Tag Archive: apostasy

Jacob 5 The Allegory of the Olive Tree (part 2)

The longest allegory in scripture is Zenos’ allegory of the olive, which is found in Jacob 5. In Jacob 5:3, Zenos explains to his hearers that the tame olive tree represents the house of Israel. From this interpretation, we can … Continue reading

Thomas Jefferson on the trinity

  Thomas Jefferson: “When we shall have done away with the incomprehensible jargon of the Trinitarian arithmetic, that three are one, and one is three; when we shall have knocked down the artificial scaffolding, reared to mask from view the … Continue reading

D&C 113-120

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So this was the easiest lesson I’ve prepared all year.  I used to have easy ones like this all the time when I was teaching Seminary, but this is the first time that it’s come so easily for one of these multi-chapter weekly lessons. I have been recording the Joseph Smith Papers documentary videos off […]

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Dispensation of the Fullness of Times

By Shauna Doctrine and Covenants Section 27 This idea came from a member of the LDS Seminary Teacher Facebook group (seriously, if you are a Seminary Teacher-join that Facebook group). When I figure out who it was, I will edit and post his name so he receives credit for this brilliant visual for teaching “Dispensations” and “Dispensation of the Fullness of Times” using hymn books. I took it one step…
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Jude 1, The Fate Of The Apostate! Will You Be An Eagle Or A Hog?

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/jude-1-the-fate-of-the-apostate-will-you-be-and-eagle-or-a-hog/ We began by having the students fill in the following blank by using a picture rather than words (Journal activity): “The wicked are like… ” I invited those that wanted to to come up and QUICKLY draw their’s on the board. Once we had a few on the board, we discussed each one by completing the BECAUSE… […]

2 Peter 1-3, Ladder-Day Saints

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/2-peter-1-3-ladder-day-saints/ We began by having the Young Women recite the Young Women’s Theme. Then I asked the students to look for one of the values that Peter mentions in 2 Peter 1:1-4. Once they identified “divine nature”, I asked them to explain what it meant. It was surprising to them that they did not really understand what “divine […]

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