Monthly Archives: April 2012


Have you ever been betrayed by close friends?  Has anyone ever spread lies about you and hurt your reputation?  If you answer yes, then you have a friend in the prophet Jeremiah. “The days of Jeremiah were among the most … Continue reading

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Enough and to spare

There is an increasing sentiment among some seminary students that the world is overpopulated, running out of resources and that the future looks bleak.  Many students have expressed to me thoughts such as, “What’s the use?  The world is going … Continue reading

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Isaiah – a relevant book for young people

In our classroom we have a “question box”.  I have found this to be a useful tool in the classroom.  When a student has a question that would take us far off topic, yet is still relevant to their lives, … Continue reading

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The importance of preparation

I used the following story in conjunction with several important passages in the later chapters of Isaiah.  I will be posting how the chapters are connected to this amazing experience in future posts.  This story is a stunning illustration of … Continue reading

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Isaiah 29 – A book that is sealed

Isaiah 29 deals with a prophecy of a book that is sealed.  Isaiah speaks of a time when the eyes of prophets, rulers, and seers are “covered”. From the text of Isaiah 29 we read: And the vision of all … Continue reading

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Isaiah 5 – The parable of the vineyard

In Isaiah 5, Isaiah combines parable, warning, and promise together with poetry and irony in an effort to portray the Lord’s work with the children of Israel.  This chapter contains the themes reflected in the first four chapters of Isaiah … Continue reading

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Nephi’s use of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon

When teaching the Old Testament I find it useful to tie the teachings of these ancient prophets to the revelations of the restoration.  The Book of Mormon is an excellent key that can be used to unlock the Bible.  By … Continue reading

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The calling of Isaiah

Isaiah 6 retells the experience Isaiah had when he saw the Lord in the temple.  The Lord called Isaiah to be a prophet, to go for him and teach the people, to bring them to understanding that they may be … Continue reading

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