New Testament

March 13, 2020 08:28 PM MDT
Editor's note: Our weekly Friday column, “Found in the Footnotes,” explores some of the footnotes from remarks given by General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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By  LDS Living
December 19, 2019 10:00 PM MST
This week’s readings: Revelation 12–22
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By  LDS Living
December 05, 2019 10:00 PM MST
This week’s readings:Revelation 1–11
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By  LDS Living
November 28, 2019 10:00 PM MST
This week’s readings: John; Jude
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By  LDS Living
November 21, 2019 10:00 PM MST
This week’s readings: 1 and 2 Peter
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By  LDS Living
November 14, 2019 10:00 PM MST
This week’s readings: James
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November 01, 2019 12:25 PM MDT
Only hours before Jesus made one of the great “I Am” declarations in John’s Gospel, He had fed five thousand hungry pilgrims and walked on the “rough seas” of the Galilee (John 6: 1-25). He had performed astonishing miracles. Yet when He came to the synagogue in Capernaum, the ostensible disciples who had followed Him demanded more, saying, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe [you are the promised Messiah]? What will you do? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ [Why will you not do the same?] (John 6:31 NIV).”
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By  LDS Living
November 01, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: Hebrews 1–6
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October 28, 2019 02:57 PM MDT
The following has been republished with permission from taylorhalverson.com.
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By  LDS Living
October 25, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: 1 and 2 Timothy; Titus; Philemon
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October 22, 2019 12:21 PM MDT
The following has been republished with permission from taylorhalverson.com.
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By  LDS Living
October 18, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: 1 and 2 Thessalonians
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By  LDS Living
October 11, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: Philippians; Colossians
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By  LDS Living
September 27, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: Ephesians
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By  LDS Living
September 20, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: Galatians
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By  LDS Living
September 13, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: 2 Corinthians 8–13
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September 10, 2019 03:33 PM MDT
Everybody’s heard of Lazarus. You know the one—the brother of Mary and Martha who died and was left in his tomb for four days, even until he smelled bad, and was then miraculously raised from the dead by Jesus. He’s at the center of one of the most stunning and jaw-dropping of Jesus’s miracles.
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By  LDS Living
September 06, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: 2 Corinthians 1–7
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August 31, 2019 03:21 PM MDT
I knew something was wrong when my friends started marking themselves “safe” on Facebook. I remember thinking, “Safe? From what?” Then the message from my brother: “Did you hear about the shooting back home?”
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By  LDS Living
August 30, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: 1 Corinthians 14–16
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August 29, 2019 02:14 PM MDT
The following has been republished and adapted with permission from taylorhalverson.com.
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By  LDS Living
August 23, 2019 09:08 AM MDT
This week’s readings: 1 Corinthians 8–13
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August 20, 2019 12:12 PM MDT
Savior of the World
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August 16, 2019 09:50 AM MDT
This week's FHE lesson topic comes from the Come, Follow Me reading in1 Corinthians 1-7. Check out this week'sCome, Follow Me study ideas on LDS Living for additional resources and suggestions.
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By  LDS Living
August 16, 2019 09:13 AM MDT
This week’s readings: 1 Corinthians 1–7
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August 12, 2019 01:50 PM MDT
The following has been republished with permission from taylorhalverson.com.
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August 09, 2019 09:43 AM MDT
This week's FHE lesson topic comes from the Come, Follow Mereading inRomans 7-16. Check out this week's Come, Follow Me study ideas on LDS Livingfor additional resources and suggestions.
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By  LDS Living
August 09, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: Romans 7–16
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August 08, 2019 05:51 PM MDT
At one point in our study of the four Gospels, we had been thinking about Jesus’s 40-day trial in the Judean wilderness. In only two verses, Mark tells us about those days (Mark 1:12–13). Matthew and Luke, on the other hand, make use of a time-honored literary structure to tell us of the tests put to Jesus as He prepared to begin His messianic responsibilities. All three accounts express Jesus’s perfect discipline in response to evil enticements that offended the laws of God. Matthew and Luke may clothe the testing in the elegance of traditional poetic forms, but the themes in all three accounts of Jesus’s experiences in the wilderness remain the same. Whether the accounts are cryptic or complicated, it became clear to us that the devil perverted what Alma described as the relationship between the principle of justice, our ethical responsibility to love God and each other, and the merciful application of His laws in an individual’s life.
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By  LDS Living
August 02, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: Romans 1–6
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By  LDS Living
July 31, 2019 05:25 PM MDT
Archeologists have uncovered the Church of the Apostles, an ancient church built over the home of New Testament apostles Andrew and Peter.
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July 30, 2019 12:20 PM MDT
The following has been republished with permission from taylorhalverson.com.
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July 23, 2019 01:10 PM MDT
The setting was an institute class wherein some important dimensions about Acts 16–20 became clear to me. For example, it became apparent that in three instances the Lord had coated his believers with Teflon, so to speak. All instances involved the Apostle Paul in one way or another. Plainly, the Lord watches over his people and orders events for their good, whether they perceive it or not.
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By  LDS Living
July 12, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: Acts 10–15
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July 11, 2019 04:00 PM MDT
The heavens filled with streaming light, angelic visitors appearing at critical moments, divine beings stripping away the veil between us and the celestial in the most dramatic fashion—who wouldn't want a conversion story like Paul?
