By Gabe & Megan Machen

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A scripture story podcast for toddlers and preschoolers. Created by parents, each 10-minute episode tells gospel lessons in an engaging and simple way. Sunbeam follows the Come, Follow Me curriculum of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Episode Date
War! What is it Good For?

Captain Moroni takes over as leader of the Nephite armies. This begins the war chapters!

Aug 02, 2020

Alma teaches Corianton about Repentance, being a good example, and the Atonement. 

Jul 27, 2020
Shiblon & Helaman

Alma bears teaches and bears testimony to Shiblon and Helaman. He confers upon Helaman the sacred records and the responsibility to keep them safe and record the Lord's revelations.

Jul 19, 2020
Let it Grow

Let's talk about Faith! In this episode, Alma spends time teaching the poor Zoramites who have been kicked out of the synagogues because they aren't rich. Alma teaches them that we don't need to be inside of a church or synagogue to worship God. We anywhere and at any time.

Alma also teaches the Zoramites about faith and how we develop strong testimonies like a small seed growing into a strong plant and bearing fruit.

Jul 12, 2020
Kor & Zor

Alma has a run-in with the Anti-Christ Korihor. After contending with Alma, Korihor is struck dumb and admits to spreading falsehoods. Afterwards, Alma travels to Antionum to teach the Zoramites and is surprised and dismayed at their wickedness.

Jul 05, 2020

The Lamanites taught by the sons of Mosiah who have converted to the Lord are persecuted and driven out of their lands. They change their name to the "Anti-Nephi-Lehies and bury their weapons of war then escape to the land of Jershon where the Nephites protect them from Lamanite attackers.

Jun 28, 2020
Ammon & Abish

Ammon served a mission to the Lamanites, and before he does any teaching, he does a whole lot of service. He uses his priesthood power to bless the house of Lamoni, and the king takes notice. He becomes converted and Abish spreads the word to the wider population. She bravely adds her testimony to Lamoni's, the queen's, Ammon's and all the servants' and many Lamanites are baptized!

Jun 23, 2020
Alma and Amulek, Part 2

Alma and Amulek continue teaching the people of Ammonihah, but overall their teaching is not well received. They miraculously escape prison and continue their ministry in Shilom, where they are pleased to find an old acquaintance from Ammonihah who needs their – and the Lord's – help.

Jun 15, 2020
When Alma Met Amulek

The grand beginnings of an incredible missionary duo, Alma and Amulek take Ammonihah. While contending with Zeezrom, the pair teach us about Salvation and God's plan for all of us to reach it!

Jun 08, 2020
Stay on the Path!

Alma the Younger teaches the Nephites the gospel. Like President Nelson, he tells everyone to stay on the covenant path. Grow your testimony, attend church, serve others and keep your covenants!

May 31, 2020
Getting Judgy

Mosiah institutes the reign of the judges with Alma the Younger as Chief Judge I. He judges Nehor for murdering Gideon. Amlici leads a rebellion against the Nephites and they eventually join with the Lamanites in battle against Alma and the armies.

May 21, 2020
Spiritual Switch

Alma has a son named Alma who is numbered among the unbelievers. He and four of the sons of Mosiah are going about trying to destroy the church. Everything changes when an angel stops them in their tracks and Alma the Younger lies unconscious for days.

May 18, 2020
Double Escape

Noah abandons his people and they fall into captivity under the Lamanites. The priests of Noah capture and marry Lamanitish women. The people of Alma escape to the land of Helam but are captured by the Lamanites. Through faith and repentance, the Lord helps both groups of people escape to Zarahemla. 

May 11, 2020
Go, go Abinadi

Abinadi is called of God to bring King Noah and his wicked priests to repentance. He boldly teaches them the doctrine of Christ, the Ten Commandments and about the plan of salvation. Only one priest, Alma listens and escapes to continue Abinadi's work.

May 01, 2020
Lost People

Ammon and a group of Nephites go in search of the people of Zenniff. They find his descendants, led by Limhi and learned of their troubles. Both Limhi and Ammon address the crowd.

Apr 23, 2020
Tower Talks: The Sequel

King Benjamin continues his address to the Nephites, covering covenants, repentance and kindness.

Apr 20, 2020
Tower Talks

King Benjamin knew how to give a really epic general conference to the Nephites. Killer venue, check. Awesome topics, check. From the atonement to testimonies to service, this episode isn't one to skip.

Apr 12, 2020
Happy Easter!

We're ready to celebrate the most amazing thing to EVER happen! Easter is the day we celebrate Jesus' resurrection. Learn what happened on the first Easter and why it's important.

Apr 05, 2020
General Conference Kickoff

It's General Conference Week and we want you to celebrate! Learn about what General Conference is, why it matters and what you can listen for.

Mar 29, 2020
Longest Prayer Ever

Enos, son of Jacob, set a really great example of why to pray, how to pray and what to pray for. Like him, we can come away from prayer feeling forgiven, strengthened and reassured of God's love for us and others.

