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2024 Study Summary 8: “HOW GREAT THE PLAN OF OUR GOD”

2 Nephi 6–10 “HOW GREAT THE PLAN OF OUR GOD” 2 Nephi 6. Jacob recounts Jewish history: The Babylonian captivity and return; the ministry and crucifixion of the Holy One of Israel; the help received from the Gentiles; and the Jews’ latter-day restoration when they believe in the Messiah. About 559–545 B.C. 2 Nephi 7. Jacob continues reading from Isaiah: Isaiah speaks messianically—The Messiah will have the tongue of the…

2024 Study Summary 7: “WE LIVED AFTER THE MANNER OF HAPPINESS”

2 Nephi 3–5 “WE LIVED AFTER THE MANNER OF HAPPINESS” 2 Nephi 3. Joseph in Egypt saw the Nephites in vision—He prophesied of Joseph Smith, the latter-day seer; of Moses, who would deliver Israel; and of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. About 588–570 B.C. 2 Nephi 4 Lehi counsels and blesses his posterity—He dies and is buried—Nephi glories in the goodness of God—Nephi puts his trust in…

2024 Study Summary 6: “FREE TO CHOOSE LIBERTY AND ETERNAL LIFE, THROUGH THE GREAT MEDIATOR”

2 Nephi 1–2 “FREE TO CHOOSE LIBERTY AND ETERNAL LIFE, THROUGH THE GREAT MEDIATOR”   2 Nephi 1. Lehi prophesies of a land of liberty—His seed will be scattered and smitten if they reject the Holy One of Israel—He exhorts his sons to put on the armor of righteousness. About 588–570 B.C. 2 Nephi 2. Redemption comes through the Holy Messiah—Freedom of choice (agency) is essential to existence and progression—Adam…

2024 Study Summary 5: “I WILL PREPARE THE WAY BEFORE YOU”

1 Nephi 16–22 “I WILL PREPARE THE WAY BEFORE YOU”   1 Nephi 16. The wicked take the truth to be hard—Lehi’s sons marry the daughters of Ishmael—The Liahona guides their course in the wilderness—Messages from the Lord are written on the Liahona from time to time—Ishmael dies; his family murmurs because of afflictions. About 600– 592 B.C. 1 Nephi 17. Nephi is commanded to build a ship—His brethren oppose…

2024 Study Summary 4: “ARMED WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS AND WITH THE POWER OF GOD”

1 Nephi 11–15 “ARMED WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS AND WITH THE POWER OF GOD”   1 Nephi 11. Nephi sees the Spirit of the Lord and is shown in vision the tree of life—He sees the mother of the Son of God and learns of the condescension of God—He sees the baptism, ministry, and crucifixion of the Lamb of God—He sees also the call and ministry of the Twelve Apostles of the…

2024 Study Summary 3: “COME AND PARTAKE OF THE FRUIT”

1 Nephi 6–10 “COME AND PARTAKE OF THE FRUIT”   1 Nephi 6. Nephi writes of the things of God—Nephi’s purpose is to persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham and be saved. [About 600–592 B.C.]   1 Nephi 7. Lehi’s sons return to Jerusalem and invite Ishmael and his household to join them in their journey—Laman and others rebel—Nephi exhorts his brethren to have faith in the Lord—They…

2024 Study Summary 2: “I WILL GO AND DO”

1 Nephi 1–5 “I WILL GO AND DO” 1 Nephi 1. Nephi begins the record of his people—Lehi sees in vision a pillar of fire and reads from a book of prophecy—He praises God, foretells the coming of the Messiah, and prophesies the destruction of Jerusalem—He is persecuted by the Jews. [About 600 B.C.] 1 Nephi 2. Lehi takes his family into the wilderness by the Red Sea—They leave their…

2024 Study Summary 1: “ANOTHER TESTAMENT OF JESUS CHRIST”

Introductory Pages of the Book of Mormon "ANOTHER TESTAMENT OF JESUS CHRIST” It is important that the actual scriptures be read. The Holy Land and Jewish insights are added to help the teacher and student “go back” to the setting in which the scriptures were given, and to better understand the general Jewish views of those scriptures. Jewish views have varied with time and dispersion. Yet understanding the Jews (basically…

