Our stake president asked me to design a refrigerator magnet for an upcoming ward conference. The objective was to design something that would remind the members of 3 spiritual and 3 temporal goals that the stake wanted to emphasize.
I started with something kind of standard and boring but then decided to spice it up a bit and do something a little more colorful and fun so this was the result. I’ve included a vector PDF with the original artwork if anyone would like to use it for any reason, you can do so without attribution.
I’m excited to announce the official publication of a little temple-related project that I’ve been working on. It all began with this idea: “What would it look like if you reconstructed the temple experience purely from scripture alone?”
As I pondered this idea, I realized how valuable something like this could be for people preparing to receive their endowment the first time. It would essentially be a primer to study both before and after an individual’s temple experience. So much of the temple experience is right there in the scriptures anyway but many people don’t seem to realize it. For some, it takes years of study and searching to make certain connections that give context to the purpose of temple blessings.
The culmination of these thoughts has led to the production of a 14-page document that I have titled: “Through the Veil: Pondering the Temple Experience Through Scripture.” I have done my best to preserve the sacredness of the temple while providing a study tool (with wide margins for making notes) that can serve as a fantastic temple prep resource.
This document, which has existed for a year as just a list of scriptures, has apparently been helpful enough to certain individuals that I think making it available here at oneClimbs could bless the lives of many more people, even those that have attended the temple for years.
I offer this document freely to anyone to use or share however they see fit (no permission necessary).
Deutsch (German) “Durch den Schleier” (Translation by Sebastian B.)
Have you ever read the New Testament in chronological order? Well now you can with this downloadable guide. Several of these dates and even the order of some of these books are still in question, but from what I could find, these dates are pretty close.
It’s interesting to note that the earliest NT book we have is the Book of James that contains that ever so important verse in chapter one ;) It’s also interesting to note when the different gospels were written.
(dates are approximate)
50 A.D. – James
50 A.D. – Matthew
51 A.D. – 1 Thessalonians
51 A.D. – 2 Thessalonians
53 A.D. – Galatians
55 A.D. – 1 Corinthians
55 A.D. – 2 Corinthians
57 A.D. – Romans
60 A.D. – Colossians
60 A.D. – Ephesians
60 A.D. – Philemon
60 A.D. – Mark
60 A.D. – 1 Peter
63 A.D. – Philippians
63 A.D. – Acts
63 A.D. – Hebrews
63 A.D. – Titus
63 A.D. – 1 Timothy
63 A.D. – 2 Timothy
68 A.D. – 2 Peter
70 A.D. – Luke
70 A.D. – John
65-80 A.D. – Jude
85-90 A.D. – 1,2,3 John
54-96 A.D. – Revelation
Favorite Quotes on Fighting Temptation
“The adversary will have very little power to tempt you with things you’ve never touched.” – John B. Dickson
“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching. – John Robert Wooden (Basketball Hall of Fame)
“I am at all times willing to give up that which is wrong for I wish this people to have a virtuous leader.” – Joseph Smith
“Now they, after being sanctified by the Holy Ghost, having their garments made white, being pure and spotless before God, could not look upon sin save it were with abhorrence;” Alma 13:12
“He was what he was wherever he was.” (Henry B. Eyring speaking about his Father)
I don’t know what Nephi originally constructed his ship with, but today we’re going to build his ship with an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper. I actually have a ton of stuff like this that I’ve used for lessons in the past so I’ll probably be posting some of these things every now and then.
So channeling Sugardoodle.net that my wife frequents, I’m going to provide a simple papercraft project for teaching about Nephi’s ship and obedience.
My current calling is teaching the CTR 7 kids in primary. It’s a calling that I find very interesting and rewarding as I get to discuss the gospel with these very young minds. Well, today’s lesson was on how God helps us to be obedient to his commandments which is an interesting topic in its own right. We talked about how difficult and even impossible it must have seemed for Nephi to do such a task.Read Full Post