Gospel Doctrine Lesson 23: “The Lord Be Between Thee and Me For Ever”

One of the most famous stories of the Old Testament includes the account of David killing the Philistine Goliath.  This event serves as an important segue to Lesson 23 in the Sunday School curriculum for the Old Testament.  This lesson covers the origins of the Davidic monarchy and king Saul’s fall from divine favor.  From a literary perspective, David’s victory over Goliath served an important political purpose in terms of the book of Samuel.The material from 1 Samuel 8 through 2 Samuel 8 fo … [Read more...]

Lesson 22: “The Lord Looketh on the Heart”

Gospel Doctrine Lesson 22 presents students with an invitation to see others in the way God sees them, by looking carefully at the human soul rather than a person’s physical appearance.  The lesson title derives from the story of the anointing of David as king over Israel, when the Lord declared unto the prophet Samuel,"Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but th … [Read more...]

Lesson 14: “Ye Shall Be A Peculiar Treasure Unto Me”

Food serves as one of the most profound symbols throughout the standard works. Without food, both human beings and animals cannot survive.  Life upon this planet literally depends upon an ability to consume physical nourishment.  Hence, providing food for an individual (or even an animal) demonstrates that the giver holds the life of the recipient to be of considerable value.Important episodes appear throughout the Old Testament, which demonstrate God’s love for his children by means of food.  … [Read more...]


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