Anonymous, Christ the True Vine icon (Athens, 16th century), [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.


John 15
D&C 84:79–85

For Younger Missionaries


  • In what way is Christ the Vine? How are you a branch of that Vine? Can one be a branch and not feel love for God’s other children?
  • How does our own diligent study of the gospel and the scriptures strengthen our ability to teach according to the Spirit?
  • In D&C 84 many promises are given to those engaged in missionary work. Which of them appeals most to you, and why?

Preach My Gospel: Teaching by the Spirit

Because the gospel of Jesus Christ is the “power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth” (Romans 1:16), the message of the Restoration of the gospel must be taught by divine power—the power of the Holy Ghost, who is the third member of the Godhead. He is often called the Spirit, and one of His roles is to teach and testify of the truth. As you teach by that power, the Holy Ghost will:

  • Teach you new truths and bring the doctrines you have studied to your remembrance (John 14:26).
  • Give you words to speak in the very moment you need them (D&C 84:85)…
  • Testify of the truthfulness of your message and confirm your words (D&C 100:5–8).
  • Help you discern the needs of the people you are teaching (Alma 12:7).

The Spirit is essential for teaching the truths of the gospel in a way that builds faith in others. As you strive to develop the faith to rely on the Spirit, you should:

(Preach My Gospel: A Guide to Missionary Service, 2004, 3-4).


The True Vine


Other Teachings at
the Last Supper


  • How do we show others that we love Jesus?
  • How can we keep attached to the vine?


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