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Moses 7: ”The Lord Called His People Zion”

Moses 7: ”The Lord Called His People Zion”

January 19, 2022

An indepth study of Moses 7, which recounts the visions of Enoch and Zion being caught up to heaven. This lesson focuses on building Zion, the devil's laughter, the God Who weeps, coming to know God's heart, Mother Earth, flooding the world with truth, and more.

0:00 Welcome

1:59 Joseph Smith Translation and Moses 7

7:26 Building Zion

12:47 Study of Moses 7

15:52 Conversations at Higher Elevations

19:37 Wickedness Spreads

26:29 Enoch's Faith, Power, & Language

31:16 Zion, City of Holiness

39:34 Visions of Wickedness

42:49 Satan's Laughter

48:01 Noah's Converts

49:55 A Weeping God

1:00:33 The Two Great Commandments

1:05:04 The Wickedness of the World

1:09:26 Sorrow over Our Suffering

1:15:45 The Suffering of the Savior

1:18:14 Understanding God's Heart

1:22:11 The Flood

1:26:49 The Coming of Christ

1:29:38 Mother Earth

1:40:42 A Flood of Truth

1:49:23 Conclusion

Genesis 5; Moses 6: ”Teach these Things Freely”

Genesis 5; Moses 6: ”Teach these Things Freely”

January 12, 2022

An indepth study of Genesis 5 and Moses 6, which recounts the genealogy of Adam and the ministry of Enoch. This lesson focuses on experiential knowledge, multi-generational families of faith, the sense of inadequacy, divine reassurances, moving mountains and rerouting rivers, celestial homesickness, and more.

0:00 Introduction

0:59 Moses 6-7 background

4:06 Cognitive vs. Experiential Knowledge

9:28 Artwork of Cain & Abel

17:47 The Births of Cain and Seth

23:01 Naming Seth

25:53 Genealogy of Adam

29:27 Pulled between Opposing Forces

35:12 Multigenerational Families of Faith

38:52 Scriptural Literacy

42:18 Passing down Priesthood

46:36 Prophesying & Preaching

49:52 Enoch

54:29 Heart, Ears, and Eyes

59:44 What Enoch was Up Against

1:04:11 Sense of Inadequacy

1:07:54 Divine Reassurance

1:13:38 Opening Ears & Filling Mouths

1:26:23 Moving Mountains & Rerouting Rivers

1:30:23 Spiritual Sight

1:37:23 Reactions to the Call to Repent

1:40:37 A Wild Man

1:46:21 Knowing Those Who Know God

1:49:34 Enoch's (and Adam's) Message

2:00:15 Tasting and Prizing

2:07:35 The Law of the Gospel; Birth & Rebirth

2:18:13 Celestial Homesickness

2:24:08 Conclusion

Genesis 3-4; Moses 4-5: ”Choose for Thyself” (The Fall)

Genesis 3-4; Moses 4-5: ”Choose for Thyself” (The Fall)

January 6, 2022

An indepth study of the Fall accounts in Genesis 4-5 and Moses 4-5. This lesson focuses on stages of faith, Lucifer's rebellion, temptation, the Fortunate Fall, Eve's courageous decision, risking death for a greater life, hiding from Heaven, coats of skins, Cain and Abel, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:07 Introducing the Fall

4:09 Stages of Faith

15:48 Proving Contraries

19:34 The Fall of Lucifer

38:00 Tempting Eve

43:38 Preserving Agency & Accountability

51:04 The Evolution of Sin

57:20 Adam's Choice & Eve's Proposal

1:04:13 The Fortunate Fall

1:13:00 Beguiled? Deciding Alone

1:18:50 Willing to Risk It

1:26:17 Hiding their Nakedness

1:37:14 Curses as Blessings in Disguise

1:42:44 And He Shall Rule Over Thee

1:51:15 Thorns & Thistles, Sweat & Bread

1:56:09 Eve as Mother

1:59:31 Coats of Skins

2:01:38 Cherubim: Time to Prepare

2:11:16 Learning the Law of Sacrifice

2:25:13 The Real Fall

2:28:49 Faith to Have a Family

2:35:03 Cain & Satan

2:43:07 Cain & Abel

2:49:52 Cain's Posterity

2:55:22 Redemption from the Fall

2:57:56 Artwork from Eden

Genesis 1-2; Moses 2-3; Abraham 4-5: ”In the Beginning”

Genesis 1-2; Moses 2-3; Abraham 4-5: ”In the Beginning”

December 31, 2021

An indepth study of the Creation accounts in Genesis 1-2, Moses 2-3, and Abraham 4-5. This lesson focuses on spiritual principles in the days of Creation, spiritual and physical creation, being children of God, the Sabbath, the symbolism of "dust" and "rib," the need for a "help meet," being "naked and unashamed," the Christ in creation, and more.

