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of ordinance depends upon obedience.

3. Where is this saying, and what circumstance brought it forth? "Obedience is better than sacrifice."

4. Show that the absence of obedience results in social chaos.

5. Why is there more freedom in taking counsel than in obeying commands?

6. What kind of disobedience may fit. tingly be called the "seeds of anarchy"?

7. Show that obedience is a source of immediate individual joy, and that group happiness depends upon obedience?

Seven Gospel Fundamentals

Designed for Joint Senior M. 1. A.

The following seven outlines are designed for use by the Senior Class es of the Y. M. M. I. A. and Y. L. M. I. A. during the months of April and May. It is recommended that these classes unite and consider the topics jointly. They should not be presented in the usual lesson or lecture form but rather in the nature of an open forum or free, roundtable discussion. The aim should be to get as many as possible of the young people to participate. It is suggested that each week several members of the class (at least five young men and five young women) be assigned to lead out in the giv ing of personal experiences, or to prepare the incidents and illustrations referred to in the outlines.

Young people of Senior age can be appealed to through topics of a spiritual nature; intelligent discussion of religion never fails to interest them. If you have returned missionaries who are or should be members

of the Senior classes, make use of them in these discussions. The principles of the Gospel here treated are vital. They are as applicable today in the lives of the Latter-day Saints as at any time in history.

8. Give scriptural proof that obedience is a principle of the gospel.

9. Prove the impotency of faith without obedience.

10. Show that obedience to law governs both the giving and the receiving of blessing. Doctrine and Covenants, 130:20, 21.

11. Connect up Pearl of Great Price, Book of Abraham, Chap. 4-25 with the following definition of instincts: "Instincts are blind impulses leading to wise ends."

12. Distinguish between blind obedience and the obedience of confidence.

Where the young men are dividing their lesson time, they should be

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Psalms of David.

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II

Prayer of desire the commonest form: People pray oftenest when they want something, or when they are in distress.

Prayer of praise.

Illustration:

III

e. Personal experiences among class members, or others.

by the statement that faith is a prin-
ciple of power? Illustrate.

God rest?
On what evidence does faith in

COMMUNION WITH GOD

atonement of His Son Jesus Christ is
Prove that faith in God and in the
salvation.
essential to progress and to ultimate

Show that faith is a gift from God. Show that true faith finds expression in action.

Faith," Lecture 5. Book of Mormon,
References: Talmage's "Articles of
Alma 14: 26-29; Helaman 5:20-52.
Old and New Testament.
History.
Church

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(See incident of answer to prayer on page 161 of this issue of the Journal.)

Read "A Place of Prayer" p. 383,
An Article on Prayer pp. 383 and

There should be mental prepara- 385-392, March Era.

IV.

GODLY SORROW

The major portion of the class period is to be spent by the members in relating incidents of repentance from their own experience, either personal or which have come under their observation. Often those of the simplest nature may be most effective.

Helps to the discussion:

Explain the meaning of repent.

ance.

Point out the beauty of this principle, its saving power, its continued necessity.

Show the difference between a

"Godly Sorrow" and the "Sorrow of the World," (II Cor. 7:10).

Show the steps in repentance. (See outlines for Teacher-Training, 1922, p. 42).

Instances of repentance: David's repentance, Psalms 25; 38:1-6; 51; Alma's repentance, Mos. 27, especially verses 24-28; the repentance of Oliver Cowdery, "Era" Vol. 24, p. 620; "Journal" May, 1921, p. 315.

Preachers of repentance: John the Baptist, Matt. 3:1-12; the Apostle Peter, Acts 2:38-40; 3:19; Alma, 5:15-26; 9:29, 30; The Third Nephi 7:16-26; Luther; Joseph Smith.

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VI.

THE LORD'S PORTION

The entire class should relate instances showing the satisfaction and blessing resulting from the honest payment of tithing.

Suggestions to aid in the discus

sion:

The principle of tithing was wisely instituted by the Lord, (a) as a means of character development in the tithe-payer and (b) as a means of providing for the financial security of the Church.

