Talking Scripture

By Mike Day & Bryce Dunford

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Heather Martx
 Jan 18, 2021
I love and appreciate the explanations of the history and lives of those in the history of restoring the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Tips to help you understand and find relevance in scripture. Mike Day and Bryce Dunford are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who love to teach the scriptures. They explain and illustrate relevance in the text and discuss ideas for understanding and applying Come Follow Me and beyond.

Episode Date
Ep 154 | Joshua, Come Follow Me (May 23-29)
1:09:34

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – A brief overview of these chapters. 02:46 – Balancing the violence in Joshua with modern revelation and other ways of interpreting the text. 12:37 – If we want the Lord’s help in conflict, then we need to do things the Lord’s way. TheContinue Reading

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May 18, 2022
Ep 153 | Deuteronomy, Come Follow Me (May 16-22)
1:05:31

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – There is evidence that the Five Books of Moses and specifically the Book of Deuteronomy were edited both before and during the Babylonian captivity, around 600 B.C. 03:16 – Many scholars see Deuteronomy as the “Book of the Law” that was discovered duringContinue Reading

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May 11, 2022
Ep 152 | Numbers, Come Follow Me (May 9-15)
1:27:34

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – A brief overview of these chapters. 02:36 – The Israelites murmur and complain in the wilderness. How we respond to our afflictions will shape our character. We can strive to see God’s hand in our lives like Nephi and Francis Webster. 15:35 –Continue Reading

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May 04, 2022
Ep 151 | Exodus 35-40; Leviticus 1; 16; 19, Come Follow Me (May 2-8)
1:22:33

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – A brief overview of these chapters. 04:54 – The Nephites saw the Savior Jesus Christ in the Law of Moses. 13:15 – The children of Israel willingly donated material to construct The Tabernacle, giving even more than was needed. 17:00 – The articlesContinue Reading

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Apr 27, 2022
Ep 150 | Exodus 24; 31-34, Come Follow Me (April 25-May 1)
1:06:10

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – An overview of these chapters. 04:50 – Additions to The Ten Commandments are found in chapters 21-23, The Covenant Code. There are conflicting messages in the Bible about slavery. 08:39 – The Israelites accept the covenant and ratify it. 13:00 – The JosephContinue Reading

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Apr 20, 2022
Ep 149 | Exodus 18-20, Come Follow Me (April 18-24)
1:08:56

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – A brief overview of these chapters. 02:15 – Jethro counsels Moses to delegate certain tasks. Delegation gives opportunities for growth. 19:41 – The Lord covenants to make Israel a peculiar treasure, a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. Time, pressure, and heatContinue Reading

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Apr 13, 2022
Ep 148 | Exodus 14-17, Come Follow Me (April 4-10)
1:14:55

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – A brief overview of these chapters. 02:09 – The children of Israel murmur and complain in the wilderness. As a comparison, Nephi’s trust in God blesses his wilderness experience. 08:43 – The Book of Mormon gives added insight as to why murmuring isContinue Reading

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Mar 30, 2022
Ep 147 | Exodus 7-13, Come Follow Me (March 28-April 3)
1:08:50

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – Multiplying signs and the law of increasing witnesses. God increases in severity as an act of kindness towards those he strives to redeem. 05:13 – The Lord wants to save Israel. A summary of the escalation of the plagues as a sign ofContinue Reading

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Mar 23, 2022
Ep 146 | Exodus 1-6, Come Follow Me (March 21-27)
1:07:42

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – The children of Israel are placed in bondage by the Egyptians. Moses is born and saved through the efforts of heroic women like Jochebed, Shiprah, Puah, Miriam, and Pharaoh’s daughter. 08:58 – Moses flees from Egypt, meets Jethro, marries Zipporah, and speaks withContinue Reading

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Mar 16, 2022
Ep 145 | Genesis 42-50, Come Follow Me (March 14-20)
1:12:27

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – A brief overview of these chapters. 08:03 – Joseph acknowledges to his brothers that God was aware of his trials, and that ultimately they were for his good. 13:25 – A comparison of God’s fairness and mercy. 22:17 – Judah offered himselfContinue Reading

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Mar 09, 2022
Ep 144 | Genesis 37-41, Come Follow Me (March 7-13)
1:12:24

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – Joseph of Egypt: An example of living the covenant with steady discipleship. 06:52 – Shechem defiles Dinah. Simeon and Levi seek revenge by wiping out the inhabitants of the city. 13:01 – Rachel bears Benjamin and dies in childbirth. She is buriedContinue Reading

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Mar 02, 2022
Ep 143 | Genesis 28-33, Come Follow Me (February 28-March 6)
1:12:50

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:30 – A brief overview of these chapters. 04:27 – Jacob’s story emphasizes the importance of keeping the covenant in the family first. 13:52 – The geopolitical situation between Judah and Israel may have influenced the text. 15:36 – The Book of Mormon teaches thatContinue Reading

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Feb 23, 2022
Ep 142 | Genesis 24-27, Come Follow Me (February 21-27)
1:34:20

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:32 – Those searching for an eternal companion can learn valuable lessons from the story of Isaac and Rebekah. 04:27 – “He shall send his angel before thee to help” in Genesis 24.20. 06:55 – A caution: The Lord has not chosen one particularContinue Reading

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Feb 16, 2022
Ep 141 | Genesis 18-23, Come Follow Me (February 14-20)
1:17:40

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – An overview of these sections. 02:05 – Abraham’s prophetic call and the symbolism of the mighty tree with sacred associations. 13:29 – “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” 14:04 – Hebrew word play with laugh, rejoice, and Isaac’s name. Doubts and hopesContinue Reading

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Feb 09, 2022
Ep 140 | Genesis 12-17; Abraham 1-2, Come Follow Me (February 7-13)
1:22:49

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – The blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant include preservation, protection, priesthood, power, a place, and posterity. 09:20 – The responsibility of the Abrahamic Covenant is to make Christ’s name known to the world and help all to obtain priesthood and temple blessings. 19:29 –Continue Reading

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Feb 02, 2022
Ep 139 | Genesis 6-11; Moses 8, Come Follow Me (January 30-February 6)
1:19:30

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – Different approaches to reading the flood account. 03:50 – The flood can symbolize a second creation of the earth. 05:59 – A strange passage in Genesis 6.1-4. This text introduces concepts like Watchers, Giants, and a conflict between Enoch and the forces ofContinue Reading

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Jan 26, 2022
Ep 138 | Moses 7, Come Follow Me (January 24-30)
1:16:52

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:43 – Moses 7 reveals the true character of God. He is an eternal being who weeps for his children. 09:17 – Moses 7.38 – “a prison have I prepared for them.” There is an exit from hell as explained in D&C 19. 15:04 –Continue Reading

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Jan 19, 2022
Ep 137 | Genesis 5; Moses 6, Come Follow Me (January 17-23)
1:04:56

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:30 – An overview of these chapters. 01:25 – The long lives of the Patriarchs may not have been literal. The Sumerian King List can help give context to their ages. 11:35 – A brief overview of Enoch literature. The name Mahijah in Moses 6.40Continue Reading

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Jan 12, 2022
Ep 136 | Genesis 3-4; Moses 4-5, Come Follow Me (January 10-16)
1:34:42

