“I Cannot Go Beyond the Word of the Lord”
This portion covers:
- Balaam in and out of the Bible (including a literary history of Balaam stories)
- Prophecy in the Ancient Near East
- Study Notes
- Return to the reading
- Decision making and “hesitation”. Healthy and unhealthy hesitation.
- In order to act without hesitation, how can we be sure what God is telling us to do?
One Time Donation:
Class Member Reading: Numbers 22; 23; 24; 25:1-3; 31:1-16
Additional Reading: 2 Peter 2:15-16; Jude 1:11; Revelation 2:14
Other Reading: the rest of Numbers 25
Fiona Givens and Adam Fisher continue a valuable discussion.
You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF)
You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF)
Lesson Part 2: Scholarship
1:15 Different Portrayals of Balaam
Lesson Part 3: Study Notes
11:20 Return to the reading
17:40 Acting without (or with) Hesitation
19:30 Deep Message Independent of Historicity
Discussion Part 2
23:23 Decision Making and Hesitation
35:41 How can we be certain?
38:40 Follow without Hesitation?
47:00 Prophets Inside and Out of the Church
Oaks, Two Lines of Communication
Discerning the Spirit, one of my favorite Sunday School episodes
Recognizing the Spirit, Mormon Matters
McKenzie, How to Read the Bible (about genre)
Ariely, Are We in Control of Our Decisions? TED
Thanks to Nathan Jones for postproduction, and as always to Steven Nelson for the beautiful bumper music.