March 27, 2015

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139: Transfiguration, Keys of the Kingdom, Revelation (New Testament Lesson 13)

“I Will Give unto Thee the Keys of the Kingdom”   Class Member Reading: Matthew 15:21-17:9 Additional Reading: Mark 7:24–9:10; Luke 9:18–36; 12:54–57; Bible Dictionary, “Revelation,” 762; “Transfiguration, Mount of,” 786. Scripture Chain: Proverbs 29:18; Amos 3:7; 1 Corinthians 2:9–12; Galatians 1:11–12; 2 Peter 1:20–21; Alma 5:46; Moroni 10:5   In this reading Jesus is transfigured and […]

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March 21, 2015

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138: “I Am the Bread of Life” (New Testament Lesson 12)

“I Am the Bread of Life”   Class Member Reading: John 5-6; Mark 6:30-44; Matthew 14:22-23 Additional Reading: Matthew 14:1–21; Mark 6:1–29, 45–52; Luke 9:10–17 Scripture Chain: John 5:39; John 20:31; Acts 18:28; 2 Nephi 25:26   Jesus is the “Bread of Life”. What does that mean? How is Jesus a staple, like bread? And what […]

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March 13, 2015

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137: Parables (New Testament Lesson 11)

“He Spake Many Things unto Them in Parables”   Class Member Reading: Matthew 13 Additional Reading: Mark 4:1–34; Luke 8:4–18; Luke 13:18–21; Doctrine and Covenants 86:1–7; Bible Dictionary, “Gospels, Harmony of,” 689; “Parables,” 740–41; and “Kingdom of Heaven or Kingdom of God,” 721. Scripture Chain: Matthew 13:9–16; Mosiah 2:9; Alma 10:2–6; Alma 12:9–11   What does […]

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March 6, 2015

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136: Take My Yoke Upon You, and Learn of Me (New Testament Lesson 10)

“Take My Yoke upon You, and Learn of Me”   Class Member Reading: Matthew 11:28-30; 12:1-13; Luke 7:36-50; 13:10-17 Additional Reading: Isaiah 58:13–14; Matthew 11:16–19; 12:14–50; 26:6–13; Mark 2:23–3:12; 14:3–9; Luke 6:1–11; Doctrine and Covenants 59:9–19. Scripture Chain: Matthew 11:28–30; Mosiah 24:8–15; Alma 12:33–35; D&C 54:10; D&C 59:23   It is human nature to seek […]

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February 22, 2015

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135: The Sermon on the Mount, Part II (New Testament Lesson 9)

 “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God” Class Member Reading: Matthew 6-7 Scripture Chain: Matthew 16:24–25; Matthew 7:21; John 8:31; John 13:35; 2 Nephi 31:10–13; Moroni 7:48; Additional Reading: None   Matthew 5 gave Jesus’ interpretation of the Jewish Law, and chapters 6-7 explore proper worship and treatment of others, including the famous “Golden Rule”. […]

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February 18, 2015

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134: The Sermon on the Mount, Part I (New Testament Lesson 8)

The Sermon on the Mount: “A More Excellent Way”   Class Member Reading: Matthew 5 Scripture Chain: Matthew 5:48    ; Ether 12:27    ; Moroni 10:32–33; D&C 76:68–70 Other Reading: Luke 6; 3 Nephi 12-15   The Sermon on the Mount has been seen as Jesus’ guide to living–but then why does his advice seem so […]

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February 11, 2015

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133: Miracles (New Testament Lesson 7)

 “[He] Took Our Infirmities, and Bare Our Sicknesses”   Class Member Reading: Mark 1-2; 4:35-41; 5; Luke 7:11-17 Scripture Chain: 2 Nephi 27:23; Mark 1:34; 3 Nephi 17:5–10; Ether 12:12; Mormon 9:15–21 Other Reading: None   Why do miracles happen sometimes to some people, but not all the time to everyone? What counts as a miracle, anyway? Jana and Jonathan join […]

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February 7, 2015

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132: Apostles of Jesus Christ (New Testament Lesson 6)

“They Straightway Left Their Nets”   Class Member Reading: Luke 4:14-32; 5; 6:12-16; Matthew 10 Scripture Chain (The Calling of an Apostle): Luke 6:13; Matthew 10:5–8; Ephesians 4:11–15; D&C 107:23; D&C 107:33, 35; D&C 112:14; D&C 112:19–22     You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF). You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).   Resources 034: The Restoration of […]

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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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