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What I learned teaching Seminary Today

What I learned teaching Seminary Today

By Erin Perkins
Erin's thoughts on what I learned preparing for seminary, sunday school, and just studying the scriptures
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Doctrine and Covenants 46

What I learned teaching Seminary Today

Doctrine and Covenants 46

What I learned teaching Seminary Today

Doctrine and Covenants 65
We are called to be forerunners to Christ just as John the Baptist was!  To prepare the Kingdom of God so that Christ can come and reign!  That is our prayer!  To gather all who want to come- to come!  
June 16, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 64:26-43
Be not weary! Tribe of Ephraim- gather, hold the priesthood, perform temple ordinances! The world will fear (stand in awe) and those who follow Christ will come!
June 15, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 64:1-25
The lord requires the heart of the children of men. That is the tithing- that is how we repent! And God turns and forgives again and again
June 14, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 63:49-66
Compensatory blessings! Twinkled in the millennium to live 1,000 years with our families and other believers with God! Surround yourself with your wise! Be patient and look to become more who He needs us to be- the reward is the next life!
June 10, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 63:21-49
Earth renewed - celestialized. Every thing the saints bought will be theirs- an inheritance but the reward is after this life! Daily earnest seeking that God dwells in us
June 9, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 63:1-20
Acting no hypocrisy! If we are truly His then we do His will!
June 8, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 62
Bearing testimony to others blesses us! Obedience to God is the goal- angels see it and record it in heaven
June 3, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 61
Gird up your loins- be watchful! Be sober. Be ready to work- bring others to Christ!
June 2, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 60
Do not burry your talents, fear man- proclaim not in haste! The gospel! Be a point of contact in bringing all to a knowledge of our Savior
June 1, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 59
Peace is the gift in this life! Eternal life is the gift in the next! The reward for all we endure!
May 28, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 58:34-65
Repentance! We will confess and forsake and god will remember no more
May 26, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 58:1-33
Adversity- trials come 1- we’ve sinned and need correction 2- others have and we suffer along with them 3- THIS IS THE ONE WE FORGET, God has greater blessings than we can imagine waiting for us! This life is but a small moment- if we endure it well the joy comes in the next life!
May 25, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 56-57
We get a choice-  honor our covenants, or break them and be cut off.  Great examples of men who covenanted and then broke those covenants and others who honored them over and over, going from place to place honoring and giving their all to God.  For an EVERLASTING INHERITANCE.  "They will be my people and I will be their God."  What a reward that will be.  
May 21, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 53-55
Endure, eye single to the glory of God, broken covenants. It’s all about putting God first in our life. Placing him before everything! Every day every day every day!
May 21, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 52
John 15:2 “every branch that bears fruit He purges it, that it may bring forth more fruit!”
May 19, 2021
Doctrine and covenants 51
The lord provides according to our circumstances, our wants, and our needs! He is such a generous God
May 17, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 50:26-46
“You are in me, and I am in You”...”none that the Father hath given me are lost!”
May 14, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 50:1-25
That which is of god is light and growth brighter and brighter! It edifies!! If it doesn’t it isn’t of God.
May 12, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 49:15-28
Marriage is ordained of God! It is Hos plan - His workshop- our greatest joy is in families!
May 11, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 49:1-14
Jesus Christ is Heavenly Father’s only begotten son. He came and stoned and will come again. No man knows when that will take place. Lemon Copley called on a mission to correct the Shakers misconceptions
May 10, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 48
All these saints so willingly sacrificed and gave- again and again. Truly the Lord came first in their lives!
May 6, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 47
John Whitmer called as the church historian- overwhelmed. He is promised he will be given what to record by the Spirit
May 5, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 46
Gifts of the spirit - all have something- all are beneficial to the church!
May 4, 2021
Luke 22:45
The three disciples “sleeping from sorrow” in the garden of gethsemane. What great men!!
May 3, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 45:61-75
Amazing the prophecy that wars would be in their land but they would be safe- in a place of refuge- gathered to Zion! How true as the Civil War comes 14 years after they arrive in Utah. God is amazing
April 29, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 45:36-60
The parable of the fig tree- He’s coming! The parable of the 10 virgins- where do you stand?
April 28, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 45:16-35
Stand in Holy places and be not moved! The opposite of the scattering- we gather through a knowledge of the Lord! He is the peace the World is needing
April 27, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 45:1-15
Jesus is our advocate! He pleads our case! He is our comforter and wants us to dwell with Him eternally! He is coming! Cleave to His light!
April 26, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 44
4th general conference- spirit poured down. Oh how I love general conference! How much I look forward to and need its messages every 6 months!
April 23, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 43
The prophet is the mouthpiece of God! He only receives revelation for the Church! We are preparing for the Saviors second coming- His voice is as a trump through all the natural disasters and Covid! We look forward to the Millennium when Satan will be bound for 1000 years!
April 22, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 42:73-93
Importance of marriage- not something to enter in lightly or get out of quickly! Importance of church courts! The love God reveals in those- He truly wants all! The importance of taking people privately and fixing our grievances.
April 21, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 42:1-73
The Lord gives this new church, this group gathering to Ohio, His law. His way to become as He is!
April 20, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 41
Edward Partridge called as the first bishop of the church! What a heavy load. How important was his personal revelation from god to guide this growing church with so many different, human people! Love that the lord knows his pure heart
April 19, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 39-40
The story of James Covill, a Methodist minister, is heart breaking! Does God come first in our lives? When we covenant to follow Him would we give all to do just that? To me the definition of Hell is going back and realizing the Lord had so much more in store for us if we just would have been willing to sacrifice what we thought mattered!
April 15, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 37-38
The church is called to gather in Ohio! What a huge sacrifice and yet- God is gathering and taking His growing church further and further West to be His people! Temple blessings await and that is far greater than any sacrifice made!
