092.1: Look to God and Live; OT Lesson 15 (Core)

April 17, 2014

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

“Look to God and Live”

What does it mean to “Look to God and Live”? It sounds nice, but how do we apply it to our lives? This lesson explores this principle through the lenses of Positive Psychology, time management, and balancing individual and institutional revelation.

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Class Member Reading: Numbers 11; 12; 13; 14; 21:1-9; Alma 37:46-47; Helaman 8:13-15

Additional Reading: John 3:14-16; 1 Nephi 17:41; Alma 33:18-22

Other Reading: Look through the rest of Numbers.

Jennifer and Jacob join the class.

 

You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF)

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF)

 

Timeline

Sunday School

0:00        Updates and Announcements

4:44        Assigned Reading

16:35     How do we look to God and live?

19:29     Positive Psychology

25:20     Healing from Abuse

26:32     Focusing on What is Important

29:55     Balancing Personal and Institutional Revelation

Discussion Part 1

32:05     Introductions

33:10     How do we live while looking to God?

37:24     Personal Experiences: Guided Through Trials

1:00:10  Institution-Personal Tension

1:18:28  Concluding Thoughts

 

Resources 

President Monson, In Search of Treasure (about living in the moment)

President Uchtdorf, Grateful in Any Circumstances 

Elder Scott, To Heal the Shattering Consequences of Abuse 

Elder Oaks, Good, Better, Best 

Elder Holland, Look to God and Live 

Martin Seligman, Positive Psychology 

Overview of PERMA

TED talk on the psychology of time 

TED talk about happiness in the moment 

TED talks about happiness in general 

 

Thanks to James Estrada for postproduction, and as always to Steven Nelson for the beautiful bumper music.

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