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Oak Norton - Just trying to share a love of the scriptures with others.

Abiding in the presence of God Phil McLemore
Nov 20

Abiding in the Presence of God Webinar with Phil McLemore

LDS Church President, David O. McKay, stated that, “Meditation is one of the most secret, most sacred doors through which we pass into the presence of the Lord.”  In our upcoming webinar with Phil McLemore, you will learn why meditation, as spiritual practice, is the deepest form of prayer and the key to the spiritual […]

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Using the Bible Dictionary, Bible Hub, and Google Maps
Nov 06

Using the Bible Dictionary, Bible Hub, and Google Maps

When you study the scriptures, what tools do you use to get the context for what you are studying? With Scripture Notes it’s really easy to get the background material for what you are reading about in the Bible. In this brief video, I demonstrate using the Bible Dictionary, Bible Hub with it’s timeline content, […]

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Oct 30

Of Wizards and Necromancers

No, this isn’t a Lord of the Rings post (darn it), but in that classic work, there are good (Gandalf) and evil (Saruman) wizards and necromancers (Sauron). It’s an epic fantasy tale that sparks the imagination concerning unseen powers and abilities mere mortals don’t possess. In fiction, such tales show the struggle good has against […]

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Jeremiah, Daniel, Susanna, Bel and the Dragon
Oct 23

Jeremiah, Daniel, Susanna, and Bel and the Dragon

While listening Jeremiah 51 this week, I was struck when I heard, “And I will punish Bel in Babylon” (verse 44). It hit me that there was a chapter in the Apocrypha that is called Bel and the Dragon. I immediately went and started reading from it to see how it tied together as I […]

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Names of God and Two Level Tagging
Oct 09

Names of God and 2-Level Tagging

Last week at the General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Elder Jonathan Schmitt gave a talk entitled “That They Might Know Thee.” In his talk he mentions having studied the scriptures and creating a list of over 300 names for Christ as found therein. I immediately though about how to […]

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Jesus Christ Savior of the Universe webinar Phill Wright
Oct 06

Jesus Christ – Savior of the Universe with Author Phill Wright

Through Jesus Christ, Heavenly Father Created worlds without number.  He gave each world the Plan of Salvation, and Jehovah became the Savior and Redeemer of ALL mankind in every world He created. From Sunday, October 23rd, please enjoy this webinar with out of this world author Phill Wright, presenting on “Jesus Christ – Savior of […]

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Isaiah's 7 part structure
Oct 02

America as Egypt – Isaiah Made Simple

How well do you know Isaiah? How well would you like to? Years ago I listened to Dr. Avraham Gileadi’s Analytical Commentary on Isaiah (about 30 hours of audio) and was amazed how much more it made sense after having him explain it (The commentary is free online and I’ll show you how to access […]

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Apocrypha online
Sep 25

New Content: Apocrypha added to Scripture Notes

The Apocrypha has just been added to the Scripture Notes library for you to access. If you are unfamiliar with what this is, the Apocrypha is a collection of ancient texts that appeared in many versions of the Bible, placed between the Old and New Testaments. Depending on the religious background of an individual they […]

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Trust vs Reliance
Sep 18

Trusting vs. Relying on the Lord

It’s one thing to say you have faith in God. It’s a completely different thing to be put into a position of full reliance on him. A couple weeks ago I got an email from Jerilynn Carter and she shared a great thought on the difference between trusting God and relying on God. She gave […]

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