The Scripture Study Project

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A fresh and faithful study of the scriptures.

Episode Date
John 1 - See
28:51

John's gospel gives us an up-close, intimate, unique, and tangible account of Jesus' ministry. John wants us to remember our own personal relationship with Christ. This week we come to "see" Jesus in a new light, "see" ourselves the way he does, and "see" others with more love and optimism.

Show Notes

Music: Blue Dot Sessions, "Weathervane," Creative Commons.

Jan 21, 2019
Matt 2 / Luke 2 - Worship
29:54

"Worship is essential and central to our spiritual life." That quote gets at the heart of our study this week. What is worship really? What does it look like? And how can we do it better and more powerfully in our own relationships with the Savior? This week we learn from some of the first to worship Jesus just how to worship him ourselves.

 

Show Notes

Websites with different Bible translations: BibleHubBibleGateway

Dean M. Davies, "The Blessings of Worship," General Conference, October 2016.

Music: Blue Dot Sessions, "Weathervane," Creative Commons.

Jan 14, 2019
Matt 1 / Luke 1 - Unexpected!
29:11

We know the beginning of the story of Jesus, but everything from his parentage to his annunciation was unexpected to both those in his day and early readers of the gospels. What happens when God unexpectedly calls on unexpected people to do unexpected things? What happens when he calls you? Study with us in this episode to start finding out! 

Show Notes

Gaye Strathearn, "Mary, the Mother of Jesus," Ensign, January 2019.

Music: Blue Dot Sessions, "Weathervane," Creative Commons.

Jan 07, 2019
New Testament Intro - Come Follow Me
29:39

Season 2 of the Scripture Study Project is underway with this study of what exactly happens when we respond to Jesus' invitation to "Come, follow me." Learn with us how your study of the New Testament this year can help you get to know your Savior better, see yourself clearer, and change from a simple "Simon, son of Jonas" into Peter, the rock!

Show Notes

D. Todd Christofferson, "The Blessings of Scripture," Mormon Message

Jeffrey R. Holland, "The First Great Commandment," General Conference, October 2012.

Music Credit: Blue Dot Sessions, "Weathervane."

Jan 02, 2019
What's Next?
06:29

We're gearing up for season 2 of The Scripture Study Project. Here's just a brief preview of coming attractions all aimed at helping you have powerful experiences with the scriptures that change your life and excite you to teach others!

 

Show Notes:

Russell M. Nelson, "Becoming Exemplary Latter-day Saints," Ensign, October 2018.

House Churches - Acts 1:12-13 (see mentions also Romans 16:3-5, 1 Cor 16:19)

Music Credit: Blue Dot Sessions, "Weathervane."

 

Dec 28, 2018
Episode 50: Moroni 10 - Exhort!
29:53

Season Finale! We study Moroni's final exhortations and share a few of our own. Has your study of the Book of Mormon brought you joy? Conviction? Or even a bit of perfection in your life? It has for us! Listen as we study and share. Also, as a bonus, hear the preview of what's coming on Season 2 of the Scripture Study Project!

Dec 10, 2018
Episode 49: Moroni 7 - Lay Hold of Every Good Thing
29:56

Life is filled with choices. Period. We must constantly choose between, not just good an evil, but often between good and good! Moroni, knowing this about our day, inserts in chapter 7 a sermon from his father all about judging between choices and learning how to "lay hold of every good thing." Study with us this week and learn for yourself!

Dec 03, 2018
Episode 48: Moroni 1-9 part 1 - I Will Not Deny the Christ
29:50

In a world that's as bleak and depressing as has ever been recorded in scripture Moroni must, and does, stand strong and hold to his faith. When we're called upon to do something difficult, maybe in the face of opposition and hopelessness, can we stand with Moroni and proclaim, "I will not deny the Christ"? In this episode we study how to do just that!

Nov 26, 2018
Episode 47: Ether 6-15 - Anchor to the Soul
29:51

The story of the Jaredites is one of mostly misery and destruction; however, against that black, satin cloth is set one of the most amazing diamonds in the Book of Mormon: Moroni's discourse on faith and hope in chapter 12. This week with special guest Garret Shields we study the diamond and learn how to anchor our souls when on life's turbulent seas.

Nov 19, 2018
Episode 46: Ether 1-5 - Cry Unto the Lord
29:44

Remember the Bible story about the Tower of Babel and the confusing of the languages? In this episode we study the story of the brother of Jared to better understand what confounds and, more importantly, what unconfounds our communication with God. If you want to know how to talk to and hear from God better, listen in and study along!

Nov 12, 2018
Episode 45: Mormon 8-9 - God of Miracles
29:40

"I even remain alone to write the sad tale of the destruction of my people," says Moroni, the last Nephite prophet. With such a depressing task, and with pressures in our own lives that may feel daunting and depressing, what miracles does Moroni see that lift his soul and sustain his faith? Come, meet the God of miracles!

