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RS/MP Lesson 8: Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart (Lorenzo Snow Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on April 18, 2013

The link to the full lesson can be found here.

The additional scriptures listed at the end of this lesson include 2 Peter 1:2-11. This section of the Biblical text struck me as important and so my thoughts today will be based upon these verses. This chapter deals with the theme of hoping for eternal life, which fits very well with the sub-heading of this lesson, “Righteous Latter-day Saints strive to ‘establish a character before God that could be relied upon in the hour of trial.'” As you read this commentary ask yourself (and perhaps your class if you are a teacher) “how can each of these verses help me improve my own personal character as a disciple of Jesus Christ?” Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Lesson 20: “Temporal Salvation for Ourselves and Others” (George Albert Smith Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on October 13, 2012

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When speaking about those in need President Smith said, “They are all [God’s] children. They need us; they need not only our moral support and our religious teaching, but they need food and clothing and bedding and help of all kinds because, in many cases, they haven’t anything left.”

The gospel is not just about sitting around a room (or on-line) and talking about doctrine, it is about getting out and doing something. Does this “doing something” save us? No. However, it does show us where our hearts are. “We will discover now whether the love the Savior said should be in our hearts is among us,” President Smith said. I believe that we will discover this when we look inside of ourselves and we are honest about our desire to serve others. We should always be “anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness” (D&C 58:27). Read the rest of this entry »

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Friends and Lost Hope

Posted by kirkcaudle on July 1, 2010

The theme of the blog this past month seems to be the role of God in death, dying, and killing. Therefore, I have had these (related) subjects on my mind for the past couple of weeks. I have also (like many of you out there) been reading Grant Hardy’s new book, Understanding The Book of Mormon.

While thinking on these subjects my mind turned to Mormon and Nephi. Both of these men failed to save the people they loved. They spent most of their lives crying repentance to a people who would not hear their words. However,  Mormon seemed to lose hope in his people a little faster than Nephi did, imo. Hardy states, “like Nephi, he [Moroni] hopes for their repentance but at some point recognizes that it will not come” (94).  This is a different message than I heard growing up in Sunday School.

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