We know the classic account of the First Vision, but the Church has taken great steps in recent years to highlight other accounts of this enormous pillar of Mormonism. Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS.org joins us to talk about the genesis of the First Vision and what we can learn from multiple, differing accounts. Make the most of the new materials available to you, dear friends!
Revelation 1-3; 12 – John receives a great revelation while exiled in Patmos. His initial remarks are aimed at the seven branches of the Church in Asia Minor. Why those? And how does the counsel to the saints there resonate and relate to us today? John later sees a vision of the coming of Christ and the defeat of the adversary, encouraging us to be spiritual stalwarts. Patricia Doxey sits with us.
Acts:10-15 – The Apostles spread the gospel to the Gentiles in several cities. The law of circumcision (and with it, the law of Moses) is clarified. Herod kills James and Peter is miraculously freed from prison. Revelation guides Peter to make decisions for the Church.
Rachel Murdock is back with us to talk about Ezekiel’s vision of the new temple in Jerusalem, as well as the river that will flow from the temple into the Dead Sea, bringing life back to the Dead Sea. Great symbolism throughout this lesson.
Isaiah 22-30 – This lesson focuses on Isaiah’s prophecies about what the Savior would do and what he has done for us. We go through some of our favorite sections and hope you’ll take the time to read these chapters and see what speaks to you. Kurt Francom in the hoooooouse!
2 Kings 2-6 – Elijah prepares Elisha to be the new prophet. Elisha takes Elijah’s mantle as the latter is translated. Elisha mocks Jehoram. Elisha has a run-in with locals. Bears ensue. Naaman is healed through obedience. What do we learn from these stories? Dustin Homer is back!
Numbers 22; 31 – Balak, king of Moab, needs to defeat Israel, but how? He elects to persuade Balaam, a prophet, to turn God on Israel. Yup. Balaam is tempted by the riches offered and clearly wants to have his cake and eat it too. God is angry with Balaam over his waffling and counsel to Balak. Also, Balaam’s donkey talks. Talking Donkeys! Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS joins us.
Moses 8-9; Genesis 607 – Noah’s Ark. Truth or allegory? If the Lord loved his people, why did he kill all of them with the flood? What had happened to earth? How is the flood both a literal warning and a metaphor for the dangers of mortality? What are our “arks”? Patricia Auxier joins us.