Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS.org sits down with us to talk about faith, repentance, baptism, and the receipt of the Holy Ghost. Why are these the first, or core, principles and ordinances of the gospel? How do you cultivate your faith?
Luke 18-19; John 11 – As Jesus nears the end of his final journey to Jerusalem, he teaches the parable of the unjust judge and the widow, as well as the parable of the pharisee and the publican. What do we learn about perseverance from these stories? Jesus also heals a blind man and stays with Zacchaeus. Lastly, Jesus performs one of the most incredible miracles of His ministry, raising Lazarus from the dead. Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS sits in with us to discuss!
John 7-8 – Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS sits down to talk about the Feast of the Tabernacles and its significance, particularly how the Savior being the “Light of the World” was important language to the Jews. What do we learn from the way Christ dealt with the adulterous woman? How is Christ a light in your life?
Matt 13 – Why did Jesus speak in parables and how could a learned ruling class not understand these parables? This lesson focuses on parables, in general, with particular emphasis on the Parable of the Sower. We also talk about many of the parables found in this chapter of Matthew. Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS joins us.
Luke 4, 5 – Jesus announces that he is the Messiah, calls his Twelve Apostles. and instructs them in the affairs of the kingdom. But why did Jesus need apostles? Why do we need apostles and prophets today? How can we become fishers of men? Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS is here!
Luke 1: The angel Gabriel appears to Zacharias and says that Elisabeth will bear him a child. Why did Zacharias doubt and express astonishment? Gabriel also tells Mary she will be the mother of the Son of God. How was Joseph tried during this process? How do we learn to exercise faith and be submissive to the Lord? Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS is with us.
Jeremiah suffered through a lot. He prophesied of and watched the destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of Babylon. He dealt with an ineffectual people. Jeremiah faced much adversity. Yet he soldiered on. He did not shirk. He maintained his focus. Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS.com joins us.
Proverbs & Ecclesiastes – In this all-around lesson, we use the words of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes to discuss topics of note to the saints. The key here is to really pray and utilize specific passages in order to create a topical discussion. Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS is with us.
1 Kings 12-14; Chronicles 17 – Rehoboam succeeds his father, Solomon, but squanders the chance to rule in righteousness. Eventually, Jeroboam of the northern tribes leads a rebellion and Israel is split in two. What do we learn from the failings of these two leaders? How can we improve as leaders? Jehoshaphat later leads Judah in righteousness.
1 Samuel 18-24 – Jonathan and David are totally BFFs. Why is Saul jealous of David’s honor among the Israelites? Saul attempts to kill David numerous times. Jonathan is loyal to David and protects him. What do we learn about pride and envy from Jonathan? Likewise, what of it from Saul? Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS is with us.