April 14, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 36
Edward partridge the first bishop of the church - comes to meet Joseph smith and joins the church; At significant cost to him financially and family relationships. Another great example of someone who gave everything to build Gods kingdom and benefit all of us!
April 13, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 35
Sidney Rigdon called as a scribe for the translation of the Bible. He Elvis called to stand by Joseph and to watch over him, which he does! He brings so many great leaders into the church! These people he has gathered seeking for truth! They find it and embrace it
April 12, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 34
Orson Pratt was amazing!! So much like Joseph smith- searching and praying for truth from a young age! Finally being taught it by his brother Parley! He embraced it with all his heart at 19. He was a missionary and an apostle for 60 years!
April 8, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 33
Ezra Thayer is a powerhouse! Like Lehi and Amulek! he did not fear man! He willingly put God first and became a great missionary for the church
April 8, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 32
Two other men, Ziba Peterson and Parley P Pratt, join Oliver and David Whitmer in their mission to the lamanites.  300 miles through trackless snow.  Expelled from the Lamanite territory (after teaching the Shawnees and Delewares and having some success) they could view this as extremely hard and unsuccessful.  However They taught Sidney Rigdon and many others in his congregation and in a matter of 2-3 weeks baptized and confirmed 127 new members of the church.  The largest congregation up to this point.  I love that the Lord tells them He will be with them!  
April 2, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 31
Thomas is called to be a missionary!  HE is promised his family will be watched over and provided for.  He has just joined the church and leaves 3 boys, the oldest of whom is 9.  Much like Joseph Smith, he has to put his trust in God's caring for his family and go and do God's work.  Love that HE is called a physician.  Much as the Savior was called.  He was sent to heal those who needed healing through the gospel word.  
April 2, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 30
Fear not what man can do! I Am with you! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!
March 29, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 29:30-50
All things created spiritually first! Adam and Eve sinned in hearkening to Satan. Repentance was granted! We too learn and grow- by deciding who we will hearken to!
March 25, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 29:14-29
Oh the sermon that is being preached- calling all to come to the God of peace, hope, forgiveness! Come Lord Jesus come!
March 23, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 29:1-13
What is God to you? “I am....”. How would you complete that?
March 23, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 28:11-16
Three things stood out as the Lord has Oliver go and tell Hiram he is wrong 1-take him privately 2-Oliver has a relationship with him, someone he loves correcting him. 3- Oliver was deceived too- chastening coming from someone else who also needed to repent. God is a God of forgiveness and love.
March 17, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 28:1-10
How grateful we all should be to this revelation- we are entitled to receive our own! For ourselves and anyone we preside over (our families) but never for anyone over us! And never for the church! The prophet alone holds the keys to do that.
March 16, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 27
Huge awesome Sacrament meeting with the Savior in the millennium! All who choose to follow the Savior will be included! Along with Moroni,John, Joseph, etc ... the prophets we so long to meet! If we do our all- God does His!
March 15, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 26
Continue to study the scriptures! This man just translated the record and is told to continue studying! All things done in common consent- we sustain one another, support one another! Forgive weakness and faults and trust god will help us all become more than we are on our own.
March 11, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 25
Thou art an Elect Lady- praise to the man, and to his wife!
March 10, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 24
Thou art called to prune my vineyard with a mighty pruning-
March 9, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 23
Thou art under no condemnation- thy duty is to exhortation, strengthen the church- to thy family forever. This church was a family affair! The entire smith family gave their all- took up the cross.
March 8, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 22
Just as the law of Moses was done when Christ was crucified, previously baptized members needed to be re-baptized with the proper authority!
March 4, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 21
Joseph is called as the first prophet in these latter days! How blessed we are to have the mouthpiece of God to guide us!
March 3, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 20:37-84
Joseph’s prayer about baptism- the correct way, the correct authority, all outlined for us along with priesthood offices and sacrament!
March 2, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 20:1-36
11 years after the first vision and finally the Church of Jesus Christ is restored! His authority, His power, His covenants!
March 1, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 19:21-41
What an opportunity to give all to the Lord- Martin does! “Canst thou be humble and meek, and conduct thyself wisely before me? Yea, come unto me thy Savior!” What an invitation to us all.
February 26, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 19:1-20
Endless punishment, eternal punishment =God’s punishment. God who suffered for us, knows is, wants us all back! We suffer only until we turn to Him and accept His gift!
February 25, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 18:25-41
“By their desires and their works you shall know them!” Our apostles and our prophet are amazing examples of Christ! What do your actions testify of you?
February 23, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 18:1-24
I love the comparison the Lord gives Oliver to that of Paul. What a compliment to his missionary work but also what a warning for his pride
February 23, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 17
I love the 3 witnesses praying to get to see the plates! Love their faith- like the brother of Jared! They stayed true to their testimony of the plates to their deaths
February 18, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 15-16
I love that John and Peter Whitmers desire was to know what is the best, the greatest thing they could do with their life?! I too have wondered that very thing.
February 17, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 14
I am so touched by people who have obviously given so much and yet desire to know what more they can do for the Lord.
February 16, 2021
Joseph Smith History verses 66-75 and Oliver’s journal account
How blessed we are to have the priesthood power! God’s power on earth again!  I did want to mention Joseph and Oliver were given the Melchizedek priesthood after by Peter James and John.  I just meant we have no account that I can find of the laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost, we just know they are filled with it after their baptism.  
February 11, 2021
Joseph Smith History verses 55-65
The persecution became more bitter and severe! Is that possible!!! God will back us with help- angels on both sides of the veil! If we are singular in purpose as Joseph was!
February 11, 2021
Joseph Smith History 30-54
What are we doing to prepare to receive the word of the Lord?!
