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@benbernards r/latterdaysaints
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The
Terra Firma
Academy
A survival guide
by
Ben Bernards
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#1
Discover
WHY
you are
here
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Once you
discover why
you’re here,
EVERYTHING
changes
#1
Discover
WHY
you are
here
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#2
Trust
the
rules
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“Christ’s doctrines
pertaining to the plan
of salvation stand like
sentinel scriptures to
mark and light the
w a y . H i s...
Rules,
commandments,
and programs are
WHAT we do.
Doctrine is WHY
we do it.
(Life is much easier when
you discover the WHY...
#3
Remember: It’s
SUPPOSED
to be
HARD
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"Unsurprisingly, therefore, this mortal
school produces some soaring triumphs
but also a history filled with individual
mis...
He expects
and allows
you to get it
wrong...
so you can
learn how to
get it right.
(Keep calm
and
expecto patronum)
#3
Rem...
#4
Make-up work
is available,
on one
condition...
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0
1.00
2.00
3.00
4.00
Single Semester GPA
Cumulative GPA
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0
1.00
2.00
3.00
4.00
Single Semester GPA
Cumulative GPA
2 Nephi 9:21-24
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...that we
join His club
and follow
His rules.
(the longer you wait to do make-up work, the harder it is...)
#4
Make-up wo...
#5
The only way
to know if this
really works is
to give it a
shot
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“ I should ______”
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Try it
and see.
But be
patient.
#5
The only way
to know if this
really works is
to give it a
shot
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#6
When all else
fails, remember
your Heavenly
Parents love
you
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“Remember this! The line ‘And they all
lived happily ever after’ is never
written into the second act [of a play].
That li...
“Do not suppose that God willfully causes
that which, for His own purposes, He
permits. When you know the plan and the
pur...
“Our birth is but a sleep
and a forgetting:
 The Soul that rises with us,
our life's Star,
        Hath had elsewhere its ...
The
Terra Firma
Academy
A survival guide
by
Ben Bernards
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For a copy of this presentation,
follow me @benbernards or visit
benbernards.com/efy
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  1. 1. 1
  2. 2. @benbernards r/latterdaysaints 2
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  4. 4. 4
  5. 5. 5
  6. 6. The Terra Firma Academy A survival guide by Ben Bernards 6
  7. 7. #1 Discover WHY you are here 7
  8. 8. 8
  9. 9. 9
  10. 10. Once you discover why you’re here, EVERYTHING changes #1 Discover WHY you are here 10
  11. 11. #2 Trust the rules 11
  12. 12. 12
  13. 13. “Christ’s doctrines pertaining to the plan of salvation stand like sentinel scriptures to mark and light the w a y . H i s g o s p e l guardrails line the strait and narrow path to steady us, nudge us, and even jar us for the sake of our spiritual safety!” Neal A. Maxwell 13
  14. 14. Rules, commandments, and programs are WHAT we do. Doctrine is WHY we do it. (Life is much easier when you discover the WHY behind the WHAT) #2 Trust the rules 14
  15. 15. #3 Remember: It’s SUPPOSED to be HARD 15
  16. 16. 16
  17. 17. "Unsurprisingly, therefore, this mortal school produces some soaring triumphs but also a history filled with individual mistakes. But we should not blame the school, nor the curriculum! Least of all, the Schoolmaster! Furthermore, we dare not lecture Him on the plight of His students! Meanwhile, brothers and sisters, no one ever promised us that discipleship in the last days would be a picnic in the park." Neal A. Maxwell 17
  18. 18. He expects and allows you to get it wrong... so you can learn how to get it right. (Keep calm and expecto patronum) #3 Remember: It’s SUPPOSED to be HARD 18
  19. 19. #4 Make-up work is available, on one condition... 19
  20. 20. 0 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 Single Semester GPA Cumulative GPA 20
  21. 21. 0 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 Single Semester GPA Cumulative GPA 2 Nephi 9:21-24 21
  22. 22. ...that we join His club and follow His rules. (the longer you wait to do make-up work, the harder it is...) #4 Make-up work is available, on one condition... 22
  23. 23. #5 The only way to know if this really works is to give it a shot 23
  24. 24. “ I should ______” 24
  25. 25. Try it and see. But be patient. #5 The only way to know if this really works is to give it a shot 25
  26. 26. #6 When all else fails, remember your Heavenly Parents love you 26
  27. 27. “Remember this! The line ‘And they all lived happily ever after’ is never written into the second act [of a play]. That line belongs in the third act, when the mysteries are solved and everything is put right. … 27
  28. 28. “Do not suppose that God willfully causes that which, for His own purposes, He permits. When you know the plan and the purpose of it all, even these things will manifest a loving Father in Heaven” Boyd K. Packer “The Play and the Plan”  CES Broadcast,  May 1995  28
  29. 29. “Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:  The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star,         Hath had elsewhere its setting,            And cometh from afar:           Not in entire forgetfulness,          And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come         From God, who is our home:” “Ode: Intimations of Immortality”, by William Wordsworth #6 When all else fails, remember your Heavenly Parents love you 29
  30. 30. The Terra Firma Academy A survival guide by Ben Bernards 30
  31. 31. For a copy of this presentation, follow me @benbernards or visit benbernards.com/efy 31

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