Category Archives: Sunday School Lessons

Sunday School: Lesson 13 — Exodus as New Creation

This post may be coming too late for most LDS Sunday School classes — I’m not sure as my wife and I teach the youth, so I really don’t know exactly where everyone is in the Sunday School curriculum.  If you have already had Lesson 13 regarding the bondage in Egypt, the Passover, and the […]

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Did Jesus Deny the Possibility of Heavenly Ascents? (John 3:13)

If so, then maybe I should change the name of my blog!! 🙂 A few people have been asking me whether I plan to do regular posts on New Testament Sunday School topics, as I had been doing with the OT.  I would have to say that my tentative answer is either “maybe” or “probably […]

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Ezekiel’s Remarkable Visions

Due to my schedule for the past few weeks, I have been unable to continue my weekly posts on the Sunday School lessons from the Old Testament.  As I was looking over the lesson to be studied this week, I was somewhat disappointed that it did not cover some of the early chapters of the […]

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“How Beautiful Upon the Mountains”: Some Thoughts on OT Lesson 39

Isaiah 50-53 In 1979, a biblical scholar named John Eaton published a work entitled Festal Drama in Deutero-Isaiah. Eaton, following the work of Ivan Engnell and others, saw in the “Servant Songs” and other themes of chapters 40-55, 60-62 of Isaiah allusions to the themes of the Ancient Israelite New Year Festival (which I’ve so […]

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“Beside Me There is No Saviour”: Old Testament Lesson 38

Isaiah 40-49 Sorry for the dearth of posts recently — the semester at St Andrews has now started up and I have found myself overwhelmed trying to set a new schedule and routine for myself.  Among the various things I’m doing this semester, I am very excited about sitting in on Jim Davila’s Book of […]

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Thou Hast Done Wonderful Things: Further Thoughts on OT Lesson 37

This post is a continuation of the last one — just sharing some further thoughts Sunday School Lesson 37. Isaiah Chapter 25 This chapter begins like many of the psalms, praising the Lord for the great salvific deeds he has performed for the redemption of the house of Israel. Isaiah 25:1 O LORD, thou art […]

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“Thou Hast Done Wonderful Things” (OT Lesson 37)

Isaiah 22; 24-26; 28-30 With this lesson we have skipped chapters 7-21 of Isaiah (many of which are quoted in the Book of Mormon, so that may be part of the reason) and moved on to chapter 22.  The chapters covered in this lesson contain many symbols and themes that we can interpret as prefiguring […]

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The Glory of Zion Will Be a Defense: Part 2

This is a continuation of my last post on Old Testament Lesson 36 covering Isaiah 1-6. I had hoped to post it before today (Sunday), but unfortunately didn’t quite make it. Hopefully it is still of some help to those wanting to study a bit more about these chapters of Isaiah. Isaiah Chapter 4 Due […]

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