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.
Matthew 25 – Patricia Doxey joins us to talk about the parable of the ten virgins, the parable of the talents, and the parable of the sheep and goats. How can we prepare for the second coming? Why does Jesus put so much value on serving others and developing our talents?
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!
Luke 15, 17 – Jesus shares parables of various things that were lost: a sheep, a piece of silver, and a prodigal son, all of which are illustrative. But then He literally heals a leper, chasing after the one. Bill Doolittle sits down with us to talk about these powerful sermons.
Mark 10-12; Luke 14-16 – How do we put our hearts upon riches? What does Jesus teach the rich young man about eternal life? But how easily do we covet that which we don’t need? Why do we get wrapped up in the finer things of the world? Our resident egalitarian, Dustin Homer, breaks it down with us.
Matthew 18; Luke 10 – The Good Samaritan is amazing. What can we learn from it? We deep dive on this fabled parable. How do we become as little children and why do we throw around that terminology so much? The Savior discusses the parable of the unmerciful servant. How must we show mercy always? Erik Johnson is with us.
John 5, 6 – In an incredible lesson, we discuss Jesus’ numerous healings on the Sabbath, the feeding of the 5,000, and Peter walking to Christ on the Sea of Galilee. These are all faith-promoting stories, but there are also more minute lessons to learn from the various vignettes. Patricia Doxey is with us.
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.
Matt 11, 12; Luke 7 – What does it mean to take upon ourselves the yoke of Christ? How does he make it light? Why does Christ defend breaking with Jewish custom when it comes to performing holy work on the Sabbath? How does he defend his disciples against the Pharisees for picking the chaff on the Sabbath? Erik Johnson is here!
Matthew 6: Consider the lilies of the field! Jesus continues the Sermon on the Mount, discussing the importance of doing our service and worship “in secret,” laying up treasures in heaven instead of the earth, and the proper form of prayer. Jesus also teaches us to forgive others and to seek FIRST the kingdom of God. Al Doan joins us.