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Sweet Is the Work

Jesus said, “If…thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light” (Matthew 6:22, 3 Nephi 13:22). Alma shared the joy he experienced as he dedicated himself to the work God had called him to do: “I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that… Continue Reading →

Ages

Moses says we only get about 70-80 years: “The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away” (Psalm 90:10). Obviously, plenty of people live past 80, into their nineties and even beyond. Moses himself… Continue Reading →

Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord

When Alma and his people prayed to be delivered from bondage, the Lord did not immediately set them free. But He did make life better for them. “I will…ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders,” He said, “that even you cannot feel them upon your backs, even while you are in bondage.” The promise was… Continue Reading →

We Love Thy House

A common theme in the book of Psalms is the joy of being in the temple, which is often equated with being in God’s presence. Here are some examples: “Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth” (Psalm 26:8). “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after;… Continue Reading →

When I Consider Thy Heavens

In 1890, a hymn by Swedish poet Carl Boberg was published in the book Sion’s Harpan (“The Harp of Zion”). Here is the first verse of that hymn: Original Text (Swedish) English Translation O store Gud, när jag den värld beskådar,Som du har skapat med ditt allmaktsord,Hur der din visdom leder lifvets trådar,Och alla väsen… Continue Reading →

The King of Glory Shall Come In

Alma urged the people of Zarahemla to prepare themselves for a glorious event: Repent, all ye ends of the earth, for the kingdom of heaven is soon at hand; yea, the Son of God cometh in his glory, in his might, majesty, power, and dominion. Yea, my beloved brethren, I say unto you, that the Spirit saith:… Continue Reading →


In March, 2019, I studied 20 different names or titles of Jesus Christ which appear in the Book of Mormon. I was particularly interested in the way each name was used, both in the Book of Mormon and in the Bible.

The Book of Mormon builds on a biblical foundation, both historically and doctrinally. Here are some of the ways that a strong Old Testament foundation can enhance your study of the Book of Mormon.

Isaiah’s writings can be hard to read, and that may be intentional. Here are some blog posts I’ve written to provide some tools for extracting meaning from his writings, particularly the 20 chapters that are quoted in the Book of Mormon.