Sunday on Monday

When speaking about Alma 8–12, Elder D. Todd Christofferson once shared, “Our day is a replay of Book of Mormon history in which charismatic figures pursue unrighteous dominion over others, celebrate sexual license, and promote accumulating wealth as the object of our existence. Their philosophies ‘justify in committing a little sin’ [2 Nephi 28:28] or even a lot of sin, but none can offer redemption. That comes only through the blood of the Lamb” (“The Love of God,” October 2021). Thankfully, these scriptures teach that we can find hope in Christ’s redemption and a reason to rejoice—for everyone.
Who out there likes to bake or cook? Is there a recipe that you are known for, and do you have to follow it to a T? Today’s study of Alma 5-7 contains a recipe for testimony that all of us can be known for and there is a guarantee of success which thankfully has nothing to do with actual culinary skills.
June 04, 2024 07:40 AM MDT
This summer, the Sunday on Monday podcast has decided to prove the scripture and see how we can truly “count it all joy.”
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What is the foundation of a testimony? In Mosiah 29 through Alma 4 there are many reasons for the people to question what they believe–they have temporal trials, popular figures mixing lies with doctrine, and many of their friends and family leave the fold of God. Nevertheless the Nephites were strengthened by the Lord. And we can strengthen our testimonies through their stories of perseverance.
Have you been born again? A concept brought up to Nicodemus is still relevant today, and was especially relevant to Alma and the sons of Mosiah in this week’s Come, Follow Me reading Mosiah 25–28. It was also on the mind of President James E. Faust when he taught that “we cannot be fully converted until we ‘walk in newness of life’ and are at heart a new person, ‘purged from [our] old sins.’”
May 23, 2024 03:29 PM MDT
Sometimes when you come across a very familiar verse, it can be easy to just gloss it over because you know it so well.
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Mosiah 18-24 covers many groups of people and their interactions with each other. Despite contentions, the goal of the righteous is always unity. Elder Cook taught this in the April 2024 General Conference when he said “Oneness with Christ and our Heavenly Father can be obtained through the Savior’s atonement.” So this week we will be studying how the atonement of Christ will help us knit our hearts together in unity and love.
The Book of Mormon Art Catalog’s mission includes furthering scholarship on Book of Mormon art and increasing the ability for everyone to use a wide variety of images in our worship and study. We will look at several pieces depicting the events of this week’s Come, Follow Me study of Mosiah 11–17. Let the visuals bring the stories alive in new, detailed ways!
May 10, 2024 06:54 AM MDT
In Mosiah 9, the Lamanites were trying to skip right to the easy part.
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May 03, 2024 09:00 AM MDT
This week’s “Come, Follow Me” nugget is more the size of a rock, but there is just so much that King Benjamin teaches in Mosiah 4.
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April 29, 2024 07:00 AM MDT
We know we are the spirit children of Heavenly Father, so how is it that we can also be the children of Christ? The answer is wonderfully ennobling.
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April 25, 2024 10:29 AM MDT
Our challenge today is not a lack of access, but a lack of attention.
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April 15, 2024 05:37 AM MDT
We love Enos for his heartfelt prayers. Here are a few details about how he prays you may’ve not noticed but that can help you in life.
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March 28, 2024 03:04 PM MDT
A debt paid? Understanding? Protection? Comfort? For any definition of the word “cover,” you can find a solution for it in the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
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March 21, 2024 10:50 AM MDT
The journey back to God usually isn’t as simple as moving from point A to point B.
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March 14, 2024 03:23 PM MDT
There is a segment in this week’s “Come, Follow Me” reading that captures the spirit of the “Visitors Welcome” signs found on every Latter-day Saint church building.
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March 07, 2024 10:30 AM MST
Nephi writes like someone who intends for his words to be read, and 2 Nephi 25 is like he’s stretching his arm through the fourth wall to tell us what’s important.
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February 29, 2024 10:54 AM MST
2 Nephi 18 talks about the Lord—and the temple—being a sanctuary. So how can we find that same peace in our busy lives today?
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February 22, 2024 11:30 AM MST
“God has His hand in everything. Every page of the Book of Mormon is evidence of that.”
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February 19, 2024 06:00 AM MST
Studying Jacob may help you see how both deep sorrow and anxiety can coexist with God’s goodness.
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February 15, 2024 09:20 AM MST
Moses, Nephi, and Joseph Smith are all names on the page for us today. But their struggles and faith were real. And we can learn from their lessons.
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February 08, 2024 09:52 AM MST
In the middle of Lehi’s message to Jacob, we get a small but powerful message that “all things must needs be a compound in one.”
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February 07, 2024 02:08 PM MST
With Valentine’s Day coming up, we’ve chosen our favorite podcast episodes to help you find ideas to love others more deeply as the Savior would.
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February 05, 2024 09:23 AM MST
Has the promise of prospering in the land led us to believe that if we keep the commandments, life will be easy?
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February 01, 2024 06:38 AM MST
The moments in my life where the scriptures have come alive the most are in casual conversations with roommates or family. That’s when the application happens.
