Ezekiel 18; 34-37 – How is a shepherd different from a sheepherder? What promises are given to Israel in the vision of the valley of bones? What unique understanding do we have of the stick of Judah and stick of Joseph due to modern-day revelation?
Joshua 1-6; 23; 24 – Danny Rasmussen of Normons.com joins us. The Lord calls Joshua to succeed Moses and command shim to be strong. How would you feel receiving a calling in the wake of someone as grand as Moses? The Israelites cross the Jordan river on dry ground via faith. Jericho is destroyed. What reminders are there to serve us and ancient Israel?
Genesis 24-29 – Abraham dissuades Isaac from marrying a Canaanite. Why should we strive to marry “in the covenant”? What kind of woman was Rebekah? Jacob will rule over his younger brother. How are we sometimes like Esau, so easily selling his birthright? How do birthrights work?
Abraham 1; Genesis 22 – Abraham is commanded to sacrifice Isaac, a child that he struggled for many years to conceive. Could you sacrifice your child if the Lord required it? What do we learn from Abraham and Sarah’s faith? What of Hagar?
3 Nephi 1-7 – Unbelievers persecute those with the faith in the signs of the birth of Christ. That faith is rewarded as the sign of his birth appears. Wickedness increases due to the Gadianton robbers and the faithful must endure continued persecution. How can we endure faithfully in times of trial and temptation?
Alma 13-16 – Alma gives a powerful discourse on the priesthood and foreordination. Alma and Amulek are persecuted and delivered from prison. Zeezrom is healed and baptized. The Lamanites destroy Ammonihah.
Alma 8-12 – Amulek is prepared by the Lord to preach with Alma. They teach the wicked people of Ammonihah with little success. Why is it important to have more than one witness? How did Amulek effectively teach Zeezrom? Cameron Poulter guest hosts.
Alma 5-7 – Alma exhorts the Saints to experience a “might change” of heart; he encourages everyone to improve his or her “countenance.” How does that apply to us? How do we focus on self-improvement and have the faith to heed prophetic counsel?
Mosiah 29; Alma 1-4 – What are good principles of government? Why did the Sons of Mosiah refuse to be kings? What did Alma face as Chief Judge? The pride cycle commences. How can we avoid pride and elect righteous leaders?
2 Nephi 3-5: The Book of Mormon testifies of the restoration of the Gospel through many Josephs; Lehi dies after concluding his counsel to his children; Nephi separates his people from Laman and Lemuel.