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Unshaken Saints

English, Religion, 1 season, 286 episodes, 1 day, 3 hours, 42 minutes
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Seismic shifts in the religious and secular landscapes are destabilizing the faith of millions. Join religion scholar Jared Halverson as he explores restored scripture, doctrine, history, and practice; examines patterns and pitfalls in navigating faith crisis; and wrestles with ways to make your faith unshaken.
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Mosiah 25-28: Conversion of Alma the Younger

An in-depth study of Mosiah 25-28. This lesson focuses on truly seeing each other, hearing one another's stories, becoming one, Church disclipine, the upper limit of forgiveness, the conversion of Alma and the sons of Mosiah, spreading change, and more.
5/23/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 27 seconds
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Mosiah 18-24: The Waters of Mormon

An in-depth study of Mosiah 18-24. This lesson focuses on why we need the Church, the vertical and horizontal dimensions of discipleship, finding out what people have against, the pulpit vs. the pew, suggesting change, coming home, and more.
5/16/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mosiah 11-17: Abinadi & Noah

An in-depth study of Mosiah 11-17. This lesson focuses on filling the guilt gap with grace, questioning God and His prophets, rationalization, a teaching tangent, publishing peace, the suffering Servant, Condescension & Incarnation, Christ's dual nature, and more.
5/9/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 28 seconds
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Mosiah 7-10: Lost & Found

An in-depth study of Mosiah 7-10. This lesson focuses on Hansen's Law, getting into trouble, inquiring after the lost, preparing for the rescue, reasons people leave, seer stones, spiritual sight, overzealousness, and more.
5/2/20241 hour, 42 minutes, 58 seconds
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Mosiah 4-6: "Are We Not All Beggars?"

An in-depth study of Mosiah 4-6. This lesson focuses on applying the Atonement, being in remission, the goodness of God, the pit & the pedestal, question marks &exclamation points, the Infinite & the Intimate, giving generously, perpetual progress, children of Christ, staying changed, and more.
4/24/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mosiah 1-3: "Unprofitable Servants"

An in-depth study of Mosiah 1-3. This lesson focuses on Benjamin's backstory, the power of the word, the gift of grace, the two ledgers, the Atonement of Christ, the Savior's dual nature, and more. 
4/17/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 17 seconds
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Enos: "My Soul Hungered"

An in-depth study of the Book of Enos. This lesson focuses on what it might have been like to be raised by a parent like Jacob, the return of the prodigal, nurture and admonition, wrestling before God, soul hunger, sweeping guilt away, and more.
4/10/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 37 seconds
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Jacob 5-7 (part 2): "I Could Not Be Shaken"

Part 2 of a 2-part study of Jacob 5-7 (this part will cover chapters 6-7). This lesson focuses on choosing life, quenching the Spirit, facing Sherem, anti-religious rhetoric, becoming unshaken, sign-seeking, Jacob's adieu, and more.  0:00 Introduction 0:56 Choosing Life 8:20 Quenchable Spirit or Unquenchable Fire 16:10 Facing Sherem 24:10 Anti-Religious Rhetoric 31:15 Becoming Unshaken 39:56 Attacking the Doctrine of Christ 54:36 Sign-Seeking 1:00:11 Deathbed Confession 1:10:09 Jacob's Adieu 1:21:44 Conclusion
4/5/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 24 seconds
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Jacob 5-7 (part 1): The Allegory of the Olive Tree

Part 1 of a 2-part study of Jacob 5-7 (this part will cover chapter 5). This lesson focuses on Zenos, Olive trees, the 4 senses of scripture, the 4-Act play, grieving over the tree, grafting and scattering, planting in poor spots, the Lehite branch, the Great Apostasy, roots & branches, the Mother Tree, clearing away the bad, laboring in the vineyard, and more.  0:00 Introduction 4:19 Zenos's Allegory of the Olive Tree 9:46 The 4 Senses of Scripture 18:38 The House of Israel as a Tame Olive Tree 27:09 History in the Allegory - the 4-Act Play 30:04 Act 1 - Grieving over a Dying Tree 43:31 Grafting & Scattering Branches 50:05 Act 2 - Checking on the Trees 1:00:07 Planting in Poor Spots 1:10:48 The Lehite Branch 1:19:34 Act 3 - Apostasy 1:29:43 Branches Overcoming Roots 1:41:06 What Could I Have Done More 1:59:10 Gathered to the Mother Tree 2:10:14 Laboring for the Last Time 2:16:35 Clearing Away the Bad 2:20:25 Laboring with the Lord of the Vineyard 2:28:06 The Final Harvest
4/3/20242 hours, 34 minutes, 45 seconds
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Jacob 1-4 (part 2): Firmness of Mind

Part 2 of a 2-part study of Jacob 1-4 (this part will cover chapters 3-4). This lesson focuses on comfort for victims, confronting prejudice, looking up to the Lamanites, passing down your sins, unshaken faith, unsearchable depths, things as they really are, looking beyond the mark, and more.  0:00 Introduction 0:47 Comfort for Victims 12:51 Confronting Prejudice 22:55 Looking Up to the Lamanites 31:33 Not Passing Down Your Sins 36:54 Recording their Witness 45:56 Unshaken Faith in His Amazing Grace 51:39 The Unsearchable Depths of God 57:35 Things As They Really Are 1:01:15 Looking Beyond the Mark 1:07:27 Building on the Rejected Stone 1:15:57 Conclusion
3/30/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 37 seconds
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Jacob 1-4 (part 1): Faith & Great Anxiety

Part 1 of a 2-part study of Jacob 1-4 (this part will cover chapters 1-2). This lesson focuses on Jacob's background, passing down the plates, prioritizing, faith and great anxiety, viewing the death of Christ, dichotomizing and demonizing, the 3 great sins, hard conversations, materialism & pride, problems with polygamy, and more.  0:00 Introduction 1:24 Biographical Background 8:05 Passing Down the Plates 18:10 Prioritizing 23:06 Faith & Great Anxiety 32:03 Believe in Christ & View His Death 47:56 Succeeding Nephi 51:19 Dichotomize & Demonize 54:35 The 3 Great Sins 1:02:21 Free of the People's Blood 1:08:07 Having the Hard Conversations 1:28:23 Materialism & Pride 1:38:21 Before Ye Seek for Riches 1:49:06 Unity & Equality 1:52:08 Problems with Polygamy 2:23:42 Broken Hearts & Lost Confidence
3/29/20242 hours, 32 minutes, 45 seconds
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Easter Week and the Doctrine of Christ

An Easter message linking the days of Holy Week to the elements of the Doctrine of Christ. 0:00 Introduction 2:57 Elevating Easter 5:48 Easter & the Doctrine of Christ 8:26 The Gospel in the Book of Mormon 13:29 Christ's Part in the Gospel 24:08 Palm Sunday's Faith 26:20 Monday's Repentance 28:36 Tuesday's Teachings 33:18 Wednesday's Rest 37:20 Thursday's Baptism & Holy Ghost 41:33 Friday's Endurance to the End 43:38 Saturday's Work for the Dead 46:48 Easter Sunday's New Beginning 50:42 The Doctrine of Christ in 2 Nephi 31 55:57 Conclusion
3/23/202458 minutes, 47 seconds
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2 Nephi 31-33 (part 2): Nephi's Final Farewell

Part 2 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 31-33 (this part will cover chapters 32-33). This lesson focuses on lingering questions, feasting upon the word, the Spirit's guidance, consecrating our performance, writing in weakness, means & ends, Nephi's farewell, and more. 0:00 Introduction 0:53 Lingering Questions 6:07 Feast Upon the Words of Christ 23:15 Guided by the Holy Ghost 28:43 Learning from the Savior 34:19 Praying to Consecrate Every Act 41:49 Writing in Weakness, Speaking in Strength 47:21 Consecrating Our Efforts to Others 54:15 Glory & Charity 59:52 Means & Ends 1:05:10 Nephi's Farewell 1:13:31 Conclusion
3/16/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 51 seconds
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2 Nephi 31-33 (part 1): "This Is the Way"

Part 1 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 31-33 (this part will cover chapter 31). This lesson focuses on the Doctrine of Christ, divine truth in human language, fulfilling all righteousness, the 4th Article of Faith, the Right Way, enduring to the end, pressing forward, and more. 0:00 Introduction to Nephi's Farewell 5:24 The Doctrine of Christ 10:52 Divine Truth in Human Language 15:34 Baptized to Fulfill All Righteousness 24:25 The 4th Article of Faith 37:42 The Right Path in the Right Way 42:45 Enduring to the End 49:56 Entering the Gate 57:28 Pressing Forward 1:04:01 No Other Way
3/15/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 13 seconds
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2 Nephi 26-30 (part 2): A Bible! A Bible!

Part 2 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 26-30 (this part will cover chapters 28-30). This lesson focuses on contending churches, problems of pride, lullabies & pacifiers, line upon line, trusting in the arm of flesh, additional scripture, more nations than one, Jews & Gentiles, Millennial peace, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:43 Contending Churches 10:12 The Problems of Pride 20:12 Lullabies & Pacifiers 27:39 Line Upon Line 32:53 Trusting in the Arm of Flesh 40:10 A Bible! A Bible! 48:25 Jewish-Born Salvation 58:49 More Nations than One 1:13:09 Gathered in One 1:18:35 Jews & Gentiles as Covenant People 1:27:43 Gathered & Restored to Millennial Peace 1:33:53 Conclusion
3/12/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 31 seconds
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2 Nephi 26-30 (part 1): A Marvelous Work

Part 1 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 26-30 (this part will cover chapters 26-27). This lesson focuses on avoiding the apocalypse, a striving Spirit, speaking from the dust, flaxen cords, priestcraft, radical inclusivity, a sealed book, the learned and the unlearned, a God of miracles, and more. 0:00 Introduction to Nephi's Ending 9:47 Preview of 3 Nephi 17:36 Avoiding Apocalypse 23:04 A Striving Spirit 27:14 Speaking from the Dust 38:45 Pride Spinning Flaxen Cords 43:29 Everything for the World's Benefit 50:56 Priestcraft 1:00:38 All Are Alike Unto God 1:07:54 Fighting Against Zion 1:17:17 A Sealed Book 1:30:36 The Learned & the Unlearned 1:44:10 A God of Miracles 1:49:35 A Marvelous Work and a Wonder
3/11/20242 hours, 43 seconds
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2 Nephi 20-25 (part 2): "Rejoice in Christ"

Part 2 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 20-25 (this part will cover chapter 25). This lesson focuses on understanding Isaiah, Nephi's plain prophecy, no other Messiah, saved by grace, all we can do, works of reconciliation, the deadness of the law, the right way, and more. 0:00 Introduction 0:37 Understanding Isaiah 15:24 Nephi's Plain Prophecy 24:12 No Other Messiah 33:45 Recording the Role of Christ 42:16 Grace After All We Can Do 53:45 The Works of Reconciliation 1:07:27 The Deadness of the Law 1:20:05 Focused Solely on Christ 1:28:25 The Right Way 1:33:14 Conclusion
3/1/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 52 seconds
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2 Nephi 20-25 (part 1): The Stem & the Stump

Part 1 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 20-25 (this part will cover chapters 20-24). This lesson focuses on social sins, Assyria's "I" problem, the boastful ax, stems & stumps, the lion & the lamb, the destruction of Babylon, laughing at Lucifer, redeeming Zion, and more. 0:00 Introduction 3:34 Back to Isaiah 15:08 The Isaiah Chapters as a Whole 20:54 Punished for Social Sins 27:47 Assyria's "I" Problem 36:20 The Boastful Ax & Prideful Saw 45:39 Returning to the Mighty God 52:51 Stems & Stumps 1:09:42 The Lion & the Lamb 1:16:31 As the Waters Cover the Sea 1:24:09 My Strength & My Song 1:29:36 The Destruction of Babylon 1:45:45 Mocking the Enemy 1:54:41 Laughing at Lucifer 2:03:57 Redeeming Zion
2/29/20242 hours, 12 minutes, 18 seconds
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2 Nephi 11-19 (part 2): "Here Am I, Send Me"

Part 2 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 11-19 (this part will cover chapters 16-19). This lesson focuses on the Heavenly Throne, the call of a prophet; ears, eyes, and hearts; a great forsaking, a remnant shall return, a virgin shall conceive, bees and razors, soft streams or rushing rivers, a Great Light, unto us a Child is born, stretched out still, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:41 The Heavenly Throne 8:44 The Call of a Prophet 14:22 Ears, Eyes, & Heart 27:52 A Great Forsaking 31:49 A Remnant Shall Return 46:35 A Virgin Shall Conceive 57:14 Bees & Razors 1:05:20 Destruction is Imminent 1:10:43 Soft Streams or Rushing Rivers 1:15:17 Trust the Lord, Not the Arm of Flesh 1:24:36 Seeing a Great Light 1:27:40 Unto Us a Child Is Born 1:34:22 Stretched Out Still 1:44:11 Conclusion
2/23/20241 hour, 50 minutes, 10 seconds
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2 Nephi 11-19 (part 1): The Isaiah Chapters

Part 1 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 11-19 (this part will cover chapters 11-15). This lesson focuses on 1st, 2nd, 3rd Isaiah, justice before mercy, 3 witnesses, dual delights, keys to understanding Isaiah, the mountain of the Lord, worldliness & pride, social sins, the Daughters of Zion, shelter in the storm, an army on the move, and more.  0:00 Introduction to the Isaiah Chapters 5:23 1st, 2nd, 3rd Isaiah 10:03 Justice Before Mercy 14:41 Motivation, Quotation, Explanation 17:08 The Three Witnesses 21:36 Dual Delights 31:04 5 Keys to Isaiah 46:04 3 Original Chapters 48:26 The Mountain of the Lord 56:09 Worldliness, Idolatry, Pride 1:08:32 None to Provide, None to Lead 1:13:43 Social Sins, Neglecting the Poor 1:20:30 Materialism & the Daughters of Zion 1:31:27 Washing Away the Filth 1:35:32 Shelter in the Storm 1:40:20 The Lord's Beloved Vineyard 1:47:52 Woes upon Israel 1:58:40 An Army on the Move
2/22/20242 hours, 8 minutes, 30 seconds
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2 Nephi 6-10 (part 2): "O How Great the Plan of Our God!"

Part 2 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 6-10 (this part will cover chapters 9-10). This lesson focuses on Book of Mormon contraries, scattering & gathering, death & resurrection, the Infinite Atonement, the awful monster, O's and Woes, being spiritually minded, the keeper of the gate, naming Christ, reconciliation, and more. 0:00 Introduction 0:41 Book of Mormon Contraries 3:26 Scattering & Gathering, Death & Resurrection 11:50 Merciful Plan & Infinite Atonement 18:30 Overcoming the Awful Monster 26:38 The Way of Deliverance 37:24 Resurrection & Restoration 50:57 Woes to the Wicked 56:13 Vainness, Frailty, & Foolishness 59:56 Spiritually-Minded 1:06:01 The Keeper of the Gate 1:15:35 Holding Onto Our Sins 1:24:18 Come and Buy 1:32:32 Naming Christ 1:41:22 Choosing the Lord 1:48:33 Reconciled by Works, Saved by Grace 1:58:06 Conclusion
2/15/20242 hours, 7 minutes
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2 Nephi 6-10 (part 1): Carried on their Shoulders

Part 1 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 6-10 (this part will cover chapters 6-8). This lesson focuses on fusing Old and New Testaments, a second scattering, pastoral perfectionism, likening Isaiah, carried on the shoulders, feeling forsaken, no one home, sparks & sorrow, worth the wait, giving God a pep talk, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:40 Fusing Old & New Testaments 8:08 A Second Scattering 13:28 Pastoral Perfectionism 17:31 Likening Isaiah 22:46 Carried on the Shoulders 27:51 The 1st & 2nd Coming of Christ 34:52 Feeling Forsaken 39:16 When Daddy Comes Home 46:11 Sparks & Sorrow or the Light of the World 52:02 Worth the Wait 58:30 Giving God a Pep Talk 1:04:27 Children Coming to Help 1:12:15 Strengthening Zion
2/15/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 39 seconds
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2 Nephi 3-5 (part 2): Nephite Blessing, Lamanite Curse

Part 2 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 3-5 (this part will cover chapter 5). This lesson focuses on a God who speaks to prophets, the manner of happiness, Nephi's temple, the Lamanite curse, a "skin of blackness," scourged unto destruction, and more. 0:00 Introduction 0:37 A God Who Speaks to Prophets 7:38 The Manner of Happiness 11:29 Nephi's Temple 18:50 The Lamanite Curse 27:39 A Skin of Blackness 40:00 White, Fair, Delightsome 48:42 Scourged unto Destruction 55:37 Conclusion
2/9/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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2 Nephi 3-5 (part 1): Four Josephs and the Psalm of Nephi

Part 1 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 3-5 (this part will cover chapters 3-4). This lesson focuses on Joseph in Egypt, Joseph Smith, the Bible and the Book of Mormon, restoring us, being sure, raising children, the death of Lehi, the Psalm of Nephi, depression and rejoicing, and more. 0:00 Introduction 3:06 Joseph of Lehi & Joseph of Egypt 10:26 Joseph Smith 16:09 Bible & Book of Mormon 24:14 Restoring Us to God 27:31 Confounding Joseph's Enemies 32:43 I Am Sure 37:15 Crying from the Dust 45:04 Raising Children Right 55:13 The Death of Lehi 1:01:33 The Psalm of Nephi 1:08:30 O Wretched Man that I Am 1:16:37 Depression & Rejoicing 1:27:30 Encircled in the Robes of Righteousness
2/8/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 1 second
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2 Nephi 1-2 (part 2): Calming Our Anxiety

Part 2 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 1-2 (this part will cover chapter 2). This lesson focuses on Jacob's anxieties, consecrating affliction, the Redeemer's righteousness, salvation is free, scrupulosity, agency & the Plan of Salvation, instruction, opposition, education, enticements, time to repent, free to choose, and more. 0:00 Introduction 1:33 Jacob's Anxieties 9:18 Validating & Consecrating Affliction 14:55 The Righteousness of the Redeemer 26:11 Salvation Is Free 31:47 Scrupulosity 36:17 Agency & the Plan of Salvation 39:54 Instructed in the Law 45:56 Education & Redemption 51:02 Opposition in All Things 56:19 Arguing to the Absurd 1:05:51 Enticements & Lucifer's Fall 1:10:57 Time to Repent 1:15:13 Fall & Atonement 1:20:45 Free to Choose 1:28:28 The Elements of Agency 1:36:59 Conclusion
2/2/20241 hour, 42 minutes, 35 seconds
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2 Nephi 1-2 (part 1): Arise from the Dust

Part 1 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 1-2 (this part will cover chapter 1). This lesson focuses on the destruction of Jerusalem, portable promises, the Land of Promise, a Land of Liberty, Awake & Arise, anxiety and fear in parenting, following the prophet, the birthright blessing, and more. 0:00 Introduction to 2 Nephi 2:59 Portable Promises 8:14 Led to the Land of Promise 16:42 Living in the Land of Liberty 24:40 Awake & Arise 29:22 Parenting Anxieties and Fears 36:57 Following the Prophet 43:34 Plainness & Sharpness 46:45 The Birthright Blessing
2/1/202450 minutes, 52 seconds
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1 Nephi 16-22 (part 2): Likening Isaiah, Gathering Israel

Part 2 of a 2-part study of 1 Nephi 16-22 (this part will cover chapters 19-22). This lesson focuses on a long-suffering Savior, the isles of the sea, Isaiah's persuasive power, scattering and gathering, never forsaken, nursing mothers, Gentile shoulders, Nephi's Apocalypse, and more. 0:00 Introduction 0:50 A Long-suffering Savior 9:28 The Isles of the Sea 15:41 Isaiah's Persuasive Power 29:46 Walking the Walk 33:08 Justly Scattered 40:17 A Promised Return 49:05 Never Forsaken, Never Forgotten 58:46 Who Hath Begotten Me These 1:05:54 Gentile Shoulders 1:14:32 Physical or Spiritual 1:22:35 Nephi's Apocalypse 1:30:44 Binding Satan 1:38:36 Conclusion
1/26/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 47 seconds
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1 Nephi 16-22 (part 1): Journey to the Promised Land

Part 1 of a 2-part study of 1 Nephi 16-22 (this part will cover chapters 16-18). This lesson focuses on Nephi's Exodus, the Liahona, the order of obedience, cut hearts, hangry, meeting God on the journey, moral or ceremonial law, equality and chosenness, racing to higher moral ground, building the ship, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:19 Nephi's Genesis & Exodus 8:32 The Liahona 16:42 Iron Rodders or Liahona Latter-day Saints 27:42 The Order of Obedience 33:24 Murmuring over Cut Hearts 37:13 Hangry 51:36 Meeting God along the Journey 59:50 Laman's Perspective 1:09:28 Moral or Ceremonial Law 1:14:47 Equality & Chosenness 1:21:55 A Race to Higher Moral Ground 1:27:07 Convicting & Convincing Laman & Lemuel 1:35:05 Building the Ship & Crossing the Sea
1/25/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 2 seconds
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1 Nephi 11-15: Nephi's Vision

An in-depth study of 1 Nephi 11-15, focusing on Nephi's search for truth, intellectual or experiential, Mary as a Tree of Life, Christmas Condescension, the Iron Rod, baptismal condescension, mists of darkness, the Great & Abominable Church, a book of covenants, plain & precious parts, the Gentiles and the Gathering of Israel, the Bible and the Book of Mormon, the Two Churches, the Olive Tree, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:15 Nephi's Vision Overview 7:22 Nephi's Search for Truth 15:45 Intellectual or Experiential 25:05 Mary as a Tree of Life 27:48 Christmas Condescension 36:02 The Iron Rod 43:37 Baptismal Condescension 46:24 Great & Spacious Building 50:34 Mists & Vapors of Darkness 58:07 The Great & Abominable Church 1:07:41 A Book of Covenants 1:12:41 Plain & Precious Parts 1:20:00 The Gentiles & the Gathering of Israel 1:26:26 The Bible & the Book of Mormon 1:31:38 A Great & Marvelous Work 1:35:16 The Two Churches 1:48:00 Wondering about the Olive Tree 1:58:05 Explaining the Tree of Life 2:06:36 Conclusion
1/18/20242 hours, 12 minutes, 11 seconds
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1 Nephi 6-10: The Tree of Life

An in-depth study of 1 Nephi 6-10, focusing on the purpose of the plates, Nephi's thesis statement, two sets of plates, inviting Ishmael, persuading prodigals, the Samuel Principle, Lehi's Dream, the Cosmic Chess Match, 4 souls and 4 soils, pressing forward, falling away, the Great & Spacious Building, the mocking masses, a tender parent, the broken Olive Tree, and more.  0:00 Introduction 0:31 What the Book of Mormon Isn't 10:16 Purpose of the Plates 19:28 The Original Thesis Statement 25:02 Two Sets of Plates 27:37 Inviting Ishmael 33:36 Trying to Persuade a Prodigal 44:24 The Samuel Principle 49:06 Faith, Change, & Forgiveness 1:03:00 Lehi's Dream Unfolds 1:12:00 The Cosmic Chess Match 1:16:02 4 Souls, 4 Soils 1:21:45 Pressing Forward but Falling Away 1:26:37 The Great & Spacious Building 1:34:37 Partaking & Ignoring the Mocking Masses 1:44:16 A Tender Parent 1:52:53 The Broken Olive Tree 2:06:58 Conclusion
1/16/20242 hours, 11 minutes, 41 seconds
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1 Nephi 1-5: I Will Go and Do

An in-depth study of 1 Nephi 1-5. This lesson focuses on approaches to scripture study, waterskiing or scuba diving, "I, Nephi," historical context, learning to learn from the Lord, making sense of Laman and Lemuel, misunderstanding God, God or Man, failed attempts, slaying Laban, the courage of covenant, Sariah's Faith Crisis, a comforting companion, treasuring the brass plates, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:04 Different Approaches to Scripture Study 10:11 Waterskiing, Snorkeling, & Scuba Diving 16:16 I, Nephi 27:27 Historical Context 31:37 Learning to Learn from the Lord 39:21 FX-20 49:19 Laman & Lemuel 1:02:56 Misunderstanding God 1:13:03 Nephi & Sam 1:17:25 Commandments from God or Man 1:22:04 Obtaining the Plates - Failed Attempts 1:33:33 Nephi Slays Laban 1:42:39 Absolute Obedience 1:53:12 Nephi, Zoram, & the Courage of Covenant 1:57:36 Sariah's Faith Crisis 2:04:35 A Comforting Companion 2:10:48 Treasuring the Brass Plates 2:15:08 Conclusion   Links to download the Daily Scripture Study Schedule to complete the Standard Works in 1 year: pdf version: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AJQRs6Uy-B7Tr5AOiGFy31h9dhAOm1fS/view?usp=sharing Excel spreadsheet version: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cNxUlOGEfEtHMry0yLVCUZn9I-xwcqBi/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=117812893384747385155&rtpof=true&sd=true  
1/4/20242 hours, 20 minutes, 9 seconds
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Introduction to the Book of Mormon

An in-depth study of the introductory pages of the Book of Mormon, including the Title Page, the Testimonies of the 3 and 8 Witnesses, and the Testimony of Joseph Smith. This lesson focuses on Book of Mormon stories, the power of the word, anti-Book of Mormon mockery, the conversion of Orson Spencer, imperfection, false assumptions, the Keystone Statement, domino or dialogue, epistemology, and more.  0:00 Introduction 5:19 Book of Mormon Stories 11:13 The Power of the Word 16:42 Anti-Book of Mormon Mockery 22:45 The Conversion of Orson Spencer 37:03 Title Page: People, Process, Purpose 47:48 Imperfection 53:13 Book of Mormon Introduction and False Assumptions 1:00:21 The Keystone Statement 1:09:11 Domino or Dialogue 1:16:26 Epistemology - 3 & 8 Witnesses 1:29:31 Applying Joseph's Testimony
12/27/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 17 seconds
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Unshaken Updates - Looking Back and Moving Forward

As we approach the 4-year anniversary of the start of scripture study on Unshaken, Jared takes a moment to reflect on the last four years, and to make a few announcements about the future of Unshaken.
12/26/202329 minutes, 56 seconds
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Revelation 15-22: The Celestial City

A verse-by-verse study of Revelation 15-22. This lesson focuses on songs of victory, the 7 vials of wrath, Armageddon, the Mother of Harlots, the Cage of Babylon, the Merchant City, Lamenting the Crash, the Marriage of the Lamb, the Supper of the Great God, the Second Coming, the Millennial reign, Gog & Magog, Final Judgment, the New Jerusalem, the Tree of Life, not adding or subtracting, the clear choice, and more.  0:00 Introduction 5:00 Songs of Victory 13:46 The 7 Plagues 18:35 Reassuring the Lord of Judgment 30:04 Armageddon 46:23 The Mother of Harlots 55:11 The Beast & the City 1:09:54 The Cage of Babylon 1:16:50 The Collapse of the Merchant City 1:25:28 Babylon's Catalog of Wares 1:30:43 Lamenting the Crash 1:39:13 The 3 Facets of Babylon 1:43:29 The Marriage of the Lamb 1:56:36 The Coming of Christ 2:08:16 The Supper of the Great God 2:14:46 Cast into the Bottomless Pit 2:21:03 Millennial Reign and Gog & Magog 2:27:44 Final Judgment 2:34:51 The New Jerusalem 2:40:48 All Things New 2:45:02 The Celestial City 2:59:29 The Tree of Life 3:08:15 The Bright & Morning Star 3:12:59 No Addition or Subtraction 3:20:51 Come, Lord Jesus 3:25:25 Final Review 3:31:04 The Clearest Choice
12/21/20233 hours, 40 minutes, 6 seconds
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Christmas Message: Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night)

A Christmas message discussing the original French lyrics of the song "Cantique de Noel" (translated into "O Holy Night"). This lesson focuses on the the Condescension of Christ, erasing stains, thrilling hope, the light of faith, preaching to our pride, opening heaven, from slave to sibling, gratitude & recognition, and more. 0:00 Merry Christmas 4:19 Cantique de Noel 10:10 The Condescension of Christ 13:45 Erasing Stains 18:36 Thrilling Hope on Bended Knee 24:39 The Light of Faith 27:30 The King of kings 30:04 Preaching to Our Pride 38:26 Freed Earth & Opened Heaven 40:52 From Slave to Sibling 43:45 Gratitude & Recognition 46:54 Stand and Sing 49:31 The Spirit of Christmas Andrea Bocelli performs "Cantique de Noel": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilO75EUExTU
12/17/202352 minutes, 19 seconds
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Revelation 6-14: Who Shall Be Able to Stand?

