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Lehi’s Last Chat with Jacob

Here’s a lesson I taught at institute this summer. As with all the lessons I put together and record here, I wish I had a way to remember all of the comments that come out of our discussions. Those moments of sharing the spirit and sharing ideas are sacred moments of testimony and growth that […]

Elder McKee, [almost] signing off!

Exactly a week from today will be the day little brother, Elder Connor McKee, is finished serving a two year, full-time voluntary mission for the Church. I am enormously proud and terribly excited to join him and my parents in France next week. Connor worked harder than anybody I know to be able to serve […]

More Holiness Give Me

In fast and testimony meeting a sister bore her testimony of what she perceived to be a great spiritual battle waging in our time. All around, she said, the adversary threatened the spirituality of God’s children- and she wondered how we might more effectively wield our swords of the spirit; adorned in the armour of […]

Ether 4-7

Study question: What principles can we learn from the experience of the Jaredites? Summary: Moroni is commanded to seal up the writings of the brother of Jared. They will not be revealed until men have faith. Men are commanded to repent, believe the gospel, and be saved.Three witnesses and the work itself will stand as […]

Alma 53-55

Study Question: What covenants have we made and what are we doing (or choosing not to do) in order to keep them? Summary: The Anti-Nephi-Lehis feel guilty that Nephites are dying in their defense and want to take up arms, but Helaman urges them to keep their covenant and their sons take up arms instead. […]

Alma 40-42

Study Question: What can we learn from the fact that Alma testified of the doctrine of resurrection even though he did not know all the details about it? Summary: Alma understood the purpose of the fall, need for an atonement and that all people would be resurrected. He did not know when and how this […]

Alma 26-29

Study Question: When have you experienced exceeding joy because of the gospel? Summary: Ammon rejoices that so many people have turned their hearts to God, who is merciful and mindful of all. The people of Zarahemla give Jershon to the anti-Nephi-Lehis so they don’t have to break their promise. The Nephites battle against the Lamanites […]