February 11, 2021
Joseph Smith History verses 21-30
When you feel condemned, guilty- remember we were sent to be tried and tested, to learn! When we humble ourselves and repent man the miracles that await! The love god has for us and oh how He wants to use us in His army! I love Joseph Smith’s example of this!!
February 11, 2021
Joseph Smith History verses 1-20
Count down to conference! 5 days people!! Studying Joseph Smith’s History in preparation ❤️. ***Elijah not Elisha
February 11, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 12-13
What a gift! We have the priesthood we have ordinances, covenants that tether us to God! He lives to make our life easier! To help us back to Him! Our joy is in helping others find the truth of what we have! What was restored!
February 9, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 11
Hyrum is told for now his job is to study and gather truth to be ready to stand and teach it when you are called.  He is also told for now to be Obedient to the Lord with all his heart.  I think this so parallels what we are asked right now in Covid.  Study, gather truth, be obedient with all our heart and be ready when we are called!  
February 3, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 10:30-70
Look for those looking for God to prevail! All who come to Him are His!!!
February 2, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 10:1-30
Who are we choosing to follow?! Satan only has the power God allows! Pray always- that we may conquer with God at our side!
February 1, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 9
Stand fast in the work where with I have called you! Love the message to do your calling, your role as parent, spouse, child the best you can... God is teaching us and training us to be more.
January 30, 2021
Doctrine and covenants 7-8
What are your gifts? How are you applying yourself to them? God gave us gifts to bless His church- the world!
January 27, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 6
If ye have the DESIRE to do good- Oh how I have the desire!!! God will use you! And me.
January 25, 2021
Doctrine and Covenants 5
God will manifest the truth of all things in the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses! A witness born of the spirit is the greatest witness we can receive. How good is God to offer Martin Harris a chance to repent and be one of those witnesses
January 21, 2021
Doctrine and covenants 3-4
Do we care too much what man thinks? In a world of social media the cry is YES! How do we learn from Joseph’s example and become singular in our focus of serving only our God?!
January 20, 2021
Season 2- importance of a current temple recommend
Last lesson for seminary this semester. Students shared what brought them closer to Christ- what 1 question they would ask the Lord if like Joseph Smith they got to ask Him a question
January 14, 2021
Moroni 10
“You are good enough, you are loved, but that does not mean that you are yet complete!” This life is the opportunity to become more like Him! What a gift. The Book of Mormon is true! Pray and ask but then be prepared to act because your life will never be the same! It will be so much better!
November 6, 2020
Moroni 9
Labor diligently!!! His mercy, his long suffering, his glory, rest in your mind forever! A hope of Eternal Life! Fight! Fight every day! The next life is the reward! We are His team.
November 5, 2020
Moroni 8
God is at the helm. He is in charge! Pray for miracles!!!
November 4, 2020
Moroni 7
Pray with all the energy of heart to have the pure love of God- charity! That we may be like Him!
November 3, 2020
Moroni 1-6
What a gift to have these ordinances these prayers word for word! Thank heavens Moroni continued to write.
October 30, 2020
Ether 15
The entire destruction of the Jaredites. Ether’s prophecy is fulfilled, Coriantumr is the last one living and witnessed the entire destruction of his people.
October 29, 2020
Ether 14
God offers refuge. The scriptures teach us it is by the wicked the wicked are destroyed. If we turn from God we are left to Satan and how quickly the destruction comes. Satan leaves everything He touches desolate.
October 28, 2020
Ether 13
Ether hides by day and records the end of the jaredite people by night.
October 26, 2020
Ether 12
Even Moroni was humbled thinking his writing was not good enough, not like the brother of Jared! The Lord tells him it mattereth not! Thy garments shall be made clean- our covenants in the temple, The Savior’s atonement makes us clean! Have faith, have hope- we will dwell with them eternally.
October 25, 2020
Ether 10-11
Putting the Lord first in our lives leads to great happiness. What does it mean to not do justice to ourselves as it says about Morianton?
October 22, 2020
Ether 9
What are we seeking for? What do you desire most? Do we desire what God desires for us?
October 21, 2020
Ether 8
The daughter of Jared is beyond wicked! To search the scriptures for such evil purposes! Love Moroni’s testimony this story is here as a wake up call to all of us to be steadfast and vigilant
October 19, 2020
Ether 7
No wonder God has his prophets warn against kings. We can’t guarantee a righteous king and man the problems that arise from a wicked king. It’s all about remembering and aligning our life with God.
October 15, 2020
Ether 5-6
Gratitude! The Lord did cause the wind to blow furiously to the promised land! His goal, our goal is to get there!
October 14, 2020
Ether 4
“Does God really want to speak to you? YES!” Pres Nelson. Personal Revelation
October 12, 2020
Ether 3
Behold oh lord thou canst do this! We know thou canst show forth great power which looks small unto the understanding of men.
October 9, 2020
Ether 2
Sometimes the Lord gives us an answer and we work to do what He asks, sometimes He tells us to figure it out and then come and ask if what we have come to is the right or acceptable solution, and sometimes His answer is to trust Him implicitly and let Him direct our life.
October 8, 2020
Ether 1
The power of prayer. What blessings does God desire to give us, but has to wait for us to ask.
October 7, 2020
Mormon 9
It is all about Jesus Christ! When’s the last time you remember Him answering your prayers. Try Him, take Him at His word! From the beginning prophets and saints have prayed for us to believe in Him and come home
October 2, 2020
Mormon 8
Moroni finishes his fathers record. He alone remains... he writes pleading to us. Are we the few he saw that will remain faithful?
