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trials

How the Lord Is With Us During Times of Trial

In 2 Chronicles 20:17 the Lord promises, as we are all promised in many places throughout the scriptures, that He will be with us in our trials. I'll talk about the story behind this...

Old Testament 03 – The Creation

The creation is our topic, and our part in the creation is at the heart of the subject. We will be looking at the scope of the creation, the purpose of the creation, and...
foreordination

Old Testament 02 – “Thou Wast Chosen Before Thou Wast Born”

The doctrine of foreordination is what I call a fuzzy or messy doctrine, mostly because we don't know much about it or how it works. Be that as it may, it is important that...
eternal worth

Old Testament 01 – “This Is My Work and My Glory”

The purpose of this lesson is to help us establish in our own minds our eternal worth. Our worth is not based on what we decide about ourselves, but what God, our creator has...
Gratitude

The Sabbath – Remember What God Has Done

Remembering what God has done for us is the step closest to being grateful for what God has done for us. Gratitude is a major attribute of those who want to become holy or...

D&C Lesson 46 – Zion – the Pure in Heart

The building up of Zion is our peculiar and distinctive cause. No one else in the world today has been tasked by God to create a people and a place that can rightly be...

Acknowledging the Lord’s Timetable

As I have mentioned before, there was a time when I thought it unfair that those who had to wait in spirit prison until the Savior's advent into the spirit world had to wait...
chains of hell

What Are the Chains of Hell?

I have long wondered what the chains of hell are? Where do they come from? How do we get shackled by them? How do we cast them off? What is the instrument of our...
family

D&C Lesson 45 – The Family Is Ordained of God

The Family: A Proclamation to the World was given to us in 1995. The issuing of this proclamation by the Church set us on a path that will forever separate us from the modern...
knowing God

The Process By Which We Come to Know God

I have always assumed that if I have to know God in order to be saved then I am doomed. How can I, as a finite and flawed individual, come to know and comprehend...