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D&C Lesson 3, part 3

Posted by cherylem on January 15, 2009

And here I post the last of Mack Stirling’s Institute notes on JSH1:1-26, The FIRST VISION

I know these notes are tough to get through, and the format doesn’t always copy very well, but I promise that working through them is a worthy use of your time.

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D&C Lesson 3, Part 2

Posted by cherylem on January 13, 2009

Here is part 2 of Mack Stirling’s Institute notes on the First Vision. There will be a part 3.

JSH 1:1-26

FIRST VISION

Some Background

·      First vision took place in Spring 1820

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D&C Lesson 3

Posted by cherylem on January 12, 2009

I continue to post Mack Stirling’s Institute notes for these lessons. I’m posting notes from his Introduction to the Pearl of Great Price; in a day or two I’ll add notes from JSH 1:1-26.

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D&C Lesson 2

Posted by cherylem on January 7, 2009

I’m adding this paragraph at the beginning in hopes others might have done better than me searching for further internet resources for study of the D&C. I can find practically nothing. I am on Gospelink and they have some references that are only available there, from these sources: Studies in Scripture, Vol. 1, The Doctrine and Covenants; Selected Writings of Robert J. Matthews: Gospel Scholars Series (which has a chapter on “What the Doctrine and Covenants Teaches about Jesus Christ”); “The Atoning Mission of Jesus Christ” in God, Man, and the Universe by Hyrum L. Andrus; “God Will Forgive” in the Miracle of Forgiveness; “The Day of Judgment as Taught in the Doctrine and Covenants (Terry Ball) in Doctrine and Covenants, A book of Answers: The 25th Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium; and “The Savior: An Example for Everyone” (Karen Lynn Davidson) in Woman to Woman: Selected Talks from the BYU Women’s Conferences. I list these without personal recommendation — they are simply what I found.

I also recommend the work that has been begun on the D&C on the Feast WIKI. And Joe Spencer’s post on Doctrine and Covenants Lesson 1 is very very helpful: https://feastuponthewordblog.org/2008/12/19/doctrine-and-covenants-lesson-1-introduction-to-the-doctrine-and-covenants-and-church-history-sunday-school/

Does anyone else have helpful links? 

And, to partly answer my own question, gospeldoctrine.net (linked here on FEAST to the left) provides some good stuff. 

Again, GD teachers out there, how are you going to teach this class?

And now, back to my original post:

I’m going to start a post on Lesson 2. These D&C lessons are so different in structure, etc., that I thought it would be interesting to find out how others are planning on teaching them, in advance. So, I’ll post what I’m doing and add more later as my preparation continues, and ask that any of you who are teaching also comment on how you are approaching this lesson. I’m assuming that someone else from Feast will be writing a post for this lesson also, but if no one beats me to it I’ll post, in the next day or so, some links to other documents and materials that might be helpful when teaching this lesson.

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D&C Lesson 1

Posted by cherylem on January 4, 2009

It has been some time since I have posted here but I am still teaching GD. I thought I would post some notes – my son Joe’s (who is also teaching GD) and Mack Stirling’s seminary notes from D&C 1. I will try to get these posted earlier in the week in the future.

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BOM #27

Posted by cherylem on July 27, 2008

Again, using Mack Stirling’s Institute notes, Enc. of Mormonism, and Manual:

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BOM #25 and #26

Posted by cherylem on July 21, 2008

Book of Mormon Lessons 25 and 26

My notes for these lessons come from a variety of sources, including Mack Stirling’s Institute notes.

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Preparatory redemption

Posted by cherylem on July 6, 2008

Alma 13:3 reads:

   

  3 And this is the manner after which they were ordained—being acalled and bprepared from the cfoundation of the world according to the dforeknowledge of God, on account of their exceeding faith and good works; in the first place being left to echoose good or evil; therefore they having chosen good, and exercising exceedingly great ffaith, are gcalledwith a holy calling, yea, with that holy calling which was prepared with, and according to, a preparatory redemption for such.

 

What is preparatory redemption? James Duke addresses this in his article The Literary Structure and Doctrinal Significance of Alma 13:1–9,  

here: http://farms.byu.edu/display.php?id=114&table=jbms

I think, from skimming the article, that Duke explains preparatory redemption as “prior redemption,” that is, prior to the actual coming of Christ. The atonement had effect before it took place.

any comments on this?

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Gabriel’s Revelation

Posted by cherylem on July 6, 2008

I was wondering what some of you thought about this piece which has appeared in various outlets this morning: “Tablet ignites debate on messiah and resurrection.” My specific question is how this article/discovery/controversy is impacted by certain book of Mormon scriptures, or if there is any intersect at all. 

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BOM #23 and #24, redux

Posted by cherylem on June 28, 2008

From Mack Stirling’s Institute Class, 1995

Alma 8-16 (Lessons 23 and 24)

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