Monday, September 2, 2013

You are awesome

Notes for a lesson I gave yesterday (9/1) in a class at my church congregation. As is often the case, it seemed a lot better in my mind but came out poorly in reality. I pictured it more like a psych-up, and it actually was more like a sleep-through. Study the references and hopefully you'll see what I was trying to say.


Pendulum - swing back and forth. Overcompensate. Find new rest place.
“Pride is the great sin of self-elevation”

Moses 1:1-9, 10-11
Psalm 8:4–6 - what is man that thou art mindful of him?
“This is a paradox of man: compared to God, man is nothing; yet we are everything to God.”
2 Ne 4:17 - wretched man that I am
Moses 1:12, 13-18, 19-22

Only an Elder - By Elder McConkie <- EXPAND ON THIS

“What is your profession?”

D&C 84:19-23 - power of godliness
D&C 93:1 - see the face of God

Who am I?

JST Heb 7:3 - all ordained unto this priesthood are made like unto the Son of God
Alma 13:3 - prepared from the foundation of the world
D&C 138:53,56 - received first lessons before they were born

Where am I going?

Romans 8:17 - joint heirs with Christ
Philip 3:14 - high calling of God
Galatians 4:7 - heir of God through Christ

See also: YW value Individual worth

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