How was Israel gathered in the early days of the restored Church? How does it relate to the ongoing gathering of Israel as foretold in the Bible? How do we gather today? Bill Doolittle will help us make sense of it all.
Missionary work! How do we serve God with all our “heart, might, mind and strength”? We have great desires for missionary work, but sometimes we get skittish when we have the opportunity to take part in it. Let’s go through examples in church history that can help inspire us. Patricia Auxier-Doxey is with us.
We know the classic account of the First Vision, but the Church has taken great steps in recent years to highlight other accounts of this enormous pillar of Mormonism. Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS.org joins us to talk about the genesis of the First Vision and what we can learn from multiple, differing accounts. Make the most of the new materials available to you, dear friends!
Helaman 13-16—Samuel the Lamanite preaches repentance to the Nephites, foretelling their destruction if they do not turn to the Lord. He also discusses the signs of Christ’s birth and death, setting in motion the climax of the Book of Mormon. Mackenna Gallacher is with us.
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 13-16—Alma and Amulek continue their preaching among the people of Ammonihah, discussing the power of the priesthood and the doctrine of foreordination. Eventually, once-enemy Zeezrom is converted and baptized. The Lamanites destroy Ammonihah.
Alma 5-7—Alma explains how we can experience a “mighty” change of heart, but what does that entail? How difficult is it to change our nature? There’s a lot to learn about the process of conversion from these chapters. Remember, our road to exaltation is not littered with singular events, but with ongoing efforts and processes. Al Doan is with us, yo!
Enos, Jarom, Omni, Words of Mormon – The segue chapters! But there is a ton of great stuff as we transition from Jacob and the people of Nephi to Mosiah and the people of Zarahemla. Jeff King is with us to break down historical context, as well as the valuable spiritual lessons to be gleaned from these terrific, if short chapters.
Jacob 1-4—Jacob warns against the love of riches, pride, and unchastity. (Jacob 2 is awesome.) What do we learn about magnifying our callings from Jacob? Why does it matter if we do our callings? Bill Doolittle is here.
2 Nephi 3-5 – Who are the four men mentioned in 2 Nephi with the same name? Lehi teaches about Joseph’s visions. Nephi writes his lament but glories in God. The Nephites are commanded to separate from the Lamanites. Mackenna Rowley is with us.