The Cornerstone

Jesus Christ is our cornerstone, our sure foundation. If we center our lives on Him, we will be well-supported. But even if we reject Him, all is not lost. He is patient and merciful and ready to be our foundation as soon as we are ready to accept Him.

Lifted Up

Jesus was lifted up—violently and painfully—so that we might also be lifted up—joyfully and gloriously. He spoke of His agony on the cross in terms of its purpose and effect. The fact that His execution was so public helped Him to accomplish its purpose.

Palm Sunday: Welcoming Jesus

As Jesus entered Jerusalem for the last time, the people welcomed Him, spreading clothing and palm branches in front of Him and shouting a passage from Psalm 118. Palm Sunday is a good day to welcome Jesus into our homes and hearts.

What Manner of Man/Men/Persons?

When Jesus calmed the storm, His disciples exclaimed, "What manner of man is this?" On the American continent, He asked, "What manner of men ought ye to be?" Then He answered, "Even as I am." Peter also asked, "What manner of persons ought ye to be?"

He Saw Their Faith

When the roof was broken over Jesus' head as he taught in a home, He didn't chastise the men who did it. He "saw their faith" and healed their friend. We can approach Jesus with certainty that He sees our true intentions and will honor them.

How Did Jesus Fulfill the Law?

Jesus fulfilled the law in three ways: (1) by completing His mission, rendering the religious observances of the law of Moses obsolete, (2) by fulfilling scriptural prophecies, and (3) by clarifying the meaning and purpose of God's commandments.

John 1, Doctrine and Covenants 93, and 3 Nephi 9

John 1 teaches important principles about Jesus Christ using poetic language. Many phrases from this chapter are repeated in an 1833 revelation to Joseph Smith (Doctrine and Covenants 93) and in the Savior's words to the Nephites and Lamanites in 3 Nephi 9. Here is a side-by-side comparison of those passages.

A Balm in Gilead

When Jacob and his family fled from the home of his father-in-law, Laban pursued him. They met in a mountainous region, and after a difficult conversation, they were reconciled. Together, they built a stone pillar to memorialize their healed relationship. Laban suggested they call the pillar Jegar-sahadutha (יְגַר שׂהֲדוּתָא), "the heap of the testimony," but... Continue Reading →

A Tree of Life

Multiple scriptures discuss "the tree of life," referring either to the second named tree in the Garden of Eden, representing immortality (Genesis 2:9, 2 Nephi 2:15, Alma 12:22-26, Alma 42:2-5) or to the focal point of Lehi's dream, representing the love of God as manifest through Jesus Christ (1 Nephi 8:10, 1 Nephi 11:25, 1... Continue Reading →

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