Monthly Archives: September 2012

Matt 10: Jesus Calls the Twelve

Jesus calls the Twelve Apostles, commanding that they heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast out devils.  I can imagine the weight they must’ve felt, being first hand witnesses to the power that the Savior had to do great … Continue reading

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Matthew 9: Credibility

When we establish relationships of trust with others, we have a greater ability to affect change in society.  In the Book of Mormon, when Ammon established with King Lamoni that he really meant to serve the king, that he (Ammon) … Continue reading

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Matthew 8 Leprosy and Faith

The Savior healing the leper is an opportunity to liken the scriptures to the youth.  Leprosy was a symbol for sin.  The fact that Jesus “immediately” healed the leper is significant (see Matthew 8:1-4).  The following quote from Frederic Farrar … Continue reading

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Matthew 6 Alms and Fasting

Much of the Sermon on the Mount has to do with our motives.  The Savior challenges us to have pure motives, to do things that are good, and to do them for the right reasons.  Sometimes young people wonder about … Continue reading

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Matthew 5 The Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount teachings principles which have many applications in the lives of young people.  Matthew 5 outlines 4 important ideals that we examined in class.  They are: 1.  Adultery & Divorce 2.  Honesty 3.  Retaliation & Violence … Continue reading

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Matthew 4: How to Handle Temptation

Matthew 4 deals with the conflict between Satan and the Savior.  A great question to ask in the beginning of class is, “How can I be strong when temptation comes?” After some time to reflect and write their responses, (hopefully) … Continue reading

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Matthew 2 And The Problem of Evil

Matthew chapter 2 forces us to examine the nature of evil as it relates to the omnipotence of our Heavenly Father.  Every teenager can relate with injustice.  Most teens have a strong sense of right and wrong and feel that … Continue reading

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Matthew 2: The Lord And The Details of Our Lives

Matthew 2 addresses two very teenage issues that are worthy of mention.  Most students have some conception of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ.  They know he was born in a stable, laid in a manger, and that … Continue reading

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Angels

I have pondered the opening to the New Testament, with the announcement of the birth of Jesus Christ coming to Mary (Luke 1:26-38) and others through the testimony of angels.  It is interesting that both the Old and New Testament … Continue reading

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Church History Heroine: Drusilla Dorris Hendricks

As we have read the beginning chapters of the New Testament, I am inspired by the attitude that Mary exhibited when she is told that she is to be the mother of the Son of God.  We can only imagine … Continue reading

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