REAL TALK - Come Follow Me

Exodus 18-20 | April 18-24 - Episode 17

April 17, 2022 Season 3 Episode 17
REAL TALK - Come Follow Me
Exodus 18-20 | April 18-24 - Episode 17
Show Notes

Episode 17

Imperfect Prophets
Living Honestly
Big 10

Lesson 17
“All That the Lord Hath Spoken We Will Do”

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Follow along as hosts Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum discuss impactful topics from this week’s Come, Follow Me lesson covering Exodus 18-20, including: 

Why we shouldn’t expect prophets to be perfect
Communal vs. Personal Commandments
The 10 Commandments as “reality statements” and how to use trust as we strive to follow them.
How following truth leads to happiness

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Invitation: 

Take time to journal or ponder this week about these questions: Does your current lifestyle align with what you honestly believe is true? Do your daily habits and lifestyle choices increase or decrease your quality of life, your genuine feelings of peace and happiness, your connection to light and truth? 

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Quotes & Links: 

Link to Come, Follow Me Through the Old Testament Book:
https://www.seagullbook.com/come-follow-me-through-the-old-testament.html 

Elder Maxwell Quote: “In a Kingdom where perfection is an eventual expectation, each other’s needs for improvement have a way of being noticed. Perceptive Jethro had plenty of data to back up the crisp counsel he gave his son-in-law Moses. Even prophets notice their weaknesses. Nephi persisted in a major task “notwithstanding my weakness.”  Another Nephite prophet, Jacob, wrote candidly of his “over anxiety” for those with whom he was not certain he could communicate adequately. Our present prophet has met those telling moments when he has felt as if he could not meet a challenge. Yet he did.” [1976–O:12, Neal A. Maxwell, Notwithstanding My Weakness]

David Bednar Quote, given while President of BYU Idaho: “It is one thing to obey the institutional, public, and shared commandments associated with the Lord’s kingdom on earth—commandments such as the law of chastity, the law of tithing, and the Word of Wisdom; it is an even greater thing to receive and respond to the individual, private, and personally revealed commandments that result from continual and faithful obedience.”  [Pres. Bednar, https://www2.byui.edu/Speeches/Bednar_Jan2004.htm#:~:text=It%20is%20one%20thing%20to,private%2C%20and%20personally%20revealed%20commandments]

Elder Nelson Quote: “Try as they might, no parliament or congress could ever repeal the law of earth’s gravity or amend the Ten Commandments. Those laws are constant. All laws of nature and of God are part of the everlasting gospel. … ​​Even though one’s understanding of the truth may be fragmentary, truth itself does not change. Everlasting truth and wisdom come from the Lord. … From generation to generation, God has given additional light. Whether truth comes from a laboratory of science or directly by revelation, truth is embraced by the gospel.” (Elder Russell M. Nelson1993–O:33, Constancy Amid Change)

Real Talk is presented by Seagull Book and hosted by Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum.