As always, these notes provide insights into scripture with the intent that individuals will come to their own conclusions on how best to present the material in the manual. I know of no better way of accomplishing that task than by reading the scriptures. In my own lessons, quotes from the manual are alway supplemental to the text itself. I find the closer that I stick with scriptures in my lessons the closer the spirit sticks with me. This week I will base my notes from suggestion #1 in the manual.
Read the excerpts from the dedicatory prayer of the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple on pages 82–83, and read D&C 109:1–5, 10–13 (from the dedicatory prayer of the Kirtland Temple). Ponder the feelings you have when you attend the temple, and think about the experiences that have strengthened your testimony that the temple is the house of the Lord. Read the rest of this entry »