After the transfiguration, Jesus spent time especially with his disciples, teaching them many important lessons that they would need to learn in order to direct the affairs of the kingdom following the death and departure of the Savior. These lessons were taught in many ways, through object lessons, parables, explanations, aphorisms, and many other challenging and persuasive methods. All leaders in the Church of Jesus Christ today will be strengthened in their callings by knowing and observing the leadership training given by the Lord to the leaders whom he had called. The principles of faith, fasting, prayer, loyalty, humility, not offending the weak, seeking the lost, handling disputes, forgiving, strengthening marriages, giving to the poor, struggling, and keeping perspective apply as much today as they did in the days of Jesus.
“Teachings in General,” and “Teaching Techniques,” WRC, 54-59, 108-9.