Resource Guide for Aaronic Priesthood Manual 3
May 2002

“Resource Guide for Aaronic Priesthood Manual 3,” Ensign, May 2002, 103

Resource Guide for Aaronic Priesthood Manual 3

(Use to supplement, but not replace, lessons 26–49.)

Note: The manual does not include a specific Christmas lesson. If you want to teach a special Christmas lesson (22 December), consider using conference addresses, articles, and Hymns that focus on the birth, Atonement, Resurrection, and the life and mission of the Savior.

Lesson 26: Blessings of Chastity

Bruce C. Hafen, “The Gospel and Romantic Love,” New Era, Feb. 2002, 10–14.

“My friends have a hard time understanding why I live the law of chastity. …” New Era, Dec. 2000, 16–18.

“As Zion’s Youth in Latter Days,” Hymns, no. 256.

Lesson 27: The Body Is a Temple

Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth,” New Era, Jan. 2001, 4–15; or Ensign, Jan. 2001, 2–11.

Janet Thomas, “More Than Skin Deep,” New Era, Feb. 2001, 44–48.

David A. Burton, “Is there anything wrong with getting a tattoo or body piercing?” Ensign, Feb. 1999, 52–53.

Lesson 28: Withstanding Temptation

Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Live in Obedience,” Ensign, May 1994, 39–42.

“Ways to Win,” New Era, Sept. 2000, 37.

Jeni Willardson, “I Didn’t Fit In,” New Era, May 2000, 37.

Lesson 29: Sabbath Observance

James E. Faust, “The Lord’s Day,” Ensign, Nov. 1991, 33–35.

Earl C. Tingey, “Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy,” Ensign, Feb. 2000, 48–55.

Douglas B. Bernard, “Ultimate Victory,” New Era, Aug. 1999, 34–36.

Lesson 30: An Aaronic Priesthood Holder Cherishes Womanhood

Russell M. Nelson, “Our Sacred Duty to Honor Women,” Ensign, May 1999, 38–40.

Sheri L. Dew, “We Are Women of God,” New Era, Nov. 2000, 12–14.

Lesson 31: Choosing an Eternal Companion

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Living Worthy of the Girl You Will Someday Marry,” Ensign, May 1998, 49–51.

“… Wouldn’t it be all right to date nonmembers?” New Era, July 2001, 16–18.

“Why does the Church say we should not date until we are 16 years old?” New Era, Feb. 2001, 16–18.

Lesson 32: Preparing for the Temple Endowment

James E. Faust, “‘Who Shall Ascend into the Hill of the Lord?’” Ensign, Aug. 2001, 2–5.

F. David Stanley, “The Most Important Step,” New Era, June 2000, 20–23.

“Endowed with Covenants and Blessings,” Ensign, Feb. 1995, 38–40.

Lesson 33: Celestial Marriage—A Preparation for Eternity

Richard G. Scott, “Receive the Temple Blessings,” Ensign, May 1999, 25–27.

Cree-L Kofford, “Marriage in the Lord’s Way, Part One,” Ensign, June 1998, 6–12.

Gale Sears, “The Thirty-Dollar Wedding Dress,” New Era, Nov. 2000, 44–46.

Lesson 34: Obedience

James E. Faust, “Obedience: The Path to Freedom,” Ensign, May 1999, 45–47.

Henry B. Eyring, “A Life Founded in Light and Truth,” Ensign, July 2001, 6–13.

James Pedersen, “Faith and $45,” New Era, Feb. 2000, 8–10.

Lesson 35: Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

“The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles,” New Era, Apr. 2000, 20–21; or Ensign, Apr. 2000, 2–3.

James E. Faust, “The Shield of Faith,” Ensign, May 2000, 17–19.

James O. Mason, “Faith in Jesus Christ,” Ensign, Apr. 2001, 22–27.

“I Believe in Christ,” Hymns, no. 134.

Lesson 36: Patriarchal Blessings

James E. Faust, “Priesthood Blessings,” Ensign, Nov. 1995, 62–64.

Wayne M. Hancock, “Friend to Friend,” Friend, Sept. 2000, 6–7.

Daniel Thomas Brady, “Twice Blessed,” New Era, Aug. 1999, 11.

Lesson 37: Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit

Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Covenant People,” Friend, Jan. 2000, inside front cover.

Merrill J. Bateman, “Living a Christ-Centered Life,” Ensign, Jan. 1999, 6–13.

