Great are the Words of Isaiah

Resource 6: Searching & Making Isaiah Plain

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The Savior said “great are the words of Isaiah,” (3 Nephi 23:1) while Nephi told us “Isaiah spake many things which were hard for many of my people to understand; for they know not concerning the manner of prophesying among the Jews” (2 Nephi 25:1).  Yet the Savior also declared “a commandment I give unto […]

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Using search engines to research the scriptures

Resource 5: Search Engines

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The Power of the Internet So much has been said about the scriptures in so many places online, it only makes sense to use search engines at appropriate times to find meanings in certain verses. Not everything in the scriptures is meant to be learned by revelation. Why should the Lord give a revelation to […]

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Deep Scripture Study

A Deeper Reading of the Scriptures

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Monotony, Your New BFF This week I’d like you to experience studying deeper into the scriptures by reading a single chapter, or section of a chapter, every day for that week. If you are an experienced student of the gospel, think of how many times you may have read a work of scripture, and how […]

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Joseph Smith Translation

Resource 4: Joseph Smith Translation

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LDS Scripture Study AidsThe Inspired Version The Joseph Smith Translation (JST) of the Bible, also known as the Inspired Version (IV), was written by Joseph from 1830 to 1833. Our eighth article of faith states that “we believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly.” Joseph, in […]

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They did prosper in the land

They did Prosper in the Land

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What does it mean to prosper in the land? Twenty-one times in the Book of Mormon, the phrase “prosper in the land” is used. Nowhere else in scripture is that exact phrase found. Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines prosper as: To carry to or toward, to favor, to render successful. This can mean a number of things […]

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LDS Citation Index

Resource 3: LDS Citation Index

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Finding Authoritative Quotes Some years ago a BYU professor named Richard Galbraith created a scripture citation index on paper which was later made into web and mobile apps by Stephen Liddle, also a BYU professor. Since then it has had additional programming by other students to enhance it into a wonderful resource that allows you […]

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Gifts of the Spirit

Seeking Gifts of the Spirit

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What are Gifts of the Spirit? This study topic is on Gifts of the Spirit because in everything we do, we need to be seeking these gifts. What are these gifts? In my view, I believe the gifts of the spirit are little slices of the divine attributes of God that he bestows on men […]

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As a Hen Gathereth her Chickens

As a Hen Gathereth her Chickens

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In the newly renovated Jordan River temple there is a beautiful piece of art by Jeff Hein depicting Christ and a young girl feeding chickens titled “As a Hen Gathereth.” This theme appears multiple times in scripture and makes for a great topic of study to see how to use Scripture Notes in a more […]

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