[Student Sermons by Elder Johnathan Dean]


Johnathan Dean

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Isaac R. Clark Memorial Collection

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circa 1965

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Elder Johnathan Dean delivers two sermons. In these sermons, he discusses how to endure the obstacles of life and reads from the text of Matthew.

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00:00:11 Elder Johnathan Dean prays.

00:00:29 Introduces Matthew and talks about Jesus.

00:02:34 Introduces and reads the scripture text of Matthew 7:1-5.

00:03:31 Introduces his idea of self-examination.

00:12:53 Talks about the realization that all are human just as anyone else.

00:21:29 Sermon ends.

00:21:43 Unidentified man sings “I Need thee”.

00:22:40 Introduces the text of Revelation 2:8-10.

00:25:03 Introduces sermon: I’ve Got to Make It.

00:26:51 Talks about how there are men and women who set out to accomplish certain goals but give up because of obstacles.

00:34:58 Talks about hope and how giving up will lead to death and destruction.

00:45:30 Talks about the reason why one with strength and power (God) should be accepted.

00:51:37 Talks about how faithfulness is born of conviction.

01:03:21 Sermon ends.

01:03:33 Elder Johnathan Dean prays.

01:04:01 Introduces the text of Revelations 2:8-10.

01:06:03 Talks about how the world is productive and the advancements of society.

01:07:24 Introduces sermon: Enduring in the Mist of Obstacles.

01:08:38 Talks about how there are people who have given up and have thrown their goals down the drain.

01:17:51 Talks about calling on a source of power stronger than the person themselves.

01:23:44 Talks about times getting hard and the race is given to the one who endures to the end.

01:26:04 Audio ends.


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