Lesson Schedule: May & June 2015

10th May: Chapter 9: The Book of Mormon – Keystone of our religion [Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson Manual]

17th May: Chapter 10: Flooding the Earth and our lives with the Book of Mormon [Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson Manual]

24th May:   Which way do you face? By Elder Robbins: [Pg 9, Nov 2014 Ensign]

31st May:     Joint R.S./Priesthood

7th June:      Stake Conference Broadcast

14th June: Chapter 11: Following the Living Prophet [Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson Manual]

21st June: Chapter 12: Seek the spirit in all you do [Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson Manual]

28th June:    Lord is it I? By President Uchtdorf: [Pg 56, Nov Ensign]

Spiritual Thought From Sunday’s lesson:

The Prophet Joseph Smith declared that “Happiness is the object and design of our existence and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness and keeping all the commandments of God.”

It is a long path, a strait path, a mountainous  path that winds and curls and ascends, a journey that requires faith and energy and perseverance to reach the top. There are intermediate stops along the way, summits and plateaus that provide temporary rest and reassurance. But climbers will not find ultimate satisfaction unless they are pressing toward the top of the mountain. And so it is with life.

The Saviour taught, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”. [John 16:33] Our Joy is to be found in and through Christ. To climb the mountain of spirituality is to “press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” [Philippians 3:14] [Taken from ‘More Holiness Give me’ by Robert L. Millet].

Teaching Helps & Tips [Feat. in our Newsletter]

Here are some simple ideas that can help each of us fulfill our teaching assignments:
Prayer is an important teaching tool. Begin each phase of your lesson preparation by praying humbly for the guidance of the Spirit. Rely on the Lord’s promise to all teachers: “The Spirit shall be given unto you by the prayer of faith” (D&C 42:14).
Almost every lesson has more material in the manual than you will be able to cover in class. Read the lesson, and prayerfully choose one or two main principles that you feel are best for your class.  Prayerfully study the scriptures related to your lesson, and draw examples and principles from them. The word of God can have a “more powerful effect upon the minds of the people than … anything else” (Alma 31:5).  Take comfort in the fact that you do not need to know everything about the lesson to be an effective teacher. Plan some simple questions that will allow your class members to share their experiences and insights. These can be the most moving and memorable parts of your lesson.  As a teacher, you are called to learn as well. Gospel teaching “calls for your diligent efforts to increase your understanding and improve your skills, knowing that the Lord will magnify you as you teach in the way He has commanded.”
For more teaching ideas, see Teaching, No Greater Call.

Keep up to date with your studies with our Lesson Schedule:

Lesson Schedule: Feb – Jun 2015

1st Feb:           Presidency Lesson [More Holiness Give me]

8th Feb:          Chapter 3: Freedom of Choice, An Eternal Principle

                      [Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson Manual]

15th Feb:        Chapter 4: Living Joyfully in troubled times

                     [Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson Manual]

22nd Feb:       The Reason for our Hope by Elder Packer: Page 6 [Nov Ensign]

1st Mar:         Chapter 6: Jesus Christ, Our Saviour & Redeemer

                    [Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson Manual]

8th Mar:         Chapter 5: Principles of True Repentance [Bolton Ward Conference]

                     [Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson Manual]

15th Mar:      Presidency Lesson [Mother’s Day Special]

22nd Mar:      Come and See by Elder Bednar: Page 107 [Nov Ensign]

29th Mar:      Joint R.S./ Priesthood

5th Apr:         General Conference

12th Apr:       Chapter 7: Joseph Smith, an instrument in the hands of the Lord

                    [Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson Manual]

19th Apr:       Chapter 8: The Power of the Word

                     [Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson Manual]

26th Apr:       Live according to the words of the Prophets by Sister McConkie.

                    Page 77 [Nov Ensign]

3rd May:        Stake Conference

10th May:      Chapter 9: The Book of Mormon  – Keystone of our religion

                    [Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson Manual]

17th May:      Chapter 10: Flooding the Earth and our lives with the

                    Book of Mormon  [Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson Manual]

24th May:     Which way do you face? By Elder Robbins: Page 9 [Nov Ensign]

31st May:       Joint R.S./Priesthood

7th June:        Stake Conference

14th June:      Chapter 11: Following the Living Prophet

                     [Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson Manual]

21st June:      Chapter 12: Seek the spirit in all you do

                     [Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson Manual]

28th June:      Lord is it I? By President Uchtdorf: Page 56 [Nov Ensign]