Category: scriptures & study
Romans 7: The law of Moses is fulfilled in Christ—Paul delights in the law of God after the inward man.
Romans 8: The law of Christ brings life and peace—Those adopted as children of God become joint heirs with Christ—God’s elect are foreordained to eternal life—Christ makes intercession for man.
Romans 9: Paul explains how the law of election (foreordination) operates—The people of Israel are chosen (foreordained) to receive the adoption, covenants, promises, and blessings of the gospel; yet they are not all Israel who are of Israel—They must seek their blessings by faith—The Gentiles also attain to righteousness and salvation by faith.
Romans 10: Salvation comes through righteousness to those who believe in Christ—Faith comes by hearing the gospel taught by legal administrators sent of God.
Romans 11: Israel was chosen (foreordained) according to the election of grace—But some harden their hearts against it—The Gentiles are adopted into the house of Israel—The gospel goes preferentially to the Gentiles until the fulness of the Gentiles.
Romans 12: Paul counsels the Saints to present their bodies as a living sacrifice, to use their own grace-given gifts, and to live as Saints should live.
Romans 13: Paul counsels, Be subject unto God’s ministers; keep the commandments; love one another; righteousness leads to salvation.
Romans 14: PAvoid quarreling about opinions and making unrighteous judgment of each other—Every knee will bow to Christ—The kingdom of God embraces righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Romans 15: True Saints fellowship one another—Paul recounts his diligence in preaching the gospel—The gifts of the Spirit are poured out upon the Gentiles.
Romans 16: Paul sends greetings to various Saints—He counsels the Saints to avoid those who cause divisions—The Saints should be wise concerning good and innocent concerning evil.Read More
After the Savior was judged by Pontius Pilate within the confines of the palace of Herod, Pilate again brought Jesus before the Jewish leaders.
As Pilate exclaimed Christ’s innocence, the Jewish leaders asked that his blood be upon them. Ironically, the word “atone” means to cover.Read More
Years ago, I heard a Bishop say: “Brothers and sisters, the restoration was messy.” I didn’t think much about his wording at the time. But over the few years following (including my mission), I encountered a lot of people wanting to “educate” me about early Church leaders. Joseph Smith was the most common target, of course. They cited all sorts of stories about him that seemingly “proved” he was a lying, womanizing con man.
I mostly brushed off these claims during my mission. Those critics were not historians. I knew their agenda. I figured they were mostly lies, or at least huge distortions of the history. So, when I got home from my mission, I bought an 800-page history of Joseph Smith. It was written by an active stake patriarch and Church historian who worked on the Joseph Smith Papers project, so I figured his book would blow away all those false accusations with the fiery testimony of truth.
But I was surprised to find that instead of tearing down all the stories the critics had told me, history largely confirmed them. And you know what? That’s OK!Read More
VIDEO: A quick history of the Christus statue and how it came to be in Salt Lake City and Rome (credit Deseret News)
How a replica of a Danish artist’s statue, which was quarried from stone in Carrara, Italy, was replicated for Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, and how new replicas of the Christus and statues of the Twelve Apostles were created for a new visitors’ center at the Rome Italy Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Read More
COME, FOLLOW ME LESSON AIDS: MARCH 11–MARCH 17; Matthew 10–12; Mark 2; Luke 7; 11 (These Twelve Jesus Sent Forth)
As you read Matthew 10–12; Mark 2 and Luke 7; 11, make note of the impressions you receive and consider recording them!Read More
Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 7 study aids: February 11–17, 2019; John 2–4 (Ye Must Be Born Again)
See some of the great material that supplements your learning for the “Ye Must Be Born Again” Come, Follow Me Lesson.Read More
Come, Follow Me lesson aids: January 28–February 3; Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3 (PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD)
This is post 3 of 31 in the series “Come, Follow Me 2019” Official LDS lesson material...Read More
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