2023 Study Summary 53: “HE THAT OVERCOMETH SHALL INHERIT ALL THINGS”

Revelation 15–22 “HE THAT OVERCOMETH SHALL INHERIT ALL THINGS” Revelation 15. Exalted Saints praise God in celestial glory forever. Revelation 16. God pours out plagues upon the wicked—The nations assemble for Armageddon—Christ comes, islands flee, and mountains cease. Revelation 17. John is shown that Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and abominations, has become established throughout the earth. Revelation 18. The Saints are called out of Babylon lest they…

2023 Study Summary 52: “GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY”

Christmas “GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY” Christmas, to the Latter-day Saint, is both reminiscent and prophetic—a reminder of two great and solemn events, which will yet be regarded universally as the mightiest and most wonderful happenings in the history of the human race. These events were predestined to take place upon this planet before it was created. One of these was the coming of the Savior in the meridian of…

2023 Study Summary 51: “THEY OVERCAME . . . BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB”

Revelation 6–14 “THEY OVERCAME . . . BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB”   Revelation 6. Christ opens the six seals, and John sees the events therein—In the fifth seal, he sees the Christian martyrs; and in the sixth, he sees the signs of the times. Revelation 7. John also sees in the sixth seal the Restoration of the gospel, the sealing of the 144,000, and the hosts of the…

2023 Study Summary 50: “GLORY, AND POWER, BE UNTO THE LAMB FOR EVER”

Revelation 1–5 “GLORY, AND POWER, BE UNTO THE LAMB FOR EVER” Revelation 1. Christ chooses some as kings and priests unto God—Christ will come again—John sees the risen Lord. Revelation 2. He who overcomes will gain eternal life, avoid the second death, inherit the celestial kingdom, and rule many kingdoms. Revelation 3. He who overcomes will retain his name in the book of life, reach godhood, and be with Jesus…

2023 Study Summary 49: “GOD IS LOVE”

1–3 John; Jude “GOD IS LOVE”   1 John 1. The Saints gain fellowship with God by obedience—We must confess our sins to gain forgiveness. 1 John 2. Christ is our Advocate with the Father—We know God by obedience—Love not the world—Anti-Christs will come in the last days. 1 John 3. The sons of God will become like Christ—Love for others is required to gain eternal life—Obedience ensures us an…

2023 Study Summary 48: “REJOICE WITH JOY UNSPEAKABLE AND FULL OF GLORY”

1 and 2 Peter “REJOICE WITH JOY UNSPEAKABLE AND FULL OF GLORY” 1 Peter 1. The trial of our faith precedes salvation—Christ was foreordained to be the Redeemer. 1 Peter 2. Converts are newborn babes in Christ—He is the chief cornerstone—Saints hold a royal priesthood and are a peculiar people—Saints are in subjection to the laws of man. 1 Peter 3. Husbands and wives should honor each other—Saints should live…

2023 Study Summary 47: “BE YE DOERS OF THE WORD, AND NOT HEARERS ONLY”

James “AN HIGH PRIEST OF GOOD THINGS TO COME” James 1. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God—Resist temptation—Be doers of the word—James explains how to recognize pure religion.  James 2. God has chosen the poor of this world who are rich in faith—Salvation is gained by keeping the whole law—Faith without works is dead.  James 3. By governing the tongue, we gain perfection—Heavenly wisdom is…

2023 Study Summary 46: “AN HIGH PRIEST OF GOOD THINGS TO COME”

Hebrew 7–13 “AN HIGH PRIEST OF GOOD THINGS TO COME” Hebrews 7. The Melchizedek Priesthood brings exaltation and administers the gospel—It is received with an oath and covenant—The superiority of the Melchizedek Priesthood over the Aaronic Priesthood is explained—Salvation comes through the intercession of Christ. Hebrews 8. Christ offered Himself as a sacrifice for sin—God promised to make a new covenant with Israel. Hebrews 9. The Mosaic ordinances prefigured Christ’s…

2023 Study Summary 45: “JESUS CHRIST, THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION”

Hebrew 1–6 “JESUS CHRIST, THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION” Hebrews 1. The Son is in the express image of the person of the Father—Christ is the Only Begotten Son and thus above the angels. Hebrews 2. Jesus came to suffer death and save men—He came to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. Hebrews 3. Christ is the Apostle and High Priest of our profession—Jesus, being the Son, is…

