Have an opening prayer.
“Mercies and blessings come in different forms—sometimes as hard things. Yet the Lord said, ‘Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things’ (D&C 59:7). All things means just that: good things, difficult things—not just some things. He has commanded us to be grateful because He knows being grateful will make us happy. This is another evidence of His love.”
Bonnie D. Parkin, “Gratitude: A Path to Happiness,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2007, 35
Individually read and ponder the doctrines in the table below.
Read “Satan’s lies about doctrine” to understand various methods Satan uses to attack or prevent faith in these precious truths.
Read additional teachings about avoiding Satan’s lies, as found in the third row of the table.
Write in your study journal additional lies that Satan uses to deceive, distract, and dissuade us from embracing the Lord’s doctrines.
God is my Father, and He knows me and loves me.
Christ has power to deliver me back to my Father.
Because I am a child of God, I can be blessed with all of the gifts and talents necessary to return to live with Him.
Satan’s Lies about Doctrine
God doesn’t answer my prayers.
It’s too hard to tell the difference between the Spirit and my own thoughts and emotions.
I need to do this on my own.
This is just who I am; there is no need to repent.
I am nobody special and don’t have many talents.
I am not really spiritual; I don’t fit in with the members of the Church.
The Lord cares more about men than women.
Read Teachings about Avoiding Satan’s Lies
David A. Bednar, “In the Strength of the Lord,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2004, 76–78
Sheri L. Dew, “You Were Born to Lead, You Were Born for Glory” (Brigham Young University devotional, Dec. 9, 2003), speeches.byu.edu
Choose an action partner for this week and take two minutes to share with each other the commitments that you feel impressed to work on. Decide how you will follow up with each other during the week.
Have a closing prayer.