Unshaken Saints

By Jared Halverson

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Seismic shifts in the religious and secular landscapes are destabilizing the faith of millions. Join religious educator Jared Halverson as he explores restored scripture, doctrine, history, and practice; examines patterns and pitfalls in navigating faith crisis; and wrestles with ways to make your faith unshaken. ___________ Hello my friends, I’m Jared Halverson and this is Unshaken. I’ve spent my life studying the scriptures, my professional career teaching them, and my education at a Bible-belt divinity school exploring ways they have been used and abused, attacked and defended. And I’d like to share with you some of the things I’ve learned. In March of 2020 I created a YouTube channel called Unshaken, and six months later we hit our one millionth view, as people around the world are eagerly pursuing an unshaken faith in God by immersing themselves in His word. More and more viewers have been asking for an audio-only version of the lessons on Unshaken, and this podcast is my attempt to meet those needs. What it lacks in the visuals shown on YouTube, or the polished sound of a podcast-only production, it hopefully makes up for in its accessibility to the drivers, joggers, and multi-taskers out there who want to study their scriptures “on the go.” To you, welcome to our verse-by-verse, Come Follow Me study of the scriptures. I pray that it helps your faith in Christ become unshaken. __________ Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.

Episode Date
Isaiah 58-66: ”Beauty for Ashes”
03:24:25

An in-depth study of Isaiah 58-66. This lesson focuses on the true fast, the delightful Sabbath, hatching eggs of iniquity, groping for the wall, the armor of God, beauty for ashes, robes of righteousness, marriage and a new name, watchmen on the walls, treading the winepress alone, reshaping the clay, filthy rags, the law of the harvest, giving birth to the kingdom of God, and more.

0:00 Introduction

3:44 The False Fast

12:50 The True Fast

32:18 The Sabbath, a Delight

43:59 Sin as Separation

50:44 Hatching the Eggs of Iniquity

58:01 Groping for the Wall

1:05:16 Truth Is Fallen

1:09:58 The Armor of God

1:16:35 Rise & Shine

1:19:44 The Gathering

1:36:50 Beauty for Ashes

1:48:25 Priests & Ministers in Robes of Righteousness

1:58:10 Marriage & a New Name

2:02:08 Watchmen on the Walls

2:08:20 Treading the Winepress Alone

2:16:42 Vengeance, Love, & Perfect Empathy

2:27:02 Filthy Rags

2:33:03 Reshaping the Clay

2:37:31 Reaping What We Sow

2:47:36 New Heavens & a New Earth

2:54:06 Rejecting False Worship

3:02:23 Giving Birth to the Kingdom of God

3:14:01 Happy Endings?

3:21:29 Conclusion

Sep 28, 2022
Isaiah 50-57: ”Man of Sorrows”
03:38:57

An in-depth study of Isaiah 50-57. This lesson focuses on feeling forsaken, the tongue of the learned, fading fashions, sparks, beautiful garments and beautiful feet, the suffering servant, substitutionary atonement, the Savior's seed, enlarging the tent, everlasting kindness, higher ways & higher thoughts, wasted money, the water cycle, those who don't fit the mold, a place and a name, covenant infidelity, and more.

0:00 Introduction

3:21 The Isaiah Relay in the Book of Mormon

9:40 Feeling Forsaken

19:44 The Tongue of the Learned

21:40 Submitting to His Persecutors

27:50 Fading Fashions

30:57 The Lord's Light or Our Sparks

35:18 Examples of Persevering Faith

44:40 Trust in the Lord

57:53 Putting on Your Beautiful Garments

1:11:26 Beautiful Feet

1:24:06 Depart from Babylon

1:27:19 Shutting the Mouths of Kings

1:31:12 The Suffering Servant

1:45:43 The Substitutionary Atonement

1:53:25 Sheep, Shepherd, & and the Savior's Seed

2:12:02 Enlarging the Tent

2:20:57 Everlasting Kindness

2:29:05 The Smith Blowing the Coals

2:35:38 Purchase Price & Wasted Money

2:41:46 Higher Ways & Higher Thoughts

2:47:11 The Water Cycle

2:51:04 To Those Who Don't Fit the Mold

3:02:14 Something Better, A Place & A Name

3:16:44 Woe to the Wicked

3:20:15 Covenant Infidelity

3:27:31 No Peace to the Wicked

3:35:06 Conclusion

Sep 21, 2022
Isaiah 36-49: ”Comfort Ye My People”
04:39:34

An in-depth study of Isaiah 36-49. This lesson focuses on the Assyrian invasion and scattering of Israel, the doors of death, having a will to offer, comforting the afflicted, highway construction, a mother's care, comparing God, the gift of prophecy, true identity, Cyrus and Christ, idols and graven images, the fall of Babylon, the Savior's scars, returning children, the shoulders of kings, and more.

0:00 Introduction

4:42 The Assyrian Invasion & the Scattering of Israel

21:03 Facing the Doors of Death

29:20 Having a Will to Offer

43:55 Comfort Ye My People

1:06:58 Highway Construction

1:18:12 Care for the Mothers

1:23:13 Trying to Describe God

1:31:39 The Foolishness of False Gods

1:41:20 A Message of Encouragement

1:58:58 The Gift of Prophecy

2:05:29 The Promised Messiah

2:21:07 The Promise of Redemption

2:37:56 True Identity or False Gods

2:54:51 Raising Up a Deliverer

3:11:17 Idol Gods or the God of Israel

3:17:56 The Fall of Babylon

3:31:51 Chosen & Purified

3:47:49 Born to Gather

3:58:57 Not Forsaken nor Forgotten

4:13:05 Who Hath Begotten Me These?

4:26:52 On the Shoulders of Kings

4:36:16 Conclusion

Sep 15, 2022
Isaiah 13-35: ”A Marvelous Work and a Wonder”
05:25:31

An in-depth study of Isaiah 13-35. This lesson focuses on Nephi's use of Isaiah, the fall of Babylon, Lucifer's downfall, the gift of gathered Israel, highway construction, worldliness & materialism, apostasy & restoration, the nail in a sure place, a feast of fat things, redeeming the vineyard, short beds and small blankets, planting & harvesting wisely, a voice from the dust, a sealed book, a marvelous work and a wonder, lane assist, the latter-day Zion, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:13 Nephi's Use of Isaiah

14:13 The Fall of Babylon

31:15 Lucifer's Downfall

57:11 The Bird Cast Out of Its Nest

1:05:23 Reaping with the Arm

1:10:41 The Gift of Gathered Israel

1:28:03 A Highway Across the Middle East

1:44:03 Naked & Barefoot, Labor & Watching the Night

1:56:38 The Nail in a Sure Place

2:21:42 Worldliness & Materialism

2:30:57 Apostasy & Restoration

2:48:35 A Feast of Fat Things

2:58:36 Praise & Promise

3:12:56 Redeeming the Vineyard

3:20:39 Strong Drink, Short Beds, & Small Coverings

3:43:36 Planting & Harvesting Wisely

3:53:05 A Voice from the Dust

4:05:28 A Sealed Book & a Marvelous Work

4:23:48 Speaking Smooth Things

4:36:47 Lane Assist & Intensifying Light

4:50:30 Quietness & Assurance

4:56:26 Destruction & Deliverance

5:10:02 The Day of the Lord

5:16:35 The Latter-day Zion

5:23:55 Conclusion

Sep 07, 2022
Isaiah 1-12: ”Great Are the Words of Isaiah”
04:35:54

An in-depth study of Isaiah 1-12. This lesson focuses on making sense of Isaiah, understanding Hebrew poetry, God's case against Israel, the mountain of the Lord, pride & worldliness, corruption in the vineyard, swift messengers, the calling of Isaiah, the promise of a Savior, the threat of Assyria, trusting the Lord, light in darkness, stubbornness & pride, new growth from an old stump, the Messiah & the Millennium, an ensign to the nations, and more.

0:00 Introduction to Isaiah

14:58 Keys to Understand Isaiah

23:35 Hebrew Poetry

41:28 The Case Against Israel

1:00:06 Worship & Repentance

1:24:50 The Mountain of the Lord

1:31:38 Pulling Down Pride

1:46:22 The Worldliness of the Daughters of Zion

2:07:29 The Cleansing of Zion

2:17:37 Corruption in the Vineyard

2:36:27 Calling for Swift Messengers

2:42:19 The Calling of Isaiah

2:59:45 The Promise of a Savior

3:16:55 The Threat of Assyria

3:21:06 Impending Destruction

3:26:38 Trust in the Lord

3:32:30 Shining Light into the Darkness

3:41:02 Using Assyria as an Instrument

3:55:13 Taking Credit to Ourselves

4:06:06 New Growth from an Old Stump

4:17:13 The Messiah & the Millennium

4:25:35 An Ensign to the Nations

4:30:58 Israel's Song of Salvation

4:33:02 Conclusion

Aug 31, 2022
The Books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon: ”The Beginning of Wisdom”
05:08:55

An in-depth study of the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. This lesson focuses on wisdom and foolishness, trusting the Lord, rivers of fire, Sophia, Mother in Heaven, parenting, alcoholism, mockery, a virtuous woman, pessimism, vanity, seasons, death, the purposes of life, love songs, an army with banners, and more.

0:00 Introduction to Proverbs

9:34 The Beginning of Wisdom (chp. 1-2)

21:36 Trust in the Lord (3)

36:03 Choosing the Right Woman (4-5)

45:23 Ants, Deadly Sins, & Rivers of Fire (6-7)

59:29 Sophia as Mother in Heaven (8)

1:16:17 Wisdom Compared to Foolishness (10-12)

1:29:14 Riches, Pride, Goals, Children, & Strife (13-15)

1:44:11 Hearts, Highways, Self-Discipline, Friends, & Fools (16-18)

1:57:58 Gifts, Loans, Parenting, Wine, Work, & Deep Water (19-20)

2:12:41 Peace, Generosity, Consecration, & Conservatism (21-22)

2:22:54 Deceitful Meat, Alcoholism, Adversity, & Sweetness (23-24)

2:34:40 Hot Coals & Cold Water, to Mock or Not to Mock (25-27)

2:48:53 Wickedness, Repentance, Leadership, & Contentment (28-30)

2:59:17 A Virthous Woman (31)

3:22:58 Introduction to Ecclesiastes

3:35:12 All Is Vanity

3:47:44 To Everything There Is a Season

3:55:44 No Escape from the Grave

4:02:44 Open Your Ears More than Your Mouth

4:11:29 What's the Point?

4:22:28 No Labor in the Grave

4:33:07 The Conclusion of the Whole Matter

4:38:51 Song of Solomon

4:45:57 A Song of Love

5:00:42 Fair as the Moon, Clear as the Sun

5:06:20 Conclusion

Aug 25, 2022
Psalms 101-150: ”One More Strain of Praise”
03:53:24

An in-depth study of Psalms 101-150. This lesson focuses on "the set time," condescension & compassion, forgiveness, hallelujahs, building on the Rock that was rejected, rejoicing in God's word, psalms of ascent, the peace of Jerusalem, the blessing of children, being weaned, the rivers of Babylon, Davidic psalms, doxology, and more.

0:00 Introduction

5:36 Commitment, Complaint, & the Set Time (101-102)

17:29 A Masterpiece of Mercy (103)

34:14 Praise for Creating & Covenanting (104-105)

41:55 Forgiveness & Thanksgiving (106-107)

57:22 Victory & vindication (108-110)

1:10:33 Acrostics & Hallelujahs (111-117)

1:29:31 Building on the Rock You Rejected (118)

1:43:13 Rejoicing in God's Word (119)

2:26:32 Psalms of Ascent (120-126)

2:41:35 The Blessing of Children (127-128)

2:49:49 Completing the Climb (129-136)

3:01:06 By the Rivers of Babylon (137)

3:11:58 Davidic Psalms (138-144)

3:29:27 Praise & a Final Doxology (145-149)

3:40:28 One More Strain of Praise (150)

3:49:03 Conclusion

Aug 17, 2022
Psalms 49-100: ”Make a Joyful Noise”
04:23:17

An in-depth study of Psalms 49-100. This lesson focuses on worldly wealth, covenant renewal, godly sorrow, disloyalty, innocent suffering, rocks & wings, finding family, messianic psalms, envying the wicked, the bitter cup, dealing with depression, gods in embryo, redemptive turbulence, mercy & truth's kiss, wayward children, sanctuaries in time and space, and more.

0:00 Introduction

5:09 Worldly Wealth (49)

12:41 Covenant Renewal (50)

26:12 A Plea for Forgiveness (51)

48:58 Wickedness, Doubt, & Disloyalty (52-55)

1:05:41 Pleas for Help, Mercy, & Vengeance (56-58)

1:14:16 Innocent Suffering, and a Call to Arms (59-60)

1:22:33 Rocks, Wings, Walls, Water, & Weapons (61-64)

1:37:20 Thanksgiving, Finding Family, & the House of the Lord (65-68)

2:01:25 Messianic Psalms & Deep Waters (69-72)

2:18:29 Envying the Wicked, Apostasy, & the Bitter Cup (73-76)

2:29:34 Dealing with Depression (77)

2:40:19 Learning from the Past (78)

2:52:16 Planting & Renewing (79-81)

2:59:58 Gods in Embryo (82)

3:07:15 Redemptive Turbulence & the Temple (83-84)

3:15:31 Mercy & Truth's Kiss (85-87)

3:25:51 Work for the Dead & Wayward Children (88-89)

3:40:11 Long Life, Safety, & Sanctuaries in Time & Space (90-94)

3:56:56 Enthronement Hymns & Psalms of Celebration (95-99)

4:10:42 The Thanksgiving Psalm (100)

4:16:07 Conclusion

Aug 12, 2022
Psalms 1-48: ”The Lord Is My Shepherd”
03:44:02

An in-depth study of Psalms 1-48. This lesson focuses on the power of poetry and music, history & prophecy, pondering & prayer, trouble & trust, messianic messages, the Good Shepherd, the House of the Lord, worthiness & readiness, plea & praise, hiding & hope, forgiveness & relief, songs of Zion, and more.