0:00 Introduction

0:57 Studying the Creation: scientifically or spiritually

11:59 Creation accounts

23:11 Premortal Plan / Spiritual Creation

27:38 Creation ex nihilo

33:26 Overarching lessons from Creation

45:47 Days of Creation

46:57 Day 1

51:59 Day 2

55:44 Day 3

1:00:36 Day 4

1:03:28 Day 5

1:05:41 Day 6

1:06:57 Day 7

1:13:29 Review of Days

1:14:59 Children of God

1:26:42 The Temple in Genesis 2

1:28:26 Initiatory: Dust and Rib

1:39:06 Endowment: The Garden of Eden

1:43:46 Sealing: Eve and Womanhood

2:05:40 Naked and Not Ashamed

2:09:47 Christ in Creation

Moses 1; Abraham 3: ”My Work and My Glory”

Moses 1; Abraham 3: ”My Work and My Glory”

December 26, 2021

An indepth study of Moses 1 and Abraham 3, which tell of Moses' epiphanies and Abraham's astronomy/theology lesson. This lesson focuses on proving the contraries of "the Infinite" and "the Intimate" when it comes to God, and "Dust" and "Divinity" when it comes to ourselves; overcoming the adversary; focusing on what matters most; the "orbits" of stars and souls; the premortal plan; and more.

0:00 Welcome Back!

4:17 Old Testament Intro

24:18 Background of Moses 1

35:31 Approach to Old Testament study

39:29 Study of Moses 1

40:25 God's Work and Glory

47:01 Coming into God's Presence

49:43 The Infinite and the Intimate

1:07:32 Dust and Divinity

1:15:32 Overcoming the Adversary

1:51:12 The Second Round of Revelation

1:55:49 Science and Religion

2:05:42 Things that Matter Most

2:10:39 Study of Abraham 1

2:36:48 Controversy over the Book of Abraham

Official Declarations 1 & 2: ”Long Promised Day” (polygamy and race & the priesthood)

Official Declarations 1 & 2: ”Long Promised Day” (polygamy and race & the priesthood)

December 6, 2021

An indepth study of Official Declarations 1 & 2, the Manifesto of Wilford Woodruff ending the practice of plural marriage, and the revelation of Spencer W. Kimball extending the priesthood to all worthy males, regardless of race. This lesson focuses on plural marriage, prophetic guidance, independent testimony, non-negotiables, dealing with change, racial issues in LDS history, and more.

Time stamps:

   - Background on Official Declaration #1 - 1:46

   - Study of Official Declaration #1 - 30:37

   - Excerpts of 3 addresses by Wilford Woodruff - 46:54

   - Navigating Change - 1:23:59

   - Background on Official Declaration #2 - 1:31:05

   - Study of Official Declaration #2 - 2:18:48

The Articles of Faith: ”We Believe”

The Articles of Faith: ”We Believe”

December 5, 2021

A verse-by-verse study of the Articles of Faith, Joseph Smith's 1842 summary of the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This lesson focuses on Trinitarianism, the Fall, the Atonement, Faith in Christ, scripture, revelation, the Second Coming, religious freedom, Christlike attributes, and more.

Time stamps:

   - Background on Official Declarations 1 & 2 - 2:16

   - Background on the Articles of Faith - 10:59

   - Study of the Articles of Faith - 23:00

Doctrine and Covenants 137-138: ”The Heavens were Opened”

Doctrine and Covenants 137-138: ”The Heavens were Opened”

November 27, 2021

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 137-138, Joseph Smith's 1836 vision of the Celestial Kingdom and Joseph F. Smith's 1918 vision of the redemption of the dead. This lesson focuses on God's surprising generosity, the salvation of children, the fate of the unevangelized, pondering the scriptures, multiplying time by multiplying messengers, God's "paternal regard" and "ample provision," and more.

Time stamps:

   - Historical background - 3:10

   - Study of D&C 137 - 6:33

   - Study of D&C 138 - 35:11

Doctrine and Covenants 135-136: ”Endings and Beginnings” (The Martyrdom of Joseph Smith)

Doctrine and Covenants 135-136: ”Endings and Beginnings” (The Martyrdom of Joseph Smith)

November 21, 2021

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 135-136, John Taylor's description of the martyrdom of Joseph Smith and a revelation to Brigham Young as the pioneers were pursuing their westward journey. This lesson focuses on the last days of Joseph Smith, a rhetorical analysis of the Nauvoo Expositor, Joseph Smith's role in extending the blessings of salvation through Christ, our journey through the wilderness, preparing for those who come behind, comparing the Exoduses of ancient and modern Israel, the "Wander, Wander Die" principle, and more.

Time stamps:

   - Background on the Martyrdom of Joseph Smith - 4:34

   - The Nauvoo Expositor - 15:10

   - Study of D&C 135 - 45:28

   - Study of D&C 136 - 1:32:46

Doctrine and Covenants 133-134: ”Go Ye Out of Babylon”

Doctrine and Covenants 133-134: ”Go Ye Out of Babylon”

November 14, 2021

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 133-134, the appendix of the Doctrine and Covenants and a statement of beliefs regarding governments. This lesson focuses on preparing for the Second Coming, Zioni vs. Babylon, the shortest verse in all scripture, a prophet of the lost tribes, robes of reminding red, the separation of Church and State, the free exercise of religion, cultural compromises regarding slavery, and more.
Time stamps:

   - Background of D&C 133 - 3:43

   - Study of D&C 133 - 10:17

   - Study of D&C 134 - 1:43:31

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