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RS/MP Chapter 7: Joseph and Hyrum Smith, Witnesses for Jesus Christ (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

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 »

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RS/MP Chapter 5: Faith and Repentance (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

Posted by Robert C. on March 6, 2014

The lesson can be found online here. Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 3: The Plan of Salvation (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

Posted by Robert C. on February 7, 2014

The text of the lesson can be found online here.

From the life Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 1: Our Father in Heaven (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

Posted by Robert C. on January 11, 2014

Rather than work through the lesson in the order it is presented, I find myself thinking about this lesson in a more thematic way. So, I will present some comments on the lesson contents in terms of three thematic ideas.

(Here is a link to the lesson manual.) Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 23: The Prophet Joseph Smith (Lorenzo Snow Manual)

Posted by Robert C. on December 7, 2013

RS/MP Chapter 23: The Prophet Joseph Smith (Lorenzo Snow Manual)

Here is a link to this week’s lesson. I will follow the sections as given in the manual.
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RS/MP Chapter 21: Loving God More Than We Love the World (Lorenzo Snow Manual)

Posted by Robert C. on November 8, 2013

This week, I will skip the “From the Life of” section, but make comments on each of the other sections. The lesson can be found online here. Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 19: Missionary Work: “To Reach Every Human Heart” (Lorenzo Snow Manual)

Posted by Robert C. on October 8, 2013

This lesson can be found online here. Below, I will write a few comments on each section of the lesson. Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 17: “Priesthood—’for the Salvation of the Human Family'” (Lorenzo Snow Manual)

Posted by Robert C. on September 13, 2013

(Apologies this is late.)

The lesson from the manual can be found here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Life of Holiness, Romans 8:31-39 (pp. 438-453)

Posted by Robert C. on August 23, 2013

(This is the final post for this reading group project. I have updated the index page of all the posts for this project here. Thanks, everyone, for a great ride, and thanks especially to Jim for writing a great book, and giving us the excuse to delve deeper into Paul’s letter!)

In what follows below, I’ll first offer some meta reflections on Jim’s book as a whole (and in the process I’ll give an apology/explanation for the lateness of this final post). Then I’ll group my comments around three topics that summarize this final reading and provide an occasion for me to reflect on several of the themes that stand out to me from Jim’s book as a whole, as well as his writings more generally. The three thematic topics I’ll address are suffering, joy, and universality. Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 15: Faithful, Energetic Service in the Kingdom of God (Lorenzo Snow Manual)

Posted by Robert C. on August 8, 2013

First, as the dog days of summer drag on, it might be good to start your lesson (or lesson prep) off with a Lorenzo Snow cone. Enjoy.

From the Life of Lorenzo Snow

I really like the opening vignette for this lesson relating how Pres. Snow (Elder Snow back then) got caught in Malta (check here for a little background) and basically decided to make lemonade (another good dog-days treat…). Here is the key quote: Read the rest of this entry »

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