February 20, 2019

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321: Inner Law and Integrity (Come Follow Me; New Testament February 24)

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The teachings of Jesus are like a spiritual training regimen… and he is our trainer! These concentrated, challenging, nourishing chapters focus on love and integrity. Jesus urges us to internalize the principles of the gospel, to become beings who love because that is who we are, and with that love align our words and actions. […]

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February 13, 2019

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320: Temptation and Vocation (Come Follow Me; New Testament February 17)

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In these chapters, Jesus is first tested, then teaches and ministers. The temptation narrative is strikingly representative, as the devil appeals first to appetite, then ego, then greed. In the John chapters Jesus’ miracles and teaching all serve to illuminate his identity and glory. Reading:Home Study, Feb 10: Matthew 4; Luke 4-5Sunday School, Feb 17: […]

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January 30, 2019

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319.1 Jesus’ Ministry Begins (New Testament Week 5; February 3)

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This week we are introduced to strikingly different depictions of Jesus: The active, even abrupt Jesus of the gospel of Mark, and the eternal Word of God in the gospel of John. Reading about the beginning of Jesus’ ministry invites us to reflect on baptism and renewal, our own sense of ministry, and how we […]

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January 18, 2019

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318.1 Jesus’ Birth (NT Lesson 2; January 20)

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Christmas comes a bit late! This first episode where we actually get into the New Testament covers the first two chapters of Matthew and Luke. I review the new, more devotional/ministry focused format of the episode, and focus the lesson on what we learn from members of Jesus’ family. Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 […]

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January 5, 2019

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317.2: Introduction to the New Testament

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I reissued this introductory episode to provide additional perspective on studying the New Testament from both devotional and academic approaches. Review the Sunday School lessons and approachExplain the format of Engaging Gospel Doctrine this yearProvide recommendations for devotional New Testament readingProvide recommended resources (also linked below)Explain what you can do as listeners to help the […]

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January 5, 2019

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317.1: Come, Follow Me (NT Lesson 1)

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Welcome to the new curriculum! This introductory podcast Outlines the devotional-centered podcast approach for the yearReviews the Come, Follow Me curriculum (Both Sunday School and for Individuals and Families) Recommends resources for effective scripture studyProvides an overview for understanding the New Testament Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 One Time Donation: $10   $25   $50   $100 You can […]

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December 28, 2018

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316.3 Triumph of God (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 48, Study Notes)

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“The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord”   The Second Coming (or “Day of the Lord” in Old Testament language) is the blockbuster of scripture topics. But focus on the sensational aspects can distract us from more important questions. This portion discusses beliefs about the end of the world from a historical-critical perspective.   […]

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December 28, 2018

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316.2 Triumph of God (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 48, Sunday School)

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“The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord”   The Second Coming (or “Day of the Lord” in Old Testament language) is the blockbuster of scripture topics. But focus on the sensational aspects can distract us from more important questions. This episode explores three themes all important in an LDS context: the Second Coming, tithing, […]

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December 28, 2018

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315.3 Action and Investment (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 47, Study Notes)

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“Let Us Rise Up and Build” We don’t talk about this section of the Jewish Scriptures much–we have no primary songs about Ezra and Nehemiah’s contributions to rebuilding the temple after the Babylonian Exile. these events and the examples of Ezra and Nehemiah prompt discussion of remaining constructive and dealing with difference and opposition.   Jody and Brian continue the […]

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December 28, 2018

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315.2 Action and Investment (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 47, Sunday School)

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“Let Us Rise Up and Build”   We don’t talk about this section of the Jewish Scriptures much–we have no primary songs about Ezra and Nehemiah’s contributions to rebuilding the temple after the Babylonian Exile. these events and the examples of Ezra and Nehemiah prompt discussion of remaining constructive and dealing with difference and opposition.   Jody […]

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