“Only Through Repentance and Faith on the Name of the Lord God Omnipotent”

Mosiah 3 I’ve slowly read through this chapter again this morning. It has been a healing balm to my wounded soul. I failed in previous readings to realized that the bulk of this chapter is an angelic communication straight from the realms of glory of the presence of the Lord. This is the doctrine of […]

Spiritual Renewal, Spiritual Strength

I’ve struggled to get on my feet this morning. So I did what I some times do, when I don’t have the capacity of mind or physical presence to focus on a few minutes of scripture study: I watched a bible video. This morning I actually watched three bible videos: The Widow of Nain, Jesus […]

23 Years of Christian Discipleship

I’m reviewing a talk by Elder Jeffery R. Holland entitled “Knowing the Godhead” this morning. Near the end is this good apostle’s witness of Christ and His ransom for our sins. I bear witness of Jesus Christ, the living Son of the living God, who paid the liberating ransom for your soul and my soul […]

“Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?” Mark 4:37-41

Mark 4:37-41 The simple account of Christ calming the tempest reminds me that no matter the storm, with Christ in our ship, we shall not sink. It was hard for his disciples to understand that. It is hard for me to see that sometimes too. But faith and fear don’t reside in the same being […]

“Thy Will Is Done,” JST Matthew 27:54

JST Matthew 27:54 (click on footnote) “Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, saying, Father, it is finished, thy will is done, yielded up the ghost.” (emphasis added) It impresses me that it was the Father’s will to have an Atonement made by one who would do so in love. The temptation […]

The Savior’s Discourse on the Signs of the Second Coming

Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 12:37–48; 17:20–37; 21:5–38,  JST-Matthew 1, Doctrine & Coventants 45:16-59 I am brought to consider the role of the saints, those that would publish peace as part of the fulfillment of the last days. 1 Nephi 13:37 gives clarity to this particular point. For example, in Luke 21 there are great […]