Prepare Spiritually

    Lesson 4: Develop Christlike Attributes

    Introduce the Principle

    At the beginning of His mortal ministry, Jesus Christ walked along the shore of the Sea of Galilee and called out to two fishermen, Peter and Andrew. “Follow me,” He said, “and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19; see also Mark 1:17). The Lord has also called you to His work, and He invites you to follow Him. The invitation to follow Christ is an invitation to follow His example and to become like Him.

    Becoming more like the Savior will help you lead as the Savior led. Chapter 6 of Preach My Gospel identifies nine Christlike attributes: faith in Jesus Christ, hope, charity and love, virtue, knowledge, patience, humility, diligence, and obedience.

    Learn Together

    Review the Attribute Activity from Preach My Gospel (see also the following page). Identify one Christlike attribute that would help you be better leaders. Discuss the questions and scriptures together.

    Live What We Are Learning

    Select a Christlike attribute you would like to develop personally. Study passages of scripture in the Attribute Activity. Pray for the Lord to help you develop that quality and note how your efforts help you fulfill your role as a leader. Share your experience with your presidency next time you meet.