Lesson 1 - The Message of the Restoration

Lesson 1 The - 3 Study and Teach Lesson 1 The Restoration The Message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ Notes Your Purpose As you

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Notes Lesson 1: The Restoration 3 Study and Teach The Message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ God Is Our Loving Heavenly Father God is our Heavenly Father. We are His children. He has a body of flesh and bone that is glorified and perfected. He loves us. He weeps with us when we suffer and rejoices when we do what is right. He wants to communicate with us, and we can communicate with Him through sincere prayer. He has given us this experience on the earth so we can learn and grow. We can show our love for Him through our choices and our obedience to His commandments. Heavenly Father has provided us, His children, with a way to be successful in this life and to return to live in His presence. However, we must be pure and clean through obedience in order to do so. Disobedience moves us away from Him. Central to our As you teach, prepare your investigators to meet the qualifications for baptism taught in Doctrine and Covenants 20:37 and in the baptismal interview questions. This is best accomplished by inviting your investigators to make and keep the commitments listed below. Baptismal Interview Questions Do you believe that God is our Eternal Father? Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Savior and Redeemer of the world? Do you believe that the Church and the gospel of Jesus Christ have been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith? Do you believe that [current Church President] is a prophet of God? What does this mean to you? Commitments Will you read and pray to know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God? Will you pray to know that Joseph Smith was a prophet? Will you attend church with us this Sunday? May we set a time for our next visit? Other commandments from lesson 4 that you choose to include. Your Purpose © 1991 Greg K. Olsen. Do not copy. 31
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Notes Lesson 1: The Restoration 3 Study and Teach Father’s plan is Jesus Christ’s Atonement. The Atonement included His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane as well as His suffering and death on the cross. Through the Atonement we can be freed from the burden of our sins and develop faith and strength to face our trials. The Gospel Blesses Families The restored gospel blesses and helps husbands and wives, parents and children as they strive to develop stronger relationships and spiritual strength in their families. These blessings are available now and in eternity. The gospel of Jesus Christ provides help with current concerns and challenges. Because families are ordained of God, they are the most important social unit in time and in eternity. God has established families to bring happiness to His children, allow them to learn correct principles in a loving atmosphere, and prepare them for eternal life. The home is the best place to teach, learn, and apply principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2011 for the course REL 130 taught by Professor Mikegoodman during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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Lesson 1 The - 3 Study and Teach Lesson 1 The Restoration The Message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ Notes Your Purpose As you

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