October 1, 2020
Mormon 6-7
Beautiful testimony from our prophet Mormon. It is all about Christ! I hope we learn from their mistakes and repent and come unto Him
September 30, 2020
Mormon 4-5
Awful scene of wickedness. So sad the hard hearted ness of the people, sacrificing women and children and burning cities. This continual scene of war in stark contrast to captain Moroni’s title of liberty and the wars which describe there never was a happier people. It’s all about who we rely on and go through our trials with.
September 28, 2020
Mormon 3
Nephites have victory over the Lamanites and boast in their own strength. They then swear by the Heavens and God that they will now go seek out war and avenge the deaths. That is definitely taking Gods name in vain and God declares, “vengeance is mine!”
September 25, 2020
All is Well - Sue Dayley
Grandma, mother, worker. Praying for miracles, for peace, kindness, for all of us to forgive
September 24, 2020
Mormon 2
How has the lord magnified you? What great things have you accomplished because God was with you?
September 24, 2020
Mormon 1
Mormon was 10 when he was chosen record keeper, future prophet. What things has God told you through your patriarchal blessing, await you? Are you preparing?
September 23, 2020
All is Well- Lincoln and Anna
My 3rd son and his wife Anna. Graduating college as Covid hit. The job market and uncertainty- knowing God has a plan, righteousness wins!
September 21, 2020
4 Nephi
The time after the Savior has visited and established His church. This is what the millennium will be like!
September 18, 2020
3 Nephi 29-30
Mormon bears witness of the Savior fulfilling all His promises to us! In our day!
September 17, 2020
All is Well - Demitri Haddad
College student, convert, young single adult. Learning to stand on your own, with god!
September 17, 2020
3 Nephi 28
3 Nephites. What would you ask for if God said He would give you 1 thing?
September 16, 2020
3 Nephi 27
Ask!!! Follow Christ example. Endure! Eternal life awaits
September 15, 2020
All is Well - Dallin and Aubrey McCarthy
Newly weds planning a wedding during Covid! The gift of peace amid Chaos!
September 14, 2020
3Nephi 24-26
2nd coming prophecies- refined and purified, charitable. The Savior leaves, the people do what He has taught. They are one.
September 11, 2020
3 Nephi 22-23
Words of Isaiah- the savior is the groom, the church is the bride, He will bless us for everything we endure here to stay true to Him. Record your spiritual experiences ❤️
September 10, 2020
All is Well - Reagan Perkins
My second daughter, 5th child, recently returned missionary! College student, young single adult. The miracle of contentment
September 10, 2020
3 Nephi 20-21
Sacrament, prayer, Holy Ghost, missionary work....all are gifts through covenants we have the privilege of making with our Father and being part of His team!
September 8, 2020
3 Nephi 19
What effort would you go to, to bring others to the feet of the Savior? Who would you bring? What blessings do we keep ourselves from because we do not ask?
September 7, 2020
All is Well - Tanner Gold
Engaged during Covid, the trial of feeling like a failure but realizing God is there and things work out, usually better than you even imagine!!!
September 7, 2020
3 Nephi 18
Sacrament established, pray always, gather, bring ALL. Setting apart the 12.
September 4, 2020
3Nephi 17
Hold me not! Do you have the faith to be healed?
September 3, 2020
All is Well - Taylor and Bergen Perkins
Taylor is my second son. He and Bergen have been married 6.5 years. They are parents to 2 girls and are expecting a son in December. The miracle of family suport
September 3, 2020
3Nephi 15-16
The great I Am - I am HE! He fulfilled the law of Moses and we now obey His commandments which bring us to Him. We are all His! He wants all his sheep.
September 2, 2020
3Nephi 13-14
Eternal Perspective! The reward is in the next life
September 1, 2020
All is Well - Jenny Peterson Roholt
Art teacher, wife, primary president, and aunt. The process, the learning, the creating is what matters! Not the end product.
August 31, 2020
3 Nephi 12
Old law fulfilled, all things new! Jesus is the way- come to Him, repent, and become complete (perfect).
August 28, 2020
All is Well - Jasmine Coleman
Single mother of 3 little boys, Seminary teacher. Finding joy even in Covid. Alexa dance parties!!
August 27, 2020
3 Nephi 11
The Savior appears! Many are gathered at the temple marveling at what has taken place! Waiting for prophecy to be fulfilled!
August 27, 2020
3 Nephi 9-10
The more righteous were spared- notice He does not call them the less wicked!
August 26, 2020
3 Nephi 8
FINALLY the day has come, The entire earth mourns for 3 days, their great creator has been crucified.  God will cause to be preached a sermon of fire, earthquakes, floods, etc....that all may know He is the Lord!  
August 24, 2020
All is Well - Mitch Perkins
Husband, Father, I T worker healthcare- a week at the beach!
August 24, 2020
3 Nephi 7
The government is destroyed, the gadianton robbers- led by Jacob chased out and the people divided in tribes.
August 21, 2020
All is Well- Aunt Marti
My aunt, my dad’s sister, a mother and care giver to my cousin, her quadriplegic son.
August 21, 2020
All is Well - Taelor Moffitt
A dog and a hot chocolate
August 20, 2020
3 Nephi 5-6
There was not a living soul among the Nephites who did doubt the words of the prophet! And yet 4 years after destroying the gadianton robbers, secret combinations are back! How do we remain steadfast and immovable
August 19, 2020
All is Well- Mitchell Perkins
My 29 year old son. Grateful for small and simple things
August 19, 2020
3 Nephi 4
There never was known so great a slaughter since Lehi left Jerusalem....and their hearts were swollen with joy...,because of the great goodness of God.
August 19, 2020
All is Well- Natalie Stobbe
Wife and mother! Joseph had the first vision and leaned on the mantle and said “all is well!”  Like the Liver this is a chance for us to rid ourselves of all the things that are not good and decide what to take that will build and make us healthier, wiser, and better human beings.  
