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This archive shows a list of all our LDS Clipart files. It’s great for searching for seeing what’s new, but if you may want to search LDS Clipart by topic instead.

Wilford Woodruff – colorized photograph

By Jenny Smith

I’ve recently gotten into colorizing family history photos, and I’ve been wanting to do a series on Prophets. It’d be cool to start a colorized church history reddit, dontcha think? Anyway, this is the first image I’ve done. It’s Wilford Woodruff, third prophet-president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons), who […]

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LDS Handout

D&C 41-44 Handout

I created this handout to accompany my teaching of D&C 41-44.

 

D&C 41:11

After a reminder that only Joseph Smith receives revelation for the Church, Edward Partridge was called to be the first bishop of the church because of a certain personality trait. What is it? How can we eliminate this in our own lives?

D&C 42:14 – Ye shall not teach

Why is it so important to have the Spirit with us when we teach? How can we obtain it?

D&C 42:22–24 – Lust

Times have changed since this divine instruction was given. How do you think it applies in our lives today? How might knowing this information help you when you or a loved one are impacted by the effects of lust?

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles expressed the following about love and lust:

“Why is lust such a deadly sin? Well, in addition to the completely Spirit-destroying impact it has upon our souls, I think it is a sin because it defiles the highest and holiest relationship God gives us in mortality—the love that a man and a woman have for each other and the desire that couple has to bring children into a family intended to be forever. Someone said once that true love must include the idea of permanence. True love endures. But lust changes as quickly as it can turn a pornographic page or glance at yet another potential object for gratification walking by, male or female. True love we are absolutely giddy about—as I am about Sister Holland; we shout it from the housetops. But lust is characterized by shame and stealth and is almost pathologically clandestine [obsessively secretive]—the later and darker the hour the better, with a double-bolted door just in case. Love makes us instinctively reach out to God and other people. Lust, on the other hand, is anything but godly and celebrates self-indulgence. Love comes with open hands and open heart; lust comes with only an open appetite.

“These are just some of the reasons that prostituting the true meaning of love—either with imagination or another person—is so destructive. It destroys that which is second only to our faith in God—namely, faith in those we love. It shakes the pillars of trust upon which present—or future—love is built, and it takes a long time to rebuild that trust when it is lost. Push that idea far enough—whether it be as personal as a family member or as public as elected officials, business leaders, media stars, and athletic heroes—and soon enough on the building once constructed to house morally responsible societies, we can hang a sign saying, ‘This property is vacant'” (“Place No More for the Enemy of My Soul,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2010, 44–45).

D&C 42:43–55 – Healing the Sick

Please take notes on this video of the conference talk “Healing the Sick” by Dallin H. Oaks as we learn more about healing the sick with blessings. Be sure to note new things you learn and ideas that strike you as especially important.

D&C 43: 28–33 – The Millennium

What are some of the major events that will be seen during the Millennium?

D&C 44: 5–6 – Treatment of the poor

What is one thing we must do to have power, be preserved, and keep the laws of the Lord? Why do you think this is so essential? (See also D&C 41:5)

LDS Handout

Job Readers’ Theater

My uncle shared this with me — he didn’t write it, but he tweaked it to suit him.  He says the students in his Primary class loved it!

(See the original story at Biblewise)

The Story of Job

Narrator: In the land of Uz, not Oz, there lived a man named Job, not Steve Jobs. He was a very good person. He loved God and stayed away from doing anything bad.

He also had great possessions. He drove the latest model camel and had 3000 to choose from. He had the palace of tents – many flaps with many chambers for his very large family. He had a beautiful wife, 3 gorgeous daughters, 7 handsome sons, oh, and 7,000 sheep, 500 teams of oxen, 500 donkeys and lots of servants.

One day Satan decided to visit God.

God: Hey, devil, take a look at my son, Job. Have you ever seen such an honest and good man?

Satan: I’d be good too if I had all he had. He doesn’t lack anything. He has one and two hump camels. It looks like he has a wide-screen TV, an iphone, the latest Wii station with the sports edition, taco chips and guacamole. What more could you ask for? If you made his life miserable, he’d curse you instead of bless you.

God: I don’t believe it for a second. There is no one as true as Job. He is a good guy in every way. He is faithful to me. He is loving to his family and servants. He works hard. What more could I ask?

Satan: You know, I know you think he’s a great guy, but I bet if I make his life miserable, he’ll forget you in a heartbeat.

God: Are you kidding? He’s my most faithful follower. He is an example for everyone to follow.

Satan: He won’t even like you when I’m finished with him. Come on, let me give Job a bad time and see if he even remembers you. He’ll bad mouth you to your face.