Mar 22, 2020
Sherem Learns the Hard Way

The Book of Mormon prophet Jacob never stopped trying to teach the Nephites about Jesus Christ. But along came a guy named Sherem who not only didn't believe in Christ, but also taught others not to believe in Him either. See what happens when Sherem confronts Jacob in this episode.

Mar 15, 2020
New Prophet, Same Gospel

The Book of Mormon prophet after Nephi was Nephi's little brother, Jacob. Jacob spent his life teaching the Nephites and he taught some really important lessons. Jacob covered everything from faith to family and everything in between.

Mar 08, 2020
Do as He's Doing

Nephi gives us the "Doctrine of Christ" and explains part of the covenant path. He tells us why Jesus is baptized and we'll dive into why we all need to be baptized, too.

Mar 01, 2020
One Book. Many Miracles.

One pretty cool thing about the Book of Mormon is that it actually tells its own future! Nephi and Isaiah prophesy about how the Book of Mormon would come forth – and they called it "a marvelous work and a wonder." We'll talk about just how marvelous the coming forth of the Book of Mormon really was and why it's such a wonderful gift to ALL of us.

Feb 21, 2020
Peace Out

Nephi was a big fan of another prophet who lived before him: Isaiah. Nephi thought Isaiah's words were SO important that Nephi actually copied down some of Isaiah's teachings on the gold plates so we could read them in the Book of Mormon. One of the things Isaiah taught a lot about was the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. This episode talks about what that means and why we should be looking forward to the Millennium.

Feb 16, 2020
Staying Alive

As prophet, Nephi called his little brother Jacob to be a teacher and leader of the Nephites. In this episode, we talk about the first things Jacob teaches: the Resurrection, the Atonement and the joy of gospel living.

Feb 06, 2020
The Choice is Yours

At this point, Lehi's family has been in the promised land for several years. Lehi gathers his family together to teach them some important truths about the Plan of Salvation. He talks about the importance of agency and how choosing righteousness will bring us happiness and blessings. Not long after, Nephi takes his family and friends and leaves the camp of Laman and Lemuel who just refuse to accept Nephi's teachings. The Nephites build a temple and live in righteousness.

Feb 03, 2020
A Ball, A Bow, and a Boat

As Nephi's family journeys in the wilderness, they experience some pretty difficult trials but also some amazing blessings. This week we'll talk about the Liahona, an incredible tool the Lord sent to guide the family, what happens when Nephi breaks his bow and the family doesn't have any food, and how they crossed the sea to get to the promised land.

Jan 27, 2020
What Nephi Saw

Lehi had a remarkable vision, but Nephi wanted to understand it and know for himself it was true. While praying and pondering, Nephi was blessed with an amazing vision himself! He was shown the things Lehi saw, and an angel explained their meaning. But that's not all – Nephi also saw the birth and life of Christ, His apostles and the Book of Mormon.

Jan 18, 2020
Best Fruit Ever

The prophet Lehi had another vision, this time about the Tree of Life. We'll talk about what he saw, what those things mean and how your family can feel the love of God.

Jan 10, 2020
Nephi Goes for Brass

The first Book of Mormon prophet, Lehi, is commanded to leave Jerusalem with his family. Not long after leaving, the Lord commands Nephi and his brothers to go back to Jerusalem to get the Brass Plates from Laban. It takes a lot of faith, bravery and some smart thinking to do what the Lord asked.

Jan 07, 2020
Welcome to the Book of Mormon

Before we dive into Book of Mormon stories, let's talk about why the Book of Mormon is important and how it came to be. In this episode we'll discuss how the Book of Mormon strengthens our faith in Jesus Christ and was given to us through the power of God.

Jan 03, 2020
20 Spiritual Family Resolutions for 2020

It's the beginning of a new year, an excellent time to set some goals. Have you ever tried setting a New Year's Resolution as a family? A family resolution (or a few!) can be a great way to learn and grow together. Here are 20 ideas for spiritual resolutions you can set as a family. From forming good habits to specific action items, we hope you use this list as a starting place for the goals you set as a family. Here's to 2020!

Dec 28, 2019
Mary Christmas

A foreign land. A miraculous birth. And a pretty amazing mom. Have you ever thought about how Jesus' mom Mary must have felt about all the miracles of her son's birth? And have you ever thought about what kind of baby Jesus was? Or what kind of kid? Join us as we tell the Christmas story and talk a little more about Mary and her baby.

Dec 15, 2019
Merry and VERY Bright: A Book of Mormon Christmas

We all know the Christmas story from the Bible, but the first Christmas in the Book of Mormon was pretty exciting, too. Prophecies were fulfilled last minute, lives were saved and there was a sunset like no other. Join us as we tell the story of Jesus' birth from the point of view of ancient America. 

Dec 15, 2019
Sunbeam Trailer

Welcome to Sunbeam! We're Gabe and Megan, parents of 3 tiny kids. We figure we can all use a few more resources to help teach our kids the gospel, which brings us here.

Sunbeam is a scripture story podcast for toddlers and preschoolers. We tell the gospel in a fun and simple way that keeps little learners interested. Episodes follow the Come, Follow Me curriculum from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Dec 15, 2019