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by Curt Sunshine
18 Sep 2019, 15:22
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Did Jesus Learn From the Atonement?
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Did Jesus Learn From the Atonement?

We are told he grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man from the ages of 12-30 before starting his ministry. (one of the most overlooked verses in all of our scriptures, especially by other Christians but also by many, many Mormons) I believe that continued until the end when he fina...
by Curt Sunshine
18 Sep 2019, 15:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Calling: Sunday School Lesson Recaps
Replies: 207
Views: 28284

Re: My New Calling: Sunday School Lesson Recaps

I just realized I didn't add the postscript I wanted to include here: Paul's characterization of being "most miserable" if resurrection isn't real is most powerful for people who have sacrificed greatly for the cause. I couldn't say the following in that class, but that understanding can be powerful...
by Curt Sunshine
17 Sep 2019, 20:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/17 Nelson Devotional
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: 9/17 Nelson Devotional

Exactly what Katzpur said, word-for-word.
by Curt Sunshine
17 Sep 2019, 20:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is It Arrogant to Pray?
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: Is It Arrogant to Pray?

Praying? No

Seeing God as a vending machine (insert action, get blessing)? Probably.

Having said that, many people who pray regularly and fervently are not arrogant. Many, however, are.
by Curt Sunshine
16 Sep 2019, 15:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.

Honestly, I have never had a MP or SP show up unannounced and ask to speak. Is that common where you live?
by Curt Sunshine
15 Sep 2019, 20:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.

That is interesting - and, I think, so incredibly different in various wards and branches. I have liked the change, since my wards have eliminated nearly all announcements and cut back to two speakers each week. The horrible experience I described a couple of weeks ago, notwithstanding, I have liked...
by Curt Sunshine
15 Sep 2019, 20:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Calling: Sunday School Lesson Recaps
Replies: 207
Views: 28284

Re: My New Calling: Sunday School Lesson Recaps

The lesson possibilities today included 1 Corinthians 14-16 and 2 Corinthians 1-7. Last week, I was trying to figure out what to cover, and I was asked to speak in church today on the same chapters. It was great, since I was able to speak in Sacrament Meeting on 2 Corinthians 1-7 and cover 1 Corinth...
by Curt Sunshine
11 Sep 2019, 15:04
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Intro
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: My Intro

I a man glad you found us. I hope and pray you and your wife can be even stronger in the long run.

May there be a road.
by Curt Sunshine
11 Sep 2019, 15:01
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Women and Priesthood
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Women and Priesthood

No, it is a remnant of benevolent sexism - the incorrect traditions of our fathers.