Others lack such confidence. Discuss the different ways that people describe the influence of the Holy Ghost. PREACH MY GOSPEL PREACH MY GOSPEL Chapter 3, Lesson 4: The Commandments; “Keep the Sabbath Day Holy” and “Observe the Law of the Fast” Chapter 13; “Nourishment by the Word of God” and “The commitment to Stay Active in the Church” Chapter … What can you do to have similar experiences? Preach My Gospel: A Guide to Missionary Service. Believe that God will answer your prayers. Week 3. Continue teaching them the gospel 5. All covenants and performances must be sealed by the Holy Spirit of Promise if they are to be valid after this life (see Doctrine and Covenants 132:7, 18–19, 26). Colossians fills us with thanksgiving and prayer. In this account, what was very important to the Lord? )” (“The Candle of the Lord,” Ensign, Jan. 1983, 53). Just as vital as what you do, however, is who you are and who you are becoming. … The gift of the Holy Ghost is the right to have, whenever one is worthy, the companionship of the Holy Ghost” (Bible Dictionary, “Holy Ghost”). Guides to truth and shows things to come. 5:30; Doctrine and Covenants 85:6–7.) … This is what God expects of us” (The Gospel Kingdom, sel. 13: How Do I Work with Stake and Ward Leaders? Volume 4 Chapter 28 [Page 476] ... “Verily thus saith the Lord unto my servants the Twelve, let them appoint unto my servant A. Doctrine and Covenants 6:23; 11:12–14; Romans 15:13; Galatians 5:22–23. Preach My Gospel Chapter 3. 2 Nephi 32:1–5; Doctrine and Covenants 28:15. Consider what these passages mean for your finding efforts, planning sessions, and personal and companion study. date: 18 January 2021, All young men between 19 and 25 years of age are urged to submit their “papers” to their local Church leaders in order to go on a two-year mission on behalf of the Church, if they are worthy. Follow the guidance of the Spirit in adapting the message to each person’s needs. They will find a different response from those they teach. Discuss the following statements and how these principles can change both your prayers and your work. The Holy Ghost works in the hearts of people to bring about these changes. Some missionaries feel confident that they know how to be successful. Think about when, where, and why these experiences happened. Alma 32:28; Doctrine and Covenants 6:14–15; 1 Corinthians 2:9–11. “Ask [God] to put you just where he wants you, and to tell you what he wants you to do, and feel that you are on hand to do it” (Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young, sel. Resist the temptation to talk freely about these experiences. Pray with love and charity. As appropriate, relate to missionaries how you receive revelation on transfers, missionaries who are disobedient or need help, and doctrine to teach. Read one or two of the following passages and ponder what you as a missionary and as a member must feel to teach with converting power. Always express gratitude for your blessings. Week 2. What do the commandments and promises contained in the following scriptures mean for your personal and companion study? I must. As you learn to receive personal revelation, you will teach with power and authority (see Alma 17:3) because the Holy Ghost gives you power to speak (see 1 Nephi 10:22). Have faith that you will receive personal revelation to guide you from day to day. What is the role of the Spirit in missionary work? The Lord may bless you in other ways depending on your faithfulness, your needs, and the needs of those you serve. Trust the Spirit to guide you in every aspect of your work. Think of times when you have experienced any of the feelings, thoughts, or impressions described in the passages below. Preach the Word 1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and encourage with every form of patient instruction. Lesson: Look at the “Attribute Activity” on page of Preach My Gospel. Record your feelings and impressions in your study journal. President Gordon B. Hinckley illustrated this principle by relating an experience from his mission: “I always remember two young men who served in my mission. The missionaries are responsible for knowing the doctrine and continually preparing to teach it. “Every morning … , missionaries should get on their knees and plead with the Lord to loosen their tongues and speak through them to the blessing of those they will be teaching. 4: How Do I Recognize and Understand the Spirit? He was educated. Read the following scripture passages (including the headings to these sections). What questions was Alma answering? How can you avoid being manipulative as you do so? Joseph Smith said, “Salvation cannot come without revelation; it is in vain for anyone to minister without it” (Discourse, between circa 26 June and circa 4 August 1839-A, as reported by Willard Richards, Church History Library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City). Study and ponder the following counsel. You need to seek and receive personal revelation through the Holy Ghost as you help people become baptized and confirmed. “Our duty is to preach the gospel to all men. However, the Spirit speaks quietly, through your feelings as well as your mind. ” with its title