“September 13. How Do I Endure Faithfully to the End? 3 Nephi 1–7,” Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes: Doctrinal Topics 2020 (2020)
“September 13. How Do I Endure Faithfully to the End?” Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes: Doctrinal Topics 2020
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 (you can decide in a presidency meeting which items to discuss):
Our quorum or class. Who needs our help and prayers? What can we do to help them? Who should we invite to an upcoming activity?
Our duties or responsibilities. What assignments have we fulfilled? What assignments do we need to make? How have we invited others to come unto Christ, and how can we invite others now?
Our lives. What recent experiences have strengthened our testimonies? What is happening in our lives, and how can we support each other?
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.
As we try to live faithfully in the latter days, we can learn much from the Nephites who were faithful to the Savior (see 3 Nephi 1–7). These Nephites were persecuted by those who didn’t believe the words of prophets. They were waiting patiently for the prophesied visit of the Savior and were watching for the promised signs. And they were willing to endure faithfully to the end, even if that meant they would “be put to death” (3 Nephi 1:9). Even though we may not be facing death for our beliefs, we have also covenanted with Heavenly Father to be faithful to Him throughout our lives.
How has your commitment to endure to the end blessed you and your family? What will you do to help members of your quorum or class desire to live true to their covenants for the rest of their lives? To prepare to teach, consider reviewing “Endure to the End” in chapter 3 of Preach My Gospel (, 66) and “Go Forward with Faith” in For the Strength of Youth (, 42–43).
Ask members of your quorum or class to share what comes to their minds when they hear the phrase “endure to the end.” What examples of enduring to the end or not enduring to the end did they find as they studied 3 Nephi 1–7 this week? (see, for example, 3 Nephi 1:4–8; 2:1–2; 5:1–3; 6:14, 21). The following activities can help those you teach become more committed to endure to the end.
Sometimes living the gospel can seem difficult, and some people may even want to stop trying. Invite quorum or class members to imagine that a friend has told them that living the gospel is too hard. What could they say to encourage their friend? For ideas, invite them to study scriptural examples of people who endured faithfully, including the examples found in “Supporting Resources.” You could also show the video in “Supporting Resources.” Quorum or class members could role-play with someone else in the class what they would say to their friend in a kind and caring way, including sharing what they have learned. What can we learn from the Savior’s example about enduring to the end?
You might ask a quorum or class member to come prepared to share the story of Bobbie the Wonder Dog and the other animals mentioned by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf in his message “A Yearning for Home” (Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2017, 21–24). What can we learn from these examples about faithfully enduring to the end? You could give each quorum or class member a section of President Uchtdorf’s message to study and invite them to share what they learn about staying on the path to our heavenly home. How can we invite the Savior’s power to help us?
Elder Claudio D. Zivic shared a story about going kayaking in his message “He That Shall Endure unto the End, the Same Shall Be Saved” (Ensign or Liahona, May 2018, 83–85). Perhaps you could show the video of that part of his message or tell the story in your own words. Why might refusing to repent of our sins, like a waterlogged kayak, keep us from fulfilling our purpose in life and enduring to the end? Encourage your quorum or class members to write on the board Elder Zivic’s formula for enduring to the end. How have these things helped us? What experiences can we share? Invite them to choose one thing on the list to work on this week.
Encourage quorum or class members to ponder and record what they will do in the coming weeks to act on the impressions they received while studying the doctrine today. Invite them to share their ideas.