The individual who keeps the law of tithing is putting himself in a position to grow in brotherly kindness and he may rest assured that his name is written in the Books from which he will be judged. "He that

is tithed shall not be burned at His coming." Doc. & Cov. 64:23.

Explain that an accurate tithing is one-tenth of one's increase; any amount less than one-tenth is not a tithing.

As the close of this course, a most profitable hour may be spent in the recital of missionary experiences, showing the power of the Priesthood, the loving watchcare of the Lord for His servants, the kindness of the people towards the elders, the joy that comes through service. Returned missionaries will rejoice in the opportunity of attending this class and relating their experiences. It is realized that most of our returned missionaries are members (or should be) of the Advanced Senior Class and it is not the intention to disturb that class, but there may be yet others in the ward, not identified with Mutual, who would appreciate being invited

Give historical instances of tithepaying and blessings promised therefor. (See Gen. 14:18-20; 28:20-22; Deut. 14:22:28; Doc. and Cov. 64: 23-24; 97:11; 119:1-7; "Articles of Faith," pages 448, 449).

Explain the benefits of tithe-paying to the individual.

VII.

Explain the benefits of this law to the Church-the purposes for which it is used.

MISSIONARY EXPERIENCES

to this session of the Senior Class to participate in the discussion. Others who have not been upon missions may tell of incidents related to them by fathers or brothers or friends in the field.

In many wards of the Church splendid home missionary work is being carried on, attended by experiences which have greatly increased the faith and joy of those participating. These may profitably be related.

Discuss the question: What can be done generally to promote the same missionary spirit at home as in the field?

Bee-Hive Lessons

Junior Course of Study.

These lessons contain material required for the Bee-Hive work. If meetings are held on Sunday, please arrange another time for any part not suitable for that night.

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FOR BUILDERS IN THE HIVE.

LESSON XIX.

(For Tuesday, April 4th, or Sunday, April 9th.)
FOUNDATION CELL NO 13. PRAYER.

Prayer. Song: "Prayer is the soul's sincere desire.

I. What is prayer?

Prayer is the medium of communion with our Heavenly Father. It is the wireless over which we send our messages.

II. What is the purpose of prayer?

The purpose of prayer is to give thanks for the things of this life-sunshine, air, parents, health, etc. It is to ask for the things we need. It is to ask for counsel, for guidance, wisdom, judgment, and protection.

III. How should we pray?

We should pray with sincere desire for the request we make, and full faith that we will receive our answer. We should ask for only those things we are sure are necessary and that we are sure we want.

How do you ask your own parent for things? Simply?

We should pray simply.

Have some one read from the Bible, the Lord's prayer.

Have the girls memorize the Lord's prayer.

Have some one tell the Story of Alma in the Synagogue, (Book of Alma, Chapters 31 and 32.)

If you are sure of what you want, you do not need to hestitate or use many words; ask as you would your Mother or Father.

How can you feel sure your prayer will be heard?

If man, only partially knowing the laws governing those things, can communicate over thousands of miles by wireless, can not the One who knows the laws perfectly receive our messages? If we are in tune, or attuned as a wireless receiving station is, can we not hear Him? Would you care to have Him really hear and heed all the messages you send out? Should we ask and not be willing to grant to the One of superior knowledge the privilege to decide what the answer should be? Let the girls answer these questions for themselves.

Christ's prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane shows the impossibility of the cup of sorrow being taken from Him and the sublimity of "Thy will be done."

IV. When should we pray?

Who is your best girl friend?
How often do you see her?

What makes her your chum?
Then if you like to see your friends often,
what can you say about making friends
with the Father in Heaven. Mention the
daily prayer; prayer for the work they
are doing.

Have the Girls suggest the last song.

References: "Gospel Doctrine;" "Book of Mormon;" "History of the Church;" "Bible;" Girls' personal experiences.

V. Suggestion.

Can we have a short story contest? Tell the girls as soon as possible to select their stories for your approval. Van Dyke's stories are good. Then keep them working on the stories.

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