A Sunday School teacher in the church was asked by one in an advisory position how he went about preparing his lessons.He responded that, in addition to the scriptures, he read through the outlined lesson in the teacher's manual at least a week in advance to ready his mind for flashes of inspiration and to prepare him to present the material well.During the conversation,

he mentioned that he prepared to cover every point in the lesson but invariably

found that the allotted time was too short to present everything he had planned,

particularly when class members were disposed to share comments, insights and

personal experiences.Asked how he decided what portions of the lesson

to include and what to leave out, he responded, somewhat abashedly: "I'm afraid

I often don't make that decision until I come to class. I rely on the spirit to

tell me 'in the very hour or moment' what to do (see Doctrine and Covenants

100:6). Generally, I can't expect to feel what the class members need most until

I have a chance to look into their eyes."See the full story at LDSChurchNews.com.


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