Like the Book of Mormon, Enoch’s teachings are straightforward and simple. “Adam fell that men might be” (2 Ne. 2:25) was followed by doctrines that are so simple they would have been earth shattering to the sectarians of 1831 when … Continue reading →
I use the following charts and quotes when I teach the Fall. I hope that this is helpful to some of you! This is a huge lesson to teach, and it is good to see how the Fall affects us, … Continue reading →
God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens!… If the veil were rent today, and the great God who holds this world in its orbit, and who upholds all … Continue reading →
War in Heaven This term arises out of Revelation 12:7 and refers to the conflict that took place in the premortal existence among the spirit children of God. The war was primarily over how and in what manner the plan … Continue reading →
1. “In the pre-mortal world before we left the presence of Heavenly Father, He warned and cautioned us about new experiences we would have in mortality. We knew that we would have a physical body of flesh and bone. Never … Continue reading →
The Atonement of Jesus Christ A. God governs the universe by law. 1. To bring about his eternal purposes, God instituted laws to govern his children (see D&C 130:20–21; 132:5; 2 Nephi 2:13). 2. Sin is the willful breaking of … Continue reading →
Ultimately the veil of darkness, or forgetfulness, which deprives us of the recollection of our existence in the spirit world before this earth was made and of the acquaintances we had here, will be lifted. Then we will see as … Continue reading →
1. “All too soon, our time is finished. While we can – while we have the time to complete our work – let us walk in the right direction, taking one step after another. That is easy enough. We don’t … Continue reading →
What happens when we have endured to the end in faithful discipleship to Christ? The Lord has said, “If you keep my commandments and endure to the end you shall have eternal life, which gift is the greatest of all … Continue reading →
When the resurrected Lord appeared to His Apostles, He helped them understand that He had a body of flesh and bones. He said, “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: … Continue reading →
When you are in the spirit world, everything there will appear as natural as things now do. Spirits will be familiar with spirits in the spirit world—will converse, behold, and exercise every variety … Continue reading →
My FAVORITE gospel topic to study is the Plan of Salvation, because it encompasses EVERY other element of the gospel and makes everything so clear. And there’s always something new to learn from it, no matter how young or old!
I’m hoping to start creating more handouts to correspond with Come Follow Me lessons, and so to start out with I have a batch for The Plan of Salvation—specifically for the lesson “What is the purpose of life?” because that’s the topic I’m teaching later this month—but they would likely prove useful in other lessons as well.
First is a basic illustration of God’s plan of happiness, including the premortal life, mortal life (with the necessity of temple ordinances and the atonement), the spirit world, resurrection, judgment, and the three kingdoms (including the three degrees within the Celestial kingdom). Along the bottom is Moses 1:39.
Next, I have an acrostic poem which offers a different perspective on the purpose of life, with each letter outlining something we need to obtain or achieve in order to reach our ultimate purpose.
I also have this quote from Elder Gary E. Stevenson’s talk Your Four Minutes, likening the plan of salvation to a race, with the prize being Eternal Life.
And finally an excellent quote from Uchtdorf’s Your Happily Ever After talk to young women.
All the files can be downloaded at this link. I have JPG image files, and PDF files with four to a page.
At this point I still don’t know which handouts I’ll even be using, so I guess I’ll have to rely on the Spirit!