0:00 Introduction to the Psalms

15:46 Instructional Psalm (1)

22:38 History & Prophecy, David & Absalom (2-3)

33:47 Pondering, Prayer, Penitence, & Precaution (4-7)

45:38 Psalms of Praise (8-9)

53:00 Trouble & Trust (10-14)

1:11:27 Worthiness, Loyalty, Sincerity, & Thanksgiving (15-18)

1:31:05 Creation, Law, & Victory (19-20)

1:35:47 Messianic Psalms, Gethsemane & Calvary (21-22)

1:55:16 The Lord Is My Shepherd (23)

2:05:34 The House of the Lord & Humble Petitions (24-25)

2:14:43 Temple Worthiness & Readiness (26-27)

2:32:32 Plea, Praise, & Prayer (28-30)

2:37:31 Deliverance for Christ & through Christ (31)

2:44:22 Confession, Hiding, & Hope (32-34)

2:55:43 False Witnesses & Wickedness (35-37)

3:04:20 Forgiveness, Relief, & Thanksgiving (38-40)

3:16:36 Breaking Bread & Thirsting after Water (41-45)

3:30:49 Songs of Zion (46-48)

3:38:32 Conclusion

Aug 03, 2022
The Book of Job: ”Yet Will I Trust in Him”
05:11:22

An in-depth study of the book of Job. This lesson focuses on theodicy, Satan's plan, trials & testimony, sin & suffering, reasoning with God, the mortal side of Christ, wickedness & happiness, our day in court, innocence or holiness, wisdom & worthiness, the Creator's Cosmos, a double portion, entitlements & explanations, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:16 Theodicy & the Book of Job

14:32 Perfect Job

21:31 Satan's Plan

33:26 Job's Trials & Testimony

50:11 Physical Suffering & Spiritual Doubt

1:01:39 Friends' Company & Job's Lament

1:16:05 Assuming that Suffering Equals Sin (Eliphaz Round 1)

1:27:16 Job's Self-Defense

1:42:41 Justifying the Lord (Bildad Round 1)

2:01:59 Revealing & Reasoning with God (Zophar Round 1)

2:16:38 Death & Resurrection

2:21:52 Job as Mortal Side of Jesus (Eliphaz Round 2)

2:41:46 Job's Testimony (Bildad Round 2)

2:53:01 Wickedness Never was Happiness (Zophar Round 2)

3:01:07 Accusations & Demanding a Day in Court (Eliphaz Round 3)

3:11:36 Innocence or Holiness (Bildad Round 3)

3:22:13 Wisdom & Worthiness

3:36:01 Job's Closing Argument

3:43:54 Elihu Speaks Up

3:52:48 God is Good and Can Be Trusted

4:16:50 God Reveals Himself

4:30:12 Job Repents & Reviews the Lessons Learned

4:46:19 A Double Portion

4:56:35 Conclusion - The Lesson of Job

Jul 27, 2022
Esther: ”For Such a Time as This”
02:55:28

An in-depth study of the book of Esther. This lesson focuses on objectification and self-respect, overcoming prejudices, preparing to meet the King, courage, the timing of our birth, worthiness and the divine will, pride and self-centeredness, fighting darkness with light, the Feast of Purim, types and shadows of Christ,and more.

0:00 Introduction to the Book of Esther

9:01 Exalting the King & Objectifying the Queen

31:34 Mordecai & Esther

43:16 Avoiding Prejudices

54:15 Preparing to Meet the King

1:01:48 Haman & Mordecai

1:22:20 Esther's Courage

1:46:48 Esther Before the King

2:01:35 Mordecai Is Honored

2:16:50 Haman's Demise

2:24:02 Esther's Real Request

2:35:46 The Feast of Purim

2:48:28 Types of Christ

2:53:45 Conclusion

Jul 20, 2022
Ezra-Nehemiah: Rebuilding the Broken
04:41:57

An in-depth study of the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, which recount the reconstruction of the temple and walls of Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity. This lesson focuses on rebuilding broken things, hindering the work, overcoming opposition, godly sorrow, changing our ways, dealing with depression, rhetoric & ridicule, lifting where we stand, trowel & sword, and more.

0:00 Introduction

3:33 Destruction & Reconstruction

11:49 Prequel to the Return from Babylon

19:00 The Decree of Cyrus

24:50 Returning Remnants & Family Trees

38:07 Rebuilding the Temple

51:49 Hindering the Work

1:13:51 Overcoming Opposition

1:27:21 Ezra & the Second Return

1:46:15 Godly Sorrow for Sin

2:16:23 Changing Our Ways

2:33:56 Nehemiah's Prayer of Repentance

2:44:55 Dealing with Depression

2:57:06 Rhetoric & Ridicule

3:07:52 Lift Where You Stand

3:15:42 Ringing the Bells of Hell

3:28:34 Trowel & Sword

3:43:04 Breaking Economic Bonds

3:49:01 Saying "Oh No" to Ono

4:06:11 Reenthroning the Scriptures

4:14:21 A Historical Prayer

4:28:08 Sealing & Resettling

4:34:19 Remembered by God

4:39:40 Conclusion

Jul 13, 2022
2 Kings 14-25: The Scattering of Israel
05:31:54

An in-depth study of the second half of 2 Kings, which recount the reigns of Amaziah, Uzziah, Ahaz, Hezekiah, and Josiah, kings of Judah. This lesson focuses on establishing historical context for the prophetic books to come, Jeckyl & Hyde, pride, overstepping our bounds, the evolution of apostasy, the ways of the world, the scattering of Israel, rededicating our temples, changing the mind of God, divine absence, the destruction of Jerusalem, and more.

0:00 Introduction

1:06 Historical & Personal Context

9:12 Amaziah's Jeckyl & Hyde

21:18 Pride Goeth Before the Fall

32:10 Uzziah's Help Going to His Head

45:11 Assyria Approaches & the Scattering Begins

57:19 Ahaz & the Evolution of Apostasy

1:21:20 Following the Ways of the World

1:38:11 Explaining the Scattering Play by Play

2:11:42 Hezekiah's Iconoclasm

2:24:27 Cleansing & Rededicating the Temple

2:50:41 Renewing the Passover

3:18:44 Taunting & Trust

3:37:28 Hezekiah & Isaiah

4:02:01 Changing the Mind of God

4:11:43 Tried by God's Absence

4:23:16 Hezekiah's Tunnel

4:29:28 Manasseh's Wickedness & Repentance

4:40:05 Josiah & the Book of the Law

4:54:05 Josiah's Reform

5:13:31 The Babylonian Captivity

5:20:22 The Destruction of Jerusalem

5:26:28 Conclusion

Jul 07, 2022
2 Kings 1-13: The Ministry of Elisha
05:01:02

An in-depth study of 2 Kings 1-13, which recounts the ministry of Elisha. This lesson focuses on passing the mantle, mocking "baldness," the widow's oil, the Shunammite woman, Naaman the leper, Gehazi's greed, floating iron, eyes to see, the end of Ahab & Jezebel, repairing the Temple, a prophet's bones, and more.

0:00 Introduction

3:53 Elijah and the Captains of 50

20:57 Elisha's Loyalty to Elijah

31:11 Elijah Caught Up to Heaven

40:45 Passing the Mantle

56:26 Salting the Spring

1:01:52 Mocking Bald Elisha

1:09:37 Victory Over the Enemies of Israel

1:23:04 The Widow's Oil

1:32:31 Making Room for the Prophet

1:42:26 Raising the Woman's Son

2:06:00 Embodying the Condescension of Christ

2:12:22 Replacing Bad with Good & Inadequacy with Abundance

2:16:22 Naaman the Leper

2:45:15 Gehazi's Greed

3:00:38 Floating Iron

3:07:59 Eyes to See

3:17:28 Scarcity and Abundance

3:39:50 Seeing a Future You're Meant to Avoid

3:54:15 Choosing the Wrong Side of the Family Tree

4:01:51 The Death of Jezebel & the End of Ahab's Line

4:14:49 Jehosheba, Jehoiada, & the Return of the King

4:28:08 Repairing the Temple

4:40:05 Losing a Righteous Influence

4:47:13 The Death of Elisha

4:55:13 Conclusion

Jun 29, 2022
1 Kings 12-22: ”How Long Halt Ye Between Two Opinions?”
05:18:57

An in-depth study of 1 Kings 12-22, which recount the reigns of Jeroboam, Rehoboam, Asa, Ahab, and Jehoshaphat, and the ministry of the prophet Elijah. This lesson focuses on overzealousness or laxity, counterfeit or real religion, reform and obedience, wickedness or righteousness, trust in the Lord, false or true prophets, the still, small voice, the valley of decision, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:54 The Books of Chronicles

11:00 Chronicles on David & Solomon

27:12 Rehoboam's Overzealous Leadership

49:29 Jeroboam's Convenient Idolatry

1:02:36 Counterfeit vs. Real Religion

1:14:06 Real Reform & Exact Obedience

1:26:28 Vision in a Blind Seer

1:47:26 Abijam & Asa

2:10:12 Wickedness in Israel

2:17:01 Sealing the Heavens

2:26:20 Elijah & the Widow of Zarephath

2:44:10 Raising the Widow's Son

2:56:42 Elijah & the Priests of Baal

3:37:41 The Still, Small Voice

3:57:09 Elijah Calls Elisha

4:00:05 God of the Hills & Valleys

4:06:47 Misplaced Mercy or Exact Obedience

4:14:15 Ahab & Jezebel

4:20:21 King Jehoshaphat

4:25:22 False Prophets or True?

4:45:23 Jehoshaphat's Repentance & Reform

4:50:38 Fear, Fasting, and Faith

4:59:59 Stand Still & See the Salvation of the Lord

5:09:26 The Valley of Decision

5:15:49 Conclusion

Jun 22, 2022
2 Samuel 1-1 Kings 11: David & Solomon
07:24:14

An in-depth study of 2 Samuel and the first half of 1 Kings, which recounts the reigns of King David and King Solomon. This lesson focuses on loving your enemies, proclaiming peace, steadying the ark, David and Bathsheba, Amnon and Tamar, the rebellion of Absalom, a prodigal's return, wisdom, largeness of heart, judging without becoming judgmental, building with cedar and gold, temple dedications, worldliness and materialism, and more.

0:00 Introduction

4:30 3 Kings of United Israel

8:50 Mourning for Jonathan & Saul

26:23 David Anointed King of Judah

32:58 Proclaiming Peace

41:17 The Rise of David

53:28 King Over All Israel

1:05:17 Steadying the Ark

1:26:47 Desire to Build the Temple

1:50:18 Extending the Kingdom & Establishing Peace

2:08:45 David & Bathsheba

2:51:05 David's Sin Is Revealed

3:09:24 Amnon & Tamar

3:30:30 Absalom Flees & Returns: Reconciliation

3:47:24 Absalom's Rebellion

4:06:50 The Death of Absalom

4:15:41 Recovering from Rebellion

4:38:56 A Psalm of David

4:46:23 The Arm of Flesh

5:04:55 David's Last Days

5:08:02 Solomon as Successor

5:30:34 The Wisdom of Solomon

5:43:57 Discerning a Mother & Dividing a Child

5:55:56 Largeness of Heart

6:02:44 Building the Temple

6:23:40 Cedar and Gold

6:32:14 The Dedication of the Temple

6:58:02 Wisdom or Wealth?

7:02:21 Worldliness and Materialism

7:19:23 Conclusion

Jun 15, 2022
1 Samuel 8-31: ”The Battle Is the Lord’s”
05:19:29

An in-depth study of 1 Samuel 8-31, which includes the stories of Samuel, Saul, Jonathan, David, Goliath, and Abigail. This lesson focuses on honoring choices you don't agree with, sacrifice & obedience, true courage, the inward vs. the outward, carrying your own shield of faith, love and envy, position or person, loving our enemies, forgiveness and the atonement (the story of Abigail is a must-learn!), and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:23 When a Loved One Makes a Choice You Don't Agree With

26:00 The Samuel Principle

40:12 The Call of Saul

52:51 Saul Anointed & Transformed

1:05:02 Israel United, Rebuked, & Reassured

1:19:46 Saul Offers Sacrifice

1:26:24 No Smiths in Israel

1:33:20 Jonathan & the Philistine Garrison

1:53:44 To Obey Is Better than Sacrifice

2:15:39 Samuel Chooses David

2:31:09 David & Goliath

3:10:29 Jonathan's Love & Saul's Envy

3:43:37 Saul versus David

4:09:37 David Spares Saul's Life

4:20:06 David & Abigail

4:43:18 David Spares Saul Again

4:52:14 The Witch of Endor

5:00:29 David among the Philistines

5:12:45 The End of Saul

5:17:19 Conclusion

Jun 08, 2022
Ruth - 1 Samuel 7: ”Whither Thou Goest...”
04:01:17

An in-depth study of the Book of Ruth and the first 7 chapters of 1 Samuel, which cover the stories of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz, and those of Hannah, Eli, and Samuel. This lesson focuses on living with loss, waiting for blessings, selflessness over selfishness, honoring the stranger, gleaning in the right fields, comforting the afflicted, waiting for blessings, trusting fallible leaders, raiders of the lost ark, and more.

0:00 Introduction to the Book of Ruth

4:18 Famine & Loss

11:44 Thinking of Others or Thinking of Self

26:47 Putting Your Blessings on Hold to Bless Others

31:27 Deciding to Go or to Stay

40:15 Giving In & Going Home

45:43 Gleaning in Boaz's Field

54:17 Providing & Protecting

57:42 Honoring the Stranger

1:03:17 Trust Under the Wings

1:09:05 Going Above & Beyond the Minimum

1:18:13 A Near Kinsman

1:25:26 Gleaning in the Right Fields

1:31:33 Ruth & Boaz at the Threshingfloor

1:42:20 Spreading the Skirt

1:54:10 Redeeming Ruth

2:05:00 Hannah's Portion & Provocation

2:16:06 Comforting the Afflicted

2:21:09 Hannah's Prayer & Eli's Misjudgment

2:36:44 Hannah & Samuel

2:48:45 The Song of Hannah

2:56:09 The Sins of the Sons of Eli

3:12:54 Samuel's Call

3:26:25 Raiders of the Lost Ark

3:35:45 The Consequences of Taking the Ark Unworthily

3:49:44 Returning to the Lord

3:55:26 Conclusion: Ebenezer

Jun 01, 2022
The Book of Judges: The Pride Cycle
05:03:56

An in-depth study of the Book of Judges, which recounts round after round of the pride cycle as leadership in Israel passes from judge to judge. This lesson focuses on the pride cycle, an incomplete conquest, mothers in Israel, the song of Deborah, faith and doubt, the parable of the bramble, Jephthah and his daughter, Samson's strength and weakness, the problem of priestcraft, defending virtue, and more. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Old Testament!

