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33 ot sharing the gospel with the world

  1. 1. “Sharing the Gospel With the World”<br /> Jonah 1-4 and Micah 2; 4-7 <br />“Lesson 33: Sharing the Gospel with the World,” Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual, 162<br />
  2. 2. How many young men does the Lord want to serve full-time missions? <br />
  3. 3. President Spencer W. Kimball:<br />“When I ask for more missionaries, I am not asking for more testimony-barren or unworthy missionaries. I am asking that we start earlier and train our missionaries better in every branch and every ward in the world. That is another challenge—that the young people will understand that it is a great privilege to go on a mission and that<br />they must be physically well, mentally well, spiritually well, and that ‘the Lord cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance.’ …  The question is frequently asked: Should every young man fill a mission? And the answer has been given by the Lord. It is ‘Yes.’ Every young man should fill a mission” (“When the World Will Be Converted,” Ensign, Oct. 1974, 7–8). <br />
  4. 4. In 1979, President Spencer W. Kimball spoke of the need for more missionaries who could preach the gospel to people in all parts of the world. <br />He declared: <br />“I believe the Lord can do anything he sets his mind to do. But I can see no good reason why the Lord would open doors that we are not prepared to enter” <br />(“The Uttermost Parts of the Earth,” Ensign, July 1979, 9). <br />
  5. 5. Jonah is Called to Preach to Nineveh, but He Runs Away<br />
  6. 6. “In behalf of the Brethren, this is a call for retired couples to seriously consider serving a mission. We desperately need more couples to help meet our needs. … Less than 50 percent of the requests for couple missionaries from [our] mission presidents are being filled. …  <br />“The Brethren hope that many, many more couples will make themselves available for full-time service to the Church. The need is great! Hundreds of thousands of new <br />members join the Church each year, and they need to hear a friendly voice of support and comfort from experienced members. <br />“The refrain, ‘I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord’ (Hymns, 1985, no. 270), should be more than a hymn we sing on Sunday. It should be our own prayer of faith as we serve wherever the Lord has need of us” <br />(Elder David B. Haight, “Couple Missionaries: A Wonderful Resource,” Ensign, Feb. 1996,7, 12). <br />
  7. 7. The People of Nineveh Respond to Jonah’s Message and Repent<br />
  8. 8. Micah Prophesies of the Mission of <br />Latter-Day Israel<br />
  9. 9. Nations<br /> That Oppose Zion<br /> Will be Gathered as Sheaves and then be Threshed by Israel<br />
  10. 10. Micah Prophesies that the <br />Messiah Shall be Born in Bethlehem<br />
  11. 11. Nothing Can Stop the Lord’s Work from Progressing Throughout the World<br />
  12. 12. In 1842 the Prophet Joseph Smith declared: <br />“No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; <br />persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, <br />till it has penetrated every continent, <br />visited every clime, swept every country, <br />and sounded in every ear, <br />till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, <br />and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done.” (History of the Church, 4:540). <br />
  13. 13. What Doth the Lord Require of Thee?<br />
  14. 14. Jesus<br /> Will Have Compassion and<br /> Cast Our Sins Into the Sea<br />
  15. 15. The Lord Loves ALL His Children<br />
  16. 16. As Latter-Day Israel, We Have the Great Responsibility<br />…to Share His Love and the Truths of His Gospel<br />
  17. 17. In the Last Days the Mountain of the <br />House of the Lord <br />Shall Be Established in the Top of the Mountains <br />and People Shall Flow Unto <br />It<br />