Lesson Ideas for Children, Youth, and Adults


Chapter 17: “The Scriptures,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young

Learning and living by the teachings of the scriptures bring inspiration and direction to our lives.  

Chapter 6: “Discovering the Scriptures for Ourselves,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball

The scriptures are a rare possession that we must each discover for ourselves.

Lesson 1: “That Ye Might Believe That Jesus Is the Christ,” New Testament Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

To encourage class members to strengthen their testimonies of Jesus Christ by studying the New Testament.  

Lesson 9: “My Soul Delighteth in the Words of Isaiah,” Book of Mormon Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

To inspire class members to read the prophecies of Isaiah and to help them understand how these prophecies apply in their lives.  

Lesson 26: “To This End Was I Born,” New Testament Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

To help class members feel the Savior’s love for them and increase their love for Him and their gratitude for His atoning sacrifice. 

Chapter 25: “Truths from the Savior’s Parables in Matthew 13,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith

The Savior taught in parables so that those who believed in His teachings could gain greater light, while those who rejected His teachings would lose the light they had.

Lesson 11: “He Spake Many Things unto Them in Parables,” New Testament Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

To help class members develop “ears to hear” so they can understand how Jesus’s parables apply to them (Matthew 13:9).

Lesson 41: “Heavenly Father and Jesus Gave Us the Scriptures,” Primary 1: I Am a Child of God

To help each child understand that the scriptures contain the words of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and that we can learn about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ by studying the scriptures. 

Lesson 20: “Joseph Smith Translates the Bible and Other Scriptures,” Primary 5: Doctrine and Covenants and Church History

To help the children understand Joseph Smith’s role in bringing forth the scriptures and to encourage them to study the scriptures.

Lesson 9: “Jesus Christ Was a Child like Me,Primary 2: Choose the Right A

To strengthen the children’s desire to be like Jesus Christ by increasing their knowledge of Jesus’s childhood.  

Lesson 37: “Josiah and Ezra Read the Scriptures to the People,” Primary 6: Old Testament

To teach the children that reading and following the counsel of the scriptures brings joy.

Lesson 32: “Love One Another,” Primary 2: Choose the Right A

To help the children understand that they can follow the example of Jesus Christ and show love by helping others.