Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Tabernacle

I like to teach Exodus 25-31 by first starting out talking about why the Lord wanted them to have a tabernacle in the first place, and then liken this to our day to show why the Lord has us build … Continue reading

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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

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The Nephite Pride Cycle

From 91 B.C. to A.D. 31, the Nephites were governed by a series of judges. This time period gives many examples of the of how the Nephites constantly fluctuated in their level of commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ. This … Continue reading

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Obtaining perfection takes more than a lifetime

“Salvation does not come all at once; we are commanded to be perfect even as our Father in Heaven is perfect. It will take us ages to accomplish this end, for there will be greater progress beyond the grave, and … Continue reading

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Jacob 5 The Allegory of the Olive Tree

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Sustaining the Brethren: A Modern Example of Thoughtful Discipleship

I am doing some work with Exodus 16-20 right now and will be posting some thoughts shortly. I find the parallels between the complainers that followed Moses to the events that are happening today to be striking. Even in the … Continue reading

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I Only Touched Ground Once

I would like to call your attention to what happens to a man in this church when he is converted to the truth. I hope you are all converts. I was in a meeting not long ago and I asked … Continue reading

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