A verse-by-verse study of Revelation 6-14. This lesson focuses on the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the altar of the martyrs, signs of the 6th Seal, God's mark, the 144,000, dying eyes, silence in heaven, the angels of destruction, the locusts of hell, the little book, the Two Candlesticks, the two slain prophets, the Woman clothed with the sun, the Great Red Dragon, nourished in the wilderness, the War in Heaven, the Beast, 666, the Grapes of Wrath, and more. 0:00 Introduction 4:56 The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse 18:53 The Altar of the Martyrs 26:59 Shaking in the 6th Seal 43:39 God's Mark on the Forehead 58:36 The 144,000 1:11:49 No More Tears 1:17:28 Silence in Heaven 1:26:03 The Angels of Destruction 1:37:49 Locusts from the Pit of Hell 1:54:31 The Second Woe but No Repentance 2:04:40 The Archangel's Little Book 2:17:36 John's Bittersweet Mission Call 2:27:14 Measuring Up 2:38:34 The Two Candlesticks 2:48:13 Two Prophets Slain & Raised Again 3:01:33 A Woman Clothed with the Sun 3:10:11 Preserved in the Wilderness 3:21:08 The War in Heaven 3:39:06 The War Continues on Earth 3:47:15 The Beast 3:59:31 Blasphemy & War 4:06:43 The Counterfeit Lamb & 666 4:20:15 Another Angel with the Everlasting Gospel 4:31:32 The Grapes of Wrath 4:40:12 Treading the Winepress Alone 4:46:46 Conclusion
12/9/20234 hours, 52 minutes, 51 seconds
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Revelation 1-5: Worthy Is the Lamb

A verse-by-verse study of Revelation 1-5. This lesson focuses on the approach of the Book of Revelation, perpetual relevance, banishment on Patmos, a vision of Christ, stars & candlesticks, letters to the 7 churches, first love, faithfulness in tribulation, the true word, preserving purity, the true riches, awe, an open door, the throne of God, the 24 Elders, the 4 Beasts, the Sea of Glass, eyes & wings, the book with the 7 seals, the Lion & the Lamb, the New Song, and more. 0:00 Introduction to Revelation 13:07 John's Symbolic Approach 22:49 Failed Prophecy or Perpetual Relevance 40:00 The Revelation of Jesus to John 53:07 Banished to Patmos 1:02:33 A Vision of Jesus to John 1:10:18 Stars & Candlesticks 1:16:37 Letters to the 7 Churches 1:21:59 Ephesus - Holding to Truth 1:31:44 First Love & First Works 1:42:30 Smyrna - Faithful in Tribulation 1:51:48 Pergamos - The True Word of God 2:07:40 Thyatira - Purity Preserved 2:18:18 Sardis - Saints in Fact 2:26:47 Philadelphia - Safe Within 2:36:23 Laodicea - True Riches 2:47:28 The 7 Cities 2:56:25 I Stand All Amazed 3:05:12 An Open Door to the Throne 3:15:36 The 24 Elders 3:21:51 The Sea of Glass 3:25:26 The 4 Beasts 3:31:40 Eyes & Wings 3:43:00 The Book with the 7 Seals 3:49:41 Opening the Book 3:58:14 The Lion & the Lamb 4:07:26 The New Song 4:18:06 Conclusion
12/2/20234 hours, 22 minutes, 56 seconds
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1-3 John; Jude: God Is Love

A verse-by-verse study of 1-3 John and Jude. This lesson focuses on the Word of Life, faithful & just, overcoming the world, used to be's or never were's, an abiding anointing, divine potential, continuing to sin, loving one another, knowing we're worthy, God is Love, life in Christ, abiding in the doctrine of Christ, walking in truth, contending for the faith, examples of ungodliness, mockers in the last time, kept from falling, and more.  0:00 Introduction 7:04 The Word of Life & Light of the World 14:43 Faith & Just to Forgive 23:32 Atonement & Obedience 31:26 A New & Everlasting Commandment to Love 38:34 Overcoming the World 43:50 Used to Be's or Never Were's 53:29 An Abiding Anointing 1:01:48 Divine Potential 1:19:46 Committing or Continuing in Sin 1:26:09 Loving One Another 1:35:03 How We Know We're Worthy 1:48:59 Knowing Truth & Error 1:55:47 God Is Love 2:04:19 Loving God Despite the World 2:12:42 Attitude Toward the Commandments 2:19:00 Water, Blood, & Spirit 2:23:00 Life in Christ 2:31:30 Abiding in the Doctrine of Christ 2:43:19 Walking in Truth 2:54:27 Contending for the Faith 3:03:14 Examples of Ungodliness 3:14:46 Mockers in the Last Time 3:20:24 Kept from Falling 3:29:13 Conclusion
11/27/20233 hours, 34 minutes, 54 seconds
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1-2 Peter: A Lively Hope

A verse-by-verse study of 1-2 Peter. This lesson focuses on lively hope, refiner's fire, girding up the loins of your mind, the foreordained Lamb of God, a peculiar people, following His steps, part-member families, a reason for hope, Spirit Prison, unsurprised by suffering, feeding the flock of God, escaping the roaring lion, the divine nature, calling and election, the Transfiguration, interpreting scripture, vexed by wickedness, doubting the Second Coming, and more.  0:00 Introduction to Peter 6:28 Lively Hope & Refiner's Fire 13:58 Living in the Day of Prophecy Fulfilled 18:07 Girding Up the Loins of Your Mind 23:42 The Foreordained Lamb of God 30:17 Sincere Milk & Lively Stones 37:15 A Peculiar People 46:34 Submission & Enduring It Well 53:06 Following His Steps 56:44 Submissive Wives in Part-Members Families 1:07:22 Husbands Honoring Wives 1:14:55 Ready to Give a Reason for Hope 1:27:34 Preaching in Spirit Prison 1:38:47 Suffering & Ceasing from Sin 1:52:46 Unsurprised by Suffering 1:59:28 Feed the Flock of God 2:06:49 Escaping the Roaring Lion 2:14:07 Partakers of the Divine Nature 2:28:55 Calling & Election Made Sure 2:35:15 Witness at the Transfiguration 2:41:09 Interpreting Scripture 2:48:33 Vexed by the Wickedness Around Us 2:58:51 Forsaking the Way of Righteousness 3:09:34 Doubting the Second Coming 3:16:24 Not Slacking but Waiting on Repentance 3:26:38 Conclusion
11/17/20233 hours, 29 minutes, 9 seconds
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James: Doers of the Word

A verse-by-verse study of the Book of James. This lesson focuses on adversity & patience, seeking wisdom, welcoming questions, fading riches, temptation, doing and not just believing, impartial judges, faith without works, bits & helms, taming the tongue, friendship with the world, resisting the devil, exploitation of the poor, healing the sick, the efficacy of prayer, and more. 0:00 Introduction to James 15:00 Adversity & Patience 23:18 Let Him Ask 32:17 Questions Are Welcome 39:14 Nothing Wavering 45:31 Fading Riches 48:33 Temptation Defined 59:30 Do Not Err 1:03:26 Doers of the Word 1:17:45 Impartial Judges 1:29:30 Breaking Any Link in the Chain 1:36:36 Faith without Works 1:44:27 The Works of Abraham 1:57:05 Bits & Helpers 2:05:12 Taming the Tongue 2:13:31 Friendship with the World or with God 2:22:52 Resisting the Devil 2:28:29 Clean Hands & Pure Hearts 2:40:45 The Rich Exploiting the Poor 2:45:59 Patiently Waiting for the Lord's Coming 2:51:40 Healing the Sick 2:58:49 The Efficacy of Prayer 3:08:16 Conclusion
11/10/20233 hours, 10 minutes, 27 seconds
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Hebrews 7-13: Author & Finisher of Our Faith

A verse-by-verse study of Hebrews 7-13. This lesson focuses on Melchizedek, a Superior Savior, better hope in a better testament, saving to the uttermost, the new covenant, touring the tabernacle, the blood of the lamb, shadows vs. realities, the Veil of the Temple, avoiding overcorrecting, casting away your confidence, the Faith Hall of Fame, Abel & Enoch, Abraham & Sarah, Abraham & Isaac, Moses; the cloud of witnesses, running with patience, enduring correction, climbing Mount Zion, remaining unshaken, and more.  0:00 Introduction 5:19 Melchizedek, King of Salem 20:49 The Superiority of Melchizedek over Abraham 33:18 Better Hope & a Better Testament 39:43 Saving tot he Uttermost 51:53 Christ's More Excellent Ministry 58:51 The Need for a New Covenant 1:06:23 Tour of the Tabernacle 1:16:04 A High Priest of Good Things to Come 1:23:58 The Blood of the Lamb 1:30:38 Shadows vs. Realities 1:41:47 The Veil of the Temple & the Body of Christ 1:49:28 Joining Horizontal Discipleship to Vertical 1:54:30 Justice to Avoid Overcorrecting 2:01:49 Don't Cast Away Your Confidence 2:13:42 The Faith Hall of Fame 2:20:21 Abel, Enoch, Noah 2:32:04 Abraham & Sarah 2:44:29 Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph 2:53:07 Moses 3:02:01 Running through the Museum 3:16:19 A Cloud of Witnesses 3:23:00 Running with Patience 3:34:15 Enduring Correction & Lifting Others 3:41:31 Climbing Mount Zion with Jesus, not Abel 3:50:04 Remaining Unshaken 3:57:08 Counsel to the Saints 4:13:21 Conclusion
11/4/20234 hours, 19 minutes, 11 seconds
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Hebrews 1-6: The Captain of Salvation

A verse-by-verse study of Hebrews 1-6. This lesson focuses on Jesus Christ being higher than the prophets and higher than the angels, not letting truth slip, the Condescension of Christ, the provocation in the wilderness, mixing in faith, resting since the work is done, the all-seeing eye, a touchable high priest, the throne of grace, milk and meat, sons of perdition, the promises of God, an anchor of hope, and more.  0:00 Introduction to Hebrews 12:41 Higher than the Prophets 21:12 Higher than the Angels 32:43 Don't Let the Truth Slip 39:47 A Little Lower than the Angels 47:40 Not Ashamed of His Brethren 54:33 Taking On Flesh & Blood 1:05:29 Greater than Moses 1:11:36 The Provocation 1:24:59 Mixing Everything with Faith 1:30:27 Rest Because the Work is Done 1:39:19 The All-Seeing Eye 1:43:12 Not Untouchable 1:47:52 Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace 1:58:43 A Compassionate High Priest 2:04:19 A Priest after the Order of Melchizedek 2:11:27 Milk & Meat 2:16:21 Building on the Doctrine of Christ 2:19:46 Sons of Perdition 2:27:03 The Labor of Love & the Promises of God 2:37:07 An Anchor of Hope 2:40:28 Conclusion
10/29/20232 hours, 46 minutes, 13 seconds
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1-2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon: The Shepherd’s Guide

A verse-by-verse study of 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. This lesson focuses on the Pastoral Epistles, keeping the doctrine pure, the aim & audience of the Law, the office of a Bishop, the Apostasy, exercising Godliness, providing for the poor, the love of money, the good fight of faith, maternal faith, the spirit of fear, good soldiers, Godly doctrine, self-sabotage, the power of scripture, itching ears, slavery, communicating faith, and more. 0:00 Introduction to the Pastoral Epistles 12:59 The Charge to Keep the Doctrine Pure 22:50 The Aim & Audience of the Law 36:24 The Chief Sinner Saved 47:58 Christ's Willingness to Save Us All 55:51 Words to Women 1:24:23 The Office of a Bishop 1:32:51 The Office of a Deacon 1:38:50 A Latter Day Departure from the Faith 1:47:03 Exercising Godliness & the Example of Youth 2:00:00 Providing for the Poor 2:12:42 More Leadership Instructions 2:18:58 The Love of Money 2:27:59 The Good Fight of Faith 2:41:11 Conclusion of 1 Timothy 2:45:09 The Faith of Mother & Grandmother 2:56:10 The Spirit of Fear or of Power 3:08:01 A Good Soldier of Jesus Christ 3:18:20 Teaching Godly Doctrine 3:23:39 Meet for the Master's Use 3:29:40 Overcoming Self-Sabotage 3:36:46 Perlious Times in the Last Days 3:47:54 The Power of Scripture 3:58:08 Scratching Itching Ears 4:05:15 Final Words of Witness 4:13:01 Parting Messages 4:20:18 Salutation to Titus 4:23:48 True Doctrine & Pure Motives 4:29:38 Counsel to Various Sub-Groups 4:41:46 Ready for Every Good Work 4:53:02 Philemon and the Institution of Slavery 5:01:28 Communicating Faith Most Effectively 5:06:23 Honoring Agency 5:13:59 Christ & Forgiveness 5:26:55 Conclusion
10/18/20235 hours, 32 minutes, 41 seconds
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1-2 Thessalonians: The Coming of Our Lord

A verse-by-verse study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. This lesson focuses on the labor of love, being allowed to preach, cherishing a newborn, crowns of rejoicing, knowing yhour faith, perfecting what is lacking, the morning of the first resurrection, the Rapture, rest, apocalyptic impatience, the Great Apostasy, the mystery of iniquity, standing fast, directing your heart, awakening the idle, and more. 0:00 Introduction to Thessalonians 9:11 A Labor of Love Spreading Abroad 21:06 Allowed to Preach 31:53 Cherishing a Newborn 39:23 Converts as a Crown of Rejoicing 44:27 To Know Your Faith 58:54 Perfect What Is Lacking 1:04:15 Called unto Holiness 1:13:03 The Morning of the First Resurrection 1:24:24 The Rapture 1:39:09 Coming As a Thief in the Night 1:44:22 Counsel While We Wait 1:55:17 Conclusion to 1 Thess. 1:59:26 Rest with Us 2:09:45 Impatient for the Second Coming 2:17:39 The Great Apostasy 2:31:41 The Mystery of Iniquity 2:43:39 Stand Fast & Hold On 2:46:32 Direct Your Heart into God's Love 2:51:20 Awakening the Idle 2:58:14 Not Enemies but Brothers 3:05:07 Conclusion
10/11/20233 hours, 9 minutes, 55 seconds
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Philippians / Colossians: I Can Do All Things Through Christ

A verse-by-verse study of the Books of Philippians and Colossians. This lesson focuses on love's needed contraries, affliction's silver lining, getting set, standing fast, consolation in Christ, the Condescension of Christ, prevenient grace, lights in the world, dung, reaching for the future, the admonition of Paul, the image of the invisible God, filling iup what's missing, blotting out the handwriting, off with the old, fellow-workers, and more. 0:00 Introduction 8:39 Salutation of Love 15:26 Love's Needed Contraries 20:43 Affliction's Silver Lining 31:11 Set for Defense 37:42 Pulled Between Christ & His People 44:02 Standing Fast 50:32 Consolation in Christ 56:53 The Condescension of Christ 1:15:47 A Name Above All Names 1:18:43 Working Out Salvation & Prevenient Grace 1:27:05 Shining as Lights in the World 1:35:34 Fellowservants 1:43:29 Counting All Things But Loss 2:01:42 Forgetting the Past & Reaching for the Future 2:12:18 The Admonitions of Paul 2:22:05 All Things through Christ 2:33:33 A Salutation of Faith, Hope, & Charity 2:40:32 The Image of the Invisible God 2:49:10 Filling Up What's Missing 2:54:07 Rooted & Established 3:08:38 Blotting Out the Handwriting 3:31:02 Off with the Old, On with the New 3:38:10 Christlike Identities & Attributes 3:44:24 Worship & Relationships 3:49:24 Fellow Workers 4:02:54 Conclusion
10/7/20234 hours, 7 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ephesians: Fellowcitizens with the Saints

A verse-by-verse study of the Book of Ephesians. This lesson focuses on premortal election, the riches of God's grace, gathering all things in one, the earnest of our inheritance, the prince of the power of the air, breaking down the middle wall, fellowcitizens, the chief cornerstone, solving the mystery, unity, prophets & apostles, winds of doctrine, truth & love, ligaments, putting off the old and putting on the new, the place of anger, weakening the seal, Christ and the Church, the armor of God, and more.  0:00 Introduction to Ephesians 10:42 Chosen in Premortality 19:29 The Riches of His Grace 24:34 Gathering All Things in One 35:25 The Earnest of Our Inheritance 45:34 The Greatness of God's Power 52:48 Prince of the Power of the Air 1:02:14 Not of Works Lest We Boast 1:07:41 Breaking Down the Middle Wall 1:18:18 Fellowcitizens with the Saints 1:25:27 Naturalization 1:33:56 Foundation & Chief Cornerstone 1:40:42 Solving the Mystery 1:51:25 Rooted & Grounded in Love 2:01:19 Worthy of the Work 2:09:01 One in Unity 2:16:16 The Gift of Prophets & Apostles 2:27:49 Tossed by Winds of Doctrine 2:31:02 Speaking the Truth in Love 2:38:19 The Ligaments of Love 2:44:22 Putting Off the Old 2:50:06 The Place of Anger 2:58:23 Never Weaken the Seal 3:05:23 Children of Light 3:17:43 Husbands & Wives, Christ & the Church 3:32:37 Children & Parents 3:45:27 The Armor of God 3:51:09 The Shield of Faith 4:10:41 Conclusion
10/2/20234 hours, 18 minutes, 42 seconds
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Galatians: Schoolmaster to Bring Us unto Christ

A verse-by-verse study of the Book of Galatians (this part will cover chapters 1-3). This lesson focuses on going back to old ways, another gospel, false brethren, perceiving grace, Paul vs. Peter, Law or Grace, rebuilding what you destroyed, the faith of Abraham, the stepping stool, a schoolmaster, children of God, repeating childbirth, Ishmael or Isaac, returning to bondage, walking in the Spirit, and more. 0:00 Introduction to Galatians 6:56 Returning to Old Ways 14:33 Removed to Another Gospel 27:41 The Same Truth 33:19 Independent of Any Other 47:13 False Brethren & True 56:01 Perceiving the Grace Given to Others 1:05:03 Withstanding Peter to His Face 1:17:38 Law or Grace 1:26:59 Rebuilding What We've Destroyed 1:43:13 Who Hath Bewitched You 1:51:42 The Faith of Abraham 1:57:02 Conquering the Curse 2:04:31 Confirming the Abrahamic Covenant 2:15:20 Adding the Stepping Stool 2:28:09 Our Schoolmaster 2:38:41 A New Identity in Christ 2:43:43 Children of God 2:55:56 Weak & Beggarly Elements 3:09:02 Giving Birth Again 3:13:44 Ishmael or Isaac 3:22:19 Returning to Bondage 3:32:38 Walking in the Spirit 3:47:16 Meekness & Humility 3:54:18 Be Not Weary in Well Doing 4:04:35 Conclusion
9/23/20234 hours, 10 minutes, 49 seconds
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2 Corinthians 8-13: Made Perfect In Weakness

A verse-by-verse study of 2 Corinthians 8-13 (this part will cover chapters 8-10). This lesson focuses on providing for the poor, generosity, proving our sincerity, equality in abundance, captivating thoughts, simplicity, low maintenance, giving offense, discerning counterfeits, the Third Heaven, glorying in our weakness, the law of witnesses, examining your faith, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:36 Providing for the Poor and Needy 11:26 Generosity to Others 21:38 Proving the Sincerity of Our Love 30:45 Equality in Abundance 44:19 Giving People Time to Prepare 56:46 A Cheerful Giver 1:08:10 Thoughts Made Captive to Christ 1:22:02 Establishing Authority & Glorying in God 1:32:16 Seduced Away from Simplicity in Christ 1:51:18 High Yield, Low Maintenance 2:01:06 Giving No Occasion for Offense 2:05:05 Discerning Counterfeits & Establishing Authority 2:18:18 Caught Up to the Third Heaven 2:27:19 Glorying in Our Weakness 2:38:44 Not Yours But You 2:48:32 The Law of Witnesses 2:51:10 Examine Your Faith 3:02:57 Conclusion
9/14/20233 hours, 7 minutes, 28 seconds
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2 Corinthians 1-7: Comfort in Affliction

A verse-by-verse study of 2 Corinthians 1-7 (this part will cover chapters 1-3). This lesson focuses on the Father of mercies, affliction & consolation, multiplying gratitude, avoiding heaviness, forgiving offenders, having no accusers, spiritual smells, fleshy tables, removing the veil, darkness & light, earthly sufferings & eternal glory, being clothed upon, the ministry of reconciliation, unequally yoked, godly sorrow, and more. 0:00 Introduction to 2 Corinthians 13:03 The Father of Mercies 29:08 Affliction & Consolation 46:42 Multiplying Gratitude & Rejoicing 1:05:09 Avoiding Heaviness 1:14:47 Forgiving Offenders 1:21:34 Having No Accusers 1:31:03 Spiritual Smells 1:40:33 Fleshy Tables of the Heart 1:47:58 The New Outshining the Old 1:54:28 Removing the Veil 2:03:57 Darkness & Light 2:11:09 Earthly Sufferings & Eternal Glory 2:20:54 Clothed Upon in the Resurrection 2:29:38 The Ministry of Reconciliation 2:46:37 Workers with Christ 2:53:25 Unequally Yoked 2:58:06 Boldness because of Love 3:05:34 Godly Sorrow 3:22:37 Comforted in Your Comfort 3:27:15 Conclusion
9/8/20233 hours, 31 minutes, 49 seconds
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1 Corinthians 14-16: Swallowed Up in Victory

A verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 14-16. This lesson focuses on the gift of tongues, prophecy, edification & comprehension, glory & order, women at Church, the Resurrection, special witnesses, Adam-in-Reverse, baptism for the dead, facing death daily, risen bodies, the sting of death, and more. 0:00 Introduction 7:44 The Gift of Prophecy or the Gift of Tongues 26:51 Edification & Comprehension 38:21 Spirit & Understanding 53:50 Believers or Unbelievers 58:58 Glory & Order 1:07:59 Women at Church 1:20:50 Doubting the Resurrection 1:31:46 Special Witnesses 1:37:15 Logical Arguments 1:47:53 Adam-in-Reverse 1:51:22 The Order of the Resurrections 1:56:08 Baptism for the Dead 2:07:28 Facing Death Daily 2:17:27 What Type of Body 2:30:38 Conquering the Sting of Death 2:46:33 Paul's Missionary Plans 2:53:41 Final Instructions & Parting Words 3:02:28 Conclusion
8/31/20233 hours, 6 minutes, 51 seconds
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1 Corinthians 8-13: The Best Gifts

A verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 8-13. This lesson focuses on the Babylonian BBQ, knowledge or charity, liberty or stumblinblock, professional clergy, plowing in hope, glorying in the gospel, the Rock in the wilderness, temptation's escape route, the cup of communion, the Patriarchal Order, cultural constructs, man & woman, the Sacrament, spiritual gifts, the body of Christ, the pure love of Christ, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:10 The Babylonian BBQ 10:00 Knowledge or Charity 23:19 Liberty as a Stumblingblock 33:27 Sacrificing for a Brother or Sister 38:23 Professional Clergy or Lay Ministry 58:49 Muzzling the Ox or Plowing in Hope 1:08:26 Glorying in the Gospel 1:22:19 All Things to All Men 1:32:01 The Rock in the Wilderness 1:41:21 Temptation's Escape Route 1:58:01 The Cup of Communion 2:10:04 Avoiding Offense 2:20:23 Presiding & Patriarchy 2:43:13 Cultural Constructs or Eternal Commandments 2:49:58 Man & Woman in the Lord 3:04:18 Schisms & Sacraments 3:14:48 Christ's Institution of the Sacrament 3:26:36 Spiritual Gifts 3:40:10 One Body, Many Members 4:00:23 Charity Defined 4:16:57 The Superiority of Charity 4:31:45 Conclusion
8/23/20234 hours, 35 minutes, 34 seconds
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1 Corinthians 1-7: The Wisdom of God

A verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 1-7. This lesson focuses on challenges in Corinth, overcoming divisions, religious epistemology, intellectual arrogance, foolish or wise, knowing nothing, milk before meat, subcontractors, the body as a temple, the apostles, immorality, excommunication, suing the Saints, bodies as Temples, marital intimacy, celibacy, mixed-faith marriages, full-time ministry, and more. 0:00 Introduction to Corinthians 11:57 Paul's Salutation 18:22 Overcoming Divisions 28:28 Religious Epistemology 40:48 Intellectual Arrogance 48:40 The Foolishness of Preaching 56:10 Foolish or Wise 1:04:31 Determined to Know Nothing 1:20:19 Man's Wisdom or God's Power 1:32:16 Obtaining the Lord's Wisdom 1:46:06 Milk before Meat 2:05:36 Servants & subcontractors 2:15:48 Abiding as the Temple of God 2:23:27 Faithful & Humble Stewards 2:31:30 Apostles as Fools for Christ 2:36:34 Teachers or Parents 2:44:35 Immorality Among You 2:57:20 Excommunication 3:09:43 Suing the Saints 3:18:04 Sins to Repent of 3:28:26 Bodies as Temples 3:46:43 Marital Intimacy 3:59:48 Marriage or Celibacy 4:07:31 Mixed-Faith Marriage 4:21:07 Serving in Any Condition 4:27:13 Married to the Ministry 4:39:24 Conclusion
8/16/20234 hours, 43 minutes, 31 seconds
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Come Follow Me - Romans 7-16: The Roman Road

A verse-by-verse study of Romans 7-16. This lesson focuses on sin & law, the natural man, separating sin from sinner, the tug of war within, children of God, foreordination, the love of God, hardened clay, zeal & knowledge, hearing the word, saving Israel, grafting branches, conformed or transformed, the powers that be, doubtful disputations, judgers & despisers, causing offense, unity in the faith, and more. 0:00 Introduction 3:54 The Roman Road 15:01 Freed from the Law 24:41 Sin & Law 36:15 Natural Man vs. Spiritual Man 46:46 Separating Sin from Sinner 1:03:02 The Tug of War Within 1:14:05 O Wretched Man that I Am 1:20:00 The Law of the Spirit 1:30:57 Carnally Minded or Spiritually Minded 1:37:49 Children of God 1:50:55 Suffering, Groans, & Travail 1:58:57 Hope, Patience, & Prayer 2:06:19 All Things Working Together 2:14:08 Foreordained 2:23:22 The Love of God 2:29:20 Not All Israel Is of Israel 2:41:02 Predestination or Foreordination 2:50:16 Malleable or Hardened Clay 3:04:59 Zeal & Knowledge 3:14:13 Believing, Confessing, & Calling 3:25:59 Saving Israel 3:39:55 Grafting in the Branches 3:56:08 Conformed or Transformed 4:02:36 Gifts & Counsel 4:14:35 The Powers that Be 4:24:06 Doubtful Disputations 4:34:49 Judgers & Despisers 4:43:26 Making Peace or Causing Offense 5:04:34 Unity in the Faith 5:16:21 Paul's Missionary Labors 5:25:12 Salutations to the Saints 5:42:18 Conclusion
8/12/20235 hours, 48 minutes, 11 seconds
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Romans 1-6: Law vs. Grace

A verse-by-verse study of Romans 1-6. This lesson focuses on the letters of Paul, contextualizing the Book of Romans, proving contraries, salutation, the Roman reputation, debts to pay, unashamed, living by faith, the slide toward sin, hating God, judging others, taking grace for granted, balancing justicy & mercy, faith & works, Jews or Gentiles, the advantage of oracles, the same sinking ship, broken chains & shut mouths, which side of the sidewalk, gift or debt, the example of Abraham, believing in hope, tribulation and experience, Christ's death & Christ's life, the abundant Atonement, baptismal as burial, two masters, and more.  0:00 Introduction 2:17 The Letters of Paul 14:53 The Book of Romans 24:08 Proving Contraries 39:18 Paul's Salutation 49:29 The Roman Reputation 55:22 Gifts to Share & Debts to Pay 1:01:09 Unashamed of the Gospel 1:09:30 The Just Shall Live by Faith 1:24:13 Justness or Faith 1:36:16 The Slide Toward Sin 1:39:26 Knowing the Creator through the Creation 1:48:23 Ignoring, Recreating, Avoiding, & Hating God 2:11:56 Judging Others 2:15:32 Taking Grace for Granted 2:25:21 Balancing Justice & Mercy, Faith & Works 2:31:57 Inside or Outside the Law 2:42:34 Jew or Gentile, Outward or Inward 2:55:21 The Advantage of Oracles 3:01:55 Unbelief Doesn't Change Truth 3:04:19 More Sin Does NOT mean More Grace 3:11:53 All in the Same Sinking Ship 3:18:27 Broken Chains & Shut Mouths 3:37:52 Christ as Propitiation 3:53:02 Grace or Law, Faith or Works 4:03:08 Which Side of the Sidewalk 4:11:15 Gift or Debt 4:21:47 The Example of Abraham 4:34:58 Against Hope Believed in Hope 4:43:56 Peace & Hope Despite Tribulation 4:50:20 Christ's Death & Christ's Life 4:54:58 The Atonement Abounding Over the Fall 5:01:54 Baptismal as Burial 5:12:32 Which Master We Serve 5:18:50 Conclusion
8/6/20235 hours, 23 minutes, 43 seconds
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Acts 22-28: Paul’s Final Journey

A verse-by-verse study of Acts 22-28. This lesson focuses on Paul's self-defense before the Jews, before Felix, and before Festus; understanding our opposers, seeing the light, a military escort, rhetorical accusations, Paul's self-defense before Agrippa, Christ's message to Paul, almost or altogether, Paul's voyage to Rome, rejecting prophetic counsel, Paul's saving faith, staying onboard the ship, the word not bound, and more. 0:00 Introduction 1:59 Paul's Self-Defense before the Jews 10:45 Understanding Our Opposers 18:54 Seeing the Light 27:31 Another Vision of Jesus 34:51 The News Up in Arms 47:16 Paul Before the Sanhedrin 1:00:03 A Conspiracy & a Military Escort 1:15:28 A Rhetorical Accusation 1:31:17 Paul's Self-Defense before Felix 1:42:23 Felix Avoids the Issue 1:51:09 Paul before Festus 2:10:03 Paul's Self-Defense before Agrippa 2:21:30 Christ's Message to Paul 2:29:27 Almost or Altogether 2:42:00 Paul's Voyage to Rome 2:52:14 Rejecting Prophetic Counsel 3:04:48 Paul's Saving Faith 3:14:26 Stay Onboard the Ship 3:30:22 Unharmed by a Poisonous Serpent 3:36:13 Blessing & Being Blessed 3:43:52 Paul Preaches in Rome 3:59:29 The Word Not Bound 4:02:13 Conclusion
7/28/20234 hours, 3 minutes, 47 seconds
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Acts 16-21: To the Unknown God

A verse-by-verse study of Acts 16-21 (discussing Paul's 2nd and 3rd missionary journeys). This lesson focuses on Timothy's part-member family, avoiding offence, following the Spirit, Lydia's conversion, priestcraft vs. priesthood, imprisonment & freedom, turning the world upside down, the philosophies of men, the unknown God, a God who winks, separating politics and religion, receiving the rest, receiving the Holy Ghost, the silversmiths of Ephesus, herd mentality, raising the dead, the apostasy, contradictory impressions, willingness to suffer, and more.  0:00 Introduction 3:41 Paul's Second Missionary Journey 6:19 Timothy's Part-Member Family 13:02 Lest We Should Offend 20:14 Building the Kingdom, Following the Spirit 29:06 Lydia's Conversion 34:11 Priestcraft vs. Priesthood 45:06 Which Side of the Bars 1:01:26 Turning the World Upside Down 1:19:46 Paul in Athens 1:30:53 The Philosophies of Men 1:42:38 To the Unknown God 1:56:14 A God Who Winks 2:09:19 Paul in Corinth 2:17:51 God's Reassurance to Missionaries 2:25:12 Separating Politics and Religion 2:37:57 Apollos Receiving the Rest 2:49:30 Receiving the Holy Ghost 2:59:46 True Power & Authority 3:14:30 Willing to Sacrifice or Standing to Lose 3:29:35 Mob Movements & Herd Mentality 3:47:31 Preaching the Gospel & Raising the Dead 3:55:35 Paul's Testimony to the Saints 4:08:52 Warning about Apostasy 4:19:41 Seemingly Contradictory Impressions 4:30:25 Paul's Willingness to Suffer 4:37:25 Trying to Reassure the Jews 4:44:43 Jews Outraged & Paul Endangered 4:54:09 Conclusion
7/22/20234 hours, 56 minutes, 20 seconds
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Acts 10-15: Taking the Gospel to the Gentiles

