Dustin Homer joins us for a discussion on temple and family history work. How can you prayerfully improve your efforts in this regard? Why is having a current temple recommend important, regardless of whether or not a temple is near?
D&C 4; 124;127; 128—This week we are focusing on ordinances on behalf of the dead as performed in Latter-day Saint temples. How have temple ordinances benefited you? What does it mean to redeem the dead? Steve Pierce is with us.
D&C 95; 109; 110—Where did modern-day temple worship come from and how can the temple be a greater blessing in your life? Joseph Smith came to understand temples through years of study and prayer and we can do the same. Dustin Homer is with us.
Cyrus allows the Jews to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. Why were the Samaritans barred from rebuilding the temple? Ezra leads another group of Jews back to Jerusalem. Nehemiah helps the people rebuild the walls that protect Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 29-34 – Hezekiah reopens the doors of the temple and has the Levites clean it up for worship. Hezekiah invites all from Judah and Israel to return to Jerusalem to worship, but Israel mocks him. Sennacherib leads Assyria in destroying Israel and laying siege to Jerusalem. Josiah restores Judah to righteousness. Patricia Auxier is with us.
1 Kings 3-9 – Solomon succeeds his father, David, as king and follows the Lord. At first he rules in righteousness and constructs the temple, but then builds an even larger palace for himself. How do we build our own palaces? What can we learn from Solomon’s spiritual gifts?
Moses 4-5; Genesis 2-3 – We study the Fall in this lesson. Why is the Fall important? How does the Mormon understanding of the Fall differ from that of mainstream Christianity? What are the effects of the Fall and how do we overcome them? Bill Doolittle joins us and he is glorious.
Temple work is awesome and we can do a heckuva lot more of it. What can we do to be more efficient and active with temple work? Are we shirking our covenants when we fail to attend the temple? Dustin Homer joins us.
D&C 2; 110; 138 – “Somebody has got to redeem them” – Wilford Woodruff said that. We discuss the work for the dead. What did Elijah mean about the hearts of the children turning to their fathers? How can we experience that change of heart? How do we redeem the dead? Bill Doolittle is with us.