God: He won’t. I don’t believe it. Go ahead and try. Job will be faithful to me, mark my words.

Satan: Can I do anything to him?

God: Do what you will, but don’t hurt him.

Narrator: Well, Satan was happy about that. He knew he would find a way to get Job to curse God.

Job is sitting when a messenger approaches him.

Messenger 1: Oh, Master, something awful has happened. Those lousy neighbors, the Sabeans, attacked us in the field and took all your donkeys and oxen and killed all your workers but me; I’m the only one left.

Narrator: Before Job could speak, another messenger arrives.

Messenger 2: Oh, Master, lightning hit the sheep and shepherds and fried them to a crisp. I’m the only one left.

Narrator: Before Job could lift his hand, another messenger arrives.

Messenger 3: Oh, Master, Chaldeans came in from the north, south, and west, and took all your camels.

Narrator: While Job is catching his breath, the last messenger arrives.

Messenger 4: Oh, Master, a tornado whipped through your oldest son’s home and killed all your children, who were feasting. There is no one and nothing left.

Narrator: This was terrible news for Job. He immediately went into mourning. When Jews were sad, they ripped their clothes, men shaved their heads, and then they sprinkled dust on their heads. Job ripped his robe, shaved his head, and prayed to God.

He didn’t bad mouth God, he didn’t blame God; he just said,

Job: Blessed be the name of God for ever.

Narrator: Well, Satan went back to visit God, and God said…

God: See – there is Job without family and possessions, and he is still praising me.

Satan: Well, he won’t if I make him sick. Once he loses his health, he’ll curse you – just you watch. I’ll make him hate the day he was born.

God: Now you be careful. He’s a faithful son. Don’t you dare kill him.

Satan: Oh I won’t, but he’ll wish he was dead and he’ll blame you for everything.

Narrator: So, Satan covered Job in awful sores. They were messy and painful.

Job’s Wife: Why do you keep praising God? He’s made you sick, you oaf. Curse Him, don’t bless Him.

Job: We have good days and we have some bad days, but it isn’t God’s fault. I will keep loving and honoring God as long as I live.

Narrator: In those days, people believed that if you got sick, God caused it because you did something wrong. So now three of Job’s friends are coming to see him.

Job: My good friend, Eliphaz, thank you for coming.

Eliphaz: Job, I had no idea you looked so awful. I came to support you, good buddy. What did you do to make God do this to you?

Job: I have done nothing, I am innocent.

Eliphaz: You are not innocent or this wouldn’t have happened to you. Job, look who’s here. Hi, Bildad.

Bildad: Hi, Eliphaz, fancy meeting you here. Oooo yuck – Job, you look terrible. I just came by to cheer you up, pal. You really must have wronged God to get into this mess. Why don’t you pray and ask God to forgive you?

Job: Bildad, nice of you to stop by, but you’re the one who is wrong. I have done nothing wrong. God be praised.

Bildad: Come on, you can’t tell me you’ve done nothing wrong. Look dude, you’ve lost your home, children, servants, and everything you owned. God’s trying to tell you something.

Job: The only thing God is trying to tell me is to trust Him. He’s my friend!

Zophar: Friend? – Yowza – what on earth happened to you, Job? You look like road kill. I’m just stopping by to pray for you. But God really must be angry with you for something to let all this happen. You are too proud to admit it.

Job: Zophar, pride has nothing to do with it. What is it with you guys? Can’t you get it through your thick heads, I’ve done nothing wrong. I love God and God loves me.

Zophar: Hey, I don’t want God loving me that much! In fact, I don’t think I want to stand so close to you when you’re lying like that to God.

Job: Some friends and comforters you are. God is good and I don’t blame Him for anything. Including sending friends like you to visit me.

Narrator: Well, his friends kept telling him God was punishing him for something. Job kept protesting his innocence and love for God. This went on for days, and his friends and his wife told him he’d be better off if he’d just curse God and die. This didn’t make Job happy. God decided to intervene.

God: Job, I hear you. Pull yourself together, good buddy. I’ve got a few questions for you. Where were you when I created the earth? Who do you think came up with the blueprints for creation? Did you ever look at the unfolding of a flower? How many whiskers on a cat? How strong is a rhino? Ever count how many stars are in the sky? Job, what do you have to say for yourself? Are you going to haul me into court and blame me for your life?

Job: Yikes, it’s you, God. Okay, I’m ready to shut up and listen to you.

God: I run the universe. Don’t try to dismiss me or make yourself larger than me.

Job: Okay, I get it — or do I? I know you are in control and I am not. I must yield to you and obey you. I do!