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:35 – Heavenly Father’s plan in the premortal council required Jesus to be the Savior. The Savior sought only the glory of the Father. 09:15 – The Serpent (Satan) comes to Eve. The serpent was subtle, a word with many meanings. 2 Nephi 2 helpsContinue Reading

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Jan 05, 2022
Ep 135 | Genesis 1-2; Moses 2-3; Abraham 4-5, Come Follow Me (January 3-9)
2:02:36

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:55 – An overview of the The Old Testament. 04:27 – Bryce breaks down the Old Testament into nine time periods. 09:41 – Canonization and the creation of the Greek Septuagint. The authors of the New Testament quoted the Greek version of the Old Testament.Continue Reading

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Dec 29, 2021
Ep 134 | Moses 1; Abraham 3, Come Follow Me (December 27-January 2)
1:17:31

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – The book of Moses is the JST of Genesis. Moses 1 is the missing preface to the Old Testament. The word translation has multiple meanings. 06:25 – We are God’s children, beings with infinite worth and potential. 09:42 – The Old TestamentContinue Reading

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Dec 15, 2021
Ep 133 | The Family: A Proclamation to the World, Come Follow Me (December 13-19)
59:50

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – Proclamations are major declarations from prophets, seers, and revelators. This proclamation states that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children. 05:38 – There are three parts: prophetic declarations, prophetic warnings, and prophetic counsel. PropheticContinue Reading

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Dec 08, 2021
Ep 132 | The Articles of Faith & Official Declarations 1 & 2, Come Follow Me (December 6-12)
1:06:31

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:26 – Overview. 01:16 – The 9th Article of Faith explains that the restoration is ongoing. 04:09 – President Woodruff issued Official Declaration 1 in 1890. This Manifesto led to the end of the practice of plural marriage. 09:05 – Elder Bruce C. HafenContinue Reading

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Dec 01, 2021
Ep 131 | D&C 137-138, Come Follow Me (November 29-December 5)
1:00:04

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:32 – The doctrine of salvation for the dead is revealed in Section 137. 01:44 – Divine curiosity is a catalyst for revelation. 07:37 – Joseph marvels at how Alvin obtained Celestial glory without being baptized. He learns that all who have died withoutContinue Reading

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Nov 24, 2021
Ep 130 | D&C 135-136, Come Follow Me (November 22-28)
1:14:38

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:31 – A historical overview of these sections. 01:36 – D&C 136 details the will of the Lord as the Saints move west. Winter Quarters was a place to prepare for the final trek to the Great Basin. 04:30 – D&C 136 reads differentlyContinue Reading

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Nov 17, 2021
Ep 129 | D&C 133-134, Come Follow Me (November 15-21)
1:11:58

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:31 – Section 133 was intended to be an appendix to the Doctrine and Covenants. 00:55 – The role of government is to maintain a balance between rights and responsibilities. 07:01 – Section 133 is a companion to Section 1. Prophecies in the BibleContinue Reading

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Nov 10, 2021
Ep 128 | D&C 129-132, Come Follow Me (November 8-14)
1:21:37

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:29 – Three grand keys on the nature of ministering angels and spirits. 02:04 – Joseph Smith offers corrections to Elder Hyde’s sermon clarifying, in part, that God has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s. Heavenly Father’s physical nature hasContinue Reading

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Nov 03, 2021
Ep 127 | D&C 125-128, Come Follow Me (November 1-7)
1:21:19

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:30 – During the Nauvoo period, Joseph Smith receives substantial revelation pertaining to the ordinances of the temple. 03:46 – The historical background of Section 125. 05:59 – “Essaying” is a term that means trying. Becoming a Saint is a process. 07:40 – ThroughContinue Reading

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Oct 27, 2021
Ep 126 | D&C 124, Come Follow Me (October 25-31)
1:16:16

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 01:06 – Joseph Smith and his companions escape from Missouri custody in April 1839. 08:54 – The Saints beautify Nauvoo. 11:16 – Joseph has not fallen from grace. The Lord emphasizes Joseph’s prophetic role even though he has weakness. What are our expectations ofContinue Reading

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Oct 20, 2021
Ep 125 | D&C 121-123, Come Follow Me (October 18-24)
1:22:19

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:31 – Historical background. 02:18 – Joseph Smith demonstrated majesty in chains while in custody in Richmond. 05:38 – Ten eternal truths we can apply to our lives from the Liberty Jail experience. 07:43 – #1: God is aware of your trials, you areContinue Reading

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Oct 13, 2021
Ep 124 | D&C 115-120, Come Follow Me (October 11-17)
1:12:57

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:27 – The Saints leave Kirtland. The pattern of prosperity and pain in church history. 04:55 – In January 1838, Joseph and Emma leave Kirtland, never to return. Their enemies follow them to Missouri. 11:25 – In Section 115 the Lord puts His nameContinue Reading

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Oct 06, 2021
Ep 123 | D&C 111-114, Come Follow Me (October 4-10)
1:02:05

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:30 – Accepting the representations of William Burgess, Joseph Smith and others church leaders visit Salem, Massachusetts in hopes of alleviating the church’s debt. 04:32 – God can be both loved and feared. Examples of how He sees our efforts and quickly forgives ourContinue Reading

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Sep 29, 2021
Ep 122 | D&C 109-110, Come Follow Me (September 27-October 3)
1:09:27

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 01:19 – A brief history of many noteworthy events leading up to the dedication of the Kirtland Temple. 03:29 – Washings and anointings are introduced to a core group of Saints in Kirtland. 09:14 – Edward Partridge and Joseph Smith are reconciled and shareContinue Reading

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Sep 22, 2021
Ep 121 | D&C 106-108, Come Follow Me (September 20-26)
1:08:50

Show Notes Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 01:14 – God has realistic expectations of us. We don’t have to be perfect to be saved. 07:18 – An interpretation of D&C 106.6, bowing to God’s scepter. When we choose to follow the Lord, He gives us all that He has in return.Continue Reading

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Sep 15, 2021
Ep 120 | D&C 102-105, Come Follow Me (September 13-19)
52:45

Show Notes D&C 102-105 Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:52 – Section 102 contains governing principles for councils. 10:25 – An example of a council in Acts 15. Moving forward with unity is important. 12:39 – Modern apostles share their experiences making decisions in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. 14:47Continue Reading

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Sep 08, 2021
Ep 119 | D&C 98-101, Come Follow Me (September 6-12)
1:18:08

Show Notes D&C 98-101 Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:29 – In July 1833, Missourians mob the Saints. The Lord defines when fighting back is justified. 03:07 – The Book of Mormon teaches that we should be reluctant to go into conflict. 06:28 – Conflict should have righteous motivation: to preserve,Continue Reading

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Sep 01, 2021
Ep 118 | D&C 94-97, Come Follow Me (August 30-September 5)
56:43

Show Notes D&C 94-97 Transcript Enroll in Institute Timestamps: 00:43 – The Kirtland Saints and the Jackson County Saints received the same command to build a temple, but they had different results. 05:28 – The significance of temples was lost due to the Apostasy and misunderstanding of scriptural texts overContinue Reading

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Aug 25, 2021
Ep 117 | D&C 93, Come Follow Me (August 23-29)
1:10:23