A verse-by-verse study of Acts 10-15 (covering the conversion of Cornelius, the first missionary journey of Paul, and the Jerusalem Conference). This lesson focuses on Cornelius and Peter, wrestling with revelation, the shaping of Christianity, the martyrdom of James, the imprisonment of Peter, the death of Herod, Paul's first missionary journey, Elymas Barjesus, early returned missionaries, turning from Jew to Gentile, persecution & praise, stoning & spiritual strength, the Jerusalem Conference, disputations & deliberations, making compromises, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:21 Cornelius the Centurion 12:08 The Vision of Peter 21:00 Making Sense of the Message 35:03 Peter & Cornelius Finally Understand 47:25 Identity & Inclusivity 1:01:31 Explaining the Revelation at Home 1:16:11 Christianity Taking Shape 1:32:36 The Martyrdom of James & the Imprisonment of Peter 1:40:30 Peter Freed from Prison 1:55:36 The Death of Herod 2:03:01 Paul's First Missionary Journey 2:10:12 Elymas Barjesus 2:19:10 Mark Returns from the Mission 2:26:24 Paul Preaches in the Synagogues 2:38:49 Turning from the Jews to the Gentiles 2:56:20 Persecution 3:01:55 Praise 3:08:54 Purify, Protest, Point 3:18:24 Stoning & Spiritual Strength 3:26:30 The Jerusalem Conference 3:32:46 Disputations & Deliberations 3:39:31 Faith & Grace, or Obedience to Law 3:47:43 James Suggests a Compromise 4:00:37 Clarifying & Confirming the Lord's Will 4:15:33 A Second Missionary Journey 4:20:36 Conclusion
7/15/20234 hours, 22 minutes, 41 seconds
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Acts 6-9: The Conversion of Paul

A verse-by-verse study of Acts 6-9. This lesson focuses on division & friction, calling the 7, Judaism & Christianity, blasphemy, Israelite history, Jesus as Joseph & Moses, Tabernacle & Temple, the martyrdom of Stephen, apostolic courage, Simon the Sorcerer, Philip & the Ethiopian Eunuch, Saul on the Road to Damascus, the conversion of Saul, Peter and Aeneas, the raising of Tabitha, and more. 0:00 Introduction to Acts 4:10 Division & Friction 10:50 Serving Tables or Delegating Authority 20:33 Calling the Seven 27:18 Judaism to Christianity to the Restored Church 38:08 Charging Stephen with Blasphemy 48:08 Stephen's History Lesson 1:07:03 Jesus as Moses 1:28:08 Tabernacle & Temple 1:36:19 The Accusation 1:42:08 The Martyrdom of Stephen 1:53:31 Apostolic Courage 2:03:42 Scattering to Speed the Gathering 2:08:44 Simon the Sorcerer 2:20:48 Peter's Rebuke 2:29:50 Philip & the Ethiopian Eunuch 2:42:32 A Teacher to Guide Him 2:50:59 Connecting Them to Christ 2:59:33 The Eunuch's Conversion 3:12:17 Saul on the Road to Damascus 3:32:05 The Conversion of Saul 3:56:46 Peter Heals Aeneas 3:59:20 The Raising of Tabitha 4:12:34 Newness of Life 4:17:44 Conclusion
7/9/20234 hours, 19 minutes, 13 seconds
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Acts 1-5: Witnesses unto Me

A verse-by-verse study of Acts 1-5. This lesson focuses on the Apostolic advantage, the Book of Acts, infallible proofs, the ascension, replacing Judas, the Day of Pentecost, the Gift of Tongues, situating yourself in scripture, crying repentance, consecration, healing the lame man, giving God the credit, times of refreshing, increasing persecution, explaining opposition, hypocrisy, the shadow of Peter, a prison break, and more. 0:00 Introduction to Acts 11:16 The Apostolic Advantage 21:27 Opening the Acts 27:37 Many Infallible Proofs 39:07 The Ascension 49:46 Filling the Vacancy in the Quorum 1:09:32 The Day of Pentecost 1:17:43 The Gift of Tongues 1:33:43 Peter Quotes Joel 1:45:05 Peter Cries Repentance 1:58:24 What Shall We Do 2:06:06 Conversion & Consecration 2:18:35 Healing the Lame Man 2:34:56 Giving God the Credit 2:50:55 Times of Refreshing 3:06:04 Establishing Identity 3:13:25 Persecution Increases 3:23:33 Boldness Unbowed 3:31:20 Explaining Opposition 3:37:23 Consecration 3:44:22 Fatal Hypocrisy 3:55:37 The Shadow of Peter 4:00:19 Prison Break & Further Threats 4:10:10 Time Will Tell 4:15:35 Worthy to Suffer Shame for His Name 4:22:01 Conclusion
7/1/20234 hours, 25 minutes, 30 seconds
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Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20-21: The Empty Tomb

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20-21, discussing the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This lesson focuses on rolling the stone away, banishing fear, seeking the living, horizontal testimony versus vertical witness, bribing the soldiers, Peter & John, Mary Magdalene, Doubting Thomas, the road to Emmaus, a Christ-centered Old Testament, abiding with Christ, a physical resurrection, the Great Commission, going fishing, feeding sheep, following Christ, and more. 0:00 Introduction 4:39 From Calvary to the Empty Tomb 14:21 Rolling the Stone Away 24:23 Nothing to Fear 30:49 Seeking the Living Among the Dead 39:08 Horizontal Testimony & Vertical Witness 50:34 Bribing the Soldiers to Lie 1:03:30 Doubting the Testimony of Others 1:10:08 Peter & John at the Sepulcher 1:23:17 Mary Magdalene 1:38:54 Doubting Thomas 2:04:08 Faith or Doubt 2:18:17 The Road to Emmaus 2:26:39 Losing Faith 2:31:15 A Christ-Centered Old Testament 2:36:35 Abide with Us 2:41:31 A Physical Resurrection 2:47:51 The Scriptures & the Temple 2:55:25 The Great Commission 3:01:33 Going Fishing 3:14:37 Feed My Sheep 3:21:19 Follow Me in Life & in Death 3:31:32 Room for the Word 3:34:52 Conclusion
6/26/20233 hours, 38 minutes, 13 seconds
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Matthew 27; Mark 15; Luke 23; John 19: The Cross of Calvary

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, and John 19 (discussing the Crucifixion of Christ). This lesson focuses on viewing Christ's death, asking your owon questions, what is Truth, Pilate & Herod, Barabbas, the scourging, washing his hands, carrying the cross, daughters of Jerusalem, crucifixion, forgiveness, mocking, the two thieves, Mary & John, feeling forsaken, Elias, parting the veil, the centurion, blood & water, Joseph of Arimathaea, "my preparations," and more. 0:00 Introduction 6:29 To View His Death 17:37 Bringing Jesus to Pilate 30:14 Asking Your Own Questions 40:20 What Is Truth 49:05 Pilate & Herod 1:01:41 Releasing Barabbas 1:18:45 Clamoring for Crucifixion 1:24:36 The Scourging 1:41:36 Behold the Man 1:46:40 Power to Live & Power to Die 1:58:59 Washing His Hands 2:04:27 Carrying the Cross 2:12:30 Daughters of Jerusalem 2:22:32 Going to Golgotha 2:29:54 Defending Jesus 2:35:50 Crucifixion 2:47:54 King of the Jews 2:52:05 Father Forgive Them 2:59:20 Mocking Jesus on the Cross 3:07:57 To the Thief 3:15:26 Mary & John 3:24:58 Feeling Forsaken 3:39:39 I Thirst 3:44:41 It Is Finished 3:51:39 Tearing the Veil 3:58:13 The Centurion 4:03:37 Blood & Water 4:19:52 Pierced but Not Broken 4:22:00 Joseph of Arimathaea 4:33:19 Substitionary Atonement 4:38:01 Nicodemus, Mary Magdalene, & Others 4:48:42 My Preparations 4:54:47 Conclusion
6/15/20234 hours, 55 minutes, 53 seconds
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Luke 22; John 18: Gethsemane

A verse-by-verse study of Luke 22 and John 18 (covering the prophecy of Peter's denial, Christ's suffering in Gethsemane, Judas's betrayal, and Peter's denials). This lesson focuses on overconfidence, conversion, swords, exceeding sorrow, willing spirits and weak flesh, sore amazed, Abba, a strengthening angel and drops of blood, the brook Cedron, betrayal, Lion & Lamb, the severed ear, accepting His fate, judging Judas, the field of blood, Caiaphas' palace, bitter tears, judging Peter, and more. 0:00 Introduction 10:01 Peter's Denials Prophesied 24:49 When Converted, Strengthen Others 35:22 Two Swords 41:10 Matthew's Account of Gethsemane 48:21 Exceeding Sorrowful 1:06:02 Willing Spirit but Weak Flesh 1:21:40 Mark's Account--Sore Amazed 1:34:16 Abba, Father 1:43:38 Luke's Account--A Strengthening Angel 1:52:35 Bleeding from Every Pore 2:12:33 John's Account--the Brook Cedron 2:26:34 The Betrayal 2:40:33 Jesus as Lamb & Lion 2:46:37 The Severed Ear 2:57:07 Accepting His Fate 3:09:30 Judging Judas 3:26:13 The Field of Blood 3:32:39 Jesus Before Annas 3:41:45 Peter at Caiaphas' Palace 3:50:03 Jesus Before Caiaphas 4:00:25 Peter's Denials 4:12:26 Judging Peter 4:25:49 A Last Look at Gethsemane 4:31:51 Conclusion
6/8/20234 hours, 34 minutes, 1 second
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John 14-17: Abide with Me

A verse-by-verse study of John 14-17. This lesson focuses on the Farewell Discourse, comforting others, the Way the Truth and the Life, the Father & the Son, Love & Obedience, another Comforter, the Lord's Peace, the True Vine, Abiding in Christ, the Spirit of Truth, from Sorrow to Joy, Overcoming the World, the Intercessory Prayer, Knowing God, Glory & Gifts, In the World but Not of the World, Becoming One, Trinitarianism, God's Love, and more. 0:00 Introduction 10:29 Comforting Others 18:13 The Way, the Truth, & the Life 41:18 The Father & the Son 46:58 Greater Works 53:48 Love & Obedience 1:00:27 Another Comforter 1:14:46 Calling & Election Made Sure 1:30:28 Remembering 1:34:21 The Lord's Peace 1:38:53 Rejoicing for Jesus 1:44:30 The True Vine 1:50:22 Abide in Me 2:00:38 Greater Love Hath No Man 2:04:34 Chosen to Bring Forth Fruit 2:11:09 Hated Without a Cause 2:19:39 The Spirit of Truth 2:26:20 Thinking You Are Doing God a Favor 2:32:40 A Comforter to Take the Place of Christ 2:41:19 Guided into All Truth 2:48:52 From Sorrow to Joy 3:08:18 Overcoming the World 3:17:54 The Intercessory Prayer 3:23:55 Knowing God 3:31:20 Glory & Gifts 3:36:12 Prayer for the Apostles 3:44:06 In the World But Not of the World 3:58:46 Becoming One 4:08:00 Perfect in One, One in Glory 4:14:31 Trinitarianism 4:20:48 Knowing the Lord of Love 4:32:15 Conclusion
6/3/20234 hours, 34 minutes, 19 seconds
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Matthew 26; Mark 14; John 13: The Last Supper

A verse-by-verse study of the Last Supper in Matthew 26; Mark 14; and John 13. This lesson focuses on the plot against Jesus, a pound of spikenard, pragmatism and pietism, temple building or humanitarian aid, Judas arranging the betrayal, preparing for Passover, the upper room, arguing over preeminence, washing the Apostles' feet, breaking bread & lifting heels, Is it I?, the Second Coming Sacrament Meeting, a New Testament in Body & Blood, the Sacrament Bread, the Sacrament Wine, the Savior's Love, Spotting a True Disciple, and more. 0:00 Introduction 5:10 Plotting Jesus' Death 13:26 Mary Anoints Jesus 29:52 The Price of Spikenard 40:09 To What Purpose Is this Waste 48:48 Temple Building or Humanitarian Aid 57:50 Let Her Alone 1:10:58 She Hath Done What She Could 1:20:46 Judas Agreeing to Betray Jesus 1:32:54 Preparing for the Passover 1:40:17 Large, Upper, Furnished, Prepared 1:50:42 The Last Supper & Double Desire 2:03:35 Arguing Over Preeminence 2:11:41 Washing the Apostles' Feet 2:26:51 Peter Overswinging the Pendulum 2:43:11 Breaking Bread & Lifting Heels 2:56:02 Prophesying the Betrayal 3:05:39 Lord, Is It I 3:18:38 Judas Departs 3:23:19 Last Supper to Second Coming Sacrament Meeting 3:35:50 A New Testament in Body & Blood 3:46:29 The Sacrament Bread 3:53:21 The Sacrament Wine 4:00:06 Love As the Savior Loved 4:10:32 Spotting a True Disciple 4:22:51 Singing a Hymn 4:30:36 Conclusion
5/26/20234 hours, 32 minutes, 3 seconds
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JS--Matt; Matthew 24-25; Mark 12-13; Luke 21: The Second Coming

A verse-by-verse study of Joseph Smith--Matthew; Matthew 24-25; Mark 12-13; and Luke 21, which covers the Savior's teachings on the Second Coming. This lesson focuses on pre- or post-millennialism, the Immediately Test, not knowing the due date, slackness or longsuffering, baptism of fire and blood, division and separation, discerning the time, Noath's Ark & Lot's Wife, gathering to the body, the widow's mite, weeping over Jerusalem, days of deception, the Abomination of Desolation, fleeing to the mountains, shortening the days, not being troubled, deserts & secret chambers, signs of the times, the 10 Virgins, the Talents, the Sheep & Goats, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:27 Pre- or Post-Millennialism 14:57 Opening Immediately 24:43 The Master Serves the Servant 32:34 Not Knowing the Due Date 41:36 Which Watch 51:08 Delaying Due to Slackness or Longsuffering 1:05:07 Bbaptism of Fire & Blood 1:12:37 Division & Separation 1:20:27 Discerning the Time 1:26:50 The Coming Kingdom--Visible or Invisible 1:37:23 Noah's Ark & Lot's Wife 1:46:24 Gathering to the Body 1:53:18 The Widow's Mite 2:10:37 Weeping Over Jerusalem 2:19:22 But Ye Would Not 2:39:12 Joseph Smith--Matthew 2:51:15 A Day of Deception 3:05:21 The Abomination of Desolation 3:12:32 Flee to the Mountains 3:25:56 Shortening the Days 3:33:28 The Elect According to the Covenant 3:42:04 Be Not Troubled 3:48:56 I Have Told You Before 3:53:44 Deserts & Secret Chambers 3:59:59 Signs of the Times 4:11:46 Treasuring Up the Word 4:15:03 The Day and the Hour 4:27:09 The Parable of the 10 Virgins 4:42:35 The Parable of the Talents 5:05:38 The Parable of the Sheep & Goats 5:15:56 Conclusion
5/20/20235 hours, 18 minutes
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Matthew 21-23; Mark 11; Luke 19-20; John 12: Thy King Cometh

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 21-23; Mark 11; Luke 19-20; and John 12. This lesson focuses on Zacchaeus, reputation vs. reality, the Triumphal Entry, the Hosanna Shout, cursing the fig tree, cleansing the temple, questions about authority, the Parable of the Two Sons, the Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen, the Parable of the Marriage of the King's Son, the wedding garment, render unto Caesar, marriage in heaven, the two great commandments, chastening the hypocrites, blind guides & weightier matters, wanting to see Jesus, and more. 0:00 Introduction 9:41 Zacchaeus 20:41 Reputation vs. Reality 34:31 The Influence of Lazarus 41:49 Preparing for the Triumphal Entry 58:37 The Crowds in Jerusalem 1:06:49 The Triumphal Entry 1:16:10 The Hosanna Shout 1:31:02 Cursing the Fig Tree 1:41:12 Cleansing the Temple 1:53:20 A Den of Thieves 1:59:50 Aftermath of the Cleansing 2:14:39 Questions of Authority 2:23:38 Parable of the Two Sons 2:31:14 Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen 2:57:44 Parable of the Marriage of the King's Son 3:14:44 The Wedding Garment 3:24:40 Render unto Caesar 3:34:20 Marriage in Heaven 3:55:57 God of the Living 3:59:32 The Two Great Commandments 4:21:06 What Think Ye of Christ 4:25:18 Moses' Seat 4:37:17 Scribes, Pharisees, Hypocrites 4:48:01 Blind Guides & Weightier Matters 5:00:04 Outer vs. Inner 5:14:58 Wanting to See Jesus 5:21:22 Jesus Speaks of His Own Death 5:36:45 Believing or Disbelieving 5:45:41 Conclusion
5/14/20235 hours, 47 minutes, 39 seconds
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Matthew 19-20; Mark 10; Luke 18: What Lack I Yet?

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 19-20; Mark 10; and Luke 18. This lesson focuses on black and white thinking, marriage and divorce, married or single, eunuchs born or made, suffer the children, the Rich Young Ruler, camels and needles, the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard, feeling cheated, the Parable of the Birthday Party, the bitter cup and the bloody baptism, servant leadership, blind Bartimaeus, the Parable of the Importunate Widow, the Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican, the Fool's Prayer, and more. 0:00 Introduction 3:27 Black & White Thinking 10:16 Marriage & Divorce 19:11 A Bill of DIvorcement 32:37 Better Married or Single 43:58 God Putting Asunder 46:43 Eunuchs Born or Eunuchs Made 1:07:43 Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven's Sake 1:18:31 Suffer the Children 1:28:11 The Rich Young Ruler 1:45:55 A Camel through the Eye of a Needle 1:56:08 What's In it For Us 2:07:10 Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard 2:19:13 Feeling Cheated 2:27:14 The Parable of the Birthday Party 2:37:30 Aspiring to the Throne 2:47:06 The Bitter Cup & the Bloody Baptism 2:56:52 Servant Leadership 3:01:41 Healing Blind Bartimeaus 3:14:13 The Parable of the Importunate Widow 3:25:27 Will He Find Faith 3:33:45 The Parable of the Pharisee & the Publican 3:46:06 The Fool's Prayer 3:50:24 Conclusion
5/5/20233 hours, 52 minutes, 18 seconds
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Luke 12-17; John 11: Lost and Found

A verse-by-verse study of Luke 12-17 and John 11. This lesson focuses on covetousness, the Rich Fool, broken hoses & old bags, best seats, counting the cost, the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, the Prodigal Son, the Unjust Steward, the Lazarus and the Rich Man, faith to forgive, the 10 lepers, divine restraint, different ways of mourning, preventative or restorative medicine, the raising of Lazarus, and more. 0:00 Introduction 6:03 The Leaven of Hypocrisy 18:13 Beware of Covetousness 23:48 The Parable of the Rich Fool 35:55 The Parable of the Broken Hose 43:03 Bags that Wax Not Old 56:13 The Best Seat in the House 1:13:59 Count the Cost 1:28:43 The Lost Sheep 1:39:29 The Lost Coin 1:45:02 The Prodigal Son 2:02:13 The Turning Point 2:18:05 The Elder Brother 2:30:52 More Joy in Heaven 2:41:30 Stages of Faith 2:47:00 The Parable of the Unjust Steward 2:57:33 The Steward's Redeeming Features 3:08:36 Trusting in Scripture but Missing the Point 3:15:33 The Parable of Lazarus & the Rich Man 3:34:20 Faith to Forgive 3:51:07 The 10 Lepers 4:08:36 Divine Love & Divine Restraint 4:17:07 Confusion and Courage 4:25:04 Mary & Martha in Mourning 4:34:48 Preventative or Restorative Medicine 4:46:01 Divine Tears & Divine Power 4:55:35 Reactions to the Raising 5:04:26 Conclusion
4/26/20235 hours, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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John 7-10: The Light of the World

A verse-by-verse study of John 7-10. This lesson focuses on opposition and disbelief, the Father's doctrine, plotting Jesus's death, apophatic theology, living water, the woman taken in adultery, proving contraries, "Who's Your Daddy?" the man born blind, the works of God, light and sight, denying and rationalizing miracles, fear or courage, seeing Jesus, entering through the door, the Good Shepherd, children of God, and more. 0:00 Introduction 5:48 Opposition & Disbelief 18:53 The Father's Doctrine 29:41 Plotting Jesus's Death 41:17 Apophatic Theology 54:42 Rivers of Living Water 1:03:32 Divided Reactions to Jesus 1:14:31 The Woman Taken in Adultery 1:21:09 Proving Contraries 1:34:42 Casting the First Stone 1:43:02 Justice & Mercy 1:54:07 The Light of the World & the Law of Witnesses 2:02:32 The Son of the Father 2:15:03 Who's Your Daddy? 2:27:16 Before Abraham Was 2:38:13 The Man Born Blind 2:45:08 The Works of God Made Manifest 2:55:24 Giving Light & Sight 3:03:09 Denying the Miracle 3:16:52 Fear or Courage 3:32:58 Seeing Jesus 3:38:36 Entering through the Door 3:51:02 The Good Shepherd 3:58:23 Another Division over Jesus 4:04:24 Children of God 4:15:56 Conclusion
4/22/20234 hours, 19 minutes, 6 seconds
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Matthew 18; Luke 10: The Good Samaritan

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 18 and Luke 10 (covering the parables of the Unmerciful Servant and the Good Samaritan). This lesson focuses on the G.O.A.T., little children, offenders and millstones, cutting off hands & plucking out eyes, regaining a trespassing brother, 7 X 70, the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant, controlling our emotions, sending the Seventy, the Good Samaritan, the Cotton Patch Bible, Martha & Mary, and more.  0:00 Introduction 1:35 The G.O.A.T. & the 4 C's 9:36 The Example of Little Children 21:42 Not Against Us is For Us 30:11 Offenders of Little Ones 47:44 Cutting Off Hands & Plucking Out Eyes 1:06:06 Looking for the Lost or the Little 1:13:08 Regaining a Trespassing Brother 1:22:04 7 X 70 1:27:12 The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant 1:40:12 Demanding Justice of Others 1:51:58 Samaritans Reject Jesus 2:01:49 Controlling Our Emotions 2:06:43 Sending the Seventy 2:18:40 The Lawyer Tempting Jesus 2:24:54 The Parable of the Good Samaritan 2:37:49 The Cotton Patch Bible 2:45:45 The Parable & the Plan 2:52:58 Martha & Mary 3:02:19 That Good Part 3:12:01 Needing both Marys and Marthas 3:20:37 Conclusion
4/18/20233 hours, 22 minutes, 26 seconds
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Matthew 15-17; Mark 7-9: The Transfiguration

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 15-17, and Mark 7-9, covering the healing of the daughter of the Canaanite woman, Peter's testimony at Caesarea Philippi, the Transfiguration of Christ, and the healing of the son of the desperate father). This lesson focuses on tradition or commandment, mouth or heart, ignoring and rejecting, healing the deaf and dumb, the leaven of the Pharisees, a miracle in stages, rock and keys, rebuking Satan, taking up the cross, transfiguration, Moses & Elias, faith and doubt, prayer and fasting, lest we should offend, and more. 0:00 Introduction 4:00 Tradition vs. Commandment 18:03 Gifts to God at the Expense of Neighbor 26:03 Mouth or Heart 39:52 A Woman of Canaan 48:06 Ignoring & Rejecting the Woman 57:11 Truth, Lord 1:10:50 Healing the Deaf and Dumb 1:18:28 Feeding the 4000 1:24:19 The Leaven of the Pharisees 1:38:55 A Miracle in Stages 1:52:08 Whom Say Ye That I Am 1:59:28 The Rock to Build Upon 2:17:13 Get Thee Behind Me, Satan 2:26:26 Take Up the Cross 2:39:15 The Transfiguration of Christ 2:48:23 Moses and Elias 2:59:50 Peter, James, & John 3:08:24 Significance of the Transfiguration 3:20:09 A Father in Desperate Need 3:29:42 If Thou Canst Do Anything 3:34:15 The Tug-of-War of Faith and Doubt 3:43:44 Healed through Faith, Prayer, & Fasting 3:53:22 Lest We Should Offend 4:17:54 Conclusion
4/11/20234 hours, 19 minutes, 54 seconds
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Easter Message: Holy Week & the Doctrine of Christ

An Easter message linking the days of Holy Week to the elements of the Doctrine of Christ. 0:00 Introduction 2:57 Elevating Easter 5:48 Easter & the Doctrine of Christ 8:26 The Gospel in the Book of Mormon 13:29 Christ's Part in the Gospel 24:08 Palm Sunday's Faith 26:20 Monday's Repentance 28:36 Tuesday's Teachings 33:18 Wednesday's Rest 37:20 Thursday's Baptism & Holy Ghost 41:33 Friday's Endurance to the End 43:38 Saturday's Work for the Dead 46:48 Easter Sunday's New Beginning 50:42 The Doctrine of Christ in 2 Nephi 31 55:57 Conclusion
4/5/202358 minutes, 47 seconds
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Matthew 14; John 5-6: The Bread of Life

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 14, and John 5-6 (the healing at the pool of Bethesda the death of John the Baptist, feeding the 5000, walking on water, and the Bread of Life discourse). This lesson focuses on the moving of the water, hope against hope, like Father like Son, Greater Works, degrees of glory, calling the witnesses, Herod and John, fear of man, good news and bad news, compassion fatigue, loaves and fishes, watching as we row, sinking and rising, catching a fish or teaching to fish, the bread of life, hard sayings, drink or die, and more. 0:00 Introduction 3:44 The Pool of Bethesda 11:44 The Moving of the Water 15:57 The Man at the Pool 24:21 Another Sabbath Controversy 35:10 Like Father like Son 40:07 Greater Works 46:01 Work for the Dead 54:05 Degrees of Glory & the JST 1:02:59 Calling the Witnesses to the Stand 1:11:47 Scriptural Witness 1:25:53 Confusion over Jesus & John 1:30:28 Herod & John the Baptist 1:38:54 Herod's Fear of Man 1:47:56 The Martyrdom of John 1:54:58 The News Reaches Jesus 1:57:35 Withdrawing to Mourn 2:03:57 Compassion Fatigue 2:10:25 Multiplying Compassion 2:18:22 Send Them Away 2:27:41 Whence Shall We Buy Bread 2:38:45 5 Loaves & 2 Fishes 2:43:07 Blessing the Bread 2:56:18 Other Lessons from the Loaves 3:04:00 Wanting to Crown Him King 3:08:50 Another Storm at Sea 3:15:21 Walking On the Water 3:24:54 Peter Walks on Water 3:33:24 Peter Starts to Sink 3:41:20 Back in the Boat 3:48:33 Setting Up the Sermon 3:54:36 Catching Fish or Teaching to Fish 4:05:56 The Bread of Life 4:14:01 Flesh as Bread, Blood as Water 4:19:05 Hard Sayings 4:31:25 To Whom Shall We Go 4:43:02 Drink or Die 4:46:13 Conclusion
3/27/20234 hours, 47 minutes, 51 seconds
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Matthew 13; Luke 8, 13: The Parables of the Kingdom

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 13, and Luke 8 and 13 (this part will cover the Parable of the Sower). This lesson focuses on teaching through parables, ears to hear, wayside soil, stony ground, thorny ground, good soil, satan's strategies, God as the Gardener, the seed growing secretly, prophecies of the Gathering, the Wheat & Tares, the Mustard Seed, the Leaven, the Treasure, the Pearl of Great Price, the Gospel Net, the Householder, the Barren Fig Tree, and more. 0:00 Introduction 9:22 The Parable of the Sower 12:50 Those with Ears to Hear 18:59 Why Parables 36:15 Explaining the Parable 44:43 Wayside Soil 49:03 Stony Ground 1:03:52 Thorny Ground 1:09:31 Good Ground 1:16:29 Satan's Strategies 1:28:06 God as the Gardener 1:38:52 Alma 32 1:46:57 The Seed Growing in Secret 1:51:18 Prophecies of the Gathering 2:03:42 The Wheat & Tares 2:10:53 Gathering Out the Wheat 2:21:44 The Mustard Seed 2:31:37 The Leaven 2:36:31 Explaining the Wheat & Tares 2:44:41 The Treasure & the Pearl 2:52:45 The Parable of the Gospel Net 2:57:55 The Householder 3:04:57 Suffering and Sin 3:10:28 The Barren Fig Tree 3:13:34 Healing the Crippled Woman 3:20:05 Misunderstanding the Sabbath 3:24:20 Who Will Be Saved 3:30:29 Jesus' Three Days 3:34:48 Conclusion
3/18/20233 hours, 36 minutes, 55 seconds
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Matthew 11-12, Luke 11: ”I Will Give You Rest”

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 11-12, and Luke 11. This lesson focuses on sending people to Jesus, John the Baptist as "more than a prophet," playing religion, much required, trusting the Father, rest for the heavy laden, the two-sided handcart, gleaning grain, scriptural precedents, the Sabbath made for man, the withered hand, bruised reeds, a house divided, with me or against me, sign seeking, the family of Christ, and more. 0:00 Introduction 8:22 Sending People to Jesus 26:08 Shaken Reeds & Soft Raiment 33:57 More than a Prophet 40:55 Responding to John's Message 49:29 Playing Religion 55:52 Much Given, Much Required 1:02:14 Trusting the Father & Revealing Him 1:07:51 Rest for the Heavy Laden 1:16:20 Seeing the Father through the Son 1:21:30 The Two-Sided Handcart 1:30:47 Gleaning Grain on the Sabbath 1:37:10 Scriptural Precedents 1:45:41 The Sabbath Was Made for Man 1:54:16 Healing the Withered Hand 2:06:23 Bruised Reeds & Smoking Flax 2:14:01 A House Divided Against Itself 2:20:17 With Me or Against Me 2:26:04 Blasphemy Against the Holy Ghost 2:34:44 The Family of Christ 2:38:58 Sign Seeking 2:44:02 Empty, Swept, and Garnished 2:51:53 The Mother of the Lord 2:54:18 Conclusion
3/13/20232 hours, 55 minutes, 53 seconds
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Matthew 9-10, Mark 5, Luke 9: When Virtue Flows