Nov 05, 2018
Episode 44: Mormon 1-7 - The Man Behind the Book
29:19

Everything we've read in the Book of Mormon this year has come through his hand, yet we haven't really met him yet. This episode, we meet Mormon, the man behind the book, and learn how to be a disciple of Christ even in the worst of times.

Oct 29, 2018
Episode 43: 4 Nephi 1 - The Four Minute Mile
29:52

It didn't look like Roger Banister was on track to break the four-minute mile barrier, but he did. It looked like the Nephites were on track for continual righteousness, and they fell. What can we learn from the rise and fall of the Nephites about finishing out our own races and building a happy people/family/class/group?

Oct 22, 2018
Episode 42: 3 Ne 26-30 - What Do You Want?
29:33

If you were to be granted one wish, what would you choose? What if it were Jesus himself granting your desire? And what if that greatest desire you had was to be able to minister to your "people" (family, friends, neighbors, etc.) In this episode we study how to minister better!

Oct 15, 2018
Episode 41: 3 Nephi 20-25 - The Fulfillment
28:57

You know what "faith" means? It means you can trust someone, that you have confidence in them. We can have faith in Jesus Christ because he keeps his promises; he fulfills the all commandments and promises he's ever made. In this episode we study just a few of those promises and fulfillments so our confidence in him will increase!

Oct 01, 2018
Episode 40: 3 Nephi 17-19 - No Boring Meetings
29:08

Someone once asked President Kimball what he did in boring church meetings. He replied, "I don't know; I've never been in one." On this episode we learn from Jesus himself how to turn some interactions and meetings in our lives that can sometimes become boring, repetetive, or stale into intensely spiritual experiences. Listen and learn how to transform your relationship with your children, your experience in sacrament meeting, and even your personal prayers.

Sep 24, 2018
Episode 39: 3 Ne 12-16 - Come Unto Me
28:35

"...who come unto me..." is one of the Savior's unique additions to his sermon at the temple to the Nephites. In this episode we study how we can come unto the Savior so that he can perfect us and help us become like the Father.

Sep 17, 2018
Episode 38: 3 Ne 6-11 - One by One
29:54

"The Savior doesn't care about us . . . . He cares about you, and he cares about me." This quote, although somewhat provocative, strikes at the heart of a fundamental truth about Jesus--He ministers one by one. In this episode we put ourselves in the shoes of the Nephites in Bountiful who got to witness His coming one by one. What would you say, feel, think, or do if you had an individual moment with Jesus?

Sep 10, 2018
Episode 37: 3 Ne 1-5 - Infection
29:52

Spencer W. Kimball once said that the Book of Mormon story right before the coming of Christ parallels what will happen in our own day before the Second Coming of Christ. What happened then that we recognize today? And, more importantly, how can we prepare ourselves for what lies ahead for us and our families? This episode, join us as we study how to fight spiritual "infections" and protect and preserve our families for the coming of Christ.

Sep 03, 2018
Episode 36: Helaman 13-16 - Surprise!
30:03

Surprise! The Nephites are bad; the Lamanites are good; a Lamanite is a prophet and is preaching to Nephites! In this episode we pull from this surprising story some surprising, non-traditional reasons why we should listen to the men and women on the walls in our city. 

Aug 27, 2018
Episode 35: Helaman 6-12 - The Pride Cycle Flat Tire
29:53

The pride cycle is well known and oft-discussed but what we never talk about is how to stop it. Like a bike tire rolling there seems to be something almost inevitable about pride. Well, study with us this week as we stop the pride cycle by giving it a flat tire and disrupting pride in our own lives.

Aug 20, 2018
Episode 34: Helaman 1-5 - The Storm
29:55

In this episode we meet some of the most destructive villains in the Book of Mormon and it's not the leaders of the armies or bands of robbers. What do you do against an enemy who is focused on your complete destruction? Find out as we study together. 

Aug 13, 2018
Episode 33: Alma 53 - 63 - The War, part 2
29:51

Last episode we learned how to wage and win your own, individual battles against the adversary. In this episode we peer between the lines to see how to win the even-more-serious family battles. In short, what did the Book of Mormon's most incredible youth group learned from perhaps the Book's most incredible parents?

Aug 06, 2018
Episode 32: Alma 43-52 - The War, part 1
29:16

Have you ever felt like life, your life, was a war? Ever felt like you were fighting just to keep your faith against an enemy who seems bent set on destroying it? In this episode we study the strategies and tactics in the war chapters of the Book of Mormon that will help us all fight harder, be braver, and win more individual battles.

Jul 30, 2018
Episode 31: Alma 38-42 - Is It Fair?
30:02

"Life isn't fair!" Agreed, but the real question is: is God fair? And if so, is He also merciful? Can He be both at the same time? Is He both for you? This week we unravel the sometimes tricky relationship between justice and mercy.