Marilyn Feik, “I Said Yes,” New Era, May 1999, 11.

Lesson 38: The Pure Love of Christ

Thomas S. Monson, “Those Who Love Jesus,” Ensign, Mar. 1999, 2–5.

Margaret D. Nadauld, “‘Come unto Christ,’” Friend, Jan. 1999, inside front cover.

“‘Cleave unto Charity,’” Ensign, June 2000, 48–53.

“Love One Another,” Hymns, no. 308.

Lesson 39: Feasting on the Words of Christ

Russell M. Nelson, “Living by Scriptural Guidance,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 16–18.

“Scripture Study Suggestions,” New Era, Mar. 2001, 15.

T. S. Hettinger, “‘Press Forward, Saints,’” Friend, Jan. 2000, 28–30.

“As I Search the Holy Scriptures,” Hymns, no. 277.

Lesson 40: Doing Missionary Work

Jeffrey R. Holland, “‘Witnesses unto Me,’” Ensign, May 2001, 14–16.

Shanna Ghaznavi, “Fields Ready to Harvest,” New Era, May 2001, 28–31.

Barbara Jean Jones, “It’s Your Call,” New Era, June 2000, 16–19.

Lesson 41: Becoming More like Our Savior

Dallin H. Oaks, “The Challenge to Become,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 32–34.

Richard C. Edgley, “Behold the Man,” New Era, May 2000, 4–7.

Spencer J. Condie, “‘Even as I Am,’” Friend, Feb. 1999, inside front cover.

“Lord, I Would Follow Thee,” Hymns, no. 220.

Lesson 42: Being Humble and Teachable

Henry B. Eyring, “Finding Safety in Counsel,” Ensign, May 1997, 24–26.

Marlin K. Jensen, “‘To Walk Humbly with Thy God,’” Ensign, May 2001, 9–11.

L. Lionel Kendrick, “Friend to Friend,” Friend, Jan. 2000, 6–7.

“Be Thou Humble,” Hymns, no. 130.

Lesson 43: Thoughts and Language

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Blessed Are the Pure in Heart,” New Era, July 1999, 4–7.

Paula K. Boothe, “Standing Up to Profanity,” Ensign, Apr. 2001, 35–37.

“I know we’re not supposed to take the Lord’s name in vain, but what about other kinds of swearing?” New Era, Mar. 2001, 16–18.

“Clean Thoughts,” New Era, Feb. 2001, 15.

Lesson 44: Service to Others

Thomas S. Monson, “Priesthood Power,” New Era, May 2001, 4–7.

Shara Braithwaite, “Look What I Found,” New Era, Sept. 2000, 12–13.

Felecia Angus, “My Memory Trees,” New Era, July 1999, 12–14.

“Because I Have Been Given Much,” Hymns, no. 219.

Lesson 45: Strengthening Testimonies by Bearing Them

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Building Your Testimony,” New Era, Apr. 1999, 4–7.

Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Pure Testimony,” New Era, Sept. 2001, 8–11.

Susan L. Warner, “Bear Record of Him,” Friend, Sept. 1999, inside front cover.

“Testimony,” Hymns, no. 137.

Lesson 46: Effective Home Teaching

Thomas S. Monson, “Home Teaching—A Divine Service,” New Era, Nov. 1998, 4–9.

John L. Haueter, “Junior Companion,” New Era, Jan. 2001, 36–38.

Chace Randall, “Extra Helping,” New Era, Nov. 2000, 11.

“Home Teaching and the Aaronic Priesthood,” Ensign, Feb. 2000, 60.

Lesson 47: Honesty

James E. Faust, “‘We Seek After These Things,’” Ensign, May 1998, 43–46.

Jane McBride Choate, “The Promise,” Friend, Aug. 2000, 8–10.

Gordon Swensen, “Arm of Honor,” New Era, Aug. 2000, 26–27.

Tamara Leatham Bailey, “Building Integrity,” New Era, July 1999, 15.

Lesson 48: Preparing to Serve through Education

Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth,” New Era, Jan. 2001, 4–15; or Ensign, Jan. 2001, 2–11.

Harold G. Hillam, “What Matters Most,” New Era, Apr. 2001, 46–48.

“A Major Decision,” New Era, Sept. 1999, 15.

Lesson 49: We Have a Wonderful Legacy

Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Miracle of Faith,” Ensign, May 2001, 67–69.

Joseph Shumway, “Searching for Mary Ellen,” New Era, Aug. 1999, 26–27.