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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

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

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Our Capricious God

Posted by BrianJ on June 4, 2014

“Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?”

Jesus saith unto him, “I say not unto thee, ‘Until seven times': but, Until seventy times seven.” (Matthew 18:21-22)

That’s how many times Peter will forgive you—but what about God?

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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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Feast Upon the Word: Vision

Posted by kurtelieson on May 12, 2014

This post attempts to address three topics: (I) a host of preliminary considerations, (II) a vision for how the Feast Upon the Word wiki can be implemented; and (III) stages of development, or benchmarks along the path to realizing that vision. 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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Body

Posted by BrianJ on April 23, 2014

In the comments section of another post, I got into a discussion with Robert C and JKC about the purpose of having a resurrected body and the undesirable nature of being dead.

I see those comments (and others) making a few points:

  1. We needed a body to progress beyond our premortal existence.
  2. It is comforting to know that we will be resurrected because it assures us of an ongoing existence.
  3. The resurrection assures that our ongoing existence will not be disembodied.
  4. Knowing that a body is important eternally should elicit reverence for our bodies, not disdain as other Christians would teach.

I agree with each of these points. 100%.

Now let me express how these points don’t really answer the question* for me.

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RS/MP Chapter 8: The Church and Kingdom of God (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on April 17, 2014

I will take this lesson section by section. The entire lesson can be found here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Two Atonements

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 »

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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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