drawn from Matthew 28:19. Why is it important to teach what you know and believe? Download Preach My Gospel PDF. Preach My Gospel Chapter 5: Book of Mormon Building on last week, I wanted to write a little bit more about how the Book of Mormon was important for us. As appropriate, have missionaries share a story or experience they heard in a recent testimony meeting, teaching experience, or other setting. What is the relationship between following your own judgment and relying on the Spirit? Gives good feelings to teach if something is true. Why do I need to receive personal revelation? Which scriptures should I use and how should I use them? Find evidence to justify your explanation. In interviews or in conversations, occasionally ask missionaries about their morning and evening prayers. What can you learn from this experience about your own work? You could not be signed in, please check and try again. You can teach in the Lord’s way only by the power of the Spirit, and you receive the Spirit through the prayer of faith. President Boyd K. Packer taught: “The voice of the Spirit is described in the scripture as being neither ‘loud’ nor ‘harsh.’ It is ‘not a voice of thunder, neither … voice of a great tumultuous noise.’ But rather, ‘a still voice of perfect mildness, as if it had been a whisper,’ and it can ‘pierce even to the very soul’ and ‘cause [the heart] to burn.’ (3 Ne. They can choose the order that this material is taught to serve the needs of each individual. But before it caught hold, the first prototype for the new manual was introduced as “Teach All Nations, Baptizing Them . Label one column “What the Lord Did” and the other column “What Lehi or Nephi Did.” Read the story of the Liahona and the broken bow (1 Nephi 16:9–30) or the story of Nephi building a ship (1 Nephi 17:7–16; 18:1–6). Using the following scale, privately evaluate your prayers. Show that you value this blessing by being sensitive to and aware of spiritual promptings. What do these scriptures teach about the power of the Spirit in your work? Learn to understand, recognize, and follow the promptings of the Spirit. Have I had strong feelings of love for the people I have met? Have I been given words to say at the moment I needed them? Going through the first chapter of the Preach My Gospel handbook. INFORMATION AND INSPIRATION FOR LIVING A LATTER-DAY SAINT LIFE. Its influence is preliminary to and preparatory to one’s receiving the Holy Ghost. As people choose to keep commitments, they will feel the power of the Holy Ghost more strongly and will develop the faith to obey Christ. People who receive a witness but have not been baptized and confirmed do not yet have the promise of the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. As you pray for inspiration, you should also confirm your feelings. About one-third of age-eligible men go. Several gifts of the Spirit are described in Moroni 10:8–18; Doctrine and Covenants 46:11–33; and 1 Corinthians 12:1–12. As a missionary, you may be more aware of spiritual experiences than you have been earlier in your life. Occasionally ask missionaries to include appropriate spiritual experiences in their weekly letter to you. Consider what the story can teach you about the nature of inspiration. The scriptures open the window to revelation. (February 2015) We used the Preach My Gospel manual for our family scripture study over the last several months. About one-third of age-eligible men go. Gifts of the Spirit. Ponder the following statements concerning sincere prayer: “The trouble with most of our prayers is that we give them as if we were picking up the telephone and ordering groceries—we place our order and hang up. John A. Widtsoe [1954], 46). Urged to submit their “papers;” local Church leaders, two-year mission, worthy, age-eligible (men, women), may alter school, career, marriage, worthiness interview, ward Bishop, stake President; First Presidency, mission experience, Missionary Training Center (MTC), foreign mission, stateside mission, Preach My Gospel, five core lessons, teaching by the Spirit. It wasn’t a rote thing, it was a conversation and that young man accomplished wonders while the other young man went through the motions. How can your prayers influence your planning, goal setting, work, and activities each day? Breaking covenants may remove the sealing. These are only some examples of the many gifts of the Spirit. He will shower His blessings upon you through the gift of the Holy Ghost. One great challenge for you and those you work with is to recognize the quiet, subtle promptings of the Holy Ghost. How did Peter and John seek spiritual gifts? The personage of the Holy Ghost. Pray for your companion, other missionaries, and your mission president. The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that the Spirit is basic to teaching and preaching: “No man can preach the Gospel without the Holy Ghost” (History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838], 756, Church History Library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City). All young men between 19 and 25 years of age are urged to submit their “papers” to their local Church leaders in order to go on a two-year mission on behalf of the Church, if they are worthy. Lesson 1: The Message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. … The Holy Ghost bears witness of the truth and impresses upon the soul the reality of God the Father and the Son Jesus Christ so deeply that no earthly power or authority can separate him from that knowledge.”, “The Gift of the Holy Ghost—a Sure Compass,” Ensign, Apr. 19:12. This is how we come to feel the gospel is true” (“Now Is the Time,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 75). “If prayer is only a spasmodic cry at the time of crisis, then it is utterly selfish, and we come to think of God as a repairman or a service agency to help us only in our emergencies. If they will do this, a new light will come into their lives. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. By the power of the Holy Ghost a person receives a testimony of Jesus Christ and of His work and the work of His servants upon the earth” (Bible Dictionary, “Holy Ghost”). Doctrine and Covenants 42:16; 84:85; 100:5–8; Luke 12:11–12, Moroni 10:8–17; Doctrine and Covenants 46:8–26; 1 Corinthians 12, Alma 10:17; 12:3; 18:16, 20, 32, 35; Doctrine and Covenants 63:41. Yielding to temptation interferes with the Spirit. What is Teaching Skills? Teach others how to recognize the Spirit. Mark 1:14,15,38,39 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, … John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. 12: How Do I Prepare People for Baptism and Confirmation? Preach My Gospel Use Preach My Gospel to meet your needs as a missionary as you become a more deeply com-mitted disciple of Jesus Christ. It’s a “duty.” Again, I see nothing about preaching the gospel out of our love to share truth with others. (Chapter 3 is the missionary lessons) Strengthens the desire to avoid evil and obey the commandments. Talk about the prayers you offer as companions. “Occasionally it will press just firmly enough for us to pay heed. Recognize that God’s thoughts are not your thoughts (see Isaiah 55:8–9), and trust God to answer your prayers in His own way and in His own time. When he prayed, you knew he was talking with the Lord. He will help you as you try to recognize and understand the Spirit through diligent scripture study. As the Lord’s servant, you are to do His work in His way and by His power. It caresses so gently that if we are preoccupied we may not feel it at all. …. A person is capable of receiving spiritual guidance before being baptized and confirmed. DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.003.0009, 1 The Religious Culture of the Latter-day Saints, 11 Celestial Marriage: A New and Everlasting Covenant, The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints, 1 The Religious Culture of the Latter-day Saints, 2 The Life Plan of the Latter-day Saints, 11 Celestial Marriage: A New and Everlasting Covenant, Urged to submit their “papers;” local Church leaders. How was the Lord’s hand manifest in the experience? In your study journal, write answers to questions like these: Where would you place yourself on this scale? Then review with Him your plan for the next day. He was quick. As you read, list events from the story in the appropriate columns. Preach My Gospel FHE Lesson 2: Chapter 5—The Keystone of our Religion. Helps the righteous speak with power and authority. A similar decision opens for young women at age 21, but without the obligatory sense. We live in the day prophesied by Book of Mormon prophets—a day when people will “contend one with another, and they shall teach with their learning, and deny the Holy Ghost, which giveth utterance” (2 Nephi 28:4; see also 3 Nephi 29:6; Mormon 9:7–8). Effective prayer requires great effort (see Moroni 10:3–4; Doctrine and Covenants 8:10; 9:7). It has a lot to do with the Spirit of course, because it brings the Spirit, and helps you learn. 2: How Do I Study Effectively and Prepare to Teach? Revelation and spiritual experiences are sacred. The Spirit is always available to guide and direct you. As you read the following passages, identify aspects of your work that require the guidance of the Spirit. And he said to them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent. You can create a climate to foster growth, nourish, and protect; but you cannot force or compel: you must await the growth” (Boyd K. Packer, “The Candle of the Lord,” 53). Study Alma 33:1–12; 34:17–29, 38. (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. They can tell the Spirit of the Lord from all other spirits—it will whisper peace and joy to their souls; it will take malice, hatred, strife and all evil from their hearts, and their whole desire will be to do good” (quoted in Juvenile Instructor, July 19, 1873, 114). One was a superstar. Strive to understand the doctrine and also the experience of conversion. • Study Preach My Gospel, chapter 4, and pages 4–5, “The Power and Authority of Your Calling.” Next Steps • Discuss with zone and district leaders how they will focus on the role of the Holy Ghost during district meetings and companion exchanges. If you were in Brigham Young’s place and received this counsel, what would you do? As a member of the Church, you have received the gift of the Holy Ghost by