Author Archives: Jared

Favored of the Lord

The Book of Mormon uses the phrase “favored of the Lord” to communicate the idea that a follower of Christ can arrive at a point where they are “supplied with advantages”. In other words, they are “regarded with kindness; as … Continue reading

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Awake From a Deep Sleep and Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost

Authority Restored The restoration of the gospel through the prophet Joseph Smith restored many things that had been lost from the earth. The authority to baptize and confer the gift of the Holy Ghost was among things lost.  John the … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ, The Son of God, Savior of the World, A Personal Friend

At this Christmas season, I desire to testify of the Saviors Friendship and goodness to me, a struggling soul. I do so with the hope that others will be inspired to further their friendship. And if a friendship doesn’t yet … Continue reading

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Strengthening Faith by Throwing Off False an Incomplete Doctrine

Click here for the Table of Contents We make many decisions, some decisions are without consequence, while others change the course of our  entire life.  When I was fourteen years old I made a decision that changed my life. I … Continue reading

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Remember in all Things the Poor and the Needy, the Sick and the Afflicted

Heavenly Father has said many things pertaining to the poor and needy, the sick and the afflicted. As followers of Christ he has make it clear what is required of us in order to be His disciples. And remember in … Continue reading

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Feasting on Intellectual “Mammon” Vs Feasting on the Words of Christ

Regarding revealed knowledge the Lord said: As well might man stretch forth his puny arm to stop the Missouri river in its decreed course, or to turn it up stream, as to hinder the Almighty from pouring down knowledge from … Continue reading

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Experiencing the Gospel Versus Intellectualizing the Gospel

The doctrine of Christ as revealed in the Book of Mormon teaches church members how to experience the gospel; not just intellectualize it.  The gospel is experienced when we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  It is far more … Continue reading

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Classic Talk: The Meaning of Repentance

Before reading this classic talk take a moment and review the following questions and answer them before reading on. 1. How many of the following words are synonymous with repentance? Suffering Punishment Confession

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Pray for America

I originally wrote this post in June 2015. This morning as I add this note, I am self-isolating because of COVID-19 pandemic. A few days ago, I felt my house sway as a  5.7 earthquake hit the Wasatch front.  Question: … Continue reading

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I was given, by the gift and power of the Holy Ghost, a more perfect knowledge of His mission

The following account is sacred. This individual, through the gift and power of the Holy Ghost, was given a panoramic view of the Savior’s earthly ministry. Do you know who gave this talk in General Conference? Click the link below … Continue reading

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