Your Friends in the Gospel
By Alex Hicken
Trevor and I, the Very Hicken Bros, host our second podcast. We talk of the gospel of Jesus Christ as he has restored through modern prophets, extending our friendship as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Trevor makes himself available at https://about.me/trevorhicken, and the links to to reach me are found at www.flow.page/alexnhicken.
Meet Alex Hicken
I tell my story from my eternal perspective. The eternal influences that I have participated in my obtaining the preparatory priesthood called after Aaron, went on a mission to Jamaica, became a temple ordinance worker, and preaching the gospel through teaching primary lessons and the “Your Friends in the Gospel” podcast.
March 07, 2022
How to find balance in one’s life
I finally recorded my Wisdom talk about how to have a balanced life. I shared how the prophet Joseph Smith is an example of a balanced life. I encourage the practice of self-awareness to not neglect one’s eternal spiritual.
February 27, 2022
Meet Tanner Sperry
It was great to finally meet Tanner because he has been an active follower of the Single Adults’ Blogs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for years. He blogs at uscore.blogspot.com.
February 20, 2022
Introducing Aellen Ross Daileg
Aellen is a veteran of the Mormon YSA Blog Spot, being the first contributor. She shares her testimony of Jesus Christ in Tagalog, so I didn’t know how to add to her testimony well. She still writes today. The video recording did not turn out well, so I didn’t ask where the publishes her content, since discussing what we want to do with the video.
February 13, 2022
Rebooting the ‘Your Friends in the Gospel’ podcast
I am so excited to engage the world, teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I hope that the communities of the Single Adults’ Blogs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Your Friends in the Gospel, which I established, will join me in sharing their examples and testimonies of Jesus Christ on the Wisdom, an Audio Community app. Find me there at https://joinwisdom.audio/alexander if you want me to share your Wisdom talk to our community. I discuss the Book of Moses in the Pearl of Great Price. I invite you read it, if you want to read the true translation of the first eight chapters of Genesis.
February 07, 2022
This is my second Wisdom talk. I discuss the principle of consistency. The content is still creativity focused. The third Wisdom talk is the first episode of season two of the ‘Your Friends in the Gospel.’
February 06, 2022
I introduce myself to the Wisdom: an Audio Community App. This was recorded on September 4, 2021. Although the content is more creativity focused, I am publishing this on the ‘Your Friends in the Gospel’ podcast because a Wisdom Talent Team member invited me to bring the podcast to the platform. I launched season two of the podcast today. I am excited to serve man again, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
February 06, 2022
Charity: the Pure Love of Christ
I spoke at my ward today. The topic was "how can we demonstrate charity and love in our daily life". The recording of the talk is not up to my usual quality, but I hope that you would be patient with the audio quality. Thank you for listening. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist
February 21, 2021
Meet Jasmine Rodgers, who has a message about Agency.
Meet your new friend in the gospel. She is my sister-in-law, and her name is Jasmine Rodgers. She is going through stage of great development, intending to share her journey of her personal growth in her episodes on the podcast. During the interview, Jasmine mentions the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sZdcB6bjI8&feature=share, saying that I'm a "multipotentialite," who "Is someone with many interests and creative pursuits."
December 06, 2020
"Saints," a church history novel, will enlighten you.
I finished listening to both volumes of the Saints book of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Trevor interviewed me about the books. The church has produced podcasts, reviewing each chapter of the books, which I recommend that you listen along side the books. The following link will lead you to the podcast: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/inspiration/latter-day-saints-channel/listen/series/saints?lang=eng. The saints book can be found in the Gospel Library app. The following link will lead you to a download opportunity: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/pages/mobileapps/gospellibrary?lang=eng
November 29, 2020
Abridgements of Two Unrelated Nation are contained in 'The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ'.
Learn of the lesser known ancient civilization that is unrelated to Abraham, which believed in Jesus Christ. They are the Jaredite nation.
November 17, 2020
Who is Mormon?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, practicing the "Come, Follow Me" curriculum, completed reading the Book of Mormon; although, there is two more books to read in the Book of Mormon. In this episode, Trevor and I explain who is Mormon. Why is there a Book of Mormon within the Book of Mormon. Thank you for listening.
November 08, 2020
What is the Gospel?