August 18, 2020
All is Well- Eric Rose
My brother, GVP of physician recruitment, his family all got it.
August 17, 2020
3 Nephi 2-3
“The people began to forget those signs and wonders they had heard.” How do we keep from forgetting?
August 14, 2020
All is Well - Bob Rose
My oldest brother Bob.
August 14, 2020
3 Nephi 1
Greater signs and greater miracles began to happen yet the unbelievers said the day had passed and set a day to kill the believers.
August 13, 2020
All is Well - Tamara Gold
My sister, small business owner, mother of 4.
August 13, 2020
All is Well - Mckinley Perkins
My 17 year old senior.  Looking forward to school and a unique year, making that memorable
August 12, 2020
All is Well- Wendy Rose
My sister in law Wendy Rose, nurse, daughter, mom and wife
August 11, 2020
All is Well - Chloe Rasmussen
My wonderful 93 yr old neighbor growing up. My surrogate grandma.
August 10, 2020
All is Well- sister Whitney
Sister Whitney - at home MTC, no temple to be endowed, leaves for her mission in Pittsburgh Pa weds!!!
August 7, 2020
All is Well. - Kate lee
My sister Kate Lee whose whole family got Covid.
August 6, 2020
All is Well - Melinda Welch
The miracle of the robe
August 5, 2020
All is Well- Madison Perkins
Madison Perkins -  my 23 year old daughter
August 4, 2020
Helaman 16
“Satan did get great hold upon the hearts of the people on all the face of the land.... notwithstanding the signs and wonders which were wrought among the people......”. where is our focus? Signs and wonders or fear?
August 3, 2020
All is Well- Kristi Allen
Kristi Allen, mother of a special needs adult, and wife.
August 3, 2020
All is Well- Connie Rose
Connie Rose, my mother, widow of the first man who died of Covid in Utah
July 31, 2020
Helaman 15
Desolate vs. refuge; loved vs. hated- what does Samuel the lamanite mean? God truly wants us all!!!
July 31, 2020
All is well- Erin Perkins
How have you seen the hand of god in your life the last 4+ months since Covid hit? Do you feel our world wide fast has been answered? How?
July 30, 2020
Helaman 14
Samuel the Lamanite goes on to prophecy all about Jesus Christ Birth and Death.  Those signs are all for the purpose of increasing faith on the Savior, so they will repent and be redeemed!  
July 29, 2020
Helaman 13
Samuel the Lamanite Prophet!!! Repent!
July 29, 2020
Helaman 12
When is the last time the lord blessed you? Can you recall? If we are obedient God prospers us! Do we recognize it?!
July 24, 2020
Helaman 11
Life is not a race! It is a marathon and god wants all to finish! Nephi suffered the famine, along with the wicked, trusting it would humble the people and bring them to Christ
July 23, 2020
Helaman 10
Do you know the prophet is the mouthpiece of God? How do you know? It is imperative we know that! Nephi is the prophet for these people- most did not believe and fell away.
July 22, 2020
Helaman 9
What is true and lasting conversion? What is it based on? What does it look like?
July 21, 2020
Helaman 7-8
Oh that I could have had my days in the days when my father Nephi first came out of the land of Jerusalem..... If you could pick any time to live, when would it be? Would it be today? Our days? The winding up scenes before the Savior comes to rule and reign
July 20, 2020
Helaman 6
When have your prayers been the most heartfelt and sincere? When have they been the most casual? We were sent to be tried and tested, to learn and become more! What is happening to you during all of this adversity- are you being humbled and coming closer to god?
July 17, 2020
Helaman 5
Aminidab and 300 prisoners are in jail with Nephi and Lehi who are encircled with fire. They are in darkness but “turn them about and look!” They become God’s missionaries and convert thousands of lamanites!
July 16, 2020
Helaman 4
What blessing from God would you most want at this time in your life? What commandment are we told, if we obey, we will receive that blessing? Could you work on your obedience to that commandment?
July 15, 2020
Helaman 2-3
We have Helaman (Helaman’s son) as prophet and chief judge and the gadianton robbers. It tells us the blessings of god were so great the leaders were astonished beyond measure! What does god’s prosperity look like?
July 14, 2020
Alma 63 and Helaman 1
Moroni chosen at 25 to lead the nephite army (Alma 43 details why) vs coriantumr who is chosen to lead the lamanites. What a difference. His pride leads to his destruction and the loss of thousands of lives on both sides
July 13, 2020
Alma 62
Is all that is going on in our world right now- hardening our hearts or humbling us and refining us? Gratitude, remembering what God has done for us, praying are key to becoming who God needs us and wants us to be
July 10, 2020
Alma 61
Talk about a man of God! How do we become Pahoran and act- not re-act?!!! Only with the spirit are we able to see through accusations and threats to what the Lord would have us center on and learn.
July 10, 2020
Alma 59-60
“And it came to pass that Moroni was angry with the government.....”. Out of anger comes this letter of accusations, threats, lecturing.... what can we learn from this?! Anger is absolutely a voice of Satan and oh the hurt it causes!
July 10, 2020
Alma 58
“But behold it mattereth not- we trust God will deliver us! Not withstanding our weakness....and deliver us out of the hands of our enemies.”
July 7, 2020
Alma 57
“ by keeping God‘s Commandments we can find joy even in the midst of our worst circumstances.”
July 6, 2020
Alma 56
“What will happen as you more intentionally hear, hearken, and heed what the Savior has said and what He is saying now through His prophets?.....I promise miracles in your marriage, family relationships, and daily work!” This is illustrated so clearly through this army of Helaman
June 26, 2020
Alma 55
Moroni was so inspired to arm the prisoners within the city and his army without- they took the city without any loss of life. How are we arming ourselves and our families within and without?
