January 29, 2015

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131: Born Again; NT Lesson 5

“Born Again”   Class Member Reading: John 3-4 Scripture Chain: John 3:3–5; John 3:16–17; Mosiah 5:1–7; Mosiah 27:25–26; Alma 5:14–16; Alma 22:15–18 Other Reading: None   The idea of being “born again” is a powerful one, but is “again” even good? What does “born again” mean? Or better translated, “born from above?” This episode uses […]

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January 22, 2015

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130: Repentance, Baptism, Temptation; NT Lesson 4

“Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”   Class Member Reading: Matthew 3-4; John 1:35-51 Scripture Chain: Luke 15:3–10; 2 Corinthians 7:9–10; Alma 34:31–34; 1 John 1:8–9; Matthew 3:1–2; D&C 58:42–43 Other Reading: Mark 1:1-11; Luke 3; Mosiah 18   The initial actions of Jesus’ ministry provide powerful and needed lessons in our lives. This […]

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January 17, 2015

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129: The Nativity; New Testament Lesson 3

“Unto You Is Born … a Saviour”   Class Member Reading: Luke 2; Matthew 2 Scripture Chain: Isaiah 9:6; Helaman 14:1–8; 1 Nephi 11:13–21; Luke 2:7–14 Other Reading: None   The Nativity story is so well known that we can fail to appreciate the way Luke and Matthew’s stories are different. This episode will cover: […]

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January 10, 2015

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128: The Annunciation of John and Jesus (NT Lesson 2)

“My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord”   Class Member Reading: Luke 1; Matthew 1 Scripture Chain: Prophecies about John the Baptist: Isaiah 40:3; 1 Nephi 10:7–10; Luke 1:13–17; Luke 1:67, 76–79 Other Reading: None   This episode explores Sunday School What we can learn from the examples of Zechariah, Elizabeth, Joseph, and Mary How can […]

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January 3, 2015

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127: Faith in Jesus Christ (NT Lesson 1)

“That Ye Might Believe That Jesus Is the Christ”   Class Member Reading: Isaiah 61:1-3; JST Luke 3:4-11; John 1:1-14; 20:31 Scripture Chain: John 1:1–5;  John 1:9–17;  Abraham 3:22–27; Mosiah 3:5–10; Isaiah 61:1–2; Luke 4:16–21; Other Reading: None   We are encouraged to believe “Jesus is the Christ”, but what does that mean, and why […]

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January 3, 2015

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126: Introduction to the New Testament (NT Lesson 0)

        In this introductory podcast preparatory to teach the New Testament in Sunday School, I: Review the Sunday School lessons and approach Explain the format of Engaging Gospel Doctrine this year Provide recommendations for devotional New Testament reading Provide recommended resources (also linked below) Explain what you can do as listeners to […]

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January 2, 2015

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125.2: The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord; OT Lesson 48 (Study Notes)

“The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord”   Class Member Reading: Zechariah 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; Malachi 1; 2; 3; 4; 1 Nephi 22:15-17, 19; D&C 2; D&C 110:13-16 Additional Reading: D&C 45 Other Reading: None   The Second Coming (or “Day of the Lord” in Old Testament language) is the blockbuster of scripture topics. […]

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December 20, 2014

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125.1: The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord; OT Lesson 48 (Core)

“The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord”   Class Member Reading: Zechariah 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; Malachi 1; 2; 3; 4; 1 Nephi 22:15-17, 19; D&C 2; D&C 110:13-16 Additional Reading: D&C 45 Other Reading: None   The Second Coming (or “Day of the Lord” in Old Testament language) is the blockbuster of scripture topics. […]

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December 20, 2014

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124:2: Let Us Rise Up and Build; OT Lesson 47 (Study Notes)

“Let Us Rise Up and Build”   Class Member Reading: Ezra 1-8; Nehemiah 1; 2; 4; 6; 8 Additional Reading: Haggai 1; “Ezra” and “Nehemiah”, Bible Dictionary Other Reading: Look through the rest of Ezra, especially chapters 9-10; Haggai; Zechariah 1-8   We don’t talk about this section of the Jewish Scriptures much–we have no primary songs […]

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December 12, 2014

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124:1: Let Us Rise Up and Build; OT Lesson 47 (Core)

“Let Us Rise Up and Build”   Class Member Reading: Ezra 1-8; Nehemiah 1; 2; 4; 6; 8 Additional Reading: Haggai 1; “Ezra” and “Nehemiah”, Bible Dictionary Other Reading: Look through the rest of Ezra, especially chapters 9-10; Haggai; Zechariah 1-8   We don’t talk about this section of the Jewish Scriptures much–we have no primary songs […]

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