Joseph Smith: BYU Speeches

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Joseph Smith was the first prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the translator of the Book of Mormon. This podcast is a collection of talks given at Brigham Young University about his life in remembrance of the 174th anniversary of his martyrdom.

Episode Date
Joseph Smith: The First Vision and Its Aftermath | Truman G. Madsen, Aug 1978
Truman Madsen on Joseph Smith’s early life, First Vision, and life in the aftermath, including lessons, experiences, and consequences.
Aug 17, 2018
Joseph Smith and the Problem of Evil | David L. Paulsen, Sep 1999
Examining the life of Joseph Smith can help us learn to find meaning in our suffering, maintain hope, and trust God. In the face of evil, we can find peace.
Jun 29, 2018
Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet | James A. Cullimore, Jan 1977
In an incredible testament to Joseph Smith’s divine calling, James A. Cullimore retells several events from the life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet.
Jun 27, 2018
Joseph Smith: Lover of the Cause of Christ | Heidi S. Swinton, Nov 2004
Heidi Swinton delivers a powerful call to stand by the Prophet Joseph Smith by living for the cause he loved: the cause of Christ.
Jun 27, 2018
Lessons from Liberty Jail | Jeffrey R. Holland, Sep 2008
What lessons does Joseph Smith's experience in Liberty Jail teach us about God's love? How can our trials be both a prison and a temple?
Jun 26, 2018
Joseph Smith—the Chosen of God and the Friend of Man | Ivan J. Barrett, Aug 1975
Joseph Smith's character is perhaps one of the best manifestations of his calling. He was not only chosen of God, but a loyal friend of man.
Jun 25, 2018
Joseph Smith: The Prophet | David B. Haight, Mar 1986
Elder David B. Haight offers a stirring testimony of Joseph Smith: the Prophet of the Restoration. The courageous and selfless giving of his life is evidence of Joseph's devotion to the Lord and to the Saints.
Jun 22, 2018
Joseph Smith's Christlike Attributes | Jack H. Goaslind, June 1995
Joseph Smith's Christlike attributes attest to the fact that this his greatest desire was to emulate the Savior and do His will.
Jun 21, 2018
The Prophet Joseph Smith | Preston Nibley, Dec 1958
Without the Prophet Joseph Smith, the entire state of Utah—not to mention the entire world— would be a different place than it is today. Preston Nibley narrates accomplishments of Joseph’s life and proves that he was a man of sincerity and determination who never wearied of the task of spreading the gospel.
Jun 20, 2018
Joseph Smith and the Lighter View | Leonard J. Arrington, Nov 1974
Although Joseph Smith was raised in an overly pious and sanctimonious society, his jovial nature, sense of humor, and zeal for life show the Saints that this life is for men to have joy.
Jun 19, 2018
The Profile of a Prophet | Hugh B. Brown, Oct 1955
If you had to create the profile of a prophet, what would it look like? Joseph Smith's character and works testify of his prophetic calling.
Jun 18, 2018
Parallel Prophets: Paul and Joseph Smith | Richard L. Anderson, Aug 1983
Richard Lloyd Anderson shares how, in many ways, the apostle Paul and Joseph Smith are similar. Both of these prophetic figures received revelation, demonstrated devoted service, and were persecuted and ultimately martyred for their testimonies.
Jun 15, 2018
Stand by My Servant Joseph | Cecil O. Samuelson, Jan 2005
The Lord's commandment to stand by Joseph Smith with true loyalty applies to each of us as builders and defenders of God's kingdom.
Jun 14, 2018
Joseph Smith: "Praise to the Man" | Gordon B. Hinckley, Nov 1979
Gordon B. Hinckley shares his powerful testimony of the prophet Joseph Smith. The most important evidence of his calling is the witness of the Spirit.
Jun 13, 2018
The Life and Character of the Prophet Joseph Smith | William E. Berrett, Apr 1964
Using stories from the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith to illustrate the fact that there is no man—save it be Christ—who has done more for the world, William Berrett explains that one need only to look at the life and character of the prophet to find an example of service and humility.
Jun 12, 2018
Joseph Smith: Seer, Translator, Revelator, and Prophet | Alexander L. Baugh, Jun 2014
Using scripture and the personal histories of the Prophet and his associates, Alexander L. Baugh offers an explanation of Joseph Smith’s distinct but complementary roles as seer, translator, revelator, and prophet.
Jun 11, 2018
Lessons from Joseph Smith | Bonnie L. Oscarson, Dec 2016
Joseph Smith's life teaches us about our potential, standing up to criticism, and repentance. A testimony of this prophet brings us closer to the Savior.
Jun 07, 2018
But for Joseph | Katherine D. Pullins, Jun 2000
Associate law school dean Katherine D. Pullins shares her story of conversion to the gospel and Church that Joseph Smith restored. But for Joseph and his contributions, she testifies, not only would the world be vastly lacking, but so would our individual lives.
Jun 06, 2018
Joseph Smith: “A Choice Seer” | Neal A. Maxwell, Mar 1986
Elder Neal A. Maxwell bears powerful testimony of the choice seer Joseph Smith and his role in revealing essential truth about our Savior Jesus Christ.
Jun 05, 2018
Joseph Smith, The Prophet | Richard C. Edgley, Aug 2005
Richard C. Edgley delivers a powerful summary of the accomplishments of Joseph Smith—the Prophet whose revelations, achievements, and trials are all a testament to his calling.
Jun 05, 2018
“Lightning Out of Heaven”: Joseph Smith and the Forging of Community | Terryl L. Givens, Nov 2005
Joseph Smith ignited something in thousands of men and women that connects them to God and to each other in powerful ways.
Jun 04, 2018