“How Beautiful upon the Mountains”
Past episodes have covered the Atonement and suffering, so this lesson specifically explores the ways our suffering can be redemptive. This section of the podcast covers:
- Understandings of the Atonement
- Review of the reading
- Distinguishing types of pain
- Causes of suffering
- When is suffering redemptive?
- Redemption and Atonement in our lives
- Balancing individual well-being and caring for others
Class Member Reading: Isaiah 50; 51; 52; 53; Matthew 26:39; Philippians 2:8; Hebrews 2:16-18; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Nephi 19:9; Mosiah 15:10-13; Mosiah 16:9; Alma 7:11-13; Alma 34:10
Additional Reading: Mosiah 14; 15
Other Reading: None
Rebecca and Jason discuss this important topic.
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You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).
You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF)
Related past episodes
005: Book of Mormon Lesson 28: Alma 32-35
028: Doctrine & Covenants Lesson 2: Jesus Christ
056: Trials, Failure, and Purpose. D&C and Church History 27
057: Suffering; D&C and Church History 28
Carlfred Broderick’s answer to why children suffer, Ensign 1986
The Purifying Power of Gethsemane, Elder McConkie
Theologizing in the Presence of Burning Children: From Theodicy to Lament, Jacob Baker
The Uses of Suffering, Sandra Strange, Ensign 1987
Your Sorrow Shall be Turned to Joy; Elder Robert Hales
That They Might Know Thee, Elder Keith Edwards
Thanks to James Estrada for postproduction and to Steven Nelson for the bumper music!
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