xaghra67 wrote:As far as I understand it all Prieshhood/RS and Sunday School lessons should be the same Worldwide so whatever ward/branch you are in the lessons will be the same. The only time it changes is the 1st Sunday which is normally a training session and the 4th sunday which is Teaching for our times set by the Stake. Have I misunderstood this discussion?
While the same Teachings of Presidents of the Church book is used throughout the world, the stake sets the dates the specific lessons are to be taught. They generally are used in order, so the chances are good that if you move to a new ward or branch you will only repeat or skip one or two lessons. But, the stake may decide which ones to skip or combine based on the needs of the stake.
This is driven mostly by the calendar. It seems there is always an extra lesson or two, and stake conferences happen at different times of the year for different stakes. Stakes also have to decide how to deal with ward and branch conferences, if the activities of those conferences affects the 3rd hour instruction.
The subject of the 4th Sunday Teachings for our Times comes from the most recent Ensign with General Conference talks. The stake may decide which talks to discuss. The stake also has the option of letting the bishops decide which talk will be discussed. This has been done in our stake.