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?
2 Nephi 11-16 – Bill Doolittle joins us for a discussion on the fabled Isaiah chapters of 2 Nephi. Don’t stress Isaiah! We’ve got you covered.Nephi was actually kind enough to give us keys to understanding Isaiah, and we’ll break them down for you. Isaiah has great visions of the modern-day temple and the gathering of Israel, as well as prophecies regarding the atonement.
1 Corinthians 1-6 – How is your body a temple and why do we use that phrase? Why does Paul exhort the Corinthians to avoid contention? How do we learn to rely on the spirit instead of the wisdom of the world?
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.
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.
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.
D&C 95; 109; 110 – Why are temples so significant? What lessons were learned in the construction of the Kirtland Temple? What sacrifices does the Lord require in order to give us blessings? What happened after the Lord accepted the Kirtland Temple?