Lesson Schedule – October 2017

1st- General Conference

8th- Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 36: The Desert Shall Rejoice, & Blossom as the Rose, Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum: Chapter 17: Continue in the Great Process of Learning(Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley)

15th- Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 37: We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet, Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum: Chapter 18: Virtue – A Cornerstone on Which to Build Our Lives (Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley)

22nd- Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 38: In Mine Own Way, Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum: Perfect love casteth out fear by President Dieter F Uchtdorf

29th- Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 39: The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn to Their Fathers, , Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum: Bishopric Message

Lesson Schedule – September 2017

September 3rd– Gospel Doctrine:Chapter 33: President Brigham Young Leads the Saints, Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum: By Quorum/Group Presidency

September 10th – Stake Conference

September 17th– Gospel Doctrine:Chapter 34: Faith in Every Footstep, Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum: Chapter 16:The Power of The Book of Mormon(Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley)

September 24th– Gospel Doctrine:Chapter 36: The Desert Shall Rejoice, and Blossom as the Rose, Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum: The Godhead and the Plan of Salvation by Elder Dallin H Oaks

Note –

3rd hour lessons for the adults will be changing structure next year. Most of the new curriculum will be based off the most recent General Conference. For More Information See This Article.

Lesson Schedule – August 2017

August 6th : Gospel Doctrine – Chapter 30: The Prisoners Shall Go Free, Priesthood/Relief Society – By Quorum/Group Presidency

August 13th : Gospel Doctrine – Chapter 31: Sealed … for Time and for All Eternity, Priesthood/Relief Society – Gordon B. Hinckley Chapter 15: The Holy Priesthood

August 20th Stake Conference

August 27th Gospel Doctrine – Chapter 32: To Seal the Testimony, Priesthood/Relief Society –  Let the Holy Spirit Guide by Elder Ronald A. Rasband

Elder’s Corner – Freedom In The Scriptures

On July 4th 1776, Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson. It only took him 17 days to write it. After years of war, bloodshed, and suffering, the Constitution was signed in 1787. With God’s help, America was now in charge of her own destiny and with it, the conditions perfect for the restoration of the Gospel (3 Nephi 21:4).

This was all foreseen by our prophets. We read in 1st Nephi 13 about ColumbusShips (1 Nephi 13:12), and the Pilgrims (1 Nephi 13:13-15) and how the English came to war with our Founding Fathers (1 Nephi 13:17) and how the Revolutionaries prevailed against them with the Lords help because of their humbleness and righteousness (1 Nephi 13:16). We also learn from Christ Himself that the creation of the Constitution was His doing (D&C 101:80) and that our Founding Fathers were hand selected by Him to fulfill this purpose. In 1833, the Lord again reminds us that He wanted us to have the Constitution (D&C 98:5-6), but added a warning for us (D&C 98:9-10).

This is a free land that comes with a stipulation, serve the Lord or be swept away (Ether 2:9). It also states that our righteousness determines whether we are blessed or cursed by living in it (2 Nephi 1:7). We learn that two previous civilizations (Nephites/Jaredites) have both been swept off for choosing incorrectly (Ether 2:12).

Are we choosing correctly? As a church we are under condemnation for unbelief, treating lightly the Book of Mormon, and vanity (D&C 84:54-57). We also read that the Lord admonished the early Saints on this as well (D&C 98:19-20). This condemnation has not been lifted. Joseph Smith and Pres Benson have called the Book of Mormon, the keystone of our religion. A keystone is the center piece at the top of a stone arch, and without it, the arch cannot support itself and will crumble. Pres Benson also stated that “God, with his infinite foreknowledge, so molded the Book of Mormon that we might see the error and know how to combat false educational, political, religious, and philosophical concepts of our time” (see also 2 Nephi 3:12).

ConFlagWe have been warned to protect our freedoms, and how they are slowly being eroded by modern day secret combinations (Ether 8:23-26) just as found in all of the Book of Mormon civilizations. Note that verse 24 indicates a commandment from the Lord to awaken and repent if we are allowing them to exist by our supporting them. Our church leaders were once extremely vocal about warning the Saints to support the principles found in our Constitution. Have they been silenced as Mormon was (Mormon 1:16-17) or as Samuel was (1 Samuel 8) for the Saints not heeding their words? Reading page 36 of the July 2017 Ensign should give you the answer. Every single one of our prophets has paid homage to the Constitution, in conference talks, symposiums, even in Temple dedications. David O McKay once declared, “Next to being one in worshiping God, there is nothing in this world upon which this Church should be more united than in upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States”.

Are we acting in accordance with the direction of the Lords prophets when it comes to the topic of freedom? We chose correctly in our first estate….will we continue to make the right choice in our second?

Anyone interested in additional quotes or reading material (all church related) please contact anyone in the Elders Quorum presidency.

