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“We teach about Jesus Christ, no matter what we are teaching,” he said. “The purpose is to help learners come unto Jesus Christ.”
President Pace was joined by Brother Milton Camargo, first counselor in the Sunday School general presidency, for the presidency’s presentation titled “Teaching in the Savior’s Way, at Home and at Church.” The 55-minute presentation took place in the Marriott Center on BYU campus in Provo, Utah.
They provided an overview of the revised version of “Teaching in the Savior’s Way,” announced by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles during a worldwide broadcast in June. “Teaching in the Savior’s Way” is available in the Gospel Library app. Print copies are forthcoming.
Focus on Jesus Christ
President Pace said the Sunday School general presidency’s focus, as suggested by President Russell M. Nelson, is to encourage scripture study with “Come, Follow Me” and improve gospel teaching at home and at church.
Why? “To teach and testify of Jesus Christ and His restored gospel and strengthen conversion to Jesus Christ in the hearts of the Latter-day Saints,” President Pace said.
To place the Savior at the center of teaching and learning, President Pace suggested emphasizing His example; teaching about His titles, roles and attributes; and looking for symbols that testify of Him. “Teaching in the Savior’s Way” expounds on these ideas.
President Pace quoted the words of President Nelson, who taught in October 2018 general conference: “When we omit His name from His Church, we are inadvertently removing Him as the central focus of our lives. … My dear brothers and sisters, I promise you that if we will do our best to restore the correct name of the Lord’s Church, He whose Church this is will pour down His power and blessings upon the heads of the Latter-day Saints, the likes of which we have never seen.”
Applying President Nelson’s counsel to teaching, President Pace said: “If we omit Him from the teaching in His Church, then we are inadvertently removing Him as the central focus. … And I promise if we do our best to make Jesus Christ the center of our teaching that He will pour down blessings upon us.”
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