Thursday, October 13, 2011

Feasting upon the Words of Christ, Together

As members of the Provo Peak Third ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we have been invited by our ward leaders to make an increased effort to improve our personal gospel study, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Part of the prescribed qualitative direction is that after praying, working, being consistent, pondering, and looking for connections, patterns and parallels, we're to record and share our findings.

In addition to preparing to share with one another the aggregate experience of this six-month endeavor on March 27th, this page will serve as a launching pad for places to share insights along the way. Please feel free to use any of the links below to share your thoughts with others.

Google Spreadsheet with Bible and Book of Mormon Comparison
This link will take you to a spreadsheet where you can contribute doctrinal parallels between the standard works.

Questions in the Scriptures
This link will take you to a spreadsheet where we're cataloging all the questions we can find in the scriptures. These questions are great for pondering, and can be a great way of engaging the Holy Spirit to open our minds to revelation.

Word/Phrase Count, by Standard Work
This spreadsheet is being used to count the number of times interesting words or phrases are used in each standard work. The second tab shows the counts as proportions of the relative totals, and contains a graph showing the distribution.

Shared Thoughts Slide-Deck: Mighty; Might; "serve with all your might"
Personalize a slide in this presentation to share your take-away's from Elder Craig C. Christensen's invitation to study the use of the term "might" in the scriptures (as found in D&C 4:2).

Shared Thoughts Slide-Deck: Scriptures that Strengthen Us During Trying Times
When Christ was suffering for the sins and injustices of the world in the Garden of Gethsemane, "an angel appeared unto him from heaven, strengthening him." (see Luke 22:43) Supposing that this angel quoted scripture to the Lord, what scripture passages do you suppose that he may have shared? Personalize a slide in the slide deck accessed by this link and share with us your thoughts, as well as which scriptures are strengthening to you during your trying moments.

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