0:00 Introduction to the Book of Judges

3:01 The Pride Cycle

14:46 An Incomplete Conquest

23:29 Making the Rounds of Righteousness & Wickedness

43:25 The First Minor Judges

51:24 Deborah & Jael

1:08:06 The Song of Deborah & Mothers in Israel

1:31:45 Gideon's Doubt & Faith

1:54:49 The Sword of the Lord & of Gideon

2:17:28 Gideon's Aftermath

2:29:33 Abimelech's Reign & the Parable of the Bramble

2:44:07 Justice & Mercy, Goodness & Grief

2:52:11 Jephthah & His Daughter

3:14:07 Samson's Strength & Weakness

3:53:49 Samson & Delilah

4:14:46 Micah and the Problem of Priestcraft

4:32:13 The Levite's Concubine and the Price of Virtue

4:59:23 Conclusion

May 25, 2022
The Book of Joshua: ”Choose You This Day”
04:16:25

An in-depth study of the Book of Joshua, which recounts Israel's entry into the Promised Land and their conquest of Canaan. This lesson focuses on filling shoes, crossing the Jordan, the Battle of Jericho, Achan the accursed, lengthening our days, the mainstream and the margins, and more.

0:00 Introduction

5:31 Joshua, filling shoes

16:37 Preparing for the Promised Land

34:05 Rahab in Jericho

53:34 Crossing the Jordan River

1:08:02 Magnifying, Memorializing, and Renewing Covenants

1:30:19 The Battle of Jericho

1:46:45 Achan the Accursed

2:19:53 The Battle of Ai

2:25:42 The Gibeonites' Trick

2:37:11 God Fighting Battles & Lengthening Days

2:53:11 The Conquest Continues & Caleb Stakes a Claim

3:10:28 Inheritances in Israel

3:30:15 Mainstream & Margin, Exceptions & Rules

4:12:59 Conclusion

May 18, 2022
The Book of Deuteronomy: ”Lest Ye Forget”
05:07:01

An indepth study of the Book of Deuteronomy, which recounts Moses' recitation of the Law before Israel enters the Promised Land. This lesson focuses on urgency & obedience, faith over fear, accepting what God gives you, a God so nigh, staying within the covenant, blessings and curses, choosing life, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:33 The Book of Deuteronomy

9:53 Urgency & Obedience

23:54 Faith over Fear & Honoring Others' Territory

36:11 Learning to Accept What God Gives You

47:06 The Charge to Obey

1:00:18 A God so Nigh

1:11:51 Loving & Remembering God

1:30:55 Staying Within the Covenant

1:41:32 Learning Humility

1:56:52 Obedience, Blessings, & Curses

2:12:45 Snared by False Gods

2:23:45 Being Different & Caring for the Different

2:44:25 True Leaders & True Messengers

2:57:53 Civil Law & the Laws of Enlistment

3:26:54 Transgender

3:37:02 Immorality, Adultery, & Rape

3:47:55 The Fugitive Slave Act, Foreign Labor, & Convicts

4:04:19 Blessings & Memorials

4:12:30 Blessings & Curses

4:22:12 Choose Life

4:33:40 Final Charge & Final Blessings

4:53:22 The Passing of Moses

5:00:04 Conclusion

May 12, 2022
The Book of Numbers: ”Look and Live”
06:06:32

An indepth study of the Book of Numbers, which recounts the Israelites' 40 years of wandering in the wilderness and the lessons they learned along the way. This lesson focuses on ransoming the firstborn, awakening a guilty conscience, balancing flexibility and obedience, murmuring and meekness, faith or fear, the brazen serpent, Balaam's donkey, and more. 

0:00 Introduction

2:21 The Book of Numbers: "Wander, Wander, Die"

12:44 Numbering Israel & Setting up Camp

22:08 Setting Up Camp

31:29 Ransoming the Firstborn

51:28 Awakening a Guilty Conscience

1:06:56 Set Apart for God

1:24:26 Gifts to God

1:41:55 Flexibility & Obedience

1:59:09 Murmuring about the Manna

2:18:15 The Meekness of Moses

2:47:05 Spying Out the Land

2:57:16 Faith or Fear

3:14:18 Rebellion in the Ranks

3:36:55 Proof of the Priesthood

3:54:24 Moses' Mistake

4:07:34 The Brazen Serpent

4:20:23 Balaam & the Rewards of Unrighteousness

5:00:18 Idolatry & Adultery

5:09:00 Renumbering Israel & Exceptions to the Rule

5:18:47 Successors & Mentors

5:35:47 Unity & Diversity

5:46:33 Exodus & Inheritance

5:58:59 Conclusion

May 05, 2022
The Book of Leviticus (& Exodus 35-40): ”Holiness to the Lord”
04:50:04

An indepth study of the Book of Leviticus, along with Exodus 35-40, which recounts the construction of the Tabernacle and sacrificial rites and religious rituals of ancient Israel. This lesson focuses on the power of symbolism, offering our all, strange fire, cleansing the leper, the Day of Atonement, pilgrimage feasts, knowing the Lord, and more.

0:00 Introduction

1:18 Symbolism

11:51 A Willing and Wise Heart

30:06 Offering Our All

40:35 Melting Down Our Mirrors

45:52 Finishing the Tabernacle

1:00:36 Intro to Leviticus

1:05:55 Burnt Offerings

1:22:08 Meat & Peace Offerings

1:34:58 Sin & Trespass Offerings

1:54:37 Providing for the Priests & Consecrating Them

2:02:43 True Fire and Strange Fire

2:30:34 Clean and Unclean

2:44:37 Quarantining Iniquity

2:54:36 Cleansing the Leper

3:14:18 Issues of Blood

3:22:07 Day of Atonement & the Scapegoat

3:40:45 I Am the Lord

3:48:35 Being Different & Making a Difference

4:04:19 Feasts of the Jewish Calendar

4:08:17 The Strictness of the Law

4:18:34 The Jubilee

4:28:49 Blessings or Curses

4:39:42 Knowing What or Why or Who

4:47:58 Conclusion

Apr 29, 2022
Exodus 24-34: Tabernacle or Golden Calf?
04:06:38

An indepth study of Exodus 24-34, which recounts the design of the Tabernacle and the story of the Golden Calf. This lesson focuses on experiences with God, bearing and wearing the priesthood, plundering the riches of Egypt, glory or goodness, the lesser priesthood, and more.

0:00 Introduction

5:18 Accepting the Law

17:54 Experiences with God

31:49 Designing the Tabernacle

40:45 The Ark of the Covenant

1:01:07 The Table of Shewbread & the Candlestick

1:09:41 The Tent of Testimony

1:29:40 The Priestly Garments

1:59:35 Preparing the Priests

2:09:27 The Incense Altar, Laver, and Anointing Oil

2:22:09 Called to Construct

2:27:19 The Golden Calf

2:50:37 Consuming Consequences

3:07:18 Near or Far from God

3:19:19 Goodness or Glory

3:29:25 New Tablets & Lesser Priesthood

3:45:08 God's Reintroduction

3:50:18 Being True to God

4:00:31 Veiling our Radiance

4:04:59 Conclusion

Apr 20, 2022
Exodus 18-23: ”Ascending Sinai”
03:56:46

An indepth study of Exodus 18-23, which recounts Israel's journey to Mount Sinai and the giving of the Ten Commandments and other laws. This lesson focuses on teaching and training, learning to delegate, a peculiar people, the Ten Commandments, civil and criminal law, enforced empathy, and more.

0:00 Introduction

4:53 Jethro, Moses, and the Blessings of Extended Family

15:04 What the Lord has Done

19:31 Learning to Lead: Doing For or Doing To

35:16 Teach Correct Principles & Let Them Govern Themselves

1:08:48 Learning to Delegate

1:26:08 Claiming a Peculiar People

1:35:31 Preparing the People for Sinai

1:58:46 The Ten Commandments (#1-3)

2:15:20 Remembering the Sabbath

2:25:47 Honoring Father & Mother

2:31:08 The Last Five Commandments

2:41:02 Reacting to the Law

2:52:18 Getting Your Ear Pierced

2:58:08 Civil & Criminal Law

3:20:04 Enforced Empathy

3:26:43 Preserving Justice

3:34:07 Pilgrimage Feasts

3:43:38 Preparing for the Promised Land

3:50:54 Conclusion

Apr 14, 2022
Easter Message: ”Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace”
01:23:38

An Easter message focused on the phrase from Hebrews 4:16, "come boldly to the throne of grace." This lesson focuses on the ark of the covenant, the Holy of Holies, recognizing our need for grace, not fearing what others might think, gaining confidence before God, and more.

0:00 Introduction

8:28 Coming Boldly

14:43 The Throne of Grace

19:41 The Holy of Holies

23:16 The Day of Atonement & Raiders of the Lost Ark

29:02 Acknowledging Our Need for Grace

34:22 Fear of What Others Might Think

52:20 Fear of Facing God

58:39 The Compassion & Condescension of Christ

1:15:01 Christ and the Veil

1:19:34 Come unto Christ

Apr 07, 2022
Exodus 14-17: ”Parting the Waters”
02:37:18

An indepth study of Exodus 14-17, which recounts Israel's crossing of the Red, receiving manna from heaven, and murmuring along the way. This lesson focuses on becoming entangled in sin, faith or fear, standing still or moving forward, the sea of faith, not living by bread alone, sustaining the prophet, and more.

0:00 Introduction

6:38 Entangled in Sin

16:45 Faith or Fear

22:19 Stand Still or Move Forward

27:50 Impossible Commands

38:03 Parting the Waters

52:30 Swallowed Up in the Sea

58:15 The Sea of Faith

1:04:42 The Song of Moses

1:21:52 Murmuring at Marah

1:32:25 Manna from Heaven

1:59:14 Memorializing the Manna

2:06:49 More Murmuring

2:18:01 Sustaining the Prophet

2:29:17 Conclusion

Mar 30, 2022
Exodus 7-13: ”Let My People Go”
03:27:15

An indepth study of Exodus 7-13, which recounts the story of Israel's exodus from Egypt, from the first plague to the Passover. This lesson focuses on wandering children, lessons from the plagues, unconditional surrender, Passover symbolism, redeeming the firstborn, leaving Egypt, and more.

0:00 Introduction

1:06 Will Wandering Children Return

6:51 Stephen's Story of Moses

24:28 Hearkening to Prophets

33:08 Moses & Aaron against Pharaoh

37:09 Water to Blood

45:44 Letting Our Sins Go

50:05 Frogs & the Consequences of Sin

1:00:24 Lice & Natural Consequences

1:07:51 Flies & Obeying on Our Terms

1:16:33 Cattle & Distinguishing the Righteous from the Wicked

1:19:36 Boils, Pestilence, & Hitting the Heart

1:24:00 Hail & Deciding for Ourselves

1:35:44 Locusts & Last Chances

1:47:11 Darkness & Total Sacrifice

1:52:47 Plundering the Riches of Egypt

2:04:33 The Final Warning

2:10:16 Passover Symbolism

2:22:38 Besting the Gods of Egypt

2:26:55 The Feast of Unleavened Bread

2:36:27 More Passover Instructions

2:40:59 Unconditional Surrender

2:50:14 More Passover Commandments

3:00:49 Redeeming the Firstborn

3:16:02 Leaving Egypt

3:21:34 Conclusion

Mar 23, 2022
Exodus 1-6: ”The Burning Bush”
03:22:09

An indepth study of Exodus 1-6, which recounts the story of Moses from birth, through his experience at the Burning Bush, to his return to Egypt. This lesson focuses on women of deliverance, defending the defenseless, turning aside to see, the great I AM, trusting God, passing down the covenant, and more. 

0:00 Introduction

5:22 A Pharaoh who know not Joseph

13:40 Women of Deliverance

28:35 Entrusting Children to the Lord

53:30 Defending the Defenseless

1:12:50 The Burning Bush

1:27:19 Rounds of Reassurance

1:29:39 Coming to Know I AM

1:38:56 Promised Blessings

1:47:12 Trusting God

1:54:59 Weaknesses & Strengths

2:12:07 Passing Down the Covenant

2:30:37 Moses before Pharaoh

2:36:34 Sacrificing Time & the 2-sided Handcart

2:46:25 Bricks without Straw

2:57:04 An Effectual Struggle Remains

3:05:03 Overcoming Adversity

3:15:22 Conclusion

Mar 16, 2022
Genesis 42-50: ”Joseph & His Brothers”
03:17:31

An indepth study of Genesis 42-50, which recounts the story of Joseph in Egypt and his reconciliation with his brothers. This lesson focuses on faith and forgiveness, types and shadows of Christ, true remorse, transactions or relationships, the Bread of Life, Patriarchal Blessings, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:32 Faith & Forgiveness

7:39 Making Use of the Means

12:00 Getting Past the Strange & Rough

16:07 The Nakedness of the Land

18:38 True Men or True Remorse

30:22 Joseph's Response

33:29 Money in their Sacks

40:41 Collateral & Christ

51:10 Brother Benjamin

56:58 Debt or Gift

1:01:03 The Bitter Cup

1:14:25 Forgiveness & Reconciliation

1:35:15 Joseph & Jacob

1:40:35 Sacrificing all for the Bread of Life

1:55:21 Ephraim & Manasseh

2:17:27 Patriarchal Blessings & the 12 Tribes

2:43:12 Doubting Forgiveness

2:57:36 Joseph's Prophecy of Joseph Smith

Mar 09, 2022
Genesis 37-41: ”Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors”
03:05:35

An indepth study of Genesis 37-41, which recounts the story of Joseph being sold into Egypt and rising to prominence there. This lesson focuses on parental sacrifice, the coat of many colors, morality in the face of temptation, our attitude during adversity, laying up in store, the Hymn of the Pearl, and more.

0:00 Introduction

1:58 The Birth of Benjamin

15:06 Joseph's Birthright

19:25 The Coat of Many Colors

29:19 Joseph's Dreams

36:20 Selling Joseph into Egypt

53:03 Potiphar: Setting the Stage

56:57 Judah & Tamar

1:16:58 Tamar's Twins & Connections to Christ

1:27:16 Joseph & Potiphar

1:32:13 Joseph & Potiphar's Wife

2:02:57 Attitude in Adversity

2:09:53 Interpreting Dreams

2:21:21 Joseph before Pharaoh

2:40:38 Laying Up in Store

2:56:15 The Hymn of the Pearl

Mar 02, 2022
Genesis 28-36: ”Jacob’s Ladder”
03:53:56

An indepth study of Genesis 28-36, which recounts the experiences of Jacob, his marriages to Rachel and Leah, and his reconciliation with Esau. This lesson focuses on the 4 C's (competition, comparison, criticism, and complaint), climbing Jacob's ladder, compensatory blessings, parting ways, the returning prodigal, and more. 

