December 28, 2018

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316.3 Triumph of God (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 48, Study Notes)

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“The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord”   The Second Coming (or “Day of the Lord” in Old Testament language) is the blockbuster of scripture topics. But focus on the sensational aspects can distract us from more important questions. This portion discusses beliefs about the end of the world from a historical-critical perspective.   […]

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December 28, 2018

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316.2 Triumph of God (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 48, Sunday School)

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“The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord”   The Second Coming (or “Day of the Lord” in Old Testament language) is the blockbuster of scripture topics. But focus on the sensational aspects can distract us from more important questions. This episode explores three themes all important in an LDS context: the Second Coming, tithing, […]

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December 28, 2018

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315.3 Action and Investment (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 47, Study Notes)

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“Let Us Rise Up and Build” We don’t talk about this section of the Jewish Scriptures much–we have no primary songs about Ezra and Nehemiah’s contributions to rebuilding the temple after the Babylonian Exile. these events and the examples of Ezra and Nehemiah prompt discussion of remaining constructive and dealing with difference and opposition.   Jody and Brian continue the […]

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December 28, 2018

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315.2 Action and Investment (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 47, Sunday School)

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“Let Us Rise Up and Build”   We don’t talk about this section of the Jewish Scriptures much–we have no primary songs about Ezra and Nehemiah’s contributions to rebuilding the temple after the Babylonian Exile. these events and the examples of Ezra and Nehemiah prompt discussion of remaining constructive and dealing with difference and opposition.   Jody […]

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December 28, 2018

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314.3 Dominion of God (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 46, Study Notes)

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“A Kingdom, Which Shall Never Be Destroyed” Daniel interprets the vision of the stone cut out of a mountain without hands, but what does the stone mean, exactly? Is it the gospel? The Kingdom of God? The LDS Church? Is there a difference between these terms? This portion discusses Daniel’s vision in literary and historical […]

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December 28, 2018

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314.2 Dominion of God (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 46, Sunday School)

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“A Kingdom, Which Shall Never Be Destroyed”   Daniel interprets the vision of the stone cut out of a mountain without hands, but what does the stone mean, exactly? Is it the gospel? The Kingdom of God? The LDS Church? Is there a difference between these terms?   Gina and Carl join the class.   […]

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December 28, 2018

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314.1 Kingdom of God on Earth (OT Gospel Doctrine Lessons 46-48, Updated)

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“A Kingdom, Which Shall Never Be Destroyed” “Let Us Rise Up and Build” “The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord”   The final three lessons of the year fit together quite nicely. Lesson 47 evokes the inbreaking of the kingdom, and the dominion of God… hoped for on earth, but more urgent in our […]

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December 15, 2018

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313.3 Identity and Integrity (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 45, Study Notes)

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“If I Perish, I Perish”   What is worth giving our lives for? This lesson uses the stories of Daniel and Esther to explore the topics of integrity and faithfulness. This portion examines the literary and historical context of Daniel and Esther and continues the discussion of integrity and sacrifice.   Julie and Kevin continue […]

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December 15, 2018

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313.2 Identity and Integrity (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 45, Sunday School)

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“If I Perish, I Perish”   What is worth giving our lives for? This lesson uses the stories of Daniel and Esther to explore the topics of integrity and faithfulness. Julie and Kevin join the class.   Class Member Reading: Daniel 1; 3; 6; Esther 3; 4; 5; 7; 8; D&C 89:18-20 Additional Reading: Esther […]

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December 15, 2018

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313.1 Identity and Integrity (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 45, Updated)

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“If I Perish, I Perish” The stories of Esther and Daniel invite  a dramatic question: “What would you die for?” Dramatic stories and questions aside, the truth is that we answer this question every moment of every day. With each thought and decision we answer the questions, “What do we live for?” “What do we […]

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