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Comfort in Our Weakness

Posted by Karen on July 23, 2013

(This is a repost from a post I did on another blog several months ago.)

“This morning I take great comfort in knowing that I am one of the truly weak things of the world.” – Elder Bednar

What an interesting statement. (I love it!) Why “take comfort” in knowing you are weak?

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The Life of Holiness, Romans 1:16-17 (pp. 111-138)

Posted by kirkcaudle on April 4, 2013

The section that I will be dealing with in this post is pages 111-138, Romans 1:16-17. The following are Jim’s translation (first) and the KJV translation (second) of these verses:

(16)I am not ashamed of the gospel  for it is God’s power to bring salvation for all those who thrust, both to the Jew first and to the Greek. (17) For God’s justice is revealed in it by means of trust to those who trust, even as it has been written, “And the just will live by trust.”

(16) For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (17) For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Lesson 6: Becoming Perfect before the Lord: “A Little Better Day by Day”(Lorenzo Snow Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on March 4, 2013

I will provide some thoughts on this lesson section by section this month. The link to the full lesson can be found here.

“Do not expect to become perfect at once. If you do, you will be disappointed. Be better today than you were yesterday, and be better tomorrow than you are today.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Grace and the “Person in the Pit” (from the New Youth Curriculum for March 2013)

Posted by Karen on March 2, 2013

(By the way, I added the example of Moroni from Ether 12 near the end of the post on March 3.)

I was looking at the outline on Grace in the New Youth Curriculum for YW (https://www.lds.org/youth/learn/yw/atonement/grace?lang=eng) and found this little analogy (which I’m calling the “Person in the Pit”):

Draw on the board a simple diagram of a person at the bottom of a pit, with another person standing at the top of the pit, lowering a ladder. Ask the young women what is required in order for the person in the pit to be saved. What is the role of the person at the top of the pit? What is the role of the person in the pit? What does this diagram teach the young women about how the Savior’s grace saves us?

I thought it would be interesting to answer this question by posing another question: What would be the interpretation if King Benjamin were telling this same story? Read the rest of this entry »

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