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Why be thankful?

[printable version] Why should we be thankful to God? And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work; (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor; his righteousness remaineth forever. Now he […]

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Why The Book of Mormon is the New Covenant: Part 3 – Is Not This Joseph’s Son?

[Printable Draft Version] [Printable Expanded Version] Introduction (Expanded Version) Jesus Christ was assumed by many to have been fathered by Joseph, the carpenter of Nazareth. Similarly, the Book of Mormon was assumed by many to have been authored or “fathered” by Joseph Smith Jr. In both instances, the presumed “father” was named Joseph. In both […]

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Why Emmaus

In watching the short movie “The Road to Emmaus” recently, I was reminded of the wonder of Jesus spending considerable time with two of His disciples on the day He rose from the dead (Luke 24). It was on this most unique of days that Jesus had gained victory over death and the grave. It […]

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Bruce’s Hope

Bruce Stayton, a dear friend and family member, recently passed away.  For his memorial service held on July 16, 2016, I felt led to share the following about his hope to come forth in celestial glory in the resurrection of the just (cf. I Corinthians 15:39-42 and II Corinthians 12:1,2 with D&C 76:5).  As his health slipped away […]

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Why hast thou forsaken me? – Part 3

[Printable Version] This third part (Part 3) in the series on Jesus’ question “…why hast thou forsaken me?” includes replies to questions and comments that I received regarding the initial post in the series (Part 1).  It also includes additional discussion on related topics which are meant to further explore the depth and significance of Jesus’ questioning […]

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Passover 2016, the fellowship of Christ’s sufferings, and the joy of the Lord

This post is meant to contrast the anguish of Christ’s love with the love of men’s hearts waxing cold in these last times (Matthew 23:36-38 vs. Matthew 24:10,31). According to God’s calendar, the Passover obervance this year begins this evening, Friday April 22 (Easter was last month).  Here are a few thoughts I would like to […]

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“Why Bethlehem?”

Last week our friend Faye Shaw told Pam and me about Migdal Eder, the Tower of the Flock.  This reportedly was the place where lambs to be sacrificed in the Temple at Jerusalem were born and kept until the appointed time.  A number of Bible students apparently now believe that this is the place where […]

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Why divisions – Part 2

Why divisions – Part 2: “There must be also divisions among you” (Updated February 14, 2016) The underlying source of divisions in the church was introduced in its scriptural context in the first part of this series, Why Divisions – Part 1. The matter was summed up by Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ, when […]

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Why wear the crown

As I awoke this morning, a line from “Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh, do remember me” was running through my thoughts, except the words were turned around a bit.  Instead of hearing this line as it is typically sung: If you can’t bear the cross, you can’t wear the crown I kept hearing this […]

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Why cast our coats before Him

Yesterday evening, while Pam and I prepared family worship for our church services this morning, she read selections from articles on Palm Sunday that she found on various websites.  One in particular opened up a new insight to my understanding about our seasonal observance of Palm Sunday that I would like to share with you […]

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Why ask

Jesus teaches us to ask, promising that we will receive.  He tells us to seek, saying that we will find, and to knock, confidently assuring us that it will be opened unto us.  These promises are found throughout the scriptures. Matthew 7:12,13 IV (KJV) Say unto them, Ask of God; ask, and it shall be […]

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Why weakness

Jesus Christ tells us that He gives us weakness and that He does so for a specific purpose: that we may be humble before Him. I give unto men weakness, that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and […]

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Why prayer

Many reasons are given in the scriptures for why we are to pray.  The reason featured in this post is God’s love and how we receive His love through the Holy Ghost, which is given unto us in the prayer of faith. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord […]

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Why remember

All who have fought to obtain and preserve our liberty are worthy of our most honorable remembrance and our recognition offered with sincerest of gratitude. Liberty is ultimately founded in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, the captain of our salvation. Thy name, O Lord, endureth forever; and thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations. (Psalm […]

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Why Jesus

Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.  All power has been given unto Him in heaven and in earth. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the […]

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