Book of Mormon Lesson 43: “How Could Ye Have Departed from the Ways of the Lord?”

Mormon 1-5—Mormon becomes the leader of the Nephites and the Nephites suffer in battle because of their wickedness. How do we develop contrite hearts and spirits? What does that mean? Brad Lammi is in the studio with us.

Book of Mormon Lesson 30: “The Great Plan of Happiness”

Alma 40-42—How does a failure to understand the plan of salvation make us weaker in the face of temptation? How did understanding death and resurrection help Corianton? How will it help you? How does understanding the atonement change our course? Also, an attention activity we actually like! Bill Doolittle is with us.

Book of Mormon Lesson 29: “Give Ear to My Words”

Alma 36-39—Alma sits down with his three sons, Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton, to bear testimony and offer encouragement before he disappears. What can parents learn from Alma’s counsel? Too often we lean solely on Corianton’s experience to inform our view of parenting, but even parenting “untroubled” kids requires tact and finesse. Brad Lammi joins us to talk about these great passages.

Old Testament Lesson 36: The Glory of Zion Will Be a Defense (Isaiah 1-5)

Isaiah 1-5 – Why do we put such emphasis on Isaiah? We break down tools to help understand and appreciate Isaiah better. Of what does Isaiah prophesy? What can we learn about our day from the words of Isaiah?

Old Testament Lesson 11: “How Can I Do This Great Wickedness?”

Genesis 34-39 – Why was Joseph hated by his brothers? Did Israel play favorites with him? What do we learn about sin and temptation from the account of Potiphar’s wife? How did Joseph weather persecution and imprisonment? Lauren Johnson, formerly of The Cultural Hall, joins us.

Old Testament Lesson 8: “Living Righteously in a Wicked World”

Genesis 13-19 – Abraham settles in Hebron, Lot near Sodom. What symbolism is there in this imagery? Why did Abraham eventually rescue lot? To whom did Abraham pay tithing? Why were Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed? Is God angry and vindictive? Bill Doolittle joins us.

Old Testament Lesson 4: “Because of My Transgression My Eyes Are Opened”

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.

Lesson 19: The Plan of Salvation – Doctrine & Covenants and Church History

What do the scriptures teach us about the Plan of Salvation? How is the Plan of Salvation organized? Premortal, mortal, and post-mortal life are discussed. Patricia Auxier joins us.

Book of Mormon Lesson 30 – “The Great Plan of Happiness”

Alma 40-42 – Alma teaches Corianton about death and the resurrection. How often do we fail to remember Christ’s role in the Plan of Salvation? How does teaching someone, like Corianton, these principles improve his or her chances of being stronger and more valiant.?

Book of Mormon Lesson 29 – “Give Ear to My Words”

Alma 36-39 – Alma teaches his sons, Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton, about the importance of being humble. Corianton receives counsel and guidance regarding his sins. The Atonement is explained. The power of repentance is real. How can we learn from all of Alma’s sons so that we may be stronger, more faithful people?