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.
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!
Isaiah 54-56; 63-65 – Ever wonder why Mormons have “stakes”? Isaiah is why. How do we not just enlarge out stakes, but also strengthen them? Sometimes too easily we focus on proclaiming the gospel but not perfecting the saints. How will Christ gather his children? What will change with the Millennium? Rachel Murdock is here and she’s awesome!
Alma 32-34 – Faith! Alma teaches the Zoramites the value of humility and faith. He uses the example of a seed to demonstrate how faith is to be centered around Christ and the Atonement, how it is individual, and how it will grow when nurtured and die when ignored. Amulek similarly testifies, teaching the proper way to pray and demonstrate faith in the Atonement.
Alma 30-31 – Korihor, an anti-Christ, leads the people astray. He challenges Alma on the very existence of God and need for an Atonement. How can we learn to recognize and refute false teachings? Alma leads a mission to the apostate Zoramites, demonstrating compassion in the face of unfortunate circumstances.