I share an expound of how Jesus Christ explains is the Gospel in 3 Nephi 27:13-21, and Trevor speaks of unity from the example in 4 Nephi 1:3-5; 12-13; 15-16; 19; & 24-26. What is the Gospel? 3 Nephi 27:13–21 13 Behold I have given unto you my gospel, and this is the gospel which I have given unto you—that I came into the world to do the will of my Father, because my Father sent me. 14 And my Father sent me that I might be lifted up upon the cross; and after that I had been lifted up upon the cross, that I might draw all men unto me, that as I have been lifted up by men even so should men be lifted up by the Father, to stand before me, to be judged of their works, whether they be good or whether they be evil— 15 And for this cause have I been lifted up; therefore, according to the power of the Father I will draw all men unto me, that they may be judged according to their works. 16 And it shall come to pass, that whoso repenteth and is baptized in my name shall be filled; and if he endureth to the end, behold, him will I hold guiltless before my Father at that day when I shall stand to judge the world. 17 And he that endureth not unto the end, the same is he that is also hewn down and cast into the fire, from whence they can no more return, because of the justice of the Father 18 And this is the word which he hath given unto the children of men. And for this cause he fulfilleth the words which he hath given, and he lieth not, but fulfilleth all his word 19 And no unclean thing can enter into his kingdom; therefore nothing entereth into his rest save it be those who have washed their garments in my blood, because of their faith, and the repentance of all their sins, and their faithfulness unto the end. 20 Now this is the commandment: Repent, all ye ends of the earth, and come unto me and be baptized in my name, that ye may be sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost, that ye may stand spotless before me at the last day. 21 Verily, verily, I say unto you, this is my gospel; and ye know the things that ye must do in my church; for the works which ye have seen me do that shall ye also do; for that which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do;
October 25, 2020
Spiritual strength comes learning family history.
The topic of the second episode is family history. Trevor shared a spiritual thought at first from his gamer's perspective first. Our thoughts were inspired by "Come, follow me" the family and individual manual, so you may have reviewed the activities already. Abraham 3:22–25 22 Now the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the intelligences that were organized before the world was; and among all these there were many of the noble and great ones; 23 And God saw these souls that they were good, and he stood in the midst of them, and he said: These I will make my rulers; for he stood among those that were spirits, and he saw that they were good; and he said unto me: Abraham, thou art one of them; thou wast chosen before thou wast born. 24 And there stood one among them that was like unto God, and he said unto those who were with him: We will go down, for there is space there, and we will take of these materials, and we will make an earth whereon these may dwell; 25 And we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them; 3 Nephi 24:16 & 17 16 “They that feared the Lord spake often one to another, and the Lord hearkened and heard; and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. 17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of Hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.” 3 Nephi 23:6–13 If the Savior were to examine the records our family has kept, what questions might He ask us? Are there any important events or spiritual experiences that we should record? Why is it important to record our family’s spiritual experiences? 6 And now it came to pass that when Jesus had said these words he said unto them again, after he had expounded all the scriptures unto them which they had received, he said unto them: Behold, other scriptures I would that ye should write, that ye have not. 7 And it came to pass that he said unto Nephi: Bring forth the record which ye have kept. 8 And when Nephi had brought forth the records, and laid them before him, he cast his eyes upon them and said: 9 Verily I say unto you, I commanded my servant Samuel, the Lamanite, that he should testify unto this people, that at the day that the Father should glorify his name in me that there were many saints who should arise from the dead, and should appear unto many, and should minister unto them. And he said unto them: Was it not so? 10 And his disciples answered him and said: Yea, Lord, Samuel did prophesy according to thy words, and they were all fulfilled. 11 And Jesus said unto them: How be it that ye have not written this thing, that many saints did arise and appear unto many and did minister unto them? 12 And it came to pass that Nephi remembered that this thing had not been written. 13 And it came to pass that Jesus commanded that it should be written; therefore it was written according as he commanded. 3 Nephi 25:5–6 The promised return of Elijah has been eagerly anticipated by Jews around the world for centuries. Latter-day Saints know that Elijah has returned, appearing to Joseph Smith in the Kirtland Temple in 1836 (see Doctrine and Covenants 110:13–16). The work of turning hearts to the fathers—temple and family history work—is well underway. What experiences have you had that helped turn your heart to your ancestors? 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord; 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
October 18, 2020
New Podcast Announcement
Trevor and I announced the new podcast on episode 44 of the Very Hicken Bros. podcast, discussing its inspiration. We are your new friends in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Reach out to us. Trevor's social links can be found at https://about.me/trevorhicken, and Alex's social links can be found at https://www.flow.page/alexnhicken. Thank you for listening.
October 12, 2020
A temple is announced for Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Trevor and I, the Very Hicken Bros, host the first episode of our second podcast. We talk of the gospel of Jesus Christ as he has restored through modern prophets, extending our friendship as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Trevor makes himself available at https://about.me/trevorhicken, and the links to to reach me are found at www.flow.page/alexnhicken. Our topics today are the temples of God and prayer. Sources: Writing Your Future Self A Letter | Hope Works at Home https://youtu.be/8jryr1Zi57M https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/history/saints-v1/44-a-lamb-to-the-slaughter?lang=eng
October 11, 2020
The 200 Year Proclamation of the First Vision
In the 17th episode of the Very Hicken Bros. podcast, Trevor and I discussed our excitement for the proclamation for The Restoration of The Fulness of The Gospel of Jesus Christ from April 5, 2020. The following link will take you to the official proclamation: https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/multimedia/file/restoration-proclamation-2020-april.pdf
April 05, 2020