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: “Create in me a Clean Heart”
Supplemental Audiovisual Resources
These lds.org videos are a great pace-changer, and are edited so you don’t have to sit there searching for the right time interval:
Taken straight from the app, for your teaching pleasure:
Quotable and Inspired Text
Here are some resources from other talks and manuals about similar subjects that you can peruse.
Alternate Activity Ideas
Since every class has different needs, we brainstormed a few extra ideas for class activities that might prove useful to you.
PRAYING FOR FORGIVENESS
Read Psalm 51 with the class. When David realized he did wrong, he asked God for forgiveness. Divide the class into groups, and assign each group one of the steps of repentance: Realizing you’ve done wrong, feeling remorse for your sins, confessing, making restitution, and then changing your behavior. Have each group look for their element of the repentance pattern in the psalm. Have each group then share with the class.
THE SIN OF PRIDE
Read from and discuss Ezra Taft Benson’s talk on pride with the class. What is pride? How was pride eventually David’s downfall, and how is it the origin of most other sins, particularly those regarding chastity? How different would society be if we could all learn and choose to put aside our pride at important times, such as David’s temptation?