I was asked to speak in Sacrament Meeting next week on the topic of ‘The Promised Land’ based on Ether 2.  This is not a topic that I already have ready to go off the top of my head.  I looked at lds.org and it is not one of the talk help topics.  I did find an interesting article from Elder Holland in a 1976 Ensign.  I wonder if he would write the same article today?  I also found an article by Michael Ash in Mormon Times.

I feel certain that the bishopric probably want me to make it patriotic.  I am fairly patriotic, but I am often a bit uncomfortable mixing that with my religion, particularly in a Sacrament Meeting talk.

Any thoughts, references or links on this topic would be appreciated.


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