Monthly Archives: March 2013

1 Corinthians 14 – Gifts of the Spirit, Silence in the Churches

Paul emphasizes the importance of the gifts of the Spirit in building Zion in 1 Corinthians 14. “Forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church” (1 Corinthians 14:12). Paul … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 15 Charity Changes Our View

Charity is a gift of the Spirit. Charity helps us to see others as God sees them. I have had moments in my life where the Lord has helped me to see others the way he does. Sometimes illustrating what … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 13 – What Charity Looks Like

In 1 Corinthians 13 Paul discusses charity, what it is and what it is not. I had my students work in groups to come up with a definition of charity before we went to the text. This is a great … Continue reading

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Open Your Mouth

I have the blessing of being the gospel doctrine teacher in my ward. Today the lesson was Lesson 11: “The Field Is White Already to Harvest” and we had a great discussion about missionary work. One of the promises the … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 1 – A Call to Unity

Paul opens his letter in 1 Corinthians with a call for Christians to be united. “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Now I beseech you, brethren… that there … Continue reading

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Romans 14 – Doubtful Disputations

Romans 14 – Doubtful Disputations Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.  For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.  Let not him that eateth despise … Continue reading

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Romans 12 – The Church and Spiritual Gifts

Romans 12 can be outlined as follows: A. Romans 12:1-2 The mortal struggle – bringing our bodies in subjection to the Spirit B. Romans 12:-21 The body of Christ (the Church) and spiritual gifts 1. Romans 12:3-5 Two important attitudes … Continue reading

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Romans 11 – The Gentiles Grafted In

Many years ago I taught near a school where a there was an athletically gifted young man. He had tremendous talent on the football field and the basketball court. He was probably the highest scorer on the basketball team, and his achievements … Continue reading

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