Post series: Extraction Method Scripture Study

The Scripture Study Habit That Changed My Life – Part 2: the Doctrine

This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Extraction Method Scripture Study” I originally intended to make this 2nd part about how I personally use the method outlined in part 1. I’ve decided that perhaps a key piece was missing and should be covered first: the doctrine. This post is a doctrinal explanation of why this scripture study habit was so life changing for me. As President Boyd K. Packer said: True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior. …...

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The Scripture Study Habit That Changed My Life – Part 1: the Method

This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Extraction Method Scripture Study” Around a year ago I found myself struggling spiritually. My faith was still in-tact, but it felt like my relationship with God was minimal. My desire to serve others and in my calling were weak enough that either one often felt like a chore at best. Questions that arose often shook me and I found myself revisiting questions that I’d previously investigated deeply and resolved. While I think deep questioning can be a good and positive thing, it was merely a symptom in this case. I prayed frequently...

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