042: “Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts”; Doctrine & Covenants and Church History 15

April 13, 2013

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

“Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts”

We all notice that some of us are better at some things than others, and vice versa. Some talents border on miraculous, and the scriptures teach of miracles work through the gifts of God. The imagery of the “body of Christ” where different members have different roles (and gifts to fulfill those roles) presents a compelling and charitable way to understand differing gifts and how we can use them to serve each other, build God’s kingdom, and fulfill the purpose of the Plan of Salvation.
In this lesson and discussion we will cover:
  • Spiritual gifts in Church History, including the manifestations of spiritual gifts to women
  • Spiritual gifts in the Biblical tradition
  • Spiritual gifts in other religions
  • Spiritual gifts in human nature, with an emphasis on differing gifts

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Student Reading
: D&C 46; Articles of Faith 1:7; 1 Corinthians 12–13; Moroni 10:8–18; Our Heritage, pages 42–43, 47–48, 63,

Additional Teacher Reading: D&C 42:13–14,D&C 43:8, D&C 50, D&C 88:122, 2 Nephi 33:1

Carl, Jessica, Lisa and Ryan provide a rewarding and illuminating discussion.

And for the first time, download or listen to our bonus discussion here! Ryan’s gifted wife Christa shares her perspective.

You can access my Reading Notes here.

You can access my Lesson Notes here.

Continue the conversation by posting your comments and questions here, in the facebook group, or email them to me at MormonSundaySchool at gmail.

Resources

Many thanks to Devin Roth for the beautiful bumper music. Check out his arrangement of hymns and other work at DevinRothMusic!

Thanks to James Estrada of Oak Street Audio for his timely post-production.