281.1: Trials and Providence (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 12, Updated)

“Fruitful in the Land of My Affliction”


Joseph’s story has a bit of a fairy tale happy ending, but how do we apply it to our own stories, which have not yet ended? How do we put ourselves in the path of Providence, so to speak? This update reviews lessons from both Joseph and his family, and focuses on how we can dedicate ourselves to principles, process, and practice in a way that both maximizes the chance of success and maintains our wellness and growth no matter what happens.


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Class Member Reading: Genesis 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45; D&C 64:8-11

Additional Reading: 2 Nephi 2:2; D&C 122:5-9

Other Reading: Review Genesis 39


You can access my Lesson Notes here (or PDF).


Thanks to Trent Oliphant  for editing and reissuing the episodes.

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  1. Kevin Pinder says:

    A note of thanks for who you are and what you are doing. I listened to you from the start through all the lessons the first time around and almost made it the second time through. I then got called into a BYU bishopric and was just released and called as a gospel doctrine teacher . So happy that you’re still at it. I feel guilty for the time I took off. I just sent in a donation and will spread the word. Thanks again for all you do.


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