Thursday, August 25, 2011

2012 Relief Society/Priesthood Manual: Teachings of Presidents of the Church: George Albert Smith

Side Note: LDS-Church-History is presenting an in-depth look at the life of the 8th president of the church - George Albert Smith.

Several events from his life are being presented each day, gradually traversing through his entire life  -- growing up as the son of an apostle, serving as apostle with his father, and his administration as the prophet of the church.

Sources include:
  • George Albert Smith journals
  • John Henry Smith journals (his father, an apostle and member of first presidency)
  • Heber J. Grant journals
  • Journals of other apostles, chronologies, meeting minutes and notes by various historians.
Enjoy an unprecedented look at life of George Albert Smith, much from never-before published sources.  Subscribe via: :Email, Twitter , Facebook or  Feed.

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Excerpts of 2012 Priesthood/Relief Society Course: Teachings of Presidents of the Church: George Albert Smith by Ardis Parshall,

...Teachings of Presidents of the Church: George Albert Smith is printed and publicly available at the Church History Library, presumably prepared for use in next year's Priesthood and Relief Society curriculum.

Contents of the new manual are:

Historical Summary
The Life and Ministry of George Albert Smith
1. Living What We Believe
2. "Love Thy Neighbour as Thyself"
3. Our Testimony of Jesus Christ
4. The Prophet Joseph Smith, God's Instrument in Restoring the Truth"
5. The Holy Priesthood – for the Blessing of God's Children
6. Sustaining Those Whom the Lord Sustains
7. The Immortality of the Soul
8. Temple Blessings for Ourselves and Our Ancestors
9. Open Your Soul to the Lord in Prayer
10. The Scriptures, the Most Valuable Library in the World
11. Revelation from God to His Children
12. An Enthusiastic Desire to Share the gospel
13. Doing Our Part to Share the Gospel
14. How to Share the Gospel Effectively
15. Advancing the Work of the Lord
16. "Offer Up Thy Sacraments upon My Holy Day"
17. The Strengthening Power of Faith
18. Stay on the Lord's Side of the Line
19. Temporal and Spiritual Blessings from the Word of Wisdom
20. Temporal Salvation for Ourselves and Others
21. The Power of Kindness
22. Bringing Up Children in Light and Truth
23. "Of You it Is Required to Forgive"
24. Righteous Living in Perilous Times
List of Visuals

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