Lesson Ideas for Children, Youth and Adults


Chapter 12: “The Atonement,” Gospel Principles

The Atonement is necessary for our salvation.

Lesson 7: “The Atonement Brings Victory over Death and Hell,” Aaronic Priesthood Manual 3

Each young man will better understand the infinite Atonement of Jesus Christ.

Chapter 6: “The Power of the Atonement for Us Personally,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: John Taylor

Through the great atonement, the expiatory [or atoning] sacrifice of the Son of God, it is made possible that man can be redeemed, restored, resurrected and exalted to the elevated position designed for him in the creation.

Lesson 26: “Repentance,” Young Women Manual 3

Each young woman will recognize that repentance is a vital part of progress.

Lesson 27: “Forgiving Ourselves,” Young Women Manual 3

Each young woman will recognize the importance of forgiving herself.

Lesson 25: “Not My Will, But Thine, Be Done,” New Testament Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

Strengthen class members’ testimonies that they can receive forgiveness, peace, and eternal life because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

Lesson 22: “The Atonement of Jesus Christ,” Primary 3: Choose the Right B

Help the children realize that people can repent because Jesus Christ atoned for our sins.

Lesson 45: “The Gift of the Atonement,” Primary 6: Old Testament

Help the children understand that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, each of us may receive the gifts of immortality and eternal life.

Chapter 19: “Repentance,” Gospel Principles

The privilege of repenting is made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. In a way we do not fully understand, Jesus paid for our sins.

Lesson 4: “The Atonement of Jesus Christ,” Preparing for Exaltation Teacher’s Manual

Help class members gain an appreciation for the Atonement of Jesus Christ and its role in enabling us to gain exaltation.

“Repentance,” For the Strength of Youth

The Savior gave His life for us and suffered for our sins. This great sacrifice is called the Atonement. Through the Atonement, you can receive forgiveness and be cleansed from your sins when you repent.

Lesson 30: “Jesus Christ in Gethsemane,” Primary 7: New Testament

Help the children feel love for their Redeemer, Jesus Christ, because of His suffering and atoning for their sins.

Chapter 9: “2 Nephi 9–10,” Book of Mormon Teacher Manual

As Nephi compiled his record, he included two of his brother Jacob’s sermons. In the first sermon, which spans 2 Nephi 6–9, Jacob testified of the power of the Savior’s Atonement to ransom us from the spiritual and physical effects of the Fall.

Lesson 6, “The Fall of Adam,” Aaronic Priesthood Manual 3

Each young man will become more familiar with the scriptural account of the fall of Adam and its consequences.