The Goodness and Grace of Jesus Christ

Moroni 8:1-3 (Moroni 8:1-3) As a father, the very first thing that catches my attention is Mormon’s efforts in prayer to always be mindful of his son, Moroni, and that this is how he opens this letter to him. I feel that Mormon understands something more about the need to pray for his son, that …

Power… [to] Give the Holy Ghost

Moroni 2 (Moroni 2) This chapter contains instructions given to Christ’s disciples when he visited the Nephites after his death and resurrection. I am struck by step one of these instructions: “Ye shall call upon the Father in my name, in mighty prayer;” (vs. 2). The effect of such mighty prayer will be that one …

The Lord Did Go Before Them

Ether 2 (Éter 2) This chapter is resonating deeply with me this morning. It is how closely the Lord stood with them as he directed them along the way to where they needed to go, and how far they needed to go before they reached their destination. How many barges He had them build and …

Porque Me Has Suplicado Todo Este Largo Tiempo

Ether 1 (Éter 1) El enfoque de mi estudio en esta mañana es en como el Señor relata con su pueblo. Siento que esto es el enfoque de Moroni también. Primordialmente, este libro es para mostrar como el mano del Señor termino o destruyo el pueblo de Jared. Pensamos como humanos que somos encargados de …

We Are the Clay, and Thou Our Potter

Isaiah 64 There are several verses from this chapter that are already familiar to me: For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. Verse 4 But now, O …

I Am the Light

3 Nephi 18 (Note: There is a natural man repulsion to the doctrines found in this chapter. I feel that this is the adversary’s affront to some of the most important principles of the Gospel of Christ: Sacrament, Family Prayer, and Ministering. The reality is this chapter is a point of culmination in the Savior’s …

The Eye Hath Not Seen, Neither Hath The Ear Heard, Before, So Great and Marvelous Things

3 Nephi 17 There is phrase in this chapter that has long left me puzzled as to its placement here. It is a lamentation of the House of Israel found in verse 14: And it came to pass that when they had knelt upon the ground, Jesus groaned within himself, and said: Father, I am …

Ask of God

3 Nephi 14:6-11 (See also Matthew 7:6-11; JST, Matthew 7:9-20) Go ye into the world, saying unto all, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come nigh unto you. And the mysteries of the kingdom ye shall keep within yourselves; for it is not meet to give that which is holy unto the dogs; neither …