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LDS Articles, Lessons and Talks

Find a huge list of articles and resources to help you prepare your LDS Talks and Lessons! They are perfect for audiences of all ages.
  1. Beliefs / Doctrine
  2. Jesus Christ
  3. Puzzles / Games / Crafts
  4. Scriptures
  5. Sharing Time Lessons
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  7. Visual / Musical Aids

101 Courses: Basic Beliefs of the LDS Church
This course lists 10 articles on basic LDS Church beliefs.

8 Items to Pack in Your Bag of Spiritual Preparation: For YW / YM
This list of items was given by Sister Ann Monson, daughter of Thomas S. Monson, when she spoke to the Young Women and Young Men during a regional broadcast to Eastern Canada.

10 Ways to Spiritually Prepare to Enter the Temple
Before entering the temple we should spiritually prepare ourselves so that we are ready to receive additional understanding and enlightenment. Here is a list of ten ways we can better prepare ourselves to be spiritually ready to enter the temple.

10 LDS Scripture Study Techniques
Do you have trouble focusing your attention when doing you LDS scripture study? Here are several steps to help you get the most out of your LDS scripture study. There are lots of pictures and examples to help illustrate each idea, including: Color Coding, Pictures and Stickers, Word Definitions, and much more!

13 Articles of Faith Index
Here you'll find Clipart, Scriptures, Quotes, Puzzles, Tests and memorization helps for the Thirteen Articles of Faith.

Armor of God
This interactive lesson is a Sharing Time lesson that can be easily adapted to other lessons. It's a great way to help children/youth learn what the Armor of God is and what each piece of the armor represents.

Article of Faith #1
As parents and leaders we ask our children to memorize the 13 Articles of Faith but how well do they understand them? Use this lesson to teach your children about the first Article of Faith and the Godhead.

Atonement
A visual lesson with ready-to-print clipart that teaches about the Atonement, perfect for LDS Primary or Family Home Evening lessons.

Attitude
The following story about the importance of a positive was taken from a post made in the LDS Apologetics forum.

Baptism: Why Be Baptized? - Four Part Article
Find out why and who should be baptized, why baptism by immersion, and why we baptize the dead in this four part article.

Book of Mormon Scavenger Hunt
Children read scripture references and decipher clues to get to the treasure!

Book of Mormon
Find out about its history, translation, and doctrines in this article.

Callings
How LDS Church members receive positions and callings within the church.

Choose the Right: Vision of the Tree of Life Game
This game has clipart of Lehi's Vision of the Tree of Life and teaches children about choosing the right.

Christians?
Answers to one of the most commonly asked questions about Latter-day Saints, "Are Mormons Christians?"

Christmas, The True Meaning of (Four Part Article)
Find personal experiences and stories for all ages from those who have learned the true meaning of Christmas.

Church Leaders
A four part explanation of the LDS Church's Leaders, titles used to address members, how callings are received, and past LDS prophets.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Who are we and what do we believe? Find out what the Apostasy is and how Christ's church was organized again on the earth.

Cola Drinks and Caffeine
Learn the Church's stand on caffeine, cola drinks, and chocolate, how caffeine affects our health, and how much caffeine certain foods contain in this three part article.

Creation and Birth
Part of the Plan of Salvation is the creation and origin of men and women.

Creation
This Sharing Time idea submitted by Cindy Foxcroft, is a hands on lesson that teaches children about the importance of God's creation.

Creation
A lesson suitable for younger children.

Death of Animals
An article with great quotes and thoughts to help in understanding the death of loved pets.

Death
What happens when we die? Why is death an important part of our eternal progression? How can we prepare for or better cope with the death of a loved one? Answers to all these and more.

Decaffeinated Coffee and Nonalcoholic Beer
Find out where the Church stands on the consumption of these drinks.

Deep Doctrine and the Mysteries of God
Is it okay to think and talk about issues that aren't taught in church? Find out what your LDS Guide, the scriptures, and Church Leaders have to say.

Jesus Christ, Faith in
Faith in Jesus Christ is the first principle of the gospel. Learn what having faith in Jesus Christ means with this article which has some great scripture references.