2023 Study Summary 44: “BE THOU AN EXAMPLE OF THE BELIEVERS”

1 and 2 Thessalonians  “BE THOU AN EXAMPLE OF THE BELIEVERS”   1 Timothy 1. Counsel is given to teach true doctrine only—Christ came to save repentant sinners.  1 Timothy 2. We should pray for all people—Christ is our Mediator—Women should dress modestly—Women are blessed in childbearing and are admonished to continue in faith, charity, and holiness. 1 Timothy 3. Qualifications are given for bishops and deacons—Great is the mystery…

2023 Study Summary 43: “PERFECT THAT WHICH IS LACKING IN YOUR FAITH”

1 and 2 Thessalonians “PERFECT THAT WHICH IS LACKING IN YOUR FAITH” 1 Thessalonians 1. The gospel comes both in word and in power. 1 Thessalonians 2. True ministers preach in a godly manner—Converts are the glory and joy of missionaries. 1 Thessalonians 3. The Saints are told to perfect that which is lacking in their faith. 1 Thessalonians 4, The Saints are told to be holy, sanctify themselves, and…

2023 Study Summary 42: “I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENS ME”

Philippians; Colossians “I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENS ME” Philippians 1. All that happened to Paul furthered the gospel cause—Our conduct should be worthy of the gospel.  Philippians 2. Saints should be of one mind and one spirit—Every knee will bow to Christ—Saints must work out their salvation—Paul faces martyrdom with joy.  Philippians 3. Paul sacrifices all things for Christ—True ministers set examples of righteousness.  Philippians 4.…

2023 Study Summary 41: “FOR THE PERFECTING OF THE SAINTS”

Ephesians “FOR THE PERFECTING OF THE SAINTS” Ephesians 1. The Saints are foreordained to receive the gospel—The gospel is to be restored in the latter days—The Saints are sealed by the Holy Spirit of Promise—They know God and Christ by revelation. Ephesians 2. We are saved by grace through faith—The blood of Christ saves Jew and Gentile alike—The Church is built upon the foundation of apostles and prophets. Ephesians 3.…

2023 Study Summary 40: “WALK IN THE SPIRIT”

Galatians “WALK IN THE SPIRIT” Galatians 1. Preachers of false gospels are accursed—Paul received the gospel by revelation—He believed, was taught, and preached to the Gentiles. Galatians 2. Paul goes to Jerusalem—He contends for the true gospel—Salvation comes through Christ. Galatians 3. God gave the gospel to Abraham—The Mosaic law was added because of transgressions—The law was a schoolmaster until Christ—The Saints are children of God by faith—All who are…

2023 Study Summary 39: “GOD LOVETH A CHEERFUL GIVER”

2 Corinthians 8–13 “GOD LOVETH A CHEERFUL GIVER” 2 Corinthians 8. True Saints impart of their substance to the poor—Christ, out of His poverty, brought eternal riches. 2 Corinthians 9. God loves and rewards a cheerful giver—Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift. 2 Corinthians 10. Bring every thought into obedience—Paul glories in the Lord. 2 Corinthians 11. Maintain the simplicity that is in Christ—Satan sends forth false apostles—Paul…

2023 Study Summary 38: “BE YE RECONCILED TO GOD”

2 Corinthians 1–7 “BE YE RECONCILED TO GOD” 2 Corinthians 1. God comforts and cares for His Saints—The Saints are sealed and given assurance by the Spirit in their hearts. 2 Corinthians 2. Saints should love and forgive one another—They always triumph in Christ. 2 Corinthians 3. The gospel surpasses the law of Moses—Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 4. Gospel light shines on…

2023 Study Summary 37: “GOD IS NOT THE AUTHOR OF CONFUSION, BUT OF PEACE”

1 Corinthians 14–16 “GOD IS NOT THE AUTHOR OF CONFUSION, BUT OF PEACE” 1 Corinthians 14. People should desire spiritual gifts—Tongues and prophecy are compared—Prophecy is the greater gift—Paul says, You may all prophesy; covet to prophesy. 1 Corinthians 15. Christ died for our sins—He rose from the dead and was seen by many—All men will be resurrected—Paul speaks of baptism for the dead—The three degrees of glory are described—Victory…

