Lesson 6: The Fall of Adam

Russell M. Nelson, “The Atonement,”Ensign, Nov. 1996, 33–36.

Dallin H. Oaks, “‘The Great Plan of Happiness,’”Ensign, Nov. 1993, 72–75.

Jess L. Christensen, “The Choice That Began Mortality,”Ensign, Jan. 2002, 36–38.

Lesson 7: The Atonement Brings Victory over Death and Hell

Russell M. Nelson, “His Mission and Ministry,” New Era, Dec. 1999, 4–8.

Spencer J. Condie, “The Fall and Infinite Atonement,”Ensign, Jan. 1996, 22–27.

Lesson 8: The Resurrection and Judgment

Gordon B. Hinckley, “‘He Is Not Here, but Is Risen,’”Ensign, May 1999, 70–72.

Dallin H. Oaks, “Resurrection,”Ensign, May 2000, 14–16.

Lesson 9: Justice and Mercy

Richard G. Scott, “The Path to Peace and Joy,”Ensign, Nov. 2000, 25–27.

D. Todd Christofferson, “Justification and Sanctification,”Ensign, June 2001, 18–25.

Lance B. Wickman, “‘Friends Again at Last’: Justice and Mercy in the Warming Glow of Charity,”Ensign, June 2000, 30–37.

Lesson 10: A Mighty Change

James E. Faust, “A Second Birth,”Ensign, June 1998, 2–5.

Dallin H. Oaks, “The Challenge to Become,”Ensign, Nov. 2000, 32–34.

Christopher Aulepp, “Turnaround,” New Era, Aug. 2000, 8–10.

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

Lesson 11: Faith Sufficient to Obtain Eternal Life

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

James E. Faust, “The Shield of Faith,”Ensign, May 2000, 17–19.

H. Bruce Stucki, “The Faith of a Sparrow,” New Era, Sept. 2000, 4–6.

“True to the Faith,” Hymns, no. 254.

Lesson 12: Repentance

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

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

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

“Come unto Jesus,” Hymns, no. 117.

Lesson 13: Receiving Forgiveness As We Forgive

Gordon B. Hinckley, “‘Of You It Is Required to Forgive,’”Ensign, June 1991, 2–5.

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

“I Have to Forgive Him?”Ensign, Apr. 1999, 48–49.

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

Lesson 14: The Sacrament

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

Julie Cannon Markham, “Taking His Name Upon Us,”Ensign, Apr. 1998, 38–43.

“Always Remember Him,” New Era, Oct. 2000, 15.

“As Now We Take the Sacrament,” Hymns, no. 169.

Lesson 15: Enduring to the End

Russell M. Nelson, “Stay in the Boat,”Friend, Mar. 1999, inside front cover.

Robert D. Hales, “‘Behold, We Count Them Happy Which Endure,’”Ensign, May 1998, 75–77.

Vinny DiGirolamo, “Pinned!” New Era, Oct. 2000, 12–14.

“Press Forward, Saints,” Hymns, no. 81.

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

Gordon B. Hinckley, “My Testimony of Christ,” New Era, Apr. 2001, 4–7.

Sharon G. Larsen, “Your Light in the Wilderness,”Ensign, May 1999, 89–91.

“The Lord Is My Light,” Hymns, no. 89.

Lesson 17: The Holy Ghost

Boyd K. Packer, “The Cloven Tongues of Fire,”Ensign, May 2000, 7–9.

“Q&A: I know the Holy Ghost can guide me, but how can I tell the difference between my own thoughts and feelings and the inspiration of the Spirit?” New Era, Nov. 1999, 16–18.

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

Lesson 18: Prayer

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Be Prayerful,” New Era, Oct. 2000, 4–7.

“Meaningful Prayer,” New Era, Jan. 2001, 29.

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

Lesson 19: Fasting

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

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

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

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

Lesson 20: Tithing—A Spiritual Test

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

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

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

“Q&A: I don’t make money very often, and when I do I pay a full tithing. But I don’t feel like what I’m paying makes much difference. Should I worry about paying tithing yet?” New Era, July 1999, 16–18.

“Because I Have Been Given Much,” Hymns, no. 219.