Show Notes: D&C 93 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:26 – Section 93 answers deep theological questions about the nature of God and His children. 01:42 – One step at a time, grace for grace, we will make it to the Celestial Kingdom.Continue Reading

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Aug 18, 2021
Ep 116 | D&C 89-92, Come Follow Me (August 16-22)
1:05:34

Show Notes: D&C 89-92 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:32 – Defining the Word of Wisdom. 02:37 – The Word of Wisdom as a binding law came in gradually in Church practice. 08:15 – This Word of Wisdom is for us today, inContinue Reading

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Aug 11, 2021
Ep 115 | D&C 88, Come Follow Me (August 9-15)
1:22:58

Show Notes: D&C 88 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 01:13 – The First and Second Comforter. 04:37 – The many pictures of the Savior Jesus Christ. 07:06 – Jesus is light, life, law, and power. 14:30 – Through the power of His resurrection,Continue Reading

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Aug 04, 2021
Ep 114 | D&C 85-87, Come Follow Me (August 2-8)
1:08:56

Show Notes: D&C 85-87 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:32 – The historical context. The first presidency clarifies the meaning of the “mighty and strong one”. 04:50 – Uzzah’s steadying of the ark and modern applications. 08:08 – David O. McKay’s quote concerningContinue Reading

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Jul 28, 2021
Ep 113 | D&C 84, Come Follow Me (July 26-August 1)
1:18:36

Show Notes: D&C 84 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:30 – The historical context of Section 84. 02:58 – The purpose of the priesthood and its attendant blessings. 10:57 – One of the ways we claim the privileges of the priesthood is throughContinue Reading

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Jul 21, 2021
Ep 112 | D&C 81-83, Come Follow Me (July 19-25)
49:15

Show Notes: D&C 81-83 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:31 – Jesse Gause was a counselor to the Prophet who could no longer fulfill the assignment. 03:00 – Being part of a council requires that we share our perspective to assure proper decisionsContinue Reading

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Jul 14, 2021
Ep 111 | D&C 77-80, Come Follow Me (July 12-18)
1:09:13

Show Notes: D&C 77-80 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:33 – An overview of the book of Revelation. 02:30 – A look at the types of apocalyptic texts, and how these visions are also found in St. John’s apocalypse and the Book ofContinue Reading

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Jul 07, 2021
Ep 110 | D&C 76, Come Follow Me (July 5-11)
1:13:25

Show Notes: D&C 76 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:34 – Section 76 is not meant to be a tool of judgment, but is to help us identify patterns to follow. 04:54 – Joseph Smith said he could reveal so much more aboutContinue Reading

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Jun 30, 2021
Ep 109 | D&C 71-75, Come Follow Me (June 28-July 4)
1:10:55

Show Notes: D&C 71-75 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:31 – The background and an overview of these sections. 01:59 – Fight darkness by spreading light. Truth will prevail. 09:21 – “No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper” found in D&CContinue Reading

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Jun 24, 2021
Ep 108 | D&C 67-70, Come Follow Me (June 21-27)
1:14:23

Show Notes: D&C 67-70 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:30 – These sections (67-70) were revealed at a special conference in November 1831, along with Sections 1 and 133, making 6 sections received in just 12 days. William E. McLellin endeavors to writeContinue Reading

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Jun 16, 2021
Ep 107 | D&C 64-66, Come Follow Me (June 14-20)
1:09:16

Show Notes: D&C 64-66 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:36 – Ezra Booth sees Joseph Smith’s humanity and falls away from the church. 02:20 – We must build Zion spiritually. 05:50 – The command to forgive others. By holding onto grudges we areContinue Reading

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Jun 09, 2021
Ep 106 | D&C 63, Come Follow Me (June 7-13)
53:20

Show Notes: D&C 63 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:30 – The road to Zion is filled with challenges. 03:25 – The historical connection to sign seekers and Ezra Booth’s experience. 05:28 – Philo Dibble’s account of Elsa Johnson’s miracle and Ezra Booth’sContinue Reading

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Jun 02, 2021
Ep 105 | D&C 60-62, Come Follow Me (May 31-June 6)
58:49

Show Notes: D&C 60-62 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 01:52 – As you seek the Lord’s help in your life, recognize that there can be contraries regarding revelation and getting answers to prayer. 04:55 – The Brother of Jared’s experience illustrates an “airContinue Reading

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May 26, 2021
Ep 104 | D&C 58-59, Come Follow Me (May 24-30)
1:05:56

Show Notes: D&C 58-59 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 02:16 – The Lord lays out the attributes of celestial people who will build Zion. 03:13 – Be faithful in tribulation instead of feeling wronged and wroth. 13:26 – Francis Webster and the priceContinue Reading

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May 19, 2021
Ep 103 | D&C 51-57, Come Follow Me (May 17-23)
1:25:23

Show Notes: D&C 51-57 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:32 – An overview of the building of Zion. 28:55 – The parable of the nobleman and the olive trees as it relates to Zion. 32:21 – The Lord calls the Saints to reclaimContinue Reading

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May 12, 2021
Ep 102 | D&C 49-50, Come Follow Me (May 10-16)
58:58

Show Notes: D&C 49-50 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:37 – Beware of false teachings and false revelation. Even those with good intentions can be led astray. 02:58 – The historical background: Leman Copley and the Shaking Quakers. 07:36 – Essential truths willContinue Reading

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May 05, 2021
Ep 101 | D&C 46-48, Come Follow Me (May 3-9)
1:10:43

Show Notes: D&C 46-48 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:31 – The gifts of the Spirit are scattered among each of us. 24:30 – Unto some it may be given all the gifts. 28:14 – Professional clergy versus a participatory church structure. 31:27Continue Reading

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Apr 28, 2021
Ep 100 | D&C 45, Come Follow Me (April 26-May 2)
1:17:04

Show Notes: D&C 45 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 01:58 – Jesus is our Advocate with the Father. 07:14 – The building of the city of Enoch. 10:57 – A closer look at Alpha and Omega. 16:38 – Joseph Smith Matthew on theContinue Reading

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Apr 21, 2021
Ep 99 | D&C 41-44, Come Follow Me (April 19-25)
1:13:38

Show Notes: D&C 41-44 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:48 – The 10 modern-day commandments. 12:02 – How consecration works. 27:30 – A hint that we are appointed a time to die. 31:40 – The difference between advocates for the age and aContinue Reading

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Apr 14, 2021
Ep 98 | D&C 37-40, Come Follow Me (April 12-18)
1:05:56

Show Notes: D&C 37-40 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 01:55 – The principle of Consecration. 09:35 – The Lord has made the earth rich and full. There is enough and to spare. 14:23 – Esteem your brother as yourself. 17:42 – Work isContinue Reading

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Apr 07, 2021
Ep 97 | D&C 30-36, Come Follow Me (April 5-11)
1:08:46

Show Notes: D&C 30-36 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 01:32 – The historical background of these sections. 03:09 – The process may be more important than the product. 14:05 – The mission to the Lamanites. 32:13 – Don’t fear man more than youContinue Reading

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Mar 31, 2021
Ep 96 | D&C 29, Come Follow Me (Mar 22-28)
1:12:37

