Matthew 19–20; Mark 10; Luke 18

What Lack I Yet?

Never teach another boring lesson!  The ideas below will help you prepare and teach engaging Come Follow Me lessons for Primary and Sunday School.  Each week you'll become a better teacher as you practice helping students focus, share their thoughts, learn new doctrines, and apply what they're learning. 

Jenny's Lesson Tip

"We should trust the Lord's mercy, not our own righteousness" is a great way to describe grace. Older church members may be confused about the role of grace in our lives. Be ready to teach the concept of grace in your classroom. Teachers of youth may find that some students are resistant to the idea of marriage. Be respectful and kind to those students, recognizing that some people choose to reject marriage because they fear rejection by potential spouses or because of negative experiences at home. Listen carefully to everyone's thoughts, and be ready to share gospel truths about marriage and your own experiences. Avoid sharing your opinions on homosexuality, do not make guesses about the meaning of church policies regarding homosexuality, and be ready to (kindly!) share the church's stance on homosexual marriage in a non-judgmental way. Remember that many youth are confused on these topics, and they need your love and support to help sort through conflicting messages. They will not turn to you if they recognize that you will not treat alternate viewpoints respectfully. Teachers of adults should be sensitive to the feelings of single and divorced members about marriage. For example, you should not suggest that finding a spouse in the hereafter should provide relief to the single who are lonely now. You need not shy away from difficult discussions, but talk with your Sunday School presidency if you need help preparing to teach this or any other controversial topic. Above all, be kind.

Gospel Topics in this Lesson

The following gospel topics are covered in this lesson:

Lesson Openers

The new Come Follow Me program eliminates the opening prayer from the beginning of second hour lessons. Without it, you'll need a way to transition and help students focus on the material in the lesson. Use these ideas to get the attention of your class and help them focus on the lesson material:
Why do I need a lesson opener?What is an object lesson, and why should I use one?How often should I use an object lesson?


It's easy to use quotes in a classroom as a lesson opener! Quotes help students make relevant comments and focuses them on the material before class even starts. Check out my favorite method:
Quote on the Board
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Teach the Doctrine

Use these tried-and-true methods to teach the doctrine to your class. These ideas will help students engage with true doctrine and help bring them to Jesus Christ.


You can use these ready-made mini lessons to teach all or a portion of a lesson.  A Sunday School teacher has 50 minutes to teach and can often use more than one mini lesson. A Primary teacher has just 20 minutes to teach and may only be able to use one mini lesson.  Mini lessons are specific to the topic being taught.
What is a mini lesson?


Use these related quotes to enhance your lesson.  
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Visual Aids

Use exciting, inspiring visual aids like these to help students your learn with all their senses.
How can I use media more effecively in my classroom?


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