Moral Force of Women

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  • Grew up in Utah and New JerseyAttended BYU and served a mission in ArgentinaRichard G. Scott was his Mission PresidentMarried Kathy Jacobs and had 5 childrenLaw Degree from DukeBeen in the 70 since 1993, called to 12 in 2008
  • ----- Meeting Notes (2/12/14 15:37) -----What lesson teaches us better about forgiveness than the woman at the well, or the best about the healing power of the Savior than the woman with the issue of blood, or who is on the Lord's side than the woman at the well?
  • Mothers and wives behind the armies of HelamanThe women who prepared the last supper mealThe mothers of the children who knew who Jesus was because they had taught themThe fishermen who were able to leave nets because the home was secure in the hands of their wives and daughters
  • Moral Force of Women

    1. 1. Elder D. Todd Christofferson “The Moral Force of Women”
    2. 2. Upcoming Lessons Follow the class on Facebook!
    3. 3. What is your favorite Olympic event?
    4. 4. Elder D. Todd Christofferson “The Moral Force of Women”
    5. 5. Elder Christofferson • “By praising and encouraging the moral force of women, I am not saying that men and boys are somehow excused from their own duty to stand for truth and righteousness, that their responsibility to serve, sacrifice, and minister is somehow less than that of women or can be left to women. Brethren, let us stand with women, share their burdens, and cultivate our own companion moral authority.”
    6. 6. Challenge: • How many women can you name from the scriptures?
    7. 7. Women Statistics in Scriptures: Named Unnamed Groups of Unnamed Old Testament 133 90 145 319 New Testament 33 28 16 60 Book of Mormon 3 18 66 24 Doctrine & Covenants 2 4 4 20 Pearl of Great Price 2 17 5 24 Scripture Parables including women *A group can consist of anywhere between 2-3 women and 10,000 women Total= AT LEAST 556 women mentioned in the scripture
    8. 8. “The Unnamed Woman” Lesson Objective: Whether named or unnamed, we can contribute to and witness grand miracles.
    9. 9. Sheri Dew on LDS Women, “What do women get?”
    10. 10. Timothy • 2 Timothy 1:5
    11. 11. “In all events, a mother can exert an influence unequaled by any other person in any other relationship.”
    12. 12. Kenyan Sisters
    13. 13. Search • Choose a woman, named or unnamed, and look for the impact they had on those around them?
    14. 14. “Duality” of Men & Women
    15. 15. Warnings • 1. Devaluation of marriage and motherhood • 2. Attitudes toward human sexuality • 3. In the name of equality, erasing the difference between the masculine and the feminine
    16. 16. President Margaret D. Nadauld • “The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity.”
    17. 17. Raising an Olympian
    18. 18. Text Challenge • Text, or write, a note of gratitude, to a woman in your life that has allowed you to witness miracles, large or small.
    19. 19. Next Week “Personal Strength through the Atonement of Jesus Christ” by Elder Scott
    20. 20. References: • Talk, “The Moral Force of Women”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW23JpDYVrc • Clip, “Olympic Moms”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57e4t-fhXDs • “Raising an Olympian”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCY4D6J-6WE • “The Mortal Messiah: From Bethlehem to Calvary”, Book 4, pages 259-269

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