0:00 Introduction

2:14 Sharing Spiritual Experiences

4:48 Covenant Marriage

18:33 The Vertical Straight & Narrow

26:06 Renewing the Abrahamic Covenant

28:41 God with us

42:44 Wells of Living Water

45:58 Meeting Rachel

54:54 Rachel & Leah

1:02:07 Jacob's & Rachel's Love

1:08:17 Leah or Rachel

1:15:09 Compensatory Blessings

1:19:49 All in a Name

1:25:30 Familial Arms Race

1:42:15 Remembered by God

1:48:16 Jacob's Flocks

1:56:21 Tangible Supports to Intangible Faith

2:01:58 Parting Ways

2:18:16 Letting them Leave

2:42:38 Returning to the Promised Land

2:51:59 Wrestling the Angel

3:03:29 The Prodigal Son

3:10:56 Reunion with our Elder Brother

3:22:28 The Rape of Dinah

3:30:35 Misusing the Covenant

3:41:52 Back to Bethel

Feb 23, 2022
Genesis 24-27: ”Isaac & Rebekah”
03:09:38

An indepth study of Genesis 24-27, which recounts the experiences of Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, and Esau. This lesson focuses on covenant couples, honoring agency in marriage, joining families, barrenness and birth, prizing the promises, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:44 A Last Look at Lot

5:12 Salting the Earth

7:25 Creating Covenant Couples

12:38 Honoring Agency in Marriage

18:50 Holding the High Ground

22:41 Seeking a Covenant Companion

32:14 Remarkable Rebekah

45:17 Entwining Family Trees

52:42 The Right Place at the Right Time

58:01 Giving a Faithful Narraive

1:04:19 Speaking Kindly & Truly

1:09:03 Failed Hopes or False Conclusions

1:15:05 Urgency & Decisiveness

1:23:27 The Passing of Parents

1:28:50 Barrenness and Birth

1:38:01 Personalities of Esau & Jacob

1:46:52 Degrees of (Social) Glory

1:52:41 The Mess of Pottage

2:01:42 Renewing the Covenant

2:07:41 Isaac & Abimelech

2:25:05 "Stealing" the Blessing

2:41:07 Judging Jacob

2:46:10 Esau's Remorse

2:58:30 Covenant Continuation

3:00:55 Conclusion

Feb 16, 2022
Genesis 18-23: ”Abraham & Isaac”
03:59:54

An indepth study of Genesis 18-23, which recounts the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the account of Abraham and Isaac. This lesson focuses on the law of hospitality, Sarah's laughter, the sanctuary of standards, the sins of Sodom, sacrifice and faith, wrenching the heart strings, and more. 

0:00 Introduction

1:53 True Messengers

4:32 Hospitality

10:00 Sarah's Laughter

17:48 Pleasure this Side of Paradise

20:02 Too Hard for God

25:23 Revealing Secrets

29:13 Condescension & Comprehension

33:19 Bartering with God

44:10 Inching Toward Sodom

48:42 The Sanctuary of Standards

54:07 Sins of Sodom

1:12:35 Homosexuality

1:45:50 Standing Up to Sodom

2:03:19 Fleeing Sodom

2:13:55 Don't Look Back

2:19:22 Lot's Daughters

2:24:37 Sarah's Repeated Test

2:29:16 Abraham & Abimelech

2:41:07 Isaac's Birth

2:47:00 Hagar & Ishmael

2:58:43 Making Peace

3:02:31 Abraham & Isaac

3:16:20 Sacrifice

3:26:01 Teaching the Atonement

3:38:49 The Death of Sarah

3:45:11 The Faith of Abraham & Sarah

3:52:48 Life from Death

Feb 09, 2022
Genesis 12-17; Abraham 1-2: ”Abraham & Sarah”
03:34:42

An indepth study of Genesis 12-17 and Abraham 1-2, which recounts the life of Abraham and Sarah leading up to the birth of Isaac. This lesson focuses on the Abrahamic Covenant, the blessings of the fathers, exclusivity and inclusivity, choosing between Sodom and Salem, pride from above and pride from below, the significance of circumcision, and more.

0:00 Welcome

3:32 Looking to Abraham & Sarah

10:09 Looking for More

14:40 The Fathers vs. My Fathers

21:36 The Daughters of Onitah

26:47 Abraham Delivered & Called

33:18 Journey to the Promised Land

40:43 Priesthood Promises

44:43 The Importance of Posterity

47:02 Temple Sealings & the Abrahamic Covenant

50:49 Exclusivity vs. Inclusivity

57:19 Seeking & Finding

1:02:21 Establishing Altars

1:10:41 The Sacrifice of Sarah

1:23:43 Abraham & Lot

1:37:43 Rescuing Lot

1:45:36 Sodom or Salem

1:53:40 Melchizedek

2:06:14 The Promise of Seed

2:14:33 The Confines of Covenant

2:19:52 Waiting for the Cup to Fill

2:28:17 Sarah & Hagar

2:40:51 Pride from Above and Pride from Below

2:49:55 Facing Awkward Conversations

2:53:19 Ishmael

2:57:58 Covenant Renewed

3:03:20 Circumcision

3:10:43 Sarah

3:19:58 Immediate Obedience

3:21:45 Wanting the Blessings of Abraham

Feb 02, 2022
Genesis 6-11; Moses 8: ”The Flood”
02:07:10

An indepth study of Genesis 6-11 and Moses 8, which recounts the ministry of Noah, the Flood, and the Tower of Babel. This lesson focuses on Falls and Floods, ignoring consequences, preachers of righteousness, the Ark and the Temple, a New Creation, the Rainbow, shortcuts to heaven, and more. 

0:00 Welcome

2:10 3 Falls & 3 Floods

6:31 Marriage Outside the Covenant

10:10 Refusing to Hearken

12:05 Ignoring Consequences

15:43 Violence & Corruption

21:58 Caught Up or Held Back

27:07 Noah's Character & Commission

37:35 Flood & Famine

40:09 A Merciful Flood

54:07 The Ark

1:06:51 Gopher Wood & Pitch

1:14:17 A New Creation

1:20:06 The Rainbow

1:30:33 Wickedness Resumes

1:32:02 Animals' Fear of Man

1:37:24 Noah, Ham, & the Curse of Canaan

1:52:46 The Tower of Babel

2:04:09 Conclusion

Jan 26, 2022
Moses 7: ”The Lord Called His People Zion”
01:51:54

An indepth study of Moses 7, which recounts the visions of Enoch and Zion being caught up to heaven. This lesson focuses on building Zion, the devil's laughter, the God Who weeps, coming to know God's heart, Mother Earth, flooding the world with truth, and more.

0:00 Welcome

1:59 Joseph Smith Translation and Moses 7

7:26 Building Zion

12:47 Study of Moses 7

15:52 Conversations at Higher Elevations

19:37 Wickedness Spreads

26:29 Enoch's Faith, Power, & Language

31:16 Zion, City of Holiness

39:34 Visions of Wickedness

42:49 Satan's Laughter

48:01 Noah's Converts

49:55 A Weeping God

1:00:33 The Two Great Commandments

1:05:04 The Wickedness of the World

1:09:26 Sorrow over Our Suffering

1:15:45 The Suffering of the Savior

1:18:14 Understanding God's Heart

1:22:11 The Flood

1:26:49 The Coming of Christ

1:29:38 Mother Earth

1:40:42 A Flood of Truth

1:49:23 Conclusion

Jan 19, 2022
Genesis 5; Moses 6: ”Teach these Things Freely”
02:28:50

An indepth study of Genesis 5 and Moses 6, which recounts the genealogy of Adam and the ministry of Enoch. This lesson focuses on experiential knowledge, multi-generational families of faith, the sense of inadequacy, divine reassurances, moving mountains and rerouting rivers, celestial homesickness, and more.

0:00 Introduction

0:59 Moses 6-7 background

4:06 Cognitive vs. Experiential Knowledge

9:28 Artwork of Cain & Abel

17:47 The Births of Cain and Seth

23:01 Naming Seth

25:53 Genealogy of Adam

29:27 Pulled between Opposing Forces

35:12 Multigenerational Families of Faith

38:52 Scriptural Literacy

42:18 Passing down Priesthood

46:36 Prophesying & Preaching

49:52 Enoch

54:29 Heart, Ears, and Eyes

59:44 What Enoch was Up Against

1:04:11 Sense of Inadequacy

1:07:54 Divine Reassurance

1:13:38 Opening Ears & Filling Mouths

1:26:23 Moving Mountains & Rerouting Rivers

1:30:23 Spiritual Sight

1:37:23 Reactions to the Call to Repent

1:40:37 A Wild Man

1:46:21 Knowing Those Who Know God

1:49:34 Enoch's (and Adam's) Message

2:00:15 Tasting and Prizing

2:07:35 The Law of the Gospel; Birth & Rebirth

2:18:13 Celestial Homesickness

2:24:08 Conclusion

Jan 12, 2022
Genesis 3-4; Moses 4-5: ”Choose for Thyself” (The Fall)
03:05:36

An indepth study of the Fall accounts in Genesis 4-5 and Moses 4-5. This lesson focuses on stages of faith, Lucifer's rebellion, temptation, the Fortunate Fall, Eve's courageous decision, risking death for a greater life, hiding from Heaven, coats of skins, Cain and Abel, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:07 Introducing the Fall

4:09 Stages of Faith

15:48 Proving Contraries

19:34 The Fall of Lucifer

38:00 Tempting Eve

43:38 Preserving Agency & Accountability

51:04 The Evolution of Sin

57:20 Adam's Choice & Eve's Proposal

1:04:13 The Fortunate Fall

1:13:00 Beguiled? Deciding Alone

1:18:50 Willing to Risk It

1:26:17 Hiding their Nakedness

1:37:14 Curses as Blessings in Disguise

1:42:44 And He Shall Rule Over Thee

1:51:15 Thorns & Thistles, Sweat & Bread

1:56:09 Eve as Mother

1:59:31 Coats of Skins

2:01:38 Cherubim: Time to Prepare

2:11:16 Learning the Law of Sacrifice

2:25:13 The Real Fall

2:28:49 Faith to Have a Family

2:35:03 Cain & Satan

2:43:07 Cain & Abel

2:49:52 Cain's Posterity

2:55:22 Redemption from the Fall

2:57:56 Artwork from Eden

Jan 06, 2022
Genesis 1-2; Moses 2-3; Abraham 4-5: ”In the Beginning”
02:14:11

An indepth study of the Creation accounts in Genesis 1-2, Moses 2-3, and Abraham 4-5. This lesson focuses on spiritual principles in the days of Creation, spiritual and physical creation, being children of God, the Sabbath, the symbolism of "dust" and "rib," the need for a "help meet," being "naked and unashamed," the Christ in creation, and more.

0:00 Introduction

0:57 Studying the Creation: scientifically or spiritually

11:59 Creation accounts

23:11 Premortal Plan / Spiritual Creation

27:38 Creation ex nihilo

33:26 Overarching lessons from Creation

45:47 Days of Creation

46:57 Day 1

51:59 Day 2

55:44 Day 3

1:00:36 Day 4

1:03:28 Day 5

1:05:41 Day 6

1:06:57 Day 7

1:13:29 Review of Days

1:14:59 Children of God

1:26:42 The Temple in Genesis 2

1:28:26 Initiatory: Dust and Rib

1:39:06 Endowment: The Garden of Eden

1:43:46 Sealing: Eve and Womanhood

2:05:40 Naked and Not Ashamed

2:09:47 Christ in Creation

Dec 31, 2021
Moses 1; Abraham 3: ”My Work and My Glory”
02:49:21

An indepth study of Moses 1 and Abraham 3, which tell of Moses' epiphanies and Abraham's astronomy/theology lesson. This lesson focuses on proving the contraries of "the Infinite" and "the Intimate" when it comes to God, and "Dust" and "Divinity" when it comes to ourselves; overcoming the adversary; focusing on what matters most; the "orbits" of stars and souls; the premortal plan; and more.

0:00 Welcome Back!

4:17 Old Testament Intro

24:18 Background of Moses 1

35:31 Approach to Old Testament study

39:29 Study of Moses 1

40:25 God's Work and Glory

47:01 Coming into God's Presence

49:43 The Infinite and the Intimate

1:07:32 Dust and Divinity

1:15:32 Overcoming the Adversary

1:51:12 The Second Round of Revelation

1:55:49 Science and Religion

2:05:42 Things that Matter Most

2:10:39 Study of Abraham 1

2:36:48 Controversy over the Book of Abraham

Dec 26, 2021
Official Declarations 1 & 2: ”Long Promised Day” (polygamy and race & the priesthood)
02:39:10

An indepth study of Official Declarations 1 & 2, the Manifesto of Wilford Woodruff ending the practice of plural marriage, and the revelation of Spencer W. Kimball extending the priesthood to all worthy males, regardless of race. This lesson focuses on plural marriage, prophetic guidance, independent testimony, non-negotiables, dealing with change, racial issues in LDS history, and more.

Time stamps:

   - Background on Official Declaration #1 - 1:46

   - Study of Official Declaration #1 - 30:37

   - Excerpts of 3 addresses by Wilford Woodruff - 46:54

   - Navigating Change - 1:23:59

   - Background on Official Declaration #2 - 1:31:05

   - Study of Official Declaration #2 - 2:18:48

Dec 07, 2021
The Articles of Faith: ”We Believe”
02:02:43

A verse-by-verse study of the Articles of Faith, Joseph Smith's 1842 summary of the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This lesson focuses on Trinitarianism, the Fall, the Atonement, Faith in Christ, scripture, revelation, the Second Coming, religious freedom, Christlike attributes, and more.

