I choose this quote from the June message because I loved the word "bind" that Sister Burton used to describe our relationship with our Heavenly Father and Jesus. Here is the definition of "bind"
If you think about regularly attending the temple and remembering and honoring our covenants as a way to secure ourselves tightly to our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ I think it is a powerful visual. Also, the second definition describes binding as becoming one single mass..or becoming one with Heavenly Father and the Savior. Beautiful symbolism!
YW August Lesson #3 Why is Chastity Important?
This Power Point Covers:
"Why Is Chastity Important?"
I prepared another lesson from this outline last year. You can find it HERE. Both of the lessons are prepared from the "Come Follow Me" outline. Feel free to use either or both. :)
The focus of this Power Point is being proactive. Teaching the YW what the Church's standards are and how they can avoid making mistakes by making commitments NOW. While this topic can be awkward at times, if we follow the resources the church has provided us, we can't go wrong! The "For the Strength of Youth" pamphlet really spells it out! It leaves no room for misunderstanding. I appreciate the honest approach the Church has taken in regard to leading our youth. The world's standards continue to fall and we have to fortify ourselves against Satan.
I used the FTSOY pamphlet, True to the Faith, as well as all but one of the articles listed in the outline. The 3 video options are awesome! My 2013 lesson utilizes "True Confidence". I LOVE this video. The other two videos are also powerful. You may need to watch all 3 and see which is most appropriate for your girls.
The quote for the handout comes from "True to the Faith." I wanted the girls to really understand the importance of making their decision NOW! When the temptations come the ability to make correct decisions is much more difficult. I love how the quote encourages the girls to make such a FIRM and DEEP commitment that it can NEVER be shaken! This type of deep commitment is more than just a "good idea." The girls souls are at stake!
Have a wonderful lesson,
August Lesson #2
This Power Point Covers:
Why Is Temple Marriage Important?
Another wonderful lesson on the importance of temple marriage and how it affects us eternally.
I found a New Era article from 2013 entitled "Why Temple Marriage?" I loved the language of the article. The author did a great job of talking to the youth on a level they can understand. I mixed information from this article with quotes from Russell M. Nelson's talk called "Celestial Marriage" from the lesson outline.
As I prepare lessons like this I always think about the sensitive topic that it is. Some of the youth may not have families who are sealed. They may have parents who are divorced. I just think its so important to be aware of these things and to make sure the young women leave feeling hopeful, not discouraged.
The handout idea came from a Mormon Ad from 2004 called "Dream Date." Such a great visual for the girls. Hopefully they can make this eternally important goal now!
Have a great lesson!
YW July Lesson #2 Temple Ordinances
This Power Point Covers:
Why Are Temple Ordinances Important?
In August our lesson focus is "Eternal Marriage." It's great that we can focus on temple ordinances first. I think it is important for the girls to understand the ordinances, how to prepare to receive them, and the blessings that come from them.
I used "True to the Faith" for a lot of the slides. I also used quotes from President Monson's talk "The Holy Temple-Beacon to the World" provided for us in the lesson outline. I found a New Era article from Oct 2004 that I used. It is called "Come to the Temple". It had some great advice on how to prepare for the temple. The video in the outline "Temples are a Beacon" comes directly from the conference talk by President Monson. I included some of the quotes already on slides but if you have time the video is a good resource and a touching story about sacrificing to attend the temple.
I found the handout image online here. The photographer is Kris Sundberg. Check out all the amazing photos at http://ldstempleart.bigcartel.com/products.
Have a wonderful lesson
**Please Note: Due to different versions of power point the slides may need to be adjusted after you download them. Please go through the power point before your lesson to make sure the pictures and the text are formatted correctly! I just opened a file I made using my laptop with my iPad and the font was different, colors were different and some of the pictures were in the wrong place. It may take a little tweeking! :)**
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