priesthood authority. Pray specifically for the guidance and help of the Holy Ghost. Thus, you should help the people you work with grow in faith by inviting them to repent and to make and keep commitments. A desire to be led by the Lord is a strength, but it needs to be accompanied by an understanding that our Heavenly Father leaves many decisions for our personal choices. Acknowledge and give thanks for answers to your prayers? (this goes through each of the 5 lessons in Preach My Gospel Ch. The Holy Ghost will help you in every aspect of your work. You have been promised inspiration to know what to do and have been given the power to do it (see Doctrine and Covenants 43:15–16). Give serious thought to your attitude and to the words you use. The answers should then take shape in your plans. Consider and discuss how the following counsel applies to you: “You cannot force spiritual things. Present a lesson on using proper and respectful language in prayer. (Chapter 10, pg. Create a climate when you teach in which the Holy Ghost can bear witness. 1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ [the Son of God].. “The gift of the Holy Ghost comes after one repents and becomes worthy. “The light of Christ is just what the words imply: enlightenment, knowledge, and an uplifting, ennobling, persevering influence that comes upon mankind because of Jesus Christ. …. Preach My Gospel Chapters 1­- 5 never read YOUR scriptures in the mission field (see John 5:39 where Christ teaches this!). When the Spirit touches the heart, hearts are changed. Many voices in the world compete for your attention, and they can easily drown out spiritual impressions if you are not careful. 78) 1. Lesson 1: The Message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013, DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.001.0001, PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). 3:10. Ask the missionaries to give talks about the mission and power of the Holy Ghost. The missionaries are responsible for knowing the doctrine and being continually preparing to teach it. And when they do, they are generally for our own edification, instruction, or correction. The gifts of the Spirit are special spiritual blessings that the Lord gives to worthy individuals for their own benefit and for their use in blessing others. The new missionary guide, titled “Preach My Gospel,” focuses on five core lessons for teaching by the heart and by the Spirit, Keywords: Teach as directed by the Spirit, and testify that you know by the power of the Holy Ghost that what you teach is true. Going on a mission may delay schooling, the beginning of a career, or marriage. 3 c A voice of one crying out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, Pray to know how you can help others, and then be willing to sacrifice in their behalf. Contains 70 stickers; Covers all the scriptural references in the Full Lesson Plan for Lesson 4 found in Chapter 3 of the Preach My Gospel Manual, plus the additional Scripture Study lists for each topic in the lesson; Each sticker is numbered and assigned to a specific reference. We need to meditate, contemplate, think of what we are praying about and for and then speak to the Lord as one man speaketh to another” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley [2016], 114). G. Homer Durham [1943], 234–35). Name: Mission and Dates of Service: List of Areas: Companions: Names and Addresses of People Baptized. 11:3; Hel. These young missionaries-to-be undertake a worthiness interview with their ward bishop and stake president before receiving an official invitation from the First Presidency. It is a list of the scriptures as suggested reading in those chapters by topic from the text, the chapter summary, and the what to study passages.) 6: How Do I Develop Christlike Attributes? Chapter 3 of Preach My Gospel concisely describes all of the doctrine that the missionaries are to teach to those learning about the Church. A similar decision opens for young women at age 21, but without the obligatory sense. 3. 5: What Is the Role of the Book of Mormon? Learn to rely on the Spirit to show you where to go, what to do, and what to say. President Boyd K. Packer said: “It is important for a … missionary … to know that the Holy Ghost can work through the Light of Christ. “Our deeds, in large measure, are children of our prayers. Discuss your ideas with other missionaries and members. The power of the Holy Ghost is central to conversion. Be positive and supportive 4. , and if you can't find the answer there, please These gifts come by prayer, faith, and works, according to God’s will (see Doctrine and Covenants 63:9–12; 84:64–73). The Preaching of John the Baptist. “If worthy, we are entitled to receive revelations for ourselves, parents for their children, and members of the Church in their callings. He is anxious to support you in your practical and specific challenges. Dear Fellow Missionary, we compliment you on the great opportunity you have to be a missionary. What can you do to enjoy the power of the Spirit in your work? How do I adapt my teaching to the needs of those I teach? The Holy Ghost testifies of truth. Before you begin studying these lessons, the