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 8-10, Mark 5, and Luke 9 (covering the raising of the daughter of Jairus, the healing of the woman with the issue of blood, and the calling and instructing of the Twelve Apostles). This lesson focuses on glad tidings, certain women, a 911 call, an issue of blood, the hem of His garment, emotional roller coasters, touching Christ, making the impossible possible, blind eyes & a dumb mouth, calling and qualifying, wise as serpents & harmless as doves, taking no thought, preparing for persecution, perceptions of prophets, don't look back, and more. 0:00 Introduction 6:40 Glad Tidings of the Kingdom 10:09 Certain Women 14:50 Jairus's 911 Call 22:38 The Woman with the Issue of Blood 31:40 Nothing Bettered, Only Worse 35:19 The Hem of His Garment 40:30 The Emotional Roller Coaster 47:59 Who Touched Me? 57:36 Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole 1:03:58 Be Not Afraid, Only Believe 1:11:35 Raising the Daughter of Jairus 1:18:59 Faith to Make the Impossible Possible 1:29:35 Blind Eyes & a Dumb Mouth 1:38:06 Sheep without a Shepherd 1:41:33 Context for the Call 1:55:03 The Original Twelve Apostles 2:03:01 Instructions to the Twelve 2:13:01 Wise as Serpents, Harmless as Doves 2:17:09 Take No Thought Beforehand 2:21:25 Prepare for Persecution 2:33:05 Confessing Christ at All Costs 2:38:59 Perceiving Prophets as Prophets 2:45:41 Don't Look Back 2:50:27 Conclusion
3/4/20232 hours, 51 minutes, 20 seconds
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Matthew 8, Mark 2-4, Luke 7: A Ministry of Miracles

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 8, Mark 2-4, and Luke 7, covering the miracles involving the leper, the centurion's servant, Peter's mother-in-law, the storm at sea, the legion of devils, the man with the palsy, the son of the widow of Nain, and the woman who anointed the Savior's feet). This lesson focuses on braving the multitudes, questioning power or permission, the cleansing ritual, the Messianic secret, giving God His marching orders, the demands of discipleship, letting Jesus sleep, home & friends, physical and spiritual healing, the calling of Matthew, eating with publicans and sinners, to fast or to feast, new wine in old bottles, passing judgment, the most love and the most forgiveness, and more.  0:00 Introduction 8:47 Cleansing the Leper 13:53 Braving the Multitudes 17:37 Questioning Power or Permission 28:02 The Cleansing Ritual 43:00 Keeping the Messianic Secret 46:04 Healing the Centurion's Servant 52:51 Giving God His Marching Orders 1:03:27 Healing Peter's Mother-in-Law 1:08:35 The Demands of Discipleship 1:19:39 Let the Dead Bury their Dead 1:24:52 The Storm at Sea 1:31:18 Letting Jesus Sleep 1:43:12 A Legion of Devils 1:57:13 Naming Legion & Casting Him Out 2:11:39 Go Home to Thy Friends  
2/27/20234 hours, 5 minutes, 17 seconds
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Matthew 6-7: The Sermon on the Mount Continues

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 6-7 (the second half of the Sermon on the Mount). This lesson focuses on reciprocity & generosity, going past perfection, purifying our motives, the Lord's Prayer, treasures in heaven, overanxiety, seeking the kingdom of God, judging others, motes & beams, pearls & swine, stones & bread, wide gates & narrow ways, rock & sand, and more. 0:00 Introduction 0:43 Temple Changes 9:27 Reciprocity or Generosity 20:41 The Golden Rule 27:23 Going Past Perfection 29:19 Serving to Be Seen 42:15 Praying to Be Heard 53:35 The Lord's Prayer 1:16:41 Fasting 1:18:27 Treasures in Heaven & the Light of the Eye 1:23:53 No Man Can Serve Two Masters 1:30:54 Overanxiety 1:41:29 Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God 1:46:41 Judging Others 1:55:41 Motes & Beams 2:03:23 Pearls Before Swine 2:11:17 Ask & Ye Shall Receive 2:18:31 Stones or Bread 2:27:51 Wide Gates or the Narrow Way 2:30:05 By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them 2:38:54 Words, Deeds, or Relationships 2:45:23 Building on Rock or Sand 2:56:52 Conclusion
2/16/20232 hours, 59 minutes, 2 seconds
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Matthew 5: The Sermon on the Mount

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 5, the first chapter of the famous "Sermon on the Mount." This lesson focuses on being perfected in Christ, the mount or the plain, preparing for His preaching, getting set, poor in spirit, mourning and meekness, hunger and thirst, mercy and purity, peacemaking and persecution, salt and light, to destroy or fulfill, exceeding the Pharisees, anger management, adultery & lust, marriage & divorce, honesty & integrity, perfection pending, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:13 Teaching the Savior's Sermon 9:08 Perfect or Perfected 17:08 Matthew or Luke, Mount or Plain 22:11 Preparing for His Preaching 28:44 Jesus Gets Set for His Sermon 37:58 The Beatitudes, Founded on Faith 41:13 Poor in Spirit 45:07 Mourning & Comfort 49:07 Meekness 52:58 Hunger & Thirst 59:15 Mercy, Purity, & Peacemaking 1:04:09 Persecuted for the Savior's Sake 1:12:20 The Beatitudes as Cumulative Crescendo 1:17:55 Woes to the Well-Off 1:25:54 Salt & Light 1:40:58 Destroy or Fulfill 1:55:00 Exceeding the Pharisees 2:03:18 The Antitheses 2:07:52 Anger Management 2:21:46 The Two Great Commandments 2:31:56 Agreeing with Your Adversary 2:39:39 Adultery & Lust 2:54:20 Marriage & Divorce 3:02:20 Honesty & Integrity 3:11:00 Reciprocity 3:16:43 Love Your Enemies 3:28:10 Perfection Pending 3:33:50 Conclusion
2/9/20233 hours, 36 minutes, 12 seconds
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John 2-4: Water to Wine, Nicodemus, and the Woman at the Well

A verse-by-verse study of John 2-4 (which includes the stories of Jesus changing water to wine, the visit of Nicodemus, and Christ's conversation with the Samaritan woman at the well). This lesson focuses on the marriage at Cana, filling the waterpots, faith precedes the miracle, multiplying our joy, cleansing the Temple, being born again, catching the wind, understanding symbolism, ascending or descending, God's love for the world, John decreasing and Jesus increasing, Jews and Samaritans, gifts to give, deep wells and living water, where or how we worship, spirit and truth, fields to harvest, the healing of the nobleman's son, and more.  0:00 Introduction 2:27 The Grand Inquisitor 11:34 John 2-4 and The Chosen 14:59 The Marriage at Cana 19:46 Mary's Plea 25:40 Filling the Waterpots 34:06 Water to Wine 37:55 Faith Precedes the Miracle 41:34 Lessons from the Miracle 47:39 Multiplying Our Joy 53:40 Cleansing the Temple 1:07:10 Zeal and Authority 1:16:44 Nicodemus 1:23:20 Born Again 1:28:31 Catching the Wind 1:32:52 Great Expectations 1:38:30 Understanding Symbolism 1:45:57 Ascending or Descending Wisdom 1:52:10 For God So Loved the World 2:07:19 John Decreasing, Jesus Increasing 2:18:33 Receiving a Testimony of Christ 2:27:03 Jesus & His Disciples Baptize 2:32:33 Passing through Samaria 2:37:41 The Woman at the Well 2:44:13 Literary Foils 2:47:15 Jesus, Samaritans, & Gifts to Give 2:55:46 Deep Wells & Living Water 3:05:56 A Call to Share & a Call to Repent 3:13:33 Where or How We Worship 3:24:56 In Spirit and in Truth 3:35:32 Jesus Reveals His Identity 3:40:59 Leaving Her Waterpot 3:45:11 Meat to Eat & Fields to Harvest 3:55:10 Gaining Our Own Testimony 4:00:00 Healing the Nobleman's Son 4:05:08 Conclusion
2/3/20234 hours, 6 minutes, 49 seconds
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Matthew 4, Luke 4-5: ”The Temptations of Christ”

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 4 and Luke 4-5 (Christ is tempted and His ministry begins). This lesson focuses on the authority of John the Baptist, the mission of the Messiah, the timing of temptation, fasting, stones to bread, pride going before the fall, the kingdoms of the earth, types of temptation, Christ's Messianic announcement, fighting words, fishers of men, filling the nets, Peter's guilt gap, preaching with power, staying or spreading, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:32 The Authority of John the Baptist 16:41 The Mission Call of the Messiah 30:31 The Timing of Temptation 37:50 Fasting in the Wilderness 47:02 Temptation #1 - Stones to Bread 55:16 Not by Bread Alone 1:02:37 Temptation #2 - Leap from the Temple 1:10:21 Temptation #3 - Worldly Kingdoms 1:21:58 The Final Victory (for now) 1:32:43 The Three Types of Temptation 1:44:18 Jesus in the Synagogue of Nazareth 1:50:38 Jesus Quotes Isaiah 61 1:57:57 Christ's Messianic Announcement 2:06:37 A Prophet in His Own Country 2:12:31 Fighting Words 2:21:34 Shining Light in Darkness 2:27:29 Fishers of Men 2:34:26 Filling the Nets 2:43:10 Simon Peter's Guilt Gap 2:47:08 Leaving Full Nets 2:52:15 Preaching with Power, Not as the Scribes 3:06:07 Casting Out Devils & Healing the Sick 3:15:07 Staying or Spreading 3:22:39 Conclusion
1/27/20233 hours, 24 minutes, 58 seconds
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Matthew 3, Mark 1, Luke 3: ”To Fulfill All Righteousness”

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 3, Mark 1, and Luke 3, which recount the ministry of John the Baptist and the baptism of Jesus Christ. This lesson focuses on the Gospel of Mark, John the Baptist in the wilderness, preaching repentance, locusts and wild honey, a generation of vipers, stones unto Abraham, the axe and the fan, the Jordan River, the condescension of Christ, fulfilling all righteousness, teaching children about baptism, Luke's genealogy of Jesus, up and down the 4th Article of Faith, and more.  0:00 Introduction 4:23 Unshaken Saints on Instagram 8:39 The Book of Mark 30:24 The Beginning of the Gospel 35:27 Preaching Repentance in the Wilderness 42:11 Urgency in Preparation 47:39 Locusts, Honey, Camel Hair, and Leather 57:17 A Generation of Vipers 1:08:26 Fruits of Repentance & Stones unto Abraham 1:13:39 The Axe at the Root 1:15:19 Counsel to the Repentant 1:28:08 Activism or the Doctrine of Christ 1:33:30 One Mightier than I 1:36:59 Winnowing the Wheat 1:47:34 The Baptism of Jesus 1:54:29 The Jordan River 2:00:51 The Condescension of Christ 2:10:07 Thus it Becometh Us 2:14:42 To Fulfill All Righteousness 2:24:15 Covenant, Experience, Relationship 2:28:58 Teaching Children about Baptism 2:39:29 The Baptism and Its Aftermath 2:42:27 Luke's Genealogy of Jesus 2:57:42 Up and Down the 4th Article of Faith 3:04:55 Conclusion
1/21/20233 hours, 6 minutes, 45 seconds
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John 1: ”The Word Made Flesh”

A verse-by-verse study of John 1. This lesson focuses on the Gospel of John, pit or pedestal, the Logos, Life & Light, John the Baptist, the Word made flesh, grace for grace, the identity of John the Baptist, preparing the way of the Lord, receiving the Holy Ghost, calling disciples, Andrew & Peter, Philip & Nathanael, under the fig tree, and more. 0:00 Introduction 1:28 The Jesus of the Gospels 3:44 The Gospel of John 7:58 Pit or Pedestal 10:49 Authorship, Audience, Aim 15:55 Characteristics of the Book of John 21:42 Miracles & I Am Statements 26:52 In the Beginning Was the Word 40:25 Logos 46:57 The Joseph Smith Translation 55:41 Christ of Creation & Lord of Life & Light 1:08:01 John the Baptist 1:11:41 Becoming the Children of God 1:19:25 The Word Made Flesh 1:30:41 Grace for Grace 1:42:45 Law, Grace, & Truth 1:49:43 The Identity of John the Baptist 1:58:41 Preparing the Way of the Lord 2:07:52 Lamb & Dove, Descend & Abide 2:12:50 Receive the Holy Ghost 2:18:03 Disciples of John become Disciples of Jesus 2:22:43 Come and See 2:27:08 Andrew & Peter 2:36:25 Philip Called to Follow 2:40:54 An Israelite without Guile 2:49:44 Called from Under the Fig Tree 2:52:28 Greater Things than These 2:54:36 Conclusion
1/18/20232 hours, 56 minutes, 42 seconds
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Matthew 2 & Luke 2: O Come Let Us Adore Him

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 2 and Luke 2, which together tell the Christmas story. This lesson focuses on waking the Baby, Matthew vs. Luke, registering in Bethlehem, no room for Jesus, the shepherds' faith, swaddling clothes, Mother Mary, circumcision & purification, Simeon, Anna, Jesus baby blessing, Herod the Great, seeking sincerely, the Star of Bethlehem, the gifts of the wise men, revelations & stewardships, the massacre of the innocents, questions & answers, tarrying in Jerusalem, growing up in God, and more. 0:00 Introduction 3:25 Waking the Baby 8:59 Matthew vs. Luke 13:19 Registered in Bethlehem 18:55 No Room for Jesus 31:18 Shepherds in the Fields 38:55 Savior, Christ, & Lord 41:58 Swaddling Clothes 47:41 The Heavenly Host & the Shepherds' Faith 54:05 Contemplative Mother Mary 56:55 Circumcision & Purification 1:08:40 Simeon the Spiritual 1:18:37 Jesus's Baby Blessing 1:22:59 Anna the Enduring 1:31:25 Matthew's Nativity Scene 1:36:44 Herod the Great 1:44:44 O Little Town of Bethlehem 1:49:44 Seeking Sincerely 1:53:39 Star of Bethlehem 1:59:06 Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh 2:09:06 Revelations & Stewardships 2:14:01 Time in Egypt 2:18:36 The Massacre of the Innocents 2:26:58 Returning the Branch to Nazareth 2:34:07 Jesus Grows Up 2:41:26 Tarrying Behind in Jerusalem 2:49:57 Questions & Answers 2:56:13 Seeking Jesus 3:05:44 About His Father's Business 3:09:07 Continuing Condescension 3:12:01 Growing Up in God 3:24:00 Conclusion
1/8/20233 hours, 28 minutes
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Matt. 1 & Luke 1: Intro to the Four Gospels & ”Nothing Shall Be Impossible”

A verse-by-verse study of Matthew 1 and Luke 1, along with an explanation of the audiences and approaches of the four Gospel writers. This lesson focuses on the four Gospels, the genealogy of Jesus, women in the Savior's family tree, the Davidic dynasty, Joseph of Nazareth, the fulfillment of prophecy, Zacharias & Elisabeth, the mission of John the Baptist, doubt and becoming dumb, the Annunciation, the Magnificat, John's baby blessing, and more.  0:00 Introduction 2:29 What Is a Gospel? 10:32 Development of the Gospel Tradition 24:22 The Synoptic Gospels 31:05 The Four Gospels: Aim, Audience, Approach 45:56 Harmonize or Separate? 54:33 The Gospel of Matthew 1:08:22 The Genealogy of Jesus 1:15:02 The Tribe of Judah 1:18:16 Women in the Family Tree 1:28:27 The Davidic Dynasty 1:32:25 Joseph of Nazareth 1:36:18 3 x 14 1:40:42 Joseph the Just 1:48:16 The Angel Comes to Joseph 1:55:21 Fulfilling Prophecy 1:58:31 Joseph Acts in Faith, Not Fear 2:04:17 The Book of Luke 2:08:25 Zacharias & Elisabeth 2:18:33 Zacharias in the Temple 2:25:56 The Mission of John the Baptist 2:38:14 Doubting and Becoming Dumb 2:48:49 Zacharias Returns to Elisabeth 2:54:37 The Annunciation to Mary 2:59:50 Mary's Faith & Submissiveness 3:09:56 Mary & Elisabeth 3:16:40 Mary's Magnificat 3:24:19 The Birth & Naming of John 3:30:16 John's Baby Blessing 3:40:24 Conclusion
1/2/20233 hours, 43 minutes, 46 seconds
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Introduction to the New Testament: ”From Malachi to Matthew”

An introduction to the New Testament, covering its Old Testament background and the history of the Intertestamental Period. This lesson focuses on the Old and New Testaments, supercessionism, the Age of Empires, Hellenization, worldly influences, the end of the prophets, apostasy and priestcraft, faithful martyrs, the Maccabean revolt, Hanukkah, help from heaven, and more. 0:00 Introduction to Unshaken 9:42 Scripture Study 17:11 The New Testament's Old Testament Roots 28:11 Supercessionism 32:51 Glorious Old & Glorious New 35:35 Jewish & Christian Inheritance 42:46 Old Testament Survey 48:05 Old Testament Figures to Remember in the NT 59:40 The Age of Empires 1:07:30 Hellenization 1:19:23 The Influence of Worldly Empires 1:26:25 The End of the Prophets 1:35:02 Apostasy in Israel 1:40:36 Priestcraft & Corruption 1:45:26 Making Sense of Suffering 1:54:05 Faithful Martyrs 1:58:15 Resurrection, Eternal Family, & Work for the Dead 2:02:13 Mattathias & His Sons 2:09:42 Judah the Hammer 2:15:10 Hanukkah 2:21:18 The Battles Continue 2:26:17 Help from Heaven 2:32:51 Hope for the Prophets' Return 2:35:32 Conclusion
12/29/20222 hours, 41 minutes, 7 seconds
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Christmas Recap: Old Testament Top-10s

A year-end review of our study of the Old Testament. This lesson focuses on filling our personal Ark of the Covenant, gives Top-10 lists of miracles, heroes, heroines, villains, types & shadows of Christ, and Messianic Prophecies. 0:00 Introduction 1:29 The Puppies 3:39 Old Testament Study 7:15 Scriptural Punishment 9:35 Filling Our Own Ark of the Covenant 21:40 Top 10 Miracles 29:58 Top 10 Heroes 40:26 Top 10 Heroines 48:39 Top 10 Villains 58:49 Top 10 Types & Shadows of Christ 1:06:49 Top 10 Messianic Prophecies 1:18:37 Experiencing the Scriptures 1:23:34 The Road to Emmaus 1:30:10 The Jews' Scriptural Gift 1:35:35 Conclusion
12/22/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Book of Malachi: ”An Offering in Righteousness”

An in-depth study of the Book of Malachi. This lesson focuses on love and disputation, the border of wickedness and righteousness, giving God our best, rejecting worship, breaking the priesthood covenant, a Godly seed, purifying the sons of Levi, an offering in righteousness, tithes & offerings, the windows of heaven, ultimate justice, healing wings, turning hearts, planting promises, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:50 Background of Malachi 9:58 Love & Disputation 18:44 The Border of Wickedness & Righteousness 26:07 Not Giving God Your Best 36:53 Rejection & Rehabilitation of Worship 45:41 Keeping the Best for Yourself 52:45 Breaking the Priesthood Covenant 59:29 Law (Torah) & Walk (Halacha) 1:07:58 A Godly Seed & Keeping Covenant 1:14:46 Message & Messenger 1:20:21 Purifying the Sons of Levi 1:28:29 An Offering in Righteousness 1:34:14 Tithes & Offerings 1:38:11 The Windows of Heaven 1:52:49 Ultimate Justice 1:56:56 Burning Stubble or Healing Wings 2:03:30 Turning Hearts 2:07:27 Planting Promises 2:15:50 Conclusion
12/9/20222 hours, 20 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Books of Haggai & Zechariah: ”Holiness unto the Lord”

An in-depth study of the books of Haggai and Zechariah. This lesson focuses on God's House or yours, a bag with holes, our best efforts, comparing past and present, the desire of all nations, the Lord's seal, rebuilding, overdoing judgment, the Two Olive Trees, mourning, pure religion, promises of hope, the Triumphal Entry, shooting arrows, a Good Shepherd's worth, Armaggedon, the Second Coming, Parting the Mountain, Holiness to the Lord, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:48 Background to Haggai & Zechariah 10:42 God's House or Yours? 18:23 A Bag with Holes 35:10 God Glories in Our Best Efforts 43:03 Beginning to Build 46:24 Comparing Past & Present 53:53 The Desire of All Nations 58:42 Is Holiness Contagious? 1:03:59 Having Nothi8ng to Show for It 1:09:23 The Lord's Seal 1:15:06 Zechariah's Rebuilding 1:24:06 Vision of the Horsemen 1:29:30 Overdoing Judgment 1:35:10 Vision of the 4 Horns 1:39:02 Vision of the Measuring Line 1:47:41 Vision of Joshua & Satan 1:58:23 Vision of the 2 Olive Trees 2:13:41 Visions of a Flying Scross & a Woman in a Basket 2:20:29 Vision of 4 Chariots 2:27:24 How Long Must We Mourn 2:35:00 Pure Religion & Undefiled 2:41:14 Promises of Hope 2:53:28 The Triumphal Entry 3:01:18 Freeing Prisoners & Shooting Arrows 3:08:48 Gathering the Scattered 3:15:00 A Good Shepherd's Worth 3:27:50 Armaggedon 3:39:49 The Second Coming 3:50:11 Parting the Mountain 3:59:18 The Plagues of Egypt 4:05:13 Holiness to the Lord 4:08:06 In That Day 4:12:34 Conclusion
12/3/20224 hours, 15 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Books of Nahum, Habakkuk, & Zephaniah: ”His Ways Are Everlasting”

An in-depth study of the books of Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. This lesson focuses on a God who is slow to anger, gods of the imagination, Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, wondering why, unbelievable truth, waiting patiently, living by faith, surefooted climbers, the final destruction, strange apparel, searching with candles, the Day of the Lord, light prophets, reversing Babel, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:03 Nahum, Habakkuk, & Zephaniah 6:54 Nahum's Burden 10:13 Slow to Anger 21:38 A God of Power & Goodness 28:19 Imagining a Different God 33:18 Moralistic Therapeutic Deism 39:10 Freed from Assyrian Affliction 44:43 Strengthening the Army 51:29 Lamenting Our Losses 58:18 Exposing Evil 1:05:03 Falling Like Others Before 1:16:01 Habakkuk Wonders Why 1:22:34 Unbelievably True 1:30:46 Things We Know & Things We Don't Know 1:37:51 Patiently Waiting 1:43:42 The Just Shall Live by Faith 1:50:54 Woes to Babylon 2:05:34 God's Ways Are Everlasting 2:12:27 We Have Proved Him in Days that Are Past 2:20:05 Surefooted on the High Places 2:23:22 Zephaniah & the Destruction of the World 2:30:21 Clothed with Strange Apparel 2:36:17 Searching Jerusalem with Candles 2:40:16 The Day of the Lord Is Near 2:45:49 Warning the Nations 2:55:33 Light Prophets or a Just God 3:01:15 Gathering Wheat & Tares and Reversing Babel 3:08:28 Rejoicing in the Lord 3:14:31 Conclusion
11/25/20223 hours, 17 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Books of Jonah and Micah: ”Swallowed Up”

An in-depth study of the Book of Jonah and the Book of Micah. This lesson focuses on history or story, anti-biblical attacks, storms at sea, forsaking our own mercy, feeling the right emotions, the gourd and the worm, the fool's prayer, wickedness and oppression, hard sayings and unpopular prophets, economic cannibalism, priestcraft, the Babe of Bethlehem, distilled discipleship, falling and getting back up, the mercy of God, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:12 History or Story 6:25 Rhetorical Ideographs 18:23 Jonah as Key to Attacking the Bible 24:54 Conservatives vs. Liberals 36:51 Questions about Jonah 41:33 Jonah Called to Nineveh 46:38 Storm at Sea 55:21 Thrown Overboard 1:05:56 Jonah Repents 1:12:34 Forsaking Your Own Mercy 1:17:14 Jonah Preaches in Nineveh 1:27:32 Anger at God's Mercy 1:34:52 Feeling the Right Emotion 1:37:54 The Gourd & the Worm 1:43:18 One Last Lesson 1:52:32 The Fool's Prayer 1:57:16 The Book of Micah 2:02:12 The Sins of Israel 2:11:15 Wickedness & Oppression 2:15:18 Hard Sayings or Popular Prophets 2:23:57 Economic Cannibalism 2:26:54 Priestcraft 2:34:22 Promises for the Last Days 2:46:50 The Babe of Bethlehem 2:55:06 The Case Against Israel 3:00:11 Discipleship in a Single Verse 3:06:43 Dishonesty & Nothing to Show for It 3:11:44 Are Any Righteous Left? 3:16:40 To Fall and Rise Again 3:21:09 Left Speechless by God's Mercy 3:27:56 Conclusion
11/19/20223 hours, 29 minutes, 17 seconds
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Amos & Obadiah: ”The Lion Hath Roared”

An in-depth study of the books of Amos and Obadiah. This lesson focuses on prosperity & pride, forgetting the brotherly covenant, robbing true potential, the roar of the lion, fat cows, passing judgment, ease in Zion, visions of judgment, the plumbline, Amos's prophetic call, famine in the land, scattering & gathering, a farmer's heaven, our brother's keeper, saviors on Mount Zion, and more. 0:00 Introduction 4:55 The Book of Amos 9:14 Prosperity & Pride 12:49 Warning the Surrounding Nations 19:22 Forgetting the Brotherly Covenant 29:48 Iniquity in Israel 35:22 Robbing True Potential 42:09 The Roar of the Lion 50:56 The Lord's Case Against Israel 1:00:42 Fat Cows, Feeding Themselves 1:07:40 Passing Judgment on Israel 1:16:48 Lamentation over Israel 1:28:01 Sins on the Right & the Left 1:35:19 Running from Symptoms, Not Curing Disease 1:38:38 Rejecting False Worship 1:47:19 At Ease in Zion 1:54:46 You Can Run, But You Can't Hide 2:02:05 Visions of Judgment 2:07:37 The Plumbline 2:14:51 Amos Didn't Ask for This 2:21:41 When God Gets in the Way of Your Worldliness 2:31:11 Famine in the Land 2:43:11 A Vision of the Lord 2:48:41 Scattering & Gathering 2:54:55 A Farmer's Heaven 2:59:45 The Book of Obadiah 3:02:28 A Warning to Edom 3:09:46 Our Brother's Keeper 3:21:39 Deliverance or Destruction? 3:26:44 Saviors on Mount Zion 3:34:11 Conclusion
11/10/20223 hours, 35 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Books of Hosea and Joel: ”Forgiving the Unfaithful”

An in-depth study of the Book of Hosea and the Book of Joel. This lesson focuses on covenant infidelity, symbolic names, the door of hope, paying a ransom, removing bounds, outward or inward, similes for sin, the scattering of Israel, the law of the harvest, getting what we deserve, a plea to return, the last days, imminent destruction, a trumpet in Zion, signs of the times, spiritual outpourings, the Valley of Decision, and more.  0:00 Introduction 5:29 The Book of Hosea 9:29 A Wife of Whoredoms 15:36 Symbolic Children 27:57 Infidelity & Reconciliation 42:31 The Door of Hope 56:26 Ransom for a Second Chance 1:03:43 The Apostasy of Israel 1:12:17 Israel & Judah, Removing Bounds 1:17:11 Outward or Inward 1:27:23 Similes for Sin 1:39:54 Eaten by the Eagle, Bucked off the Bull 1:47:43 The Scattering of Israel 1:55:18 The Law of the Harvest 2:00:54 God Never Gives Up on Us 2:10:38 Calling by the Prophets 2:16:53 Getting What We Deserve 2:26:05 A Final Plea to Return 2:35:02 The Book of Joel 2:37:04 Destruction Awaits 2:44:49 A Trumpet in Zion 2:52:55 The Signs of the Times 3:03:42 The Spirit Poured Out Upon All Flesh 3:12:11 The Valley of Judgment 3:21:27 The Valley of Decision 3:26:50 Conclusion
11/5/20223 hours, 32 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Book of Daniel: ”Enemy Territory”

An in-depth study of the book of Daniel. This lesson focuses on Babylonification, sticking to our standards, revelation and interpretation, statue or stone, the fiery furnace, faith and submission, undiluted discipleship, the lion's den, the four beasts, the Ancient of Days, the Abomination of Desolation, repentance and forgiveness, comeliness and corruption, opposition to the covenant, the Last Days, and more.  0:00 Introduction to Daniel 7:06 Babylonification Begins 18:49 Sticking to Your Standards 35:31 Revelation & Interpretation 47:46 Seeking Answers to Difficult Questions 56:51 Nebuchadnezzar's Dream: Statue or Stone 1:16:02 The Image of Babylon 1:29:51 But If Not 1:38:57 The Fiery Furnace 1:49:12 Cutting Down the Great Tree 2:08:23 The Writing on the Wall 2:21:31 Undiluted Discipleship 2:32:33 The Lion's Den 2:46:15 The Four Beasts 3:00:47 The Ancient of Days 3:11:53 The Abomination of Desolation 3:19:16 A Prayer of Repentance 3:29:34 His Mercies, Not Our Righteousness 3:43:36 Comeliness Turned to Corruption 3:53:10 Strengthened by the Lord 3:59:28 Opposition to the Covenant 4:08:34 The Last Days 4:21:38 Conclusion
10/27/20224 hours, 24 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Book of Ezekiel: ”Watchmen on the Tower”