God: Now I have a few things to say to your so-called friends. Eliphaz – I’m fed up with you and your two friends. You haven’t been honest with me or with Job. You dare to call yourselves friends! Go, make a sacrifice to me. Then ask Job to pray for you.

Narrator: And Job did as God asked and prayed for his friends and he ended up with 14,000 sheep, 6000 camels, 1000 teams of oxen and 1000 donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters. He named his daughters Jemima (Little Dove); Kezia (Cassia which is a type of spice) and Keren-happuch (Dark Eyes). No women was ever as beautiful as his daughters. And they were considered equals among their brothers and entitled to an inheritance.

Job lived another 140 years and had a good life because he was righteous and faithful.

LDS Handout

Discipleship Self-Assessment D&C 4

Self Assessment- Attributes Needed to Serve the Lord D&C 4-1 Self Assessment- Attributes Needed to Serve the Lord D&C 4-1Take this self-assessment to see what qualities you might develop further in your quest to become a better servant of Jesus Christ.

Response Key
1 = never 2 = sometimes 3 = often 4 = almost always 5 = always

 

Faith

1. ____ I believe in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

2. ____ I trust Heavenly Father enough to accept His will and do
whatever He asks.

3. ____ I have enough faith in Jesus Christ to obtain answers to my prayers.

 

Hope

1. ____ One of my greatest desires is to inherit eternal life in the celestial kingdom of God.

2. ____ I feel peaceful and optimistic about the future.

3. ____ I firmly believe that someday I will dwell with God and become like Him.

 

Charity and Love

1. ____ I feel a sincere desire for the eternal welfare and happiness of other people.

2. ____ When I pray, I ask for charity—the pure love of Christ.

3. ____ I try to help other people when they are struggling or discouraged.

4. ____ I look for opportunities to serve other people.

 

Eye Single to the Glory of God

1. ____ I focus my efforts on the things of God rather than the things of the world.

2. ____ I focus my thoughts on the things of God rather than the things of the world.

3. ____ I do good things because I love God, not because I want to impress others.

 

Virtue

1. ____ I am clean and pure in heart.

2. ____ I am chaste.

3. ____ I focus on righteous, uplifting thoughts and put unwholesome thoughts out of my mind.

4. ____ I repent of my sins and strive to overcome my weaknesses.

 

Knowledge

1. ____ I feel confident in my understanding of gospel doctrines and principles.

2. ____ I study the scriptures daily.

3. ____ I receive knowledge and guidance through the Spirit.

4. ____ I attend the temple regularly.

 

Temperance

1. ____ I live the Word of Wisdom, as outlined in D&C 89.

2. ____ I control what I think, say, and do, even in tense or frustrating situations.

3. ____ I successfully balance schoolwork, family time, Church callings, and social life.

 

Patience

1. ____ I am patient with myself and rely on the Lord as I work to overcome my weaknesses.

2. ____ I am patient with the faults and weaknesses of others.

3. ____ I face problems and challenges calmly and hopefully.

 

Brotherly Kindness

1. ____ I am nice to others, even when they might not deserve it.

2. ____ I say positive things about others.

3. ____ I am considerate of the feelings of others.

 

Godliness

1. ____ I know Heavenly Father lives, and I want to be like Him.

2. ____ I try to be like Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in all that I think, say, and do.

 

Humility

1. ____ I am sincerely grateful for the blessings I receive from Heavenly Father.

2. ____ My prayers are sincere and meaningful.

3. ____ I appreciate advice and guidance from my leaders, teachers, and parents.

4. ____ I strive to be submissive to Heavenly Father’s will, whatever it may be.

 

Diligence

1. ____ I work effectively, even when I’m not under pressure or close supervision.

2. ____ I pay a full tithe.

3. ____ I work hard until a job is finished successfully.

4. ____ I pray regularly, in public and private, alone and with my family.

 

 

Self Assessment- Attributes Needed to Serve the Lord D&C 4-1 Self Assessment- Attributes Needed to Serve the Lord D&C 4-1

LDS Handout

D&C 27 – The Armor of God

I made this handout to accompany D&C 27, The Armor Of God.  Available as a PDF or ODT

 

We have the four parts of the body that the Apostle Paul said [are] the most vulnerable to the powers of darkness. The loins, typifying virtue, chastity. The heart typifying our conduct. Our feet, our goals or objectives in life and finally our head, our thoughts” (Harold B. Lee, Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace, Brigham Young University Speeches of the Year [Nov. 9, 1954], 2).

