Wednesday, August 15, 2012

OT Prophecies & NT Fulfillments

Zechariah 9:9
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

Matthew 21:1-5
And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.
And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.
All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

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Zechariah 11:12-13
And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord.

Matthew 26:15, 27:7
And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.

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Micah 5:1; Isaiah 50:6
Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Matthew 27:30
And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

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Isaiah 53:9, 12
And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Matthew 27: 38, 57-60
Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimath├Ža, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple:
He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

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Isaiah 26:19
Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

Matthew 27:52-53
And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

GD: Lesson 25 Class Notes

Mark 14:32-42
- watch, sleep, rest, temptation
- what was Savior feeling?  Heavy - surprised - awestruck at the weight
- shrink not - to not back off or pull away
- this is what he was sent to do - the full measure of his creation

Matt 26:36-46
- He asked his friends to watch - to stay awake - to watch and pray
- Where are we asked to watch?
- to live the gospel
- to watch and listen to the sacrament (prayers)
- how: repenting and remembering
- watch = remember - stay awake - pay attention - to not be pre-occupied
- watch = desire

Watch and Pray least you fall into Temptation
- temptation from what?
- physical weakness
- they needed to stay awake and witness because they were special witnesses of Christ

Physical vs. Spiritual
- your physical bodies are going to give you warnings --> watch!
- Christ: "watch me. watch what I do"

My side note: Desire - does it have to build to be strong enough to overcome the physical weakness?  Do we get find we are giving too much ground, that we get to a point that our desire to not give in in finally strong enough to overcome?

Why did he ask the cup to pass?
- it had to be the will of the Father
- "I love my father so much, I take this cup" DESIRE
- the Savior goes back to the bitter cup three times.
- his love/desire for his father is what caused him to shrink not

Is your faith strong enough to have the cup NOT removed?

Alma 7:11-12
- pains, afflictions & temptations
- sickness
- death
- infirmities

It is worth it.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

GD: Lesson 24 Class Notes

Holy Ghost
- bears witness - teaches - testifies of Christ
- John 16:1-15
- Oaks: Holy Ghost leads sincere seekers to repentance

-John 16:13-15
- HG guides to all truth; shows us things that are to come; glorifies the Savior

John 17 The Intercessory Prayer
- Jesus stands between us and God and intercedes

To know God and Jesus Christ
- to have a personal relationship with them
- it is a transformative relationship; it unlocks his power in our lives
- we know him by keeping the commandments
- the degree we know them is the degree that we act like them.

John 17:4-8
- reported to God what he had done
- do we return and report in our prayers?

Friday, June 24, 2011

GD: Lesson 23 Class Notes

How has/does God love us?
- He gave his son - sacrifice

Hoe does Christ love us?
- knelt in garden
- honor, obedience, humility, submission, reverence

Love
- sacrifice and obedience
How do these bring about divine love?
- service to family

As a young boy, love was when something done for you - receiving.
As a missionary and young adult, love was different; meant service to others - our initiative to help others.
As a husband, love of spouse - profound, deep.
As a father, love of child and children is deep - immense desire for them to be happy.

Sister Fishcher told of story of her son.  While on his mission, he fasted for two weeks so he could use his food money to help a family who needed the food.

Love - the moment of becoming a father or mother.  This is God's design that we experience being parents.  To break this decision is to go against God.

He didn't stop at families.  He said love thy neighbor; love thy enemies.

Upon these hang the laws and prophets.

John 17:24-26 - Christ is our advocate.  We must become like Christ, therefore we must be an advocate for those people who are around us.
- Serve - pray - teach - sacrifice - blessed - ordinances.

Do we pray for those we serve by name?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

GD: Lesson 22 Class Notes

Matt 25:1-13 The Ten Virgins
- bridegroom = savior
- virgins = members of the Church
- wedding = Second Coming
- oil = readiness, preparation and testimony of the members of the Church

Degrees of Preparation
- prepare for the big stuff, but not the perishables
- prepare for war, hope for a battle

Aesop - Ant & Grasshopper

How We Are Not Deceived
D&C 45:56-57 heard and did
- you can't share your covenants and your actions - they belong only to you.
- will you be able to say 'I shared with you as much as I could?'