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January 25, 2024 05:47 AM MST
When nothing else makes sense and you are confused by what you hear, start there. Start with knowing God loves you.
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January 22, 2024 10:33 AM MST
“Falling down” at the feet of Jesus can become an instructive, beautiful, inspiring detail in Lehi’s vision of the tree of life.
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January 18, 2024 12:00 PM MST
My ah-ha moment from this week’s reading came from one word found in the family conflict immediately preceding Lehi’s vision.
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January 11, 2024 02:06 PM MST
There are many ways we can learn about God throughout our lives, two of which are through the scriptures and our family.
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January 08, 2024 11:15 AM MST
Sometimes knowing leads to doing, and other times doing leads to knowing.
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January 04, 2024 05:00 AM MST
A new year brings new resolutions and a new ‘Come, Follow Me’ curriculum. Let’s dive into our 2024 study of the Book of Mormon.
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December 22, 2023 12:03 PM MST
The world is pretty different than it was in January 2020, but we are back to reading the Book of Mormon together and there are a few new perks for 'Sunday on Monday' podcast listeners.
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December 21, 2023 06:00 AM MST
Busy week? Me too. LDS Living is here to catch you up and get you ready for discussions on Sunday. Here’s a nugget of wisdom from this week’s Come, Follow Me study of The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles.
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December 13, 2023 04:30 PM MST
Don’t get too bogged down with the foreboding symbolism in Revelation. Instead, focus on finding Christ.
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December 07, 2023 04:03 PM MST
One of the topics I appreciated the most—especially given our special focus on Christ this time of year—was a discussion on the dozens of varied names for the Savior we find in the Book of Revelation.
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November 30, 2023 12:00 PM MST
John mentions love extensively in both his gospel at the beginning of the New Testament and again in his epistles we’re studying this week at the end of the New Testament.
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November 22, 2023 11:00 AM MST
Gaining a knowledge of Christ is the first step in trying to be more like Him. And Peter has actually outlined a step-by-step process for becoming that better person.
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November 02, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
While physical rest is healthy, there is an all-encompassing rest available through Christ.
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October 26, 2023 10:39 AM MDT
Apostle Paul reminds us to “not neglect the gift that is in thee.” If you’ve been called and set apart for work in the kingdom, even at a young age, you have the power of God behind you.
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October 19, 2023 10:27 AM MDT
Read all of the times President Nelson has specifically mentioned praying for all of us in the past few general conferences.
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October 12, 2023 06:00 AM MDT
In Primary, I would talk (and sing) about the admonition of Paul, without really knowing what it meant. Here’s what this week’s “Come, Follow Me” lesson teaches us about it:
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October 05, 2023 08:02 AM MDT
This week on the “Sunday on Monday“ podcast, the Armor of God metaphor is taken one step further.
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September 28, 2023 10:38 AM MDT
Here’s a nugget of wisdom from this week’s Come, Follow Me study of Paul’s epistle to the Galatians.
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September 21, 2023 07:30 AM MDT
The Apostle Paul has some profound advice on how to prove our sincerity to the cause of Christ.
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August 04, 2023 10:11 AM MDT
Wading through thousands of podcast options can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re diving into six different LDS Living podcasts to help you find your next favorite listen!
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It’s been a month since the last general conference. The messages are available to go back and read, and we’ve had an opportunity to let their words soak in. The last two weeks in Come, Follow Me also cover a conference of sorts when King Benjamin spoke to his people. Now, along with our study of Mosiah 7–10, we’ll relate this message on the power of prophets to the most recent words from our living prophets and general authorities today.
There is a familiar refrain in King Benjamin’s address. It comes up like the chorus in a great hymn multiple times during this week’s Come, Follow Me lesson of Mosiah 4–6. He asks his people, and us, to believe. Believe on the name of Christ and all the things He can do. And hopefully, our reaction can mirror his people’s when they rejoiced and said, “Yea, we believe” (Mosiah 5:2).
The people of King Benjamin gathered, with tents pointed to the temple, to hear the words in this week’s reading of Mosiah 1–3. It was a time to give offerings, crown a new king, and hear the word of God from his mouthpiece. And that message starts with the Plan of Salvation, centered on the Atonement of Christ.
There are formative moments in all of our lives. Some can be funny stories to share at parties, while others are intensely personal—reserved for telling only those closest to you. The succession of prophets we will read about in Enos through Words of Mormon carried on the tradition of recording stories, even if these leaders had to distill their whole lives into just a few sentences. We can learn from their examples how writing and testifying can change the lives of generations.
This year’s theme on Sunday on Monday is to anticipate Jesus. In Jacob 5–7, we find one of the most poetic ways prophets have looked forward to His coming and return—the allegory of the olive tree. We will look for Christ in this parable, discussing where we are in the story and what we can do to anticipate Him in our lives every day.
The prophet Jacob in the Book of Mormon felt the weight of his calling, and the pains of his people. He uses a word that many of us can relate to today in describing his state of mind—anxiety. In reading Jacob 1–4 we’ll see if we can find out what is causing Jacob’s anxiety, how we can relate, and the advice he has for everyone who has felt like he has.