Monthly Archives: January 2013

Acts 4-5: Qualities of the Enemies of the Apostles

Acts 4-5 give us an idea of how the enemies of Christ’s representatives operate. The following list is an excellent foil for the attributes of the apostles. Acts 4-5: Qualities of Non-Disciples Grieved at the truth (4:2). Examines good deeds … Continue reading

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Acts 2-5: Qualities of Disciples of Jesus Christ

Acts 1:8 is a great verse that outlines what the book of Acts is all about. We read, “ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in … Continue reading

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The Seven Statements

The seven statements that we have in the gospels that Jesus uttered from the cross provide us with many insights into the character of Jesus Christ. His attributes, attitude towards those around him and his desire to lift us up … Continue reading

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Peter, My Brother

Occasionally I am asked about how the Lord felt about Peter’s denial (see Matthew 26:35-75). While I use the events surrounding Peter’s denial to teach a different lesson, it is good to get apostolic perspective. I include President Kimball’s remarks … Continue reading

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Pilate & Jesus: A Practical Application

In John’s account of the exchange between Jesus and Pontius Pilate, the Prefect of the Roman province of Judaea, we read the following: Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou … Continue reading

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The Atonement: Key Events

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Matthew 26: Stay Out of Caiphas’ Palace

Matthew 26:31-35 tell of the interchange between Jesus and Peter where the Savior tells Peter that he will deny him three times before the cock crows in the morning. Peter’s response is quite telling. He says, “Though I should die … Continue reading

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