2023 Study Summary 36: “YE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST”

1 Corinthians 8-13 “YE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST” 1 Corinthians 8. There are many gods and many lords—To us there is one God (the Father) and one Lord, who is Christ. 1 Corinthians 9. Paul rejoices in his Christian liberty—He preaches the gospel to all without charge—He is all things to all men to gain converts. 1 Corinthians 10. Christ is the God of Israel and the spiritual Rock…

2023 Study Summary 35: “BE PERFECTLY JOINED TOGETHER”

1 Corinthians 1-7 “BE PERFECTLY JOINED TOGETHER” 1 Corinthians 1. True Saints are perfectly united in the same mind and in the same judgment—Preach the gospel and save souls—The gospel is preached by the weak and the simple. 1 Corinthians 2. The gospel is preached by the power of the Spirit—The Spirit reveals all things to the Saints—The unrepentant natural man cannot receive the things of the Spirit of God.…

2023 Study Summary 34: “OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD”

Romans 7–16 “OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD” Romans 7. The law of Moses is fulfilled in Christ—Paul delights in the law of God after the inward man. Romans 8. The law of Christ brings life and peace—Those adopted as children of God become joint heirs with Christ—God’s elect are foreordained to eternal life—Christ makes intercession for man. Romans 9. Paul explains how the law of election (foreordination) operates—The people of Israel…

2023 Study Summary 33: “THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION”

Romans 1–6 “THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION” Romans 1. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation through Jesus Christ—The wrath of God rests on those guilty of murder, homosexual practices, fornication, and other sins if the guilty do not repent. Romans 2. God will render to every person according to his or her deeds—Both Jews and Gentiles will be judged by gospel laws. Romans 3. Man is…

2023 Study Summary 32: “A MINISTER AND A WITNESS”

Acts 22–28 “A MINISTER AND A WITNESS” Acts 22. Paul recounts the story of his conversion and also tells of seeing Jesus in a vision—He is accorded some privileges as a Roman citizen. Acts 23. Paul is smitten at Ananias’s order—The Lord again appears to Paul—Forty Jews plot his death—He is delivered over to Felix. Acts 24. Paul is accused of sedition—He answers in defense of his life and doctrine—He…

2023 Study Summary 31: “THE LORD HAD CALLED US FOR TO PREACH THE GOSPEL”

Acts 16–21 “THE LORD HAD CALLED US FOR TO PREACH THE GOSPEL” Acts 16. Paul is directed in a vision to preach in Macedonia—He casts an evil spirit out of a woman—He and Silas are imprisoned, and they convert the jailor—They admonish all to believe on the Lord Jesus and be saved. Acts 17. Paul and Silas preach and are persecuted in Thessalonica and in Berea—Paul, in Athens, preaches from…

2023 Study Summary 30: “THE WORD OF GOD GREW AND MULTIPLIED”

Acts 10–15 “THE WORD OF GOD GREW AND MULTIPLIED” Acts 10. An angel ministers to Cornelius—Peter, in a vision, is commanded to take the gospel to the Gentiles—The gospel is taught by witnesses—The Holy Ghost falls upon the Gentiles. Acts 11. God grants the gift of repentance to the Gentiles—The disciples are first called Christians at Antioch—The Church is guided by revelation. Acts12. Saul persecutes the Church—The martyrdom of James…

2023 Study Summary 29: “WHAT WILT THOU HAVE ME TO DO?”

Acts 6–9 “WHAT WILT THOU HAVE ME TO DO?” Acts 6. The Apostles choose seven to assist them—Stephen is tried before the council. Acts 7. Stephen recounts the history of Israel and names Moses as a prototype of Christ—He testifies of the apostasy in Israel—He sees Jesus on the right hand of God—Stephen’s testimony is rejected, and he is stoned to death. Acts 8. Saul persecutes the Church—Philip’s ministry in…

2023 Study Summary 28: “YE SHALL BE WITNESSES UNTO ME”

Acts 1–5 “YE SHALL BE WITNESSES UNTO ME” Acts 1. Jesus ministers for forty days after His resurrection—The kingdom is to be restored to Israel at a later time—The Twelve are to bear witness in Jerusalem, Judæa, Samaria, and the uttermost parts of the earth—Jesus ascends into heaven—Matthias is chosen to fill the vacancy in the Twelve.Acts 2. The Spirit is poured out on the day of Pentecost—Peter testifies of…

