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

Ancient library documents
May 21

A Letter from Christ

When we think about the life of Christ, do we put him into a New Testament textual “box” such that he couldn’t have done anything other than what we read about? We know John said if all the things Jesus did were written it would fill the books of the world. Small writings in the […]

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32 Missions of Jesus Christ
May 14

32 Missions of Jesus Christ

After completing the video on the 17 missions of the Holy Ghost, I wanted to continue and see what missions and roles Jesus Christ has in scripture. I decided to break them up into 3 categories. Pre-mortal, mortal, and post-mortal roles. By my simple research, I count 32 different missions he has to play in […]

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Melanie Stroud The Power of the Word
May 08

Melanie Stroud, the Power of the Word

Please join us for a special webinar with guest Melanie Stroud, author and host of the popular weekly podcast “Come Follow Me for Us.” Melanie has just released her book, “Feasting on the Words of Christ,” and if you’ve never heard her podcast, she is a storyteller and she loves the scriptures. In this video […]

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Mustard seeds
May 07

Faith as a Mustard Seed

In Luke 17:6, the Lord says, “If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.” In Matthew 17:20, the author records Jesus as saying, “If ye have faith […]

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House of Jacob
Apr 30

An Example of Digging

Recently I posted a video on 17 Missions of the Holy Ghost. I am presently working on missions of Jesus Christ, and after that missions of our Heavenly Father. This morning I thought I would just share an example of what to do when you have a question about a scripture. The text is from […]

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Mighty Prayer and the Word of God
Apr 23

Mighty Prayer and the Word of God

When we want to learn a subject we should closely examine what the scriptures and prophets have said about it. A very careful reading, and putting related verses next to each other, will reveal things we wouldn’t otherwise notice. Asking questions and seeking those answers, we can find insights into the topic that are hidden […]

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How to teach from the scriptures using Scripture Notes
Apr 16

How to Teach from the Scriptures Using Scripture Notes

Are you a teacher? Do you want a slick way to reference both your notes and the scriptures while you’re teaching your class? With Scripture Notes you can teach from a laptop, tablet, mobile device, or print out your lesson. Here’s how. Watch it in action (visit article page): Read it: 1) Create and save […]

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17 missions of the Holy Ghost
Apr 09

17 Missions of the Holy Ghost

While preparing a presentation for an upcoming conference, I had an experience that led me to study the Topical Guide entry for “Holy Ghost, Missions of” and I wanted to share it because it really surprised me. I had no real comprehension for how broad a mission the Holy Ghost has in this world and […]

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Terryl Givens Christ as Healer
Mar 31

Christ as Healer – Webinar with Terryl Givens

How do the history of biblical translation and a few interpretive aids open new possibilities for understanding Christ’s role in our lives, and key terms like salvation and repentance? Enjoy this webinar with gospel scholar Terryl Givens. Biography: Terryl Lynn Givens is a senior research fellow with the Neal A. Maxwell Institute of Religious Scholarship […]

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Mar 19

How to Keep a Journal in Scripture Notes – New

New feature: You now have the ability to keep a journal in Scripture Notes. This might just be a spiritual journal you use to record your experiences in each day, or your full journal. What’s really cool is in keeping your journal this way, you can tie your experiences to scriptures if you want, collection […]

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