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Mosiah 21 – Repeating The Same Mistake

Mosiah 21 illustrates the human tendency to repeat the same mistake again and again. In verses 4-12 we read that the people of Limhi were surrounded by the Lamanites and that they had to pay tribute to them, with “heavy … Continue reading

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Pilate & Jesus: A Practical Application

In John’s account of the exchange between Jesus and Pontius Pilate, the Prefect of the Roman province of Judaea, we read the following: Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou … Continue reading

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Questions Thrown At Jesus

Jesus handles some very difficult questions when at the temple during his last week. Each group asks a specific question that reveals their true character and desires. Jesus handles each question masterfully. We spent some time looking at each question, … Continue reading

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John 4: The Woman at the Well

Growing In Revelation This chapter outlines the progression the Samaritan woman takes in recognizing Jesus as the Messiah. The woman starts by addressing Jesus as “thou, a Jew” (verse 9) to “Sir” (verse 11) to “I perceive that thou art … Continue reading

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Matthew 5:14 Let Your Light Shine

I have used some of the following stories to emphasize the importance of letting our light shine.  The savior taught, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid… Let your … Continue reading

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Deception – Alma 43:29, 48; 47; Matthew 2:11-12

I recently taught the war chapters (Alma 43-63) in Gospel Doctrine in my ward, and as I prepared, I thought how these chapters parallel our day.  We live in a time when it is difficult to discern between truth and … Continue reading

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Jonah: A Message of God’s Love

Jonah didn’t want the people of Nineveh to be forgiven.  He was well aware of the forgiving grace of the Lord and didn’t want the Assyrians to receive it.  He would rather die than see them have this opportunity.  We … Continue reading

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Esther – A Credible Witness

The book of Esther deals with many issues that apply in the lives of young people.  Young people today are constantly facing times when they need to stand for something.  Like Esther, they deal with being a covenant person in … Continue reading

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1 Kings 16: King of the mountain

Just about everyone at some point in their lives has played “King of the mountain”.  As young children we would go to the local hill, and the person on top was the king.  Everyone else would strive to take that … Continue reading

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1 Kings 11-14: Fear Makes Us Stupid!

1 Kings 11-14 tell the story of the division of the Kingdom of Israel.  We spent a few minutes setting up the circumstances surrounding the division of the kingdom as outlined in 1 Kings 11-12.  After establishing the narrative where … Continue reading

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