D&C Lesson 7: “The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel”

Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS.org sits down with us to talk about faith, repentance, baptism, and the receipt of the Holy Ghost. Why are these the first, or core, principles and ordinances of the gospel? How do you cultivate your faith?

Book of Mormon Lesson 44: “I Speak unto You As If Ye Were Present”

Mormon 7-9—The Nephite nation has been destroyed, and these chapters cover Mormon’s final exhortations to them and to us. What prophecies are in these chapters that resonate with you? Bill Doolittle is in the studio.

Book of Mormon Lesson 42: “This Is My Gospel”

3 Nephi 27-28; 4 Nephi—Why did Christ concern himself with the naming of His church? Should we concern ourselves with “Mormon Church” in the post-Mormon Moment era? The Savior grants his twelve disciples the desires of their hearts, including the three Nephites, who wished to avoid death. Dustin Homer is with us, yo.

Book of Mormon Lesson 35: “Repent and Return unto the Lord”

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.

Book of Mormon Lesson 34: “How Could You Have Forgotten Your God?”

Helaman 6-11 – Pride cycle for days. The Lamanites become more righteous than the prideful Nephites. Nephi calls the people to repentance and prays for rain. How do we keep ourselves in check? How do we avoid pride? Dustin Homer is with us.

Book of Mormon Lesson 30: “The Great Plan of Happiness”

Alma 40-42—How does a failure to understand the plan of salvation make us weaker in the face of temptation? How did understanding death and resurrection help Corianton? How will it help you? How does understanding the atonement change our course? Also, an attention activity we actually like! Bill Doolittle is with us.

Book of Mormon “Lesson 25: They Taught with Power and Authority of God”

Alma 17-22—Classic stories of the sons of Mosiah’s missionary efforts among the Lamanites, including Ammon and Lamoni, Aaron and Lamoni’s dad, and other stuff. But how did they go about this work? With a rubric? With a checklist? No. They did it through service and love. There are powerful lessons to take home from this discussion if we get past surface-level stuff. Cameron Poulter is with us.

New Testament Lesson 10: “Take My Yoke upon You, and Learn of Me”

Matt 11, 12; Luke 7 – What does it mean to take upon ourselves the yoke of Christ? How does he make it light? Why does Christ defend breaking with Jewish custom when it comes to performing holy work on the Sabbath? How does he defend his disciples against the Pharisees for picking the chaff on the Sabbath? Erik Johnson is here!

Old Testament Lesson 43: The Shepherds of Israel (Ezekiel)

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?

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!