Tag Archives: relevance of the scriptures

Life beyond the grave: The Spirit World

              When you are in the spirit world, everything there will appear as natural as things now do. Spirits will be familiar with spirits in the spirit world—will converse, behold, and exercise every variety … Continue reading

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Mormon 1-7 How to be happy

I am teaching a Book of Mormon class right now and am in Mormon this week.  A few years ago I was listening to a book by Tal Ben-Shahar called “Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment” and … Continue reading

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Enos – My Soul Hungered

Enos had a struggle to know the Lord. Many people today do as well. I believe a key to gaining a testimony of Jesus Christ and the Restoration is to want to know the truth, as well as have an … Continue reading

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The Atonement: Key Events

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John 3: Heavenly Things

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:  The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can … Continue reading

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Luke 10: Don’t Just Stand There!

Luke 10:25-37 illustrate what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.  What we do with our Christianity shows the world why Jesus Christ has made a difference in our life.  I love the sentiment expressed by Benjamin Franklin: … Continue reading

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John 8:1-11 & Luke 7:36-50 The Power of His Forgiveness

John 8:1-11 and Luke 7:36-50 teach a powerful lesson about the Savior’s willingness and ability to forgive sin.  In the scriptures, when people genuinely cry out to Jesus to be forgiven, He always responds with a granting of this request.  … Continue reading

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Luke 4:1-13 Putting Conditions on God’s Love

Today we examined the temptations Christ faced from a different perspective.  In verses 9-11 Satan asks the Savior to put conditions on God’s love.  He says essentially, “Hey, you’re Jesus- I mean, you’re very important!  Jump off this tower and … Continue reading

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Hosea

Hosea’s name means “deliverance” or “salvation” and is connected on a basic level with the names Joshua and Jesus.  Hosea was a prophet at the time of King Jeroboam II, who died in 746 BC. His ministry may well have … Continue reading

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Jonah as a type

Jonah as a type: Jesus Christ The book of Jonah serves as a type for several ideas taught in scripture.  A type is a symbol that looks forward towards a future fulfillment.  It can be defined as a “preordained representative … Continue reading

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