Show Notes: D&C 29 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:34 – Christ will prevail. 07:31 – The background to this section is the Joseph Smith Translation. 12:51 – The name of Christ: I Am that I Am. 21:21 – God promises to gatherContinue Reading

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Mar 17, 2021
Ep 95 | D&C 27-28, Come Follow Me (Mar 15-21)
1:10:40

Show Notes: D&C 27-28 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 01:57 – The symbolism of the Sacrament and the Feast it represents. 22:48 – The Sacrament in other Christian churches. 26:58 – We can cover our vulnerabilities with the Armor of God. 55:56 –Continue Reading

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Mar 10, 2021
Ep 94 | D&C 23-26, Come Follow Me (Mar 8-14)
2:06:30

Show Notes: D&C 23-26 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 01:22 – Overview of the three interpretive layers to Section 25. 06:30 – Second layer: the Lord speaking to and about women. 27:45 – Third layer: the symbolism of the prophet and his bride.Continue Reading

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Mar 03, 2021
Ep 93 | D&C 20-22, Come Follow Me (Mar 1-7)
1:09:02

Show Notes: D&C 20-22 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 00:37 – The Constitution of the Church. People before programs. 07:36 – The order of the most important truths. 16:16 – Early Christian leaders construct creeds to combat heretical views. 22:53 – Section 20Continue Reading

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Feb 24, 2021
Ep 92 | D&C 18-19, Come Follow Me (Feb 22-28)
1:03:18

Show Notes: D&C 18-19 Quotes and Notes To enroll in an institute class, go to https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/si/institute?lang=eng 01:34 – Historical background. 07:42 – God’s punishment ends as soon as His objectives are met. 16:40 – Hell has both an entrance and an exit. 32:05 – The Savior opens a window intoContinue Reading

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Feb 17, 2021
Ep 91 | D&C 14-17, Come Follow Me (Feb 15-21)
1:13:53

Show Notes: D&C 14-17 Quotes and Notes 00:42 – Historical background of the Peter Whitmer Family. 18:17 – Endure to the end. Avoid imitations. 24:42 – David Whitmer remains true to his testimony of Book of Mormon, but the church did not meet his expectations. 34:25 – David Whitmer’s statementsContinue Reading

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Feb 10, 2021
Ep 90 | D&C 12-13; JSH 1:66-75, Come Follow Me (Feb 8-14)
56:25

Show Notes: D&C 12-13; JSH 1:66-75 Quotes and Notes 00:53 – Historical background of the Knight family. 14:01 – Philo Dibble’s experience with Newel Knight in Missouri. 26:12 – Being humble. 36:38 – Being full of love. 38:31 – The restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood. We are His hands. 43:48Continue Reading

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Feb 03, 2021
Ep 89 | D&C 10-11, Come Follow Me (Feb 1-7)
1:01:49

Show Notes: D&C 10-11 Quotes and Notes 00:32 – Historical background. 23:52 – The wisdom of God is greater than the cunning of the devil. 37:20 – Satan is trying to destroy this work. 43:17 – The Book of Mormon is meant to build up and add truth. 47:43 –Continue Reading

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Jan 27, 2021
Ep 88 | D&C 6-9, Come Follow Me (Jan 25-31)
1:33:57

Show Notes: D&C 6-9 Quotes and Notes 00:30 – Historical background of Section 6. 04:45 – Two types of doubts. 05:56 – How God speaks to our heart. 26:03 – How God speaks to our mind. 40:27 – How we can tell the difference between our own thoughts and revelationContinue Reading

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Jan 20, 2021
Ep 87 | D&C 3-5, Come Follow Me (Jan 18-24)
1:01:45

Show Notes: D&C 3-5 Quotes and Notes 00:35 – Background of Section 3. 07:08 – The size and contents of the lost manuscript. 14:12 – The Lord allows Martin to take the manuscript. 16:51 – God is merciful and gives us second chances. 27:05 – Pleasing someone else at theContinue Reading

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Jan 13, 2021
Ep 86 | D&C 2; JSH 1:27-65, Come Follow Me (Jan 11-17)
1:02:44

Show Notes: D&C 2; JSH 1:27-65 Quotes and Notes 00:34 – Joseph describes spiritual sight. 04:59 – The weakness of youth is lack of experience. 20:46 – The definition of a true friend. 27:14 – Interpretations of Malachi 4:2. 44:10 – The significance of the temple. 53:02 – Joseph Smith’sContinue Reading

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Jan 06, 2021
Ep 85 | JSH 1:1-26, Come Follow Me (Jan 4-10)
1:08:41

Show Notes: JSH 1:1-26 Quotes and Notes 00:35 – The First Vision ends the apostasy and ushers in the restoration. 06:43 – God restores information in the order of importance. 09:41 – Historical background of the First Vision. 20:57 – The First Vision teaches the pattern of prayer and revelation.Continue Reading

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Dec 30, 2020
Ep 84 | D&C 1, Come Follow Me (Dec 28-Jan 3)
1:00:25

Show Notes: D&C 1 Quotes and Notes 00:30 – Brief overview of the Doctrine and Covenants. 06:58 – Find the Savior in this book. 08:39 – Anyone in a similar circumstance can apply these instructions. 16:23 – The setting and background of Section 1. 27:06 – Defending our beliefs withContinue Reading

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Dec 27, 2020
Ep 83 | Moroni 10, Come Follow Me (Dec 14-20)
53:18

Show Notes: Moroni 10 Quotes and Notes 01:03 – How members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can apply Moroni’s promise. 11:08 – Why does Moroni say we should ask if these things are not true? 12:57 – Moroni speaks of the gifts of the Spirit. YouContinue Reading

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Dec 13, 2020
Ep 82 | Moroni 7-9, Come Follow Me (Dec 7-13)
49:57

Show Notes: Moroni 7-9 Quotes and Notes 00:33 – The Nephites have lost civilization and they are without order. 01:46 – Faith: Laying hold on every good thing. 05:45 – Hope: An emphasis on God’s power to save me. An expression of the participatory nature of hope. 18:52 – JesusContinue Reading

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Dec 06, 2020
Ep 81 | Moroni 1-6, Come Follow Me (Nov 30-Dec 6)
42:56

Show Notes: Moroni 1-6 Quotes and Notes 03:53 – The difference between authority and power in the priesthood. 21:07 – We covenant to always remember Christ. Elder Lund’s rock climbing story. 27:37 – The function of the church is to remember and nourish each other. 32:53 – President Spencer W.Continue Reading

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Nov 29, 2020
Ep 80 | Ether 12-15, Come Follow Me (Nov 23-29)
1:10:08

00:55 – Faith during doubt, darkness, and fear. There will be light in the darkness. 20:07 – Those who overcome will sit down on the throne. 23:17 – When we are humble, God can turn our weaknesses into strengths. 30:57 – Moroni’s invitation to see scripture as inspired, though notContinue Reading

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Nov 22, 2020
Ep 79 | Ether 6-11, Come Follow Me (Nov 16-22)
57:38

00:42 – When the Brother of Jared sees the Lord’s finger it invites divine curiosity. 06:06 – The ocean is a symbol for chaos, the world, and the veil. 08:03 – The 2-1 Principle as seen in the Garden of Eden, Moses’ crossing out of Egypt into Canaan, and theContinue Reading

