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March 27. Who Am I, and Who Does God Want Me to Become? Exodus 1–6
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“March 27. Who Am I, and Who Does God Want Me to Become? Exodus 1–6,” Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes: Doctrinal Topics 2022 (2021)

“March 27. Who Am I, and Who Does God Want Me to Become?” Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes: Doctrinal Topics 2022

March 27

Who Am I, and Who Does God Want Me to Become?

Exodus 1–6

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Counsel Together

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

At the beginning of the meeting, repeat together the Young Women Theme or the Aaronic Priesthood Quorum Theme. Then lead a discussion about the work of salvation and exaltation using one or more of the questions below or questions of your own (see General Handbook, 10.2, 11.2, ChurchofJesusChrist.org). Plan ways to act on what you discuss.

  • Live the gospel. How are we finding joy in following Jesus Christ?

  • Care for those in need. Who in our ward or community needs our help? How can we help?

  • Invite all to receive the gospel. How can we help each other prepare for missionary service?

  • Unite families for eternity. How can we contribute to our ward’s efforts to do family history and temple work?

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

  • Testify of the principles taught.

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

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Teach the Doctrine

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

Prepare Yourself Spiritually

A burning bush that is not consumed would have been an impressive sight, and it caught Moses’s attention. But even more impressive was what happened next. God spoke to Moses, and Moses learned to see himself as God saw him. With that perspective, Moses accomplished something with the Lord’s help that he had considered impossible: he confronted Pharaoh and rescued God’s people.

We all need experiences that help us replace our self-doubts with God’s understanding of who we are and who we can become. Young people, in particular, are confronted with false messages about their personal worth. And as with Moses, God “has a work for [them] to do” (Aaronic Priesthood Quorum Theme). They have their own Pharaohs to confront and their own people to rescue. How will you help them remember that they are beloved daughters and sons of heavenly parents “with a divine nature and eternal destiny”? (Young Women Theme). Ponder this as you read Exodus 1–6. Consider also studying Doctrine and Covenants 18:10–15 and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s message “You Matter to Him” (Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2011, 19–22).

Our lives can be changed when we understand our true identity as children of God.

Learn Together

Members of your class or quorum may have read Exodus 1–6 this week. To prompt them to share what they learned, you could ask them how Moses felt about his calling to deliver the children of Israel (see Exodus 3:11). What truths did the Lord teach Moses to help change his perspective? (see Exodus 3:4–15; 4:10–17; see also Moses 1:3–11). How might these truths have helped Moses? How can they help us? Use an activity like one of the following to help class or quorum members discover what God has revealed about their true identity, worth, and potential.

  • President Dieter F. Uchtdorf said, “The Lord uses a scale very different from the world’s to weigh the worth of a soul” (“You Matter to Him,” 22). To discuss this idea, you could write on the board How does the world show a person that he or she is valued? Invite those you teach to suggest answers. If we judged our worth in this way, how might these feelings affect our choices? Then you could write on the board How does God show a person that he or she is valued? As the youth share answers, encourage them to read John 3:16; Doctrine and Covenants 18:10–15; Luke 15:3–6, 11–32. They could also read the last section of President Uchtdorf’s message. If we judged our worth in this way, how might these feelings affect our choices?

  • Labels affect how we feel about and treat ourselves and others. To help class or quorum members consider how they label themselves, you might give each of them several blank name tags. Each tag could have “Hello, I am …” written at the top. Invite them to think of several different words or phrases they could write on their name tags. If Heavenly Father were filling out the name tags for us, what might He write? What might He write if the tags said “Hello, I can become …”? Class or quorum members could ponder these questions while reading some of the following scriptures: 1 John 3:1–3; Moroni 10:32–33; Doctrine and Covenants 76:69–70; 84:37–38.

  • The general conference messages in “Supporting Resources” contain examples of people whose lives were changed because they learned their true identity as children of God. Consider giving each class or quorum member one of these examples to ponder and share with the group. You might also talk about how knowing that we are all children of God has affected your life. Invite class or quorum members to do the same.

Act in Faith

Encourage class or quorum members to ponder and record what they will do to act on the impressions they received today. If they would like, they could share their ideas. Invite them to think about how acting on their impressions will strengthen their relationships with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Supporting Resources

Teaching in the Savior’s Way

“If the youth sense that you trust them, their confidence in their divine potential will grow, and they will surprise you with what they can accomplish” (Teaching in the Savior’s Way, 28).