July 15, 2018

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294.1: Wisdom and Foolishness (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 26, Updated)

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*inscribed on the column l.: IACHIN
*inscribed on the column r.: BOOZ
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King Solomon: Man of Wisdom, Man of Foolishness   Wisdom is nothing less than the secret of living well. Surprisingly, embracing our foolishness is an essential step in achieving wisdom. This update reviews the reading and dives into the mystery and key to wisdom. Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 One Time Donation: $25     […]

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July 8, 2018

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293.3: Art and Gratitude (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 25, Study Notes)

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“Let Every Thing That Hath Breath Praise the Lord”   Music permeates our lives in addition to playing a central role in our worship. This lesson explores the “hymn book” of ancient Israel as well as music more broadly. This portion also explores gratitude, a central theme of the Psalms and principle of the gospel. […]

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July 7, 2018

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293.2: Art and Gratitude (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 25, Sunday School)

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“Let Every Thing That Hath Breath Praise the Lord”   Music permeates our lives in addition to playing a central role in our worship. This lesson explores the “hymn book” of ancient Israel as well as music more broadly. This portion also explores gratitude, a central theme of the Psalms and principle of the gospel. […]

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July 7, 2018

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293.1: Art and Gratitude (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 25, Updated)

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“Let Every Thing That Hath Breath Praise the Lord” Not only is the book of Psalms the longest book of the Bible, but it also captures a wide range of human experience. There are songs of sorrow and pleading, gratitude and joy, and wisdom and trust. Studying the Psalms invites us to listen to music […]

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June 23, 2018

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293.3: Cycles of Sin or Salvation (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 24, Study Notes)

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“Create in Me a Clean Heart”   In intimate, tragic detail these passages present the story of David’s greatest mistakes. This most fully described character provides opportunity to engage with difficult but unavoidably important topics. This section includes: David and Bathsheba in historical context A return to the topics of sexuality, consent, rape culture Rape […]

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June 23, 2018

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293.2: Cycles of Sin or Salvation (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 24, Sunday School)

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“Create in Me a Clean Heart”   In intimate, tragic detail these passages present the story of David’s greatest mistakes. This most fully described character provides opportunity to engage with difficult but unavoidably important topics. This section includes: Careful reading of the assigned chapters Modesty Sexuality and consent Sexual transgression Repentance   Recurring Donation: $5  […]

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June 23, 2018

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293.1: Cycles of Sin or Salvation (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 24, Updated)

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“Create in Me a Clean Heart”   The story of David and Bathsheba is not only one of the best known and best told stories in all of scripture, it also relates more than we would like to each of our lives. The story of David is the story of the human condition, in particular […]

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June 16, 2018

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292.3: Friendship (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 23, Study Notes)

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“The Lord Be Between Thee and Me For Ever”   The story of the faithful friendship between Jonathan and David, destined political opponents who instead became dear friends, is a masterpiece of storytelling. Once again, these powerful examples rest on historical realities far more complex and even troubling. This portion of the episode discusses: II. […]

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June 16, 2018

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292.2: Friendship (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 23, Sunday School)

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“The Lord Be Between Thee and Me For Ever”   The story of the faithful friendship between Jonathan and David, destined political opponents who instead became dear friends, is a masterpiece of storytelling. Once again, these powerful examples rest on historical realities far more complex and even troubling. This portion of the episode discusses: What […]

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June 15, 2018

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292.1: Friendship (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 23, Updated)

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“The Lord Be Between Thee and Me For Ever”   In our romance obsessed culture, we don’t spend enough time talking about one of the most precious kinds of relationship in our lives… friendship. Ideally, friendship should be at the core of all of our relationships. The story of David and Saul’s children, one David’s […]

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