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How to Develop a Church Lesson Through Intent

We have entered an awkward time in the Church where the method of what is taught in nursery and Gospel Doctrine classes is different from the method used to teach the young men/young women...

Old Testament 08 – Living Righteously in a Wicked World

It is difficult to remain both righteous and ignorant of sin at the same time. The nature of sin is that it is born in an atmosphere of cunning, deception, pride, and willfulness. To...
Abrahamic Covenant

Old Testament 07 – The Abrahamic Covenant

To really appreciate what we have to learn from the life of Abraham, and the lessons his life can teach us, we should look at what is available to us in the plan of...
law of sacrifice

What It Means to Live the Law of Sacrifice

Until recently, I was under the impression that the Law of Sacrifice was something Adam was given, and that all forms of that law disappeared with the advent of the Law of the Gospel,...
pride and humility

Old Testament 06 – The Saving of His House

The word for this lesson is hubris, which means "excessive pride or self confidence; arrogance" (www.dictionary.com). The topic this week is about Noah's ark and the tower of Babel. Specifically we will be looking...

General leaders answer questions about new curriculum for Relief Society, Melchizedek Priesthood

The following article is a reprint from Deseret News. By R Scott Lloyd@RScottLloyd1 Published: December 18, 2017 1:45 pmUpdated: Dec. 21, 2017 11:27 a.m. Lesa Gunn leads the Relief Society in a discussion in the Spring Creek...

What Does it Mean to Be a New Creature in Christ?

The Apostle Paul talks to the Corinthians, and in chapter five he tells them what it means to become a new creature in Christ. Unfortunately, the middle eastern way of speaking (2,000 years ago)...
grand truth

Old Testament 05 – If Thou Doest Well

Sometimes we console ourselves that if we fall a little short in righteous behavior the Lord will still bless us with "some" glory in a lesser kingdom. This is true, but we need to...
eyes opened

Old Testament 04 – “Because of My Transgression My Eyes Are Opened”

The Fall of mankind was the key to the need for an Atonement for mankind. We owe much to Adam and Eve for being willing to have their eyes opened in order for us...

Keep the Gospel Simple

There is nothing more dangerous than someone who is armed with a little bit of knowledge, but greatly lacking in understanding. It truly is like turning an untrained person loose in a volatile situation...

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