Lesson 21: The Role of the Quorum

M. Russell Ballard, “Are We Keeping Pace?”Ensign, Nov. 1998, 6–8.

D. Todd Christofferson, “The Priesthood Quorum,”Ensign, Nov. 1998, 40–42.

Janet Thomas, “All for One,” New Era, Jan. 2001, 20–25.

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

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

Lesson 22: Duties of Priests

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

Dallin H. Oaks, “Your Sacred Duty,” New Era, May 1999, 4–7.

Lesson 23: Preparing for the Melchizedek Priesthood

Thomas S. Monson, “Today Determines Tomorrow,”Ensign, Nov. 1998, 48–51.

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

Jeffrey R. Holland, “‘Sanctify Yourselves,’”Ensign, Nov. 2000, 38–40.

Lesson 24: Follow the Prophet

Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth,” New Era, Jan. 2001, 4–15.

Clyde J. Williams, “Following the Prophets: A Book of Mormon Perspective,”Ensign, July 2000, 19–23.

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

Lesson 25: Every Young Man Should Serve a Mission

M. Russell Ballard, “Now Is the Time,”Ensign, Nov. 2000, 75–77.

Richard C. Edgley, “‘We Care Enough to Send Our Very Best,’”Ensign, Nov. 1996, 62–64.

Janet Thomas, “Two-Year Time-Out,” New Era, Aug. 2000, 28–33.

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

“Come, All Ye Sons of God,” Hymns, no. 322.

Young Women Manual 3 (Use to supplement, but not replace, lessons 1–25.)

Note: The manual does not include a specific Easter lesson. If you want to teach a special Easter lesson (31 March), consider using conference addresses, articles, and hymns that focus on the Atonement, the Resurrection, and the life and mission of the Savior.

Lesson 1: God the Father

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

Douglas S. Ladle, “Insights from 3 Nephi about Our Father in Heaven,”Ensign, Dec. 2000, 22–25.

Carrie Schaffer, “Always My Father,” New Era, May 2000, 11.

Lesson 2: Coming to Know the Savior

“The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles,” New Era, Apr. 2000, 20–21.

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

Becky Prescott, “Always My Friend,” New Era, Mar. 2000, 7.

“Come unto Jesus,” Hymns, no. 117.

Lesson 3: Living the Gospel Daily

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

Neil L. Andersen, “Debugging Your Life,” New Era, Aug. 2000, 4–6.

Lesson 4: Preparing to Become an Eternal Companion

Richard G. Scott, “The Joy of Living the Great Plan of Happiness,”Ensign, Nov. 1996, 73–75.

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

Lesson 5: Creating a Spiritual Environment in the Home

M. Russell Ballard, “Like a Flame Unquenchable,”Ensign, May 1999, 85–87.

Teresa Bateman, “Juggling Lessons,”Friend, Mar. 1998, 28–30.

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

Lesson 6: A Woman’s Responsibility to Teach

Dallin H. Oaks, “Gospel Teaching,”Ensign, Nov. 1999, 78–80.

“Help Me Teach with Inspiration,” Hymns, no. 281.

Lesson 7: Our Purpose in Life

Thomas S. Monson, “Your Celestial Journey,”Ensign, May 1999, 96–98.

James E. Faust, “Who Do You Think You Are?” New Era, Mar. 2001, 4–9.

Richard G. Scott, “He Lives,” New Era, Dec. 2000, 4–7.

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

Lesson 8: Eternal Families

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

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

“Q&A: My family is getting ready to be sealed in the temple. … Could you help me understand the sealing process so I will be better prepared?” New Era, Mar. 2000, 16–18.

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

Lesson 9: Encouraging Family Unity

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

Ashley Eggers, “Love, Anonymous,” New Era, Feb. 2001, 26–27.

Sheila Kindred, “The List,”Friend, Nov. 2000, 2–4.

“Love at Home,” Hymns, no. 294.

Lesson 10: Encouraging Enjoyable Family Activities

Letter from the First Presidency, in “Policies and Announcements,”Ensign, Jan. 2000, 78–79.

Lisa M. G. Crockett and others, “We Are Family,” New Era, Oct. 1999, 26–29.

“Best Friends,” New Era, Oct. 1999, 37.

Lesson 11: Extended Family Relationships

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

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

Aaron J. Tolson, “The Fruits of My Labors,” New Era, June 1999, 8–10.

Lesson 12: The Blessings of the Priesthood

Boyd K. Packer, “What Every Elder Should Know—and Every Sister as Well: A Primer on Principles of Priesthood Government,”Ensign, Feb. 1993, 6–13.

