Elder Holland (and others) have called Liberty Jail a "prison-temple" for Joseph Smith and others that were with him. For over four months they suffered; but they also changed and became something new. In this episode we take a look at our own prison-temple experiences, figure out how to endure them, and identify what we are supposed to learn from them. 

Show Notes:

Jeffrey R. Holland, "Lessons from Liberty Jail," BYU Devotional, September 2008.

Joseph Smith, "Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge," March 20, 1839.

scripturestudyproject.com or connect to us on Instagram or Facebook

Music: “Do Not Go Gentle” by Josh Woodward

October 8, 2021

Sections 115-120 - Arise

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints combines both the teachings, example, ministry, and leadership of a divine being with everyday, imperfect, mistake-laden, and very mortal beings. Both the God and the saint make up the Church. In this episode we falling and arising and reframe our own relationship with our mortality so we can more fully participate in the Lord's plan for our growth.

Show Notes:

Eugene England, "Whey the Church is as True as the Gospel"

Camille Johnson, "Invite Christ to Author Your Story," October 2021

scripturestudyproject.com or connect to us on Instagram or Facebook

Music: “Do Not Go Gentle” by Josh Woodward

 

October 1, 2021

Sections 111-114 - Follies

It might an obvious observation, but our lives' stresses and strains are often caused, not by world-ending sins, but by small but pervasive mistakes. Even the prophet Joseph Smith was called out for his "follies". In this episode we wrestle with the anatomy of our own "follies" in pursuit of better self-understanding and, possibly, a future of fewer mistakes.

Show Notes:

scripturestudyproject.com or connect to us on Instagram or Facebook

Music: “Do Not Go Gentle” by Josh Woodward

 

September 25, 2021

Section 109-110 - Accept

We all want our prayers to be "accepted" just like those early Saints who joined with the prophet in prayer in and for the Kirtland Temple. We want to be heard and to hear God ourselves. In this episode we take a unique look at the dedicatory prayer in search of examples of prayer. Study along and see what ideas come to you to help you as you pray to God.

Show Notes:

scripturestudyproject.com or connect to us on Instagram or Facebook

Music: “Do Not Go Gentle” by Josh Woodward

 

September 20, 2021

Sections 106-108 - Special

What is "special" about our general Church priesthood leaders? In this episode we study from Section 107 just what prophets, apostles, seventies, and other are and, by implication (or by statement), what they are not. As we better understand the calling of our leaders we can better understand our responsibility to "uphold" them with our confidence and faith.

Show Notes:

Faith Matters Podcast

Russell M. Nelson, "Perfection Pending," October 1995.

scripturestudyproject.com or connect to us on Instagram or Facebook

Music: “Do Not Go Gentle” by Josh Woodward

September 12, 2021

Sections 102-105 - Victory

We titled this episode (as we do each one) with a word from the scripture block, and this one is ironic because, even though the Lord promises victory (DC 103:36) these sections are all about failure. We know what that feels like: to feel assured of a certain outcome, maybe even a prophesied or prompted one, only to have it not occur. In this study we dive into failure and find out just why it's allowed to happen and why it maybe isn't as prominent as we think.

Show Notes:

scripturestudyproject.com or connect to us on Instagram or Facebook

Music: “Do Not Go Gentle” by Josh Woodward

September 6, 2021

Sections 98-101 - Affliction

Over the past few months and, more acutely, weeks, there has been an increase in contentious feelings among us as people and, unfortunately, between us a disciples of Christ. In this episode we study the Lord's directions to early members of the Restored Church in search of guidance for how we should respond to affliction and conflict ourselves. In short: we seek to proclaim peace in a world at war. 

Show Notes:

Jeffrey R. Holland, "Not as the World Giveth," April 2021.

scripturestudyproject.com or connect to us on Instagram or Facebook

Music: “Do Not Go Gentle” by Josh Woodward

 

August 29, 2021

Sections 94-97 - Build

After the past year and then some we've all had, we need to devote some time and effort to [re]building our lives. In this episode we dive into the Lord's revelations on buildings and ponder our own place in the Lord's restoration of us to His promises and blessings

Show Notes:

Faith Matters Podcasts

scripturestudyproject.com or connect to us on Instagram or Facebook

Music: “Do Not Go Gentle” by Josh Woodward

 

August 20, 2021

Section 93 - Fulness

God is full of grace, truth, light, power, and joy. Jesus received the fulness as he grew from grace to grace. And the great imperative for us is to grow grow and receive that same fulness. Study with us in this episode as we dig into a deep truth with deep meaning.

Show Notes:

scripturestudyproject.com or connect to us on Instagram or Facebook

Music: “Do Not Go Gentle” by Josh Woodward

August 15, 2021

Sections 89-92 - Health

The Word of Wisdom is not just a suggestion, it is not just about physical health, and it is not just a list of do's and don'ts. In this episode break out of the traditional study of Doctrine & Covenants 89 and find principles for spiritual health that help you to receive the incredible blessings the Lord promises to those who "keep and do these sayings".

Show Notes:

scripturestudyproject.com or connect to us on Instagram or Facebook

Music: “Do Not Go Gentle” by Josh Woodward

Load more

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App