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June 28. How Can I Invite Others to Come unto Christ? Alma 17–22
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“June 28. How Can I Invite Others to Come unto Christ? Alma 17–22,” Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes: Doctrinal Topics 2020 (2020)

“June 28. How Can I Invite Others to Come unto Christ?” Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes: Doctrinal Topics 2020

Christ and the Young Child, by Carl Bloch

June 28

How Can I Invite Others to Come unto Christ?

Alma 17–22

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Counsel Together

Led by a member of the quorum or class presidency; approximately 10–20 minutes

At the beginning of the meeting, repeat together the Aaronic Priesthood Quorum Theme or the Young Women Theme. Then lead a discussion about items such as the following, and plan ways to act on what you discuss:

  • Our quorum or class. What can we do to build unity among quorum or class members? What goals would we like to work on together?

  • Our duties or responsibilities. What are we doing to share the gospel? What experiences have we had doing temple and family history work?

  • Our lives. How have we seen the hand of the Lord in our lives? What has inspired us in our scripture study this week?

At the end of the lesson, as appropriate, do the following:

  • Testify of the principles taught.

  • Remind quorum or class members about the plans and invitations made during the meeting.

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Teach the Doctrine

Led by an adult leader or youth; approximately 25–35 minutes

Prepare Yourself Spiritually

When Ammon went to share the gospel with the Lamanites, he didn’t see his journey as a two-year mission. Because of the love he felt for his Lamanite brothers and sisters, he said he was willing to dwell among them “perhaps until the day I die” (Alma 17:23). Do the members of your quorum or class see inviting others to come unto Christ as a temporary calling or a lifelong opportunity? How do you view it? As you read Alma 17–22 this week—chapters that describe the missionary examples of Ammon and his brethren—think about what you can do to inspire those you teach to share the gospel now and in the future. To help you prepare to teach, you could review the scriptures in “Supporting Resources” and Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s message “Missionary Work: Sharing What Is in Your Heart” (Ensign or Liahona, May 2019, 15–18).

We can share the gospel in our everyday interactions with others.

Learn Together

What did quorum or class members learn from the account of Ammon and the sons of Mosiah about how they can share the gospel with others? You could begin your discussion by inviting those you teach to share something they know about Ammon and the sons of Mosiah that inspires them in their own efforts to invite all people to come unto Christ. The following ideas can help them consider ways to share the gospel now and also prepare to be lifelong missionaries.

  • People are more likely to find effective ways to share the gospel when they feel a sincere desire to share it. Elder David A. Bednar’s message “Come and See” (Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2014, 107–10) can help inspire that desire. You could invite quorum or class members to review the experiences shared by Elder Bednar. What do these experiences teach us about why Latter-day Saints share the gospel? They could also search 1 Nephi 8:11–12; Enos 1:9–12; Mosiah 28:3; Doctrine and Covenants 123:11–13 to learn more about why we share the gospel. Maybe quorum or class members could talk about experiences they have had with sharing the gospel. What motivated them to share the gospel?

  • How can each one of us make a difference in the enormous task of sharing the gospel with the world? Ask quorum or class members to search for ideas in Elder Neil L. Andersen’s puzzle analogy in his message “A Witness of God” (Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2016, 35–38). You could also invite those you teach to review some of the ideas in the scriptures and videos in “Supporting Resources” and then share ways we can share the gospel with others. (You might bring a puzzle for your quorum or class to work on during this discussion.) You might also refer specifically to the section of Elder Andersen’s talk titled “An Invitation to the Youth.”

  • In her talk titled “Turn On Your Light” (Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2017, 6–9), Sister Sharon Eubank shared five ways we can attract others to the Church of Jesus Christ. Working in groups, quorum or class members could read about one of these five ways and, if possible, think of someone they know who has shown their light in the way described. Invite them to share what they learned. Give them time to individually choose one of the ways they discussed that they would like to work on so they can help bring others closer to Jesus Christ.

Act in Faith

Encourage quorum or class members to ponder and record what they will do to act on the impressions they received today. How does today’s lesson relate to personal goals they have made? If they would like, quorum or class members could share their ideas.

Supporting Resources

  • 1 Timothy 4:12 (Be an example of the believers)

  • 1 Peter 3:15 (Always be ready to give an answer to those who ask about your beliefs)

  • Mosiah 18:8–9 (Be willing to stand as a witness of God)

  • Doctrine and Covenants 28:16; 84:85; 100:3–8 (If we open our mouths, God will help us know what to say)

  • “A Witness of God,” “Because I Have Been Given Much,” “Inviting Others to ‘Come and See,’” “Inviting Others to ‘Come and Help,’” “Inviting Others to ‘Come and Stay,’” videos, ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Teaching in the Savior’s Way

The Savior invited others to testify of truths they learned so the Spirit could touch their hearts (see Matthew 16:15–16). How can sharing the gospel strengthen the testimonies of the quorum or class members? (See Teaching in the Savior’s Way [2016], 11.)