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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.

 

 

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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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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.

Westward Movement – LDS Church History Map 6, Enlarged

This is the map of the Westward Migration of Mormon settlers.  It’s from the LDS maps section, Church History, Map 6.  

Please be aware that the church’s map is of poor quality, and the poster size (2×3 feet) is likely to print very blurry.  I would probably not go larger than 11×17 with this map.

Doctrine and Covenants Scripture Mastery by geography

Here are the Doctrine and Covenants scripture mastery passages on a map of the United States to show where they were revealed.  It’s interesting to note how much travel Joseph Smith was doing between the various church settlements.

Available in colorized and black and white versions. 

Vector illustration of United States courtesty of Vector Portal. http://www.vectorportal.com/subcategory/87/USA-OUTLINE-VECTOR-MAP.eps/ifile/3334/detailtest.asp

** Please note, the scripture mastery passage in Joseph Smith–History is not included here because it does not have a single location. **

Doctrine and Covenants Scripture Mastery Poster – Pioneer Themed

This D&C Scripture Mastery poster is based on the way that I started tracking scripture mastery last year. I found it was easier for me to track SM by scripture reference instead of student, because I could glance at the poster and see immediately which SM passages everyone had passed off and which ones no one had worked on. I had a similar BoM version of this poster printed at Staples for around $4 at 3×4 feet.

This D&C version has a nifty feature in that the longer SM passages are represented with a covered wagon, and the shorter passages are represented with a handcart. Fonts are Giddy Up and Rosewood, for those interested. I own the copyright on these illustrations — drew them years ago.

The way this works is students sign their names on the cart/wagon when they pass off the SM passage. The teacher can tell by looking for blank carts/wagons which passages most or students still need to pass off.  You could print off a version for each student to track their own progress, but I have one giant poster posted in the classroom that students sign. Doing it this way eliminates the “competition” aspect of SM, where students are comparing how full the death star or thermometer or whatever you’re filling in is.

If you need a release to have this document printed here it is: You have my permission, Jenny Smith, the copyright holder, to print this scripture mastery poster for non-profit purposes. Print this release and bring it with you to your printer.