Doctrine and Covenants 2021
October 10. How Can I Become More Fully Converted to the Lord? Doctrine and Covenants 111–114

“October 10. How Can I Become More Fully Converted to the Lord? Doctrine and Covenants 111–114,” Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes: Doctrinal Topics 2021 (2020)

“October 10. How Can I Become More Fully Converted to the Lord?” Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes: Doctrinal Topics 2021

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October 10

How Can I Become More Fully Converted to the Lord?

Doctrine and Covenants 111–114

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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 Young Women Theme or the Aaronic Priesthood Quorum Theme. Then, in addition to counseling together about specific class or quorum business, you may want to discuss impressions and themes from general conference. The following questions may help.

  • What themes or messages stood out to us? What strengthened our faith in Jesus Christ?

  • What strengthened our testimonies of living prophets? What did we feel prompted to do because of what we learned or felt?

  • What do we need to do as a class or quorum to remember and act on counsel we heard in general conference?

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

To become more fully converted to Jesus Christ, we must trust Him and obey His commandments—even when difficult challenges test our conversion. In 1837, some members of the Church, including some members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, lost their testimonies and turned against the Prophet Joseph Smith. Thomas B. Marsh was the President of the Quorum of the Twelve at that time. As you and your family read Doctrine and Covenants 112 this week, you might notice the counsel the Lord gave to help Thomas B. Marsh strengthen his conversion (see especially verses 10–26). What does this counsel teach you about becoming more converted to the Savior?

How can you help quorum or class members receive the Savior’s promise that “they shall be converted, and I will heal them”? (Doctrine and Covenants 112:13). What experiences can you share? As you ponder these questions, consider reviewing Sister Bonnie H. Cordon’s message “Trust in the Lord and Lean Not” (Ensign or Liahona, May 2017, 6–9) and “Conversion” in True to the Faith ([2004], 40–43).

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The scriptures are a great strength as we seek to become more fully converted.

Learn Together

Do members of your quorum or class know what it means to be converted to Jesus Christ? Do they know how to become more fully converted? Invite them to ponder these questions as they review Doctrine and Covenants 112:10–26. How can we remain converted to Jesus Christ even in challenging circumstances? You might use one or more of the following activities to help your quorum or class strengthen their conversion to the Savior.

  • Alma 32:27–43 can help those you teach understand how to strengthen their faith and become more fully converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Maybe you could divide quorum or class members into groups and ask each group to read these verses and discuss what they teach about faith and conversion. Ask each group to share what they learned. You might encourage discussion by asking questions such as these: Why is a seed growing into a tree a good description of conversion? What does it mean to “experiment upon [God’s] words”? (verse 27). What does it mean to “nourish the tree”? (verse 41). How can we tell that the seed of conversion “swelleth, and sprouteth, and beginneth to grow” within us? (verse 30). Give quorum or class members time to ponder what they need to do to nourish their own conversion to Jesus Christ.

  • There are many forces in the world that oppose our conversion to Jesus Christ. Reading Helaman 5:12 could teach quorum or class members how to stay strong despite opposition. What does it mean to “build your foundation” on the rock of Jesus Christ? You could assign each person a portion of Elder Quentin L. Cook’s message “Foundations of Faith” (Ensign or Liahona, May 2017, 127–31) and ask them to search for examples and counsel that help them build their foundation on the Savior.

  • Can you think of a creative way to demonstrate the principle taught by Sister Bonnie H. Cordon in her message “Trust in the Lord and Lean Not”? For instance, you could divide your quorum or class into groups and challenge each group to build the tallest structure on a slanted surface using blocks or other objects. Then discuss how this relates to Sister Cordon’s message. The quorum or class could then search the message for suggestions on how to keep our lives centered on Jesus Christ. What experiences can we share when we leaned on our own understanding or when we trusted in the Savior?

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

Teaching in the Savior’s Way

The Savior said, “My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me” (John 7:16). He taught the doctrine that He learned from His Father. How can you ensure that you are teaching true doctrine? (See Teaching in the Savior’s Way [2016], 20–21.)