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Making connections between our culture & the gospel in everyday life.

Bringing “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”

into your world.

We know there are a lot of challenging cultural issues in our day. We also know it can be sometimes difficult to make sense of things from a Christian worldview.

We’re here to work through it together and help find ways the family proclamation relates to us all.

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Why the proclamation is just as much about prophets as it is about family

How marriage and family are "the order of heaven"

Paragraph 1: Marriage is Ordained of God
Paragraph 2: Gender
Paragraph 6: Parents & Children
Paragraph 3: God’s Plan of Happiness
Paragraph 7: Successful Families, Mothers & Fathers
Paragraph 4: Procreation & Sexual Intimacy
Paragraph 8: Warnings & Accountability
Paragraph 5: Sanctity of Life
Paragraph 9: Family Advocacy in Community & Government

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Week 17 (Exodus 18-20): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Week 17 (Exodus 18-20): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

If a cause we support distances us from wanting to keep our covenants, it becomes an idol. If people make us choose a relationship with them over one with God, they can be an idol. When our compassion comes before our commitment to God, it can become an idol.

Week 16 (Easter): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Week 16 (Easter): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

The fullness of the plan: our eternal family The scriptures teach that Jesus Christ was sent to earth to do His Father’s work (John 9:4; John 5:17). They also teach that “this is my ​​​work​ and my ​​​glory​—to bring to pass the ​​​immortality​ and ​​​eternal​...

Week 14 (Exodus 7-13): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Week 14 (Exodus 7-13): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

The pride of Pharaoh. God provided so many warnings but he wouldn’t listen. Did he think he was above them? That they didn’t apply to him? Maybe he did not value Moses’ authority, or believe he spoke for God? Similarly, in our day "The Family: A Proclamation to the...

3 Sure-fire Ways to Detect Doctrinal Truth

3 Sure-fire Ways to Detect Doctrinal Truth

Every few years, Satan takes a different track in his non-stop effort to lure people way from the truth. What can we learn from an ancient stone about telling the difference between the words of prophets, seers, and revelators (pure truth, pure doctrine) and those on social media?

Week 13 (Exodus 1-6): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Week 13 (Exodus 1-6): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Who delivered the deliverer? Most prominent in our lesson this week about Moses are the women in his life.  Women who: Feared God instead of man like Shiphrah and Puah (Exodus 1:15–20) the midwives, Persevered past obstacles like his sister Miriam (Exodus 2:2–9)...

Week 12 (Genesis 42–50): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Week 12 (Genesis 42–50): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

This week’s lesson about Joseph and his brothers is, of course, one of forgiveness; but something else really made an impact - when Joseph steps out of the room so he can cry after seeing his brother. Gen 43:30, “And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon...

Week 11 (Genesis 37-41): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Week 11 (Genesis 37-41): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Do we do enough to “flee temptation?” Joseph’s brothers surely did not. Seeing their younger brother constantly favored by their father and blessed with visions from God would have been difficult, particularly with the close proximity family life requires. Yet instead...

Week 10  (Genesis 28:33): Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Week 10 (Genesis 28:33): Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

How do we heal our families?In this week’s lesson we learn about two brothers’ reconciliation after years of estrangement. One (Jacob) had great fear, even for his life, in meeting his brother (Esau) again. The outcome for these brothers was a successful reunion. “And...

Week 9 (Gen 24-27): Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Week 9 (Gen 24-27): Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Marriage, what are we trading it for? As a people or individually are we in danger of trading God’s beautiful gift of eternal marriage for socially-constructed, worldly attitudes or definitions of marriage in a casual manner like Esau gave up his birthright? This...

Week 8 (Gen 18-23): Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Week 8 (Gen 18-23): Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

This week’s lesson can be viewed as a contrast of two families and their approach to sacrifice. Lot and his family were in a situation where they needed to sacrifice their lifestyle in Sodom and Gomorrah. They were given heavenly help with warnings and escaping...

Week 7 (Gen 12–17;Abr 1–2): Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Week 7 (Gen 12–17;Abr 1–2): Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

If any scripture story applies to the family, it is that of Abraham and Sarah. In his youth, Abraham was nearly sacrificed on an altar at the hands of his own father. Only divine intervention saved him. Abraham could have been jaded, but instead he sought to marry and...

Week 6 (Genesis 6–11; Moses 8): Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Week 6 (Genesis 6–11; Moses 8): Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Noah began building the ark before the rain came. He only knew to do it because God told him, and he listened. "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" can be like the ark. It was given to us before most even knew clouds were brewing, and within its principles we...

Week 5 (Moses 7): Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Week 5 (Moses 7): Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Enoch’s people were “of one heart and one mind.” Do you ever wonder if we could do that? What can we unite around to be “of one heart and one mind”? Perhaps the truths that prophets have “solemnly proclaimed” in "The Family: A Proclamation to the World":...

Week 4 (Genesis 5; Moses 6) Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Week 4 (Genesis 5; Moses 6) Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Can we be saved in ignorance? Can our children? Can we be responsible for what we don’t know? Are our children accountable for what we haven’t taught them? Those are the kinds of questions that can keep a parent up at night. The simple truth could seem harsh, but the...

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