Gospel Doctrine Lesson 24


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 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:

“To Look Upon,” Elder Dallin H. Oaks

“We Believe in Being Chaste,” Elder David A. Bednar

Mormon Messages

Taken straight from the app, for your teaching pleasure:

“I Choose to Be Pure”

Quotable and Inspired Text

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

“We Believe in Being Chaste,” Elder David A. Bednar

“The Seventh Commandment: A Shield,” Elder Neal A. Maxwell

Alternate Activity Ideas

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


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.


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?

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.