Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Week 3

Week 3 Student Choice Assignment
·      How did you and what did you do to complete the assignment?
·      Why did you decide to do the assignment you did?
·      What do you think is the best thing about your assignment, and how do you think it could it be improved?


Unit One

Topic Choices (Choose One)

Choice 1: Matthew 14:14–21; 15:32–38. The Feeding of the Multitudes

1.    The Savior provided two similar miracles. As a summary of what took place, complete the following chart:

Matthew 14:14-21
Matthew 15:32-38
How many people were present?
 5000 men besides women and children
4000 men besides women and children
What did they need?
What were they able to offer in an effort to meet that need?
 5 loaves and two fishes
 7 loaves and a few fishes
What words or phrases describe the Savior's feeling toward the multitudes in their time of need?
What words or phrases describe what the Savior was able to provide for the multitudes?
 The all ate and were filled
 They did all eat and were filled
2.    In each story, the available food was insufficient to feed the multitude, yet with the help of the Lord the insufficiency was overcome. Read Romans 3:23 and ​explain in writing another way human effort is insufficient in receiving the glory of God. According to Ether 12:27, how does the Lord help us overcome this insufficiency?
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, this means we cannot return to our Father in Heaven without the help of the Savior. 
In Ether 12:27 I believe the Lord helps us by first helping us to be humble and see our own weaknesses.  If we have faith he will help us overcome our weaknesses and make them strengths. 

Unit Two

I chose Choice 2 because I liked the focus on spiritual traits we are required to have to receive blessings.  Many other denominations teach that simple faith is all that is required.  This teaches that we have more responsibility in our relationship with God.  I posted my answers on a blog. 

The best part of this assignment was the simple truths that are taught.  I don’t see a need for improvement. 

Choice 2: Matthew 17:14–21. The Savior Healed a Young Man 

  1. Review Matthew 17:14–21, and list three things the Savior said were needed for the disciples to heal the man.
·         Faith
·         Prayer
·         Fasting
  1. Read each of the following references. Next to the reference, write what it teaches about what is needed for miracles to happen.
    • 3 Nephi 18:20 Ask in faith, must be a righteous desire, must be believing
    • Doctrine and Covenants 50:29 Purified and clean through the atonement
    • Doctrine and Covenants 42:48 Have faith to be healed