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RS/MP Lesson 44: “The Second Coming of Jesus Christ” (Gospel Principles Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on October 14, 2011

First off, I would like to echo everything in Joe’s notes for lesson 43 on the signs of the Second Coming. I would recommend reading those before these.

The manual lists five things that Jesus will do when he returns. I will list each of those five things followed by some ideas of my own on the given scripture references. Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Lesson 42: “The Gathering of the House of Israel” (Gospel Principles Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on September 9, 2011

This lesson may contain information that is not widely known among many members of the church (especially those that are recent converts). In my experience as a teacher, I receive many questions every time that I teach on this subject. Therefore, if you would like a brief synopsis of what the Gathering of Israel entails it might be helpful to read the entries “Israel” and “Israel, Kingdom of” in your Bible dictionary. This could at least keep you from going into this lesson blind if you are less familiar with the subject matter. The complete lesson can be found here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why the Organization of the Priesthood Will Never Make Sense

Posted by BrianJ on August 20, 2010

Year after year, we have lessons on one of the most static and impersonal of topics: the Organization of the Priesthood. Now, I don’t mean the act of organizing the priesthood—that was a dynamic, exciting process with lots of stones left to look under, and along the way we read inspiring accounts of personal sacrifice, delve into important doctrine, and so forth. No, I’m talking about lessons on the way in which the priesthood is organized today: its structure, offices, hierarchies, and protocols.

Should be an easy once-in-a-lifetime lesson, right? I mean, it should be no more complicated than discussing the political/geographical organization of a nation: neighborhood, city, county, state, region, country, continent, hemisphere—and my six-year old can tell you that! So why is it necessary to discuss every year? Is it really so hard for members to understand and remember the details of priesthood organization? Yes, yes it is! Read the rest of this entry »

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D&C Lessons 7 and 8, complete (more or less)

Posted by cherylem on February 17, 2009

(Before diving into these lessons, I wanted to make sure everyone knew this map was available: http://deseretbook.com/misc/dc_map_lg.pdf)

I am going to teach these lessons as one combined lesson, though I will take the full two weeks to do so.
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An Introduction to the Word of Wisdom (Gospel Essentials Lesson 29)

Posted by BrianJ on November 5, 2007

These are the notes from a lesson I taught almost two years ago. I’ve been thinking of posting some of my old notes since we don’t have any Gospel Essentials material on this site (yet). Read the rest of this entry »

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