Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS.org sits down with us to talk about faith, repentance, baptism, and the receipt of the Holy Ghost. Why are these the first, or core, principles and ordinances of the gospel? How do you cultivate your faith?
Ether 12-13—Faith! Moroni gives a great treatise on faith in one of the landmark chapters of the Book of Mormon. How can we become humble and exercise faith? Brad Lammi is here.
Mormon 7-9—The Nephite nation has been destroyed, and these chapters cover Mormon’s final exhortations to them and to us. What prophecies are in these chapters that resonate with you? Bill Doolittle is in the studio.
Alma 53-58—Stripling warriors! Basically, the armies of Helaman provide us with a pretty awesome case study in the exercise of faith against a backdrop of calamity and bellicosity. How is it that not one of the 2,600 Ammonite warriors perishes? What do we learn from the great faith of these young men?
Alma 36-39—Alma sits down with his three sons, Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton, to bear testimony and offer encouragement before he disappears. What can parents learn from Alma’s counsel? Too often we lean solely on Corianton’s experience to inform our view of parenting, but even parenting “untroubled” kids requires tact and finesse. Brad Lammi joins us to talk about these great passages.
Alma 32-34—Alma gives his great treatise on faith and the nurturing of testimony. How can we “experiment” on the word of God? How can the word of God take root in our hearts? Frankly, there’s more material here than one lesson can handle, and for our part, far more material than we can discuss in a quick podcast. Still, amazing stuff!
Alma 23-29—The sons of Mosiah teach thousands of Lamanites and witness great changes in heart, becoming the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. They put down their weapons, sacrificing themselves rather than shed blood. How do we become truly converted? What is implied by “truly” vs plain ol’ “conversion”? Bill Doolittle is back!
2 Nephi 31-33 – We finish 2 Nephi with some fantastic instruction on the doctrines of Christ, how to feast upon said doctrines, and how we can press forward with faith and endure to the end. It’s not always easy, but luckily, Sunday School Bonanza is here to, um, make you smarter. Mackenna Gallacher is with us.
2 Nephi 26-30 – Jeff King returns to the studio to talk about Nephi’s final exhortations to his people. He teaches about the restoration, the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, and good triumphing over evil. Let’s dance!
Hebrews – Yes, Bill Doolittle joins us to attempt to cover the entire Book of Hebrews in one lesson. So how is Jesus the “author” and “finisher” of our faith? This lesson delves into concepts of the Trinity, the necessity of priesthood for salvation, the old covenants (law of Moses) and the new covenant, and others.