June 11, 2021

Sections 64-66 - Kingdom

When the Prophet dictated the prophetic plea that the "kingdom of God go forth, that the kingdom of heaven may come" it was revealed, not just a future event, but a present one as well. We can and should belong to and benefit from the kingdom of God on earth, now. In this episode we discover how, invest in our relationships with others, and are challenged to extend forgiveness.

Show Notes:

Neal A. Maxwell, "A Brother Offended," April 1982.

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June 5, 2021

Section 63 - Faithful

"For better or worse, in sickness and health..." do those words describe your commitment to the Lord? This week we study, not just faith, but faithfulness and as we discover a fresh perspective, invest our mind and heart, and connect to God.

Show Notes:

Neal A. Maxwell, "Endure it Well," April 1990

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Do you like spinning plates? No, neither do we. In this episode we study the things that don't matter to the Lord and, by implication, the things that do matter to Him. As we learn together you might ask yourself the question, "What matters to the Lord in my life right now?"

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"Welcome to Zion" said no sign nor person when the early Saints entered Missouri. Instead, they found only a few homes and stores, a somewhat irreligious society, and a situation that prompted at least some degree of disappointment. Finding Zion turned out to be the easy part: building Zion that hard. So too it is with us: knowing what we want our lives to look like--what kind of "Zion" we want--is simple; building that Zion takes work and effort. In this episode we study some of the not-so-easy/not-so-pretty side of growth and change to help us conscientiously roll up our figurative sleeves and go to work.

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Where is Zion? This is the question that drove early members of the Church to seek for revelation in 1831, that motivated them to continue their sojourn across the country, and catalyzed their conversion to and application of restored truths. It is also a question that can similarly motivate us. In this episode we look at lessons learned about Zion before we get to Zion. What do we need to know, feel, do, or become before we can fully inherit the promised land?

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Joseph Smith once wrote that all of us "must have the discerning of spirits" if we are to avoid deception and progress in the Kingdom of God. As we seek to follow President Nelson's challenge to "grow into the spirit of revelation", being able to discern the voice of the Spirit is important and difficult. In this episode we study key revelations given to early Church members on they way to both improving our ability to discern as well as solidifying our own certainty of what really is "of God" and what is not.

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April 30, 2021

Sections 46-48 - Gifts

Perhaps the most-asked question in the whole Church is, "How do I recognize when the Spirit is speaking to me?" Early members of the Church had the same question and, as we study sections 46-48 this week, wee study the Lord's revelation of true spiritual manifestations or "gifts" He gives to indicate when the Spirit is present. Ask yourself: what "gifts" have I seen or received that evidence God's presence?

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April 23, 2021

Section 45 - Embrace

As Church members started a new life in a new place they had to encounter new and increasing problems. One of those--attacks on their faith from other inhabitants of Kirtland, printed in the newspaper, and spreading almost as quick as the gospel itself--caused many Church members to struggle with their newfound faith. Today, we are no strangers to challenges and criticism, but retaining and embracing our own faith is often no less difficult. Study with us this week as we study what we can know, feel, do, and become to better enable us to embrace our faith in the face of challenge.

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April 18, 2021

Sections 41-44 - Law

Am I obeying the Lord's Laws? That's the question at the heart of our study this week. On the way we make our own (very presumptuous and super unofficial) list of ten commandments from the different laws and instructions the Lord gives to the early saints who have just arrived in Kirtland. We list some of the commands that most resonated with us and invite you to study along and make your own list. 

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April 9, 2021

Sections 37-40 - Present

"All things are present before me," says the Lord to the early saints. That phrase is mind-blowing especially when we start to consider its implications. However, for us, all things are not present; we have a past that might weigh on us and a future that might worry us. In this episode we study the past, the present, and the future as we ask ourselves what we should put (and keep) in our past, prioritize in our present, and focus on in our future. 

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