October 7, 2014 Genesis 18-23 Abraham, Lot, Sarah & Isaac – The Land by Nancy Baird

Audio  October 7, 2014 Genesis 18-23 Abraham, Lot, Sarah & Isaac

Genesis 18-23


“I believe in this sacred volume.  In it the Mormon faith is to be found.  We teach nothing but what the Bible teaches. We believe nothing, but what is to be found in this book.”            Joseph Smith, Words of Joseph Smith, February 5, 1840.

 “It is a characteristic of our age that if people want any gods at all, they want them to be gods who do not demand much, comfortable gods, smooth gods…gods who pat us on the head…”  Jeffrey R. Holland, The Costs – And Blessings – of Discipleship.

“He’s not a tame lion”The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. (Speaking of God).

  “To live content with small means;  to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly…to listen; await occasions, hurry never; to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common – this is my symphony.” William Henry Channing (1810-1884). My Symphony by Wiliam Henry Channing

 “Contradictory!  Irreconcilable!  Impossible!  And yet he believed God.”                            Spencer W. Kimball (about Abraham).

Additional Resources

Daniel Peterson, Deseret News  Source – “Defending the Faith: Two Opposing Errors about the Love of God”

Ezekiel 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

Luke 17:32– Remember Lot’s wife, whomever shall seek to save his life shall lose it.


The Brome play of Abraham and Isaac

Archibald and Helen Dick Frame

September 30, 2014 Genesis 12-17 (Abraham) by Diane Adair

 Audio September 30, 2014 Genesis 12-17 and Abraham by Diane Adair

Genesis 12-17

“But this does not put us in a position of superiority.  Rather, it should humble us.  It places upon us an unforgiving responsibility to reach out with concern for all others in the Spirit of the Master, who taught, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”

“It is not enough to simply be known as a member of this Church.  A solemn obligation rests upon us. Let us face it and work at it.”

“We must live as true followers of the Christ, with charity toward all, returning good for evil, teaching by example the ways of the Lord, and accomplishing the vast service He has outlined for us.”   President Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Dawning of a Brighter Day,” April 2004, General Conference.