Book of Mormon Lesson 13: The Allegory of the Olive Trees

Jacob 5-6 – TWiM’s own Al Doan joins us to talk about the famed Allegory of the Olive Trees (yes, “trees,” plural). So what’s the allegory all about? What symbols did the prophet Zenos use in the story? What’s the point of the whole thing? We’ll cover all of it in this week’s Sunday School Bonanza lesson.

Old Testament Lesson 25: “Let Every Thing That Hath Breath Praise the Lord”

The Psalms – How do Psalms help us to understand the importance of singing praises to the Lord? Who wrote the Psalms? Why? We discuss our own personal Psalms, as well as the perspective of David in writing many of the Psalms, particularly Psalm 51.

Old Testament Lesson 15: “Look to God and Live”

Numbers 11-14; 21 – The Israelites murmur about eating manna and desire meat. Why did they lose sight of their goal of the promised land? Miriam and Aaron gripe about Moses and the Lord chastises them for speaking against their leader. How do we backbite against our leaders today? How did Joshua and Caleb demonstrate resolve? What did the Israelites need to do to be saved from the fiery serpents? How do we look to God? Lauren Johnson joins us.

Old Testament Lesson 1: “This Is My Work and My Glory”

Moses 1 – Time to start a new year of Sunday School Bonanza! We’re pumped to be getting into the Old Testament this year, and hope you’ll get lots of out these terrific lessons. What do we learn from knowing that we are sons and daughters of God? What is God’s work and glory? Dustin Homer kicks off the year with us.

Lesson 42: “Continuing Revelation to Latter-day Prophets” – Doctrine & Covenants and Church History

Modern-day revelation, ftw! Great stuff on this episode, including a discussion of the Church’s then-controversial correlation program. Also, a discussion on the extension of the priesthood to all, Church curriculum, the Quorums of the Seventy, and others. Patricia Auxier is wit’ it.

Lesson 41: “Every Member a Missionary” – Doctrine & Covenants and Church History

What a lesson! Dustin Homer shows up and blows our mind with tips on how to improve as member missionaries. How can we be better at missionary work? What are your experiences? And how do we retain and fellowship new members?

Lesson 39: “The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn to Their Fathers” – Doctrine & Covenants and Church History

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.

Lesson 33: “President Brigham Young Leads the Saints” – Doctrine & Covenants and Church History

D&C 107 – The succession crisis shapes the future of the Church. To whom did Joseph Smith give the keys of the kingdom? Why was Brigham Young eventually chosen? Great stuff in this episode. Patricia Auxier joins us.

Lesson 28: “O God, Where Art Thou?” – Doctrine & Covenants and Church History

D&C 121; 122; 98 – How do we get through adversity? Why does the Lord allow us to experience adversity? What lessons do we learn from Joseph Smith’s experience in Liberty Jail? Kurt Francom is with us!

Lesson 23: “Seek Learning, Even by Study and Also by Faith” – Doctrine & Covenants and Church History

Faith! How do we establish patterns of learning by faith? What should we learn? Why should we learn? How does the temple educate us? Patricia Auxier is in the house.