President Crisp

Lesson Schedule – July 2017

2nd – Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 25: Priesthood: The Power of Godliness, Priesthood/Relief Society: By Quorum/Group Presidency

9th – Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 26: Go Ye into All the World, and Preach My Gospel, Priesthood/Relief Society: Chapter 13: Peace and Contentment through Temporal Self-Reliance

16th – Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 27: They Must Needs Be Chastened and Tried, Even as Abraham, Priesthood/Relief Society: Chapter 14: Losing Ourselves in the Service of Others

23rd – Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 28: O God, Where Art Thou? , Priesthood/Relief Society: Return and Receive: Elder M. Russell Ballard

30th – Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 29: Building the Kingdom of God in Nauvoo, Illinois, Priesthood/Relief Society: By Bishopric

 

Lesson Schedule – June

June 4th “Looking Forth for the Great Day of the Lord to Come”, By Quorum/Group Presidency

June 11th The Word of Wisdom: “A Principle with Promise”Home—The Basis of a Righteous Life

June 18th“Seek Learning, Even by Study and Also by Faith”Obedience: Simply Live the Gospel

June 25th“Be Not Deceived, but Continue in Steadfastness”The Power of the Book of Mormon by President Thomas S. Monson 

Class Schedules – May 2017

May  7th Gospel Doctrine Lesson 17 The Law of Tithing and the Law of the Fast, Priesthood/Relief Society – By Quorum/Group Presidency

 

May  21st Gospel Doctrine Lesson 18 “Establish … a House of God”, Priesthood/Relief Society – Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley Chapter 8 We Look to Christ

 

May  14th Gospel Doctrine Lesson 19 The Plan of Salvation, Priesthood/Relief Society – Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley Chapter 9 The Precious Gift of Testimony

May  28th Gospel Doctrine Lesson 20 The Kingdoms of Glory, Priesthood/Relief Society – Becoming a Disciple of Our Lord Jesus Christ : Elder Robert D Hales 

April Class Schedule

April 2nd: General Conference

April 9th :Gospel Doctrine – Chapter 13: “This Generation Shall Have My Word through You”, Relief Society/ Priesthood – Chapter 7: The Whisperings of the Spirit

April 16th :Gospel Doctrine – Chapter 14: The Law of Consecration, Relief Society/ Priesthood – Chapter 8: We Look to Christ

April 23rd :Gospel Doctrine – Chapter 15: “Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts”, Relief Society/ Priesthood – Repentance:  A joyful choice  Elder Dale G. Renlund

April 30th :Gospel Doctrine – Chapter 16: “Thou Shalt … Offer Up Thy Sacraments upon My Holy Day”, Relief Society/ Priesthood (Combined) – Under Bishop’s Direction

Lesson Schedules March

March 5th  Gospel Doctrine (Chapter 9:   The Only True and Living Church) Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum (By Quorum/Group Presidency)

March 12th   Gospel Doctrine (Chapter 10: This Is My Voice unto All) Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum (Chapter 4 Gordon B. Hinckley: The Pioneer Heritage of Faith and Sacrifice)

March 19th   Gospel Doctrine (Chapter 11: The Field Is White Already to Harvest) Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum (Chapter 5 Gordon B. Hinckley: Daughters of God)

March 26th   Gospel Doctrine (Chapter 12: The Gathering of My People) Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum (Am I good enough?  Will I make it? – Elder J. Devn Cornish)

Youth – The Atonement of Jesus Christ

Aronic Preisthood   Young Women

“Come, Follow Me” by Practicing Christian Love and Service

I have been recently called to teach the 4th Sunday, “Teaching for our Times”, lesson in Elders Quorum. Since I know that many of you have other callings and don’t get to attend Priesthood and Relief Society 3rd hour I will post my lessons so you can review them if you want. Normally I will have it posted before I give my lesson, but I am running a bit behind this month 😦

Here is a link to the full talk on LDS.org

Here is my slide show. Much of the information is in the notes section of each slide. If you don’t know how to view the notes, or are having  trouble, feel free to Contact Me.

Forgiveness – Preisthood

It is not easy to be at peace in today’s troubled world. Necessarily peace is a personal acquisition. … It can be attained only through maintaining constantly a repentant attitude, seeking forgiveness of sins both large and small, and thus coming ever closer to God. For Church members this is the essence of their preparation, their readiness to meet the Savior when he comes.

Spencer W. Kimball

Tithing-Priesthood

“Some of the people have looked upon the law of tithing as a kind of tax and burthen laid upon them, but who is it for? Our tithing, our labor, and all that we do in the kingdom of God, who is it all for? … Our tithing, our labor, our works are not for the exaltation of the Almighty, but they are for us. … Let us understand this as it is and we shall do well. In paying our tithing, in obeying every law that is given to exalt us and to do us good, it is all for our individual benefit and the benefit of our children, and it is not of any particular benefit to the Lord, only as he is pleased in the faithfulness of his children and desires to see them walk in the path which leads to salvation and eternal life.”

 -Wilford Woddruff

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