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Vlog #2 – 2 Nephi 31 – The Doctrine of the Father, Son, & Holy Ghost

Mar 8, 2020
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Parallels Between Jesus’ Temptations and Nephi’s Vision of the Tree of Life

Jan 22, 2020
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In the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, we find an account of Jesus being tempted by the devil while fasting in the wilderness. The scene parallels, in at least two significant ways, Nephi’s vision of the tree of life….

Alma 5:57

Jul 29, 2019
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And now I say unto you, all you that are desirous to follow the voice of the good shepherd, come ye out from the wicked, and be ye separate, and touch not their unclean things; and behold, their names shall…

Two Branches

Jul 9, 2019
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I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. John…

He is a good man…or no?

May 1, 2019
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There was much grumbling among the crowds concerning [Jesus]; some were saying, “He is a good man”; others were saying, “No, on the contrary, He leads the people astray.” John 7:12 NASB It is always interesting to see how people…

Truth is not found within

Oct 30, 2018
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There is an ideology today that I hear quite often and it is poor in principle and flawed in doctrine. You may recognize this ideology as it appears in the following forms: “Live your truth” “Be who you really are”…

The Three Things Required to Build Upon The Rock of Christ

May 18, 2018
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There are 3 things that Jesus taught that enable one to build upon what he called his “rock.” Building upon his rock is critical to find safety from the floods and winds that cause one to fall and be received into…

“If it hasn’t happened to you—it should.”

Mar 17, 2018
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“If it hasn’t happened to you—it should.” [1] That’s what President Ezra Taft Benson had to say about the changing of the human heart and being born of God.  I would argue that if this has not happened in your life, then it should rise immediately…

Silent Night #LightTheWorld

Dec 11, 2017
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My father asked me to put a video together for their ward to help get people into the Christmas spirit and turn their thoughts to the Savior. As I was assembling images, I thought to myself how important it is…

Potential Literary Patterns in Helaman 5

Nov 26, 2017
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I was reading the words that Helaman taught to his sons, Nephi and Lehi and noticed some potential patterns. Helaman appears to have taught many things to his sons but we only have a few of these words recorded in…

The Mother, the Dove, Mercy, and the Holy Spirit

Sep 24, 2017
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For the past couple of years, I’ve been coming across fascinating tidbits of information that appear to show connections between the Holy Spirit and our Heavenly Mother. During a recent morning family scripture study in 1 Nephi 11, I noticed a…

Lehi Likes the Fruit, Nephi Likes the Tree

Jul 2, 2017
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In Lehi’s vision, there are 18 references to the fruit of the tree of life with only 9 references to the tree itself. (1 Nephi 8) In Nephi’s vision, there is a larger focus on the tree of life with…

We Witness His Resurrection Every Seventh Day

Jun 10, 2017
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Every Sabbath day, we witness the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Symbols of his body and blood rest on trays between white linens in a manner that resembles an actual body. When the ordinance begins, the white linens are drawn back…

The Parable of the Two Debtors

May 22, 2016
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Jesus once told a parable about two debtors. The first debtor owed the king 10,000 talents, but when the time came to pay up, he didn’t have the ability to. The king commanded that this debtor’s whole family and property were to…

Mercy and the Mother

Feb 22, 2016
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  I have put the words that I believe are related directly to the divine Mother motif in ALL CAPS AND BOLD. The following verses in this article area all connected to each other and certain key points have been emphasized….

Boundaries & Becoming

Aug 30, 2015
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Boundaries define everything that exists. Boundaries are where chaos ends and existence begins. Boundaries tell us what something is and what it isn’t. “[Christ’s] salvation depends on his being precisely what he is and nothing else;”  Lecture 7:9 If we read…

WWJD? or WITWJ?

May 22, 2015
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We all are familiar with the acronym that poses the thoughtful question “What Would Jesus Do?” But in pondering Matthew 25:37-40, another question came to mind, “What if They Were Jesus?” In certain situations, it is certainly profitable to wonder…

The Rise of Righteous Rulers: An Open Letter to Men

Jan 9, 2015
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I’ve been working on this particular article for months, maybe close to a year. I can keep tweaking this over and over or I can just share what I’ve got thus far, so that’s what I’m doing. Because I am…

Sharing the Gospel, a Sacrament Meeting Talk

Oct 4, 2014
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Recently, I was asked to speak in sacrament meeting with my wife on the subject of loving others by sharing the gospel. I thought posting the talk here might be beneficial to someone out there. I attempted to make the point…

The Holy Priesthood After the Order of the Son of God

Jun 6, 2014
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