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Nov 15, 2020
Ep 78 | Ether 1-5, Come Follow Me (Nov 9-15)
1:17:52

00:43 – Rules that govern revelation. How heaven connects with earth. 11:08 – Sometimes we have “Air Questions” and other times we have “Light Questions”. The distinction matters, and the Lord wants us to use our agency and be proactive. 25:59 – The ocean of chaos – being tossed, buried,Continue Reading

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Nov 08, 2020
Ep 77 | Mormon 7-9, Come Follow Me (Nov 2-8)
57:04

01:08 – The Book of Mormon was organized by Mormon to address the problems of our time. 07:02 – Examples of things included in the Book of Mormon that are applicable in our day. The Tree of Life represents the true source of happiness. 09:05 – The purpose of wealthContinue Reading

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Nov 01, 2020
Ep 76 | Mormon 1-6, Come Follow Me (Oct 26-Nov 1)
1:00:15

01:09 – Mormon is an excellent example of how to raise a righteous family in a wicked environment. 21:03 – In our darkest times, Heavenly Father sends some of the brightest lights. 22:17 – A lesson on repentance. 29:58 – The 350 AD treaty. Mormon follows the righteous Nephite injunctionContinue Reading

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Oct 25, 2020
Ep 75 | 3 Nephi 27-4 Nephi, Come Follow Me (Oct 19-25)
1:02:56

00:35 – Jesus teaches the simplicity of the gospel. 08:19 – The gospel consists of faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. 19:24 – How Acts 5 relates to 3 Nephi 27.3-12. If it is of God it will grow. If it is not, itContinue Reading

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Oct 18, 2020
Ep 74 | 3 Nephi 20-26, Come Follow Me (Oct 12-18)
1:02:13

00:25 – The Savior’s favorite story is the triumph of the restoration and the gathering of the House of Israel. 18:12 – 3 Nephi 20-22 is a beautifully constructed chiasm, the apex of which is the sign of the covenant in 3 Nephi 21.4. This is the bringing forth ofContinue Reading

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Oct 11, 2020
Ep 73 | Bonus Episode – Plain & Precious Things with Dave Butler
2:03:23

01:05 – Dave Butler’s background. 06:11 – During the time of the Old Testament there were many religious points of view. 12:21 – The Rod, the scepter of the king. 15:55 – Lehi’s polemic against the priesthood of his day. 17:04 – The Book of Mormon is religious literature ofContinue Reading

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Oct 04, 2020
Ep 72 | 3 Nephi 17-19, Come Follow Me (Sept 28-Oct 11)
53:24

00:51 – Jesus is showing the process of speaking to His chosen disciples. The multitude is purified through faith in their words. 11:36 – Don’t drink below the horses. Go to the source. 15:24 – Isaiah 52: The Great Exchange. Babylon comes off the throne and Israel is invited toContinue Reading

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Sep 27, 2020
Ep 71 | 3 Nephi 12-16, Come Follow Me (Sept 21-27)
1:22:40

00:49 – The Sermon on the Mount compels us to let go of Terrestrial sins in order to become Celestial people. 16:24 – Overview of the temple endowment (from authorized sources) and how the Sermon on the Mount is filled with temple code. 22:49 – The Beatitudes are attached toContinue Reading

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Sep 20, 2020
Ep 70 | 3 Nephi 8-11, Come Follow Me (Sept 14-20)
1:06:36

00:47 – Prophets warn of coming danger in times of peace. The righteous will be prepared in all things. 09:53 – Like the children of Israel, the Nephites are invited to be sanctified so they can see the face of God. 14:20 – Mine arm of mercy is extended towardsContinue Reading

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Sep 13, 2020
Ep 69 | 3 Nephi 1-7, Come Follow Me (Sept 7-13)
1:11:37

01:10 – Jesus came just in time to save the righteous from death. 12:20 – The sacred relics are no longer in the stewardship of the chief judge and are taken away into the priestly line, perhaps indicating the beginning of societal breakdown. 20:23 – Trust that Jesus will fulfillContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 68 | Helaman 13-16, Come Follow Me (Aug 31-Sept 6)
1:07:11

02:05 – When we lay hold on the things that bring eternal happiness they will be never become “slippery.” Blind guides lead people on snipe hunts. 14:45 – C.S. Lewis quote about a more majestic, longer-lasting love. 17:36 – Samuel’s warnings parallel an Egyptian text: The Instruction of Amenemope. 26:20Continue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 67 | Helaman 7-12, Come Follow Me (Aug 24-30)
1:09:54

00:32 – The book of Helaman is a pattern for our day. 03:20 – Modern-day secret combinations. 05:29 – The Mahan Principle as demonstrated in the book of Moses. 07:55 – Secret combinations are identified in D&C 89. 09:16 – Slavery is also a secret combination. Qodesh, the word forContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 66 | Helaman 1-6, Come Follow Me (Aug 17-23)
53:09

00:26 – Overview of Helaman’s 3 part structure. 01:55 – The Book of Mormon is a pattern for our day. 04:06 – Helaman’s conflict “in the very center” parallels our day. 17:05 – The Lamanites have become more righteous than the Nephites. The preaching of the word is more powerfulContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 65 | Alma 53-63, Come Follow Me (Aug 10-16)
1:09:40

02:37 – Qualities of modern-day stripling warriors. 04:44 – Faith is a choice. 09:50 – Choose to follow the prophet as your leader. 11:49 – Commit to obey with exactness in all patience and faith. 14:31 – Have a connection with parents and leaders. 16:57 – Adversary is the masterContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 64 | Alma 43-52, Come Follow Me (Aug 3-9)
1:25:18

01:01 – Brief overview of all 20 of the war chapters. 15:52 – When is conflict justified? If you want the Lord’s help you need the right emotion or attitude, the right motive or reason, and to not be guilty of retaliation or the second offense. When the Lord isContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 63 | Alma 39-42, Come Follow Me (July 27-Aug 2)
1:09:45

00:32 – Alma demonstrates a pattern for how we can guide our children with love when they make mistakes. 03:24 – The road to transgression starts with compromise. 04:55 – Six women are specifically named in the Book of Mormon: Sarah, Sariah, Mary, Eve, Abish, and Isabel. 07:03 – AContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 62 | Alma 36-38, Come Follow Me (July 20-26)
1:04:23

00:26 – Alma’s letters to his sons remind us to parent one by one, bear testimony, lead by example, find Jesus in scripture, and sincerely praise. 06:24 – Be more wise than we have been. 13:36 – Shiblon is steady and good. Seek to be a high yield, low maintenanceContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 61 | Alma 32-35, Come Follow Me (July 13-19)
1:12:53

00:26 – Overview. 02:04 – Alma teaches when you can say “I know”. He explains what it means to know something and describes 3 phases of a testimony and 4 ways of knowing spiritual truths. 14:24 – Joseph Smith explains that true doctrine tastes good. 33:06 – If you nourishContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 60 | Alma 30-31, Come Follow Me (July 6-12)
1:10:30

