Posted by kirkcaudle on April 17, 2014
Posted by BrianJ on April 11, 2014
Primary General President Rosemary Wixom, in her recent General Conference address (Keeping Covenants Protects Us, Prepares Us, and Empowers Us), said,
“Temple ordinances lead to the greatest blessings available through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.”
Maybe it was the context of those words—she had just finished discussing baptism and the sacrament—but I balked. You see, when I hear “atonement,” I think about Jesus’ sacrifices in Gethsemane and on the cross, but I don’t think about how those directly relate to temple blessings. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Robert C. on April 10, 2014
(A link to the lesson can be found here. Apologies for not getting this post up sooner—I had it finished earlier, but then I lost the file. Curse Windows 8 instability, and my own foolishness for not being more careful with a backup file. This is a much shorter post than I originally wrote. If I have time in the next few days, and esp. if other express interest in particular questions, I’ll try to write or rewrite some of my own thoughts in answer to the questions I’ve posed below.)
From the life
The last sentence of this section emphasizes humility.
Question: Why is humility so important in obtaining a testimony of God and the Restoration? Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by BrianJ on April 4, 2014
I offer my evaluation* after fifteen months of using the new Sunday School curriculum for youth, Come Follow Me (CFM). The purpose of this report is help teachers, parents, and students to capitalize on the strengths while moderating the weaknesses of the new program.
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Posted by Karl D. on March 16, 2014
Lesson: Judah, Tamar, and Joseph
Reading: Genesis 34, 37-39
1 Reading notes
I noticed I had some notes from my reading of scriptural text for Lesson 11 so I thought I would post them. It’s certainly not a lesson plan or outline.
Posted by Robert C. on March 6, 2014
Posted by NathanG on February 18, 2014
When I hear the word restitution, images come to mind of listing all my sins and coming up with ways to pay each and every person I have offended, and to pay back with interest. Until this is completely accomplished, I cannot confidently approach God and ask for forgiveness. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Karen on February 18, 2014
For some reason, even after spending years and years doing the same 45 minute lesson on the Abrahamic Covenant, I always felt like I didn’t quite understand the Abrahamic Covenant. Or, at the least, I couldn’t see how the facts relayed through the lesson manual fit into the rest of the scriptures. I’ve been on a quest for the last few years to figure out, as much as I can, how this covenant relates to other places in scripture that talk about covenants, Abraham, priesthood, and so on.
So, I thought some of you teaching Lesson 7 this Sunday might find it helpful to see how the Abrahamic Covenant fits into the history before Abraham comes along. At least, it’s been very helpful for me, so I’ll share it just in case it’s helpful for anyone else. :)
I see the Abrahamic Covenant as a renewal or a resurrection of promises given to Adam and Eve. Here is are those promises, as I see them:
Posted by kirkcaudle on February 13, 2014
The first line of this lesson quotes Joseph Fielding Smith saying, “The family is the most important organization in time or in eternity.” For my notes this month I will provide some thoughts on three scriptures pertaining to the importance of the family and how we might strengthen our own. Find the entire lesson here. Read the rest of this entry »