Monthly Archives: February 2012

1 Kings 16: King of the mountain

Just about everyone at some point in their lives has played “King of the mountain”.  As young children we would go to the local hill, and the person on top was the king.  Everyone else would strive to take that … Continue reading

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1 Kings 11-14: Fear Makes Us Stupid!

1 Kings 11-14 tell the story of the division of the Kingdom of Israel.  We spent a few minutes setting up the circumstances surrounding the division of the kingdom as outlined in 1 Kings 11-12.  After establishing the narrative where … Continue reading

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Student Questions About Repentance

We had several students ask questions about repentance in class after our discussions surrounding the downfall of Saul, David and Solomon.  Some questions revolved around those who battle with the same sin repeatedly as well as how repentance works.  One … Continue reading

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Student questions about the Sabbath

Today we had an interesting question come up in class.  A student mentioned that she saw a prominent member of her ward doing something that she did not think was appropriate to do on the Sabbath day.  She asked me … Continue reading

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2 Samuel 11 Overcoming Temptation

The narrative of David’s downfall in 2 Samuel 11 is given with such detail and in such a matter of fact manner that it is impossible to miss the point.  David made a series of decisions that brought him and … Continue reading

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2 Samuel 13: Dealing with abuse

2 Samuel 13 As the remainder of David’s life unfolds in the book of 2 Samuel, the narrative is filled will examples of how Nathan’s prophecies about David and his family are fulfilled.  The record states that one of David’s … Continue reading

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2 Samuel 6: Steadying the Ark

The story in 2 Samuel 6 of Uzzah steadying the ark, although well known amongst adults in the church, is not known by our youth.  When asked if they had ever heard of Uzzah steadying the ark, my students responded … Continue reading

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