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“Cottage Meeting Outline” for Missionaries, 1951: Discussion No. 21

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 16, 2015

Discussion No. 21

Church Auxiliary Organizations

An Evidence of the Gospel Restoration

As the church grew, inspiration and revelation came to its leaders for the education, recreation and advancement of its members. This brought into being the different auxiliary associations which have become so effective in the progress and development of its people. D. & C. 68:25-28; D. & C. 88:117-119; D. & c. 68:77-80.

Each of these organizations has a presidency and a general board made up of specially qualified persons who direct the studies, activities and training of its members. Each of these associations prepare and publish study courses and a monthly magazine which are used in the local organizations in the different parts of the world wherever Latter-day Saints live.

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“Cottage Meeting Outline” for Missionaries, 1951: Discussion No. 20

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 16, 2015

Discussion No. 20

Tithing

Objective: To show that Tithing is a divine law of ancient origin restored to the earth in these latter days.

The Lord has spoken and again instituted the law of Tithing. D. & C. 119; 64:23.

Tithing is a schoolmaster to prepare for higher and more sacred principles which were had in the church at the time of the apostles. Acts 4:32.

Blessings from the payment of tithing are many and the nine-tenths are much more beneficial than the “whole” when the Lord is not remembered.

Relate some experiences that show blessings from the payment of tithing.

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“Cottage Meeting Outline” for Missionaries, 1951: Discussion No. 19

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 16, 2015

Discussion No. 19

Welfare Program

“It has always been a cardinal teaching with the Latter-day Saints that a religion that has not the power to save people temporally and make them prosperous and happy here cannot be depended upon to save them spiritually and to exalt them in the life to come.” – Joseph F. Smith.

1. Care of the poor, part of religion and the obligation of all.

a. “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and the widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27.

b. “Remember the poor,” was the counsel Peter gave to the Apostle Paul, “The same which I also was forward to do,” he said. Ga. 2:10; 1 Tim. 5:8; Alma 34:28-29.

c. The duty is laid upon us to impart of our substance to the worthy poor, and this duty will continue, “For the poor always ye have with you.” John 12:8.

d. “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord.” Prov. 19:17.

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“Cottage Meeting Outline” for Missionaries, 1951: Discussion No. 18

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 16, 2015

Discussion No. 18

Gathering of Israel

Objective: To show that the scriptures predict the gathering of Israel in the latter days, and that this Church’s role in the gathering bears witness of its divine mission.

1. The origin of Israel. Gen. 17:1-8.

2. Brief history of Israel. Ex. 1:1-11.

3. Israel scattered among all nations. Amos 9:9; Lev. 26:27-33; Ezek. 20:23-24; Deut. 28:64; James 1:1.

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“Cottage Meeting Outline” for Missionaries, 1951: Discussion No. 17

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 16, 2015

Discussion No. 17

Missionary System

Objective: Show that the gospel is being preached as it was in the days of Jesus Christ and His Apostles – without pay.

The Gospel without Pay

1. Explain missionary system of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

a. Instruction to some of the first missionaries. D. & C., Sec. 32, Sec. 33, Sec. 65, Sec. 75:2-5, Sec. 18:10-16.

b. Tell of some experiences and conversions in the early missionary work.

c. The first missionary journey was made by Samuel H. Smith, June, 1830, who distributed Books of Mormon in New York and Vermont, the first copy to Rev. John Greene, a minister. This copy was read by Brigham and Joseph Young and Heber C. Kimball and caused them to investigate and join.

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“Cottage Meeting Outline” for Missionaries, 1951: Discussion No. 16

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 16, 2015

Discussion No. 16

Eternal Marriage and Family Relations

Objective: To show that eternal marriage is scriptural; therefore, Joseph Smith is a true prophet.

1. One of the most sacred ordinances performed in our Latter-day Temples is marriage for eternity. No one can receive of this ordinance who has not previously made solemn covenant that he will keep himself pure, clean, wholesome and chaste. Such a marriage tends toward the highest ideals of manhood. It also produces the lowest divorce rate known. If mankind lived in strict obedience to the gospel, in that love which is by the Spirit of the Lord, there would be no divorce.

a. Power given in this dispensation to bind on earth and in heaven. D. & C. 68:12; 124:93; 132; 45-46.

b. If not married by proper authority for time and eternity, marriage contract ends with earth life. D. & C. 132:18.

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Donnie’s Day — November

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 16, 2015

We’ve all seen rebuses in children’s magazines, and it’s usually pretty easy to solve the puzzle by reading the pictures used in place of words. But when you go back 70 years, the pictures tend to be of objects that are far less familiar to us than they were way back when. Can you solve this one?

(If you’re a whiz at this, be kind enough to let others play along, too – solve a single line, or point to a particular word that gave you some trouble, and leave the rest. If there’s anything still unsolved by tomorrow, feel free to show off and decipher the whole thing then!)

From the Children’s Friend, November 1944 –

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Donnie’s Day — September

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 16, 2015

From the Children’s Friend, September 1944 –

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Donnie’s Day — May

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From the Children’s Friend, May 1944 –

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Donnie’s Day — March

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From the Children’s Friend, March 1944 –

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