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...]

PH/RS Lesson 6: The Fall

I was asked to substitute teach for Priesthood recently. I feel that the boundaries and goals of Priesthood/Relief Society/Gospel Doctrine, which I don’t teach very often, are narrower than those of Institute, which I’ve taught for a long time.  As with all Church lessons, it is light-exegesis-pressed-into-inspirational-service. Preparation was different and more difficult than usual, but here’s how it went. I began by handing everyone slips with these two quotes, which we read."We set up assum … [Read more...]