What Are “Bowels of Mercy?”

In the scriptures, the word "bowels" is often associated with compassion or empathy. For example: The Apostle Paul encouraged the members of the church in Colossae to "put on...bowels of mercies" (Colossians 3:12). He pleaded with the saints at Phillipi, "if there be any...bowels and mercies," then they should be unified and kind to one... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Sermons to Hostile Audiences

During July, I studied sermons which were delivered under less favorable circumstances. In all of these cases, some people in the audience did respond favorably to the message, but the majority of people were not willing to listen. And in every case, the prophets knew that they were in danger because of the hostility to... Continue Reading →

Blessed Are the Merciful – 3 Nephi 12:7

7 And blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. (3 Nephi 12:7, Matthew 5:7) The Savior taught this principle a number of times in different ways: we ought to treat other people the way we want to be treated: "If ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not... Continue Reading →

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