Faith By Works
We cannot have faith if we do nothing with our hope, we must act upon it. This article comes with three questions for examining faith in your own life as well as supportive scriptures.

Faith Cookies
This Sharing Time idea submitted by Alissa Bright, is a hands on lesson that teaches how faith works.

Faith, Follow Him in
This object lesson submitted by Lisa helps teach children and youth about faith.

Faith, Trials of our
Do you feel burdened with unfair trials? Do you feel that the people around you have been blessed with an easy life while you're struggling to survive? Then you need to learn the truth about the trials of your faith.

Family Home Evening Outline
This easy to use outline will help you organize your Family Home Evening.

Family Tree
A fun activity to teach children about their family or genealogy, comes with clipart!

Father's/Mother's Day
Although this is a sharing time idea for Father's/Mother's day it also works great for any lesson on families and appreciating parents.

Food Storage
Find out why, what to store, where to get the money, and if you should share your food storage in this four part article.

Goals: Making and Achieving Them
Everything we accomplish in life takes steps. To help us achieve our desires we need to set goals. Here is a list of 10 steps that will help you create and achieve your goals. Don't miss page two's goal tracking tools and ideas!

God, The Eternal Father
This article explains who God is and why we call him our Heavenly Father.

Halloween
Is it Okay to Celebrate Halloween? Find out what other LDS hosts think and what is mentioned in our Church Magazines about Halloween.

Heavenly Father
This article explains who God is and why we call him our Heavenly Father.

Holy Ghost
Learn about the Holy Ghost, what it is, how we feel it, what it does, and what is the Gift of the Holy Ghost in this four part article.

How to Know the Truth / How to Gain a Testimony
A testimony is when you know something is true, but how do you receive one? Follow each of these important steps to know if something is true, if you do you will receive a strong testimony of it.

The Importance of Family Home Evening
Family Home Evening is important to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but why? Find out how to hold a successful Family Home Evening and why it is so important.

Importance of Keeping a Journal
Keeping a Journal is important, not only because it's a personal history of your life, but it can also help you! Learn more in this article all about keeping a journal.

Jesus, Remember and Follow Him
A memory game to help children learn ways to remember and follow the Savior. Comes with clipart!

Jesus Christ, Faith in
Faith in Jesus Christ is the first principle of the gospel. Learn what having faith in Jesus Christ means with this article which has some great scripture references.

Johnson's Army
Who was the President of the USA when Johnson's army was sent to destroy the Salt Lake Temple? Find out more about this bit of Church History here.

Journal Techniques: Keeping a Journal
There is more than one way to keep a journal. This article gives 10 techniques for supplementing your personal history.

Judgment
Find out what Latter-day Saints believe about judgment day and how we prepare for it.

Keeping a Journal: Tips For Success
These tips and tricks will help you with keeping a journal!

Sabbath Day, Keeping it Holy
Teach children the importance of Sabbath day observance. Includes patterns and instructions to create a "Sabbath Box". Just print, cut and glue.

Kolob
What and where is the planet Kolob?

Law of Tithing
What is the Law of Tithing, how does one fulfill it, and why? Find the answers to these and other questions in this detailed article about the Law of Tithing.

Making Good Choices: Stairways and Superheroes
This excellent Family Home Evening Lesson helps illustrate the topic, "Making Good Choices," by using the examples of stairways and superheroes.

Marriage: Top 10 LDS Articles
Everyone in this life is affected by marriage, either that of their parents, their own, or their children's. Keeping a marriage strong while surviving life's trials can be a huge struggle, but learning from other's experiences can help us through these times. Here's my list of top ten LDS articles on marriage.

Media Misuse
Media can be used as an educational tool or as a tool of the devil.

Miracle of the Fishes
A creative way to teach faith through the miracle of the fishes. Submitted by Heather.

Missionary Helping Hands
A great way to help children do missionary work! This idea works best if done on a continual basis.

Missionary Tags
Just like the tags the missionaries wear, primary children will love these member missionary tags that are ready to print and use.

