Sunday, 27 March 2011

A Missionary All Your Life

Next week is General Conference so in two weeks the lesson will be 'A Missionary All Your Life. President Monson gave this advice on being a good missionary:

“First, fill [your] mind with truth;

second, fill your life with service;

and third, fill your heart with love.”

As you listen to the talks at conference, try to find specific examples of people filling their minds with truth, filling their hearts with service and their hearts with love.

The Life of John Taylor Part 2

What did John Taylor do to defend the faith?

Sunday, 20 March 2011

John Taylor: Defender of the Faith

For next week, have a look at this article about the life of John Taylor. Although some of the information is repeated from last week's lesson, there are some more interesting stories from the life of John Taylor. I want to highlight the following quotation from President Taylor:

‘Do what is right. Live your religion and the bad men will honor you for it as well as the good.’

Can you think of examples when you or people you know have been respected by others for following the gospel?

King James

In response to today's question about King James I can confirm, having watched a programme about the King James Bible, that he was a Protestant. Translating the Bible into English was, in itself, an act of defiance towards the Catholic Church which maintained that it should be kept in Latin. In 1604 he expelled all Catholic priests, and this was part of the reason for the infamous 'gunpowder plot' by Guy Fawkes and other conspirators in 1605. The King James Authorised Version of the Bible was published in 1611. If only I'd had access to wikipedia earlier!

BYU TV has recently made a documentary about the King James Bible which may be of interest to anyone who wants to know about how this book came to be.

Questions to go with the video on John Taylor

The Life of John Taylor

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Click here to see photo's of the Beehive House. This is where Brigham Young lived in Salt Lake City. The area now known as Utah was named Deseret (meaning honeybee) by the pioneers. Why do you think bees were an important symbol for the pioneers?


Why do you think I have uploaded a picture of a sunflower?