This has been one of the most enjoyable activities I have done with Seminary students. I got the idea years ago from Brother M. Ashton and have used it ever since. The first time I tried it, I wasn’t sure how willingly the students would participate. But I have always been pleasantly surprised with how willing and amazing their personal psalms of praise were. The creative writing assignment on the worksheet is pretty self explanatory.
After they have all turned their papers in, read the ones that you have been given permission on. After you read those I read the other’s privately and sometimes I have asked again if it is ok to read their publicly. After they hear others, they often are then ok with people hearing theirs.
Yes, I shared this before but S&I has recently changed some of the Key Scripture Phrases, so I changed the mnemonics to reflect those changes.
It is best to do a few minutes of Doctrinal Mastery each day in seminary. I think it is best to do this by spotlighting one of the Doctrinal Masteries passages for a week and a half to two weeks, by doing the following 3 things:
These are the helps for the Old Testament Doctrinal Mastery. I'll try to get out the New Testament ones in November.
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Because S&I has not yet provided a bookmark for the new Doctrinal Masteries, and because giving the students a list is so helpful to get to know them, I thought I would make one until then. It is made to be printed front and back on cardstock with 4 to a page. When you look at the document, you will see you have a few options. You can print the Old Testament ones for last semester and this semester by printing pages 1-2. Or you can skip last semesters and put a graphic on the back like the Youth theme or the Books of the Old Testament. That would be printing pages 2, 3 or 2, 4. I also have it for the New Testament 12 we will have next semester, pages 5, 6. Let me know if you have any questions.
One of the hardest parts of being a Seminary Teacher is trying to figure out activities to play with your class to help them get to know the References and Key Scripture Phrases for the Doctrinal Mastery Scriptures. I usually do an activity like this for half of the lesson, once a week, or every other week. Here are a bunch that I have loved doing over the years. Games like:
Here are the Doctrinal Mastery helps I've done for the whole Old Testament. The 12 for this coming Fall semester start at slide 50. I was going to make this for the 2022-23 school year, but they haven't decided which 24 to have for the New Testament yet. At the beginning of the PPT is instructions for how to use them effectively. Maybe in August I'll send this out again. I will also have the reading charts and stuff. Click below to download the PowerPoint file.
I just wanted to pass along a Jeopardy Genesis Review game I made yesterday.
3 quick points.
Hope it helps.
Here is hoping the third time is the charm. Very recently, S&I made some changes with Old Testament Doctrinal Mastery including adding Abraham 2:9-11. They also took out two Doctrinal Masteries (Genesis 1:28 and Exodus 19:5-6) but I have kept the mnemonics and helps until there is further direction. I am wondering why their is now 24 Doctrinal Masteries for the Old Testament at the moment. But here they are. If you have any suggestions to make them better, please let me know. Thanks
I made a few improvements to the Doctrinal Master Helps for the Old Testament I sent out a few weeks ago. Moses 1:39 being the biggest. Hope this helps.
Here are two book marks that can help your seminary students with the Old Testament and a book mark that simply has the weeks and assigned reading for Come Follow Me study. The one helps them keep track of how many days that week they read and what portion of the CFM reading they did. This can also help you as a seminary teacher keep track of things. I slightly greyed those months when they are not in seminary where we are. You can adjust this on your Word document. I like to print these on cardstock. Hope it is helpful.
Here are teaching helps for Doctrinal Mastery, first semester of teaching the Old Testament. You might find some things useful and some thing not. I have them read the verse outload, together as a class, each day in seminary. The second slide, there is also the mnemonic to help them remember the Key words to the reference. Also discussion questions for each Doctrinal mastery to have them discuss as a class or with their partner. Hope it helps. Let me know of any corrections or suggestions you have.
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