Helaman 13-16—Samuel the Lamanite preaches repentance to the Nephites, foretelling their destruction if they do not turn to the Lord. He also discusses the signs of Christ’s birth and death, setting in motion the climax of the Book of Mormon. Mackenna Gallacher is with us.
Alma 5-7—Alma explains how we can experience a “mighty” change of heart, but what does that entail? How difficult is it to change our nature? There’s a lot to learn about the process of conversion from these chapters. Remember, our road to exaltation is not littered with singular events, but with ongoing efforts and processes. Al Doan is with us, yo!
Enos, Jarom, Omni, Words of Mormon – The segue chapters! But there is a ton of great stuff as we transition from Jacob and the people of Nephi to Mosiah and the people of Zarahemla. Jeff King is with us to break down historical context, as well as the valuable spiritual lessons to be gleaned from these terrific, if short chapters.
James – This lesson hits on a lot of assorted stuff from James, including how to weather affliction, how to pray and be closer to God, how to be slow to anger, and how to be “doers of the word.” Rachel Zobell is back with us.
1 & 2 Timothy; Titus – Paul warns of signs of apostasy. How can we personally apostatize and what should we do to combat that? In what ways can be we be “an example of the believers”? How does the love of money dam our spiritual growth? Dustin Homer is back!
Ephesians – Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS.com is back to talk about Paul’s epistle to the saints in Ephesus. Why do we have dispensations? How is Christ our cornerstone? Are husbands and wives equal? How do we honor our spouses? How does one put on the armor of God?
1 Corinthians 1-6 – How is your body a temple and why do we use that phrase? Why does Paul exhort the Corinthians to avoid contention? How do we learn to rely on the spirit instead of the wisdom of the world?
Mary Magdalene, other women, the apostles, and the men on the road to Emmaus see the resurrected Savior Jesus Christ. What significance is there that women were the first to see the Lord? What feelings did the men going to Emmaus have? Why did Thomas doubt?
Jesus completes his mortal ministry. Judas betrays him, the Sanhedrin goes forward with a show trial, Jesus is scourged, Pilate sentences Jesus to death, and Christ offers himself as a sacrifice for all mankind. Listen to this quick episode and get prepared for a powerful and important Gospel Doctrine lesson.
How do we have our will swallowed up by that of the Father? Christ is a perfect example of obedience. The bar is surely high, but we are promised great blessings as we strive to forget ourselves and submit to the Lord. We need the Atonement and shouldn’t dare attempt to live without it.