Cypress California Stake
“Teachings for Our Time” Guidelines
Fourth Sunday Lessons for Priesthood & Relief Society
November, 2010 through April, 2011
The fourth Sunday lesson, called Teachings for Our Time, for the Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society, are taken from the October, 2010, General Conference sermons.
The following are the lesson topics, with related talks, that the Stake Presidency has selected and request be taught in the Cypress Stake. Lessons 1 through 5 are to be taught in all Wards according to the accompanied schedule.
Bishoprics, we have received feed back from your auxiliaries to the effect that the decision as to which lesson to teach in which month is often made too late for meaningful lesson preparation.
For that reason, we now ask that you teach Lessons 1 through 5 according to the accompanying schedule.
For April, 2011, Bishoprics are to prayerfully choose from any of the sermons given in the October, 2010 General Conference. For this month, the Stake Presidency has elected not to include any recommendations for selection.
The Guidelines stress the value of having the priesthood and Relief Society all study the same topics on the same Sunday.
Stake members use the November, 2010, Ensign as the fourth Sunday “lesson manual.” Lesson participants are to be encouraged to read the sermon in advance of the lesson, and to bring with them the Ensign on the fourth Sunday.
Ward leaders are encouraged to be certain all members have access to the Ensign, or see to it that selected sermons are printed out from the Church’s web sight at www.lds.org.
Lesson No. 1 – November, 2010: Remaining Faithful
“Never Leave Him” by Elder Neal A. Anderson
Lesson No. 2 – December, 2010: Gratitude in Our Lives
“The Divine Gift of Gratitude” by President Thomas S. Monson
Lesson No. 3 – January, 2011: Following the Prophets
“Obedience to the Prophets” by Elder Claudio R. M. Costa
(To Be Studied Along With the Companion Message – “Fourteen Fundamentals of Following the Prophet” by President Ezra Taft Benson)
Lesson No. 4 – February, 2011:
Pride Goes Before the Fall
“Pride & The Priesthood” by President Deiter F. Uchtdorf
(To Be Studied Along With the Companion Message – “Beware of Pride” by President Ezra Taft Benson)
Lesson No. 5 – March, 2011: A Life of Consecration
“Reflections on a Consecrated Life” by Elder D. Todd Christofferson
To be selected from the October, 2010, Conference Sermons by Ward Bishoprics.