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!
Mormon 1-5—Mormon becomes the leader of the Nephites and the Nephites suffer in battle because of their wickedness. How do we develop contrite hearts and spirits? What does that mean? Brad Lammi is in the studio with us.
Rachel Murdock is back with us to talk about Ezekiel’s vision of the new temple in Jerusalem, as well as the river that will flow from the temple into the Dead Sea, bringing life back to the Dead Sea. Great symbolism throughout this lesson.
2 Kings 2-6 – Elijah prepares Elisha to be the new prophet. Elisha takes Elijah’s mantle as the latter is translated. Elisha mocks Jehoram. Elisha has a run-in with locals. Bears ensue. Naaman is healed through obedience. What do we learn from these stories? Dustin Homer is back!
Numbers 22; 31 – Balak, king of Moab, needs to defeat Israel, but how? He elects to persuade Balaam, a prophet, to turn God on Israel. Yup. Balaam is tempted by the riches offered and clearly wants to have his cake and eat it too. God is angry with Balaam over his waffling and counsel to Balak. Also, Balaam’s donkey talks. Talking Donkeys! Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS joins us.
Moses 8-9; Genesis 607 – Noah’s Ark. Truth or allegory? If the Lord loved his people, why did he kill all of them with the flood? What had happened to earth? How is the flood both a literal warning and a metaphor for the dangers of mortality? What are our “arks”? Patricia Auxier joins 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.