After you’ve studied the scripture passages for this week and reviewed the questions and activities in the manual, consider sharing any of the following articles and activities with your family. These additional resources selected by the Ensign staff can assist you as you strive to teach the gospel in your home.
What happened exactly atop the Mount of Transfiguration? Who appeared to whom? And why?
“Who appeared to Peter, James, and John on the Mount of Transfiguration? What was the purpose of their appearance?” Larry Dahl, emeritus professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University, answers these questions and more.
“Transfiguration, Mount of” (Bible Dictionary).
Review these brief paragraphs from Guide to the Scriptures for a definition of transfiguration and a list of transfigured beings, with scriptural references.
The Savior promised to give Peter “the keys of the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 16:19). These keys are the keys of the priesthood, defined as “the authority God has given to priesthood leaders to direct, control, and govern the use of His priesthood on earth” (Handbook 2: Administering the Church , 2.1.1).
Share with your kids this quick excerpt from the Friend by Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who answers the question “What are priesthood keys?”
“Locked Out!” Kids will enjoy this brief story from Elder Gary E. Stevenson about losing the keys to his car while on a ski vacation with his family. Read it aloud together.
The father in these scriptures had doubts that the Savior could heal his son. How can we strengthen our faith?
Have a discussion with your teenager after reading “How to Build Faith and Find Joy,” an article in the New Era by Elder Richard G. Scott (1928–2015) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
“Lord, I Believe; Help Thou Mine Unbelief” by President James E. Faust (1920–2007), Second Counselor in the First Presidency.
“Faith Is Like a Seed.” A coloring page from the Friend.