Lesson 40: Enlarge the Place of Thy Tent Supplement to Old Testament Class Member Study Guide

Lesson 40: Enlarge the Place of Thy Tent
How do we "enlarge the place of thy tent"? It starts at our own stake.
Studying passages from Isaiah 54–5663–65 we should be ow to encouraged to strengthen the stake we live in while preparing for the Second Coming and the Millennium.

The 2001 Old Testament Class Member Study Guide p. 26, asks the following questions:

  • In Isaiah 54:2, the prophet uses a comparison of a tent with stakes. How does this represent stakes in the modern Church?
  • What counsel does he offer regarding the entire Church with all of its stakes? (See Isaiah 54:2–3.)
  • What can you do to help build and strengthen the stake where you live?
  • In Isaiah 55:10–13 the prophet wrote that God’s word nourishes our soul like the water from snow or rain helps to nourish seeds.  How does God’s word nourish our soul? (See Alma 32:28.)
  • Looking at Isaiah 65:17–25, during the Millennium what conditions will prevail?

SearchIsaiah.org offers study materials for chapters 54 below:

Isaiah 54 and 3 Nephi 22

This chapter shows the Lord’s promise and devotion to Zion in the last days. As such, it is a natural continuation of the prophetic, covenantal promises Christ was giving the Nephites,


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I am a retiree from Scouting. There I blogged for VoiceOfScouting.org, a site with more than 250,000 readers. During 42 years in the workplace, I've had many years senior level management with the BSA, professional associations, and high tech user groups. My background includes capital fundraising; outdoor adventure program development; property and construction management; event/conference planning; risk management and safety; lobbying federal, state and local government agencies; public relations; strategic planning; member advocacy and staff/volunteer training. Along the way, I have also taught Gospel Doctrine Classes and been both the ward and stake Sunday School President. In these settings, I have seen teachers and class members minimize Isaiah, a book Christ has commanded us to "search diligently." (3 Ne 23:1) With that in mind, I will do my best to explore and post my discoveries about the book of Isaiah. I am not a Bible scholar; like you, I read Isaiah in the Old Testament cycle of study in LDS Gospel Doctrine Classes and again in the Book of Mormon Cycle, so this is a whole new scripture adventure for me.



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