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37: “God Is Not the Author of Confusion, but of Peace” (1 Corinthians 14-16)

Fri Sep 01 15:41:29 EDT 2023
Episode 37

Simple truths can come to the rescue in our confusing world. For example, when we hear that we will only live once, we can remember that Christ’s resurrection makes it possible for us rise again. When we hear that that we will never be good enough, we can lean on the grace of God. In this week’s lesson in 1 Corinthians 14–16, we will find more simple truths to add to our pocket to help us when the voices of the world grow loud.

Glue-Ins (free printables for your scriptures)

Segment 1

1 Corinthians 14:26 (Let all things be done unto edifying)

Words of the Prophets:
My dear brothers and sisters, the best is yet to come for those who spend their lives building up others. (Russell M. Nelson, “Peacemakers Needed”, April 2023 General Conference)

Segment 2

1 Corinthians 14:10-11 (The voice of the spirit)

Barbarian = Foreigner or non-Greek speaker (Greek)

“First Corinthians is so good because the Corinthians were not” (Skinner, Ogden, “Verse by Verse the New Testament Vol. 2: Acts through Revelation”)

Segment 3

1 Corinthians 15:3-8 (Witnesses of the resurrection)
1 Corinthians 15:13-17, 29, 32 (The logic of the resurrection)
Matthew 7:9-12 (Giving good gifts to your children)

Words of the Prophets:
The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day[;] … all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to [this truth]. (Joseph Smith, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, Chapter 3: Jesus Christ, the Divine Redeemer of the World)

Segment 4

1 Corinthians 15:29 (Baptism for the dead)
D&C 138:32-34 (Spirit world)

Segment 5

1 Corinthians 15:40-44 (Degrees of glory)
CR: D&C 76
Matthew 20:1-16 (Parable of the laborers in the vineyard)

Words of the Prophets:
When you climb up a ladder, you must begin at the bottom, and ascend step by step, until you arrive at the top; and so it is with the principles of the gospel—you must begin with the first, and go on until you learn all the principles of exaltation. But it will be a great while after you have passed through the veil before you will have learned them. It is not all to be comprehended in this world; it will be a great work to learn our salvation and exaltation even beyond the grave. (Joseph Smith, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, Chapter 22: Gaining Knowledge of Eternal Truths)

We can hardly expect the children to get to shore safely if the parents don’t seem to know where to anchor their own boat. (Jeffrey R. Holland, “A Prayer for the Children”, April 2003 General Conference)

[Trusting in the Lord] is still the best principle we can use when our efforts to learn or our attempts to find comfort encounter obstacles in matters not yet revealed or not adopted as the official doctrine of the Church. (Dallin H. Oaks, “Trust in the Lord”, October 2019 General Conference)

Segment 6

1 Corinthians 15:58 (Be steadfast)
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (Fast in the faith)
D&C 76:67 (Innumerable will be in heaven)
Revelation 7:9-10 (No man can number those that receive salvation)

Quit; as in quit you like men (1 Corinthians 16:13) = Behave like men (Greek)

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