Time stamps:

   - Background on Official Declarations 1 & 2 - 2:16

   - Background on the Articles of Faith - 10:59

   - Study of the Articles of Faith - 23:00

Dec 05, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 137-138: ”The Heavens were Opened”
02:11:26

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 137-138, Joseph Smith's 1836 vision of the Celestial Kingdom and Joseph F. Smith's 1918 vision of the redemption of the dead. This lesson focuses on God's surprising generosity, the salvation of children, the fate of the unevangelized, pondering the scriptures, multiplying time by multiplying messengers, God's "paternal regard" and "ample provision," and more. Time stamps:

   - Historical background - 3:10

   - Study of D&C 137 - 6:33

   - Study of D&C 138 - 35:11

Nov 27, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 135-136: ”Endings and Beginnings” (The Martyrdom of Joseph Smith)
02:35:26

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 135-136, John Taylor's description of the martyrdom of Joseph Smith and a revelation to Brigham Young as the pioneers were pursuing their westward journey. This lesson focuses on the last days of Joseph Smith, a rhetorical analysis of the Nauvoo Expositor, Joseph Smith's role in extending the blessings of salvation through Christ, our journey through the wilderness, preparing for those who come behind, comparing the Exoduses of ancient and modern Israel, the "Wander, Wander Die" principle, and more. Time stamps:

   - Background on the Martyrdom of Joseph Smith - 4:34

   - The Nauvoo Expositor - 15:10

   - Study of D&C 135 - 45:28

   - Study of D&C 136 - 1:32:46

Nov 21, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 133-134: ”Go Ye Out of Babylon”
02:41:51

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 133-134, the appendix of the Doctrine and Covenants and a statement of beliefs regarding governments. This lesson focuses on preparing for the Second Coming, Zioni vs. Babylon, the shortest verse in all scripture, a prophet of the lost tribes, robes of reminding red, the separation of Church and State, the free exercise of religion, cultural compromises regarding slavery, and more. Time stamps:

   - Background of D&C 133 - 3:43

   - Study of D&C 133 - 10:17

   - Study of D&C 134 - 1:43:31

Nov 14, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 132: ”The New & Everlasting Covenant” (part 2 of 2 - Celestial Marriage & Plural Marriage)
03:20:46

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 132, a revelation about eternal marriage and plural marriage. This lesson focuses on the oversexualization of society, rules and exceptions, legal loopholes, the law of God, till death do you part, the weight of glory, revelation and commandment, Abrahamic tests, Emma Smith, and more.

Nov 09, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 129-131: ”The New & Everlasting Covenant” (part 1 of 2)
02:03:51

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 129-131, revelations about discerning heavenly messengers, miscellaneous items of instruction, and the highest degree of the Celestial Kingdom. This lesson focuses on studying plural marriage, discerning truth from error, glorified sociality, the Urim & Thummim, knowledge and intelligence, exaltation, having your calling and election made sure, and more.

Time stamps:

   - Studying Plural Marriage - 2:08

   - Study of D&C 129 - 11:50

   - Study of D&C 130 - 35:55

   - Study of D&C 131 - 1:39:24

Nov 08, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 125-128: ”For the Living and the Dead”
02:40:04

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 125-128, revelations about building up the Church near Nauvoo, the ministry of Brigham Young, and baptisms for the dead. This lesson focuses on how we live vs. where we live, unity and diversity, religious work/life balance, exploratory interviews, attitude in adversity, bold and binding doctrines, welding links, scriptural flexibility, exclamation points, and more. Time stamps:

   - Historical Background - 0:45

   - Study of D&C 125 - 10:47

   - Study of D&C 126 - 28:15

   - Study of D&C 127 - 45:59

   - Study of D&C 128 - 1:16:36

Oct 27, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 124: ”A House unto My Name”
02:55:46

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 124, a revelation regarding the building up of Nauvoo, particularly the Nauvoo Temple and the Nauvoo House. This lesson focuses on bold proclamations, integrity vs. "iffyness," baptisms for the dead, order vs. enthusiasm, Temple ordinances, accepting will for deed, welcoming weary travelers, "investing" in the Kingdom of God, and more.

Oct 23, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 121-123: ”Peace Be unto Thy Soul”
02:49:53

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 121-123, excerpts from a letter written by Joseph Smith while imprisoned in Liberty Jail. This lesson focuses on faith through affliction, enduring it well, false accusations, the knowledge of God, unrighteous dominion, confidence before God, hitting Rock bottom, the chains of hell, remaining workways, and more. 

Time stamps:

   - Historical Background - 3:19

   - Study of D&C 121 - 19:09

   - Study of D&C 122 - 1:53:56

   - Study of D&C 123 - 2:12:33

Oct 16, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 115-120: ”Sacrifice Shall Be More Sacred”
02:30:26

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 115-120, revelations about establishing the Church in Far West, Missouri. This lesson focuses on the name of the Church, lights and standards, cornerstones and capstones, divine patterns, Adam-ondi-Ahman, overcoming materialism and covetousness, impossible missions, tithing, and more. 

Time stamps:

   - Historical Background - 5:31

   - Study of D&C 115 - 12:31

   - Study of D&C 116 - 57:03

   - Study of D&C 117 - 1:08:13

   - Study of D&C 118 - 1:44:15

   - Study of D&C 119 - 2:07:48

   - Study of D&C 120 - 2:21:11

Oct 09, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 111-114: ”All Things for Your Good”
02:24:18

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 111-114, revelations about a trip to Salem, Massachusetts, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, questions from the book of Isaiah, and filling vacancies in Church leadership. This lesson focuses on the best of times and the worst of times, trust vs. cynicism, divinity vs. humanity, bringing faith out of folly, the heads and tails of individual attributes, treasures of many kinds, screenwriter vs. coach, filling shoes, asking questions, scriptural flexibility, and more.

Time stamps:

   - Historical Background - 0:41

   - Study of D&C 111 - 14:40

   - Study of D&C 112 - 55:08

   - Study of D&C 114 - 1:45:36

   - Study of D&C 113 - 1:53:15

Sep 30, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 109-110: ”A Place of My Holiness”
02:52:47

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 109-110, the dedicatory prayer of the Kirtland Temple and an account of the visitation of heavenly beings there. This lesson focuses on the temple and personal sacrifice, growing up in God, repentance, holding a name and standing, the face of Christ, priesthood keys, leaving different, and more. Time stamps:

   - Historical Background - 3:00

   - Study of D&C 109 - 27:42

   - Study of D&C 110 - 2:21:52

Sep 21, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 106-108: ”To Have the Heavens Opened”
02:37:25

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 106-108, revelations given to Warren Cowdery and Lyman Sherman and a revelation on priesthood and priesthood organization. This lesson focuses on peer pressure, types of priesthood, the significance of Melchizedek, presiding quorums, balancing equality and hierarchy, decision making, leaving people better than you found them, and more.  Time stamps:

   - Historical Context - 2:59

   - Study of D&C 106 - 12:22

   - Study of D&C 107 - 22:13

   - Study of D&C 108 - 2:16:10

Link to video of press conference with President Eyring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8tcc...

Sep 14, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 102-105: ”The Redemption of Zion”
03:40:56

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 102-105, revelations organizing a high council in Kirtland, providing for the poor and needy, and calling and later disbanding Zion's Camp. This lesson focuses on delegation, worthiness and competence, Church discipline, advance notice, redemption through power, providing in the Lord's own way, stewardship vs. ownership, dealing with debt, transcendent vs. transactional sacrifice, and more.

Time stamps:

   - Historical Context - 2:16

   - Study of D&C 102 - 7:45

   - Study of D&C 103 - 52:54

   - Study of D&C 104 - 1:39:43

   - Study of D&C 105 - 2:55:15

Sep 07, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 98-101: ”Be Still and Know”
03:44:53

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 98-101, revelations regarding the persecution the Saints were facing in Missouri, as well as several missions various Saints were serving. This lesson focuses on attitude in adversity, the law of the land, passing our proving grounds, just war theory, maintaining the moral high ground, entrusting your family to God, science and creation, watchmen on the tower, the U.S. Constitution, the flip side of freedom, and more. Time stamps:

   - Historical Context - 1:16

   - Study of D&C 98 - 13:07

   - Study of D&C 99 - 1:25:36

   - Study of D&C 100 - 1:36:13

   - Study of D&C 101 - 1:52:09

Aug 31, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 94-97: "For the Salvation of Zion"
02:31:36

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 94-97, revelations regarding the construction of temples in Kirtland and Independence. This lesson focuses on the 3 Ss of gospel teaching, cedar and gold, following the Lord's patterns, darkness at noon day, balancing dominion and delegation, removing incumbrances, observing our covenants by sacrifice, building or becoming, and more.

Time stamps:

   - Principles of Gospel Teaching - 2:30

   - Making Scripture Relevant - 7:21

   - Study of D&C 94 - 20:28

   - Study of D&C 95 - 48:35

   - Study of D&C 96 - 1:33:47

   - Study of D&C 97 - 1:44:35

Aug 24, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 93: "Who & How We Worship"
02:04:48

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 93, a revelation explaining who and how we worship. This lesson focuses on ignorantly worshipping, seeing and knowing God, Christ's condescension, "grace for grace" and "grace to grace," perpetual progress, raising children in light and truth, and more. Plus parallels to the King Follett Discourse.

Aug 17, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 89-92: "A Word of Wisdom"
02:59:50

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 89-92, revelations regarding the Word of Wisdom, the First Presidency, and the Apocrypha. This lesson focuses on body, mind, and spirit, "weak" Saints, commercialism and consumerism, physical and spiritual health, the oracles of God, balancing limits and love, welcoming new members, judging potential sources of truth, and more.

Time stamps:

   - Study of D&C 89 - 2:45

   - Study of D&C 90 - 1:28:54

   - Study of D&C 92 - 2:40:27

   - Study of D&C 91 - 2:47:11

Aug 10, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 88: "Every Needful Thing"
03:17:04

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 88, a revelation known as "the Olive Leaf," the Lord's message of peace to us. This lesson focuses on the Savior's peace, the Second Comforter, the Light of Christ, the relationship of law and glory, like attracting like, finding God in nature, worlds without number, the purposes of education, a mini Book of Revelation, building the Temple, the School of the Prophets, and more. 

Aug 05, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 85-87: "Wheat & Tares"
02:19:36

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 85-87, a revelation clarifying consecration in Zion, an explanation of the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares, and a prophecy on war. This lesson focuses on discerning differences, record keeping, enrolling in Sainthood 101, "the one mighty and strong," steadying the ark, scripture study, working across the soil spectrum, wars and rumors of wars, running to "home base," and more. Time stamps:

   - Study of D&C 85 - 6:16

   - Study of D&C 86 - 1:08:19

   - Study of D&C 87 - 1:49:22

Jul 27, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 84: "The Power of Godliness"
03:14:09

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 84, a revelation on priesthood, the word of God, and missionary work. This lesson focuses on restoring God's people, priesthood ordinances and ordination, the differences between the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods, member missionary work, homing beacons and tuning forks, the Book of Mormon, and more.

Time stamps:

   - Background of D&C 84 - 4:43

   - Priesthood - 7:17

   - The Word of God - 1:26:04

   - Missionary Work - 2:11:09

Jul 22, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 81-83: "Much Given, Much Required"
02:04:21

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 81-83, revelations concerning the calling of a counselor to Joseph Smith, the organization of the United Firm, and caring for widows and orphans. This lesson focuses on filling leadership holes, being faithful in counsel, balancing initiative and deference, falling back into former sins, spiritual musical chairs, binding God, spiritual border wars, learning from Babylon, regular maintenance, and more.

Time stamps:

   - Study of D&C 81 - 6:45

   - Study of D&C 82 - 35:39

   - Study of D&C 83 - 1:40:20

Jul 14, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 77-80: "I Will Lead You Along"
02:17:08

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 77-80, an explanation of parts of the Book of Revelation, a revelation organizing the United Firm, and the calling of several missionaries. This lesson focuses on struggles with symbolism, asking questions, life on a sea of glass, opening the 7 seals, programs vs. principles, becoming independent above, the gift of companions, and more. Time stamps:

   - Study of D&C 77 - 3:31

   - Study of D&C 78 - 1:23:03

   - Study of D&C 79 - 1:55:02

   - Study of D&C 80 - 2:07:35

Jul 08, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 76: "The Wonders of Eternity"
03:02:32

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 76, the vision of the degrees of glory. This lesson focuses on peeking into heaven, taking off the blinders, balancing Calvinism and Universalism, foregrounding Jesus in the Plan, marveling and meditating, worlds without number, Sons of Perdition, the Celestial, Terrestrial, and Telestial Kingdoms, and more.

Time stamps:

   - Historical Background of the Vision - 6:59

   - Promises - 16:06

   - Processes - 30:43

   - Vision of the Father and the Son - 51:55

   - Vision of Lucifer's Fall - 1:07:27

   - Vision of the Sons of Perdition - 1:18:37

   - Near-Universal Salvation - 1:35:18

   - Vision of the Celestial Kingdom - 1:51:08

   - Vision of the Terrestrial Kingdom - 2:09:55

   - Vision of the Telestial Kingdom - 2:20:10

 

Poetic Version of D&C 76 - http://mldb.byu.edu/jsmith1.htm

Side-by-side comparison of D&C 76 and Poetic Version - https://faculty.cs.byu.edu/~clement/rel325/vision-poem.pdf

Jun 30, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 71-75: "No Weapon...Shall Prosper"
02:54:44

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 71-75, revelations regarding work on the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible, an explanation of 1 Corinthians 7:14, and the callings of bishops and missionaries. This lesson focuses on defending the faith, combatting falsehood, knowing our carrying capacity, being wise stewards, judging our rejectors, mixed-faith marriages, scriptural interpretation, and more. The discussion of D&C 71 is particularly relevant for those in faith crisis, and the study of D&C 74 is intended primarily for any whose spouse has lost their faith.

Time stamps:

   - Historical background of D&C 71 - 2:34

   - Study of D&C 71 - 6:35

   - Study of D&C 73 - 56:48

   - Study of D&C 72 - 1:07:12

   - Study of D&C 75 - 1:43:04 

   - Study of D&C 74 - 2:09:37

Jun 23, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 67-70: "Stewards Over the Revelations"
02:54:57

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 67-70, revelations regarding the canonization and publication of the Book of Commandments. This lesson focuses on scripture study, canonization, gaining a testimony, parting the veil, speaking by the Spirit, intentional parenting, and more.