An in-depth study of the book of Ezekiel. This lesson focuses on visions of God, a watchman's responsibility, visual aids, the destruction of Jerusalem, a new heart, untempered mortar, covenant infidelity, the reality of repentance, dividing lines, cleansing the cauldron, shepherds in Israel, dry bones, the two sticks, God and Magog, living water from the Temple, and more. 0:00 Introduction to Ezekiel 9:34 The Vision of Ezekiel 25:15 Ezekiel's Call to Serve 37:35 A Watchman's Responsibility 53:29 Visual Aids of Jerusalem's Destruction 1:14:04 Remembering the God We've Rejected 1:21:31 The End Is Near 1:26:05 Secret Wickedness in Sacred Places 1:40:06 Scattering & Gathering with a New Heart 1:46:49 More Visual Aids 1:56:33 Untempered Mortar 2:10:04 No One Can Save You Now 2:19:42 Covenant Infidelity 2:39:01 The Reality of Repentance 2:57:15 A Funeral Dirge & a History Lesson 3:05:37 Drawing Dividing Lines 3:17:20 Unfaithful Sisters 3:21:57 Cleansing the Cauldron 3:31:06 Warning Tyre about Economics 3:43:44 Woe unto Egypt 3:48:20 Watchmen on the Tower 3:59:43 To the Shepherds in Israel 4:27:24 Redeeming the People of God 4:43:10 The Valley of Dry Bones 4:51:02 Joining the Two Sticks 5:11:53 Gog and Magog 5:27:08 Measuring the Temple 5:34:58 God Comes Home 5:43:36 The Glory of the Lord's House 5:53:09 Traffic Patterns & Living Water 6:07:02 Conclusion
10/21/20226 hours, 9 minutes, 28 seconds
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Jeremiah 30-Lamentations 5: ”A New Covenant”

An in-depth study of the second half of Jeremiah and the book of Lamentations. This lesson focuses on grace in the wilderness, finding the last Easter egg, an inward covenant, real estate in Zion, an unburnable book, the fall of Jerusalem, an ever-shrinking remnant, the gathering of non-Israel, asking the way to Zion, tears of sorrow, prayers of deliverance, and more. 0:00 Introduction 5:42 The Promise of Healing 20:24 Grace in the Wilderness 28:29 Finding the Last Easter Egg 36:12 Unaccustomed to the Yoke 41:28 A Wife Proposing to Her Husband 48:41 An Inward Covenant 57:57 A Safe Investment 1:07:35 A Messianic Promise 1:18:37 Covenant Keepers 1:25:51 The Unburnable Book 1:40:12 In Prison Court & Mirey Dungeon 1:50:52 A Compssionate Outsider 2:00:46 The Fall of Jerusalem 2:07:21 A Remnant Remains 2:15:40 Don't Trust in Egypt 2:26:16 You Can Run But You Can't Hide 2:30:14 An Ever-Shrinking Remnant 2:39:17 Warnings to the Nations 2:52:42 The Gathering of Non-Israel 3:04:11 Asking the Way to Zion 3:12:54 Warning the Babylonians 3:30:03 The Fall of Jerusalem 3:36:31 Captive in Babylon 3:42:59 The Weeping Prophet 3:55:50 Sorrowing Over the Fallen City 4:03:56 A Prayer for Deliverance 4:15:54 The State of Society 4:19:44 A Final Prayer 4:22:45 Conclusion
10/13/20224 hours, 25 minutes, 41 seconds
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Jeremiah 1-29: ”Fire In the Bones”

An in-depth study of Jeremiah 1-29. This lesson focuses on the martyrdom of Isaiah, the background of Jeremiah, foreordination, covenant infidelity, broken cisterns, breaking the soil, mistaking the outward for the inward, defiling our garments, a false sense of security, the destruction of Judah, fishers and hunters, potter's clay, fire in the bones, the shepherds in Israel, the Lord's Council, ripe or rotten, making the best of Babylon, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:42 The Martyrdom of Isaiah 8:36 The Background of Jeremiah 15:27 Jeremiah Foreordained 25:24 Jeremiah's Mission 35:25 Covenant Infidelity 44:24 Living Springs or Broken Cisterns 49:36 Cheating on the Lord 1:02:10 Idolatry as Adultery 1:06:35 Returning to the Lord 1:17:28 Break the Soil & Circumcise the Heart 1:26:05 Reversing Creation 1:30:45 Are Any Righteous Left? 1:40:38 Refusing to Repent 1:45:54 Mistaking the Outward for the Inward 2:00:55 Too Late to Change? 2:08:50 Mourning Over the World's Wickedness 2:17:24 False Idols or the True God? 2:21:57 God's Covenant, His Judgment, & His Love 2:30:20 Defiling their Garments 2:37:04 A False Sense of Security 2:45:23 The Destruction of Judah 2:54:34 Fishers & Hunters 3:07:16 Trees of Life & Sabbaths of Peace 3:14:01 Potter's Clay & Smashing the Pot 3:25:48 Fire in the Bones 3:36:00 A Call to Surrender 3:42:44 Their Only Hope 3:47:03 To the Shepherds in Israel 3:56:47 The Lord's Council 4:03:35 Ripe or Rotten? 4:13:16 Silencing the Prophet 4:19:17 Bearing the Babylonian Yoke 4:25:40 Making the Best of Babylon 4:34:57 Conclusion
10/5/20224 hours, 37 minutes, 45 seconds
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Isaiah 58-66: ”Beauty for Ashes”

An in-depth study of Isaiah 58-66. This lesson focuses on the true fast, the delightful Sabbath, hatching eggs of iniquity, groping for the wall, the armor of God, beauty for ashes, robes of righteousness, marriage and a new name, watchmen on the walls, treading the winepress alone, reshaping the clay, filthy rags, the law of the harvest, giving birth to the kingdom of God, and more. 0:00 Introduction 3:44 The False Fast 12:50 The True Fast 32:18 The Sabbath, a Delight 43:59 Sin as Separation 50:44 Hatching the Eggs of Iniquity 58:01 Groping for the Wall 1:05:16 Truth Is Fallen 1:09:58 The Armor of God 1:16:35 Rise & Shine 1:19:44 The Gathering 1:36:50 Beauty for Ashes 1:48:25 Priests & Ministers in Robes of Righteousness 1:58:10 Marriage & a New Name 2:02:08 Watchmen on the Walls 2:08:20 Treading the Winepress Alone 2:16:42 Vengeance, Love, & Perfect Empathy 2:27:02 Filthy Rags 2:33:03 Reshaping the Clay 2:37:31 Reaping What We Sow 2:47:36 New Heavens & a New Earth 2:54:06 Rejecting False Worship 3:02:23 Giving Birth to the Kingdom of God 3:14:01 Happy Endings? 3:21:29 Conclusion
9/28/20223 hours, 24 minutes, 25 seconds
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Isaiah 50-57: ”Man of Sorrows”

An in-depth study of Isaiah 50-57. This lesson focuses on feeling forsaken, the tongue of the learned, fading fashions, sparks, beautiful garments and beautiful feet, the suffering servant, substitutionary atonement, the Savior's seed, enlarging the tent, everlasting kindness, higher ways & higher thoughts, wasted money, the water cycle, those who don't fit the mold, a place and a name, covenant infidelity, and more. 0:00 Introduction 3:21 The Isaiah Relay in the Book of Mormon 9:40 Feeling Forsaken 19:44 The Tongue of the Learned 21:40 Submitting to His Persecutors 27:50 Fading Fashions 30:57 The Lord's Light or Our Sparks 35:18 Examples of Persevering Faith 44:40 Trust in the Lord 57:53 Putting on Your Beautiful Garments 1:11:26 Beautiful Feet 1:24:06 Depart from Babylon 1:27:19 Shutting the Mouths of Kings 1:31:12 The Suffering Servant 1:45:43 The Substitutionary Atonement 1:53:25 Sheep, Shepherd, & and the Savior's Seed 2:12:02 Enlarging the Tent 2:20:57 Everlasting Kindness 2:29:05 The Smith Blowing the Coals 2:35:38 Purchase Price & Wasted Money 2:41:46 Higher Ways & Higher Thoughts 2:47:11 The Water Cycle 2:51:04 To Those Who Don't Fit the Mold 3:02:14 Something Better, A Place & A Name 3:16:44 Woe to the Wicked 3:20:15 Covenant Infidelity 3:27:31 No Peace to the Wicked 3:35:06 Conclusion
9/21/20223 hours, 38 minutes, 57 seconds
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Isaiah 36-49: ”Comfort Ye My People”

An in-depth study of Isaiah 36-49. This lesson focuses on the Assyrian invasion and scattering of Israel, the doors of death, having a will to offer, comforting the afflicted, highway construction, a mother's care, comparing God, the gift of prophecy, true identity, Cyrus and Christ, idols and graven images, the fall of Babylon, the Savior's scars, returning children, the shoulders of kings, and more. 0:00 Introduction 4:42 The Assyrian Invasion & the Scattering of Israel 21:03 Facing the Doors of Death 29:20 Having a Will to Offer 43:55 Comfort Ye My People 1:06:58 Highway Construction 1:18:12 Care for the Mothers 1:23:13 Trying to Describe God 1:31:39 The Foolishness of False Gods 1:41:20 A Message of Encouragement 1:58:58 The Gift of Prophecy 2:05:29 The Promised Messiah 2:21:07 The Promise of Redemption 2:37:56 True Identity or False Gods 2:54:51 Raising Up a Deliverer 3:11:17 Idol Gods or the God of Israel 3:17:56 The Fall of Babylon 3:31:51 Chosen & Purified 3:47:49 Born to Gather 3:58:57 Not Forsaken nor Forgotten 4:13:05 Who Hath Begotten Me These? 4:26:52 On the Shoulders of Kings 4:36:16 Conclusion
9/15/20224 hours, 39 minutes, 34 seconds
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Isaiah 13-35: ”A Marvelous Work and a Wonder”

An in-depth study of Isaiah 13-35. This lesson focuses on Nephi's use of Isaiah, the fall of Babylon, Lucifer's downfall, the gift of gathered Israel, highway construction, worldliness & materialism, apostasy & restoration, the nail in a sure place, a feast of fat things, redeeming the vineyard, short beds and small blankets, planting & harvesting wisely, a voice from the dust, a sealed book, a marvelous work and a wonder, lane assist, the latter-day Zion, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:13 Nephi's Use of Isaiah 14:13 The Fall of Babylon 31:15 Lucifer's Downfall 57:11 The Bird Cast Out of Its Nest 1:05:23 Reaping with the Arm 1:10:41 The Gift of Gathered Israel 1:28:03 A Highway Across the Middle East 1:44:03 Naked & Barefoot, Labor & Watching the Night 1:56:38 The Nail in a Sure Place 2:21:42 Worldliness & Materialism 2:30:57 Apostasy & Restoration 2:48:35 A Feast of Fat Things 2:58:36 Praise & Promise 3:12:56 Redeeming the Vineyard 3:20:39 Strong Drink, Short Beds, & Small Coverings 3:43:36 Planting & Harvesting Wisely 3:53:05 A Voice from the Dust 4:05:28 A Sealed Book & a Marvelous Work 4:23:48 Speaking Smooth Things 4:36:47 Lane Assist & Intensifying Light 4:50:30 Quietness & Assurance 4:56:26 Destruction & Deliverance 5:10:02 The Day of the Lord 5:16:35 The Latter-day Zion 5:23:55 Conclusion
9/7/20225 hours, 25 minutes, 31 seconds
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Isaiah 1-12: ”Great Are the Words of Isaiah”

An in-depth study of Isaiah 1-12. This lesson focuses on making sense of Isaiah, understanding Hebrew poetry, God's case against Israel, the mountain of the Lord, pride & worldliness, corruption in the vineyard, swift messengers, the calling of Isaiah, the promise of a Savior, the threat of Assyria, trusting the Lord, light in darkness, stubbornness & pride, new growth from an old stump, the Messiah & the Millennium, an ensign to the nations, and more. 0:00 Introduction to Isaiah 14:58 Keys to Understand Isaiah 23:35 Hebrew Poetry 41:28 The Case Against Israel 1:00:06 Worship & Repentance 1:24:50 The Mountain of the Lord 1:31:38 Pulling Down Pride 1:46:22 The Worldliness of the Daughters of Zion 2:07:29 The Cleansing of Zion 2:17:37 Corruption in the Vineyard 2:36:27 Calling for Swift Messengers 2:42:19 The Calling of Isaiah 2:59:45 The Promise of a Savior 3:16:55 The Threat of Assyria 3:21:06 Impending Destruction 3:26:38 Trust in the Lord 3:32:30 Shining Light into the Darkness 3:41:02 Using Assyria as an Instrument 3:55:13 Taking Credit to Ourselves 4:06:06 New Growth from an Old Stump 4:17:13 The Messiah & the Millennium 4:25:35 An Ensign to the Nations 4:30:58 Israel's Song of Salvation 4:33:02 Conclusion
8/31/20224 hours, 35 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon: ”The Beginning of Wisdom”

An in-depth study of the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. This lesson focuses on wisdom and foolishness, trusting the Lord, rivers of fire, Sophia, Mother in Heaven, parenting, alcoholism, mockery, a virtuous woman, pessimism, vanity, seasons, death, the purposes of life, love songs, an army with banners, and more. 0:00 Introduction to Proverbs 9:34 The Beginning of Wisdom (chp. 1-2) 21:36 Trust in the Lord (3) 36:03 Choosing the Right Woman (4-5) 45:23 Ants, Deadly Sins, & Rivers of Fire (6-7) 59:29 Sophia as Mother in Heaven (8) 1:16:17 Wisdom Compared to Foolishness (10-12) 1:29:14 Riches, Pride, Goals, Children, & Strife (13-15) 1:44:11 Hearts, Highways, Self-Discipline, Friends, & Fools (16-18) 1:57:58 Gifts, Loans, Parenting, Wine, Work, & Deep Water (19-20) 2:12:41 Peace, Generosity, Consecration, & Conservatism (21-22) 2:22:54 Deceitful Meat, Alcoholism, Adversity, & Sweetness (23-24) 2:34:40 Hot Coals & Cold Water, to Mock or Not to Mock (25-27) 2:48:53 Wickedness, Repentance, Leadership, & Contentment (28-30) 2:59:17 A Virthous Woman (31) 3:22:58 Introduction to Ecclesiastes 3:35:12 All Is Vanity 3:47:44 To Everything There Is a Season 3:55:44 No Escape from the Grave 4:02:44 Open Your Ears More than Your Mouth 4:11:29 What's the Point? 4:22:28 No Labor in the Grave 4:33:07 The Conclusion of the Whole Matter 4:38:51 Song of Solomon 4:45:57 A Song of Love 5:00:42 Fair as the Moon, Clear as the Sun 5:06:20 Conclusion
8/25/20225 hours, 8 minutes, 55 seconds
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Psalms 101-150: ”One More Strain of Praise”

An in-depth study of Psalms 101-150. This lesson focuses on "the set time," condescension & compassion, forgiveness, hallelujahs, building on the Rock that was rejected, rejoicing in God's word, psalms of ascent, the peace of Jerusalem, the blessing of children, being weaned, the rivers of Babylon, Davidic psalms, doxology, and more. 0:00 Introduction 5:36 Commitment, Complaint, & the Set Time (101-102) 17:29 A Masterpiece of Mercy (103) 34:14 Praise for Creating & Covenanting (104-105) 41:55 Forgiveness & Thanksgiving (106-107) 57:22 Victory & vindication (108-110) 1:10:33 Acrostics & Hallelujahs (111-117) 1:29:31 Building on the Rock You Rejected (118) 1:43:13 Rejoicing in God's Word (119) 2:26:32 Psalms of Ascent (120-126) 2:41:35 The Blessing of Children (127-128) 2:49:49 Completing the Climb (129-136) 3:01:06 By the Rivers of Babylon (137) 3:11:58 Davidic Psalms (138-144) 3:29:27 Praise & a Final Doxology (145-149) 3:40:28 One More Strain of Praise (150) 3:49:03 Conclusion
8/17/20223 hours, 53 minutes, 24 seconds
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Psalms 49-100: ”Make a Joyful Noise”

An in-depth study of Psalms 49-100. This lesson focuses on worldly wealth, covenant renewal, godly sorrow, disloyalty, innocent suffering, rocks & wings, finding family, messianic psalms, envying the wicked, the bitter cup, dealing with depression, gods in embryo, redemptive turbulence, mercy & truth's kiss, wayward children, sanctuaries in time and space, and more. 0:00 Introduction 5:09 Worldly Wealth (49) 12:41 Covenant Renewal (50) 26:12 A Plea for Forgiveness (51) 48:58 Wickedness, Doubt, & Disloyalty (52-55) 1:05:41 Pleas for Help, Mercy, & Vengeance (56-58) 1:14:16 Innocent Suffering, and a Call to Arms (59-60) 1:22:33 Rocks, Wings, Walls, Water, & Weapons (61-64) 1:37:20 Thanksgiving, Finding Family, & the House of the Lord (65-68) 2:01:25 Messianic Psalms & Deep Waters (69-72) 2:18:29 Envying the Wicked, Apostasy, & the Bitter Cup (73-76) 2:29:34 Dealing with Depression (77) 2:40:19 Learning from the Past (78) 2:52:16 Planting & Renewing (79-81) 2:59:58 Gods in Embryo (82) 3:07:15 Redemptive Turbulence & the Temple (83-84) 3:15:31 Mercy & Truth's Kiss (85-87) 3:25:51 Work for the Dead & Wayward Children (88-89) 3:40:11 Long Life, Safety, & Sanctuaries in Time & Space (90-94) 3:56:56 Enthronement Hymns & Psalms of Celebration (95-99) 4:10:42 The Thanksgiving Psalm (100) 4:16:07 Conclusion
8/12/20224 hours, 23 minutes, 17 seconds
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Psalms 1-48: ”The Lord Is My Shepherd”

An in-depth study of Psalms 1-48. This lesson focuses on the power of poetry and music, history & prophecy, pondering & prayer, trouble & trust, messianic messages, the Good Shepherd, the House of the Lord, worthiness & readiness, plea & praise, hiding & hope, forgiveness & relief, songs of Zion, and more. 0:00 Introduction to the Psalms 15:46 Instructional Psalm (1) 22:38 History & Prophecy, David & Absalom (2-3) 33:47 Pondering, Prayer, Penitence, & Precaution (4-7) 45:38 Psalms of Praise (8-9) 53:00 Trouble & Trust (10-14) 1:11:27 Worthiness, Loyalty, Sincerity, & Thanksgiving (15-18) 1:31:05 Creation, Law, & Victory (19-20) 1:35:47 Messianic Psalms, Gethsemane & Calvary (21-22) 1:55:16 The Lord Is My Shepherd (23) 2:05:34 The House of the Lord & Humble Petitions (24-25) 2:14:43 Temple Worthiness & Readiness (26-27) 2:32:32 Plea, Praise, & Prayer (28-30) 2:37:31 Deliverance for Christ & through Christ (31) 2:44:22 Confession, Hiding, & Hope (32-34) 2:55:43 False Witnesses & Wickedness (35-37) 3:04:20 Forgiveness, Relief, & Thanksgiving (38-40) 3:16:36 Breaking Bread & Thirsting after Water (41-45) 3:30:49 Songs of Zion (46-48) 3:38:32 Conclusion
8/3/20223 hours, 44 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Book of Job: ”Yet Will I Trust in Him”

An in-depth study of the book of Job. This lesson focuses on theodicy, Satan's plan, trials & testimony, sin & suffering, reasoning with God, the mortal side of Christ, wickedness & happiness, our day in court, innocence or holiness, wisdom & worthiness, the Creator's Cosmos, a double portion, entitlements & explanations, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:16 Theodicy & the Book of Job 14:32 Perfect Job 21:31 Satan's Plan 33:26 Job's Trials & Testimony 50:11 Physical Suffering & Spiritual Doubt 1:01:39 Friends' Company & Job's Lament 1:16:05 Assuming that Suffering Equals Sin (Eliphaz Round 1) 1:27:16 Job's Self-Defense 1:42:41 Justifying the Lord (Bildad Round 1) 2:01:59 Revealing & Reasoning with God (Zophar Round 1) 2:16:38 Death & Resurrection 2:21:52 Job as Mortal Side of Jesus (Eliphaz Round 2) 2:41:46 Job's Testimony (Bildad Round 2) 2:53:01 Wickedness Never was Happiness (Zophar Round 2) 3:01:07 Accusations & Demanding a Day in Court (Eliphaz Round 3) 3:11:36 Innocence or Holiness (Bildad Round 3) 3:22:13 Wisdom & Worthiness 3:36:01 Job's Closing Argument 3:43:54 Elihu Speaks Up 3:52:48 God is Good and Can Be Trusted 4:16:50 God Reveals Himself 4:30:12 Job Repents & Reviews the Lessons Learned 4:46:19 A Double Portion 4:56:35 Conclusion - The Lesson of Job
7/27/20225 hours, 11 minutes, 22 seconds
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Esther: ”For Such a Time as This”

An in-depth study of the book of Esther. This lesson focuses on objectification and self-respect, overcoming prejudices, preparing to meet the King, courage, the timing of our birth, worthiness and the divine will, pride and self-centeredness, fighting darkness with light, the Feast of Purim, types and shadows of Christ,and more. 0:00 Introduction to the Book of Esther 9:01 Exalting the King & Objectifying the Queen 31:34 Mordecai & Esther 43:16 Avoiding Prejudices 54:15 Preparing to Meet the King 1:01:48 Haman & Mordecai 1:22:20 Esther's Courage 1:46:48 Esther Before the King 2:01:35 Mordecai Is Honored 2:16:50 Haman's Demise 2:24:02 Esther's Real Request 2:35:46 The Feast of Purim 2:48:28 Types of Christ 2:53:45 Conclusion
7/20/20222 hours, 55 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ezra-Nehemiah: Rebuilding the Broken

An in-depth study of the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, which recount the reconstruction of the temple and walls of Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity. This lesson focuses on rebuilding broken things, hindering the work, overcoming opposition, godly sorrow, changing our ways, dealing with depression, rhetoric & ridicule, lifting where we stand, trowel & sword, and more. 0:00 Introduction 3:33 Destruction & Reconstruction 11:49 Prequel to the Return from Babylon 19:00 The Decree of Cyrus 24:50 Returning Remnants & Family Trees 38:07 Rebuilding the Temple 51:49 Hindering the Work 1:13:51 Overcoming Opposition 1:27:21 Ezra & the Second Return 1:46:15 Godly Sorrow for Sin 2:16:23 Changing Our Ways 2:33:56 Nehemiah's Prayer of Repentance 2:44:55 Dealing with Depression 2:57:06 Rhetoric & Ridicule 3:07:52 Lift Where You Stand 3:15:42 Ringing the Bells of Hell 3:28:34 Trowel & Sword 3:43:04 Breaking Economic Bonds 3:49:01 Saying "Oh No" to Ono 4:06:11 Reenthroning the Scriptures 4:14:21 A Historical Prayer 4:28:08 Sealing & Resettling 4:34:19 Remembered by God 4:39:40 Conclusion
7/13/20224 hours, 41 minutes, 57 seconds
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2 Kings 14-25: The Scattering of Israel

An in-depth study of the second half of 2 Kings, which recount the reigns of Amaziah, Uzziah, Ahaz, Hezekiah, and Josiah, kings of Judah. This lesson focuses on establishing historical context for the prophetic books to come, Jeckyl & Hyde, pride, overstepping our bounds, the evolution of apostasy, the ways of the world, the scattering of Israel, rededicating our temples, changing the mind of God, divine absence, the destruction of Jerusalem, and more. 0:00 Introduction 1:06 Historical & Personal Context 9:12 Amaziah's Jeckyl & Hyde 21:18 Pride Goeth Before the Fall 32:10 Uzziah's Help Going to His Head 45:11 Assyria Approaches & the Scattering Begins 57:19 Ahaz & the Evolution of Apostasy 1:21:20 Following the Ways of the World 1:38:11 Explaining the Scattering Play by Play 2:11:42 Hezekiah's Iconoclasm 2:24:27 Cleansing & Rededicating the Temple 2:50:41 Renewing the Passover 3:18:44 Taunting & Trust 3:37:28 Hezekiah & Isaiah 4:02:01 Changing the Mind of God 4:11:43 Tried by God's Absence 4:23:16 Hezekiah's Tunnel 4:29:28 Manasseh's Wickedness & Repentance 4:40:05 Josiah & the Book of the Law 4:54:05 Josiah's Reform 5:13:31 The Babylonian Captivity 5:20:22 The Destruction of Jerusalem 5:26:28 Conclusion
7/7/20225 hours, 31 minutes, 54 seconds
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2 Kings 1-13: The Ministry of Elisha

An in-depth study of 2 Kings 1-13, which recounts the ministry of Elisha. This lesson focuses on passing the mantle, mocking "baldness," the widow's oil, the Shunammite woman, Naaman the leper, Gehazi's greed, floating iron, eyes to see, the end of Ahab & Jezebel, repairing the Temple, a prophet's bones, and more. 0:00 Introduction 3:53 Elijah and the Captains of 50 20:57 Elisha's Loyalty to Elijah 31:11 Elijah Caught Up to Heaven 40:45 Passing the Mantle 56:26 Salting the Spring 1:01:52 Mocking Bald Elisha 1:09:37 Victory Over the Enemies of Israel 1:23:04 The Widow's Oil 1:32:31 Making Room for the Prophet 1:42:26 Raising the Woman's Son 2:06:00 Embodying the Condescension of Christ 2:12:22 Replacing Bad with Good & Inadequacy with Abundance 2:16:22 Naaman the Leper 2:45:15 Gehazi's Greed 3:00:38 Floating Iron 3:07:59 Eyes to See 3:17:28 Scarcity and Abundance 3:39:50 Seeing a Future You're Meant to Avoid 3:54:15 Choosing the Wrong Side of the Family Tree 4:01:51 The Death of Jezebel & the End of Ahab's Line 4:14:49 Jehosheba, Jehoiada, & the Return of the King 4:28:08 Repairing the Temple 4:40:05 Losing a Righteous Influence 4:47:13 The Death of Elisha 4:55:13 Conclusion
6/29/20225 hours, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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1 Kings 12-22: ”How Long Halt Ye Between Two Opinions?”

An in-depth study of 1 Kings 12-22, which recount the reigns of Jeroboam, Rehoboam, Asa, Ahab, and Jehoshaphat, and the ministry of the prophet Elijah. This lesson focuses on overzealousness or laxity, counterfeit or real religion, reform and obedience, wickedness or righteousness, trust in the Lord, false or true prophets, the still, small voice, the valley of decision, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:54 The Books of Chronicles 11:00 Chronicles on David & Solomon 27:12 Rehoboam's Overzealous Leadership 49:29 Jeroboam's Convenient Idolatry 1:02:36 Counterfeit vs. Real Religion 1:14:06 Real Reform & Exact Obedience 1:26:28 Vision in a Blind Seer 1:47:26 Abijam & Asa 2:10:12 Wickedness in Israel 2:17:01 Sealing the Heavens 2:26:20 Elijah & the Widow of Zarephath 2:44:10 Raising the Widow's Son 2:56:42 Elijah & the Priests of Baal 3:37:41 The Still, Small Voice 3:57:09 Elijah Calls Elisha 4:00:05 God of the Hills & Valleys 4:06:47 Misplaced Mercy or Exact Obedience 4:14:15 Ahab & Jezebel 4:20:21 King Jehoshaphat 4:25:22 False Prophets or True? 4:45:23 Jehoshaphat's Repentance & Reform 4:50:38 Fear, Fasting, and Faith 4:59:59 Stand Still & See the Salvation of the Lord 5:09:26 The Valley of Decision 5:15:49 Conclusion
6/22/20225 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds
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2 Samuel 1-1 Kings 11: David & Solomon

An in-depth study of 2 Samuel and the first half of 1 Kings, which recounts the reigns of King David and King Solomon. This lesson focuses on loving your enemies, proclaiming peace, steadying the ark, David and Bathsheba, Amnon and Tamar, the rebellion of Absalom, a prodigal's return, wisdom, largeness of heart, judging without becoming judgmental, building with cedar and gold, temple dedications, worldliness and materialism, and more. 0:00 Introduction 4:30 3 Kings of United Israel 8:50 Mourning for Jonathan & Saul 26:23 David Anointed King of Judah 32:58 Proclaiming Peace 41:17 The Rise of David 53:28 King Over All Israel 1:05:17 Steadying the Ark 1:26:47 Desire to Build the Temple 1:50:18 Extending the Kingdom & Establishing Peace 2:08:45 David & Bathsheba 2:51:05 David's Sin Is Revealed 3:09:24 Amnon & Tamar 3:30:30 Absalom Flees & Returns: Reconciliation 3:47:24 Absalom's Rebellion 4:06:50 The Death of Absalom 4:15:41 Recovering from Rebellion 4:38:56 A Psalm of David 4:46:23 The Arm of Flesh 5:04:55 David's Last Days 5:08:02 Solomon as Successor 5:30:34 The Wisdom of Solomon 5:43:57 Discerning a Mother & Dividing a Child 5:55:56 Largeness of Heart 6:02:44 Building the Temple 6:23:40 Cedar and Gold 6:32:14 The Dedication of the Temple 6:58:02 Wisdom or Wealth? 7:02:21 Worldliness and Materialism 7:19:23 Conclusion
6/15/20227 hours, 24 minutes, 14 seconds
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1 Samuel 8-31: ”The Battle Is the Lord’s”

An in-depth study of 1 Samuel 8-31, which includes the stories of Samuel, Saul, Jonathan, David, Goliath, and Abigail. This lesson focuses on honoring choices you don't agree with, sacrifice & obedience, true courage, the inward vs. the outward, carrying your own shield of faith, love and envy, position or person, loving our enemies, forgiveness and the atonement (the story of Abigail is a must-learn!), and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:23 When a Loved One Makes a Choice You Don't Agree With 26:00 The Samuel Principle 40:12 The Call of Saul 52:51 Saul Anointed & Transformed 1:05:02 Israel United, Rebuked, & Reassured 1:19:46 Saul Offers Sacrifice 1:26:24 No Smiths in Israel 1:33:20 Jonathan & the Philistine Garrison 1:53:44 To Obey Is Better than Sacrifice 2:15:39 Samuel Chooses David 2:31:09 David & Goliath 3:10:29 Jonathan's Love & Saul's Envy 3:43:37 Saul versus David 4:09:37 David Spares Saul's Life 4:20:06 David & Abigail 4:43:18 David Spares Saul Again 4:52:14 The Witch of Endor 5:00:29 David among the Philistines 5:12:45 The End of Saul 5:17:19 Conclusion
6/8/20225 hours, 19 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ruth - 1 Samuel 7: ”Whither Thou Goest...”

