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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December 8, 2018

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312.3 Abundance (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 44, Study Notes)

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“Every Thing Shall Live Whither the River Cometh”   This lesson focuses on the temple, but I suggest we focus first on the water–the water that gives life and healing. The scriptures teach that this water, the tree of life and its fruit all represent the love of God. This portion discusses historical context as […]

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December 8, 2018

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312.2 Abundance (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 44, Sunday School)

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“Every Thing Shall Live Whither the River Cometh”   This lesson focuses on the temple, but I suggest we focus first on the water–the water that gives life and healing. The scriptures teach that this water, the tree of life and its fruit all represent the love of God. This episode discusses the principles of […]

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December 8, 2018

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312.1 Abundance (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 44, Updated)

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“Every Thing Shall Live Whither the River Cometh”   What does it mean to be alive? What is the difference between surviving and thriving? How can we both sip and gulp the water of life, the love of God? These chapters of Ezekiel invite us to reflect on living abundantly, sacredness, and bringing together heaven […]

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December 1, 2018

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311.3 Healthy Leadership (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 43, Study Notes)

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The Shepherds of Israel   Turns out when you are assigned to care for sheep as a shepherd, eating them instead is not the recipe for success. This episode discusses the attributes of good leadership, how to support leaders, and what to do in the case of shepherds who make mistakes. This section explores Ezekiel […]

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December 1, 2018

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311.2 Healthy Leadership (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 43, Sunday School)

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The Shepherds of Israel   Turns out when you are assigned to care for sheep as a shepherd, eating them instead is not the recipe for success. This episode discusses the attributes of good leadership, how to support leaders, and what to do in the case of shepherds who make mistakes.   Nancy and George […]

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December 1, 2018

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311.1 Healthy Leadership (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 43, Updated)

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The Shepherds of Israel Is it better to be a shepherd or sheep? Is there another option? As social creatures, we crave status. We love feeling important. Both Ezekiel and the Good Shepherd himself taught a better way… that we lead through service, and have authority through gentleness, persuasion, and love.   Class Member Reading: […]

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November 30, 2018

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310.2 Compasses and Commandments (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 42, Sunday School)

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“I Will Write It in Their Hearts”   What motivates our actions? Is it better to “fake it until we make it”, or wait until we are sincere? This episode discusses the externals and internal aspects of living the gospel in the context of the “new covenant” spoken of by Jeremiah. Anna and Mike join […]

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