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RS/MP Chapter 19: In the World but Not of the World (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

Posted by Robert C. on September 29, 2014

The lesson can be found online here.

From the life

From the manual:

I met a number of young men who said, “We came in the Church because of the lives of these young men and because they taught us the principles of the gospel.” Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 17: Sealing Power and Temple Blessings (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

Posted by Robert C. on September 11, 2014

The lesson can be found online here.

From the life

I like the final quote of this section: Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 18: Living by Every Word That Proceeds from the Mouth of God

Posted by jennywebb on September 9, 2014

The lesson is available here on lds.org.

The following is not a lesson plan, but rather a series of questions and thoughts intended to aid in the study of the lesson material.

From the Life

This section opens with a quote from President Smith that really summarizes the main themes that will be explored throughout this chapter:

I am seeking after my salvation, and I know that I can find it only in obedience to the laws of the Lord in keeping the commandments, in performing works of righteousness, following in the footsteps of our file leader, Jesus, the exemplar and the head of all.

While the themes of law, obedience, journeying or following, and salvation will be repeated throughout this chapter, what strikes me most about this opening quotation is its underlying reliance on humility, hope, and equality. “I am seeking after my salvation” he says. Note the date—1969—less than 4 months before he will become the prophet and following 59 years of service as an apostle. After a literal lifetime of service in the Church, President Smith is going about his existence like all the rest of us: seeking after our salvation.

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RS/MP Chapter 16: Bringing Up Children in Light and Truth

Posted by jennywebb on August 13, 2014

The lesson is available here on lds.org.

The following is not a lesson plan, but rather a series of questions and thoughts intended to aid in the study of the lesson material.

From the Life

President Smith recalls the various ways in which both of his parent each taught him the Gospel with evident fondness. I found his description of his mother’s methods interesting. He says,

She used to teach me and put in my hands, when I was old enough to read, things that I could understand.

While this whole section could serve as an argument for reading and telling stories with one’s children, the part that struck me here wasn’t so much the reading, but the emphasis on his mother’s actions: she “put in [his] hands” the things that she wanted to teach him. As an image, that implies that his mother understood both what she wanted to teach her son as well her son’s preparation and abilities to learn from such material. The principle I take away here is that parents (and teachers generally) can be more effective teachers when they know their students well enough to give them material that not only teaches the point the teacher wishes to convey, but does so in a manner that the child can understand. The limitation isn’t on the content itself, but rather the way in which it is presented and made accessible. Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 15: Eternal Marriage (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

Posted by Robert C. on August 8, 2014

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

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RS/MP Chapter 13: Baptism (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

Posted by Robert C. on July 7, 2014

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RS/MP Chapter 12: The Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on June 5, 2014

Find the link to the entire lesson here.

Men should have a clear understanding of the covenant they make when they receive offices in the priesthood.

Joseph Fielding Smith says, “Everything connected with this higher priesthood is designed and intended to prepare us to gain eternal life in the kingdom of God.” Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 11: Honoring the Priesthood Keys Restored through Joseph Smith (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

Posted by Robert C. on June 4, 2014

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RS/MP Chapter 10: Our Search for Truth (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

Posted by Robert C. on May 17, 2014

I got a late-week call to teach this lesson, so I’m posting some quick notes (sorry, Kirk, if I’m preempting your own post).

See here for the lesson material at lds.org. Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Chapter 9: Witnesses of the Book of Mormon (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

Posted by Robert C. on May 9, 2014

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

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