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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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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