What is the Resurrection?

    What is the Resurrection?

    Prepare Yourself Spiritually

    Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, all people will be resurrected. Our bodies and our spirits will be reunited in a perfect, immortal state. An understanding and testimony of the Resurrection can give us hope and perspective as we experience the challenges and triumphs of life.

    Resources to Help You Prepare

    These resources are to help you prepare for the “Learn together” section of the meeting.

    Questions to Ponder before You Teach

    What do you know about the Resurrection? What insights do we have about the Resurrection from modern-day scripture?

    What do the young women understand about the Resurrection? How can a greater understanding of the Resurrection influence how they feel about their physical bodies?

    What can the young women do to prepare to learn? For example, they could read a talk, watch a video, or study a scripture related to this doctrine.

    Teaching in the Savior’s Way

    Jesus Christ used the scriptures to teach about His mission. He taught His disciples to think about scriptures for themselves and to use them to answer their questions. How can you help the young women turn to the scriptures to understand God’s plan and the blessings that await them?

    Video: “We Become”

    Meeting Outline

    1. Counsel Together and Share Experiences

    Led by a member of the class presidency; approximately 5–10 minutes

    Lead a discussion about items such as the following:

    • Our class: Who is missing today? What visits do we need to make? Who should we invite to an upcoming activity? Who needs our help and prayers?

    • Our responsibilities: What assignments do we need to make? What assignments have we fulfilled? How have we invited others to come unto Christ, and how can we invite others now?

    • Our lives: Remind the class of the discussion from the last meeting. What experiences have we had with applying what we learned? What experiences have we had in the past few weeks that strengthened our testimonies of the gospel?

    If possible, discuss these items beforehand in a class presidency meeting.

    2. Learn Together

    Led by a leader or teacher or a member of the class; approximately 25–35 minutes

    After studying the above resources and following the inspiration of the Spirit, you may select one or more of the activities below to help class members understand the doctrine.

    • Select some passages from 1 Corinthians 15 about the Resurrection. Invite the young women to read the passages, in small groups or individually, and create a summary statement of what they learn about the Resurrection (for example, verses 1–8 could be summarized as “There are witnesses of the Resurrection”). Why do the young women feel it is important for them to know these truths about the Resurrection?

    • Ask the young women to imagine that a friend who is not a member of the Church has lost a loved one. Invite half of the young women to read Alma 40 and the other half to read Alma 41. Ask them to make a list of teachings about the Resurrection in these chapters that they could share with their friend. Then have them share their lists with the rest of the class.

    • As a class, make a list of people in the scriptures who were witnesses of the Savior’s Resurrection. Invite the young women to search Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s talk “The Resurrection of Jesus Christ” to find other examples. Encourage them to find the testimonies of these witnesses in the scriptures (some references are provided in Elder Christofferson’s talk). What do we learn about the Savior and His Resurrection from these witnesses? Share your testimony of the Savior’s Resurrection, and invite a few young women to share their testimonies.

    • Invite the young women to read the story about Alisa in Elder Paul V. Johnson’s talk “And There Shall Be No More Death.” Ask them to summarize the story in their own words and share what it teaches them about the Resurrection. What impresses them about Alisa’s testimony?

    • Invite the young women to find hymns about the Resurrection (look in the Topics index at the back of the hymnbook for ideas). Sing a few of these as a class. Encourage the young women to read the scriptures at the end of each hymn, and discuss what they learn from the hymns and the scriptures. Invite them to share their testimonies and feelings about the Resurrection.

    3. Plan to Act

    Led by a member of the class presidency; approximately 5–10 minutes

    • Ask the young women to discuss any feelings or impressions they had during the meeting. What was meaningful to them? Is there something they can do personally or as a class to apply what they have learned?

    • Give the young women a few minutes to record what they will do in the coming weeks to act on their impressions. Invite them to share their ideas.

    • Remind the young women that they will have the opportunity to share their experiences at the beginning of the next meeting.