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By  LDS Living
July 05, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: Acts 6–9
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July 03, 2019 12:00 PM MDT
Acts 2 has frequently caught the attention of students of the New Testament, for it is here that the power of the Holy Ghost begins to show itself in the life of the nascent church. The apostles, whose number was newly completed with the addition of Matthias as the replacement for the fallen Judas (Acts 1:26), had gathered with other church members at the Jerusalem temple. They had probably assembled on the east side of the huge Court of the Gentiles under Solomon’s Porch, a favorite spot for church members to gather (Acts 3:11; 5:12). Precisely on “the day of Pentecost . . . they were all with one accord in one place” (Acts 2:1). At this moment, the Lord chose to seize the attention of everyone who would pay attention: “suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind.” This was not the whole event because, next we read, “there appeared unto them cloven tongues of fire, and it sat upon each of [the Twelve].” As a capstone, “they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues” (Acts 2:2–4). In effect, the Lord had set the table.
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July 02, 2019 12:00 PM MDT
The following has been republished with permission from taylorhalverson.com.
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By  LDS Living
June 28, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s readings: Acts 1–5
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June 24, 2019 05:50 PM MDT
The following has been republished with permission from taylorhalverson.com.
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By  LDS Living
June 21, 2019 09:39 AM MDT
This week’s readings: Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24;John 20–21
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June 21, 2019 09:15 AM MDT
This week's FHE lesson topic comes from the Come, Follow Me reading in Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20–21. Check out this week's Come, Follow Me study ideas on LDS Livingfor additional resources and suggestions.
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June 19, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
We begin with the unnamed, unknown persons in this story—the crowd. If modern Middle Eastern towns are a gauge, the crowd that followed Jesus was likely made up of men and, perhaps, a few boys who had squeezed in among the adults. If women or girls were present, we expect that they did not join the throng. Instead, typically, they hung back. This observation alone underscores the bravery and determination of the woman, unnamed in the accounts, who pushed her way into the clump of male bodies and reached out for Jesus’s clothing to gain relief.
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Fun
June 18, 2019 09:22 AM MDT
The following content previously ran on LDS Living in 2017.
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June 14, 2019 09:53 AM MDT
This week's FHE lesson topic comes from the Come, Follow Me reading in Matthew 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, and John 19. Check out this week's Come, Follow Me study ideas on LDS Living for additional resources and suggestions.
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By  LDS Living
June 14, 2019 09:04 AM MDT
This week’s readings: Matthew 27; Mark 15; Luke 23; John 19
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June 11, 2019 12:33 PM MDT
The following has been republished with permission from taylorhalverson.com.
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June 10, 2019 09:37 AM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson issued the following challenge to the youth of the Church in 2017:
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By  LDS Living
June 07, 2019 09:17 AM MDT
This week’s readings: Matthew 26; Mark 14; Luke 22; John 18
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June 06, 2019 01:20 PM MDT
The following has been republished with permission from taylorhalverson.com.
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By  LDS Living
June 05, 2019 01:46 PM MDT
This video was originally shared in March 2018. We highlight it again to coincide with our Come, Follow Me study.
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June 03, 2019 02:03 PM MDT
On the western shore of the Sea of Galilee was the city of Magdala, an important fishing settlement and the hometown of Mary Magdalene. In Hebrew, the word Magdala means “tower,” and indeed, Mary Magdalene became a tower of strength, both to her fellow disciples and to us today as well.
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By  LDS Living
May 31, 2019 09:50 AM MDT
This week’s readings: John 13–17
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May 31, 2019 09:35 AM MDT
This week's FHE lesson topic comes from the Come, Follow Mereading in John 13–17. Check out this week's Come, Follow Me study ideas on LDS Living for additional resources and suggestions.
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By  LDS Living
May 30, 2019 07:20 PM MDT
The parable of the 10 virgins is one that has been shared over the pulpit at general conference on multiple occasions, and it's often been the focus of our Sunday School classes. But what does the olive oil in this parable symbolize, and how can we apply these teachings to our life? Book of Mormon Central recently released a video that answers these questions and delves a little deeper into this parable.
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May 30, 2019 08:24 AM MDT
This is the third article in a three-part series on Jesus Christ's teachings about families found in the Gospels. Read part one, "How Christ’s Teachings Highlight the Ever-Present Emphasis on Families in the Gospels," and part two, "The Miracle of the Fishes + Other Ways Jesus Demonstrated His Focus on the Family." Honoring parents can shape the character of families and even how members interact with one another. In this short study, which continues the earlier two, we learn how Jesus and His disciples retained honorable ties to parents.
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May 30, 2019 08:23 AM MDT
This is the second article in a three-part series on Jesus Christ's teachings about families found in the Gospels. Read part one, "How Christ’s Teachings Highlight the Ever-Present Emphasis on Families in the Gospels," and part three, "How Jesus Honored His Family Despite Complicated Relationships." In light of the Gospels' interest in families and their proper nurture, we turn to reports, partially told, of how Jesus intentionally impacted families in enduring ways.
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May 30, 2019 08:22 AM MDT
This is the first article in a three-part series on Jesus Christ's teachings about families found in the Gospels. Read part two, "The Miracle of the Fishes + Other Ways Jesus Demonstrated His Focus on the Family," and part three, "How Jesus Honored His Family Despite Complicated Relationships."
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By  LDS Living
May 24, 2019 09:15 AM MDT
This week’s readings: Joseph Smith–Matthew 1; Matthew 25; Mark 12–13; Luke 21
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By  LDS Living
May 21, 2019 02:36 PM MDT
Many of us have heard the parable of the two sons recorded in the New Testament, maybe even on multiple occasions. While this parable illuminates principles of humility and repentance, it can also teach us about the divine role of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Book of Mormon Central recently created this thought-provoking video detailing how this parable reflects the pre-existence.
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