Doctrine & Covenants 59; 119; 120—What is the history of tithing in both ancient and modern eras? Why did Joseph Smith receive the law of tithing? How are tithing and fast offering funds used and who has responsibility for those funds?
The Books of Zechariah and Malachi speak of many prophecies surrounding the Second Coming, those that have come, have yet to come, and won’t come until after the Savior returns. Why are these important to know, but how can they also be an obstacle for us? Malachi discusses tithing and the sealing power. Patricia Doxey closes out the year with us.
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.
D&C 119 – Why do we pay tithing? What constitutes a full tithe? What promises has the Lord made to those who pay tithing? Why should we pay tithing? How are tithing funds used? How do we benefit from fasting and how can we help the poor? Dustin Homer is in the studio.
What is the Law of Consecration? What are its chief components? Why were the Saints given this law? How is it a spiritual law? Everything belongs to the Lord. The early Saints tried and failed to live the Law of Consecration and were given tithing, instead. How can we consecrate ourselves to the Lord?
3 Nephi 22-26 – The Savior quotes Isaiah’s prophecies concerning the last day. He commands the people to add to their records the words of Samuel the Lamanite and Malachi. What are stakes? Why do we use the symbolism of a tent and stakes? What teachings of Malachi are especially important? Additional reading: Isaiah 54; Malachi 3-4