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247.2: Priesthood (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 25)

June 24, 2017

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Priesthood: “The Power of Godliness”   We have already talked about the Restoration of the Priestood, and this lesson is the chance to dig into the nature of the priesthood. What exactly is it? What principles govern “the power of godliness”? During this lesson and discussion we will address: The role of the priesthood in […]

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247.1: Priesthood (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 25, Updated)

June 23, 2017

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PriesthoodForest

Priesthood: “The Power of Godliness” The concept of priesthood is central to the LDS faith, but what *is* it exactly? Priesthood is the presence and power of God, manifest on earth. I break it down into Presence of God Power of God Authority of God How do each of us experience these elements of divinity? […]

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247.2: Apostasy (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 24)

June 16, 2017

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“Be Not Deceived, but Continue in Steadfastness” It is time to address the tricky topic of individual “apostasy”–falling away from God and the Church. Are the two the same? Can you do one without the other? What does “being deceived” mean in this context? What is the relationship between doubt and apostasy? The lesson and […]

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247.1: Apostasy (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 24, Updated)

June 16, 2017

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Outsider

“Be Not Deceived, but Continue in Steadfastness”   “Apostasy” is a strong  word. It is used to separate friends from enemies, insiders from outsiders. Though there are certainly times we need to protect ourselves and our faith from toxic or combative individuals, sometimes “apostate” can just mean someone who believes differently. Then there is the […]

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246.2: A World of Learning (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 23)

June 10, 2017

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Seek Learning, Even by Study and Also by Faith” In a sense, this lesson provides a foundation of all others. How do we understand ourselves, each other, and the world around us? How do we learn? What is the role of “study” and what is the role of “faith”? What are the strengths and limitations […]

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246.1: A World of Learning (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 23, Updated)

June 10, 2017

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YaleLawLibrary

Seek Learning, Even by Study and Also by Faith” Combining study and faith actually is quite challenging. Without the right approach, study can indeed destroy faith. This episode explores what is most important for us to learn, how we learn, and how we can learn by study and faith in a constructive way.     […]

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245.1: Law of Health (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 22, Updated)

June 3, 2017

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The Word of Wisdom: “A Principle with Promise”   When asked in high school why I didn’t drink, I said “Because I am underage and it would be illegal.” Just kidding. I said, “Because I’m Mormon.” The “don’ts” in the World of Wisdom make members of the Church easy to recognize in social situations and […]

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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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