June 25, 2020
Alma 54
We may be inspired how to act, but that does not mean the outcome or response will be what we hope it is! God uses us for our strengths and knows we can overcome our weakness’. Moroni was not perfect! But he was a warrior for God and he did not mince words.
June 24, 2020
Alma 53
2,000 stripling warriors!!! Men (spiritually) who were true at all times!
June 23, 2020
Alma 52
It is so hard to retake our strongholds once they have been lost. It is a war! We have to give heed and diligence daily to fortifying and maintaining our strongholds!
June 22, 2020
Alma 38
Alma’s blessing to Shiblon! What would you want your 15 verses to say? Endure! Continue! Be sober!
June 19, 2020
Alma 51
“And thus ended the days of Amalikiah”. What will your reward be? What have you spent your life pursuing? What a stark contrast to Moroni and Teancum
June 18, 2020
Alma 50
How are we fortifying defensively and offensively against the enemy so we have all power and we remove his strongholds?!
June 17, 2020
Alma 49
Heed and Diligence! What do those words mean to you? We learn because of those 2 words the Nephites had all power over their enemies! That is awesome
June 16, 2020
Alma 48
What does it mean to have perfect understanding? What is the constant stream or noise we listen to? How do we offset the negativity of the world? It is by small and simple things! Daily!
June 15, 2020
Alma 34:40
A huge added ahha for me as I studied this morning. So grateful for this lesson on what “do not revile” means
June 13, 2020
Alma 47
A bitter fountain can not bring forth good water, a good fountain cannot bring forth bitter water. By their fruits you shall know them! Amalikiah’s desires and intents never changed!!! Just as Satan’s never change!
June 12, 2020
Alma 46
What have you hoisted on the walls of your home as a reminder of what you are fighting for? What is your cause?
June 11, 2020
Alma 44-45
“The central message of the Book of Mormon is to restore the true knowledge of the essential role of Jesus Christ in the salvation and exaltation of mankind.” He is the power the protected and saved the Nephites. He is who walks with and helps us- if we do our part!
June 10, 2020
Alma 43
“As followers of Christ we are not spared challenges and trials in our lives. We are often required to do difficult things that if attempted alone would be overwhelming! As we accept the Saviors invitation to come unto me- He will provide the support, comfort, and peace that are necessary.”
June 9, 2020
Alma 41-42
“Only the gospel will save the world from the calamity of its own self destruction. Only the gospel will unite men and women if all races and nationalities in peace. Only the gospel will bring joy, happiness, and salvation to the human family.” Elder Holmes March 2020 conference
June 6, 2020
Alma 40
Alma shares praying to know what happens to us after we die and while we wait for the resurrection. This goes so well with Joseph f smiths vision D&C 138- praying to know what those spirits are doing! What a treasure to have these! I got cut off at the end- hope you know the Savior loves you!
June 5, 2020
Alma 39
Why is corianton’s sin (sleeping with the harlot) next to murder or denying the Holy Ghost? Thou shouldst have tended to the ministry where with thou wast entrusted! Come to the tree, partake the fruit!
June 4, 2020
Alma 37
Alma turns the records over to Helaman. By small means (keeping the record of god’s hand in their lives) great things are brought to pass! Anti Nephi Lehi’s brought to a knowledge of the truth. Confounding the wise- zeezrom also brought to a knowledge of the truth! Are we using these “small means” to work miracles in our lives?
June 2, 2020
Alma 36
Alma shares with his son Helaman his conversion! It’s been 26 years since the angel came. He testifies if we are obedient god prospers us! And he testifies he knows when he dies he will dwell with God! This vile sinner knows repentance and change!! It is all about becoming!
June 1, 2020
Alma 34-35
Amulek teaches and is another witness to the prophets words! The converted Zoramites are cast out to Jershon! This awful trial they think they are going through is a huge blessing as the join with the anti Nephi Lehi’s and get to live with these giants in the gospel!
May 29, 2020
Alma 33
Alma opens the scriptures to testimonies from Zenos, Zenock, and Moses all of whom testify of prayer and of the atonement of Christ! If you believe in the scriptures as you say you do, then you have to know there is a Christ!
May 28, 2020
Alma 32
How lucky are these zoramites?! After going through the trial of poverty, they are compelled to be humble and ready to hear the word of God and return to His fold!!! What a gift!
May 27, 2020
Alma 31
How do we keep our children from falling into errors? How do we reclaim those that have gone astray as the zoramites had?
May 26, 2020
Alma 30
Korihor gives us so many arguments the world uses to disprove there is a god! “I have all things as a testimony that these things are true! All things denote there is a god!”
May 26, 2020
Alma 29
Repentance =no more sorrow! “Repentance isn’t His backup plan in the event we might fail. Repentance is His plan, knowing we will!”
May 23, 2020
Alma 27-28
Are you a seeker of happiness? Have you experienced incomprehensible joy? When? I love how the anti Nephi lehis honor their covenants and I love how the nephites welcome them in, give them lands, protect them and love them as their brothers and sisters in Christ.
May 22, 2020
Alma 25-26
God fulfills every word of the prophet! Abinadi’s prophecies are fulfilled. “Who can glory too much in the Lord?!” I love Alma’s rejoicing! Sis reeves conference talk in oct 2015 echos this! “Was that all that was required?!”
May 21, 2020
Alma 23-24
Is it better to find the truth later in life- to be converted and have our sins washed away? We have conference talks that witness of converts words- oh how I wish I would have known these truths! It would have spared me so much heartache! We are so blessed to know these truths! Now we need to pattern the anti Nephi Lehi’s and be valiant!!
May 20, 2020
Alma 21-22
“If there is a god, and thou art god, I will give away all my sins to know thee!”
