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244.2: The Second Coming of Jesus (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 21)

May 23, 2017

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CommunityGarden

“Looking Forth for the Great Day of the Lord to Come” I know I often use superlatives relating to these lessons, but this topic might deserve a few. Is there any topic more thrilling and discussion provoking as the Second Coming? When I subbed youth Sunday School and asked for questions, the Second Coming was […]

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244.1: The Second Coming of Jesus (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 21, Updated)

May 23, 2017

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CommunityGarden

“Looking Forth for the Great Day of the Lord to Come”   Looking for the “Signs of the Times” can be thrilling, but also misleading. Here is the secret: If we are prepared, it doesn’t matter when Jesus returns. If we embrace our responsibility to “bring the Kingdom”, to build Zion, Jesus will find us […]

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243.2: Heaven on Earth (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 20)

May 13, 2017

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SunMoonStars

The Kingdoms of Glory One of the gospel’s great contributions is its expansive, detailed, and powerful description of the Plan of Salvation–encompassing more than simply the afterlife, the scriptures describe multiple steps–the pre-existence, earth life, the spirit world, and then the kingdoms of glory. In this episode we will Briefly touch on the history of […]

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243.1: Heaven on Earth (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 20, Updated)

May 13, 2017

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SunMoonStars

The Kingdoms of Glory   Eternity is now. That isn’t just a nifty saying to etch on a crystal… it is a doctrine and principle of the gospel. This update explores theological insights relating to the Celestial, Terrestrial, and Telestial Kingdoms, and then I explain how hell and heaven, and damnation and salvation are all […]

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242.2: The Plan of Salvation (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 19)

May 11, 2017

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“The Plan of Salvation“   “The Plan of Salvation” broad in scope, puts this life in perspective. It places us as the main character in a cosmic drama and represents one of Mormonism’s greatest contributions to religious thought. We are eternal, spiritual beings at the crucial junction in our path to perfection. At the same […]

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242.1: The Plan of Salvation (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 19, Updated)

May 11, 2017

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EarthMilkyWay

“The Plan of Salvation“   If perchance you came to a sure knowledge that your existence would end at death, would you live differently? The Plan of Salvation provides grand, cosmic context for this precious life. How does each aspect of the plan impact us from day to day? How do teachings about the Preexistence, […]

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241.2: Temples and Sacred Space (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 18)

May 6, 2017

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BountifulTemple

“Establish … a House of God”   Is there any aspect of Mormonism more simultaneously distinctive to outsiders, emphasized to insiders, yet misunderstood by pretty much everyone as the temple? These majestic edifices represent the pinnacle of Mormon worship and represent great sacrifice. Service at the temple involves high ritual and embodied worship to a […]

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241.1: Temples and Sacred Space (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 18, Updated)

May 6, 2017

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BountifulTemple

“Establish … a House of God”   D&C 88:119 teaches us that the temple is a House of Prayer, a House of Fasting, a House of Faith, a House of Learning, a House of Glory, and a House of God. Where we do find these elements in our lives? How do we access our own […]

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240.2: Tithing (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 17)

April 27, 2017

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“The Law of Tithing and the Law of the Fast”   This lesson is about sacrifices, one easier than the other–tithing and fasting (guess which is which). Money is one of those topics considered impolite to discuss, and the message that all we have belongs to God and therefore God should be able to command […]

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240.1: Tithing (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 17, Updated)

April 27, 2017

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“The Law of Tithing and the Law of the Fast”   “Put your money where your mouth is” succinctly demonstrates that our values are not shown so much by what we profess as by what we pay–where we invest in our time and resources. This updated episode tackles the challenging topic of tithing. We know […]

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