2023 Study Summary 27: “He Is Risen”

Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20-21 “HE IS RISEN” Matthew 28. Christ the Lord is risen—He appears to many—He has all power in heaven and earth—He sends the Apostles to teach and baptize all nations. Mark 16. Christ is risen—He appears to Mary Magdalene, then to others—He sends the Apostles to preach and promises that signs will follow faith—He ascends into heaven. Luke 24. Angels announce the resurrection…

2023 Study Summary 26: It is finished

Matthew 27; Mark 15; Luke 23; John 19 “IT IS FINISHED” Matthew 27. Jesus is accused and condemned before Pilate—Barabbas is released—Jesus is mocked, crucified, and buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. Mark 15. Pilate decrees the death of Jesus—Jesus is mocked and crucified between two thieves—He dies and is buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. Luke 23. Jesus is taken before Pilate, then to Herod,…

2023 Study Summary 25: Not my will, but thine, be done

Luke 22; John 18 “NOT MY WILL, BUT THINE, BE DONE” Luke 22. Jesus institutes the sacrament—He suffers in Gethsemane and is betrayed andarrested—Peter denies knowing Him—Jesus is smitten and mocked. John 18. Jesus is betrayed and arrested—He is examined and maltreated first before Annas, then before Caiaphas—Peter denies knowing Jesus—Jesus is arraigned before Pilate. What does the Jewish sequence of wine followed by breadteach? Analyzing Biblical symbolism and the…

2023 Study Summary 24: Continue In My Love

John 14–17 “CONTINUE IN MY LOVE” John 14. Jesus speaks of many mansions—He says that He is the way, the truth, and thelife and that to see Him is to see the Father—He promises the first and second Comforters. John 15. Jesus is the vine; His disciples are the branches—He discourses on the perfect law of love—His servantshave been chosen and ordained by Him—The world hates and fights true religion—He…

2023 Study Summary 23: In Remembrance

Matthew 26; Mark 14; John 13 "In Remembrance" Matthew 26. Jesus is anointed—He keeps the Passover and institutes the sacrament—He suffers in Gethsemane, is betrayed by Judas, and is taken before Caiaphas—Peter denies that he knows Jesus. Mark 15. Jesus is anointed with oil—He eats the Passover, institutes the sacrament, suffers in Gethsemane, and is betrayed by Judas—Jesus is falsely accused, and Peter denies that he knows Him. John 13.…

2023 Study Summary 22: The Son of Man Shall Come

JS-Matthew 1; Matthew 24–25; Mark 12-13; Luke 21 "The Son of Man Shall Come" JS-Matthew 1. An extract from the translation of the Bible as revealed to Joseph Smith the Prophet in 1831: Matthew 23:39 and chapter 24. Matthew 24. Jesus foretells the doom of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple—Great calamities will precede His Second Coming—He gives the parable of the fig tree. Matthew 25. Jesus gives the…

2023 Study Summary 20: What Lack I Yet?

Matthew 19–20; Mark 10; Luke 18 "What Lack I Yet?" Matthew 19. Jesus teaches about marriage and divorce—Eternal life is for those who keep the commandments—The Twelve Apostles will judge the house of Israel. Matthew 20. Jesus gives the parable of the laborers in the vineyard—He foretells His crucifixion and resurrection—He came to give His life as a ransom for many. Mark 10. Jesus teaches the higher law of marriage—He…

2023 Study Summary 19: Rejoice With Me; For I Have Found My Sheep Which Was Lost

Luke 12–17; John 11 "Rejoice With Me; For I Have Found My Sheep Which Was Lost" Luke 12. Jesus teaches, Beware of hypocrisy; lay up treasures in heaven rather than on earth; prepare for the coming of the Lord; where much is given, much is required; preaching the gospel causes division. Luke 13. Jesus teaches, Repent or perish—He gives the parable of the barren fig tree, heals a woman on…

2023 Study Summary 18: I Am The Good Shepherd

John 7–10 "I Am The Good Shepherd" John 7. Jesus’ kinsmen do not believe—He teaches His Father’s doctrine and proclaims His divine sonship—Truth may be known through obedience—Jesus offers living water to all people—The people have various opinions concerning Him. John 8. The woman taken in adultery is brought before Christ—Christ is the Light of the world—He again proclaims that He is the Messiah—The true children of Abraham believe in…