May 19, 2020
Alma 20
When has someone been your answer to prayer? Your miracle? When have you been the answer to prayer (the miracle) for someone else?
May 18, 2020
Alma 18-19
“Surely this is more than a man!” Our faithfulness and the power of God working in us- make us more!!
May 15, 2020
Alma 16-17
Do we have joy when trial or adversity appears at the opportunity to be used by God and to see His miracles! I love Ammon’s confidence in God and his preparation to be used by Him!
May 13, 2020
Alma 15
Was it worth it? Was it a blessing to Amulek and his household? I love that God mourns with us and strengthens us but He does allow the trial and heartache because He knows the blessings that await!
May 12, 2020
Alma 14
What are we willing to lay on the altar to the lord? Are we willing to submit to all the will of the Lord?
May 11, 2020
Alma 12-13
Why do you study the scriptures? What is your desire? I love this glimpse we have of Zeezrom’s desire change! He truly wants to know!
May 10, 2020
Alma 11
“You don’t have to wonder about what is true. You do not have to wonder whose you can safely trust!” Pres Nelson. Vs. 27 “and Amulek said Yea, there is a true and living God!”
May 8, 2020
Alma 9-10
Amulek stands to teach the people! No fear of man-he has been born of God and changed! Love his testimony of conversion!!
May 7, 2020
Alma 8
Ammonihah- the people Would Not listen. Amulek (I love Amulek! He is my hero) is told by an angel of God to feed Alma and he will be a blessing to his house. Amulek and his household are converted.
May 6, 2020
Alma 6-7
What lack I yet? Steadfast and Immovable! Bind my wandering heart to Thee!
May 5, 2020
Alma 5
If you could have a conversation tonight with the Savior, what do you think He would say to you? When He comes will He see himself in your countenance?
May 2, 2020
Alma 3-4
How have we marked ourselves? Would others know you are a follower of Christ?
May 1, 2020
Alma 2
They that be with us are more than they that be with them! God’s backing
April 30, 2020
Alma 1
Every day we choose who we follow. Our lives, our actions bear witness to who we are choosing. In the end only a life focused on Christ leads to joy.
April 29, 2020
Mosiah 28-29
If you could write your next 50 chapters of your life history, what would you wabt them to say? These chapters are all about the power of one person! When used by God!
April 27, 2020
Mosiah 27
Can you imagine the damage the prophets son could do pulling people away from God’s teachings! How heartbreaking for Alma and yet his prayers, his faith, his goodness bring the miracle of the angel turning the heart of his son! Love the truths taught in this story! God wants us all! Even a wicked sinner like the prophets son Alma the younger
April 24, 2020
Mosiah 26
Alma receives revelation that we use as our church court system today! The most important thing we can teach our children is who Christ is and that He loves them! But if they will not believe and repent then they will be cut off. Which is a kindness from god so they aren’t accountable
April 24, 2020
Mosiah 25
Alma, limhi, and mosiah’s people are unified as covenant children of god! We can learn so much from each other as we share our own witness of how we have seen the hand of God in our lives and truly strive to become one - mourning with those that mourn and glorying in others triumphs!
April 22, 2020
Mosiah 22-24
Compare and contrast Limhi and his people escaping their bondage to the lamanites and Alma and his 450 who are now covenant followers of Christ and their escape from Amulon and the Lamanites and their bondage! God will try and test and prove His people. He will make of us far greater people than we can ever make ourselves!
April 16, 2020
Mosiah 21
What trials are happening in your life that God may be waiting until you cry to Him to deliver you? How is He easing your burdens, prospering you, protecting you? Are we waiting upon the Lord and trusting in His timing, His plan, His deliverance?
April 15, 2020
Mosiah 20
The lamanites come to battle looking for their missing 24 daughters! I love king limhi listens to Gideon! I love that they have such faith they meet the lamanites without weapons trusting their king will pacify his people
April 14, 2020
Mosiah 19
Isn’t it interesting how willing and grateful they were to pay 50% tax in exchange for their lives! God is so good because this time in bondage is turning them back to God! What a gift.
April 14, 2020
Mosiah 18
Become one in Christ. The power of repentance to change lives!
April 13, 2020
Mosiah 15-17
What a perfect Easter lesson! Abinadi’s martyrdom so mirrored the Saviors! Sealing his testimony with his death. How blessed we are to have the Savior as our redeemer and advocate with the Father! To be on His team! To be His
April 9, 2020
Mosiah 11-14
God always sends a warning voice! Abinadi comes and with Gods power teaches truth about the law of Moses, obedience to commandments = being saved! And teaches all about the Savior!
April 8, 2020
Mosiah 9-10
We need to be careful vs casual in our commitment to god! Was zeniff casual? Did his casual commitment to god contribute to Noah his son being so wicked?  We need to be intentional as our prophet and apostles have taught!  Pres. Russell M Nelson-  Intentional parenting.  
April 7, 2020
Mosiah 7-8
“Sometimes our needed growth is achieved better by suffering and adversity than by comfort and tranquility”. Pres Oaks April 2020 conference ****ALMA not AMMON!  about minute 14 Alma escapes with the believers!  Sorry About that
April 6, 2020
Mosiah 5-6
We are called the children of Christ! Through faith on His name we have become His sons and daughters!
March 29, 2020
Mosiah 4
Gods sermon is being preached! Repent and find His peace, His joy!!
March 26, 2020
Mosiah 3
No matter what our situation is, no matter where we are in our life, we can hear the word of the Lord to us through the scriptures! How grateful I am for the scriptures!  They have brought me such peace through the death of my father!  
March 25, 2020
Mosiah 1-2
2:41 “and moreover I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold they are blessed in all things both temporal and spiritual: and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with god in a state of never ending happiness. I remember, remember that these things are true; for the lord god has spoken it.”