first thing you need is NEW SCRIPTURES, yes, NEW individual SCRIPTURES (the stick of Judah and the stick of Joseph,­ see Ezekiel 37) in both, your native language and your second language, if you are foreign speaking. Divide a page into two columns. Use Preach My Gospel? Pray that you will be shown where to go and what to do. For example, answer questions such as: Have I understood something better as I have studied the scriptures? Then it is of the Spirit of God. …. “Tell the brethren to be humble and faithful and be sure to keep the Spirit of the Lord, that it will lead them aright. This spiritual influence begins with the Light of Christ, which “is given to every man, that he may know good from evil” (Moroni 7:16; see also verses 14–19). Rely on the Spirit to know what to pray for (see 3 Nephi 19:24; Doctrine and Covenants 46:28, 30). Remember, however, that your confidence and faith should be in Christ, not in yourself. You do this by teaching and testifying of the message of the Restoration. The Lord has promised that the Spirit will guide us in many important ways. Comments and feedback can be sent to feedback@ldsliving.com. for district council, zone conferences, baptismal services, and other meetings? The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead. What assurances did he give that God hears and answers prayers? Please, subscribe or login to access full text content. As you pray for help in your teaching, the power of the Holy Ghost will carry your teachings “unto the hearts of the children of men” (2 Nephi 33:1). We should remember the Most High day and night—always—not only at times when all other assistance has failed and we desperately need help” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Howard W. Hunter [2015], 80). As they do so by the Spirit, [the people they are teaching] will respond under the influence of the same Spirit.”, “Missionary Service,” First Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting, Jan. 11, 2003, 20. Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Chapter 3 of Preach My Gospel concisely describes all of the doctrine that the missionaries are to teach to those learning about the church. 4. Pray for each other and for the Spirit to guide you? Gives feelings of love, joy, peace, patience, meekness, gentleness, faith, and hope. Yet many people also yearn for spiritual things. Then courageously follow those promptings. God loves you and all His children. Persons who try to shift all decision making to the Lord and plead for revelation in every choice will soon find circumstances in which they pray for guidance and don’t receive it. Pray for people by name. Pray that you will be led to those who are prepared to receive the message of the Restoration.   The Gift of the Holy Ghost—a Sure Compass, Doctrine and Covenants 132:7, 18–19, 26. By ponderizing the verses highlighted in Chapter 3 of Preach My Gospel everyone can gain a deeper understanding, and eventually a mastery of the Gospel. A teacher of gospel truths is not planting something foreign or even new into an adult or a child. 4. contact us Are they guided by the Holy Ghost? (Exhort means to encourage strongly or urge someone to do something.). Having prayed, we act; our proper petitions have the effect of charting a righteous course of conduct for us” (Bruce R. McConkie, “Why the Lord Ordained Prayer,” Ensign, Jan. 1976, 12). 3 on what to study and teach. They will come to know that in a very real sense, they are servants of the Lord speaking in His behalf. How have my prayers been answered? A conscious effort to be grateful will help you recognize how merciful the Lord has been in your life. He is the Comforter, who the Savior promised would teach His followers all things and bring to their remembrance all things that He had taught them (see John 14:26). How are you going to change? All Rights Reserved. Be certain that the feelings are consistent with the assignment you have; for example, you will not receive revelation to tell a local bishop how he should perform in his calling. ... Read the chapter headings of the book of Acts and explain why this title may … Consider the following statement by President Dallin H. Oaks: “[A person may have] a strong desire to be led by the Spirit of the Lord but … unwisely extends that desire to the point of wanting to be led in all things. Be careful and not turn away the still, small voice; it will teach them what to do and where to go; it will yield the fruits of the kingdom. But you should also be willing to follow the Spirit and change your plans when unforeseen opportunities arise. “We must understand how a missionary must feel in order to teach with the converting power of the Spirit. “[Joseph Smith] proceeded to give instruction to the Elders respecting preaching the Gospel, and pressed upon them the necessity of getting the Spirit, so that they might preach with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven” (History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842], 969, Church History Library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City). If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian. 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