An in-depth study of the Book of Ruth and the first 7 chapters of 1 Samuel, which cover the stories of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz, and those of Hannah, Eli, and Samuel. This lesson focuses on living with loss, waiting for blessings, selflessness over selfishness, honoring the stranger, gleaning in the right fields, comforting the afflicted, waiting for blessings, trusting fallible leaders, raiders of the lost ark, and more. 0:00 Introduction to the Book of Ruth 4:18 Famine & Loss 11:44 Thinking of Others or Thinking of Self 26:47 Putting Your Blessings on Hold to Bless Others 31:27 Deciding to Go or to Stay 40:15 Giving In & Going Home 45:43 Gleaning in Boaz's Field 54:17 Providing & Protecting 57:42 Honoring the Stranger 1:03:17 Trust Under the Wings 1:09:05 Going Above & Beyond the Minimum 1:18:13 A Near Kinsman 1:25:26 Gleaning in the Right Fields 1:31:33 Ruth & Boaz at the Threshingfloor 1:42:20 Spreading the Skirt 1:54:10 Redeeming Ruth 2:05:00 Hannah's Portion & Provocation 2:16:06 Comforting the Afflicted 2:21:09 Hannah's Prayer & Eli's Misjudgment 2:36:44 Hannah & Samuel 2:48:45 The Song of Hannah 2:56:09 The Sins of the Sons of Eli 3:12:54 Samuel's Call 3:26:25 Raiders of the Lost Ark 3:35:45 The Consequences of Taking the Ark Unworthily 3:49:44 Returning to the Lord 3:55:26 Conclusion: Ebenezer
6/1/20224 hours, 1 minute, 17 seconds
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The Book of Judges: The Pride Cycle

An in-depth study of the Book of Judges, which recounts round after round of the pride cycle as leadership in Israel passes from judge to judge. This lesson focuses on the pride cycle, an incomplete conquest, mothers in Israel, the song of Deborah, faith and doubt, the parable of the bramble, Jephthah and his daughter, Samson's strength and weakness, the problem of priestcraft, defending virtue, and more. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Old Testament! 0:00 Introduction to the Book of Judges 3:01 The Pride Cycle 14:46 An Incomplete Conquest 23:29 Making the Rounds of Righteousness & Wickedness 43:25 The First Minor Judges 51:24 Deborah & Jael 1:08:06 The Song of Deborah & Mothers in Israel 1:31:45 Gideon's Doubt & Faith 1:54:49 The Sword of the Lord & of Gideon 2:17:28 Gideon's Aftermath 2:29:33 Abimelech's Reign & the Parable of the Bramble 2:44:07 Justice & Mercy, Goodness & Grief 2:52:11 Jephthah & His Daughter 3:14:07 Samson's Strength & Weakness 3:53:49 Samson & Delilah 4:14:46 Micah and the Problem of Priestcraft 4:32:13 The Levite's Concubine and the Price of Virtue 4:59:23 Conclusion
5/25/20225 hours, 3 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Book of Joshua: ”Choose You This Day”

An in-depth study of the Book of Joshua, which recounts Israel's entry into the Promised Land and their conquest of Canaan. This lesson focuses on filling shoes, crossing the Jordan, the Battle of Jericho, Achan the accursed, lengthening our days, the mainstream and the margins, and more. 0:00 Introduction 5:31 Joshua, filling shoes 16:37 Preparing for the Promised Land 34:05 Rahab in Jericho 53:34 Crossing the Jordan River 1:08:02 Magnifying, Memorializing, and Renewing Covenants 1:30:19 The Battle of Jericho 1:46:45 Achan the Accursed 2:19:53 The Battle of Ai 2:25:42 The Gibeonites' Trick 2:37:11 God Fighting Battles & Lengthening Days 2:53:11 The Conquest Continues & Caleb Stakes a Claim 3:10:28 Inheritances in Israel 3:30:15 Mainstream & Margin, Exceptions & Rules 4:12:59 Conclusion
5/18/20224 hours, 16 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Book of Deuteronomy: ”Lest Ye Forget”

An indepth study of the Book of Deuteronomy, which recounts Moses' recitation of the Law before Israel enters the Promised Land. This lesson focuses on urgency & obedience, faith over fear, accepting what God gives you, a God so nigh, staying within the covenant, blessings and curses, choosing life, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:33 The Book of Deuteronomy 9:53 Urgency & Obedience 23:54 Faith over Fear & Honoring Others' Territory 36:11 Learning to Accept What God Gives You 47:06 The Charge to Obey 1:00:18 A God so Nigh 1:11:51 Loving & Remembering God 1:30:55 Staying Within the Covenant 1:41:32 Learning Humility 1:56:52 Obedience, Blessings, & Curses 2:12:45 Snared by False Gods 2:23:45 Being Different & Caring for the Different 2:44:25 True Leaders & True Messengers 2:57:53 Civil Law & the Laws of Enlistment 3:26:54 Transgender 3:37:02 Immorality, Adultery, & Rape 3:47:55 The Fugitive Slave Act, Foreign Labor, & Convicts 4:04:19 Blessings & Memorials 4:12:30 Blessings & Curses 4:22:12 Choose Life 4:33:40 Final Charge & Final Blessings 4:53:22 The Passing of Moses 5:00:04 Conclusion
5/12/20225 hours, 7 minutes, 1 second
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The Book of Numbers: ”Look and Live”

An indepth study of the Book of Numbers, which recounts the Israelites' 40 years of wandering in the wilderness and the lessons they learned along the way. This lesson focuses on ransoming the firstborn, awakening a guilty conscience, balancing flexibility and obedience, murmuring and meekness, faith or fear, the brazen serpent, Balaam's donkey, and more.  0:00 Introduction 2:21 The Book of Numbers: "Wander, Wander, Die" 12:44 Numbering Israel & Setting up Camp 22:08 Setting Up Camp 31:29 Ransoming the Firstborn 51:28 Awakening a Guilty Conscience 1:06:56 Set Apart for God 1:24:26 Gifts to God 1:41:55 Flexibility & Obedience 1:59:09 Murmuring about the Manna 2:18:15 The Meekness of Moses 2:47:05 Spying Out the Land 2:57:16 Faith or Fear 3:14:18 Rebellion in the Ranks 3:36:55 Proof of the Priesthood 3:54:24 Moses' Mistake 4:07:34 The Brazen Serpent 4:20:23 Balaam & the Rewards of Unrighteousness 5:00:18 Idolatry & Adultery 5:09:00 Renumbering Israel & Exceptions to the Rule 5:18:47 Successors & Mentors 5:35:47 Unity & Diversity 5:46:33 Exodus & Inheritance 5:58:59 Conclusion
5/5/20226 hours, 6 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Book of Leviticus (& Exodus 35-40): ”Holiness to the Lord”

An indepth study of the Book of Leviticus, along with Exodus 35-40, which recounts the construction of the Tabernacle and sacrificial rites and religious rituals of ancient Israel. This lesson focuses on the power of symbolism, offering our all, strange fire, cleansing the leper, the Day of Atonement, pilgrimage feasts, knowing the Lord, and more. 0:00 Introduction 1:18 Symbolism 11:51 A Willing and Wise Heart 30:06 Offering Our All 40:35 Melting Down Our Mirrors 45:52 Finishing the Tabernacle 1:00:36 Intro to Leviticus 1:05:55 Burnt Offerings 1:22:08 Meat & Peace Offerings 1:34:58 Sin & Trespass Offerings 1:54:37 Providing for the Priests & Consecrating Them 2:02:43 True Fire and Strange Fire 2:30:34 Clean and Unclean 2:44:37 Quarantining Iniquity 2:54:36 Cleansing the Leper 3:14:18 Issues of Blood 3:22:07 Day of Atonement & the Scapegoat 3:40:45 I Am the Lord 3:48:35 Being Different & Making a Difference 4:04:19 Feasts of the Jewish Calendar 4:08:17 The Strictness of the Law 4:18:34 The Jubilee 4:28:49 Blessings or Curses 4:39:42 Knowing What or Why or Who 4:47:58 Conclusion
4/29/20224 hours, 50 minutes, 4 seconds
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Exodus 24-34: Tabernacle or Golden Calf?

An indepth study of Exodus 24-34, which recounts the design of the Tabernacle and the story of the Golden Calf. This lesson focuses on experiences with God, bearing and wearing the priesthood, plundering the riches of Egypt, glory or goodness, the lesser priesthood, and more. 0:00 Introduction 5:18 Accepting the Law 17:54 Experiences with God 31:49 Designing the Tabernacle 40:45 The Ark of the Covenant 1:01:07 The Table of Shewbread & the Candlestick 1:09:41 The Tent of Testimony 1:29:40 The Priestly Garments 1:59:35 Preparing the Priests 2:09:27 The Incense Altar, Laver, and Anointing Oil 2:22:09 Called to Construct 2:27:19 The Golden Calf 2:50:37 Consuming Consequences 3:07:18 Near or Far from God 3:19:19 Goodness or Glory 3:29:25 New Tablets & Lesser Priesthood 3:45:08 God's Reintroduction 3:50:18 Being True to God 4:00:31 Veiling our Radiance 4:04:59 Conclusion
4/20/20224 hours, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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Exodus 18-23: ”Ascending Sinai”

An indepth study of Exodus 18-23, which recounts Israel's journey to Mount Sinai and the giving of the Ten Commandments and other laws. This lesson focuses on teaching and training, learning to delegate, a peculiar people, the Ten Commandments, civil and criminal law, enforced empathy, and more. 0:00 Introduction 4:53 Jethro, Moses, and the Blessings of Extended Family 15:04 What the Lord has Done 19:31 Learning to Lead: Doing For or Doing To 35:16 Teach Correct Principles & Let Them Govern Themselves 1:08:48 Learning to Delegate 1:26:08 Claiming a Peculiar People 1:35:31 Preparing the People for Sinai 1:58:46 The Ten Commandments (#1-3) 2:15:20 Remembering the Sabbath 2:25:47 Honoring Father & Mother 2:31:08 The Last Five Commandments 2:41:02 Reacting to the Law 2:52:18 Getting Your Ear Pierced 2:58:08 Civil & Criminal Law 3:20:04 Enforced Empathy 3:26:43 Preserving Justice 3:34:07 Pilgrimage Feasts 3:43:38 Preparing for the Promised Land 3:50:54 Conclusion
4/14/20223 hours, 56 minutes, 46 seconds
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Easter Message: ”Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace”

An Easter message focused on the phrase from Hebrews 4:16, "come boldly to the throne of grace." This lesson focuses on the ark of the covenant, the Holy of Holies, recognizing our need for grace, not fearing what others might think, gaining confidence before God, and more. 0:00 Introduction 8:28 Coming Boldly 14:43 The Throne of Grace 19:41 The Holy of Holies 23:16 The Day of Atonement & Raiders of the Lost Ark 29:02 Acknowledging Our Need for Grace 34:22 Fear of What Others Might Think 52:20 Fear of Facing God 58:39 The Compassion & Condescension of Christ 1:15:01 Christ and the Veil 1:19:34 Come unto Christ
4/7/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 38 seconds
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Exodus 14-17: ”Parting the Waters”

An indepth study of Exodus 14-17, which recounts Israel's crossing of the Red, receiving manna from heaven, and murmuring along the way. This lesson focuses on becoming entangled in sin, faith or fear, standing still or moving forward, the sea of faith, not living by bread alone, sustaining the prophet, and more. 0:00 Introduction 6:38 Entangled in Sin 16:45 Faith or Fear 22:19 Stand Still or Move Forward 27:50 Impossible Commands 38:03 Parting the Waters 52:30 Swallowed Up in the Sea 58:15 The Sea of Faith 1:04:42 The Song of Moses 1:21:52 Murmuring at Marah 1:32:25 Manna from Heaven 1:59:14 Memorializing the Manna 2:06:49 More Murmuring 2:18:01 Sustaining the Prophet 2:29:17 Conclusion
3/30/20222 hours, 37 minutes, 18 seconds
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Exodus 7-13: ”Let My People Go”

An indepth study of Exodus 7-13, which recounts the story of Israel's exodus from Egypt, from the first plague to the Passover. This lesson focuses on wandering children, lessons from the plagues, unconditional surrender, Passover symbolism, redeeming the firstborn, leaving Egypt, and more. 0:00 Introduction 1:06 Will Wandering Children Return 6:51 Stephen's Story of Moses 24:28 Hearkening to Prophets 33:08 Moses & Aaron against Pharaoh 37:09 Water to Blood 45:44 Letting Our Sins Go 50:05 Frogs & the Consequences of Sin 1:00:24 Lice & Natural Consequences 1:07:51 Flies & Obeying on Our Terms 1:16:33 Cattle & Distinguishing the Righteous from the Wicked 1:19:36 Boils, Pestilence, & Hitting the Heart 1:24:00 Hail & Deciding for Ourselves 1:35:44 Locusts & Last Chances 1:47:11 Darkness & Total Sacrifice 1:52:47 Plundering the Riches of Egypt 2:04:33 The Final Warning 2:10:16 Passover Symbolism 2:22:38 Besting the Gods of Egypt 2:26:55 The Feast of Unleavened Bread 2:36:27 More Passover Instructions 2:40:59 Unconditional Surrender 2:50:14 More Passover Commandments 3:00:49 Redeeming the Firstborn 3:16:02 Leaving Egypt 3:21:34 Conclusion
3/23/20223 hours, 27 minutes, 15 seconds
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Exodus 1-6: ”The Burning Bush”

An indepth study of Exodus 1-6, which recounts the story of Moses from birth, through his experience at the Burning Bush, to his return to Egypt. This lesson focuses on women of deliverance, defending the defenseless, turning aside to see, the great I AM, trusting God, passing down the covenant, and more.  0:00 Introduction 5:22 A Pharaoh who know not Joseph 13:40 Women of Deliverance 28:35 Entrusting Children to the Lord 53:30 Defending the Defenseless 1:12:50 The Burning Bush 1:27:19 Rounds of Reassurance 1:29:39 Coming to Know I AM 1:38:56 Promised Blessings 1:47:12 Trusting God 1:54:59 Weaknesses & Strengths 2:12:07 Passing Down the Covenant 2:30:37 Moses before Pharaoh 2:36:34 Sacrificing Time & the 2-sided Handcart 2:46:25 Bricks without Straw 2:57:04 An Effectual Struggle Remains 3:05:03 Overcoming Adversity 3:15:22 Conclusion
3/16/20223 hours, 22 minutes, 9 seconds
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Genesis 42-50: ”Joseph & His Brothers”

An indepth study of Genesis 42-50, which recounts the story of Joseph in Egypt and his reconciliation with his brothers. This lesson focuses on faith and forgiveness, types and shadows of Christ, true remorse, transactions or relationships, the Bread of Life, Patriarchal Blessings, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:32 Faith & Forgiveness 7:39 Making Use of the Means 12:00 Getting Past the Strange & Rough 16:07 The Nakedness of the Land 18:38 True Men or True Remorse 30:22 Joseph's Response 33:29 Money in their Sacks 40:41 Collateral & Christ 51:10 Brother Benjamin 56:58 Debt or Gift 1:01:03 The Bitter Cup 1:14:25 Forgiveness & Reconciliation 1:35:15 Joseph & Jacob 1:40:35 Sacrificing all for the Bread of Life 1:55:21 Ephraim & Manasseh 2:17:27 Patriarchal Blessings & the 12 Tribes 2:43:12 Doubting Forgiveness 2:57:36 Joseph's Prophecy of Joseph Smith
3/9/20223 hours, 17 minutes, 31 seconds
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Genesis 37-41: ”Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors”

An indepth study of Genesis 37-41, which recounts the story of Joseph being sold into Egypt and rising to prominence there. This lesson focuses on parental sacrifice, the coat of many colors, morality in the face of temptation, our attitude during adversity, laying up in store, the Hymn of the Pearl, and more. 0:00 Introduction 1:58 The Birth of Benjamin 15:06 Joseph's Birthright 19:25 The Coat of Many Colors 29:19 Joseph's Dreams 36:20 Selling Joseph into Egypt 53:03 Potiphar: Setting the Stage 56:57 Judah & Tamar 1:16:58 Tamar's Twins & Connections to Christ 1:27:16 Joseph & Potiphar 1:32:13 Joseph & Potiphar's Wife 2:02:57 Attitude in Adversity 2:09:53 Interpreting Dreams 2:21:21 Joseph before Pharaoh 2:40:38 Laying Up in Store 2:56:15 The Hymn of the Pearl
3/2/20223 hours, 5 minutes, 35 seconds
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Genesis 28-36: ”Jacob’s Ladder”

An indepth study of Genesis 28-36, which recounts the experiences of Jacob, his marriages to Rachel and Leah, and his reconciliation with Esau. This lesson focuses on the 4 C's (competition, comparison, criticism, and complaint), climbing Jacob's ladder, compensatory blessings, parting ways, the returning prodigal, and more.  0:00 Introduction 2:14 Sharing Spiritual Experiences 4:48 Covenant Marriage 18:33 The Vertical Straight & Narrow 26:06 Renewing the Abrahamic Covenant 28:41 God with us 42:44 Wells of Living Water 45:58 Meeting Rachel 54:54 Rachel & Leah 1:02:07 Jacob's & Rachel's Love 1:08:17 Leah or Rachel 1:15:09 Compensatory Blessings 1:19:49 All in a Name 1:25:30 Familial Arms Race 1:42:15 Remembered by God 1:48:16 Jacob's Flocks 1:56:21 Tangible Supports to Intangible Faith 2:01:58 Parting Ways 2:18:16 Letting them Leave 2:42:38 Returning to the Promised Land 2:51:59 Wrestling the Angel 3:03:29 The Prodigal Son 3:10:56 Reunion with our Elder Brother 3:22:28 The Rape of Dinah 3:30:35 Misusing the Covenant 3:41:52 Back to Bethel
2/23/20223 hours, 53 minutes, 56 seconds
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Genesis 24-27: ”Isaac & Rebekah”

An indepth study of Genesis 24-27, which recounts the experiences of Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, and Esau. This lesson focuses on covenant couples, honoring agency in marriage, joining families, barrenness and birth, prizing the promises, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:44 A Last Look at Lot 5:12 Salting the Earth 7:25 Creating Covenant Couples 12:38 Honoring Agency in Marriage 18:50 Holding the High Ground 22:41 Seeking a Covenant Companion 32:14 Remarkable Rebekah 45:17 Entwining Family Trees 52:42 The Right Place at the Right Time 58:01 Giving a Faithful Narraive 1:04:19 Speaking Kindly & Truly 1:09:03 Failed Hopes or False Conclusions 1:15:05 Urgency & Decisiveness 1:23:27 The Passing of Parents 1:28:50 Barrenness and Birth 1:38:01 Personalities of Esau & Jacob 1:46:52 Degrees of (Social) Glory 1:52:41 The Mess of Pottage 2:01:42 Renewing the Covenant 2:07:41 Isaac & Abimelech 2:25:05 "Stealing" the Blessing 2:41:07 Judging Jacob 2:46:10 Esau's Remorse 2:58:30 Covenant Continuation 3:00:55 Conclusion
2/16/20223 hours, 9 minutes, 38 seconds
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Genesis 18-23: ”Abraham & Isaac”

An indepth study of Genesis 18-23, which recounts the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the account of Abraham and Isaac. This lesson focuses on the law of hospitality, Sarah's laughter, the sanctuary of standards, the sins of Sodom, sacrifice and faith, wrenching the heart strings, and more.  0:00 Introduction 1:53 True Messengers 4:32 Hospitality 10:00 Sarah's Laughter 17:48 Pleasure this Side of Paradise 20:02 Too Hard for God 25:23 Revealing Secrets 29:13 Condescension & Comprehension 33:19 Bartering with God 44:10 Inching Toward Sodom 48:42 The Sanctuary of Standards 54:07 Sins of Sodom 1:12:35 Homosexuality 1:45:50 Standing Up to Sodom 2:03:19 Fleeing Sodom 2:13:55 Don't Look Back 2:19:22 Lot's Daughters 2:24:37 Sarah's Repeated Test 2:29:16 Abraham & Abimelech 2:41:07 Isaac's Birth 2:47:00 Hagar & Ishmael 2:58:43 Making Peace 3:02:31 Abraham & Isaac 3:16:20 Sacrifice 3:26:01 Teaching the Atonement 3:38:49 The Death of Sarah 3:45:11 The Faith of Abraham & Sarah 3:52:48 Life from Death
2/9/20223 hours, 59 minutes, 54 seconds
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Genesis 12-17; Abraham 1-2: ”Abraham & Sarah”

An indepth study of Genesis 12-17 and Abraham 1-2, which recounts the life of Abraham and Sarah leading up to the birth of Isaac. This lesson focuses on the Abrahamic Covenant, the blessings of the fathers, exclusivity and inclusivity, choosing between Sodom and Salem, pride from above and pride from below, the significance of circumcision, and more. 0:00 Welcome 3:32 Looking to Abraham & Sarah 10:09 Looking for More 14:40 The Fathers vs. My Fathers 21:36 The Daughters of Onitah 26:47 Abraham Delivered & Called 33:18 Journey to the Promised Land 40:43 Priesthood Promises 44:43 The Importance of Posterity 47:02 Temple Sealings & the Abrahamic Covenant 50:49 Exclusivity vs. Inclusivity 57:19 Seeking & Finding 1:02:21 Establishing Altars 1:10:41 The Sacrifice of Sarah 1:23:43 Abraham & Lot 1:37:43 Rescuing Lot 1:45:36 Sodom or Salem 1:53:40 Melchizedek 2:06:14 The Promise of Seed 2:14:33 The Confines of Covenant 2:19:52 Waiting for the Cup to Fill 2:28:17 Sarah & Hagar 2:40:51 Pride from Above and Pride from Below 2:49:55 Facing Awkward Conversations 2:53:19 Ishmael 2:57:58 Covenant Renewed 3:03:20 Circumcision 3:10:43 Sarah 3:19:58 Immediate Obedience 3:21:45 Wanting the Blessings of Abraham
2/2/20223 hours, 34 minutes, 42 seconds
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Genesis 6-11; Moses 8: ”The Flood”

An indepth study of Genesis 6-11 and Moses 8, which recounts the ministry of Noah, the Flood, and the Tower of Babel. This lesson focuses on Falls and Floods, ignoring consequences, preachers of righteousness, the Ark and the Temple, a New Creation, the Rainbow, shortcuts to heaven, and more.  0:00 Welcome 2:10 3 Falls & 3 Floods 6:31 Marriage Outside the Covenant 10:10 Refusing to Hearken 12:05 Ignoring Consequences 15:43 Violence & Corruption 21:58 Caught Up or Held Back 27:07 Noah's Character & Commission 37:35 Flood & Famine 40:09 A Merciful Flood 54:07 The Ark 1:06:51 Gopher Wood & Pitch 1:14:17 A New Creation 1:20:06 The Rainbow 1:30:33 Wickedness Resumes 1:32:02 Animals' Fear of Man 1:37:24 Noah, Ham, & the Curse of Canaan 1:52:46 The Tower of Babel 2:04:09 Conclusion
1/26/20222 hours, 7 minutes, 10 seconds
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Moses 7: ”The Lord Called His People Zion”

An indepth study of Moses 7, which recounts the visions of Enoch and Zion being caught up to heaven. This lesson focuses on building Zion, the devil's laughter, the God Who weeps, coming to know God's heart, Mother Earth, flooding the world with truth, and more. 0:00 Welcome 1:59 Joseph Smith Translation and Moses 7 7:26 Building Zion 12:47 Study of Moses 7 15:52 Conversations at Higher Elevations 19:37 Wickedness Spreads 26:29 Enoch's Faith, Power, & Language 31:16 Zion, City of Holiness 39:34 Visions of Wickedness 42:49 Satan's Laughter 48:01 Noah's Converts 49:55 A Weeping God 1:00:33 The Two Great Commandments 1:05:04 The Wickedness of the World 1:09:26 Sorrow over Our Suffering 1:15:45 The Suffering of the Savior 1:18:14 Understanding God's Heart 1:22:11 The Flood 1:26:49 The Coming of Christ 1:29:38 Mother Earth 1:40:42 A Flood of Truth 1:49:23 Conclusion
1/19/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 54 seconds
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Genesis 5; Moses 6: ”Teach these Things Freely”

An indepth study of Genesis 5 and Moses 6, which recounts the genealogy of Adam and the ministry of Enoch. This lesson focuses on experiential knowledge, multi-generational families of faith, the sense of inadequacy, divine reassurances, moving mountains and rerouting rivers, celestial homesickness, and more. 0:00 Introduction 0:59 Moses 6-7 background 4:06 Cognitive vs. Experiential Knowledge 9:28 Artwork of Cain & Abel 17:47 The Births of Cain and Seth 23:01 Naming Seth 25:53 Genealogy of Adam 29:27 Pulled between Opposing Forces 35:12 Multigenerational Families of Faith 38:52 Scriptural Literacy 42:18 Passing down Priesthood 46:36 Prophesying & Preaching 49:52 Enoch 54:29 Heart, Ears, and Eyes 59:44 What Enoch was Up Against 1:04:11 Sense of Inadequacy 1:07:54 Divine Reassurance 1:13:38 Opening Ears & Filling Mouths 1:26:23 Moving Mountains & Rerouting Rivers 1:30:23 Spiritual Sight 1:37:23 Reactions to the Call to Repent 1:40:37 A Wild Man 1:46:21 Knowing Those Who Know God 1:49:34 Enoch's (and Adam's) Message 2:00:15 Tasting and Prizing 2:07:35 The Law of the Gospel; Birth & Rebirth 2:18:13 Celestial Homesickness 2:24:08 Conclusion
1/12/20222 hours, 28 minutes, 50 seconds
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Genesis 3-4; Moses 4-5: ”Choose for Thyself” (The Fall)

An indepth study of the Fall accounts in Genesis 4-5 and Moses 4-5. This lesson focuses on stages of faith, Lucifer's rebellion, temptation, the Fortunate Fall, Eve's courageous decision, risking death for a greater life, hiding from Heaven, coats of skins, Cain and Abel, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:07 Introducing the Fall 4:09 Stages of Faith 15:48 Proving Contraries 19:34 The Fall of Lucifer 38:00 Tempting Eve 43:38 Preserving Agency & Accountability 51:04 The Evolution of Sin 57:20 Adam's Choice & Eve's Proposal 1:04:13 The Fortunate Fall 1:13:00 Beguiled? Deciding Alone 1:18:50 Willing to Risk It 1:26:17 Hiding their Nakedness 1:37:14 Curses as Blessings in Disguise 1:42:44 And He Shall Rule Over Thee 1:51:15 Thorns & Thistles, Sweat & Bread 1:56:09 Eve as Mother 1:59:31 Coats of Skins 2:01:38 Cherubim: Time to Prepare 2:11:16 Learning the Law of Sacrifice 2:25:13 The Real Fall 2:28:49 Faith to Have a Family 2:35:03 Cain & Satan 2:43:07 Cain & Abel 2:49:52 Cain's Posterity 2:55:22 Redemption from the Fall 2:57:56 Artwork from Eden
1/6/20223 hours, 5 minutes, 36 seconds
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Genesis 1-2; Moses 2-3; Abraham 4-5: ”In the Beginning”

An indepth study of the Creation accounts in Genesis 1-2, Moses 2-3, and Abraham 4-5. This lesson focuses on spiritual principles in the days of Creation, spiritual and physical creation, being children of God, the Sabbath, the symbolism of "dust" and "rib," the need for a "help meet," being "naked and unashamed," the Christ in creation, and more. 0:00 Introduction 0:57 Studying the Creation: scientifically or spiritually 11:59 Creation accounts 23:11 Premortal Plan / Spiritual Creation 27:38 Creation ex nihilo 33:26 Overarching lessons from Creation 45:47 Days of Creation 46:57 Day 1 51:59 Day 2 55:44 Day 3 1:00:36 Day 4 1:03:28 Day 5 1:05:41 Day 6 1:06:57 Day 7 1:13:29 Review of Days 1:14:59 Children of God 1:26:42 The Temple in Genesis 2 1:28:26 Initiatory: Dust and Rib 1:39:06 Endowment: The Garden of Eden 1:43:46 Sealing: Eve and Womanhood 2:05:40 Naked and Not Ashamed 2:09:47 Christ in Creation
12/31/20212 hours, 14 minutes, 11 seconds
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Moses 1; Abraham 3: ”My Work and My Glory”

An indepth study of Moses 1 and Abraham 3, which tell of Moses' epiphanies and Abraham's astronomy/theology lesson. This lesson focuses on proving the contraries of "the Infinite" and "the Intimate" when it comes to God, and "Dust" and "Divinity" when it comes to ourselves; overcoming the adversary; focusing on what matters most; the "orbits" of stars and souls; the premortal plan; and more. 0:00 Welcome Back! 4:17 Old Testament Intro 24:18 Background of Moses 1 35:31 Approach to Old Testament study 39:29 Study of Moses 1 40:25 God's Work and Glory 47:01 Coming into God's Presence 49:43 The Infinite and the Intimate 1:07:32 Dust and Divinity 1:15:32 Overcoming the Adversary 1:51:12 The Second Round of Revelation 1:55:49 Science and Religion 2:05:42 Things that Matter Most 2:10:39 Study of Abraham 1 2:36:48 Controversy over the Book of Abraham
12/26/20212 hours, 49 minutes, 21 seconds
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Official Declarations 1 & 2: ”Long Promised Day” (polygamy and race & the priesthood)

An indepth study of Official Declarations 1 & 2, the Manifesto of Wilford Woodruff ending the practice of plural marriage, and the revelation of Spencer W. Kimball extending the priesthood to all worthy males, regardless of race. This lesson focuses on plural marriage, prophetic guidance, independent testimony, non-negotiables, dealing with change, racial issues in LDS history, and more. Time stamps:    - Background on Official Declaration #1 - 1:46    - Study of Official Declaration #1 - 30:37    - Excerpts of 3 addresses by Wilford Woodruff - 46:54    - Navigating Change - 1:23:59    - Background on Official Declaration #2 - 1:31:05    - Study of Official Declaration #2 - 2:18:48
12/7/20212 hours, 39 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Articles of Faith: ”We Believe”