Jul 23, 2018
Episode 30: Alma 36-37 - Small and Simple Things
27:54

You can almost hear Alma's emotion as he begins his letter to his son Helaman, "I swear to you..." What is it that has Alma so passionate? This week we look at small and simple things Alma "swears" will make a difference in your life.

Jul 16, 2018
Episode 29: Alma 33-35 - Correcting Perversions
28:35

Pervert (pər-ˈvərt) - verb: to alter something from its original, right, or moral state. So what does perverted prayer look like? How about perverted faith? Listen this week to see how you can help overcome repetitive, rote prayers and stale, stagnant faith.

Jul 09, 2018
Episode 28: Alma 31-32 - The Faith Experiment
29:46

"I'd like to bear my testimony; I know the Church is true." So starts many a testimony, but we have to ask ourselves, is our goal really to "know the Church is true?" In this espisode, Alma guides us through an experiment where we can gain some tangible, enlightening evidence of more than just whether or not something is true.

S.E.E.D. Study Guide - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BmLcm7urdNGqVJc5fsv0NYBw6lvG9oOP/view?usp=sharing

 

Jul 02, 2018
Episode 27: Alma 27-30 - The Magician
29:51

The adversary, just like a magician, has certain tricks and deceptions he uses to tempt sin or instigate doubt. However, the adversary, just like a magician, hates when his secrets are revelealed. In this episde that's just what we'll do.

Jun 25, 2018
Episode 26: Alma 17-26, part 2- Fresh and Faithful Conversion
28:28

The Anti-Nephi-Lehis, the group of converted Lamanites in the Book of Mormon, are incredible, right? They lay down their weapons of war, forsake their past and their homeland, and gain a faith so strong that they literally sacrifice their life for it. Wanna know how to become converted like them? Listen in to this week's episode, part 2 of our study of the missionary chapters in Alma.

Jun 11, 2018
Episode 25: Alma 17-26, part 1 - Fresh and Faithful Missionary Service
29:49

We know we could, we know we should, by sometimes sharing our faith with others is hard. In this episdoe we study the incredible example of the sons of Mosiah and their mission to the Lamanites to learn a fresh and faithful approach to missionary service.

Jun 04, 2018
Episode 24: Alma 8-16 - Why We Fail
28:17

Ever wonder why, when you feel like you are doing all the right things in all the right ways, that you fail? You pray, you fast, you obey, and you feel like you're responding to promptings, but God doesn't grant you the success you'd hoped? In this episode, we study to see that sometimes our failures are really just the seed for God's greater success.

May 28, 2018
Episode 23: Alma 6-7 - The Atonement of Jesus Christ
29:52

Perhaps the biggest topic in the gospel, the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and Alma helps us understand some things that maybe we've been missing, some things that, if we get right, will bring a joy to our day and balm to our sorrows. Listen in to what Alma teaches people who are ready to hear the best he has to teach.

May 21, 2018
Episode 22: Alma 5 - The Spiritual Cardiogram
29:57

You can gauge the health of your physical heart by checking your pulse, but what about your spiritual heart? Is there a way to assess the strength of your testimony, your conversion, or your relationship with God? In this episode Alma plays the role of spiritual physician and asks some hard, heart-hitting questions the form, for us, a sort of spiritual cardiogram. How are you doing?

 

Show Notes:

Alma's Spiritual Cardiogram - jpg: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AoPMl35TcIX9xxY68zdIqp05b63y

pdf: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AoPMl35TcIX9xxWdSEoIl4dkyZlC

May 14, 2018
Episode 21: Alma 1-4 - Wonderful Contentions
26:49

In these first chapters of Alma we meet a converted prophet, an anti-Christ, and a rebel politician and study what to do with "wonderful contentions" in our lives. Book of Alma, here we come!

May 07, 2018
Episode 20: Mosiah 26-29 - How to Get Back in the Boat
29:28

We all have times when we or someone we love "falls out of the boat" of faith or belief. In this episode we study what kings, prophets, and God himself things and does about people who fall out of the boat. What do you do if it's you? What do you do if it's someone you love?

Apr 30, 2018
Episode 19: Mosiah 7-25, part 3 - How to Bear Burdens
29:44

"Is the load I am carrying creating sufficient spiritual traction so I ultimately can return home to Heavenly Father?" That question, asked by Elder Bednar, is our focus this episode. How do I bear my burdens, and how can I minster to others and bear their burdens?

Show notes:

Ministering training video: https://www.lds.org/mycalling/ministering/effective-ministering?lang=eng 

Elder Bednar talk: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2014/04/bear-up-their-burdens-with-ease?lang=eng 

Apr 23, 2018
Episode 18: Mosiah 7-25, part 2 - Who is the Lord? And Who are You?
25:30

Want to know what are, perhpaps, the two most crucial questions you could possibly be asked? In this episose we watch Abinadi withstand Noah and his priests with complete conviction is his God and in his own calling.

