Give & Take Action

Lesson Objective: Understand how to have healthy relationships with God and others through common bases and give and take action.Opening Question: How can I improve my relationships with God and others?Reading: Give and Take Action Through the agency of universal prime energy, the subject and object elements of every entity form a common base and enter into interaction. This interaction, in turn, generates all the forces the entity needs for existence, multiplication and action. The interaction generating these forces through this process is called give and take action. Universal prime energy … [Read more...]

Universal Prime Energy

Lesson Objective: Understand the significant relationship between Universal Prime Energy and us.Opening Question: What does God have to do with me?Reading: (Red & Blue Sections of Divine Principle) Universal Prime Energy God, the Creator of all things, is the absolute reality, eternal, self-existent and transcendent of time and space. The fundamental energy of God's being is also eternal, self-existent and absolute. It is the origin of all energies and forces that allow created beings to exist. We call this fundamental energy universal prime energy.Activity: Let God Move YouGive everyone … [Read more...]

Four Position Foundation

Lesson Objective: Understand that the Four Position Foundation is the dynamic framework that allows us to have harmonious and unique relationships with God and others.  Opening Question: How does the four position foundation relate to my life? Reading:The Four Position FoundationWhen through origin-division-union action, the origin, the subject partner and object partner projected from the origin, and their union all fulfill the three object purpose, the four position foundation is established.The four position foundation is the root of the number four. It is also the root of the number three, … [Read more...]

ODU & 3 Object Purpose

Lesson Objective: Understand that ODU is the basis for multiplication and existence and the Three Object Purpose is the building block for harmony and unity in relationships.Opening Question: How do we create healthy relationships?Reading:Origin-Division-Union ActionThis whole process - in which out of God, the Origin, two entities are separately manifested and reunited in oneness - is called origin-division-union action.The Three Object PurposeAs a result of origin-division-union action, four positions are formed: the origin at the center, the subject partner and the object partner (distinct … [Read more...]

DP Curriculum

These Lesson Plans are meant to be about 1 hour in length and are geared towards high school youth.The Principle of CreationSection 1: The Dual Characteristics of God & The Created UniverseKnowing God's Divine NatureDual CharacteristicsGod's Original Dual CharacteristicsSubject & Object PartnersThe Relationship Between God & The UniversePOC Section 1 QuizSection 2: Universal Prime Energy, Give and Take Action, and the Four Position FoundationUniversal Prime EnergyGive & Take ActionOrigin-Division-Union & Three Object PurposeFour Position FoundationPOC Section 2 QuizSection … [Read more...]

The Relationship Between God & The Universe

Learning Objective: Understand that the universe is God’s substantial object partner and is full of unique representations of His dual characteristics.Opening Question: What kind of relationship does God have with the universe and human beings?Reading: (Red & Blue Sections of Divine Principle)We have learned that every creation is God's substantial object partner, formed in His likeness as a discrete projection of His dual characteristics. God exists as the incorporeal subject partner to all beings. Human beings are object partners embodied at the level of image, and the rest of creation … [Read more...]

Original Internal Nature & External Form

Learning Objective: Understand that the nature of human beings and the universe is a reflection of God’s original dual characteristics.Opening Question: Is God a Father or a Mother?Reading: (Red & Blue Sections of the Divine Principle)Probing deeper still, we search for the Ultimate Cause which brought this energy, with its elements of internal nature and external form, into existence. This being would be the First Cause of all the myriad things in the universe. As the First Cause, it must also possess the dual characteristics of internal nature and external form, which stand in the … [Read more...]

Dual Characteristics: Yang & Yin, Internal Nature & External Form

Learning Objective: Understand and identify dual characteristics in the world around us.Opening Question: How can there be so much variation in creation?Reading: (Red & Blue Sections of the Exposition of the Divine Principle) Let us begin by pointing out the common elements which are found universally throughout the natural world. Every entity possesses dual characteristics of yang (masculinity) and yin(femininity) and comes into existence only when these characteristics have formed reciprocal relationships, both within the entity and between it and other entities.For example, subatomic … [Read more...]

Dual Characteristics: Knowing God’s Divine Nature

Learning Objective: Understand God’s Divine Nature by looking at his creation.Opening Question: What kind of personality does God have? What is God like?Reading: (Red & Blue Section from the Exposition of the Divine Principle)How can we know the divine nature of the invisible God? One way to fathom His deity is by observing the universe which He created. Thus, St. Paul said: Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.-Rom. 1:20 Just as a work of art … [Read more...]