128: The Annunciation of John and Jesus (NT Lesson 2)

January 10, 2015

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

“My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord”


Class Member Reading: Luke 1; Matthew 1

Scripture Chain: Prophecies about John the Baptist: Isaiah 40:3; 1 Nephi 10:7–10; Luke 1:13–17; Luke 1:67, 76–79

Other Reading: None


This episode explores

  • Sunday School
    • What we can learn from the examples of Zechariah, Elizabeth, Joseph, and Mary
    • How can we have faith in God’s promises? How can we be prepared for answers to our prayers?
    • How can we graciously accept God’s will?
  • Scripture Study
    • What can we know about Joseph and Mary?
    • Jesus and John the Baptist
    • Scripture in later tradition
  • Study Notes
    • Appreciation for Mary
    • Jesus’ paternity


You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF)

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF)


Maxine and Kevin join the class





Thanks to James Estrada for postproduction and to Marshal McDonald for the new bumper!