A verse-by-verse study of the Articles of Faith, Joseph Smith's 1842 summary of the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This lesson focuses on Trinitarianism, the Fall, the Atonement, Faith in Christ, scripture, revelation, the Second Coming, religious freedom, Christlike attributes, and more. Time stamps:    - Background on Official Declarations 1 & 2 - 2:16    - Background on the Articles of Faith - 10:59    - Study of the Articles of Faith - 23:00
12/5/20212 hours, 2 minutes, 43 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 137-138: ”The Heavens were Opened”

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 137-138, Joseph Smith's 1836 vision of the Celestial Kingdom and Joseph F. Smith's 1918 vision of the redemption of the dead. This lesson focuses on God's surprising generosity, the salvation of children, the fate of the unevangelized, pondering the scriptures, multiplying time by multiplying messengers, God's "paternal regard" and "ample provision," and more. Time stamps:    - Historical background - 3:10    - Study of D&C 137 - 6:33    - Study of D&C 138 - 35:11
11/27/20212 hours, 11 minutes, 26 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 135-136: ”Endings and Beginnings” (The Martyrdom of Joseph Smith)

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 135-136, John Taylor's description of the martyrdom of Joseph Smith and a revelation to Brigham Young as the pioneers were pursuing their westward journey. This lesson focuses on the last days of Joseph Smith, a rhetorical analysis of the Nauvoo Expositor, Joseph Smith's role in extending the blessings of salvation through Christ, our journey through the wilderness, preparing for those who come behind, comparing the Exoduses of ancient and modern Israel, the "Wander, Wander Die" principle, and more. Time stamps:    - Background on the Martyrdom of Joseph Smith - 4:34    - The Nauvoo Expositor - 15:10    - Study of D&C 135 - 45:28    - Study of D&C 136 - 1:32:46
11/21/20212 hours, 35 minutes, 26 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 133-134: ”Go Ye Out of Babylon”

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 133-134, the appendix of the Doctrine and Covenants and a statement of beliefs regarding governments. This lesson focuses on preparing for the Second Coming, Zioni vs. Babylon, the shortest verse in all scripture, a prophet of the lost tribes, robes of reminding red, the separation of Church and State, the free exercise of religion, cultural compromises regarding slavery, and more. Time stamps:    - Background of D&C 133 - 3:43    - Study of D&C 133 - 10:17    - Study of D&C 134 - 1:43:31
11/14/20212 hours, 41 minutes, 51 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 132: ”The New & Everlasting Covenant” (part 2 of 2 - Celestial Marriage & Plural Marriage)

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 132, a revelation about eternal marriage and plural marriage. This lesson focuses on the oversexualization of society, rules and exceptions, legal loopholes, the law of God, till death do you part, the weight of glory, revelation and commandment, Abrahamic tests, Emma Smith, and more.
11/9/20213 hours, 20 minutes, 46 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 129-131: ”The New & Everlasting Covenant” (part 1 of 2)

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 129-131, revelations about discerning heavenly messengers, miscellaneous items of instruction, and the highest degree of the Celestial Kingdom. This lesson focuses on studying plural marriage, discerning truth from error, glorified sociality, the Urim & Thummim, knowledge and intelligence, exaltation, having your calling and election made sure, and more. Time stamps:    - Studying Plural Marriage - 2:08    - Study of D&C 129 - 11:50    - Study of D&C 130 - 35:55    - Study of D&C 131 - 1:39:24
11/8/20212 hours, 3 minutes, 51 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 125-128: ”For the Living and the Dead”

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 125-128, revelations about building up the Church near Nauvoo, the ministry of Brigham Young, and baptisms for the dead. This lesson focuses on how we live vs. where we live, unity and diversity, religious work/life balance, exploratory interviews, attitude in adversity, bold and binding doctrines, welding links, scriptural flexibility, exclamation points, and more. Time stamps:    - Historical Background - 0:45    - Study of D&C 125 - 10:47    - Study of D&C 126 - 28:15    - Study of D&C 127 - 45:59    - Study of D&C 128 - 1:16:36
10/27/20212 hours, 40 minutes, 4 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 124: ”A House unto My Name”

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 124, a revelation regarding the building up of Nauvoo, particularly the Nauvoo Temple and the Nauvoo House. This lesson focuses on bold proclamations, integrity vs. "iffyness," baptisms for the dead, order vs. enthusiasm, Temple ordinances, accepting will for deed, welcoming weary travelers, "investing" in the Kingdom of God, and more.
10/23/20212 hours, 55 minutes, 46 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 121-123: ”Peace Be unto Thy Soul”

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 121-123, excerpts from a letter written by Joseph Smith while imprisoned in Liberty Jail. This lesson focuses on faith through affliction, enduring it well, false accusations, the knowledge of God, unrighteous dominion, confidence before God, hitting Rock bottom, the chains of hell, remaining workways, and more.  Time stamps:    - Historical Background - 3:19    - Study of D&C 121 - 19:09    - Study of D&C 122 - 1:53:56    - Study of D&C 123 - 2:12:33
10/16/20212 hours, 49 minutes, 53 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 115-120: ”Sacrifice Shall Be More Sacred”

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 115-120, revelations about establishing the Church in Far West, Missouri. This lesson focuses on the name of the Church, lights and standards, cornerstones and capstones, divine patterns, Adam-ondi-Ahman, overcoming materialism and covetousness, impossible missions, tithing, and more.  Time stamps:    - Historical Background - 5:31    - Study of D&C 115 - 12:31    - Study of D&C 116 - 57:03    - Study of D&C 117 - 1:08:13    - Study of D&C 118 - 1:44:15    - Study of D&C 119 - 2:07:48    - Study of D&C 120 - 2:21:11
10/9/20212 hours, 30 minutes, 26 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 111-114: ”All Things for Your Good”

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 111-114, revelations about a trip to Salem, Massachusetts, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, questions from the book of Isaiah, and filling vacancies in Church leadership. This lesson focuses on the best of times and the worst of times, trust vs. cynicism, divinity vs. humanity, bringing faith out of folly, the heads and tails of individual attributes, treasures of many kinds, screenwriter vs. coach, filling shoes, asking questions, scriptural flexibility, and more. Time stamps:    - Historical Background - 0:41    - Study of D&C 111 - 14:40    - Study of D&C 112 - 55:08    - Study of D&C 114 - 1:45:36    - Study of D&C 113 - 1:53:15
9/30/20212 hours, 24 minutes, 18 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 109-110: ”A Place of My Holiness”

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 109-110, the dedicatory prayer of the Kirtland Temple and an account of the visitation of heavenly beings there. This lesson focuses on the temple and personal sacrifice, growing up in God, repentance, holding a name and standing, the face of Christ, priesthood keys, leaving different, and more. Time stamps:    - Historical Background - 3:00    - Study of D&C 109 - 27:42    - Study of D&C 110 - 2:21:52
9/21/20212 hours, 52 minutes, 47 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 106-108: ”To Have the Heavens Opened”

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 106-108, revelations given to Warren Cowdery and Lyman Sherman and a revelation on priesthood and priesthood organization. This lesson focuses on peer pressure, types of priesthood, the significance of Melchizedek, presiding quorums, balancing equality and hierarchy, decision making, leaving people better than you found them, and more.  Time stamps:    - Historical Context - 2:59    - Study of D&C 106 - 12:22    - Study of D&C 107 - 22:13    - Study of D&C 108 - 2:16:10 Link to video of press conference with President Eyring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8tcc...
9/14/20212 hours, 37 minutes, 25 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 102-105: ”The Redemption of Zion”

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 102-105, revelations organizing a high council in Kirtland, providing for the poor and needy, and calling and later disbanding Zion's Camp. This lesson focuses on delegation, worthiness and competence, Church discipline, advance notice, redemption through power, providing in the Lord's own way, stewardship vs. ownership, dealing with debt, transcendent vs. transactional sacrifice, and more. Time stamps:    - Historical Context - 2:16    - Study of D&C 102 - 7:45    - Study of D&C 103 - 52:54    - Study of D&C 104 - 1:39:43    - Study of D&C 105 - 2:55:15
9/7/20213 hours, 40 minutes, 56 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 98-101: ”Be Still and Know”

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 98-101, revelations regarding the persecution the Saints were facing in Missouri, as well as several missions various Saints were serving. This lesson focuses on attitude in adversity, the law of the land, passing our proving grounds, just war theory, maintaining the moral high ground, entrusting your family to God, science and creation, watchmen on the tower, the U.S. Constitution, the flip side of freedom, and more. Time stamps:    - Historical Context - 1:16    - Study of D&C 98 - 13:07    - Study of D&C 99 - 1:25:36    - Study of D&C 100 - 1:36:13    - Study of D&C 101 - 1:52:09
8/31/20213 hours, 44 minutes, 53 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 94-97: "For the Salvation of Zion"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 94-97, revelations regarding the construction of temples in Kirtland and Independence. This lesson focuses on the 3 Ss of gospel teaching, cedar and gold, following the Lord's patterns, darkness at noon day, balancing dominion and delegation, removing incumbrances, observing our covenants by sacrifice, building or becoming, and more. Time stamps:    - Principles of Gospel Teaching - 2:30    - Making Scripture Relevant - 7:21    - Study of D&C 94 - 20:28    - Study of D&C 95 - 48:35    - Study of D&C 96 - 1:33:47    - Study of D&C 97 - 1:44:35
8/24/20212 hours, 31 minutes, 36 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 93: "Who & How We Worship"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 93, a revelation explaining who and how we worship. This lesson focuses on ignorantly worshipping, seeing and knowing God, Christ's condescension, "grace for grace" and "grace to grace," perpetual progress, raising children in light and truth, and more. Plus parallels to the King Follett Discourse.
8/17/20212 hours, 4 minutes, 48 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 89-92: "A Word of Wisdom"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 89-92, revelations regarding the Word of Wisdom, the First Presidency, and the Apocrypha. This lesson focuses on body, mind, and spirit, "weak" Saints, commercialism and consumerism, physical and spiritual health, the oracles of God, balancing limits and love, welcoming new members, judging potential sources of truth, and more. Time stamps:    - Study of D&C 89 - 2:45    - Study of D&C 90 - 1:28:54    - Study of D&C 92 - 2:40:27    - Study of D&C 91 - 2:47:11
8/10/20212 hours, 59 minutes, 50 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 88: "Every Needful Thing"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 88, a revelation known as "the Olive Leaf," the Lord's message of peace to us. This lesson focuses on the Savior's peace, the Second Comforter, the Light of Christ, the relationship of law and glory, like attracting like, finding God in nature, worlds without number, the purposes of education, a mini Book of Revelation, building the Temple, the School of the Prophets, and more. 
8/5/20213 hours, 17 minutes, 4 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 85-87: "Wheat & Tares"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 85-87, a revelation clarifying consecration in Zion, an explanation of the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares, and a prophecy on war. This lesson focuses on discerning differences, record keeping, enrolling in Sainthood 101, "the one mighty and strong," steadying the ark, scripture study, working across the soil spectrum, wars and rumors of wars, running to "home base," and more. Time stamps:    - Study of D&C 85 - 6:16    - Study of D&C 86 - 1:08:19    - Study of D&C 87 - 1:49:22
7/27/20212 hours, 19 minutes, 36 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 84: "The Power of Godliness"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 84, a revelation on priesthood, the word of God, and missionary work. This lesson focuses on restoring God's people, priesthood ordinances and ordination, the differences between the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods, member missionary work, homing beacons and tuning forks, the Book of Mormon, and more. Time stamps:    - Background of D&C 84 - 4:43    - Priesthood - 7:17    - The Word of God - 1:26:04    - Missionary Work - 2:11:09
7/22/20213 hours, 14 minutes, 9 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 81-83: "Much Given, Much Required"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 81-83, revelations concerning the calling of a counselor to Joseph Smith, the organization of the United Firm, and caring for widows and orphans. This lesson focuses on filling leadership holes, being faithful in counsel, balancing initiative and deference, falling back into former sins, spiritual musical chairs, binding God, spiritual border wars, learning from Babylon, regular maintenance, and more. Time stamps:    - Study of D&C 81 - 6:45    - Study of D&C 82 - 35:39    - Study of D&C 83 - 1:40:20
7/14/20212 hours, 4 minutes, 21 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 77-80: "I Will Lead You Along"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 77-80, an explanation of parts of the Book of Revelation, a revelation organizing the United Firm, and the calling of several missionaries. This lesson focuses on struggles with symbolism, asking questions, life on a sea of glass, opening the 7 seals, programs vs. principles, becoming independent above, the gift of companions, and more. Time stamps:    - Study of D&C 77 - 3:31    - Study of D&C 78 - 1:23:03    - Study of D&C 79 - 1:55:02    - Study of D&C 80 - 2:07:35
7/8/20212 hours, 17 minutes, 8 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 76: "The Wonders of Eternity"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 76, the vision of the degrees of glory. This lesson focuses on peeking into heaven, taking off the blinders, balancing Calvinism and Universalism, foregrounding Jesus in the Plan, marveling and meditating, worlds without number, Sons of Perdition, the Celestial, Terrestrial, and Telestial Kingdoms, and more. Time stamps:    - Historical Background of the Vision - 6:59    - Promises - 16:06    - Processes - 30:43    - Vision of the Father and the Son - 51:55    - Vision of Lucifer's Fall - 1:07:27    - Vision of the Sons of Perdition - 1:18:37    - Near-Universal Salvation - 1:35:18    - Vision of the Celestial Kingdom - 1:51:08    - Vision of the Terrestrial Kingdom - 2:09:55    - Vision of the Telestial Kingdom - 2:20:10   Poetic Version of D&C 76 - http://mldb.byu.edu/jsmith1.htm Side-by-side comparison of D&C 76 and Poetic Version - https://faculty.cs.byu.edu/~clement/rel325/vision-poem.pdf
6/30/20213 hours, 2 minutes, 32 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 71-75: "No Weapon...Shall Prosper"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 71-75, revelations regarding work on the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible, an explanation of 1 Corinthians 7:14, and the callings of bishops and missionaries. This lesson focuses on defending the faith, combatting falsehood, knowing our carrying capacity, being wise stewards, judging our rejectors, mixed-faith marriages, scriptural interpretation, and more. The discussion of D&C 71 is particularly relevant for those in faith crisis, and the study of D&C 74 is intended primarily for any whose spouse has lost their faith. Time stamps:    - Historical background of D&C 71 - 2:34    - Study of D&C 71 - 6:35    - Study of D&C 73 - 56:48    - Study of D&C 72 - 1:07:12    - Study of D&C 75 - 1:43:04     - Study of D&C 74 - 2:09:37
6/23/20212 hours, 54 minutes, 44 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 67-70: "Stewards Over the Revelations"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 67-70, revelations regarding the canonization and publication of the Book of Commandments. This lesson focuses on scripture study, canonization, gaining a testimony, parting the veil, speaking by the Spirit, intentional parenting, and more. Time stamps:    - Principles of Scripture Study - 1:06    - Canonization of the Book of Commandments - 13:24    - Study of D&C 67 - 29:56    - Study of D&C 68 - 1:24:35    - Study of D&C 69 - 2:20:59    - Study of D&C 70 - 2:32:12
6/16/20212 hours, 54 minutes, 57 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 64-66: "The Heart & a Willing Mind"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 64-66, revelations Joseph Smith received after returning to Ohio from Missouri. This lesson focuses on proving contraries, constant course correction (including the Church's recent LGBTQ+ policies), overcoming the world, forgiveness without double victimization, justifying justice, fire insurance, giving God our hearts, and more. Time stamps:    - An explanation of "Proving Contraries" - 1:31    - Historical background of D&C 64 - 7:34    - Constant adjustments (discussion of Church's LGBTQIA+ policies) - 13:48    - Study of D&C 64 - 26:48    - Study of D&C 66 - 2:07:17    - Study of D&C 65 - 2:31:48
6/9/20212 hours, 49 minutes, 46 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 63: "Do According to Wisdom"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 63, a revelation concerning the settlement of Kirtland and Independence. This lesson focuses on jumping the gun, the Lord's chastisement, power vs. permission, sign-seeking, guilt by association, the transfiguration, agency and inspiration, how vs. how much, possessive pronouns, and more. Time stamps:    - Historical background of D&C 63 - 6:07    - Study of D&C 63 - 14:01
6/2/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 8 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 60-62: "A Way for the Journeying"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 60-62, revelations regarding the Elders' return from Missouri. This lesson focuses on returning from service, hiding our talents, when God has no preference, justification and sanctification, an RMTC, fast and slow, dangers on the water, and more. Time stamps:    - Study of D&C 60 - 6:50    - Study of D&C 61 - 58:20    - Study of D&C 62 - 1:53:11
5/26/20212 hours, 8 minutes, 38 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 58-59: "Anxiously Engaged"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 58-59, revelations received shortly after the Saints' arrival in Missouri. This lesson focuses on dealing with disappointment, the "feast of fat things," optimistic testimony, "residing" in our responsibilities, agents and objects, confessing and forsaking, being crowned with commandments, the Sabbath Day, God's pet peeves, and more. Time stamps:    - Study of D&C 58 - 10:02    - Study of D&C 59 - 2:06:14
5/20/20213 hours, 8 minutes, 36 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 51-57: "Planted in this Place"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 51-57, revelations concerning the Saints' migration to Missouri. This lesson focuses on equality vs. equivalence, caring for our own and others, treating the temporary as permanent, iron rods and Liahonas, fixity vs. flexibility, adjusting to others' agency, and more.   Time stamps: - Study of D&C 51 - 8:20 - Study of D&C 52 - 47:46 - Study of D&C 53 - 1:24:36 - Study of D&C 54 - 1:32:39 - Study of D&C 55 - 1:41:20 - Study of D&C 56 - 1:50:52 - Study of D&C 57 - 2:19:38
5/13/20212 hours, 37 minutes, 22 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 49-50: "Brighter & Brighter"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 49-50, revelations about a mission to the Shakers and the detection of false spirits. This lesson focuses on growing in understanding, building up without tearing down, divinely ordained marriage, religious excess, deception and hypocrisy, teaching and learning in the Lord's way, and more. Time stamps:    - "Mental Hooks" in scripture study - 2:55    - Historical background of D&C 49 - 12:05    - Study of D&C 49 - 37:10    - Historical background of D&C 50 - 1:24:02    - Study of D&C 50 - 1:34:17
5/6/20212 hours, 36 minutes, 3 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 46-48: "The Best Gifts"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 46-48, revelations about church meetings and spiritual gifts, the office of Church historian, and the settlement of the Saints moving to Ohio. This lesson focuses on "visitors welcome," a winking God, gifts of the Spirit, history, saving money, and more. Time stamps:    - Study of D&C 46 - 3:35    - Study of D&C 47 - 1:14:37    - Study of D&C 48 - 1:23:09
4/29/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 12 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 45: "They That Are Wise"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 45, a revelation about the Second Coming and the New Jerusalem. This lesson focuses on enduring falsehoods and foolishness, Christ as our defense attorney, God's reasoning and wisdom, the Lord's promises in troubling times, the passive voice, gathering around the globe, and more.
4/21/20212 hours, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 41-44: "My Law"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 41-44, revelations about the office of Bishop, the Law of Consecration (and other laws of the gospel), the Second Coming, and the need for conferences of the Church. This lesson focuses on unity and diversity, purity of heart, the Lord's perspective on economics, capitalism and communism, faith to be healed, the Lord's "snooze bar," and more. Time stamps:    - Study of D&C 41 - 2:25    - Historical background of D&C 42    - 39:26 - Study of D&C 42 - 45:37    - Study of the Law of Consecration - 1:15:29    - Study of D&C 43 - 2:25:20    - Study of D&C 44 - 2:52:25
4/15/20212 hours, 59 minutes, 39 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 37-40: "Be One"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 37-40, revelations about gathering to Ohio, preparing to receive the Law of Consecration, and the promise (and subsequent broken promise) of James Covel. This lesson focuses on inconvenient sacrifices, consecration and the endowment of power, secret enemies and gradual destruction, materialism, oneness, commitment, pruning, and more.  Time stamps:    - Study of D&C 37 - 5:04    - Study of D&C 38 - 22:25    - Study of D&C 39 - 1:46:41    - Study of D&C 40 - 2:17:04
4/9/20212 hours, 35 minutes, 5 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 30-36: "Preach My Gospel"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 30-36, a series of revelations calling several individuals to a variety of missions. This lesson focuses on fears, family burdens, missionary blessings, true empathy, identifying those who are prepared for the gospel, "threshing" the nations, the Joseph Smith Translation, being bound by covenants, and more. Time stamps:    - Study of D&C 30 - 6:17    - Study of D&C 31 - 31:34    - Study of D&C 32 - 1:13:41    - Study of D&C 33 - 1:32:30    - Study of D&C 34 - 1:59:51    - Study of D&C 35 - 2:12:32    - Study of D&C 36 - 3:09:33
4/5/20213 hours, 19 minutes, 58 seconds
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Easter Message 2021

After describing two of my most meaningful Easters, I explain the addition of experiences, subtraction of Spirit, multiplication of agonies, and division of soul that make up what Elder Neal A. Maxwell called "the awful arithmetic of the Atonement." What did Jesus Christ's ordeal in the Garden of Gethsemane entail for Him? Please join me for a special re-release of Unshaken's most popular early episode, a special Easter message that combines scripture, art, and music in order to unfold the Savior's ordeal in Gethsemane. (To see the artwork that accompanies the music at the end, check out the video version on the Unshaken YouTube channel (youtube.com/c/unshaken). Happy Easter!
3/25/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 55 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 29: "The Hour Is Nigh"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 29, a revelation to Joseph Smith and a small group of Elders who asked about the Second Coming and the Gathering of Israel. This lesson focuses on Second Coming "contraries," Christ's "arm of mercy," the poetic justice of the Signs of the Times, the Resurrection and Judgment, the Law of Conservation of Mass, the Fall of Adam, raising children, and more. Approximate time stamps:    - Second Coming "Contraries" - 2:11    - Historical context for D&C 29 - 27:03    - Study of D&C 29 - 31:27    - Signs of the Times (D&C 29:9) - 52:09    - Creation and Fall (D&C 29:31) - 1:40:02    - Little Children (D&C 29:46) - 2:06:49
3/18/20212 hours, 23 minutes, 28 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 27-28: "The Keys of My Kingdom"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants sections 27-28, a revelation to Joseph Smith about the sacrament, and a revelation to Oliver Cowdery about false inspiration. This lesson focuses on expanding revelation, the difference between what matters and what doesn't, the Second Coming Sacrament Meeting at Adam-ondi-Ahman, keyholders in God's Kingdom, the restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the armor of God, tyranny vs. anarchy, and more. (Sorry for the poor audio! I used the same equipment and had the same set-up as the last few times, so I don't know what happened here. Curse my technological ineptitude!) Approximate time stamps (in minutes):    - Historical context - 0-15    - Study of D&C 27 - 15:26    - Study of armor of God in D&C 27 - 1:11:02    - Study of D&C 28 - 1:36:16
3/11/20212 hours, 25 minutes, 58 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 23-26: "Sons and Daughters In My Kingdom"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants sections 23-26, revelations given to various individuals, including Joseph Smith's wife Emma, seeking to know the Lord's will for themselves. This lesson focuses on patriarchal (and priesthood) blessings, formal and informal "callings," knowing what to do with our time, balancing the temporal and spiritual, gender roles and priorities, sacred music, and more. Approximate time stamps (in minutes):      - Background on Patriarchal Blessings: 0-6      - Study of D&C 23: 6-45      - Study of D&C 26: 45-1:01      - Study of D&C 24: 1:01-1:46      - Study of D&C 25: 1:46-end
3/4/20212 hours, 49 minutes, 4 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 20-22: "The Rise of the Church of Christ"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants sections 20-22, revelations concerning the organization of the Church of Christ on April 6, 1830. This lesson focuses on the "spiritual/religious" divide, systematic theology, justification vs. sanctification, the "T.U.L.I.P." of Calvinism, dead works vs. a living Church, and more.  Approximate time stamps (in minutes):    - Spiritual vs. Religious: 0-15    - Background of D&C 20: 15-21    - Study of D&C 20: 21-2:11    - Study of D&C 21: 2:11-2:38    - Study of D&C 22: 2:38-end
2/25/20212 hours, 59 minutes, 38 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 18-19: "The Worth of Souls"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants sections 18-19, revelations given to Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer (D&C 18) and to Martin Harris (D&C 19). This lesson focuses on human involvement in divine work, the worth of souls, how to identify an apostle, the nature of "endless punishment," the Savior's experience in Gethsemane, crying repentance, and more.  D&C 18 starts at the beginning and D&C 19 starts about an hour and 24 minutes in.
2/20/20212 hours, 44 minutes, 52 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 14-17: "Stand as a Witness"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants sections 14-17, revelations given to David, John, and Peter Whitmer, Jr., and to the Three Witnesses of the gold plates. This lesson focuses on being scattered in order to aid with the gathering, the relationship between God's work and God's gifts, seeking riches or wisdom, redundant revelation, the difference between the 3 Witnesses and the 8 Witnesses, and more.
2/12/20211 hour, 58 minutes, 47 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 12-13; JS-H 1:66-75: "My Fellow Servants"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants section 12 (a revelation for Joseph Knight, Sr.) and section 13 in the context of Joseph Smith-History 1:66-75 (the account of the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood). This lesson focuses on the word of God as a two-edged sword, reaping while the day lasts, the cause of Zion, protecting ourselves against priestcraft, the ministering of angels, the preparatory nature of Aaronic ordinances, real scripture study, and more.
2/4/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 44 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 10-11: "Come Off Conqueror"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 10-11, a revelation given to Joseph Smith regarding the lost 116 pages, and another revelation intended for Hyrum Smith. This lesson focuses on the war in heaven transferred to earth, the woman (Church) nourished in the wilderness, Satan's plans to destroy the work of God, dehumanizing and demonizing, self-justification, seeking the Spirit, and much more. 
1/30/20212 hours, 33 minutes, 5 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 6-9: "The Spirit of Revelation"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 6-9, revelations given to Oliver Cowdery about the mission of John the Beloved, and the spirit of revelation. This lesson focuses on proving the contraries of head and heart, "tarrying" away from Jesus, learning to recognize the Lord's voice, seeking a further witness, and what to do when answers don't come. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Doctrine and Covenants!
1/24/20212 hours, 29 minutes, 49 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 5: "Desired a Witness"

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 3-5. Part 3 covers D&C 5 and focuses on wanting to know, tangible proof, knowledge & faith, personal testimony, and the erosion of trust. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Doctrine and Covenants!
1/17/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 22 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 4: "A Marvelous Work"

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 3-5. Part 2 covers D&C 4 and focuses on the Lord's "marvelous" work; serving with heart, might, mind, and strength; being called and qualified; the Lord of the harvest; and developing divine attributes. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Doctrine and Covenants!
1/15/202144 minutes, 6 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 3: "My Work Shall Go Forth"

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 3-5. Part 1 covers D&C 3 and focuses on the messiness of Church history, the loss of the 116 pages, God's unalterable aim, the persuasions of men, and the knowledge of a Savior. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Doctrine and Covenants!
1/15/202159 minutes, 2 seconds
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D&C 2; Joseph Smith History 1:27-65 - The Angel Moroni

A verse-by-verse study of Joseph Smith-History 1:27-65 (which includes the text of D&C 2), covering the visitations of the Angel Moroni. This lesson focuses on enduring God's absence, reclaiming the deluded, resurrected beings, Moroni's whirlwind scripture tour, keeping divine conversations going, and more.
1/8/20212 hours, 15 minutes, 18 seconds
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Joseph Smith History 1:1-26 - The First Vision

A verse-by-verse study of Joseph Smith-History 1:1-26, the 1838 account of Joseph Smith's First Vision. This lesson focuses on visions and the difficulty of describing the ineffable, searching for truth, the mind and heart, dehumanizing and demonizing others, and holding fast to the things God knows that we know.
1/2/20211 hour, 59 minutes, 34 seconds
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Doctrine and Covenants 1: "Hearken, O Ye People"

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 1, the Lord's preface to His Book of Commandments. This lesson provides background on the Doctrine and Covenants, including its origin and canonization, and focuses on the voice of the Lord, falling off either side of the covenant path, the limitations of human language, the "true and living" Church, and polarization in the last days. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Doctrine and Covenants!
12/28/20201 hour, 59 minutes, 32 seconds
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Moroni 10

A verse-by-verse study of Moroni 10, Moroni's final words of exhortation to his latter-day readers. This lesson focuses on simple impressions, the merciful Messiah, divine epistemology, spiritual gifts, and perfection in Christ. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
12/10/20201 hour, 49 minutes, 52 seconds
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Moroni 7-9 part 2 (Moroni 8-9)

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Moroni 7-9, which records a series of messages from the prophet Mormon. Part 2 covers Moroni 8-9 and focuses on dealing with disputation, being bold or overbearing, little children, anger or indifference, and obedience to the unenforceable. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
12/6/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 18 seconds
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Moroni 7-9 part 1 (Moroni 7)

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Moroni 7-9, which records a series of messages from the prophet Mormon. Part 1 covers Moroni 7 and focuses on the gift of a calling, sufficient hope, peaceable followers, the way to judge, and Faith, Hope, & Charity. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
12/6/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 33 seconds
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Christmas Condescension

A special Christmas episode of Unshaken, which draws parallels between Christmas and Easter, and focuses on the incarnation and condescension of Christ, the symbolism behind Mary's sacrifice of turtledoves, the Savior's dual nature, empathy, and the throne of grace.
12/1/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 15 seconds
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Moroni 1-6

A verse-by-verse study of Moroni 1-6, which includes various items of instruction from Moroni to his latter-day readers. This lesson focuses on the cause of Christ, the Holy Ghost, the Priesthood, the Sacrament, and the Church. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
11/27/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ether 12-15 part 3 (Ether 13-15)

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Ether 12-15, which recounts the ministry of Ether and the downfall of the Jaredite civilization. Part 3 covers Ether 13-15 and focuses on being unwearied and unrestrained, the New Jerusalem, refusing to repent, the stench of sin, and unrighteous reflexes. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
11/21/202048 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ether 12-15 part 2 (Ether 12:22-41)

