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Old Testament #6 – Noah

“When it starts raining, it is too late to begin building the ark. … We … need to listen to the Lord’s spokesmen. We need to calmly continue to move ahead and prepare for what will surely come. We need not panic or fear, for if we are prepared, spiritually and temporally, we and our […]

Old Testament #2 – “Thou Wast Chosen…”

“God himself, who sits enthroned in yonder heaven, is a man like one of you. That is the great secret. If the veil were rent today and you were to see the great God who holds this world in its orbit and upholds all things by his power, you would see him in the image […]

4 Ways to Break a Bad Scripture Study Habit

I asked our Sunday School class how they felt about the classic board game ‘Monopoly’, and they responded mostly in unison that they HATED it. There were a few fans in the audience, but by and large, people were just over it and had little interest to play. I probed to find out why, and […]

Video Presentation: “The Way of Yahweh”

  The following is a 5-part video introducing the Hebrew root system of language composition and how it is used to infuse meaning within multiple layers of words in the Hebrew Bible (a.k.a. “Old Testament”). From the author: “We view the Bible from a western abstract perspective and view such Biblical words as law, commandments, […]

EFY 2014 Theme – “Anxiously Engaged”

  This great little video features the theme for Especially for Youth 2014 programs – “Anxiously Engaged”. (And it looks like I’ll be speaking in San Antonio, TX this year!) Learn more here.

Old Testament Lesson #0 – An Introduction

A friend told me that this would be the year she actually read the Old Testament for Sunday School. Everything was going fine…until she got about 6 chapters in and finds stories about drunken prophets, cursed familial bloodlines, and questionable or detestable intimate relationships. The further she dug, the worse it got. So what do we […]

Sermon in a Sketch: Circles of Awareness

What I don’t know vastly outnumbers what I do know. What I can actually influence is only a small portion of what I do know. What I can control is an even smaller portion of what I can influence. But I can control something. And I can expand my influence. And my knowledge. So there […]

D&C #44 – “Being a Good Citizen”

 “True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt Points to Ponder What does it […]

D&C #41 – “Every Member A Missionary”

“Now, what of the future? What of the years that lie ahead? It looks promising indeed. People are beginning to see us for what we are and for the values we espouse. … “If we will go forward, never losing sight of our goal, speaking ill of no one, living the great principles we know to […]

7 Principles of Highly Effective Evangelism

“Conversion is an enlarging, a deepening, and a broadening of the undergirding base of testimony. It is the result of revelation from God, accompanied by individual repentance, obedience, and diligence. Any honest seeker of truth can become converted by experiencing the mighty change of heart and being spiritually born of God. As we honor the […]

D&C #40 – “Finding Joy in Temple Work”

“And I beheld the temple was filled with angels.” I believe deceased prophets of all dispensations visit the temples. Those who attend the temple will feel their strength and companionship. We will not be alone in the house of the Lord.”  – Joseph Smith,  History of the Church, 2:428 Points to Ponder Why do we go to […]

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