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Isaiah 50-57: ”Man of Sorrows”

Isaiah 50-57: ”Man of Sorrows”

September 21, 2022

An in-depth study of Isaiah 50-57. This lesson focuses on feeling forsaken, the tongue of the learned, fading fashions, sparks, beautiful garments and beautiful feet, the suffering servant, substitutionary atonement, the Savior's seed, enlarging the tent, everlasting kindness, higher ways & higher thoughts, wasted money, the water cycle, those who don't fit the mold, a place and a name, covenant infidelity, and more.

0:00 Introduction

3:21 The Isaiah Relay in the Book of Mormon

9:40 Feeling Forsaken

19:44 The Tongue of the Learned

21:40 Submitting to His Persecutors

27:50 Fading Fashions

30:57 The Lord's Light or Our Sparks

35:18 Examples of Persevering Faith

44:40 Trust in the Lord

57:53 Putting on Your Beautiful Garments

1:11:26 Beautiful Feet

1:24:06 Depart from Babylon

1:27:19 Shutting the Mouths of Kings

1:31:12 The Suffering Servant

1:45:43 The Substitutionary Atonement

1:53:25 Sheep, Shepherd, & and the Savior's Seed

2:12:02 Enlarging the Tent

2:20:57 Everlasting Kindness

2:29:05 The Smith Blowing the Coals

2:35:38 Purchase Price & Wasted Money

2:41:46 Higher Ways & Higher Thoughts

2:47:11 The Water Cycle

2:51:04 To Those Who Don't Fit the Mold

3:02:14 Something Better, A Place & A Name

3:16:44 Woe to the Wicked

3:20:15 Covenant Infidelity

3:27:31 No Peace to the Wicked

3:35:06 Conclusion

Isaiah 36-49: ”Comfort Ye My People”

Isaiah 36-49: ”Comfort Ye My People”

September 15, 2022

An in-depth study of Isaiah 36-49. This lesson focuses on the Assyrian invasion and scattering of Israel, the doors of death, having a will to offer, comforting the afflicted, highway construction, a mother's care, comparing God, the gift of prophecy, true identity, Cyrus and Christ, idols and graven images, the fall of Babylon, the Savior's scars, returning children, the shoulders of kings, and more.

0:00 Introduction

4:42 The Assyrian Invasion & the Scattering of Israel

21:03 Facing the Doors of Death

29:20 Having a Will to Offer

43:55 Comfort Ye My People

1:06:58 Highway Construction

1:18:12 Care for the Mothers

1:23:13 Trying to Describe God

1:31:39 The Foolishness of False Gods

1:41:20 A Message of Encouragement

1:58:58 The Gift of Prophecy

2:05:29 The Promised Messiah

2:21:07 The Promise of Redemption

2:37:56 True Identity or False Gods

2:54:51 Raising Up a Deliverer

3:11:17 Idol Gods or the God of Israel

3:17:56 The Fall of Babylon

3:31:51 Chosen & Purified

3:47:49 Born to Gather

3:58:57 Not Forsaken nor Forgotten

4:13:05 Who Hath Begotten Me These?

4:26:52 On the Shoulders of Kings

4:36:16 Conclusion

Isaiah 13-35: ”A Marvelous Work and a Wonder”

Isaiah 13-35: ”A Marvelous Work and a Wonder”

September 7, 2022

An in-depth study of Isaiah 13-35. This lesson focuses on Nephi's use of Isaiah, the fall of Babylon, Lucifer's downfall, the gift of gathered Israel, highway construction, worldliness & materialism, apostasy & restoration, the nail in a sure place, a feast of fat things, redeeming the vineyard, short beds and small blankets, planting & harvesting wisely, a voice from the dust, a sealed book, a marvelous work and a wonder, lane assist, the latter-day Zion, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:13 Nephi's Use of Isaiah

14:13 The Fall of Babylon

31:15 Lucifer's Downfall

57:11 The Bird Cast Out of Its Nest

1:05:23 Reaping with the Arm

1:10:41 The Gift of Gathered Israel

1:28:03 A Highway Across the Middle East

1:44:03 Naked & Barefoot, Labor & Watching the Night

1:56:38 The Nail in a Sure Place

2:21:42 Worldliness & Materialism

2:30:57 Apostasy & Restoration

2:48:35 A Feast of Fat Things

2:58:36 Praise & Promise

3:12:56 Redeeming the Vineyard

3:20:39 Strong Drink, Short Beds, & Small Coverings

3:43:36 Planting & Harvesting Wisely

3:53:05 A Voice from the Dust

4:05:28 A Sealed Book & a Marvelous Work

4:23:48 Speaking Smooth Things

4:36:47 Lane Assist & Intensifying Light

4:50:30 Quietness & Assurance

4:56:26 Destruction & Deliverance

5:10:02 The Day of the Lord

5:16:35 The Latter-day Zion

5:23:55 Conclusion

Isaiah 1-12: ”Great Are the Words of Isaiah”

Isaiah 1-12: ”Great Are the Words of Isaiah”

August 31, 2022

An in-depth study of Isaiah 1-12. This lesson focuses on making sense of Isaiah, understanding Hebrew poetry, God's case against Israel, the mountain of the Lord, pride & worldliness, corruption in the vineyard, swift messengers, the calling of Isaiah, the promise of a Savior, the threat of Assyria, trusting the Lord, light in darkness, stubbornness & pride, new growth from an old stump, the Messiah & the Millennium, an ensign to the nations, and more.