00:41 – Five strategies to comfort those who have a loved one who has left the church and is now fighting against it. Learn to recognize their tactics, keep the performances of the church, have a testimony based on evidence, know the doctrine, and be careful. 21:28 – Evidentiary equilibrium.Continue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 59 | Alma 23-29, Come Follow Me (June 29-July 5)
1:10:41

00:26 – Overview. 08:00 – The Anti-Nephi-Lehies lay down their weapons of rebellion. 12:22 – The pattern of seven in the king’s speech. 19:31 – Swords and stains. 21:37 – Left-behinds. How to deal with those who get angry at converts. 26:09 – Make room for converts. Defend, protect, andContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 58 | Alma 17-22, Come Follow Me (June 22-28)
58:50

00:30 – Overview. 02:24 – Ammon’s approach to missionary work. 14:34 – The Golden question: Lamoni asks, “Who are you?” (Alma 18.18) 21:09 – Aaron’s approach. 25:28 – Aaron is preaching to a more hardened group, the Amalekites and Amulonites. 28:29 – Patience with people who choose another path. LikeningContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 57 | Alma 13-16, Come Follow Me (June 15-21)
1:01:36

00:28 – Preparatory redemption. 03:17 – Priesthood power. 14:47 – What the scriptures teach us about Melchizedek. 30:37 – Melchizedek is a type of Christ. 33:43 – Alma’s interpretation of priesthood authority. 35:31 – Be humble, obey, and submit. He will pull us into His rest. 38:35 – The problemContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 56 | Alma 8-12, Come Follow Me (June 8-14)
54:02

01:39 – The power of increasing witnesses. The closer you are to someone, the more credible your testimony is. An invitation to share what you know. 03:07 – Amulek is a greater witness to the people of Ammonihah because he is one of them. 06:42 – Zeezrom steps forward toContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 55 | Alma 5-7, Come Follow Me (June 1-7)
1:00:30

00:30 – Overview of Alma’s two sermons. 01:38 – The power of remembering helps rekindle the flame of spirituality. 12:00 – Oliver Cowdery & Nathaniel are examples of how remembering past spiritual experiences invites new spiritual experiences. 18:21 – The difference between mid-term and final exams. C.S. Lewis quote aboutContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 54 | Mosiah 29-Alma 4, Come Follow Me (May 25-31)
48:26

00:34 – The Amlicites marked themselves. See how this is so applicable today. 14:09 – We are punished as much by our sins as we are punished for them. 21:32 – Skins, curses, and marks. 27:03 – We are all alike unto God. 29:13 – In the midst of adversityContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 53 | Mosiah 25-28, Come Follow Me (May 18-24)
1:04:48

00:45 – Alma’s conversion. 03:37 – The prayers of Alma’s father made a difference. 06:17 – The Book of Mormon is a continual story of God remembering all His children. 10:57 – Justification and sanctification in Christ. Alma’s experience typified both. 19:01 – Alma was snatched by Jesus in MosiahContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 52 | Mosiah 18-24, Come Follow Me (May 11-17)
51:37

00:25 – Brief overview. 07:20 – Alma’s message is a one of healing. Focus on God, listen to inspired leaders, and live the gospel. 08:32 – Repentance, redemption, and faith helps cure mistakes we have made. 09:17 – The Lord always offers us a do-over. The way to start overContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 51 | Mosiah 11-17, Come Follow Me (May 4-10)
56:50

00:26 – Brief overview and the parable of the wheat and the tares. 08:27 – How do you take “Noah blinders” off? 11:48 – Abinadi teaches that Jesus is both the Father and the Son. 19:56 – Alma has to decide to submit to the will of the Father. 24:15Continue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 50 | Mosiah 7-10, Come Follow Me (April 27-May 3)
1:07:23

00:26 – Overview of the transition from King Benjamin to King Noah. 06:39 – Limhi’s story. 07:59 – Has there ever been a plague? Remember what God has done in the past with those in our same circumstance. Remembering past experiences with God invites current experiences with God. 09:37 –Continue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 49 | Mosiah 4-6, Come Follow Me (April 20-26)
38:47

00:52 – Depend on the greatness of God. Worthless is not valueless. 09:46 – Covenant to take on the name of Christ. 11:17 – Name theology. How the Name is the essence of God. 17:00 – Our three fathers. 24:11 – We label things that we value. We belong toContinue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 48 | Mosiah 1-3, Come Follow Me (April 13-19)
51:39

00:37 – The main point of King Benjamin’s address is to remember the greatness of God and give thanks to Him. Doing this helps avoid pride, sin, and pain. 04:55 – The setting of King Benjamin’s address was most likely the Fall Festival (Sukkot), a practice from the Law of Moses.Continue Reading

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep 47 | Mosiah Overview, Come Follow Me (April 13-19)
1:00:08

00:21 – A central theme in Mosiah is Noah blindness. 01:36 – Why are the stories in Mosiah out of chronological order? 07:23 – Noah blindness confuses us about who our true friends are. 16:13 – The story of a young man coming out of rehab who forgave his mom.Continue Reading

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Sep 07, 2020
Ep 46 | Follow The Prophet
53:52

00:30 – In darkness, look to the prophet. 05:18 – Expectations of prophets, the gold & clay principle. 09:14 – Prophets are seers. 15:39 – Prophets will prepare us.  18:34 – Following the prophet requires patience and faith. 28:31 – Prophets in the Old Testament teach truth, stand in the council,Continue Reading

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Sep 07, 2020
Ep 45 | Easter – Mary Magdalene with Mandy Green, Come Follow Me 2020 (Mar 30-April 12)
1:22:17

Special guest Mandy Green helps unveil Mary Magdalene by discussing scripture, traditions, and extra-biblical texts. 01:20 – Mythbusting. Mary Magdalene may be the most underrated and misunderstood players in human history. 03:07 – Sin means to miss the mark. 12:16 – Was she named after a fishing village? Magdalene isContinue Reading

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Sep 07, 2020
Ep 44 | Easter – The Magnificent Messiah, Come Follow Me 2020 (Mar 30-April 12)
57:18

1:26 – Woman at the well. You can read more on this event here. 7:24 – Woman with an issue of blood. 13:35 – Oliver Cowdery received an answer. 16:14 – Seest thou this woman? 18:05 – Woman taken in adultery. Jesus sees the person. He knows us. 26:41 –Continue Reading

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Sep 07, 2020
Ep 43 | Hold On To Hope
12:08

Bonus episode! In this short podcast, Bryce shares insights to help us hold on to hope during these tumultuous times. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Stitcher Listen On Spotify Listen on YouTube

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Sep 07, 2020
Ep 42 | Enos – Words of Mormon, Come Follow Me 2020 (Mar 23-29)
44:13

0:35 – Enos: What you teach your kids matters. Prayer can be a wrestle between what we desire and what we need. Adding “but if not” into our prayers can help us. 16:02 – Jarom: Righteousness is much more important than any weapon. 17:15 – Omni: Who are the Mulekites?Continue Reading

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Sep 07, 2020
Ep 41 | Jacob 5-7, Come Follow Me 2020 (Mar 16-22)
1:13:56

00:26 – The allegory of the olive tree. 23:48 – History of the house of Israel and the apostasy. 41:59 – Check out Mike & Bryce’s in depth analysis of Jacob 6! 42:06 – Sherem and the anti-Christs in our day. Three things to watch for: being called foolish, calledContinue Reading

