7 thoughts on “New Testament lesson 46

  1. Will you be doing this for the BOM next year? I just got called to be a GD teacher and have enjoyed your insights on the NT.

  2. Remlap,

    I wasn’t sure if I would do it or not, but since you specifically asked, then yes I’ll do it. 😉

    Seriously, I will be doing the Book of Mormon and am very excited for this year. I’ll be putting in many insights regarding archaeology, ancient Jewish concepts, temple memes, and even a connection between Nephi’s Psalm and the Dead Sea Scrolls!

    I hope to start putting them online within the next couple weeks, to give the teachers and students a couple weeks to prepare for the first lesson. Of course, as I almost always do, I will use the chapters they do, but not follow the manual (you already have the manual – why would I want to copy it?).

    BTW, All of my previous lessons are also conveniently linked at Feast Upon the Word’s Sunday School lesson links so that in future years, students of the Gospel Doctrine class may still find and read these lessons. I’ve now done the Old and New Testaments. I’m not sure if I’ll do them all over again after the first four years.

  3. Adam,

    This is why economics and politics are not my main love….

    In the gospel doctrine arena, I feel I’m very much in my environment. I understand that Sunday School cannot be a heavy meats thing, and definitely not a place for speculation. However, I feel that the lesson manuals dumb down the gospel too much, neglecting some of the most important links and concepts available to mankind. And until my friends in CES decide to see things my way, the world will just have to manage by reading my blog on the side. 😉

  4. Your lessons are very good. I teach youth Sunday School, so I miss out on this every week. I look forward to them.

  5. Thank you for taking the time to share with your lesson. I have been recently called to teach the 15 year olds and use your info to flesh out the lesson. Thank you so much for providing a valuable resource.

  6. Thank you all for your kind words. It encourages me to continue. It does take a bit of time and effort to determine the directions I wish to take the lessons. While the manuals are focused on the bare basics and are piecemeal, my brain naturally seeks big pictures and the story behind the lesson. I’m glad to make a difference.

    I would encourage you to also look at Jim Faulconer’s contributions on Feast Upon the Word. He’s a great LDS philosopher and through the process of asking the right questions will help students and teachers think more deeply through questions that each lesson brings up.

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