REAL TALK - Come Follow Me

Numbers 11-14; 20-24 | May 9-15 - Episode 20

May 08, 2022 Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum Season 3 Episode 20
REAL TALK - Come Follow Me
Numbers 11-14; 20-24 | May 9-15 - Episode 20
Show Notes

Episode 20

Power of Pollyanna
Just look up
No donkeys here

Numbers 11-14; 20-24| May 9-15
Lesson 20
“Rebel Not Ye against the Lord, Neither Fear”

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Join hosts Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum as they discuss impactful topics from this week’s Come, Follow Me lesson covering Numbers 11-14 and 20-24.  Explore these themes, topics and questions: 

  • What does it mean to be “vertically connected” vs. “horizontally connected”?
  • What does it mean to have an “ongoing restoration”?
  • The power of positivity.
  • The brazen serpent and the symbolism of Jesus Christ.
  • The meaning of the word repentance.



Think about repentance in a simple, positive light.  Think of the brazen serpent… “Look to God and Live.”

Quotes & Links:

Link to Come, Follow Me Through the Old Testament Book:

Joseph Smith Quote: “There has been a great difficulty in getting anything into the heads of this generation. It has been like splitting hemlock knots with a corn-dodger [fried cornbread] for a wedge, and a pumpkin for a beetle [like a sledge]. Even the Saints are slow to understand. I have tried for a number of years to get the minds of the Saints prepared to receive the things of God; but we frequently see some of them, after suffering all they have for the work of God, will fly to pieces like glass as soon as anything comes that is contrary to their traditions: they cannot stand the fire at all.” (TPJS, p. 331)

Sister Bonnie Parkin Quote: “... the story of Caleb and Joshua, who, with 10 others, were sent to Canaan to report on its resources and people. Upon their return, the 10 reported all the negative things they saw, but Caleb and Joshua saw past those and spoke of the positive. Unfortunately, like today, the people chose to believe the doubters, and so only Caleb and Joshua were preserved to enter the promised land.” (Bonnie Parkin, An Anchor for Eternity—and Today, 1996.)

Elder Dallin H. Oaks Quote: “Moses prayed for relief, he was inspired to make “a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole.” Then, “if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived”  Such a small thing for such a miraculous result! That example and that teaching remind us that the simplicity of the way or the easiness of the commanded task cannot mean that it is unimportant to achieve our righteous desire.” (Small and Simple Things, Dallin H. Oaks, April 2018.)

Link to talk by Elder Theodore M. Burton: “The Meaning of Repentance,”

Link to interview on "The Middle":