Monthly Archives: October 2015

Joseph of Egypt as a type of Christ

Joseph served as a type for Christ in the following ways: Both were granted a new name: Joseph was denominated Zaphnath-paaneah by Pharaoh (Gen. 41:45) Jesus’ divine name was Christ. Both were good shepherds. Both were known as the most … Continue reading

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Joseph as a type of Jesus Christ

I believe that as we read the Old Testament, looking for ways that the events and stories therein show a similarity to the Savior Jesus Christ, that we are reading the text as Nephi directs when he said,  “Behold, my … Continue reading

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Genesis 37 – The betrayal of Joseph

The final ending of Genesis 37 takes some time to get to, with the reunification of the brothers happening in Genesis 45:1-15. A theme that I emphasize when teaching Genesis 37 and 38 is that the Lord can take something … Continue reading

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Ten Keys to Understanding Isaiah

Elder McConkie shared 10 keys to understanding Isaiah, and I wanted to share them here. I am grateful to him for his work in teaching the scriptures to all of us! 1. Gain an overall knowledge of the plan of … Continue reading

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2 Nephi 9 Chart

I really like this chart that visually shows how Jacob illustrates the two paths that we can choose while in mortality. 2 Nephi 9 is such a great chapter of the Book of Mormon, and this chart is a great … Continue reading

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Genesis 33-34 Solving Conflict the Lord’s Way

Genesis 33 contains the wonderful story of the reunion of two brothers that were at odds. When Jacob left Esau 20 years before their reunion, Esau vowed that he would kill his brother Jacob (Genesis 27:41). After both men have … Continue reading

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Alma 43-63 The War Chapters

See also: When is war ever justified? Manhood of Church called into Armed Services God is at the helm When Is War Justified? The “war chapters” in Alma cover some basic principles when it comes to war, when Christians are … Continue reading

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God is at the helm

The whole world is in the midst of a war that seems the worst of all time. This Church is a worldwide Church. Its devoted members are in both camps. They are the innocent war instrumentalities of their warring sovereignties. … Continue reading

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Manhood of the Church called into armed services

When, therefore, constitutional law, obedient to those principles, calls the manhood of the Church into the armed service of any country to which they owe allegiance, their highest civic duty requires that they meet that call. If, hearkening to that … Continue reading

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When is war ever justified?

See also: Manhood of the Church called into armed services God is at the helm War Incompatible with the Teachings of the Savior Thus we see that war is incompatible with Christ’s teachings. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the … Continue reading

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