2023 Study Summary 17: What Shall I Do To Inherit Eternal Life?

Matthew 18; Luke 10 "What Shall I Do To Inherit Eternal Life?" Matthew 18. Jesus explains how we are to treat our offending brethren—The Son of Man came to save that which was lost—All of the Twelve receive the keys of the kingdom—Jesus explains why we should forgive. Luke 10. Jesus calls, empowers, and instructs the Seventy—They preach and heal—Those who receive Christ’s disciples receive Christ—The Father is revealed by…

2023 Study Summary 16: Art Though The Christ

Matthew 15–17; Mark 7–9 "Art Though The Christ" Matthew 15. The scribes and Pharisees contend against Jesus—He heals the daughter of a gentile woman—He feeds the four thousand. Matthew 16. Jesus warns against the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees—Peter testifies that Jesus is the Christ and is promised the keys of the kingdom—Jesus foretells His death and resurrection. Matthew 17. Jesus is transfigured before Peter, James, and John on…

2023 Study Summary 15: O Grave, Where Is Thy Victory?

Easter "O Grave, Where Is Thy Victory?" Matthew 21. Jesus rides in triumph into Jerusalem—He cleanses the temple, curses the fig tree, and discusses authority—He gives the parables of the two sons and the wicked husbandmen. Matthew 22. Jesus gives the parable of the marriage of the king’s son—Pay tribute to Cæsar and to God—Worldly marriages endure in this life only—The first commandment is to love the Lord—Jesus asks, What…

2023 Study Summary 14: Be Not Afraid

Matthew 14; Mark 6; John 5–6 "Be Not Afraid" Matthew 14. John the Baptist is beheaded—Jesus feeds the five thousand and walks on the sea—Those who touch the hem of His garment are made whole. Mark 6. Jesus sends forth the Twelve—John the Baptist is beheaded by Herod—Our Lord feeds the five thousand, walks on the water, and heals multitudes. John 5. Jesus heals an invalid on the Sabbath—He explains…

2023 Study Summary 13: Who Hathe Ears To Hear, Let Him Hear

Matthew 13; Luke 8; 13 "Who Hathe Ears To Hear, Let Him Hear" Matthew 13. Jesus explains why He teaches with parables—He gives the parables of the sower, the wheat and the tares, the grain of mustard seed, the leaven, the treasure hidden in the field, the pearl of great price, and the net cast into the sea—A prophet is not honored by his own people. Luke 8. Jesus gives…

2023 Study Summary 12: I Will Give You Rest

Matthew 11–12; Luke 11 "I Will Give You Rest" Matthew 11 Jesus acclaims John as more than a prophet—The cities of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum are rebuked for unbelief—The Son reveals the Father—The yoke of Christ is easy, and His burden is light. Matthew 12Jesus proclaims Himself Lord of the Sabbath and heals on the Sabbath day—He is accused of casting out devils through the power of Beelzebub—He speaks of…

2023 Study Summary 11: These Twelve Jesus Sent Forth

Matthew 9–10; Mark 5; Luke 9 "These Twelve Jesus Sent Forth" Matthew 9 Jesus forgives sins, heals a paralytic, and calls Matthew—Jesus eats with sinners, heals a woman who touches His garments, and raises Jairus’s daughter to life—He opens the eyes of the blind, casts out a devil, and preaches the gospel. Matthew 10. Jesus instructs and empowers the Twelve Apostles and sends them forth to preach, minister, and heal…

2023 Study Summary 10: Thy Faith Has Saved Thee

Matthew 6–7 "Thy Faith Has Saved Thee" Matthew 8. Jesus heals a leper, cures the centurion’s servant and others, stills the tempest, and casts out devils—The devils enter a herd of swine. Mark 2. Jesus forgives sins, heals a paralytic, eats with tax gatherers and sinners, and announces that He is Lord of the Sabbath. Mark 3. Jesus heals on the Sabbath day—He chooses and ordains the Twelve Apostles—He asks,…

2023 Study Summary 9: He Taught Them As One Having Authority

Matthew 6–7 "He Taught Them As One Having Authority" Matthew 6. Jesus continues the Sermon on the Mount—He teaches the disciples the Lord’s Prayer—They are commanded to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. Matthew 7. Jesus concludes the Sermon on the Mount—He commands, Judge not; ask of God; beware of false prophets—He promises salvation to those who do the will of the Father. How biblical is “giving?”…