Apr 16, 2018
Episode 17: Mosiah 7-25, part 1 - Get Out of Jail
27:03

In this episode we study Zeniff, a good guy who messes up, gets himself stuck, and has to find a way to get out. Sound familiar to you? What do we do to get ourselves in spiritual bondage, and how can we get out?

Apr 02, 2018
Episode 16: Omni-Mosiah 6 - Continual Peace
28:59

Do you have "seasons of peace" mixed with "seasons of war" in your life? In your family's life? Would you like to have "continual peace"? King Benjamin knows how!

Mar 26, 2018
Episode 15: Enos - Prayer, A Wrestle Before God
29:38

God actually talked to Enos; so what did Enos do to start the process? This episode gives a few powerful principles of "mighty prayer" that could change your relationship with God!

Mar 19, 2018
Episode 14: Jacob 5-6 - The Olive Tree
29:03

Ever wonder how God feels about you? Jacob 5 is the longest chapter in the Book of Mormon and one of the best because it is, in essence, God's love letter to you!

Mar 12, 2018
Episode 13: Jacob 1-4, 7 - Unshakable Faith
26:08

 We all have faith-shaking temptations and experiences. Where do they come from? And how can you, like Jacob, become "unshakable"?

Mar 05, 2018
Episode 12: 2 Ne 31-33 - What Now?
29:51

How many times (a day) have you had a question to which there seems no clear-cut, easy-to-find answer? In this episode we dive into the promise and the practices that help us to know, as the scriptures say, "all things"!

Feb 26, 2018
Episode 11: 2 Ne 26-30 - Satan Shall Have Power No More
29:08

Nephi the seer sees our day and sees Satan working to "drag us down," but he also sees a way to stop that from happening. In this episode we study how to make Nephi's promise that "Satan will have power...no more" come true for you!

Feb 19, 2018
Episode 10: 2 Ne 12-24 - I say, "Aha!"
48:34

With Isaiah, it often ends up being, "I say, 'Huh?'" In this episode, with special guests Garret Shields and Dan McKinley, we give some study tips and insights that will make you exclaim, "I say, 'AHA!'"

Feb 12, 2018
Episode 9: 2 Ne 11, 16, 25 - Saved by Grace
29:04

Are we saved by grace or by works? Are Mormons Christian? How on earth can I crack the mystery of Isaiah? All these questions and more answered this week as we get ready for (and dive a bit into) the Isaiah chapters.

Feb 05, 2018
Episode 8: 2 Ne 6-10 - Don't Be Afraid of Final Judgment
23:40

We don't need to be afraid of judgment! In this episode we study three things we underestimate about God that, if we can get right, will make the thought of final judgment one of joy and excitement rather than fear and anxiety.

Jan 29, 2018
Episode 7: 2 Ne 1-5 - Wake Up!
26:20

Are you feeling a little spiritually sleepy? Or know someone who is? In this episode we study Lehi's teachings to his sons that help them "wake up!" and fight off the chains of the adversary.

Jan 26, 2018
Episode 6: 1 Ne 19-22 - That Ye May Have Hope
27:33

In a world that seems, often, dark and depressing we can find hope in some amazing truths about Jesus from some traditionally tricky Isaiah chapters. In this episode we study a prophet quoting a prophet teaching us why we can have hope.

Jan 26, 2018
Episode 5: 1 Ne 16-18 - How to Build a Boat
22:59

How do you build a boat (or any other big thing you feel God is asking you to do)? How do you do hard things when sometimes you feel so small? And once you decide you can do it, how do you actually do it? In this episode we discover three principles that can help us do new, big, hard things!

Jan 26, 2018
Episode 4: 1 Ne 8-15 - How to Get to the Tree
29:03

How can I get myself and my family to the Tree of Life? In this episode we take a closer look at one of the most well-known symbols in the Book of Mormon and pull out helpful principles for drawing ourselves and our families closer to God's love.

Jan 26, 2018
Episode 3: 1 Ne 2-4 - Become a Man or Woman of God
24:01

How do I become the person God wants me to be? We study 1 Nephi 2-4 looking for how Nephi went from being "young" to being a "man" and how we can do the same.

Jan 26, 2018
Episode 2: 1 Ne 1 - Overcoming Desruction
19:09

What do I do when things start going wrong in my life or in my family? In this episode we study the first chapter of the Book of Mormon in search of how we can deal with destruction in our own lives.

Jan 26, 2018
Episode 1: Book of Mormon Intro - The Why
27:27

In our first pilot episode we introduce the who, what, when, where, how and WHY of our scripture study podcast and give a small sample of things to come!

Jan 26, 2018