Old Testament Lesson 40: “Enlarge the Place of Thy Tent” (Isaiah 54-56; 63-65)

Isaiah 54-56; 63-65 – Ever wonder why Mormons have “stakes”? Isaiah is why. How do we not just enlarge out stakes, but also strengthen them? Sometimes too easily we focus on proclaiming the gospel but not perfecting the saints. How will Christ gather his children? What will change with the Millennium? Rachel Murdock is here and she’s awesome!

Old Testament Lesson 38: “Beside Me There Is No Saviour” (Isaiah 40-49)

Isaiah 40-49 – Why is it important to not just know of the Savior but to actually know Him? What bearing does that have on your relationship with Him and the gospel? How is Christ incomparable? Amazing scriptures here, and our local scriptorian, Al Doan, is here to help. No, seriously, Al knows Isaiah really well.

Old Testament Lesson 36: The Glory of Zion Will Be a Defense (Isaiah 1-5)

Isaiah 1-5 – Why do we put such emphasis on Isaiah? We break down tools to help understand and appreciate Isaiah better. Of what does Isaiah prophesy? What can we learn about our day from the words of Isaiah?

Old Testament Lesson 34: “I Will Betroth Thee unto Me in Righteousness”

Here’s the question: is Hosea’s story true? Is it literal? Did he actually marry an unfaithful woman or was it all an allegory for Israel? How was Israel comparable to Gomer, Hosea’s wife? What examples of hope and potential blessings are found for Israel in the Book of Hosea? Patricia Auxier is with us.

Old Testament Lesson 28: “After the Fire a Still Small Voice”

1 Kings 17-19 – Elijah seals the heavens against rain. After two years of famine, Elijah asks the widow of Zarephath to prepare food and water for him. He challenges the priests of Baal and Jezebel to call down fire from heaven. Elijah mocks the weakness of the false priests. Bill Doolittle is back!

Old Testament Lesson 25: “Let Every Thing That Hath Breath Praise the Lord”

The Psalms – How do Psalms help us to understand the importance of singing praises to the Lord? Who wrote the Psalms? Why? We discuss our own personal Psalms, as well as the perspective of David in writing many of the Psalms, particularly Psalm 51.

Old Testament Lesson 23: “The Lord Be Between Thee and Me For Ever”

1 Samuel 18-24 – Jonathan and David are totally BFFs. Why is Saul jealous of David’s honor among the Israelites? Saul attempts to kill David numerous times. Jonathan is loyal to David and protects him. What do we learn about pride and envy from Jonathan? Likewise, what of it from Saul? Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS is with us.

Old Testament Lesson 22: “The Lord Looketh on the Heart”

1 Samuel 9-16 – Saul is crowned as Israel’s first king, but after a promising start, he is weakened by his own foolishness, first offering burnt offerings without the authority to do so, and then in failing to utterly destroy the Amalekites. David is raised up to replace Saul. David is a young shepherd and slays Goliath. How do we sometimes act like both Saul and David? Sam Dodini is with us.

Old Testament Lesson 20: “All the City … Doth Know That Thou Art a Virtuous Woman”

Ruth; 1 Samuel 1; 2 – We can learn much from the righteous qualities possessed by Naomi, Ruth, and Hannah. What qualities did Ruth demonstrate in leaving her homeland to be with Naomi? How did Boaz honor Ruth’s fallen husband? Why was Hannah willing to give Samuel to Eli’s care for all his days? Patricia Auxier is with us.

Old Testament Lesson 19: The Reign of the Judges

Judges 2; 4; 6; 13-16 – How does Israel fall into cycles of apostasy? How do we do the same and how can we avoid apostasy? From where did Samson gather his strength? What separated Nazarites from Israel? Why did Barak need Deborah by his side? We talk about friends, family, covenants, and faith as stakes that keep us strong. Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS joins us.