2023 Study Summary 8: Blessed Are Ye

Matthew 6; Luke 6 "Blessed Are Ye" Matthew 5. Jesus preaches the Sermon on the Mount—Its teachings replace and transcend some aspects of the law of Moses—All are commanded to be perfect like their Father in Heaven. Luke 6. Jesus heals on the Sabbath—He chooses the Twelve Apostles—He pronounces blessings upon the obedient and woes upon the wicked. How can I visualize the Mount of Beatitudes? It is a peaceful…

2023 Study Summary 7: Ye Must Be Born Again

John 2–4 "Ye Must Be Born Again" John 2. Jesus turns water into wine in Cana—He attends the Passover, cleanses the temple, foretells His death and resurrection, and performs miracles. John 3. Jesus tells Nicodemus that men must be born again—God so loved the world that He sent His Only Begotten Son to save men—John the Baptist testifies that he that believes on the Son has everlasting life. John 4.…

2023 Study Summary 6: The Spirit Of The Lord Is Upon Me

Matthew 4; Luke 4-5 "The Spirit Of The Lord Is Upon Me" Matthew 4. Jesus fasts forty days and is tempted—He begins His ministry, calls disciples, and heals the sick. Luke 4. Jesus fasts forty days and is tempted by the devil—Jesus announces His divine sonship in Nazareth and is rejected—He casts out a devil in Capernaum, heals Peter’s mother-in-law, and preaches and heals throughout Galilee. Luke 5. Peter, the…

2023 Study Summary 5: Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord

Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3 "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord" Matthew 3. John the Baptist preaches in Judæa—Jesus is baptized, and the Father acclaims Him as His Beloved Son. Mark 1. Jesus is baptized by John—He preaches the gospel, calls disciples, casts out devils, heals the sick, and cleanses a leper. Luke 3. John the Baptist preaches and baptizes—Jesus is baptized, and God acclaims Him as His…

2023 Study Summary 4: We Have Found The Messiah

John 1 "We Have Found The Messiah" John 1. Christ is the Word of God—He created all things and was made flesh—John baptizes Jesus and testifies that He is the Lamb of God—John, Andrew, Simon, Philip, and Nathanael believe in Christ and follow Him. How does pre-mortal life prepare us to serve in mortality? Those who followed Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ were permitted to come to the earth to…

2023 Study Summary 3: We Have Come To Worship Him

Matthew 2; Luke 2 "We Have Come To Worship Him" Matthew 2. The wise men are directed by a star to Jesus—Joseph takes the child to Egypt—Herod slays the children in Bethlehem—Jesus is taken to Nazareth to dwell. Luke 2. Heavenly messengers herald the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem—He is circumcised, and Simeon and Anna prophesy of His mission—At twelve years of age, He goes about His Father’s business. What…

2023 Study Summary 2: Be It Unto Me According To Thy Word

Matthew 1; Luke 1 "Be It Unto Me According To Thy Word" Matthew 1. Christ is born of Mary—She conceives by the power of the Holy Ghost—Our Lord is named Jesus. Luke 1. Gabriel promises Zacharias that Elisabeth will bear a son, whom they will name John—He also tells Mary that she will be the mother of the Son of God—Mary visits Elisabeth and utters a psalm of praise—John the…

2023 Study Summary 1: We Are Responsible For Our Own Learning

The New Testament "We Are Responsible For Our Own Learning" The Holy Land and Jewish insights are being shared with you so that the teacher and student can “go back” to the setting in which the scriptures were given and also to better understand the general Jewish views of those scriptures. Jewish views have varied with time and dispersion. Yet understanding the Jews (basically Judah) will help Joseph in the…

2022 Study Summary 52: We Have Waited For Him, And He Will Save Us

Christmas "We Have Waited For Him, And He Will Save Us" Christmas, to the Latter-day Saint, is both reminiscent and prophetic—a reminder of two great and solemn events, which will yet be regarded universally as the mightiest and most wonderful happenings in the history of the human race. These events were predestined to take place upon this planet before it was created. One of these was the coming of the…