Modesty - More Than Just a Standard
This article teaches how being modest shows gratitude and respect for our bodies. It also comes with a fun lesson activity, submitted by Shelly Sullivan, and three New Era Posters that cleverly illustrate the importance of modesty.

Mother's/Father's Day
Although this is a sharing time idea for Mother's/Father's day it also works great for any lesson on families and appreciating parents.

Nauvoo Bell
The Nauvoo bell is a symbol of religious freedom in our land... a reminder that "our nation and our community owes its existence to our trust in God."

Nauvoo Temple: A Symbol of Sacrifice
Learn more about the first Nauvoo Temple, and the rebuilding of it 150 years later.

Noah and Keeping Promises
This lesson uses the story of Noah and the Ark to lead into a discussion on keeping promises. It's appropriate for primary age children.

Old Testament ABCs
Use this lesson to review scripture stories in the Old Testament.

Patriarchal Blessings
Find out what a Patriarchal Blessing is and how it can benefit your life. Also find out how to obtain a copy of your Blessing or that of your deceased relative. Don't forget to take our poll to let us know what age you were when you received your Patriarchal Blessing, or if you haven't received one yet.

Plan of Salvation - Sharing Time Lesson
This lesson, perfect for Family Home Evening or other church lessons, comes with ready to print images of the Plan of Salvation and scriptures. It's also available in PDF format.

Plan of Salvation
A collection of articles for each individual aspect of the great Plan of Happiness.

Polygamy, Official Statement
By President Gordon B. Hinckley, this statement clarifies the LDS Church's stand on polygamy.

Polygamy, Setting the Record Straight
This article by the previous LDS guide gives some good history and information.

Prayer and Personal Revelation
A fun Lesson Idea you can use in Relief Society, Sunday School, Primary, or Priesthood to teach about Prayer and Personal Revelation.

Prayer: Instruction of LDS Prayers
Prayer is a very important and vital aspect of our beliefs because it is how we communicate with God and how he sometimes communicates with us. This article is a description of how and why Latter-day Saints say prayers.

Prayer: The Pretzel Reminder
You can use this pretzel idea to supplement a lesson on prayer in primary, Sunday school, or other church classes.

Priesthood and Women
Do women hold the priesthood through their husbands? Is it immoral to work outside the home? What is the patriarchal order? Are LDS women an oppressed majority?

Prophets, Teachings of the
This idea, adapted from the Sharing Time manual, is perfect for teaching gospel principles taught by our leaders.

Prophets/Presidents
An article on the leadership of the LDS Church from Joseph Smith to Gordon B. Hinckley.

R Rated Movies
Is it a commandment or a suggestion to not watch R rated movies? Find out what others have shared in the LDS Community Forum along with quotes from LDS Church leaders.

Refiner's Fire
Use this story in any of your lessons or talks to help teach how the Lord refines us with life's trials, just as a smith purifies silver with fire.

Repentance
Find out about the aspects of the second principle of the gospel, repentance, in this article that's full of scriptures.

Repentance, Steps of
Find out how to repent by following each of these detailed steps.

Resurrection
An explanation of how birth is not the beginning and death is not the end. (Also available in Spanish.)

Resurrection
Even more information on the basics of who, what, where, when, and why.

Sabbath Day, Keeping it Holy
Teach children the importance of Sabbath day observance. Includes patterns and instructions to create a "Sabbath Box". Just print, cut and glue.

Salt Lake Temple
To the pioneers who settled the Salt Lake Valley, the temple was more than just a matter of functional design or conceptual convenience; it was a symbol of their faith and devotion to the Lord.

Satan, The Reality of
Find the results from a poll and what the LDS church teaches about Satan including quotes and scriptures.

Scripture Poem - New and Used
This poem was one of the 1996 New Era Contest Winners and is one of my favorite poems about Scripture Study. I loved it so much that I pasted a copy of it in the front of my LDS Scriptures and have often read it. A perfect handout for any lesson on Scripture Study!

Scripture Study: 12 Ways to Do It
Teach others how to more effectively study the scriptures with these great ideas. There are lots of pictures and examples to help illustrate each idea, including: Color Coding, Pictures and Stickers, Word Definitions, and much more! Don't miss both pages in this two part article.

