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If the Devil Applies for Baptism Some years ago a prominent man was excommunicated from the Church. He, years later, pleaded for baptism. President John Taylor referred the question of his baptism to the apostles, stating [in a letter] that if … Continue reading

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The tragedy of abuse – Alma 50:30

Alma 50 tells the story of one Morianton, an enemy to the Nephites: Therefore, Morianton put it into their hearts that they should flee to the land which was northward, which was covered with large bodies of water, and take … Continue reading

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John Taylor uses the hymns of Zion to solve problems

Elder Heber J. Grant shared this experience involving John Taylor: I recall one incident showing how song has the power to soothe irritated feelings and bring harmony to the hearts of men who are filled with a contentious spirit. It … Continue reading

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Mosiah 25-29

Mosiah 25-29 is a record of what happened in Zarahemla from approximately 120 to 91 B.C. The people of Zeniff’s colony, including Limhi’s people and Alma’s followers, had returned to Zarahemla and were united safely under King Mosiah’s rule. This … Continue reading

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Romans 6:1-7:6 Saved by Grace, Changed by Grace

Romans 6:1-7:6 can be outlined as follows: I. Romans 6:1-7:6 Two Key Ideas: To be dead to sin (justification), to be alive in Christ (sanctification). 1. Romans 6:1-11 The new life of a Christian, symbolism of our baptism a. Romans … Continue reading

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Matthew 18: A Ten Thousand Talent God

A teaching that is relevant to teenagers in Matthew 18 has to do with the God that we worship.  Teenagers worry about how their actions affect their relationship with Jesus Christ.  They sometimes have the feeling that they are not … Continue reading

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The book of Jonah is a wonderful message of forgiveness and grace.  Jonah is called by the Lord to preach repentance to a hardened people, a people that he does not feel are worthy of being saved.  In Jonah’s estimation, … Continue reading

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Student Questions About Repentance

We had several students ask questions about repentance in class after our discussions surrounding the downfall of Saul, David and Solomon.  Some questions revolved around those who battle with the same sin repeatedly as well as how repentance works.  One … Continue reading

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