Cyrus allows the Jews to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. Why were the Samaritans barred from rebuilding the temple? Ezra leads another group of Jews back to Jerusalem. Nehemiah helps the people rebuild the walls that protect Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 29-34 – Hezekiah reopens the doors of the temple and has the Levites clean it up for worship. Hezekiah invites all from Judah and Israel to return to Jerusalem to worship, but Israel mocks him. Sennacherib leads Assyria in destroying Israel and laying siege to Jerusalem. Josiah restores Judah to righteousness. Patricia Auxier is with us.
1 Kings 3-9 – Solomon succeeds his father, David, as king and follows the Lord. At first he rules in righteousness and constructs the temple, but then builds an even larger palace for himself. How do we build our own palaces? What can we learn from Solomon’s spiritual gifts?
Temple work is awesome and we can do a heckuva lot more of it. What can we do to be more efficient and active with temple work? Are we shirking our covenants when we fail to attend the temple? Dustin Homer joins us.
D&C 2; 110; 138 – “Somebody has got to redeem them” – Wilford Woodruff said that. We discuss the work for the dead. What did Elijah mean about the hearts of the children turning to their fathers? How can we experience that change of heart? How do we redeem the dead? Bill Doolittle is with us.
D&C 107 – The succession crisis shapes the future of the Church. To whom did Joseph Smith give the keys of the kingdom? Why was Brigham Young eventually chosen? Great stuff in this episode. Patricia Auxier joins us.
D&C 131; 132 – Celestial marriage is awesome. What difference does it make to marry in the temple? How is eternal marriage related to Heavenly Father’s plans? Al is with us.
D&C 124; 127; 128 – Baptisms for the dead are awesome. Why do we conduct ordinances for the dead? Why was the Nauvoo Temple so important compared to the Kirtland Temple? Steve Pierce joins us.
D&C 95; 109; 110 – Why are temples so significant? What lessons were learned in the construction of the Kirtland Temple? What sacrifices does the Lord require in order to give us blessings? What happened after the Lord accepted the Kirtland Temple?