Sharing the Gospel
A list of ideas to help members be missionaries by sharing the gospel with their friends and family with tons of suggestions in the following categories: Pray/Prepare, Be an Example, Items to Give, Activities and Invite.

Spirit World
What is life like after we die? What do we look like? Where do we go? Are there any second chances? Find out what Latter-day Saints believe.

Spiritual Preparation For YW / YM: Top 8 Items to Pack in Your Bag
This list of items was given by Sister Ann Monson, daughter of Thomas S. Monson, when she spoke to the Young Women and Young Men during a regional broadcast to Eastern Canada.

Spiritual Treasure Reward System
This reward system helps children and teenagers learn: the value of work, the payment of consequences, and how to save.

Stories of Our Lives, The
A Parable of Life's Journey Home, by John Edwards - About LDS Associate, Perfect for Talks and Lessons. "One of the best latter-day parables I have read." -Rachel Woods

Sword of Laban
Learn of Oliver Cowdery's Experience with the Sword of Laban as related by Brigham Young, "The Sword of Laban currently rests upon the gold plates, unsheathed, in the Hill Cumorah." This question is used in the Book of Mormon Hard Quiz.

Temples: 10 Ways to Spiritually Prepare to Enter Them
Before entering the temple we should spiritually prepare ourselves so that we are ready to receive additional understanding and enlightenment. Here is a list of ten ways we can better prepare ourselves to be spiritually ready to enter the temple.

Temptations and Trials
"God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man." (James 1:13). Myths of trials and temptations, and how to overcome them.

Testimony: How to Gain One / How to Know the Truth
A testimony is when you know something is true, but how do you receive one? Follow each of these important steps to know if something is true, if you do you will receive a strong testimony of it.

Testimony Hands
A great way to help children understand how to share their testimonies. This can either be a hand out (pun intended) or a craft activity.

Time Machine
A creative way to help children learn gospel truths through this very visual and interactive Sharing Time idea which can be adapted to classes of all ages.

Tithing, The Law of
What is the Law of Tithing, how does one fulfill it, and why? Find the answers to these and other questions in this detailed article about the Law of Tithing.

Tithing
An object lesson to help illustrate the law of tithing, perfect for students of any age.

Trials of our Faith
Do you feel burdened with unfair trials? Do you feel that the people around you have been blessed with an easy life while you're struggling to survive? Then you need to learn the truth about the trials of your faith.

Two Masters
This lesson illustrates the truth of the scripture, "No man can serve two masters" through fun experiments and can be easily adapted for youth and adults.

Vision of the Tree of Life
These printable images are of Lehi's Vision of the Tree of Life and comes with a lesson and game to help teach children about choosing the right.

Women and the Priesthood
Do women hold the priesthood through their husbands? Is it immoral to work outside the home? What is the patriarchal order? Are LDS women an oppressed majority?

Word of Wisdom: Cola Drinks and Caffeine
Learn the Church's stand on caffeine, cola drinks, and chocolate, how caffeine affects our health, and how much caffeine certain foods contain.

Word of Wisdom: Decaffeinated Coffee and Nonalcoholic Beer
Find out where the Church stands on the consumption of these drinks.

FAQ: How Can I Submit a LDS Article?
Are you an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and would like to submit an article to this site? Find out the answer in this FAQ.

Melanie Cooper, Previous About LDS Guide
Melanie Cooper was the previous and first About LDS Guide. She was the guide from 1997 until June 2002.

Families In Zion
The goal at Families in Zion is to strengthen LDS families by providing FREE LDS ideas for gospel teaching.

Cordell Vail's Epistles and Handouts.
Some of the wonderful articles and resources I have seen on this site include: Ten Keys To Reactivation, Eternal Progress Chart (Plan of Salvation), How to Overcome Bad Habits, Passing by the Angels, and much more!

Gary B. Wells' Research and Talks
This site has some wonderful articles and talks (scroll down to "Research & Talks") including "Prophecies of America", "Personal Apostasy", "Motivational Home Teaching" and more.

13 Articles of Faith Memorization Resources
Use this list of resources for help in memorizing the 13 Articles of Faith.

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