Tithing and Fasting/Gospel Doctrine Lesson #17



All Things Are The Lords: The Law of Consecration in the Doctrine and Covenants

Singular and Plural Address in the Scriptures by James R. Rasband

Like A Watered Garden by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

The Windows of Heaven by Elder David A. Bednar

Letter to Edward Partridge, 2 May 1833

The Widows Mite by President Gordon B. Hinckley

The Law of the Fast: A Personal Responsibility to Care For the Poor and the Needy by Bishop Dean M. Davies

Why Does The Lord Require People to Live the Laws of Tithing and Fasting?

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What Do We Know About Jesus Christ Because of Joseph Smith?


1.  The plan of redemption has existed since before the foundation of the world.  Grace is not God’s backup plan.   Jesus Christ has been the planned redeemer since foundation of the world:  Moses 4:2
Mosiah 15:18-20

18 And behold, I say unto you, this is not all. For O how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that is the founder of peace, yea, even the Lord, who has redeemed his people; yea, him who has granted salvation unto his people;

19 For were it not for the redemption which he hath made for his people, which was prepared from the foundation of the world, I say unto you, were it not for this, all mankind must have perished.

20 But behold, the bands of death shall be broken, and the Son reigneth, and hath power over the dead; therefore, he bringeth to pass the resurrection of the dead.

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Lesson 6: I Will Tell You In Your Mind and In Your Heart, by the Holy Ghost



Oliver Cowdery’s Vermont Years and the Origins of Mormonism by Larry E Morris

That They Might Come to Understanding: Revelation as Process by Steven C Harper

Helping Students Understand the Principles of Personal Revelation by Ronald E. Bartholomew

Using the Supernal Gift of Prayer by Richard G. Scott

You Were Born to Lead, You Were Born for Glory by Sheri Dew

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Ether 7-15

Quite a few people have asked me for the sources that I have used as the background to my Gospel Doctrine lessons.  I thought that I would list them on my blog as I read them.  So, check back periodically through the week leading up to my lesson as I will put up links to different articles and also the titles of the books that I am reading.  I will also post the outline that I use to teach the class.

For those of you who subscribe to my blog who are not Mormon, feel free to enjoy these articles as I post them, or to skip them, but please, no anti-Mormon bashing.


The Sin Of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More Than Our “Correct” Beliefs by Peter Enns

Nothing New Under the Sun: A Blunt Paraphrase of Ecclesiastes by Adam S. Miller

The Lectures On Faith by Joseph Smith

Miracles Of The Book Of Mormon:  A Guide To The Symbolic Messages  by Alonzo Gaskill

Podcasts & Speeches:

The Sin of Certainty, with Peter Enns

Audacious Faith-Brett G. Scharffs


Getting Cain and Gain

“To Stir Them Up in the Ways of Remembrance”: Lamanites and Memory in the Book of Mormon

Jaredite Zion Societies: Hope For A Better World

“Secret Combinations”: A Legal Analysis

Hiding The Plates

Weak Things Made Strong