Gospel Doctrine Lesson 23 Tips


Here at LDS.net we want to help you teach the best lessons you possibly can! While every teacher needs to seek out his/her own inspiration for how to best help their own class apply the principles of the gospel, we hope pointing you in the direction of a few helpful resources will aid you in your process.

This Week’s Lesson: “The Lord Be Between Me and Thee Forever”

Supplemental Audiovisual Resources

These churchofjesuschrist.org videos are a great pace-changer, and are edited so you don’t have to sit there searching for the right time interval:

“A True Friend,” President Henry B. Eyring

“Avoid Envy,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Mormon Messages

Taken straight from the app, for your teaching pleasure:

“Daniel and His Friends”

“Words with Friends”

“Sharing the Gospel”

Quotable and Inspired Text

Here are some resources from other talks and manuals about similar subjects that you can peruse.

“Real Friendship,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, June 1998 NewEra

“The Teen Friendship of David and Jonathan”

Alternate Activity Idea

Since every class has different needs, we brainstormed a few extra ideas for class activities that might prove useful to you.


In what way did David and Jonathan’s friendship and influence on each other determine what kind of men they would become? How did they help each other achieve success in their personal lives and spiritually? A discussion about surrounding ourselves today with people who aspire to equal greatness as us could give your lesson some momentum into something with real impact.

Seth has been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since the age of eight. In his youth he tried to kill his poor parents by deliberately involving himself in more extracurricular activities than either of them had time or mortal energy to drive him to. Luckily for him, his parents are superhuman. Seth played soccer, hockey and any other team sport that involved arms, legs and fast-moving rubber spheroids, wrote short stories, poetry and music, and was far too involved in his High School's drama and mock trial programs for his social life's own good. Ice hockey stuck. So did writing. Seth doesn't know everything--but he knows that God and Jesus Christ live, that They love us, and that They always keep Their promises.