Using the Liahona
October 2005

“Using the Liahona,” Liahona, Oct. 2005, 1

Using the Liahona

Family Home Evening Ideas

This page can help you use the Liahona to enhance your teaching in the classroom as well as in the home.

“Keys of the Priesthood,” p. 26: Prepare a license that authorizes a special privilege to a family member. Present it and discuss the importance of having a license to do certain things. Read about the privileges and responsibilities Elder Russell M. Nelson’s medical license gave him. Have each family member use a section of the article to teach about the keys of the priesthood. Share how your life has been blessed by those who hold priesthood keys.

“How Great Shall Be Your Joy,” p. 34: Study together D&C 18:13–16. Invite family members to share how they feel about these verses. Read Elder Rodrigo Myrrha’s story aloud. Testify of the three principles listed at the end of this article.

“You’re a Mormon?” p. 36: Read the first six paragraphs of this story, and ask family members what they would do in a similar situation. Ask how they think this story ends. Discuss how to respond when asked about the Church. Practice by acting out the situation in this article.

“Forgive,” p. F2: Tell the story of the peasant, and discuss why he died so unhappy. Read aloud the last paragraph, and bear testimony of the peace forgiveness brings. Give family members small pieces of string as reminders to forgive.

“Hero,” p. F14: Ask family members to share the name of someone they admire and to tell why. How did the girl in this story come to know that the music star should not be her hero? Discuss who our heroes should be. Share a scripture that can help us decide whom to admire (see, for example, 3 Ne. 27:27; Moro. 7:16–17).