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Ether 12-15, which recounts the ministry of Ether and the downfall of the Jaredite civilization. Part 2 covers the second half of Ether 12 and focuses on working with weakness, speech vs. writing, weakness and weaknesses, sufficient grace, and seeking Jesus. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
11/20/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ether 12-15 part 1 (Ether 12:1-22)

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Ether 12-15, which recounts the ministry of Ether and the downfall of the Jaredite civilization. Part 1 covers Ether 12:1-22 and focuses on the "Faith Hall of Fame," anchoring the soul, the trial of faith, the eye of faith, and seeing ourselves among the faithful. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
11/19/202051 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ether 6-11 part 2 (Ether 8-11)

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Ether 6-11, which recounts the arrival of the Jaredites at the Promised Land and the reigns of the kings that followed. Part 2 covers Ether 8-11 and focuses on secret combinations, manipulation, seeking power and getting gain, building up a broken people, and prophets in the land. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
11/13/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ether 6-11 part 1 (Ether 6-7)

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Ether 6-11, which recounts the arrival of the Jaredites at the Promised Land and the reigns of the kings that followed. Part 1 covers Ether 6-7 and focuses on passing through Vanity Fair, training wheels to faith, "furious winds," diving beneath the waves, and steps toward destruction. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
11/12/202056 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ether 1-5 part 2 (Ether 3-5)

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Ether 1-5, which recounts the departure of the Jaredites from the Tower of Babel and the theophany of the Brother of Jared. Part 2 covers Ether 3-5 and focuses on inviting the Light, rending the veil, faith & knowledge, record & interpreters, and three witnesses. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
11/6/20201 hour, 50 seconds
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Ether 1-5 part 1 (Ether 1-2)

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Ether 1-5, which recounts the departure of the Jaredites from the Tower of Babel and the theophany of the Brother of Jared. Part 1 covers Ether 1-2 and focuses on lessons from Babel, the meaning of "Jared," the Promised Land, forgetting to pray, and why God sometimes makes life harder rather than easier. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
11/5/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 25 seconds
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Mormon 7-9 part 2 (Mormon 9)

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Mormon 7-9, which recounts the end of Mormon's writings and the beginning of Moroni's. Part 2 covers Mormon 9 and focuses on agnosticism and faith, feeling infinitely underdressed, a God of miracles, accessing an unknown language, and hoping against hope. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
10/30/202057 minutes, 11 seconds
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Mormon 7-9 part 1 (Mormon 7-8)

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Mormon 7-9, which recounts the end of Mormon's writings and the beginning of Moroni's. Part 1 covers Mormon 7-8 and focuses on the remnant of Israel, mutual reinforcement between the Bible and Book of Mormon, the fall of the Nephites, scriptural imperfections, and speaking into the future. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
10/29/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 58 seconds
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Mormon 1-6 part 2 (Mormon 3-6)

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Mormon 1-6, which recounts the life and leadership of Mormon. Part 2 covers Mormon 3-6 and focuses on fortifying the line of defense; Mormon's reasons for writing; sail, anchor, and helm; the last stand, and Mormon's lament. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
10/24/202047 minutes, 3 seconds
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Mormon 1-6 part 1 (Mormon 1-2)

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Mormon 1-6, which recounts the life and leadership of Mormon. Part 1 covers Mormon 1-2 and focuses on the parallels between Armageddon and Gog & Magog, being "quick to observe," stepping backward to move forward, godly sorrow, and "tasting" the goodness of Jesus. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
10/23/202056 minutes, 53 seconds
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3 Nephi 27-4 Nephi 1 part 2 (4 Nephi 1)

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 27-4 Nephi 1, which recounts the conclusion of the ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites and its long-term aftermath. Part 2 covers 4 Nephi 1 and focuses on the mini-Millennium, rebuilding or relocating, the end and the return of -ites, relativism, and the descent into destruction. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
10/18/202057 minutes, 37 seconds
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3 Nephi 27-4 Nephi 1 part 1 (3 Nephi 27-30)

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 27-4 Nephi 1, which recounts the conclusion of the ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites and its long-term aftermath. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 27-30 and focuses on becoming a Zion people, the name of the Church, the Father's work, the Three Nephites, and the invitation to the Gentiles. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
10/18/20201 hour, 48 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Awful Arithmetic of the Atonement

What did Jesus Christ's ordeal in the Garden of Gethsemane entail? Join Jared Halverson for an audio rebroadcast of a special Easter episode as he weaves scripture, art, and music together in order to unfold "the awful arithmetic of the Atonement." The video version is available at https://youtu.be/R8yWtEldIoo.
10/16/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 53 seconds
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Joseph Smith's Search for Truth (JS-Hist. 1:1-20)

In this bicentennial year of the First Vision, President Russell M. Nelson invited us to "read afresh Joseph Smith’s account of the First Vision as recorded in the Pearl of Great Price." Join Jared Halverson as he takes President Nelson up on his invitation, through a verse-by-verse study of Joseph Smith-History 1:1-20.
10/16/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 25 seconds
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3 Nephi 20-26 part 2 (3 Nephi 22-26)

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 20-26, which recounts the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 22-26and focuses on Isaiah chapters, feeling forsaken, blowing the bellows, the offering in righteousness, and expounding all scripture. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
10/10/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 3 seconds
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3 Nephi 20-26 part 1 (3 Nephi 20-21)

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 20-26, which recounts the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 20-21and focuses on "pre-enacting" the Gathering, the threshingfloor, iron horns and brass hooves, "Go Time," and the Father's Work. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!
10/10/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 53 seconds
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3 Nephi 17-19 part 2 (3 Nephi 18-19)

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 17-19, which recounts the ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 18-19 and focuses on the sanctity of the sacrament, the ark or the covenant, the power of the Holy Ghost, prayers of at-one-ment, and transfigurations. 
10/10/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 26 seconds
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3 Nephi 17-19 part 1 (3 Nephi 17)

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 17-19, which recounts the ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 17 and focuses on inspiration overload, wanting the Lord to tarry with us, concern for caregivers, recognizing the "little ones," and the compassion of Christ.
10/10/202058 minutes, 48 seconds
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3 Nephi 12-16 part 3 (3 Nephi 15-16)

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 12-16, which recounts the ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites. Part 3 covers 3 Nephi 15-16 and focuses on constancy amid change, covenant continuity, "other sheep," exclusivity and inclusivity, and role reversals in the gathering of Israel.
10/10/202054 minutes, 31 seconds
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3 Nephi 12-16 part 2 (3 Nephi 13-14)

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 12-16, which recounts the ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 13-14, completing the Savior's Sermon at the Temple, and focuses on purifying our motives, the Lord's Prayer, scriptural flexibility, righteous judgment, and coming to know Christ.
10/10/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 39 seconds
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3 Nephi 12-16 part 1 (3 Nephi 12)

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 12-16, which recounts the ministry of Jesus Christ among the Nephites. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 12 and focuses on "ascending" the Beatitudes, Salt and Light, destroying or fulfilling, raising the bar, and becoming perfected in Christ.
10/10/20201 hour, 47 minutes, 33 seconds
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3 Nephi 8-11 part 2 (3 Nephi 11)

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 8-11, which recounts the signs of Christ's death and His appearance among the Nephites. Part 2 covers 3 Nephi 11 and focuses on gathering in "Bountiful," hearing God's voice, the will of the Father, diversity & devotion, and the doctrine of Christ.
10/10/202055 minutes, 51 seconds
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3 Nephi 8-11 part 1 (3 Nephi 8-10)

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 8-11, which recounts the signs of Christ's death and His appearance among the Nephites. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 8-10 and focuses on doubt and disputation, the symbolism of the "great and terrible" days of destruction, the earth's empathy, the devil's laughter, and the Lord's "wings." Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 17 seconds
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3 Nephi 1-7 part 2 (3 Nephi 4-7)

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 1-7, which recounts the signs of Christ's birth and the ministry of Nephi, son of Nephi. Part 2 covers 3 Nephi 4-7 and focuses on open battles vs. siege warfare, "outward privileges," Mormon's role a prophet-historian, educational inequality, and greater power. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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3 Nephi 1-7 part 1 (3 Nephi 1-3)

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of 3 Nephi 1-7, which recounts the signs of Christ's birth and the ministry of Nephi, son of Nephi. Part 1 covers 3 Nephi 1-3 and focuses on impossible prophecies, the birth of Jesus, faith and doubt, polarization, and making rhetorical demands. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 59 seconds
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Helaman 13-16 part 2 (Helaman 14-16)

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Helaman 13-16, which recounts the ministry of Samuel the Lamanite. Part 1 covers Helaman 14-16 and focuses on Light and Darkness, the purpose of signs, reverse engineering steadfast Saints, the Gentile fulness, and spiritual self-reliance. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 11 seconds
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Helaman 13-16 part 1 (Helaman 13)

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Helaman 13-16, which recounts the ministry of Samuel the Lamanite. Part 1 covers Helaman 13 and focuses on "prophesying" repentance, persistence in preaching, "slippery" treasures, gift and Giver, and blind eyes & itching ears. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202049 minutes, 16 seconds
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Helaman 7-12 part 2 (Helaman 10-12)

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Helaman 7-12, which recounts the ministry of Nephi, son of Helaman. Part 2 covers Helaman 10-12 and focuses on unwearyingness, the sealing power, famine and rain, the pride cycle renewed, and receiving "grace for grace." Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202059 minutes, 57 seconds
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Helaman 7-12 part 1 (Helaman 7-9)

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Helaman 7-12, which recounts the ministry of Nephi, son of Helaman. Part 1 covers Helaman 7-9 and focuses on the Johari Window, focused prayer, embracing one's days, swaying popular opinion, and calling upon the cloud of witnesses. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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Helaman 1-6 part 2 (Helaman 4-6)

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Helaman 1-6, which recounts the ministry of Helaman the Second and his sons, Nephi and Lehi. Part 2 covers Helaman 3-6 and focuses on the the pride cycle (including breaking out of it), building on the rock of the Redeemer, moving from darkness to light, and defeating the Gadianton robbers. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202051 minutes, 48 seconds
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Helaman 1-6 part 1 (Helaman 1-3)

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Helaman 1-6, which recounts the ministry of Helaman the Second and his sons, Nephi and Lehi. Part 1 covers Helaman 1-3 and focuses on the the problem of pride, the War in Heaven, the formation of the Gadianton Robbers, and being faithful despite our surroundings. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202047 minutes, 50 seconds
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Alma 53-63 part 4

Part 4 of a 4-part in-depth study of Alma 53-63, which continues the history of the wars between the Nephites and the Lamanites. Part 4 covers the second and third offensives of Helaman's Stripling Warriors and focuses on exact obedience, casualties of war, core and periphery, embarrassing apathy, and new horizons. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202053 minutes, 23 seconds
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Alma 53-63 part 3

Part 3 of a 4-part in-depth study of Alma 53-63, which continues the history of the wars between the Nephites and the Lamanites. Part 3 covers the formation and first offensive of Helaman's Stripling Warriors and focuses on compassion, overpowering persuasion, the strength of youth, protected time, and the role of righteous parents. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202049 minutes, 24 seconds
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Alma 53-63 part 2

Part 2 of a 4-part in-depth study of Alma 53-63, which continues the history of the wars between the Nephites and the Lamanites. Part 2 covers Moroni's interaction with Pahoran and focuses on the challenge to obtain, maintain, and regain, two-sided coins, seeking change in the Church, causes of neglect, and not taking offense. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 5 seconds
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Alma 53-63 part 1

Part 1 of a 4-part in-depth study of Alma 53-63, which continues the history of the wars between the Nephites and the Lamanites. Part 1 covers Moroni's interaction with Ammoron and focuses on the need for places of resort, dissension and disunity, anger versus righteous indignation, succumbing to sin, and working from the inside out. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202055 minutes, 15 seconds
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Alma 43-52 part 2

Part 2 of a 2-part in-depth study of Alma 43-52, which recounts a series of wars between the Nephites and the Lamanites. Part 2 covers the tactics of the righteous and examines winning the war, the cause of Christ, the armor of God, the strength of the Lord, and ceaseless preparation. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 46 seconds
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Alma 43-52 part 1

Part 1 of a 2-part in-depth study of Alma 43-52, which recounts a series of wars between the Nephites and the Lamanites. Part 1 covers the tactics of the enemies of the church and examines the continuation of the Lord's work, the influence of apostates, the pull of power and possessions, opposition to religion, and poison by degrees. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 58 seconds
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Alma 39-42 part 3 (Alma 42)

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 39-42, which recounts Alma's counsel to his son Corianton. Part 3 covers Alma 42 and examines the demands of justice, the claims of mercy, law and punishment, the conditions of repentance, and "the Goldilocks Zone." Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 4 seconds
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Alma 39-42 part 2 (Alma 40-41)

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 39-42, which recounts Alma's counsel to his son Corianton. Part 2 covers Alma 40 and 41 and examines true doctrine's effect, the first resurrection, the Spirit World, wresting scripture, and the law of the harvest. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202049 minutes, 57 seconds
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Alma 39-42 part 1 (Alma 39)

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 39-42, which recounts Alma's counsel to his son Corianton. Part 1 covers Alma 39 and examines the temptations of youth, the 3 most serious sins, the slide into immorality, overcoming evil, and the glad tidings of Jesus Christ. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202039 minutes, 11 seconds
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Alma 36-38 - part 3 (Alma 38)

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 36-38, which recounts Alma's counsel to his sons Helaman and Shiblon. Part 3 covers Alma 38 and examines strengths and weaknesses, pride's potential, giving God the credit, "heads and tails," and proving contraries. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these videos is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202046 minutes, 52 seconds
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Alma 36-38 part 2 (Alma 37)

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 36-38, which recounts Alma's counsel to his sons Helaman and Shiblon. Part 2 covers Alma 37 and examines keeping sacred things sacred, small and simple things, working by means, preserving gifts, and the Liahona. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202049 minutes, 34 seconds
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Alma 36-38 part 1 (Alma 36)

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 36-38, which recounts Alma's counsel to his sons Helaman and Shiblon. Part 1 covers Alma 36 and examines parenting, Alma's repentance, sugar-coating sin, addiction recovery, and chiasmus. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon! For those who want a copy of the daily scripture reading chart (to complete the Standard Works in one year, reading a little of each book each day), the links below will allow you to download different versions: PDF version: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AJQR... Excel version (if you want to make changes): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cNxU... Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202059 minutes, 52 seconds
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Alma 32-35 part 2 (Alma 33-35)

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 32-35, which recounts Alma's mission to the Zoramites. Part 2 covers Alma 33-35 and examines real worship, the mercy or anger of God, impossible ignorance, mercy and justice through the atonement, and procrastinating the day of our repentance. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 6 seconds
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Alma 32-35 part 1 (Alma 32)

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 32-35, which recounts Alma's mission to the Zoramites. Part 1 covers Alma 32 and examines skepticism, the prosperity gospel, moving across the spectrum of soils, "Mormon slang," and conducting the experiment of faith. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 7 seconds
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Alma 30-31 part 3 (Alma 31)

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 30-31, which recounts the story of Korihor and Alma's mission to the Zoramites. Part 3 covers Alma 31 (the Rameumptom) and examines prayers of pride, apostate Christianity, election & isolation, prophetic prayer, and the gifts of the Spirit. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System. 
10/10/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 4 seconds
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Alma 30-31 part 2 (Alma 30, continued)

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 30-31, which recounts the story of Korihor and Alma's mission to the Zoramites. Part 2 covers Alma's (and others') response to Korihor in Alma 30 and examines casting out doubt, burdens of proof, arguments for God's existence, personal testimony, and self-deception. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these videos is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System. 
10/10/202058 minutes, 31 seconds
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Alma 30-31 part 1 (Alma 30)

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 30-31, which recounts the story of Korihor and Alma's mission to the Zoramites. Part 1 covers Korihor's side of Alma 30 and examines the tactics of an anti-Christ: to blame and belittle, to question beliefs and excuse behaviors. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System. 
10/10/202059 minutes, 49 seconds
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Alma 23-29 part 5 (Alma 28-29)

Part 5 of a 5-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 23-29, which recounts the history of the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. Part 4 covers Alma 28-29 and examines brave acceptance, defending the defenseless, contentedness it our allotment, divine restraint, and sitting down and staying in the kingdom of God. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202051 minutes, 1 second
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Alma 23-29 part 4 (Alma 27)

Part 4 of a 5-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 23-29, which recounts the history of the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. Part 4 covers Alma 27 and examines helping converts home, spiritual slavery, trusting others' change, privilege or partnership, and courage, zeal, and love. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202042 minutes, 40 seconds
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Alma 23-29 part 3 (Alma 26)

Part 3 of a 5-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 23-29, which recounts the history of the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. Part 3 covers Alma 26 and examines rejoicing in the Lord, the garners of God, unknowable joy, revealing mysteries, and sincere conversion. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these videos is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202052 minutes, 43 seconds
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Alma 23-29 part 2 (Alma 24-25)

Part 2 of a 5-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 23-29, which recounts the history of the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. Part 2 covers Alma 24-25 and examines counseling together, post-conversion care, real repentance, weapons of peace, and non-violent protest--particularly relevant themes during this period of racial unrest following the unjustified death of George Floyd. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202059 minutes, 41 seconds
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Alma 23-29 part 1 (Alma 23)

Part 1 of a 5-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 23-29, which recounts the history of the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. Part 1 covers Alma 23 (and looks back at a few additional lessons from Alma 18-22) and examines inadequacies in sharing the gospel, learning to learn from anyone, freedom to believe and disbelieve, righteous traditions, and true commitment. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202041 minutes, 19 seconds
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Alma 17-22 part 3 (Alma 20-22)

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 17-22, which recounts the mission of the sons of Mosiah among the Lamanites. Part 3 covers Alma 20-22 and examines mission interruptions, expectations, and obstacles; the influence of apostates; and vulnerable, honest prayer. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these videos is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202054 minutes, 25 seconds
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Alma 17-22 part 2 (Alma 18-19)

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 17-22, which recounts the mission of the sons of Mosiah among the Lamanites. Part 2 covers Alma 18-19 and examines outer power vs. inner attributes; Creation, Fall, Atonement; women of faith; and principles related to missionary work. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these videos is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202045 minutes, 37 seconds
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Alma 17-22 part 1 (Alma 17)

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 17-22, which recounts the mission of the sons of Mosiah among the Lamanites. Part 1 covers Alma 17 and examines remaining "brethren in the Lord," finding comfort and courage through trust in God, servant leadership, gathering scattered sheep, and relying on the strength of the Lord. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System. 
10/10/202059 minutes, 58 seconds
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Alma 13-16 part 2 (Alma 14-16)

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 13-16, which recounts the conclusion of the ministry of Alma and Amulek in the city of Ammonihah and its aftermath. Part 2 focuses on Alma 14-16 and examines the martyrs of Ammonihah, the imprisonment of Alma and Amulek, the conversion of Zeezrom, and the destruction of Ammonihah, together with a host of literary ironies and insights throughout. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 3 seconds
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Alma 13-16 part 1 (Alma 13)

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 13-16, which recounts the conclusion of the ministry of Alma and Amulek in the city of Ammonihah and its aftermath. Part 1 focuses on Alma 13 and examines the priesthood as a preview of the "High Priest of good things to come," the purposes of God's "Order," Christ's "preparatory redemption," and the significance of Melchizedek. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these videos is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 54 seconds
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Alma 8-12 part 3 (Alma 12)

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 8-12, which recounts the ministry of Alma and Amulek in the city of Ammonihah. Part 3 focuses on Alma 12 and examines Zeezrom's change of heart, greater and lesser portions, death and the Resurrection, probation vs. preparation, the purpose behind cherubim and the flaming sword, and the elements of agency. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 19 seconds
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Alma 8-12 part 2 (Alma 9-11)

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 8-12, which recounts the ministry of Alma and Amulek in the city of Ammonihah. Part 2 focuses on Alma 9-11 and examines willful ignorance, harsh rhetoric and the anger of God, sinning against greater light, "lawyercraft," and the Resurrection and Final Judgment. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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Alma 8-12 part 1 (Alma 8-10)

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 8-12, which recounts the ministry of Alma and Amulek in the city of Ammonihah. Part 1 focuses on Alma 8-10 and examines the heart's effect on the "portion of the word" available to us, as well as missionary lessons from Alma and Amulek. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these videos is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 53 seconds
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Alma 5-7 part 2 (Alma 6-7)

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 5-7, which recounts Alma the Younger's ministry in the city of Zarahemla and the city of Gideon. Part 2 focuses on Alma 5 and examines how the mighty change of heart occurs, the Lord's deliverance, the Song of Redeeming Love, the role of the Church, and empathy and the Atonement. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System. Music credits: "How Can I Keep from Singing," performed by "Keys of Peace" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjOTh...) "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing," performed by Taryn Harbridge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lfHz...)
10/10/202053 minutes, 36 seconds
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Alma 5-7 part 1 (Alma 5)

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Alma 5-7, which recounts Alma the Younger's ministry in the city of Zarahemla and the city of Gideon. Part 1 focuses on Alma 5 and examines Alma's approach to reforming the Church, captivity and deliverance, Final Judgment, and preparing to meet God. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202052 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mosiah 29-Alma 4 part 3 (Alma 2-4)

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 29 through Alma 4, which recounts the establishment of the reign of the judges and the accounts of Nehor and Amlici. Part 3 covers Alma 2-4 and examines the story of Amlici, parallels to the War in Heaven, the Lamanite curse, the wickedness of the Church, and Alma the Younger's choice to sacrifice one kingdom in order to build another. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these videos is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202055 minutes, 58 seconds
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Mosiah 29-Alma 4 part 2 (Alma 1)

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 29 through Alma 4, which recounts the establishment of the reign of the judges and the accounts of Nehor and Amlici. Part 2 focuses on Alma 1 and examines the story of Nehor, priestcraft, universalism, Satan's counterfeits, and pushing against the pride cycle. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202050 minutes, 52 seconds
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Mosiah 29-Alma 4 part 1 (Mosiah 29)

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 29 through Alma 4, which recounts the establishment of the reign of the judges and the accounts of Nehor and Amlici. Part 1 focuses on Mosiah 29 and examines monarchy versus representative democracy, the need for an informed electorate, rights and responsibilities, "freedom to" as compared to "freedom from," and parallels between this chapter and the War in Heaven. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202045 minutes, 43 seconds
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Mosiah 25-28 part 3 (Mosiah 27-28)

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 25-28, which recounts the consolidation of Limhi's and Alma's people with the people of Mosiah in the land of Zarahemla, as well as the conversion of Alma the Younger and the Sons of Mosiah. This part of the study focuses on Mosiah 27-28 and examines insights from the angel's message to Alma the Younger and the visit's aftermath. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202039 minutes, 31 seconds
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Mosiah 25-28 part 2 (Mosiah 26)

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 25-28, which recounts the consolidation of Limhi's and Alma's people with the people of Mosiah in the land of Zarahemla, as well as the conversion of Alma the Younger and the Sons of Mosiah. This part of the study focuses on Mosiah 26 and examines the rising generation, "faith seeking understanding," separation of Church and State, Church discipline, confession, and forgiveness. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mosiah 25-28 part 1 (Mosiah 25)

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 25-28, which recounts the consolidation of Limhi's and Alma's people with the people of Mosiah in the land of Zarahemla, as well as the conversion of Alma the Younger and the Sons of Mosiah. This part of the study focuses on Mosiah 25 and examines how to bring the scriptures to life, choosing between "my fathers" and "the fathers," and the significance of the Church. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202042 minutes, 28 seconds
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Mosiah 18-24 - part 2

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 18-24, which recounts the experiences of a group led by Alma and another group led by Limhi as they find their way to the land of Zarahemla. In this half of the lesson we examine the escape from enemy territory, the importance of the family, balancing blame, sorrow over sin, shadow leadership, and the power of God in our deliverance in and deliverance from our trials. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mosiah 18-24 - part 1

Part 1 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 18-24, which recounts the experiences of a group led by Alma and another group led by Limhi as they find their way to the land of Zarahemla. In this half of the lesson we examine Mosiah 18, focusing on the covenant of baptism and the establishment of the church. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System. 
10/10/20201 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Mosiah 11-17 - part 2

Part 2 of a 2-part verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 11-17, which recounts the wickedness of King Noah and the message and martyrdom of Abinadi. In this half of the lesson we examine Abinadi's use of Isaiah 53, the dual nature of Jesus Christ and its role in the Atonement, and the conclusion of his explanation of the difference between the moral law and the ceremonial law and the two opposing ways to narrow the gap between belief and behavior. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon!   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System. 
10/10/202045 minutes, 48 seconds
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Mosiah 11-17 - part 1

A verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 11-17, which recounts the wickedness of King Noah and the message and martyrdom of Abinadi. In this lesson we examine the second generation of Hansen's Law, King Benjamin and King Noah as literary foils, categories of wickedness, willful ignorance of God and His prophets, the difference between the moral law and the ceremonial law, and two opposing ways to narrow the gap between belief and behavior. Part 1 of a 2-part series to accompany your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon.   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 20 seconds
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Mosiah 7-10 - part 2

A verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 7-10, which recounts Ammon's discovery of the people of Limhi and Zeniff's experiences in the Land of Nephi. In this lesson we examine the importance of seers, the process of "translation" (including Joseph Smith's), conflict between the over-zealous and the austere, and the sources of the Lamanites' hatred of the Nephites. Part 2 of a 2-part series to accompany your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon.   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202058 minutes, 51 seconds
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Mosiah 7-10 - part 1

A verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 7-10, which recounts Ammon's discovery of the people of Limhi and Zeniff's experiences in the Land of Nephi. In this lesson we examine the importance of "likening" the scriptures, Hansen's Law as related to intergenerational faith, reactivation efforts, and some of the causes of inactivity. Part 1 of a 2-part series to accompany your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon.   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202055 minutes, 3 seconds
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Mosiah 4-6 - part 2

A verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 4-6 (the second half of King Benjamin's address), examining the ways we retain the peace and joy of a changed heart, the importance of caring for the poor, and what it means to be a child of Christ. Part 2 of a 2-part series to accompany your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon.   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System. 
10/10/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 39 seconds
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Mosiah 4-6 - part 1

A verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 4-6 (the second half of King Benjamin's address), examining the goodness of God as a source of humility, faith, and motivation to live righteously. Part 1 of a 2-part series to accompany your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon.   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202058 minutes, 13 seconds
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Mosiah 2-3

A verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 2-3, examining the place of grace and works in salvation, and exploring 3 key elements of conversion: humility, righteous desires, and faith in Christ. Part 2 of a 2-part series to accompany your Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon.   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mosiah 1-2

A verse-by-verse study of Mosiah 1-2, exploring the background, preparation, and purposes behind King Benjamin's address. Part 1 of a 2-part series to accompany your Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon.   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/202058 minutes, 43 seconds
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Jarom, Omni, Words of Mormon

A verse-by-verse study of Jarom, Omni, and the Words of Mormon, tracing the passing down of the plates and the principles that relate to passing down our faith to others. To accompany your Come Follow Me study of the Book of Mormon.   Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.
10/10/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Book of Enos

A verse-by-verse study of the story of Enos in the Book of Mormon, focusing on how faith is passed from one person to another.
10/10/202029 minutes, 15 seconds
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Jacob 7

The story of Sherem, the anti-Christ who appears in Jacob 7, provides key insights into the ways that faith is attacked and the ways that faith can be defended. Join religious educator Jared Halverson in a verse-by-verse examination of this chapter, to go along with your study of the Book of Mormon in Come Follow Me.
10/10/202056 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jacob 5 - part 4

Part 4 (of 4) exploring Zenos's Allegory of the Olive Tree found in Jacob 5. Part 1 includes background information (Why did Jacob include this allegory? Who was Zenos and what was his main message?) and a summary of the history described in the allegory. The other segments explore insights from the allegory relating to those whose faith in themselves (part 2), in the Church (part 3), or in God (part 4) have been shaken. Join Jared Halverson as he discusses the longest chapter in the Book of Mormon.
10/10/202028 minutes, 11 seconds
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Jacob 5 - part 3

Part 3 (of 4) exploring Zenos's Allegory of the Olive Tree found in Jacob 5. Part 1 includes background information (Why did Jacob include this allegory? Who was Zenos and what was his main message?) and a summary of the history described in the allegory. The other segments explore insights from the allegory relating to those whose faith in themselves (part 2), in the Church (part 3), or in God (part 4) have been shaken. Join Jared Halverson as he discusses the longest chapter in the Book of Mormon.
10/10/202035 minutes, 20 seconds
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Jacob 5 - part 2

Part 2 (of 4) exploring Zenos's Allegory of the Olive Tree found in Jacob 5. Part 1 includes background information (Why did Jacob include this allegory? Who was Zenos and what was his main message?) and a summary of the history described in the allegory. The other segments explore insights from the allegory relating to those whose faith in themselves (part 2), in the Church (part 3), or in God (part 4) have been shaken. Join Jared Halverson as he discusses the longest chapter in the Book of Mormon.
10/10/202048 minutes, 59 seconds
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Jacob 5 - part 1

Part 1 (of 4) exploring Zenos's Allegory of the Olive Tree found in Jacob 5. Part 1 includes background information (Why did Jacob include this allegory? Who was Zenos and what was his main message?) and a summary of the history described in the allegory. The other segments explore insights from the allegory relating to those whose faith in themselves (part 2), in the Church (part 3), or in God (part 4) have been shaken. Join Jared Halverson as he discusses the longest chapter in the Book of Mormon.
10/10/202042 minutes, 46 seconds
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Jacob 4

In Jacob 4 of the Book of Mormon, Jacob teaches how our faith becomes unshaken, including some of the blessings that result from the process. Join religious educator Jared Halverson in a study of this chapter that can supplement your Come Follow Me study at home.
10/10/202017 minutes, 29 seconds
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Unshaken Channel Launch

Shaken faith is one of the signs of the times. But there are ways to fortify faith and make it "unshaken." Jared Halverson has spent the last 20 years teaching religion for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is currently finishing a PhD in American Religious History from Vanderbilt, where he has focused on anti-religious rhetoric. A popular teacher and speaker, Jared frequently meets one-on-one with people who are struggling spirituality, and is creating this channel to share some of the principles that have proven helpful. Tune in to see what this channel intends to be: a place to study the scriptures, learn principles to strengthen your faith, and discover how to deal with doubt. Come and see how to become "unshaken."      
10/10/20205 minutes, 53 seconds