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I'm doing a lesson in a week on parables and am looking for different interpretations on them. If you have any insight for the parables of Jesus, please share.
Some of what I've found:
Elder Yang on the Unjust Steward
John Welch on the God Samaritan
For the Great Supper (Matthew 22:1-14) the three excuses to not go to the supper were had new land, had new oxen, just got married. This can be read as people don't come to God since they care more about investments, possessions, others.
For the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31) the rich man could be an actual High Priest (Caiaphas) who was learned but no wisdom or understanding//Lazarus could refer to Eliezer, Abraham's servant who was denied inheritance (Gen 15:4), but now being on Abraham's bosom meant opening the gospel to all
The Prodigal Son could be the Gentiles and the first born the Jews.
By Super Mom
We are currently living in Europe and do not speak the language in our ward. Almost all the adult members speak English, to a degree, but all the meetings are held in another language with translation offered to us. My husband and I both serve in the ward and we attend every Sunday.
The problem is that our daughter is now old enough to attend Young Women. The girls her age do not speak English but are nice enough. She is already an introvert but the language issues make it worse. She does not want to go to the weekly activities or even to church on Sunday. This is having a major impact on her testimony and, in my opinion, she needs more interaction with English-speaking LDS girls and youth leaders. I have looked online for a Skype YW class or Skype Sunday School Youth class, but have found nothing. I know that our Farsi friends in our ward meet weekly on Skype for Sunday School, but I have not found anyone meeting in English. I have contacts in the U.S. I could ask for their YW and youth classes to Skype with our daughter, but then there would be time zone issues. Has anyone heard of an official (or unofficial) Skype class for expats? Or for YW who are home bound? Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
By Stone holm
If a class appears to go off message during the scheduled indoctrination for the week, is it appropriate to join in? If something said in class causes a person to make a comment, or ask a question which is not in the prescribed lesson for the week, should we be concerned. At what level of doctrinal literacy should we presume everyone in the Gospel Doctrine is at when deciding whether to comment? Should we assume that everyone in the class is an investigator with virtually zero inkling of doctrine and history, should we presume literacy level at say the 3rd Grade, or is that too high?
In my most recent interview on the MormonDiscussion Podcast, the person I interviewed mentioned that she didn't see the Sunday School President as a Priesthood calling. I mentioned that it was but that I had no idea why it was. Please don't just say because the church says so.... I accept that but am looking to learn beyond what I already know. Why can't a sister be a SS President or SS councelor, why does Sunday School Presidentcy require Priesthood?
The interview won't be up till later tonight or tomorrow in case you were looking for it.
The lesson in Sunday School used the following quote from Vaughan J. Featherstone.
This appears to be a story about Louis XVII. Personally, I think that the stories of his brutal treatment have little substance to them, but they were told, and enjoyed wide curency among opponents of the French Revolution. What I'm interested in is where Featherstone's story comes from.
I have yet to find a source apart from Featherstone's New Era article. Perhaps this says something about my google skills, so if anyone can find a source I'd love to see it.
The phrase “I was born to be a king” rings false. Louis XVII was not born to be a king. His brother Louis Joseph Xavier was the Dauphin. When he died in 1789 his brother Louis Charles became Dauphin. He was 4 at the time and died 6 years later. I find it hardly to swallow that any 18th-19th c. writer would be ignorant of the distinction.
I have read the bit about the rich foods and bad language, but the lewd women is a new one on me. Unlikely that such an unspeakably vile action of the revolutionaries (Louis was 8-10 years old) would go unmentioned by their enemies.