“,Acquiring Spiritual Knowledge, Part 3” Doctrinal Mastery Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Teacher Material (2017)
“Acquiring Spiritual Knowledge, Part 3,” Doctrinal Mastery D&C and Church History Teacher Material
The teaching materials for the learning experience on “Acquiring Spiritual Knowledge” are divided into four parts. Part 3 contains a doctrinal mastery cumulative review activity. This activity should take about 15 minutes. If you did not have time to cover all of the material from parts 1 and 2 of the “Acquiring Spiritual Knowledge” learning experience, you might consider teaching that material during this class session. If you were able to finish the materials from part 1 and part 2, you could use the remainder of your time in this class session reviewing material from regular sequential scripture lessons in the Doctrine and Covenants.
Divide the class into three groups. Assign each group one of the following key statements of doctrine, with its doctrinal mastery passage:
Because our Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to progress toward becoming like Him, He has encouraged us to “seek learning, even by study and also by faith” (D&C 88:118).
[God] has promised to reveal truth to our minds and hearts through the Holy Ghost if we will diligently seek Him (D&C 8:2–3).
The Lord Himself has invited us to “look unto [Him] in every thought; doubt not, fear not” (D&C 6:36).
Invite students to work in their groups and draw a picture in their study journal or on a piece of paper that will help them remember their assigned statement of doctrine and doctrinal mastery scripture reference. Instruct them to include the statement of doctrine and doctrinal mastery reference in their picture. After they have finished, invite a few students from each of the groups to explain their picture to the class. You may want to select one picture for each doctrinal mastery passage to display in the classroom as a reminder for the students.