Category Archives for "Study Topics"

Scripture Study Techniques 8 Diagramming
Apr 26

Scripture Study Technique 8: Diagramming the One Lesson

Learning Styles – Painting Pictures Ever hear the idea that everyone has a different learning style? That some people are visual, audible, or tactile learners? It’s a popular theory, but it’s false. A study by several psychologists showed there is no evidence of this. Someone may have a preference for how they want to learn […]

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Apr 19

Inasmuch – Tangents in the Book of Mormon

I recently made a presentation to attendees of the FIRM Foundation conference regarding Scripture Notes. I wanted to share something from the scriptures and demonstrate the power of searching the scriptures. The presentation was titled “If/Then Statements in the Book of Mormon.” I wrote a little about this in the blog post a few weeks […]

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Eternal laws that bind God
Mar 29

Eternal Laws that Bind God

Have you ever heard someone ask the question, “is there anything God can’t do?” The scriptures tell us the answer to that question is “yes.” There are several verses in the scriptures that indicate things that would cause God to “cease to be God.” In this article I will try to explore those things and […]

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Music Theory and Gospel Theory
Mar 22

Gospel Theory – a harmony of principled living

What do you think about when you hear the word theory? Is it speculation? Is gospel speculation appropriate? Is it necessary? Or do you think of a scientific theory such as the theory of relativity? The last couple weeks I’ve written about the topics of doctrine and principle as mentioned in a couple verses in […]

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Principles of the gospel and if/then logic
Mar 15

Principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and If/Then Logic

In last week’s blog post on the doctrines of the gospel and particularly the doctrine of Christ, we highlighted the overarching themes that God has given to man to comfort the soul and inspire the mind. In today’s topic, we’ll address the principles of the gospel that accompany the doctrines. Doctrinal Review Recall that doctrines […]

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Doctrine of Christ
Mar 08

The Doctrine of Christ and other Doctrines of the Gospel

In last week’s study topic on being instructed more perfectly, I introduced a theme that I want to continue with for a few weeks. Ending last week’s post I encouraged you to examine the word “law” throughout the scriptures. This week we’ll discuss doctrine. As mentioned last week, Elder Bednar said doctrines answer the “why” […]

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Knock and it shall be opened unto you
Feb 23

Knock and it Shall be Opened Unto You

When I served a mission a few decades ago, we did a lot of knocking on doors. We always hoped the “knock and it shall be opened unto you” verses would come to pass and people would be at home and actually go beyond that and invite us into their homes. Sometimes, studying the scriptures […]

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seek and ye shall find
Feb 16

The Scriptural Command: Seek and ye Shall Find

Seek and ye shall find me As children we all probably played the game of hide and seek. Some people find a hiding spot and another tries to find everyone. One of our children always seemed to excel at this game and would find the most ingenious spots you wouldn’t expect someone to be hiding […]

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ask and ye shall receive
Feb 09

Ask and ye Shall Receive

For most of my life I’ve been the typical say your morning and nightly prayers kind of person. I had certain assumptions that things would just flow into my life in the right timing of the Lord and that I could ask for things I desired in righteousness and receive them, but I wasn’t really […]

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