Nov3rd

How can I learn to make my own decisions?

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An important part of being self-reliant is learning how to make decisions for ourselves. Heavenly Father is willing to guide us, but He does not always tell us exactly what to do. He has given us agency and expects us to use our knowledge, experience, and faith to guide our own decisions. We can then ask Him […]

 
 

Nov2nd

How can I find answers to my own gospel questions?

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Part of becoming spiritually self-reliant is learning how to answer our own gospel questions. Revelation often occurs when we earnestly seek answers to sincere questions and have faith in the promise made by the Savior: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” (Matthew 7:7). […]

 
 

Nov2nd

How can I become spiritually self-reliant?

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Spiritual self-reliance is essential to our eternal well-being. When we are spiritually self-reliant, our testimonies do not depend on the testimonies of others. We seek our own spiritual experiences through praying daily, studying the scriptures, and exercising faith in Jesus Christ. We turn to our Heavenly Father for His help to resolve our own difficult problems. We […]

 
 

Oct27th

What can I learn about gospel learning from the Savior’s example?

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In gospel learning, as in all things, Jesus Christ is our perfect example. Because He was perfectly obedient and submissive to His Father, He “increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man” (Luke 2:52). Just as the Savior received “grace for grace” (D&C 93:12), we must patiently seek light and knowledge from God […]

 
 

Oct27th

How can I use questions effectively as I teach?

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Jesus Christ, the Master Teacher, often asked questions to encourage people to ponder and apply the principles He taught. His questions prompted thought, soul-searching, and commitment. To help those we teach, we can learn to ask questions that help others think about, discuss, and apply gospel principles. Teaching with Questions “Lesson 16: Teaching with Questions,” Part B: Basic […]

 
 

Oct20th

How can I use the scriptures to help others become more Christlike?

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Jesus Christ is the best example of teaching. He used the scriptures to teach His gospel. Latter-day prophets have instructed us that there is no substitute for the scriptures and words of living prophets when we teach the gospel to others. To teach from the scriptures we must study them for ourselves. Then we can share scripture […]

 
 

Oct20th

How did the Savior compare gospel truths to familiar objects and experiences?

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Jesus Christ is the Master Teacher. He shared simple stories, parables, and real-life examples that helped those He taught understand gospel principles. We can use stories to teach like the Savior as we relate our personal experiences and relate gospel principles to the world around us. The Laborers in the Vineyard BY ELDER JEFFREY R. HOLLAND Of the […]

 
 

Oct13th

How can I show love for those I teach?

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Jesus Christ loved those He taught. He prayed for them and found opportunities to express His love. We can develop love for those we teach by praying for them and selflessly serving them. When those we teach can sense that we sincerely love them, their hearts are softened, and they are more open to the truths we […]

 
 

Oct13th

How can I invite others to become more like the Savior?

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Jesus Christ invited His disciples to follow Him, keep His commandments, and become like Him. As members of the Church, we have the responsibility to follow His example and invite others to learn of Him. We can all improve our ability to invite others to come unto Christ and be perfected in Him. Come unto Christ BY […]

 
 

Sep1st

What blessings does Heavenly Father promise if I obey the commandments?

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“Almost every commandment we receive from Heavenly Father is accompanied by a promised blessing. Obedience to the commandments brings freedom, personal growth, protection from danger, and many other temporal and spiritual blessings. Ultimately our obedience can lead to eternal life in the presence of Heavenly Father. Identifying these blessings can inspire us and others to obey the […]