Family Revelation

Raising children is too hard to do alone and requires more knowledge than any parents have. Like Joseph and Mary or Lehi and Sariah, we can receive revelation from God about how to lead our families "in love and righteousness."

Anna, the Prophetess

Anna received a spiritual witness that Jesus was the Messiah, and she shared that testimony with others. Lamoni's wife did the same. Those who obtain and share a testimony of Jesus are prophets and prophetesses.

Being Good Ground

In the parable of the sower, Jesus describes four kinds of ground which a seed might experience: The way side (the road) Stony places, with very little soil Thorny places Good ground (See Matthew 13:3-8.) The first three are not conducive to growth. Only the fourth enables the seed to flourish. Alma uses a similar... Continue Reading →

Dreams and Visions

The prophet Joel foretold a time when people of all ages and economic statuses would receive revelation in abundance: I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my... Continue Reading →

Writing on the Wall

God communicates with us in many ways. King Nebuchadnezzar received messages in dreams. (See Daniel 2, Daniel 4.) His son Belshazzar received a more dramatic message in a way that he could not ignore. As he hosted a drunken feast and disrespectfully drank from the cups which had been used for sacred ordinances in the... Continue Reading →

When I Called

The book of Isaiah ends on a happy note: a new heaven and a new earth, with joy and peace among those who have been faithful to God. But the text is also tinged with sorrow for those who have not been faithful. Twice, the Lord utters the following lament: "When I called, ye did not... Continue Reading →

A Lamp Unto My Feet

Based on: Psalm 119:105 Core message: God sometimes lights the path just in front of our feet, showing us only the next step we should take. Related Book of Mormon passage: 1 Nephi 4:6

“Faithful in All My House”

What exactly was Moses' role? The people saw him performing miracles on their behalf. He gave them laws to govern their behavior, and he prescribed specific patterns of worship. Yet his goal was always to bring them closer to God, not to stand between them and God. "Enviest thou for my sake?" he asked when... Continue Reading →

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