Tag Archive: paul

Hebrews 1-13, 7 Little Words And 1 Big God

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/hebrews-1-13-7-little-words-and-1-big-god/ I want to start out by giving credit to Back On The Floor Again for the idea for this lesson. I was able to do what I hope other’s do with my posts. That is, I was able to see what was done in their seminary class and tweak it to fit the needs of my students. I […]

Titus’ Truths And Philemon’S Forgiveness

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/titus-truths-and-philemons-forgiveness/ President Boyd K. Packer taught: “True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior”  (in Conference Report,Oct. 1986, 20; or Ensign, Nov. 1986, 17). As mayor of Nauvoo, Joseph was called upon to render judgment on Anthony, a black man who had not only been selling […]

1 Timothy 1-6, “Honored Of God” Not Despised Of Men: Counsel For You-Th

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/1-timothy-1-6-honored-of-god-not-despised-of-men-counsel-for-you-th/ Understanding WHO Timothy was and WHAT Timothy did can help us understand HOW Paul’s epistle to him applies to US. We compared the For the Strength of Youth (FSOY) booklet to Paul’s epistle to Timothy. Students discovered and shared counsel that was given by Paul to Timothy that corresponded to counsel given by President Monson to the youth. By […]

1 Thessalonians 1-5, Walk With God: What, How, Why?

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/1-thessalonians-1-5-walk-with-god-what-how-why/ “You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?” An age-old challenge for every Christian! We know the right answers, but are we choosing the right? We started our lesson by creating acrostic poems for the word WALK. It was just a regular acrostic to get the concept down and focus on the word WALK. Students shared a few and then created another acrostic for…
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Colossians 1-4, Catch-Phrases On Christ And Christian Conduct

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/colossians-1-4-catch-phrases-on-christ-and-christian-conduct/ The effect of the encroaching heresy [an odd blend of Jewish religion and Greek philosophy] was to diminish the preeminence of Jesus Christ. Paul corrected this false idea by teaching that Christ is the very image of God, that He is the Creator, the Head of the Church, the first to be resurrected, a member of the Godhead, the Redeemer, and the “hope of the gospel, which ye have heard” (Colossians 1:15–23). We began the activity by defining what a catch-phrase is. We then demonstrated our understanding by recalling common catch-phrases that students are familiar with today–both worldly and religious. Once we had firmly established what a catch-phrase was we did a little experiment to test the epistle for catch-phrases. I asked each student to pick a random verse from any chapter…
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Philippians 1-4, Flecks Of Gold For Scripture 49Ers

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/philippians-1-4-flecks-of-gold-for-scripture-49ers/ Philippi had a “rich” history based in GOLD. This background is a great way to set up the content and context of Paul’s epistle to the Philippians (a good overview of this is found at: http://www.ldolphin.org/pphilippi.html). This Mormon Message, FLECKS OF GOLD, is a great illustration of what it is like studying Philippeans and the other epistles of the New Testament. Many times they are ignored because they…
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2 Corinthians 10-13, A Thorn In The Flesh: Do You Have The Faith Not To Be Healed?

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/2-corinthians-10-13-a-thorn-in-the-flesh-do-you-have-the-faith-not-to-be-healed/ Many of the lessons we are to learn in mortality can only be received through the things we experience and sometimes suffer. ELDER NEAL A. MAXWELL: “As we confront our own lesser trials and tribulations, we too can plead with the Father, just as Jesus did, that we “might not … shrink”—meaning to retreat or […]

2 Corinthians 8-9, God Loveth A Cheerful Giver!

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/2-corinthians-8-9-god-loveth-a-cheerful-giver/ What would happen if one student (or a group of four students) won a bunch of Tootsie Rolls and then tried to apply the principles taught by Paul in 2 Corinthians 8-9? Well, that is what we tried today, and the result was FANTASTIC! First we played a game to determine who would win the Tootsie […]

2 Corinthians 7, Sin, Sorrow, Suffering, Saved: Repentance Is Possible, And Then Forgiveness Is Certain

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/2-corinthians-7-repentance-is-possible-and-then-forgiveness-is-certain/ President Ezra Taft Benson, “Godly sorrow is a gift of the Spirit. It is a deep realization that our actions have offended our Father and our God. It is the sharp and keen awareness that our behavior caused the Savior, He who knew no sin, even the greatest of all, to endure agony and suffering.” […]

2 Corinthians 1-2, Like Two Peas In A Pod: Consolation And Forgiveness

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/2-corinthians-1-2-like-two-peas-in-a-pod-consolation-and-forgiveness/ How are Consolation and ForGIVEness like “Two Peas in a Pod”? Watch the video below and see if it helps you with your answer… VIDEO: “Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light“ Forgiveness enables a man to survive the devastation of losing his wife and several children in a car accident—and allows the offending driver to […]

1 Corinthians 12-14, Gifts Of The Spirit: Bee A Blessing To Others–Bless Don’T Just Impress!

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/1-corinthians-12-14-gifts-of-the-spirit-bee-a-blessing-to-others-bless-dont-just-impress/ ELDER M. RUSSELL BALLARD “The Spirit will guide you, and you will be able to discern those in need of a particular service that only you may be able to give. You will be prompted by the Spirit and magnificently motivated  to help pollinate the world with the pure love of Christ and His gospel…. “This is God’s work. May we be about it as faithfully as the dedicated little honeybees go about theirs” (“Be Anxiously Engaged”, Ensign, Nov. 2012) Filed under: New Testament, Seminary Tagged: 1 Corinthians, Bee, Bible, Bless, Charity, Gifts of the Spirit, Honey, Impress, Jesus Christ, M. Russell Ballard, New Testament, Paul, Pollinate, Prophesy, Seminary, Testimony, The Gift of the Holy Ghost

1 Corinthians 7-11, Cool Answers For Hot Topics

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/1-corinthians-7-11-cool-answers-for-hot-topics/ The Corinthian Saints had written to Paul and asked him many questions. We learn what those questions were by his answers to them. Look for Paul’s counsel on these issues and think about how they relate to you. Each group gets a whiteboard. Groups take turns being the answer group. The other groups are trying to […]