2022 Study Summary 51: I Have Loved You, Saith The Lord

Malachi "I Have Loved You, Saith The Lord" Malachi 1. The Jews despise the Lord by offering polluted bread upon the altar and by sacrificing animals with blemishes—The Lord’s name will be great among the Gentiles. Malachi 2. The priests are reproved for not keeping their covenants and not teaching the people—The Jews are condemned for dealing treacherously with one another and with their wives. Malachi 3. The Lord’s messenger…

2022 Study Summary 50: Holiness Unto The Lord

Haggai; Zechariah 1–3; 7–14 "Holiness Unto The Lord" Haggai 1. Haggai exhorts the people to build the temple. Haggai 2. Haggai speaks about the Messiah—The Desire of All Nations will come—The Lord will give peace in His temple. Zechariah 1. Zechariah calls upon Judah to repent—He is shown in vision that the cities of Judah and the temple will be rebuilt. Zechariah 2. In the last days, Judah will gather…

2022 Study Summary 49: His Ways Are Everlasting

Nahum; Habakkuk; Zephaniah "His Ways Are Everlasting" Nahum 1. Nahum speaks of the burning of the earth at the Second Coming and of the mercy and power of the Lord. Nahum 2. Nineveh will be destroyed, which is a symbol of what will be in the latter days. Nahum 3. The miserable downfall of Nineveh is foretold. Habakkuk 1. When Habakkuk learns that the Lord will raise up the Chaldeans…

2022 Study Summary 48: Her Delighteth In Mercy

Jonah; Micah "Her Delighteth In Mercy" Jonah 1. Jonah is sent to call Nineveh to repentance—He flees on a ship, is cast into the sea, and is swallowed by a great fish. Jonah 2. Jonah prays to the Lord, and the fish vomits him out on dry ground. Jonah 3. Jonah prophesies the downfall of Nineveh—The people repent, and the city is saved. Jonah 4. Jonah is displeased with the…

2022 Study Summary 47: Seek The Lord, And Ye Shall Live

Amos; Obadiah "Seek The Lord, And Ye Shall Live" Amos 1. Amos shows the Lord’s judgments upon Syria, the Philistines, Tyre, Edom, and Ammon. Amos 2. The Lord will pour out judgments upon Moab, Judah, and Israel for their unrighteousness. Amos 3. The Lord reveals His secrets unto His servants the prophets—Because Israel rejects the prophets and follows evil, the nation is overwhelmed by an adversary. Amos 4. The Lord…

2022 Study Summary 46: I Will Love Them Freely

Hosea 1–6; 10–14; Joël "I Will Love Them Freely" Hosea 1. Hosea and his family are a sign unto Israel—In the day of gathering, the people of Israel will become the sons of the living God. Hosea 2. Worshipping false gods brings severe judgments upon Israel—In the last days, Israel will be reconciled to God and become His people. Hosea 3. Israel will seek the Lord, return to the Lord,…

2022 Study Summary 45: There Is No Other God That Can Deliver

Daniel 1–6 "There Is No Other God That Can Deliver" Daniel 1. Daniel and certain Hebrews are trained in the court of Nebuchadnezzar—They eat plain food and drink no wine—God gives them knowledge and wisdom beyond all others. Daniel 2. Nebuchadnezzar’s dream is revealed to Daniel—The king saw a great image, a stone cut from the mountain without hands destroyed the image, and the stone grew and filled the whole…

2022 Study Summary 44: A New Spirit Will I Put Within You

Ezekiel 1–3; 33–34; 36–37; 47 "A New Spirit Will I Put Within You" Ezekiel 1. Ezekiel sees in vision four living creatures, four wheels, and the glory of God on His throne. Ezekiel 2. Ezekiel is called to take the word of the Lord to Israel—He sees a book in which lamentations and mourning are written. Ezekiel 3. Ezekiel is made a watchman unto the house of Israel—The blood of…

2022 Study Summary 43: I Will Turn Their Mourning Into Joy

Jeremiah 30–33; 36; Lamentations 1; 3 "I Will Turn Their Mourning Into Joy" Jeremiah 30. In the last days, Judah and Israel will be gathered to their own lands—David, their king (the Messiah), will reign over them. Jeremiah 31. In the last days, Israel will be gathered—The Lord declares that Ephraim has the birthright as the firstborn—The Lord will make a new covenant with Israel, to be inscribed in the…

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