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What Are the Purposes of Fasting?

Yesterday, I wrote about how the Savior’s sacrifice sanctifies us—makes us holy. I also wrote that we receive the blessings of that sacrifice by offering our own sacrifices to him in a spirit of humility and contrition. Today, I’ve studied … Continue reading

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What Is an Elder?

When Moses saw the burning bush on Mount Horeb, God commanded him to return to Egypt and lead his people out of slavery. Moses was somewhat concerned about fulfilling this assignment alone. But God explained that he wouldn’t be alone: … Continue reading

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Why Is It Important for Us to Gather with Other Believers?

Some of the most transcendent events that are recorded in the Book of Mormon happened when a group of people gathered. King Benjamin called his people together not only to hear him speak, but also to invite them to enter … Continue reading

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What Is “Fruit Meet for Repentance?”

While John the Baptist was preaching in the wilderness in Judea, a group of Saducees and Pharisees traveled to see this popular teacher for themselves. Addressing them directly, he asked why they had come, wryly attributing to them a wiser … Continue reading

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What Is A Contrite Spirit?

Contrite means “crushed.” The English word descends from the Latin word contritus, which means literally “worn out” or “ground to pieces” (“contrite,” Online Etymology Dictionary). When the word appears in the King James Version of the Bible, it is a translation … Continue reading

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What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Forgiving Others?

Near the beginning of the Book of Mormon, Laman and Lemuel feel remorse for something they have done to their brother Nephi. They plead with him to forgive them. Nephi tells us that he “did frankly forgive them all that … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Do Something with “Real Intent?”

After teaching us about the baptism of the Savior, Nephi pleads with us to “follow the Son, with full purpose of heart, acting no hypocrisy and no deception before God, but with real intent” (2 Nephi 31:13). Moroni tells us … Continue reading

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