Loins girt about with truth(see D&C 27:15–16):

President Lee said, “The loins is that part of the body between the lower rib and the hip into which you will recognize are the vital organs which have to do with reproduction” (Feet Shod, 2). To gird implies tying firmly with a belt.

  • Why do you think Satan attacks our purity, virtue, and chastity?
  • How do you think knowing God’s standard of morality can help us stay pure, virtuous, and chaste?

Scripture study helps gird us in truth and helps protect truth and chastity.

We have the four parts of the body that the Apostle Paul said [are] the most vulnerable to the powers of darkness. The loins, typifying virtue, chastity. The heart typifying our conduct. Our feet, our goals or objectives in life and finally our head, our thoughts” (Harold B. Lee, Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace, Brigham Young University Speeches of the Year [Nov. 9, 1954], 2).

Breastplate of righteousness” (D&C 27:16):

  • According to President Lee, what does the breastplate protect?
  • How do you think the righteousness of our hearts (our desires) influences our ability to fight our spiritual battles?

We have the four parts of the body that the Apostle Paul said [are] the most vulnerable to the powers of darkness. The loins, typifying virtue, chastity. The heart typifying our conduct. Our feet, our goals or objectives in life and finally our head, our thoughts” (Harold B. Lee, Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace, Brigham Young University Speeches of the Year [Nov. 9, 1954], 2).

Feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace” (D&C 27:16):

Having your feet “shod” means wearing shoes or protection on your feet.

  • According to President Lee, what do our feet represent?
  • How does Satan attack our goals and objectives in life?
  • What has God given us to “hold to” in order to help us keep our feet moving along the path of life toward our goals? (See 1 Nephi 8:24.)
  • How can focusing on righteous goals and objectives help us overcome temptation?

We have the four parts of the body that the Apostle Paul said [are] the most vulnerable to the powers of darkness. The loins, typifying virtue, chastity. The heart typifying our conduct. Our feet, our goals or objectives in life and finally our head, our thoughts” (Harold B. Lee, Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace, Brigham Young University Speeches of the Year [Nov. 9, 1954], 2).

The shield of faith” (D&C 27:17):

  • What do you think it means to “quench all the fiery darts [temptations] of the wicked”?
  • How has your faith shielded and protected you?

We have the four parts of the body that the Apostle Paul said [are] the most vulnerable to the powers of darkness. The loins, typifying virtue, chastity. The heart typifying our conduct. Our feet, our goals or objectives in life and finally our head, our thoughts” (Harold B. Lee, Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace, Brigham Young University Speeches of the Year [Nov. 9, 1954], 2).

The helmet of salvation” (D&C 27:18):

  • According to President Lee, what is protected when our head is covered?
  • Why is it important to protect our thoughts?
  • How does Satan attack our thoughts?
  • What specific things can we do to protect our thoughts?

We have the four parts of the body that the Apostle Paul said [are] the most vulnerable to the powers of darkness. The loins, typifying virtue, chastity. The heart typifying our conduct. Our feet, our goals or objectives in life and finally our head, our thoughts” (Harold B. Lee, Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace, Brigham Young University Speeches of the Year [Nov. 9, 1954], 2).

The sword of my Spirit” (D&C 27:18):

  • How can the Spirit help us overcome Satan’s attacks?
  • What advantage does having the Spirit give us in our fight against evil?
  • How does the word of God help us use the sword of the Spirit?
  • What can you do to invite the Spirit into your life more?

 

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church of Christ program

Program/Worksheet for the First LDS Church Meeting

It wasn’t known as the LDS Church on April 6, 1830, but this is what a program for the newly organized Church of Christ might have looked like on that historic day.

Church Organized Handout in form of Sacrament Meeting Program D&C 20-21

Church Organized Handout in form of Sacrament Meeting Program D&C 20-21

LDS Handout

Receiving Revelation

I used this handout to teach the principle of Receiving Revelation to my adult gospel study class.

It covers basically D&C 8-9 and 11-16, according to the new Seminary manual.  There’s an emphasis on understanding with both the mind and heart, and includes the following quotes/ideas:

“Communication through the spirit is not a passive or routine thing. but requires study, effort, and the formulation of possible resolutions. These can then be taken before the Lord for His confirmation (’your bosom shall burn’) or decline (’a stupor of thought’)…. The burning within our bosom is the feeling that [something] is right — not some extravagant physical manifestation, but rather a feeling of peace and comfort.”Unlocking the D&C by Pinegar and Allen

F – Feelings
E – Experiences
E – Evidences/Experts
L – Logic
John Bytheway

Experts is my word because I think it deserves emphasis that other’s testimonies serve as evidence.