“To This End Was I Born”
This episode explores the lessons we can learn from Jesus’ death, as well as how we can accept death in a way that enriches life.
Jody and Jordan join the class.
Class Member Reading: Matthew 26:47–27:66; Mark 14:43–15:39; Luke 22:47–23:56; John 18–19
Additional Reading: Isaiah 53; Mark 15:39–47; John 3:16; 15:13; 1 Nephi 11:32–33; 19:7–9; 2 Nephi 9:21–22
Scripture Chain: Luke 23:33–46; John 15:13; 1 Nephi 19:9–10; D&C 34:1–4
You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).
You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).
Of Regrets and Resolutions, President Uchtdorf
How We Can Grieve Better, Mormon Matters
The Chaplains on Suffering, Mormon Matters
Near Death Experiences, Mormon Matters
Contemplating Mortality, On Being
We Come Over and Sit, BCC
Being Someone to Sit With, BCC
Death, Open Yale Courses (Very rigorous)
Mormon Women Project Lesson 26
One Time Donation:
Thanks to William Newman for audio postproduction and to Marshall McDonald for the bumper music!
Jason Hale says:
There are several talks on TED.com about death, just search “death” in the search tab. One of the most interesting talks is ‘Matthew O’Reilly: “Am I dying?” The honest answer.’ He’s an EMT, and has grappled with the question of if someone is going to die, whether or not he should tell them “Yes”. It’s a great talk about what is better, tell someone a lie, and say “your going to be fine.” or tell the truth, “Your dying”.