Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

To help us understand how to respond to our LDS neighbors, we should consider the example of how Jesus might relate to Latter-day Saints - based on his interaction with Samaritans.

Key Points:

  • Mormons Are Not Like Samaritans
  • Jesus Would Rebuke Anti-Mormons
  • Jesus Would Build Bridges
  • Jesus Would Bring Good News, Not Bad
  • Jesus Would Identify the Real Issues
  • Jesus Would Make Himself Known
  • There Is a Spiritual Harvest in Utah
  • How to Thrive
  • How to Make a Difference

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Talk About It
  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. What do you like most about living in Utah, and why?
  4. What is the most helpful thing you have learned in this series?
  5. How have you seen Christians express antagonism toward Mormons? Have you felt that yourself? What triggered it?
  6. How did Jesus build bridges toward the Samaritan woman? What can we learn from that example?
  7. Do you agree or disagree that we should keep our message to Mormons positive? Explain your answer.
  8. Why is involvement in a healthy church so important in Utah? How can we make sure our church involvement doesn’t keep us from connecting with neighbors?
  9. On a scale of 1 to 10, how “ripe for harvest” do you think Utah is, and why? How has your perspective changed?
  10. How has your attitude about living in Utah changed since starting this series?
  11. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part 4 of the Living in Utah series.

This is part of the Sharing Faith with Mormons series.