Time stamps:

   - Principles of Scripture Study - 1:06

   - Canonization of the Book of Commandments - 13:24

   - Study of D&C 67 - 29:56

   - Study of D&C 68 - 1:24:35

   - Study of D&C 69 - 2:20:59

   - Study of D&C 70 - 2:32:12

Jun 16, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 64-66: "The Heart & a Willing Mind"
02:49:46

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 64-66, revelations Joseph Smith received after returning to Ohio from Missouri. This lesson focuses on proving contraries, constant course correction (including the Church's recent LGBTQ+ policies), overcoming the world, forgiveness without double victimization, justifying justice, fire insurance, giving God our hearts, and more. Time stamps:

   - An explanation of "Proving Contraries" - 1:31

   - Historical background of D&C 64 - 7:34

   - Constant adjustments (discussion of Church's LGBTQIA+ policies) - 13:48

   - Study of D&C 64 - 26:48

   - Study of D&C 66 - 2:07:17

   - Study of D&C 65 - 2:31:48

Jun 09, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 63: "Do According to Wisdom"
01:50:08

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 63, a revelation concerning the settlement of Kirtland and Independence. This lesson focuses on jumping the gun, the Lord's chastisement, power vs. permission, sign-seeking, guilt by association, the transfiguration, agency and inspiration, how vs. how much, possessive pronouns, and more. Time stamps:

   - Historical background of D&C 63 - 6:07

   - Study of D&C 63 - 14:01

Jun 02, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 60-62: "A Way for the Journeying"
02:08:38

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 60-62, revelations regarding the Elders' return from Missouri. This lesson focuses on returning from service, hiding our talents, when God has no preference, justification and sanctification, an RMTC, fast and slow, dangers on the water, and more. Time stamps:

   - Study of D&C 60 - 6:50

   - Study of D&C 61 - 58:20

   - Study of D&C 62 - 1:53:11

May 26, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 58-59: "Anxiously Engaged"
03:08:36

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 58-59, revelations received shortly after the Saints' arrival in Missouri. This lesson focuses on dealing with disappointment, the "feast of fat things," optimistic testimony, "residing" in our responsibilities, agents and objects, confessing and forsaking, being crowned with commandments, the Sabbath Day, God's pet peeves, and more. Time stamps:    - Study of D&C 58 - 10:02    - Study of D&C 59 - 2:06:14

May 20, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 51-57: "Planted in this Place"
02:37:22
A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 51-57, revelations concerning the Saints' migration to Missouri. This lesson focuses on equality vs. equivalence, caring for our own and others, treating the temporary as permanent, iron rods and Liahonas, fixity vs. flexibility, adjusting to others' agency, and more.   Time stamps: - Study of D&C 51 - 8:20 - Study of D&C 52 - 47:46 - Study of D&C 53 - 1:24:36 - Study of D&C 54 - 1:32:39 - Study of D&C 55 - 1:41:20 - Study of D&C 56 - 1:50:52 - Study of D&C 57 - 2:19:38
May 13, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 49-50: "Brighter & Brighter"
02:36:03

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 49-50, revelations about a mission to the Shakers and the detection of false spirits. This lesson focuses on growing in understanding, building up without tearing down, divinely ordained marriage, religious excess, deception and hypocrisy, teaching and learning in the Lord's way, and more. Time stamps:

   - "Mental Hooks" in scripture study - 2:55

   - Historical background of D&C 49 - 12:05

   - Study of D&C 49 - 37:10

   - Historical background of D&C 50 - 1:24:02

   - Study of D&C 50 - 1:34:17

May 06, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 46-48: "The Best Gifts"
01:39:12

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 46-48, revelations about church meetings and spiritual gifts, the office of Church historian, and the settlement of the Saints moving to Ohio. This lesson focuses on "visitors welcome," a winking God, gifts of the Spirit, history, saving money, and more.

Time stamps:

   - Study of D&C 46 - 3:35

   - Study of D&C 47 - 1:14:37

   - Study of D&C 48 - 1:23:09

Apr 29, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 45: "They That Are Wise"
02:01:19

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 45, a revelation about the Second Coming and the New Jerusalem. This lesson focuses on enduring falsehoods and foolishness, Christ as our defense attorney, God's reasoning and wisdom, the Lord's promises in troubling times, the passive voice, gathering around the globe, and more.

Apr 21, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 41-44: "My Law"
02:59:39

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 41-44, revelations about the office of Bishop, the Law of Consecration (and other laws of the gospel), the Second Coming, and the need for conferences of the Church. This lesson focuses on unity and diversity, purity of heart, the Lord's perspective on economics, capitalism and communism, faith to be healed, the Lord's "snooze bar," and more. Time stamps:

   - Study of D&C 41 - 2:25

   - Historical background of D&C 42

   - 39:26 - Study of D&C 42 - 45:37

   - Study of the Law of Consecration - 1:15:29

   - Study of D&C 43 - 2:25:20

   - Study of D&C 44 - 2:52:25

Apr 15, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 37-40: "Be One"
02:35:05

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 37-40, revelations about gathering to Ohio, preparing to receive the Law of Consecration, and the promise (and subsequent broken promise) of James Covel. This lesson focuses on inconvenient sacrifices, consecration and the endowment of power, secret enemies and gradual destruction, materialism, oneness, commitment, pruning, and more. 

Time stamps:

   - Study of D&C 37 - 5:04

   - Study of D&C 38 - 22:25

   - Study of D&C 39 - 1:46:41

   - Study of D&C 40 - 2:17:04

Apr 09, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 30-36: "Preach My Gospel"
03:19:58

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 30-36, a series of revelations calling several individuals to a variety of missions. This lesson focuses on fears, family burdens, missionary blessings, true empathy, identifying those who are prepared for the gospel, "threshing" the nations, the Joseph Smith Translation, being bound by covenants, and more.

Time stamps:

   - Study of D&C 30 - 6:17

   - Study of D&C 31 - 31:34

   - Study of D&C 32 - 1:13:41

   - Study of D&C 33 - 1:32:30

   - Study of D&C 34 - 1:59:51

   - Study of D&C 35 - 2:12:32

   - Study of D&C 36 - 3:09:33

Apr 05, 2021
Easter Message 2021
01:29:55

After describing two of my most meaningful Easters, I explain the addition of experiences, subtraction of Spirit, multiplication of agonies, and division of soul that make up what Elder Neal A. Maxwell called "the awful arithmetic of the Atonement." What did Jesus Christ's ordeal in the Garden of Gethsemane entail for Him? Please join me for a special re-release of Unshaken's most popular early episode, a special Easter message that combines scripture, art, and music in order to unfold the Savior's ordeal in Gethsemane. (To see the artwork that accompanies the music at the end, check out the video version on the Unshaken YouTube channel (youtube.com/c/unshaken). Happy Easter!

Mar 25, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 29: "The Hour Is Nigh"
02:23:28

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 29, a revelation to Joseph Smith and a small group of Elders who asked about the Second Coming and the Gathering of Israel. This lesson focuses on Second Coming "contraries," Christ's "arm of mercy," the poetic justice of the Signs of the Times, the Resurrection and Judgment, the Law of Conservation of Mass, the Fall of Adam, raising children, and more.

Approximate time stamps:

   - Second Coming "Contraries" - 2:11

   - Historical context for D&C 29 - 27:03

   - Study of D&C 29 - 31:27

   - Signs of the Times (D&C 29:9) - 52:09

   - Creation and Fall (D&C 29:31) - 1:40:02

   - Little Children (D&C 29:46) - 2:06:49

Mar 18, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 27-28: "The Keys of My Kingdom"
02:25:58

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants sections 27-28, a revelation to Joseph Smith about the sacrament, and a revelation to Oliver Cowdery about false inspiration. This lesson focuses on expanding revelation, the difference between what matters and what doesn't, the Second Coming Sacrament Meeting at Adam-ondi-Ahman, keyholders in God's Kingdom, the restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the armor of God, tyranny vs. anarchy, and more.

(Sorry for the poor audio! I used the same equipment and had the same set-up as the last few times, so I don't know what happened here. Curse my technological ineptitude!)

Approximate time stamps (in minutes):

   - Historical context - 0-15

   - Study of D&C 27 - 15:26

   - Study of armor of God in D&C 27 - 1:11:02

   - Study of D&C 28 - 1:36:16

Mar 11, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 23-26: "Sons and Daughters In My Kingdom"
02:49:04

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants sections 23-26, revelations given to various individuals, including Joseph Smith's wife Emma, seeking to know the Lord's will for themselves. This lesson focuses on patriarchal (and priesthood) blessings, formal and informal "callings," knowing what to do with our time, balancing the temporal and spiritual, gender roles and priorities, sacred music, and more.

Approximate time stamps (in minutes):

     - Background on Patriarchal Blessings: 0-6

     - Study of D&C 23: 6-45

     - Study of D&C 26: 45-1:01

     - Study of D&C 24: 1:01-1:46

     - Study of D&C 25: 1:46-end

Mar 04, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 20-22: "The Rise of the Church of Christ"
02:59:38

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants sections 20-22, revelations concerning the organization of the Church of Christ on April 6, 1830. This lesson focuses on the "spiritual/religious" divide, systematic theology, justification vs. sanctification, the "T.U.L.I.P." of Calvinism, dead works vs. a living Church, and more.  Approximate time stamps (in minutes):    - Spiritual vs. Religious: 0-15    - Background of D&C 20: 15-21    - Study of D&C 20: 21-2:11    - Study of D&C 21: 2:11-2:38    - Study of D&C 22: 2:38-end

Feb 25, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 18-19: "The Worth of Souls"
02:44:52

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants sections 18-19, revelations given to Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer (D&C 18) and to Martin Harris (D&C 19). This lesson focuses on human involvement in divine work, the worth of souls, how to identify an apostle, the nature of "endless punishment," the Savior's experience in Gethsemane, crying repentance, and more.  D&C 18 starts at the beginning and D&C 19 starts about an hour and 24 minutes in.

Feb 20, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 14-17: "Stand as a Witness"
01:58:47

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants sections 14-17, revelations given to David, John, and Peter Whitmer, Jr., and to the Three Witnesses of the gold plates. This lesson focuses on being scattered in order to aid with the gathering, the relationship between God's work and God's gifts, seeking riches or wisdom, redundant revelation, the difference between the 3 Witnesses and the 8 Witnesses, and more.

Feb 12, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 12-13; JS-H 1:66-75: "My Fellow Servants"
01:39:44

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants section 12 (a revelation for Joseph Knight, Sr.) and section 13 in the context of Joseph Smith-History 1:66-75 (the account of the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood). This lesson focuses on the word of God as a two-edged sword, reaping while the day lasts, the cause of Zion, protecting ourselves against priestcraft, the ministering of angels, the preparatory nature of Aaronic ordinances, real scripture study, and more.

Feb 04, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 10-11: "Come Off Conqueror"
02:33:05

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 10-11, a revelation given to Joseph Smith regarding the lost 116 pages, and another revelation intended for Hyrum Smith. This lesson focuses on the war in heaven transferred to earth, the woman (Church) nourished in the wilderness, Satan's plans to destroy the work of God, dehumanizing and demonizing, self-justification, seeking the Spirit, and much more. 

Jan 30, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 6-9: "The Spirit of Revelation"
02:29:49

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 6-9, revelations given to Oliver Cowdery about the mission of John the Beloved, and the spirit of revelation. This lesson focuses on proving the contraries of head and heart, "tarrying" away from Jesus, learning to recognize the Lord's voice, seeking a further witness, and what to do when answers don't come. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Doctrine and Covenants!

Jan 24, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 5: "Desired a Witness"
01:14:22

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 3-5. Part 3 covers D&C 5 and focuses on wanting to know, tangible proof, knowledge & faith, personal testimony, and the erosion of trust. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Doctrine and Covenants!

Jan 17, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 4: "A Marvelous Work"
44:06

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 3-5. Part 2 covers D&C 4 and focuses on the Lord's "marvelous" work; serving with heart, might, mind, and strength; being called and qualified; the Lord of the harvest; and developing divine attributes. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Doctrine and Covenants!

Jan 15, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 3: "My Work Shall Go Forth"
59:02

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 3-5. Part 1 covers D&C 3 and focuses on the messiness of Church history, the loss of the 116 pages, God's unalterable aim, the persuasions of men, and the knowledge of a Savior. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Doctrine and Covenants!

Jan 15, 2021
D&C 2; Joseph Smith History 1:27-65 - The Angel Moroni
02:15:18

A verse-by-verse study of Joseph Smith-History 1:27-65 (which includes the text of D&C 2), covering the visitations of the Angel Moroni. This lesson focuses on enduring God's absence, reclaiming the deluded, resurrected beings, Moroni's whirlwind scripture tour, keeping divine conversations going, and more.

Jan 08, 2021
Joseph Smith History 1:1-26 - The First Vision
01:59:34

A verse-by-verse study of Joseph Smith-History 1:1-26, the 1838 account of Joseph Smith's First Vision. This lesson focuses on visions and the difficulty of describing the ineffable, searching for truth, the mind and heart, dehumanizing and demonizing others, and holding fast to the things God knows that we know.

Jan 02, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 1: "Hearken, O Ye People"
01:59:32

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 1, the Lord's preface to His Book of Commandments. This lesson provides background on the Doctrine and Covenants, including its origin and canonization, and focuses on the voice of the Lord, falling off either side of the covenant path, the limitations of human language, the "true and living" Church, and polarization in the last days. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Doctrine and Covenants!

Dec 28, 2020
Moroni 10
01:49:52

A verse-by-verse study of Moroni 10, Moroni's final words of exhortation to his latter-day readers. This lesson focuses on simple impressions, the merciful Messiah, divine epistemology, spiritual gifts, and perfection in Christ. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Dec 10, 2020
Moroni 7-9 part 2 (Moroni 8-9)
01:05:18

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Moroni 7-9, which records a series of messages from the prophet Mormon. Part 2 covers Moroni 8-9 and focuses on dealing with disputation, being bold or overbearing, little children, anger or indifference, and obedience to the unenforceable. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Dec 06, 2020
Moroni 7-9 part 1 (Moroni 7)
01:44:33

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Moroni 7-9, which records a series of messages from the prophet Mormon. Part 1 covers Moroni 7 and focuses on the gift of a calling, sufficient hope, peaceable followers, the way to judge, and Faith, Hope, & Charity. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Dec 06, 2020
Christmas Condescension
01:17:15

A special Christmas episode of Unshaken, which draws parallels between Christmas and Easter, and focuses on the incarnation and condescension of Christ, the symbolism behind Mary's sacrifice of turtledoves, the Savior's dual nature, empathy, and the throne of grace.