President Kimball 1978
The oil of family prayer, of fasting, of word of wisdom
- home service - visits to the sick, HT, VT
- temple ordinances

Parable of the Talents
5 + 5 = 10 + 1 = 11
2 + 2 = 4
1 + 0 = 1 - 1 = 0
- servants = us
- talents = our talents, whatever God has given us
- reward = rule of many things
? can talents also be our trials?  opportunities to serve?

Sheep & Goats
- Yom Kippur
- scape goat

Take what is given you and develop it

Saturday, June 11, 2011

GD: Lesson 21 Class Notes

What Shall be the Sign of Thy Coming?

JS Matt 1:1-2
- temple at Jerusalem be destroyed
- in 70 AD Jerusalem and temple destroyed
- millions killed and carried away captive

First Time "Christ will come"
Second Time "Christ will come"

We won't see him until we say "we believe" (verse 1)

Happenings
- false prophets; Jews scattered, earthquakes, darkness
- love of man will wax cold

Why Signs?
- Lord warns before acts - look to him
- we won't / don't know when our end is.  There is always a need to prepare ie 10 Virgins
- when Matt 14 takes place, it's about 48 hours before atonement
- he goes to Mt of Olives and is transfigured

JS Matt 1:5-15
- they come in my name - people claim authority
- "the Lot principal" - just get out, don't go back to get anything
- the very elect of the covenant are deceived
- member of the Church who have been to the temple
- members who are not deceived are those who treasure up the wod of God - verse 37
- 1st 3 questions of temple recommend are not about worthiness, but are about our testimony
- can we?  do we? turn scriptures, tithing, temple, prayer into our own Rameumptoms - Pharisee?
- people fall out of the Church like they fall out of bed - they fall out because they didn't get in far enough!
- we cannot become comfortable, we must take comfort
- faith without works is death - our "lists"
- works without faith is death
- we need to change our hearts

Christ reserves right to baptize with fire

Lists are gold, but we need to check our hearts.

v. 41-43 - business as usual until the rains came
ark = covenant

Get in the boat, stay in the boat.

Heart = desire --> leads to actions
- the lists are practice for insistent desires

* the teacher drew a picture of a 'personal Rameumpton' where we build ourselves up with our 'lists' of keeping the commandments and doing what is right.  The tower is built up with lists; with us standing on top.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

GD: Lesson 19 Class Notes

Luke 18:1-8 - The Unjust Judge
What is the Savior trying to teach?
- If an unjust judge would avenge the woman's adversary, then God, who is just would answer saints' prayers.
- Pray always and faint not - faith.
- Shall he find faith on Earth - Joseph B. Wirthlin, October 2002
- connection between faith and persistence
- look for pattern in scriptures: to go again, go back again

FAITH: again, action, experience - enduring
- confidence, action, conforming to the will of the Lord
- again; strips away our temporal dependancies, allowing us to rely wholly on the Lord

Luke 18:35-43 - The Blind Man
- Focus on desire, yearning of blind man
- he asked what the commotion was
- once he knew Jesus was there, he cried out
- some tried to silence him, but he cried out more
- he could have begged with the lots of people, but he didn't.  he asked for his sight.

Luke 19:1-10 - Zaccheus The Publican
- Zaccheus wants to see the Savior, climbs a tree
- Christ calls him down; dines at his house
- deals differently with Zaccheus than with young rich man

John 11 at Bethany
- home of his friends Mary, Martha and Lazarus
- Lazarus is sick; they send for Jesus
- two days pass - Lazarus dies
- Jesus to "prove" his power - others healed, but now it is certain this man is dead
- Martha believed - knew Jesus could have saved him
- Jesus asks her to move stone - 'he stinketh' - 'said I not unto thee' - then she moved stone - Mary believed