ON CONSECRATION

A Ward Leadership Lesson

STERLING PARK WARD
ASHBURN, VA STAKE

By

D. Calvin Andrus
acadac@aol.com

18 November 2005


[Note to readers: This is the text version of the powerpoint briefing. Thus the narrative and transitions in this version are a little jerky. Please bear with me.]

I. INTRODUCTION

The following lesson is an expanded version of a lesson given by the Stake President at the recent Bishop's retreat. Please get out your scriptures and marking pencils. In a few minutes I will pass out copies of these slides upon which you can take some notes.


II. MOSES ON SINAI

Moses was preparing the people to see God, as he had seen God -- in short, he wanted to create a Zion society.

The people needed more preparation.

In the meantime.

Whoops!

Reality hits.

Getting serious -- (JST) Exodus 34:1-2

(pass out handouts)


III. ENOCH AND THE CITY OF ZION

Moses had seen Enoch's success in a vision, which example Moses followed unsuccessfully


IV. ALMA AND THE PRE-CHRIST CHURCH


V. PETER AND THE EASTERN CHURCH

(Example of Annanias and Sophronia)


VI. NEPHI AND THE WESTERN CHURCH


VII. JOSEPH AND THE RESTORED CHURCH


VIII. COMMENTS


IX. PRIVATE EXERCISE


X. PUBLIC EXERCISE


XI. ASSIGNMENT


XII. QUESTIONS?

In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.



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