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Sep 07, 2020
Ep 40 | Jacob 1-4, Come Follow Me 2020 (Mar 9-15)
1:31:15

10:54 – Commentary on pride. 54:55 – Helping settle some issues with plural marriage in church history. We discuss Jacob’s warnings about pride. Jacob teaches that the first step in pride is to see that we have more than others, then to make assumptions that we are better, then toContinue Reading

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Mar 07, 2020
Ep 39 | 2 Nephi 31-33, Come Follow Me 2020 (Mar 2-8)
58:51

The Doctrine of Christ is outlined: 1. Have faith in Jesus Christ 2. Repent of your sins 3. Be baptized, covenanting with God to follow Him 4. Receive the Holy Ghost 5. Endure to the end. For the rest of the story about Lydia Knight and her experience with an angel, go here. For some ofContinue Reading

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Mar 01, 2020
Ep 38 | 2 Nephi 26-30, Come Follow Me 2020 (Feb 24-Mar 1)
1:05:30

In this podcast we take a closer look at Nephi’s instruction at the conclusion of his insertion of Isaiah’s writings from the Brass Plates. Nephi spends most of his time in these chapters addressing the problems that the Gentiles face in the last days. For the slides that accompany thisContinue Reading

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Feb 22, 2020
Ep 37 | 2 Nephi 11-25, Come Follow Me 2020 (Feb 17-23)
1:17:34

In this podcast we examine the Isaiah passages that Nephi inserts into the small plates. Why is Nephi putting this material in the Book of Mormon? Why would these passages have meaning to him? What does it mean to liken the words of Isaiah? (See 1 Nephi 19.23-24; 1 NephiContinue Reading

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Feb 17, 2020
Ep 36 | 2 Nephi 6-10, Come Follow Me 2020 (Feb 10-Feb 16)
1:01:43

In this podcast we see how Jacob taught his people about the Savior in the context of the Fall Festival, with temple related themes associated with Kingship, gathering, and the eventual victory over the greatest enemy of all: death. Bryce really breaks down some great application for modern readers, helpingContinue Reading

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Feb 09, 2020
Ep 35 | 2 Nephi 1-5, Come Follow Me 2020 (Feb 3-Feb 9)
1:12:48

In this podcast we examine how Nephi constructs his overall narrative in 2 Nephi. We also tackle some of the points Nephi made in 1 Nephi 22 regarding the difficulties ahead for the humble followers of Christ. After this, we launch into the account of Lehi’s blessings to his posterityContinue Reading

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Feb 02, 2020
Ep 34 | 1 Nephi 20-21, First Israelite Temple Drama, Come Follow Me 2020 (Jan 27-Feb 2)
25:44

In this short episode, we examine the background to Isaiah 48-49 which is quoted in 1 Nephi 20-21. These chapters are rooted in First Israelite Temple theology and the Feast of Tabernacles. Understanding this background helps readers to see what Isaiah is doing in these chapters (as well as allContinue Reading

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Feb 02, 2020
Ep 33 | 1 Nephi 16-22, Come Follow Me 2020 (Jan 27-Feb 2)
1:01:58

This text covers many of the struggles Nephi faced while trying to get his family to the promised land. We read of his trials and how he and his brothers respond to them. One of the lessons of 1 Nephi is that how you respond to your trials will shapeContinue Reading

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Jan 26, 2020
Ep 32 | 1 Nephi 11-15, Come Follow Me 2020 (Jan 20-26)
48:30

Once Nephi sees the tree, he realizes that this is the only thing that will make us happy. Every thing else is just an imitation. The show notes for this episode can be found here. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Stitcher Listen On Spotify Listen on YouTube

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Jan 18, 2020
Ep 31 | 1 Nephi 8-10, Come Follow Me 2020 (Jan 13-19)
52:28

Why is the vision of the Tree of Life in the Book of Mormon? How will Nephi use this vision throughout the rest of his writings? What are the 5 major images of 1 Nephi 8 and what role do they play in the text? For another way to viewContinue Reading

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Jan 12, 2020
Ep 30 | 1 Nephi 1-7, Come Follow Me 2020 (Jan 6-12)
49:32

In this podcast we discuss some of the overarching messages of 1 Nephi 1-7. How is 1 Nephi 1 like an overview of the whole Book of Mormon? What invitation does God make to you in 1 Nephi 1? How does our response to trial influence our happiness, those aroundContinue Reading

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Jan 05, 2020
Ep 29 | Structure of the Book of Mormon, Come Follow Me 2020 (Dec 30 – Jan 5)
46:17

In this podcast we discuss the background to the actual sources of the Book of Mormon, why it is called The Book of Mormon, the overall time period of the book, as well as a breakdown of the source material for the Large and Small Plates of Nephi. The Mosiah-FirstContinue Reading

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Dec 31, 2019
Ep 28 | Introductory Pages of the Book of Mormon, Come Follow Me 2020 (Dec 30-Jan 5)
38:38

We are excited to do these podcasts on the Book of Mormon. Please join us in sharing this podcast with your friends! For the Book of Mormon translation timeline, go here. To see the final testimonies of the 3 witnesses to the plates of the Book of Mormon, go here.Continue Reading

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Dec 23, 2019
Ep 27 | Revelation 19-22, Come Follow Me 2019 (Dec 23-29)
31:17

The fourteenth and final (at least for now!) in our series of podcasts about the book of Revelation. In this podcast we discuss the two feasts in Revelation 19. What do they teach us about Christ? What is the golden cube coming down from heaven doing in this text? WhatContinue Reading

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Dec 20, 2019
Ep 26 | Revelation 17-18, Come Follow Me 2019 (Dec 23-29)
23:43

The thirteenth in our series of podcasts about the book of Revelation. Are we sometimes chasing the dainties and missing the point? Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Stitcher Listen On Spotify Listen on YouTube

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Dec 20, 2019
Ep 25 | Revelation 14-16, Come Follow Me 2019 (Dec 23-29)
28:34

The twelfth in our series of podcasts about the book of Revelation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Stitcher Listen On Spotify Listen on YouTube

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Dec 19, 2019
Ep 24 | Revelation 13, Come Follow Me 2019 (Dec 23-29)
28:44

The eleventh in our series of podcasts about the book of Revelation. What are these two beasts doing in this chapter? What is the message that John has for his readers? Why does John use the number 666 for the mark of the beast? And what is this mark? HowContinue Reading

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Dec 19, 2019
Ep 23 | Revelation 12, Come Follow Me 2019 (Dec 23-29)
32:50

The tenth in our series of podcasts about the book of Revelation. Who is the woman? Why does a dragon want to eat her unborn child? How can we better understand the highly symbolic nature of this text and how does it apply in your life? All this and moreContinue Reading

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Dec 19, 2019
Ep 22 | Revelation 11, Come Follow Me 2019 (Dec 9-15)
22:19

The ninth in our series of podcasts about the book of Revelation. Who are the witnesses slain in Revelation 11? How is this relevant to us today? If you like the work we have put into this, please like and share as it will help others find us. And thanksContinue Reading

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Dec 13, 2019
Ep 21 | Revelation 8-10, Come Follow Me 2019 (Dec 9-15)
33:45