Dec 01, 2020
Moroni 1-6
01:25:19

A verse-by-verse study of Moroni 1-6, which includes various items of instruction from Moroni to his latter-day readers. This lesson focuses on the cause of Christ, the Holy Ghost, the Priesthood, the Sacrament, and the Church. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Nov 27, 2020
Ether 12-15 part 3 (Ether 13-15)
48:02

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Ether 12-15, which recounts the ministry of Ether and the downfall of the Jaredite civilization. Part 3 covers Ether 13-15 and focuses on being unwearied and unrestrained, the New Jerusalem, refusing to repent, the stench of sin, and unrighteous reflexes. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Nov 21, 2020
Ether 12-15 part 2 (Ether 12:22-41)
01:02:24

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Ether 12-15, which recounts the ministry of Ether and the downfall of the Jaredite civilization. Part 2 covers the second half of Ether 12 and focuses on working with weakness, speech vs. writing, weakness and weaknesses, sufficient grace, and seeking Jesus. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Nov 20, 2020
Ether 12-15 part 1 (Ether 12:1-22)
51:52

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Ether 12-15, which recounts the ministry of Ether and the downfall of the Jaredite civilization. Part 1 covers Ether 12:1-22 and focuses on the "Faith Hall of Fame," anchoring the soul, the trial of faith, the eye of faith, and seeing ourselves among the faithful. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Nov 19, 2020
Ether 6-11 part 2 (Ether 8-11)
01:05:34

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Ether 6-11, which recounts the arrival of the Jaredites at the Promised Land and the reigns of the kings that followed. Part 2 covers Ether 8-11 and focuses on secret combinations, manipulation, seeking power and getting gain, building up a broken people, and prophets in the land. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Nov 13, 2020
Ether 6-11 part 1 (Ether 6-7)
56:21

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Ether 6-11, which recounts the arrival of the Jaredites at the Promised Land and the reigns of the kings that followed. Part 1 covers Ether 6-7 and focuses on passing through Vanity Fair, training wheels to faith, "furious winds," diving beneath the waves, and steps toward destruction. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Nov 12, 2020
Ether 1-5 part 2 (Ether 3-5)
01:00:50

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Ether 1-5, which recounts the departure of the Jaredites from the Tower of Babel and the theophany of the Brother of Jared. Part 2 covers Ether 3-5 and focuses on inviting the Light, rending the veil, faith & knowledge, record & interpreters, and three witnesses. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Nov 06, 2020
Ether 1-5 part 1 (Ether 1-2)
01:24:25

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Ether 1-5, which recounts the departure of the Jaredites from the Tower of Babel and the theophany of the Brother of Jared. Part 1 covers Ether 1-2 and focuses on lessons from Babel, the meaning of "Jared," the Promised Land, forgetting to pray, and why God sometimes makes life harder rather than easier. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Nov 05, 2020
Mormon 7-9 part 2 (Mormon 9)
57:11

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Mormon 7-9, which recounts the end of Mormon's writings and the beginning of Moroni's. Part 2 covers Mormon 9 and focuses on agnosticism and faith, feeling infinitely underdressed, a God of miracles, accessing an unknown language, and hoping against hope. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Oct 30, 2020
Mormon 7-9 part 1 (Mormon 7-8)
01:25:58

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Mormon 7-9, which recounts the end of Mormon's writings and the beginning of Moroni's. Part 1 covers Mormon 7-8 and focuses on the remnant of Israel, mutual reinforcement between the Bible and Book of Mormon, the fall of the Nephites, scriptural imperfections, and speaking into the future. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Oct 29, 2020
Mormon 1-6 part 2 (Mormon 3-6)
47:03

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Mormon 1-6, which recounts the life and leadership of Mormon. Part 2 covers Mormon 3-6 and focuses on fortifying the line of defense; Mormon's reasons for writing; sail, anchor, and helm; the last stand, and Mormon's lament. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Oct 24, 2020
Mormon 1-6 part 1 (Mormon 1-2)
56:53

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Mormon 1-6, which recounts the life and leadership of Mormon. Part 1 covers Mormon 1-2 and focuses on the parallels between Armageddon and Gog & Magog, being "quick to observe," stepping backward to move forward, godly sorrow, and "tasting" the goodness of Jesus. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Oct 23, 2020
3 Nephi 27-4 Nephi 1 part 2 (4 Nephi 1)
57:37

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 27-4 Nephi 1, which recounts the conclusion of the ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites and its long-term aftermath. Part 2 covers 4 Nephi 1 and focuses on the mini-Millennium, rebuilding or relocating, the end and the return of -ites, relativism, and the descent into destruction. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Oct 18, 2020
3 Nephi 27-4 Nephi 1 part 1 (3 Nephi 27-30)
01:48:27

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 27-4 Nephi 1, which recounts the conclusion of the ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites and its long-term aftermath. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 27-30 and focuses on becoming a Zion people, the name of the Church, the Father's work, the Three Nephites, and the invitation to the Gentiles. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Oct 18, 2020
The Awful Arithmetic of the Atonement
01:15:53

What did Jesus Christ's ordeal in the Garden of Gethsemane entail? Join Jared Halverson for an audio rebroadcast of a special Easter episode as he weaves scripture, art, and music together in order to unfold "the awful arithmetic of the Atonement." The video version is available at https://youtu.be/R8yWtEldIoo.

Oct 16, 2020
Joseph Smith's Search for Truth (JS-Hist. 1:1-20)
01:11:25

In this bicentennial year of the First Vision, President Russell M. Nelson invited us to "read afresh Joseph Smith’s account of the First Vision as recorded in the Pearl of Great Price." Join Jared Halverson as he takes President Nelson up on his invitation, through a verse-by-verse study of Joseph Smith-History 1:1-20.

Oct 16, 2020
3 Nephi 20-26 part 2 (3 Nephi 22-26)
01:23:03

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 20-26, which recounts the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 22-26and focuses on Isaiah chapters, feeling forsaken, blowing the bellows, the offering in righteousness, and expounding all scripture. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Oct 10, 2020
3 Nephi 20-26 part 1 (3 Nephi 20-21)
01:25:53

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 20-26, which recounts the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 20-21and focuses on "pre-enacting" the Gathering, the threshingfloor, iron horns and brass hooves, "Go Time," and the Father's Work. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

Oct 10, 2020
3 Nephi 17-19 part 2 (3 Nephi 18-19)
01:10:26

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 17-19, which recounts the ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 18-19 and focuses on the sanctity of the sacrament, the ark or the covenant, the power of the Holy Ghost, prayers of at-one-ment, and transfigurations. 

Oct 10, 2020
3 Nephi 17-19 part 1 (3 Nephi 17)
58:48

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 17-19, which recounts the ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 17 and focuses on inspiration overload, wanting the Lord to tarry with us, concern for caregivers, recognizing the "little ones," and the compassion of Christ.

Oct 10, 2020
3 Nephi 12-16 part 3 (3 Nephi 15-16)
54:31

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 12-16, which recounts the ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites. Part 3 covers 3 Nephi 15-16 and focuses on constancy amid change, covenant continuity, "other sheep," exclusivity and inclusivity, and role reversals in the gathering of Israel.

Oct 10, 2020
3 Nephi 12-16 part 2 (3 Nephi 13-14)
01:17:39

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 12-16, which recounts the ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 13-14, completing the Savior's Sermon at the Temple, and focuses on purifying our motives, the Lord's Prayer, scriptural flexibility, righteous judgment, and coming to know Christ.

Oct 10, 2020
3 Nephi 12-16 part 1 (3 Nephi 12)
01:47:33

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 12-16, which recounts the ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 12 and focuses on "ascending" the Beatitudes, Salt and Light, destroying or fulfilling, raising the bar, and becoming perfected in Christ.

Oct 10, 2020
3 Nephi 8-11 part 2 (3 Nephi 11)
55:51

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 8-11, which recounts the signs of Christ's death and His appearance among the Nephites. Part 2 covers 3 Nephi 11 and focuses on gathering in "Bountiful," hearing God's voice, the will of the Father, diversity & devotion, and the doctrine of Christ.

Oct 10, 2020
3 Nephi 8-11 part 1 (3 Nephi 8-10)
01:26:17

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 8-11, which recounts the signs of Christ's death and His appearance among the Nephites. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 8-10 and focuses on doubt and disputation, the symbolism of the "great and terrible" days of destruction, the earth's empathy, the devil's laughter, and the Lord's "wings." Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
3 Nephi 1-7 part 2 (3 Nephi 4-7)
01:02:36

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 1-7, which recounts the signs of Christ's birth and the ministry of Nephi, son of Nephi. Part 2 covers 3 Nephi 4-7 and focuses on open battles vs. siege warfare, "outward privileges," Mormon's role a prophet-historian, educational inequality, and greater power. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
3 Nephi 1-7 part 1 (3 Nephi 1-3)
01:24:59

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 1-7, which recounts the signs of Christ's birth and the ministry of Nephi, son of Nephi. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 1-3 and focuses on impossible prophecies, the birth of Jesus, faith and doubt, polarization, and making rhetorical demands. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Helaman 13-16 part 2 (Helaman 14-16)
01:19:11

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Helaman 13-16, which recounts the ministry of Samuel the Lamanite. Part 1 covers Helaman 14-16 and focuses on Light and Darkness, the purpose of signs, reverse engineering steadfast Saints, the Gentile fulness, and spiritual self-reliance. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Helaman 13-16 part 1 (Helaman 13)
49:16

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Helaman 13-16, which recounts the ministry of Samuel the Lamanite. Part 1 covers Helaman 13 and focuses on "prophesying" repentance, persistence in preaching, "slippery" treasures, gift and Giver, and blind eyes & itching ears. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Helaman 7-12 part 2 (Helaman 10-12)
59:57

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Helaman 7-12, which recounts the ministry of Nephi, son of Helaman. Part 2 covers Helaman 10-12 and focuses on unwearyingness, the sealing power, famine and rain, the pride cycle renewed, and receiving "grace for grace." Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Helaman 7-12 part 1 (Helaman 7-9)
01:02:13

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Helaman 7-12, which recounts the ministry of Nephi, son of Helaman. Part 1 covers Helaman 7-9 and focuses on the Johari Window, focused prayer, embracing one's days, swaying popular opinion, and calling upon the cloud of witnesses. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Helaman 1-6 part 2 (Helaman 4-6)
51:48

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Helaman 1-6, which recounts the ministry of Helaman the Second and his sons, Nephi and Lehi. Part 2 covers Helaman 3-6 and focuses on the the pride cycle (including breaking out of it), building on the rock of the Redeemer, moving from darkness to light, and defeating the Gadianton robbers. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Helaman 1-6 part 1 (Helaman 1-3)
47:50

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Helaman 1-6, which recounts the ministry of Helaman the Second and his sons, Nephi and Lehi. Part 1 covers Helaman 1-3 and focuses on the the problem of pride, the War in Heaven, the formation of the Gadianton Robbers, and being faithful despite our surroundings. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 53-63 part 4
53:23

Part 4 of a 4-part in-depth study of Alma 53-63, which continues the history of the wars between the Nephites and the Lamanites. Part 4 covers the second and third offensives of Helaman's Stripling Warriors and focuses on exact obedience, casualties of war, core and periphery, embarrassing apathy, and new horizons. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 53-63 part 3
49:24

Part 3 of a 4-part in-depth study of Alma 53-63, which continues the history of the wars between the Nephites and the Lamanites. Part 3 covers the formation and first offensive of Helaman's Stripling Warriors and focuses on compassion, overpowering persuasion, the strength of youth, protected time, and the role of righteous parents. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 53-63 part 2
01:19:05

Part 2 of a 4-part in-depth study of Alma 53-63, which continues the history of the wars between the Nephites and the Lamanites. Part 2 covers Moroni's interaction with Pahoran and focuses on the challenge to obtain, maintain, and regain, two-sided coins, seeking change in the Church, causes of neglect, and not taking offense. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 53-63 part 1
55:15

Part 1 of a 4-part in-depth study of Alma 53-63, which continues the history of the wars between the Nephites and the Lamanites. Part 1 covers Moroni's interaction with Ammoron and focuses on the need for places of resort, dissension and disunity, anger versus righteous indignation, succumbing to sin, and working from the inside out. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 43-52 part 2
01:24:46

Part 2 of a 2-part in-depth study of Alma 43-52, which recounts a series of wars between the Nephites and the Lamanites. Part 2 covers the tactics of the righteous and examines winning the war, the cause of Christ, the armor of God, the strength of the Lord, and ceaseless preparation. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 43-52 part 1
01:18:58

Part 1 of a 2-part in-depth study of Alma 43-52, which recounts a series of wars between the Nephites and the Lamanites. Part 1 covers the tactics of the enemies of the church and examines the continuation of the Lord's work, the influence of apostates, the pull of power and possessions, opposition to religion, and poison by degrees. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 39-42 part 3 (Alma 42)
01:04:04

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 39-42, which recounts Alma's counsel to his son Corianton. Part 3 covers Alma 42 and examines the demands of justice, the claims of mercy, law and punishment, the conditions of repentance, and "the Goldilocks Zone." Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 39-42 part 2 (Alma 40-41)
49:57

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 39-42, which recounts Alma's counsel to his son Corianton. Part 2 covers Alma 40 and 41 and examines true doctrine's effect, the first resurrection, the Spirit World, wresting scripture, and the law of the harvest. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 39-42 part 1 (Alma 39)
39:11

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 39-42, which recounts Alma's counsel to his son Corianton. Part 1 covers Alma 39 and examines the temptations of youth, the 3 most serious sins, the slide into immorality, overcoming evil, and the glad tidings of Jesus Christ. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 36-38 - part 3 (Alma 38)
46:52

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 36-38, which recounts Alma's counsel to his sons Helaman and Shiblon. Part 3 covers Alma 38 and examines strengths and weaknesses, pride's potential, giving God the credit, "heads and tails," and proving contraries. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 36-38 part 2 (Alma 37)
49:34

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 36-38, which recounts Alma's counsel to his sons Helaman and Shiblon. Part 2 covers Alma 37 and examines keeping sacred things sacred, small and simple things, working by means, preserving gifts, and the Liahona. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 36-38 part 1 (Alma 36)
59:52

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 36-38, which recounts Alma's counsel to his sons Helaman and Shiblon. Part 1 covers Alma 36 and examines parenting, Alma's repentance, sugar-coating sin, addiction recovery, and chiasmus. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

For those who want a copy of the daily scripture reading chart (to complete the Standard Works in one year, reading a little of each book each day), the links below will allow you to download different versions: PDF version: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AJQR... Excel version (if you want to make changes): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cNxU...

