120.2: Ezekiel and Shepherds; OT Lesson 43 (Study Notes)

November 16, 2014

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

The Shepherds of Israel

 

Class Member Reading: Ezekiel 18; 34; 37; Psalm 23; Alma 5:7-14

Additional Reading: Ezekiel 2

Other Reading: D&C 121

 

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 in historical and literary context and the nature of leadership in the LDS Church.

 

Nancy and George continue the conversation.

 

You can access the Annotated reading here (or PDF).

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).

 

Resources

EGD Episode 104 on righteous leaders

Interpretation of the two sticks in Ezekiel 27, Kevin Barney at BCC
Thanks to James Estrada for postproduction and Steven Sharp for the bumper music.

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