The eighth in our series of podcasts about the book of Revelation. What is the message of the trumpets in Revelation 8-9? Why is John told to “eat a book” in Revelation 10? What is this book and what is the point? How is this an invitation to you? AllContinue Reading

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Dec 13, 2019
Ep 20 | Revelation 7, Come Follow Me 2019 (Dec 9-15)
35:23

The seventh in our series of podcasts about the book of Revelation. Who are the people in Revelation 7 with the seal of God in their foreheads? What is the message of this chapter and what does this teach us about the nature of God? All this and more inContinue Reading

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Dec 13, 2019
Ep 19 | Revelation 5-6, Come Follow Me 2019 (Dec 9-15)
36:44

The sixth in our series of podcasts about the book of Revelation. In this podcast we discuss the opening of the book with seven seals. What is the message of these first few seals? What is the main question of Revelation 6? What is the symbolism of the right hand?Continue Reading

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Dec 12, 2019
Ep 18 | Revelation 4, Come Follow Me 2019 (Dec 9-15)
25:15

The fifth in our series of podcasts about the book of Revelation. In this episode we see John’s entrance into the throne room of God. The way this text is organized tells us a story. What is it? What do the chairs tells us about God, his character, and howContinue Reading

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Dec 11, 2019
Ep 17 | Revelation 3, Come Follow Me 2019 (Dec 9-15)
38:22

The fourth in our series of podcasts about the book of Revelation. In this episode we talk about the letters to the churches as well as the powerful symbolism of the Savior standing at the door, knocking. What is theosis or divinization? Did the early Christians believe that man couldContinue Reading

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Dec 06, 2019
Ep 16 | Revelation 2, Come Follow Me 2019 (Dec 9-15)
33:06

The third in our series of podcasts about the book of Revelation. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Stitcher Listen On Spotify Listen on YouTube

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Dec 05, 2019
Ep 15 | Revelation 1, Come Follow Me 2019 (Dec 9-15)
30:19

The second in our series of podcasts about the book of Revelation. In this episode we examine how the first chapter of Revelation gives readers practice at understanding the symbols of the book. Revelation 1.20 really unlocks so much of the chapter. How is Revelation tied into Nephi and Isaiah’sContinue Reading

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Nov 30, 2019
Ep 14 | Revelation Overview, Come Follow Me 2019 (Dec 9-15)
29:49

The first in our series of podcasts about the book of Revelation. This episode is an overview of the entire book. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Stitcher Listen On Spotify Listen on YouTube

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Nov 27, 2019
Ep 13 | 1 -3 John & Jude, Come Follow Me 2019 (Dec 2-8)
32:40

The overall message of 1-3 John is love. How do we love God, and how do we show others that we love him? We will briefly address authorship of 1-3 John, as well as some revelations of the Restoration that unlock more about this text. Although Jude is a smallContinue Reading

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Nov 25, 2019
Ep 12 | 1 & 2 Peter, Come Follow Me 2019 (Nov 25-Dec 1)
41:14

Why do bad things happen to good people? How can the writings of 1-2 Peter give us strength to follow Jesus despite our suffering? We discuss the martyrdom of Peter and his commitment to Christ, even in death. What relationship does 1-2 Peter have with the apocryphal book 1 EnochContinue Reading

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Nov 18, 2019
Ep 11 | James, Come Follow Me 2019 (Nov 18-Nov 24)
21:22

James was the brother of Jesus. What was his overall message? How do the words of James fit into Christian history? How has this text been read over the years? Why is James so important to the Restoration of the Gospel? James teaches a practical approach to religion, and this certainlyContinue Reading

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Nov 11, 2019
Ep 10 | Bishops In Early Christianity
25:50

Bonus episode! Why isn’t Paul addressing bishops in his letters? What does this have to do with the Pastoral epistles (1-2 Timothy and Titus)? When did the first bishops arise? What does this have to do with the dating of the Pastoral epistles? In this podcast, Mike addresses these andContinue Reading

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Nov 11, 2019
Ep 9 | Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself!
25:50

Bonus episode!  Do you have a tendency to be too hard on yourself and compare yourself to others?  Bryce gives a great talk illustrating how God views us and how we can view ourselves as we really are. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Stitcher ListenContinue Reading

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Nov 04, 2019
Ep 8 | Hebrews, Come Follow Me 2019 (Nov 4-17)
44:42

Readers of Hebrews often ask, “What is the point of the book of Hebrews? Who wrote this document? Is it even important?” In this podcast Mike & Bryce discuss the text known as the book of Hebrews. They discuss some of the issues the early Christians had regarding their doubtsContinue Reading

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Oct 28, 2019
Ep 7 | Philemon, Come Follow Me 2019 (Oct 28-Nov 3)
19:33

What is going on in Philemon? Did he (Philemon) really “own” a person? Was slavery permitted in early Christianity? How were the seeds of the liberation of slaves planted in the text of the New Testament? Why did the King James Translators write “servant” when the word “slave” was inContinue Reading

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Oct 21, 2019
Ep 6 | 1 & 2 Timothy & Titus, Come Follow Me 2019 (Oct 28-Nov 3)
33:38

Why are 1-2 Timothy and Titus called “The Pastoral Epistles”? Why were these books written? If you only had a minute to cover the main idea of these three letters, what would you say? Bryce and Mike give a great approach to the overall idea of these 3 small lettersContinue Reading

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Oct 21, 2019
Ep 5 | 1 & 2 Thessalonians, Come Follow Me 2019 (Oct 21-27)
31:53

Can Paul be right about things pertaining to the Second Coming but be off on his timing? What are some ways we can use these texts to teach others that have relevance today? Why should we study these two letters? How are they similar and how are they different? ShowContinue Reading

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Oct 15, 2019
Ep 4 | Philippians & Colossians, Come Follow Me 2019 (Oct 14-20)
57:30

Paul is happy in Philippians (even though he is in prison). Why? Why is Paul so full of joy as he writes this text? How can Philippians teach me more about sacred ordinances and coming unto Jesus? Learn some cool Greek words: koinonia, summorphizo, and katalambano – see how theseContinue Reading

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Oct 08, 2019
Ep 3 | Ephesians, Come Follow Me 2019 (Sept 30-Oct 13)
1:03:41

What is going on in Ephesians? How does grace and faith work in our salvation? What are “household codes” and what exactly is Paul saying in Ephesians 5.22-6.9? How is Ephesians 1 all about the temple and First Temple Israelite religion and why is this relevant to a Latter-day Saint?Continue Reading

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Oct 02, 2019
Ep 2 | Galatians, Come Follow Me 2019 (Sept 23–29)
28:39

Why is Paul so upset? Why does Paul call the Galatians “foolish”? What is the schoolmaster? Mike and Bryce discuss choosing to have faith and caging the natural man, illustrating ways that the epistle to the Galatians (one of the earliest Christian documents) has relevance today. Listen on Apple PodcastsContinue Reading

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Sep 29, 2019
Ep 1 | How to Get the Most out of Scripture Study, Come Follow Me 2019

Mike & Bryce share tips for finding relevance in scripture study. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Stitcher Listen On Spotify Listen on YouTube

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Sep 28, 2019