Ray H. Wood, “‘Made Like unto the Son of God,’”Ensign, May 1999, 40–41.

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

Lesson 13: The Priesthood Can Bless Families

Russell M. Nelson, “Shepherds, Lambs, and Home Teachers,”Ensign, Aug. 1994, 14–19.

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

Lesson 14: We Have a Wonderful Legacy

Jeffrey R. Holland, “As Doves to Our Windows,”Ensign, May 2000, 75–77.

Robert L. Backman, “Faith in Every Footstep,”Ensign, Jan. 1997, 6–14.

Elyssa Renee Andrus, “My Dad the Dictator,” New Era, Sept. 2000, 34–36.

“An Angel from on High,” Hymns, no. 13.

Lesson 15: Blessings of the House of Israel

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

Russell M. Nelson, “The Exodus Repeated,”Ensign, July 1999, 6–13.

Paul K. Browning, “Gathering Scattered Israel: Then and Now,”Ensign, July 1998, 54–61.

Lesson 16: Temple Endowment

Boyd K. Packer, “The Holy Temple,”Ensign, Feb. 1995, 32–37.

David E. Sorensen, “Why Baptism Is Not Enough,”Ensign, Apr. 1999, 16–21.

F. David Stanley, “The Most Important Step,” New Era, June 2000, 20–23.

Lesson 17: Preparing to Attend the Temple

James E. Faust, “Eternity Lies before Us,”Ensign, May 1997, 18–20.

“For the Strengthening of Youth,”Ensign, Sept. 2000, 26–30.

“I’m Going There Someday,” New Era, May 2000, 15.

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

“We Love Thy House, O God,” Hymns, no. 247.

Lesson 18: Temple Marriage

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

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

Gale Sears, “The Thirty-Dollar Wedding Dress,” New Era, Nov. 2000, 44–46.

Lesson 19: Heritage

David B. Haight, “Be a Strong Link,”Ensign, Nov. 2000, 19–21.

Donald L. Hallstrom, “Cultivate Righteous Traditions,”Ensign, Nov. 2000, 27–28.

Barbara Jean Jones, “Making History,” New Era, May 1999, 15.

Lesson 20: Understanding a Missionary’s Responsibilities

M. Russell Ballard, “Now Is the Time,”Ensign, Nov. 2000, 75–77.

Laury Livsey, “A Day in the Life of a Missionary,” New Era, June 2000, 60–65.

Lesson 21: Learning to Share the Gospel

M. Russell Ballard, “Members Are the Key,”Ensign, Sept. 2000, 8–15.

Mary Ellen Smoot, “We Are Instruments in the Hands of God,”Ensign, Nov. 2000, 89–92.

Laury Livsey, “Aarika’s Courage,” New Era, Jan. 2001, 30–35.

“Reach Out,” New Era, Feb. 2000, 11.

“The Light Divine,” Hymns, no. 305.

Lesson 22: Eternal Perspective

Jeffrey R. Holland, “‘An High Priest of Good Things to Come,’”Ensign, Nov. 1999, 36–38.

Jay E. Jensen, “Keep an Eternal Perspective,”Ensign, May 2000, 27–28.

Jana Bouck Remy, “A Promise Kept,” New Era, Jan. 2001, 46–48.

“Come, Come, Ye Saints,” Hymns, no. 30.

Lesson 23: Overcoming Opposition

Neal A. Maxwell, “The Tugs and Pulls of the World,”Ensign, Nov. 2000, 35–37.

H. Bruce Stucki, “The Faith of a Sparrow: Faith and Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ,”Ensign, Nov. 1999, 44–45.

Victor Harris, “I Was Amazed,” New Era, Jan. 2000, 8–9.

“Press Forward, Saints,” Hymns, no. 81.

Lesson 24: Agency

Neal A. Maxwell, “‘According to the Desire of [Our] Hearts,’”Ensign, Nov. 1996, 21–23.

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

“Q&A: Sometimes I feel like my whole life is planned out for me. How can I feel more in control?” New Era, Apr. 2000, 16–18.

“Choose the Right,” Hymns, no. 239.

Lesson 25: Obedience

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

Adrian Robert Gostick, “Staying Centered,” New Era, Nov. 1999, 44–46.

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