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 32-35 part 2 (Alma 33-35)
01:20:06

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 32-35, which recounts Alma's mission to the Zoramites. Part 2 covers Alma 33-35 and examines real worship, the mercy or anger of God, impossible ignorance, mercy and justice through the atonement, and procrastinating the day of our repentance. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 32-35 part 1 (Alma 32)
01:33:07

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 32-35, which recounts Alma's mission to the Zoramites. Part 1 covers Alma 32 and examines skepticism, the prosperity gospel, moving across the spectrum of soils, "Mormon slang," and conducting the experiment of faith. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 30-31 part 3 (Alma 31)
01:14:04

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 30-31, which recounts the story of Korihor and Alma's mission to the Zoramites. Part 3 covers Alma 31 (the Rameumptom) and examines prayers of pride, apostate Christianity, election & isolation, prophetic prayer, and the gifts of the Spirit. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 30-31 part 2 (Alma 30, continued)
58:31

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 30-31, which recounts the story of Korihor and Alma's mission to the Zoramites. Part 2 covers Alma's (and others') response to Korihor in Alma 30 and examines casting out doubt, burdens of proof, arguments for God's existence, personal testimony, and self-deception. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 30-31 part 1 (Alma 30)
59:49

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 30-31, which recounts the story of Korihor and Alma's mission to the Zoramites. Part 1 covers Korihor's side of Alma 30 and examines the tactics of an anti-Christ: to blame and belittle, to question beliefs and excuse behaviors. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 23-29 part 5 (Alma 28-29)
51:01

Part 5 of a 5-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 23-29, which recounts the history of the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. Part 4 covers Alma 28-29 and examines brave acceptance, defending the defenseless, contentedness it our allotment, divine restraint, and sitting down and staying in the kingdom of God. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 23-29 part 4 (Alma 27)
42:40

Part 4 of a 5-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 23-29, which recounts the history of the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. Part 4 covers Alma 27 and examines helping converts home, spiritual slavery, trusting others' change, privilege or partnership, and courage, zeal, and love. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 23-29 part 3 (Alma 26)
52:43

Part 3 of a 5-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 23-29, which recounts the history of the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. Part 3 covers Alma 26 and examines rejoicing in the Lord, the garners of God, unknowable joy, revealing mysteries, and sincere conversion. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 23-29 part 2 (Alma 24-25)
59:41

Part 2 of a 5-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 23-29, which recounts the history of the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. Part 2 covers Alma 24-25 and examines counseling together, post-conversion care, real repentance, weapons of peace, and non-violent protest--particularly relevant themes during this period of racial unrest following the unjustified death of George Floyd. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 23-29 part 1 (Alma 23)
41:19

Part 1 of a 5-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 23-29, which recounts the history of the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. Part 1 covers Alma 23 (and looks back at a few additional lessons from Alma 18-22) and examines inadequacies in sharing the gospel, learning to learn from anyone, freedom to believe and disbelieve, righteous traditions, and true commitment. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 17-22 part 3 (Alma 20-22)
54:25

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 17-22, which recounts the mission of the sons of Mosiah among the Lamanites. Part 3 covers Alma 20-22 and examines mission interruptions, expectations, and obstacles; the influence of apostates; and vulnerable, honest prayer. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!

 

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Oct 10, 2020
Alma 17-22 part 2 (Alma 18-19)
45:37
Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 17-22, which recounts the mission of the sons of Mosiah among the Lamanites. Part 2 covers Alma 18-19 and examines outer power vs. inner attributes; Creation, Fall, Atonement; women of faith; and principles related to missionary work. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these videos is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Alma 17-22 part 1 (Alma 17)
59:58
Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 17-22, which recounts the mission of the sons of Mosiah among the Lamanites. Part 1 covers Alma 17 and examines remaining "brethren in the Lord," finding comfort and courage through trust in God, servant leadership, gathering scattered sheep, and relying on the strength of the Lord. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System. 
Oct 10, 2020
Alma 13-16 part 2 (Alma 14-16)
01:09:03
Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 13-16, which recounts the conclusion of the ministry of Alma and Amulek in the city of Ammonihah and its aftermath. Part 2 focuses on Alma 14-16 and examines the martyrs of Ammonihah, the imprisonment of Alma and Amulek, the conversion of Zeezrom, and the destruction of Ammonihah, together with a host of literary ironies and insights throughout. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Alma 13-16 part 1 (Alma 13)
01:12:54
Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 13-16, which recounts the conclusion of the ministry of Alma and Amulek in the city of Ammonihah and its aftermath. Part 1 focuses on Alma 13 and examines the priesthood as a preview of the "High Priest of good things to come," the purposes of God's "Order," Christ's "preparatory redemption," and the significance of Melchizedek. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these videos is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Alma 8-12 part 3 (Alma 12)
01:20:19
Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 8-12, which recounts the ministry of Alma and Amulek in the city of Ammonihah. Part 3 focuses on Alma 12 and examines Zeezrom's change of heart, greater and lesser portions, death and the Resurrection, probation vs. preparation, the purpose behind cherubim and the flaming sword, and the elements of agency. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Alma 8-12 part 2 (Alma 9-11)
01:05:30
Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 8-12, which recounts the ministry of Alma and Amulek in the city of Ammonihah. Part 2 focuses on Alma 9-11 and examines willful ignorance, harsh rhetoric and the anger of God, sinning against greater light, "lawyercraft," and the Resurrection and Final Judgment. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Alma 8-12 part 1 (Alma 8-10)
01:00:53
Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 8-12, which recounts the ministry of Alma and Amulek in the city of Ammonihah. Part 1 focuses on Alma 8-10 and examines the heart's effect on the "portion of the word" available to us, as well as missionary lessons from Alma and Amulek. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these videos is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Alma 5-7 part 2 (Alma 6-7)
53:36
Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 5-7, which recounts Alma the Younger's ministry in the city of Zarahemla and the city of Gideon. Part 2 focuses on Alma 5 and examines how the mighty change of heart occurs, the Lord's deliverance, the Song of Redeeming Love, the role of the Church, and empathy and the Atonement. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System. Music credits: "How Can I Keep from Singing," performed by "Keys of Peace" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjOTh...) "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing," performed by Taryn Harbridge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lfHz...)
Oct 10, 2020
Alma 5-7 part 1 (Alma 5)
52:15
Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 5-7, which recounts Alma the Younger's ministry in the city of Zarahemla and the city of Gideon. Part 1 focuses on Alma 5 and examines Alma's approach to reforming the Church, captivity and deliverance, Final Judgment, and preparing to meet God. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Mosiah 29-Alma 4 part 3 (Alma 2-4)
55:58
Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 29 through Alma 4, which recounts the establishment of the reign of the judges and the accounts of Nehor and Amlici. Part 3 covers Alma 2-4 and examines the story of Amlici, parallels to the War in Heaven, the Lamanite curse, the wickedness of the Church, and Alma the Younger's choice to sacrifice one kingdom in order to build another. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these videos is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Mosiah 29-Alma 4 part 2 (Alma 1)
50:52
Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 29 through Alma 4, which recounts the establishment of the reign of the judges and the accounts of Nehor and Amlici. Part 2 focuses on Alma 1 and examines the story of Nehor, priestcraft, universalism, Satan's counterfeits, and pushing against the pride cycle. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Mosiah 29-Alma 4 part 1 (Mosiah 29)
45:43
Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 29 through Alma 4, which recounts the establishment of the reign of the judges and the accounts of Nehor and Amlici. Part 1 focuses on Mosiah 29 and examines monarchy versus representative democracy, the need for an informed electorate, rights and responsibilities, "freedom to" as compared to "freedom from," and parallels between this chapter and the War in Heaven. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Mosiah 25-28 part 3 (Mosiah 27-28)
39:31
Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 25-28, which recounts the consolidation of Limhi's and Alma's people with the people of Mosiah in the land of Zarahemla, as well as the conversion of Alma the Younger and the Sons of Mosiah. This part of the study focuses on Mosiah 27-28 and examines insights from the angel's message to Alma the Younger and the visit's aftermath. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Mosiah 25-28 part 2 (Mosiah 26)
01:08:09
Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 25-28, which recounts the consolidation of Limhi's and Alma's people with the people of Mosiah in the land of Zarahemla, as well as the conversion of Alma the Younger and the Sons of Mosiah. This part of the study focuses on Mosiah 26 and examines the rising generation, "faith seeking understanding," separation of Church and State, Church discipline, confession, and forgiveness. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Mosiah 25-28 part 1 (Mosiah 25)
42:28
Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 25-28, which recounts the consolidation of Limhi's and Alma's people with the people of Mosiah in the land of Zarahemla, as well as the conversion of Alma the Younger and the Sons of Mosiah. This part of the study focuses on Mosiah 25 and examines how to bring the scriptures to life, choosing between "my fathers" and "the fathers," and the significance of the Church. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Mosiah 18-24 - part 2
01:14:33
Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 18-24, which recounts the experiences of a group led by Alma and another group led by Limhi as they find their way to the land of Zarahemla. In this half of the lesson we examine the escape from enemy territory, the importance of the family, balancing blame, sorrow over sin, shadow leadership, and the power of God in our deliverance in and deliverance from our trials. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Mosiah 18-24 - part 1
01:01:06
Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 18-24, which recounts the experiences of a group led by Alma and another group led by Limhi as they find their way to the land of Zarahemla. In this half of the lesson we examine Mosiah 18, focusing on the covenant of baptism and the establishment of the church. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System. 
Oct 10, 2020
Mosiah 11-17 - part 2
45:48
Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 11-17, which recounts the wickedness of King Noah and the message and martyrdom of Abinadi. In this half of the lesson we examine Abinadi's use of Isaiah 53, the dual nature of Jesus Christ and its role in the Atonement, and the conclusion of his explanation of the difference between the moral law and the ceremonial law and the two opposing ways to narrow the gap between belief and behavior. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System. 
Oct 10, 2020
Mosiah 11-17 - part 1
01:08:20
A verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 11-17, which recounts the wickedness of King Noah and the message and martyrdom of Abinadi. In this lesson we examine the second generation of Hansen's Law, King Benjamin and King Noah as literary foils, categories of wickedness, willful ignorance of God and His prophets, the difference between the moral law and the ceremonial law, and two opposing ways to narrow the gap between belief and behavior. Part 1 of a 2-part series to accompany your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon.   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Mosiah 7-10 - part 2
58:51
A verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 7-10, which recounts Ammon's discovery of the people of Limhi and Zeniff's experiences in the Land of Nephi. In this lesson we examine the importance of seers, the process of "translation" (including Joseph Smith's), conflict between the over-zealous and the austere, and the sources of the Lamanites' hatred of the Nephites. Part 2 of a 2-part series to accompany your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon.   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Mosiah 7-10 - part 1
55:03
A verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 7-10, which recounts Ammon's discovery of the people of Limhi and Zeniff's experiences in the Land of Nephi. In this lesson we examine the importance of "likening" the scriptures, Hansen's Law as related to intergenerational faith, reactivation efforts, and some of the causes of inactivity. Part 1 of a 2-part series to accompany your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon.   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Mosiah 4-6 - part 2
01:06:39
A verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 4-6 (the second half of King Benjamin's address), examining the ways we retain the peace and joy of a changed heart, the importance of caring for the poor, and what it means to be a child of Christ. Part 2 of a 2-part series to accompany your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon.   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System. 
Oct 10, 2020
Mosiah 4-6 - part 1
58:13
A verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 4-6 (the second half of King Benjamin's address), examining the goodness of God as a source of humility, faith, and motivation to live righteously. Part 1 of a 2-part series to accompany your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon.   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Mosiah 2-3
01:06:49
A verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 2-3, examining the place of grace and works in salvation, and exploring 3 key elements of conversion: humility, righteous desires, and faith in Christ. Part 2 of a 2-part series to accompany your Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon.   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Mosiah 1-2
58:43
A verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 1-2, exploring the background, preparation, and purposes behind King Benjamin's address. Part 1 of a 2-part series to accompany your Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon.   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
Jarom, Omni, Words of Mormon
01:04:15
A verse-by-verse study of Jarom, Omni, and the Words of Mormon, tracing the passing down of the plates and the principles that relate to passing down our faith to others. To accompany your Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon.   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
Oct 10, 2020
The Book of Enos
29:15

A verse-by-verse study of the story of Enos in the Book of Mormon, focusing on how faith is passed from one person to another.

Oct 10, 2020
Jacob 7
56:54
The story of Sherem, the anti-Christ who appears in Jacob 7, provides key insights into the ways that faith is attacked and the ways that faith can be defended. Join religious educator Jared Halverson in a verse-by-verse examination of this chapter, to go along with your study of the Book of Mormon in Come Follow Me.
Oct 10, 2020
Jacob 5 - part 4
28:11
Part 4 (of 4) exploring Zenos's Allegory of the Olive Tree found in Jacob 5. Part 1 includes background information (Why did Jacob include this allegory? Who was Zenos and what was his main message?) and a summary of the history described in the allegory. The other segments explore insights from the allegory relating to those whose faith in themselves (part 2), in the Church (part 3), or in God (part 4) have been shaken. Join Jared Halverson as he discusses the longest chapter in the Book of Mormon.
Oct 10, 2020
Jacob 5 - part 3
35:20
Part 3 (of 4) exploring Zenos's Allegory of the Olive Tree found in Jacob 5. Part 1 includes background information (Why did Jacob include this allegory? Who was Zenos and what was his main message?) and a summary of the history described in the allegory. The other segments explore insights from the allegory relating to those whose faith in themselves (part 2), in the Church (part 3), or in God (part 4) have been shaken. Join Jared Halverson as he discusses the longest chapter in the Book of Mormon.
Oct 10, 2020
Jacob 5 - part 2
48:59
Part 2 (of 4) exploring Zenos's Allegory of the Olive Tree found in Jacob 5. Part 1 includes background information (Why did Jacob include this allegory? Who was Zenos and what was his main message?) and a summary of the history described in the allegory. The other segments explore insights from the allegory relating to those whose faith in themselves (part 2), in the Church (part 3), or in God (part 4) have been shaken. Join Jared Halverson as he discusses the longest chapter in the Book of Mormon.
Oct 10, 2020
Jacob 5 - part 1
42:46
Part 1 (of 4) exploring Zenos's Allegory of the Olive Tree found in Jacob 5. Part 1 includes background information (Why did Jacob include this allegory? Who was Zenos and what was his main message?) and a summary of the history described in the allegory. The other segments explore insights from the allegory relating to those whose faith in themselves (part 2), in the Church (part 3), or in God (part 4) have been shaken. Join Jared Halverson as he discusses the longest chapter in the Book of Mormon.
Oct 10, 2020
Jacob 4
17:29
In Jacob 4 of the Book of Mormon, Jacob teaches how our faith becomes unshaken, including some of the blessings that result from the process. Join religious educator Jared Halverson in a study of this chapter that can supplement your Come Follow Me study at home.
Oct 10, 2020
Unshaken Channel Launch
05:53
Shaken faith is one of the signs of the times. But there are ways to fortify faith and make it "unshaken." Jared Halverson has spent the last 20 years teaching religion for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is currently finishing a PhD in American Religious History from Vanderbilt, where he has focused on anti-religious rhetoric. A popular teacher and speaker, Jared frequently meets one-on-one with people who are struggling spirituality, and is creating this channel to share some of the principles that have proven helpful. Tune in to see what this channel intends to be: a place to study the scriptures, learn principles to strengthen your faith, and discover how to deal with doubt. Come and see how to become "unshaken."      
Oct 10, 2020