February 15, 2018

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276.3: Heritage, Legacy, Covenant (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 7, Study Notes)

Abraham

 The Abrahamic Covenant   This portion of the episode explores: The Biblical narrative of Abraham The role of Abraham and covenant in Judaism The relationship of Abraham in history Differing privileges and advantages we experience.   Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $20   $50 One Time Donation: $20      $50      $100   Class Member Reading:Abraham 1:1–4; […]

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February 15, 2018

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276.2: Heritage, Legacy, Covenant (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 7, Sunday School)

Abraham

 The Abrahamic Covenant   In essence, the Abrahamic covenant is about how God uses those who make covenants and live well to bless the lives of all their children. This section introduces Abraham, explores how God works with us in our limitations and weakness, as well as the impact of covenants on our relationship with […]

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February 15, 2018

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276.1: Heritage, Legacy, Covenant (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 7, Updated)

Abraham

 The Abrahamic Covenant   Applying the story of the Abrahamic Covenant to ourselves leads us to reflect on heritage, legacy, and covenant. Everything we have and are is an inheritance from those who have gone before. Our legacy stems from what we do with that heritage, how we use and transform the blessings and curses […]

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February 6, 2018

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275.3: Flood and Tower of Babel (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 6, Study Notes)

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“Noah … Prepared an Ark to the Saving of His House”   This episode concludes with A discussion of the flood and Tower of Babel narratives in Biblical and historical context (as well as reviewing a few other Ancient Near Eastern Flood stories) Some theological possibilities for understanding the relationship between these events and LDS […]

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February 6, 2018

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275.2: Flood and Tower of Babel (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 6, Sunday School)

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“Noah … Prepared an Ark to the Saving of His House”   The flood story is one of the best known in the Bible (my children played with their Fisher Price Noah’s Ark while I recorded this lesson), but also problematic on multiple levels. This episode introduces some of those concerns and then focuses on […]

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February 6, 2018

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275.1: Flood and Tower of Babel (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 6 Updated)

Flood

“Noah … Prepared an Ark to the Saving of His House”   The idea of a world-covering flood is striking, with a lone ark carrying all breathing things, but the floods that are most urgent in our own lives are the events that threaten to drown us. Similarly, a universal confusion of tongues is intriguing, […]

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February 3, 2018

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274.3: A Tale of Two Cities (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 5, Study Notes)

Reilly, John; Cain and Abel; Oxford Brookes University; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/cain-and-abel-42939

“If Thou Doest Well, Thou Shalt Be Accepted”   Part II of the episode discusses Cain and Abel in literary and historical perspective, then introduces some ancient traditions about Enoch Part III examines the theology of this story, returns to the assigned reading with an analytical lens, and then tackles the tradition of black skin […]

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February 3, 2018

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274.2: A Tale of Two Cities (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 5, Sunday School)

Reilly, John; Cain and Abel; Oxford Brookes University; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/cain-and-abel-42939

“If Thou Doest Well, Thou Shalt Be Accepted”   Containing some of the most sublime verses in LDS scripture, these chapters also present a study in contrasts. What do we learn by comparing Cain and Enoch? Specifically, how do they treat God and treat their fellow human beings? This lesson focuses especially on Moses 7. […]

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February 3, 2018

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274.1: A Tale of Two Cities (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 5 Updated)

Reilly, John; Cain and Abel; Oxford Brookes University; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/cain-and-abel-42939

“If Thou Doest Well, Thou Shalt Be Accepted”   The stories of Enoch and Cain present powerful contrasts… Enoch is shattered by suffering and his empathy expands as wide as eternity, while Cain mockingly asks whether he is his brother’s guard and kills out of jealousy and avoidance. These lessons teach us about the state […]

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January 18, 2018

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273.3: The Fall of Humanity (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 4, Study Notes)

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“Because of My Transgression My Eyes Are Opened”   This portion of the episode discusses the Adam and Eve narrative in historical and literary context, proposes theories of the Fall across the belief spectrum, and brings in insights from psychology to the question of human nature and improvement.   Recurring Donation: $5 $10 $25 $50 […]

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