August 24, 2018

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300.1: Suffering, Loss, and Meaning (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 32, Updated)

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“I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” When we discuss Job, we are too quick to focus on the supposed “happily ever after” ending, without sitting with the seriousness of the issues the book brings up so well–suffering, loss, integrity, support, and a personal relationship with God.   Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 One Time […]

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August 18, 2018

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299.2: Knowing, Practicing, Becoming (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 31, Sunday School)

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“Happy Is the [One] That Findeth Wisdom”    “Wisdom Literature” represents ancient attempts to understand, describe and transmit secrets to living well (perhaps something like ancient self-help books?). This episode Introduces Wisdom literature Discusses the organization and themes of Proverbs Wrestles with the complex and complicated book Ecclesiastes Touches on categories of life that can lead to […]

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August 18, 2018

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299.1: Knowing, Practicing, Becoming (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 31, Updated)

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“Happy Is the [One] That Findeth Wisdom”    Wisdom has been called applied knowledge, but is that enough? What enables us to apply wisdom? This update explores wisdom ancient and modern and the relationship between knowledge, wisdom, practice, and the gospel.   Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 One Time Donation: $25      $50      $100   […]

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August 18, 2018

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298.2: Ritual and Worship (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 30, Sunday School)

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“Come to the House of the Lord”    The assigned scriptures speak of temple and Law, but the underlying lesson is one of reform and resolution, making changes and becoming better. I suggest keeping the discussion points in mind as you read and prepare: What is proper worship? What does God really care about when […]

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August 18, 2018

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298.1: Ritual and Worship (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 30, Updated)

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“Come to the House of the Lord”  The hero of this Lessons’ reading is Josiah, who listens to a prophetess and puts himself into alignment with the Lord’s will as described in the Book of the Law discovered in the temple. The behind the scenes story may be darker, but still invites us to consider […]

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August 4, 2018

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297.2: Tasks great and small (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 29, Sunday School)

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“He Took Up … the Mantle of Elijah”   This is the first of three episodes I am covering minimally so that we can get ahead of schedule. This episode provides pointers on teaching this lesson and covers topics such as prophets and succession and miracles through the little things in life.   Class Member […]

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August 4, 2018

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297.1: Tasks great and small (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 29, Updated)

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“He Took Up … the Mantle of Elijah”   The “mantle of Elijah” passed to Elisha can encourage us to develop gifts and skills to match our opportunities and responsibilities, as well as to seek out opportunities for our gifts and skills. Even more importantly. the story of Naaman inspires us to find the miracles […]

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July 28, 2018

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296.3: Still Small Sacredness (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 28, Study Notes)

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“After the Fire a Still Small Voice”   Dr. Sheldon Greaves continues discussing Elijah from a literary and historical perspective.   Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 One Time Donation: $25      $50      $100   Class Member Reading: 1 Kings 16:33; 17; 18; 19 Additional Reading: None Other Reading: None http://media.blubrry.com/mormonsundayschool/p/mormonsundayschool.org/podcast/EGD-OT-28.3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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July 28, 2018

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296.2: Still Small Sacredness (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 28, Sunday School)

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“After the Fire a Still Small Voice”   Dr. Sheldon Greaves teaches this lesson, which addresses topics such as revelation, divine intervention, and miracles in the context of Elijah’s ministry.   Class Member Reading: 1 Kings 16:33; 17; 18; 19   Recurring Donation: $5   $10   $25   $50 One Time Donation: $25      $50      $100   […]

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July 28, 2018

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296.1: Still Small Sacredness (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 28, Updated)

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“After the Fire a Still Small Voice” Sometimes God manifests in miracles. Sometimes God manifests in earth-shaking wonders. But every day, every moment, God manifests in the small details of our lives. By focusing our divine consciousness on those every day moments, we make them sacred.     Class Member Reading: 1 Kings 16:33; 17; 18; […]

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