Scripture Reference: Doctrine and Covenants

August 2, 2014
2015 Mutual Theme Announced!

Notice To: General Authorities; Area Seventies; Stake, Mission, and District Presidents; Bishops and Branch Presidents From: Young Men and Young Women General Presidencies Subject: Mutual Theme for 2015 The Mutual theme for 2015 is “O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, […]

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March 18, 2013
Stand Ye in Holy Places (youth leader emphasis)

You'll need a stool and some youth leaders. Have a youth stand on the stool.  Demonstrate that with a little effort, if the person stands alone, you can knock him/her off the perch. Point out that it's very difficult for someone to Stand in Holy Places all alone. How can they "be not moved?"  Scripture […]

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December 31, 2012
Lecture

Elder Richard G. Scott taught, "Never, and I mean never, give a lecture where there is no student participation. A 'talking head' is the weakest form of classroom instruction." (Address to CES Religious Educators, February 4, 2005) Lecture has its place in teaching, but teacher presentation or lecture should not be your entire lesson. It […]

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December 31, 2012
Billboard Words

These words say a lot without a lot of letters. And they are meant to draw our attention in a hurry--just like a billboard--and usually there is a message just after them that we were intended to focus on. Look for "Wo"(especially double or triple Wos), "O," "Thus," "And Thus we see," "Behold," "Nevertheless," "Therefore," […]

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December 31, 2012
Equal Signs

The Lord often uses "formulas" to show how to obtain certain blessings or outcomes. Mark these with an equal signs. They signal a plain truth of the gospel. Look For: Look for places where the Lord defines something or ties two or more things together. Words like "is," "like," or "in other words" Example: D&C […]

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December 31, 2012
Find a Footnote

Find a powerful footnote that helps explain, empower, or give insight to a verse in the block where you were reading. Look For: Look for the little letters that precede a word that indicates a footnote. Example: Doctrine and Covenants 50:28-29 28 But no man is possessor of aall things except he be bpurified and ccleansed from all sin. (Adapted from Panning […]

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December 31, 2012
Share Golden Nuggets

Golden Nuggets are scriptures that relate because of how the wording is used that makes a powerful connection between two separated verses. Look For: Look for other verses that may explain or give more understanding to a scripture. Look for words or phrases that you have seen in other verses or look them up in […]

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December 31, 2012
Mark a list

Oftentimes the Lord makes a list of attributes or qualities that are worth noting and titling in our margins. Have students "mark a list' of items in their scriptures. Look for items set off by commas, or lists of things to get a certain result. The items may be contained in more than one verse. […]

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December 31, 2012
Action Words

Sometimes the way the Lord uses verbs, or action words, is very specific and powerful. Look for words that describe actions, what people are doing or to do, etc. Ponder why the Lord chose such language and not another similar but different word. Look For: Look for the words that are action words--that describes what […]

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December 31, 2012
Find A Reference

Ask students to find a scripture reference that answers a certain question. EXAMPLE: During a discussion on the word of wisdom in Daniel 1, I asked students to find a scripture reference to prove THAT God gives blessings to the obedient or WHY He does so, or HOW he blesses the obedient. They all found […]

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