March 23, 2020
Jarom Omni Words of Mormon-
My day was spent in the hospital with my dad. We don’t know if it’s covid19 or pneumonia but he is super sick. Again and again I have been So grateful for a knowledge of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and of our Savior Jesus Christ! For a prophet of God! There is truly peace In Christ!
March 22, 2020
I love how Enos praying for a remission of sins so parallels Joseph Smith praying to know his standing with God! Both brought great miracles and blessings
March 20, 2020
Jacob 7
5.7 earthquake in Salt Lake City Utah today. With coronavirus it truly feels as if the Lord is begging us to listen, to come to Him, to prepare for His 2nd coming! I hope to say as Jacob did- and I could not be shaken!
March 19, 2020
Jacob 5-6
We are living a pruning of the vineyard- coronavirus has given us all an opportunity to realize how blessed we are to gather at church, at conference, even at seminary and school, to examine our preparations. The biggest message to me in these chapters is the love of the Lord of the vineyard- the Savior loves us and His arm is stretched out still!
March 17, 2020
Jacob 3-4 temple covenants
Always be worthy of a temple recommend. So grateful for the gift of the gospel and a knowledge that being sealed in the temple to our families and the lord is the greatest gift the lord gives us! What joy and happiness! Nothing greater
March 12, 2020
Jacob 1-2 law of chastity
We were asked to teach the law of chastity- to be very clear and plain. To leave no room for question or doubt. It was awesome to go to the temple, to pray, to fast, to be a partner with the lord and talk to these amazing kids about chastity, I loved it and look forward to part 2!
March 10, 2020
2Nephi 33 Nephi’s last words
If you knew you were dying and could only say one sentence what would it be? Nephi prayed for us, he cried for us! He so badly wanted us to believe in Christ (and all that means)! I’m sure our prophets and apostles do the same today!
March 6, 2020
2 Nephi 32
What is the most important decision you made today, this week, this year, so far in your life? Who helped you make that decision? Loved listening to them share how they hear the word of the Lord in their lives!!
February 28, 2020
2 Nephi 25-26
What do you Believe of Christ? What do you Know of Christ? How did that belief or knowledge come? Was it your own personal experiences, scripture stories, family or friends?
February 26, 2020
Follow up to 2 Nephi 26:33 how do we love, not judge, but not condone?
The kids read parts of 3 talks and interviews given by pres Nelson, pres oaks, and elder Wickman on “truth and tolerance”, “love and laws of god.” And the interview from the public affairs committee on same gender attraction. It was awesome to hear the share what they learned, what they loved.
February 20, 2020
2 Nephi 26:33
I so loved learning over the last two weeks, the message God wanted delivered today- our job is to love as HE loves and leave judgement to Him. Love. That’s it. That sure simplifies things! These kids... they get it! And they loved this message!
February 19, 2020
2 Nephi 5-8
What was the curse? Being cut off from the spirit. Where are laman and Lemuel now? Adam and Eve cut off, Nephi saw in a vision the entire destruction of his people and the wicked lamanites, laman and Lemuel want you kill the prophet! 3rd Nephi those who were destroyed- they who killed the prophets.
February 11, 2020
2 Nephi 3-4
“ I love the Lord, in Him my soul delights” what a beautiful psalm. Nephi illustrates the perfect way out of despair- “oh wretched man am I”. Loved sharing this message!
February 7, 2020
2 Nephi 1-2
Choice and accountability- sometimes we fail, we fall, we hurt... but we try again and we succeed and have joy. Sometimes we do everything we possibly can and it doesn’t work! And yet we know god is with us and is aware and we just have to trust him.
February 6, 2020
1 Nephi 18-22, doctrinal mastery the fall 2 Nephi 2: 21-25
Loved the opportunity to talk about the fall and why choice, trial, hardships are necessary. Love that we paired that with mental illness and suicide. Such a beautiful spirit- witnessed gods love, His plan...choose to stay
February 3, 2020
1 Nephi 16-17
What 1 thing do you love most about your family, what 1 thing drives you most crazy? We are placed in families to learn and become a better version of ourselves! So fun to testify of the gift of eternal families and the proclamation to the world.
January 30, 2020
1 Nephi 11-15
How in the world do you cover so much in 80 min?! Loved breaking this down and having them teach each other in groups.
January 29, 2020
1 Nephi 11 role of the learner. ASK - “ I have learned for myself”
Picnic game, priests of Baal, Henry Moyle- so amazing how the spirit prompts and guides and all of the sudden this lesson becomes a powerful starting point for students to commit to learn for themselves the Book of Mormon is true. Loved how it fit together
January 25, 2020
1 Nephi 6,7,9 Light cleaveth to light.
How did you know your spouse was the one? What gave you the courage and faith to move forward and get married? How did lehi’s sons “pick” their wives?
January 14, 2020
1 Nephi 3-5
God’s plan is always the best plan! Nephi and his brother’s 3 attempts to get the plates. What in your life are you working towards? Marriage, mission, college, etc. might that be harder than you think, might it take a different path than you planned?
January 11, 2020
1 nephi 1-2
Awesome compare and contrast session on the obedience of Nephi and sam, Laman and Lemuel. Loved the students answers to where was christ in these chapters and what do they teach me about Him?
January 8, 2020
January 4, 2020
January 4, 2020
John 20-21 not doubting Thomas!
Thoughts on John 20-21
January 1, 2020
John 17-19 Pilate, be one
Thoughts on John 17-19
January 1, 2020
John 13-16 “love languages”
Thoughts on John 13-16
January 1, 2020
John 11-12 Lazarus
Thoughts on John 11-12 Lazarus
January 1, 2020
John 5-6 what kind of friend are you_ rate yourself
Thoughts on John 5-6 
January 1, 2020