Class 14 – Jacob 1-3: Feasting Upon God’s Love

Suggested Pre-Class Readings

Before watching the video for this class, please read Jacob 1–3. As you’re reading, choose one of the course “Scripture Study Skills” to practice on these chapters.

Digging Deeper

My book, Voices in the Book of Mormon goes into depth on the unique voice of Jacob, and other distinctive testimonies of Jesus Christ.

You can learn more about Jacob’s unique writing style in the article, “Literary Reflections on Jacob and His Descendants,” by John S. Tanner or my article, “Even prophets feel anxiety—how Jacob’s unique sermons can help us find hope in Christ.

Latter-day Saints and Images of Christ’s Crucifixion,” by John Hilton III, Anthony Sweat, and Josh Stratford

Pride,” 1993 Seminary Video based on Jacob 2. A classic!

Jacob Teaches about Pride and Chastity.” This is the church’s video on Jacob 2-3. I like it because it helps us see some backstory in the lives of the people Jacob is teaching. For me this helps the sermon come alive.

Church History Matters Podcast series on plural marriage

Jared Halverson’s article, “”Because of Faith and Great Anxiety” Jacob and the Challenges of Mental Health” is available for free online for a limited time. Read it while you can!

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Acknowledgements

Insights from, discussions with, and resources authored by Bishop Hawkins, Deidre Green, Kevin Spear, Anthony Sweat and John Tanner were used in the creation of this video.  To see further acknowledgements click here.

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