This Power Point Covers: How Was The Priesthood Restored?
As we finish the lessons covering the apostasy and the restoration I was excited to put this lesson together. I feel it is important to let the girls know that after the death of the Savior and the Apostles the Priesthood along with the fullness of the gospel were missing form the Earth. What a blessing it is to live at a time when we can fully partake of the blessings associated with the Priesthood.
In the outline on lds.org 2 questions are asked that I wanted to make sure and cover with the girls. 1) Why is it important for the YW to know about the restoration of the Priesthood? and 2) How has the Priesthood blessed your life and in what ways can the Priesthood bless you in the future? I used the talk by Elder Holland in the outline as well as a talk I found on lds.org by Diane Mangum entitled "Young Women and the Blessings of The Priesthood"
Depending on how many slides are used there may or may not be time to show the restoration video in the outline but if you have time, I think it is great!
The handout came completely from lds.org :) I changed the image of a galaxy just to make the lettering "pop" a little more. The image from lds.org is great too!
This Power Point Covers: "Why Do We Need The Book Of Mormon"
Another great thought provoking topic! I love these lessons. I really feel like they are going deeper and strengthening the youth's testimonies. It's very important for members of our church to understand the "WHY" behind the Book of Mormon. Many friends and neighbors who are members of other faiths may wonder what the BofM is all about. The lesson points out that the BofM supports the Bible and that we clearly believe in both! The majority of the content for the Power Point comes form mormon.org. This website is awesome and I love the straight forward answers for many topics. I also downloaded a video from the mormon channel. I have a link above. The videos suggested in the lesson outline were wonderful as well.
The image for the handout comes from a Mormonad that has been cropped. I have always loved the imagery of the Iron Rod. I feel like we need to drive home the point that the youth (and adults) need to CLING to the rod (the word of God) We can't walk along with one hand on and one hand off. It is simply too dangerous. 1 Nephi 15:24 defines the Iron Rod as the word of God and encourages us to hold fast to it. I also used a line form the hymn "The Iron Rod."
This Power Point Covers: "Why was the Restoration necessary?" "What was Joseph Smith's role in the Restoration?"
How can an understanding of the Apostasy and Restoration help the young women? Do they realize the many blessings that come from the Restoration of the gospel? I hope through this lesson the Young Women will realize that the Restoration of the gospel greatly impacts their individual lives. I am so thankful for Joseph Smith and the incredible challenges he endured to restore Christ's church to the Earth. This lesson explains the Apostasy, the Restoration and Joseph Smith's role. I have put a link below for the Restoration Video. It is a Mormon message and would surely bring the spirit. I did not include a slide prompting use of the video so you can use it wherever you'd like. I have also included a link to an object lesson from mormonshare.com. It uses a flashlight and illustrates that other churches had important parts of the gospel but the full light came through the restoration and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I think its important to point out to the girls that when we say we are the "only true church" it does not mean other churches are "wrong" they have truths, but we believe we have ALL the truths that make up the fullness of the gospel. For the handout I wanted to use an image of the Sacred Grove. I love the saying "What happened here changed the world, let it change you." Such a beautiful message. I hope the girls can see the value of gaining a strong testimony of the Restoration.