Category Archives for "Study Topics"

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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Abram and the Joseph Smith Translation
Mar 12

Abram and the Joseph Smith Translation

Yesterday I finished getting the full Joseph Smith Translation added into Scripture Notes so today I went straight to Genesis 14 to study Melchizedek. However, before I even got to those verses I discovered something I’d never seen about Abraham before. Watch it here:

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Becoming one with God
Mar 05

Becoming One With God

Why does the Lord want us to become one with him? For what purpose does it serve and how do we do it? Watch this video to learn what the scriptures say.    

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ChatGPT responds to a gospel question
Feb 12

A Gospel Question for ChatGPT

You’ve all probably heard about the ChatGPT A.I. system and seen some of the amazing things it can do. I’ve played with it a little and laughed having some fun with it like asking what kind of dog different Lord of the Rings characters would have (a few fun answers below), but yesterday I thought […]

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Judged out of the Books
Feb 05

Judged out of the Books

This week I was a guest on the High Five Live show with Scott Anderson, a long time CES teacher. It was a lot of fun to talk about searching the scriptures with him and he allowed me to showcase Scripture Notes for their viewers. Later, I decided to make a bit of a tutorial […]

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Line of demarcation
Jan 29

Godspell and A Line of Demarcation

I returned home from church today trying to find a quote someone had shared in Sunday School. He’d said it was from Orson F. Whitney and when I couldn’t find it, I contacted him and he misspoke and it was from George Albert Smith. However, this did let me discover something I thought I would […]

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Jesus is my crutch
Jan 22

Jesus is my Crutch

  It was 31 years ago this April when I was attending Utah State University and playing in an intramural soccer tournament with friends from my Mountain View dorm. We had a really good team and didn’t take ourselves too seriously so we were having a blast. A Moment of Glory I remember one glorious […]

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What happened between the Old and New Testaments
Jan 01

What happened between the Old and New Testaments?

Something that doesn’t get a lot of attention is the span of time between the Old and New Testaments. After Malachi around 450 BC, we don’t get much in the way of historical background setting the stage for the appearance of Christ in the New Testament. What happened during that time? There was a Greek […]

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Taking up the cross
Dec 25

Taking Up the Cross and Despising the Shame

  Last week I shared how to study a topic in depth with careful reading and asking questions. This week I wanted to dive into one of the subtopics and verses found from last week. In Hebrews 12:2, Paul wrote: 2. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy […]

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