0:00 Introduction to Isaiah

14:58 Keys to Understand Isaiah

23:35 Hebrew Poetry

41:28 The Case Against Israel

1:00:06 Worship & Repentance

1:24:50 The Mountain of the Lord

1:31:38 Pulling Down Pride

1:46:22 The Worldliness of the Daughters of Zion

2:07:29 The Cleansing of Zion

2:17:37 Corruption in the Vineyard

2:36:27 Calling for Swift Messengers

2:42:19 The Calling of Isaiah

2:59:45 The Promise of a Savior

3:16:55 The Threat of Assyria

3:21:06 Impending Destruction

3:26:38 Trust in the Lord

3:32:30 Shining Light into the Darkness

3:41:02 Using Assyria as an Instrument

3:55:13 Taking Credit to Ourselves

4:06:06 New Growth from an Old Stump

4:17:13 The Messiah & the Millennium

4:25:35 An Ensign to the Nations

4:30:58 Israel's Song of Salvation

4:33:02 Conclusion

The Books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon: ”The Beginning of Wisdom”

The Books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon: ”The Beginning of Wisdom”

August 25, 2022

An in-depth study of the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. This lesson focuses on wisdom and foolishness, trusting the Lord, rivers of fire, Sophia, Mother in Heaven, parenting, alcoholism, mockery, a virtuous woman, pessimism, vanity, seasons, death, the purposes of life, love songs, an army with banners, and more.

0:00 Introduction to Proverbs

9:34 The Beginning of Wisdom (chp. 1-2)

21:36 Trust in the Lord (3)

36:03 Choosing the Right Woman (4-5)

45:23 Ants, Deadly Sins, & Rivers of Fire (6-7)

59:29 Sophia as Mother in Heaven (8)

1:16:17 Wisdom Compared to Foolishness (10-12)

1:29:14 Riches, Pride, Goals, Children, & Strife (13-15)

1:44:11 Hearts, Highways, Self-Discipline, Friends, & Fools (16-18)

1:57:58 Gifts, Loans, Parenting, Wine, Work, & Deep Water (19-20)

2:12:41 Peace, Generosity, Consecration, & Conservatism (21-22)

2:22:54 Deceitful Meat, Alcoholism, Adversity, & Sweetness (23-24)

2:34:40 Hot Coals & Cold Water, to Mock or Not to Mock (25-27)

2:48:53 Wickedness, Repentance, Leadership, & Contentment (28-30)

2:59:17 A Virthous Woman (31)

3:22:58 Introduction to Ecclesiastes

3:35:12 All Is Vanity

3:47:44 To Everything There Is a Season

3:55:44 No Escape from the Grave

4:02:44 Open Your Ears More than Your Mouth

4:11:29 What's the Point?

4:22:28 No Labor in the Grave

4:33:07 The Conclusion of the Whole Matter

4:38:51 Song of Solomon

4:45:57 A Song of Love

5:00:42 Fair as the Moon, Clear as the Sun

5:06:20 Conclusion

Psalms 101-150: ”One More Strain of Praise”

Psalms 101-150: ”One More Strain of Praise”

August 16, 2022

An in-depth study of Psalms 101-150. This lesson focuses on "the set time," condescension & compassion, forgiveness, hallelujahs, building on the Rock that was rejected, rejoicing in God's word, psalms of ascent, the peace of Jerusalem, the blessing of children, being weaned, the rivers of Babylon, Davidic psalms, doxology, and more.

0:00 Introduction

5:36 Commitment, Complaint, & the Set Time (101-102)

17:29 A Masterpiece of Mercy (103)

34:14 Praise for Creating & Covenanting (104-105)

41:55 Forgiveness & Thanksgiving (106-107)

57:22 Victory & vindication (108-110)

1:10:33 Acrostics & Hallelujahs (111-117)

1:29:31 Building on the Rock You Rejected (118)

1:43:13 Rejoicing in God's Word (119)

2:26:32 Psalms of Ascent (120-126)

2:41:35 The Blessing of Children (127-128)

2:49:49 Completing the Climb (129-136)

3:01:06 By the Rivers of Babylon (137)

3:11:58 Davidic Psalms (138-144)

3:29:27 Praise & a Final Doxology (145-149)

3:40:28 One More Strain of Praise (150)

3:49:03 Conclusion

Psalms 49-100: ”Make a Joyful Noise”

Psalms 49-100: ”Make a Joyful Noise”

August 12, 2022

An in-depth study of Psalms 49-100. This lesson focuses on worldly wealth, covenant renewal, godly sorrow, disloyalty, innocent suffering, rocks & wings, finding family, messianic psalms, envying the wicked, the bitter cup, dealing with depression, gods in embryo, redemptive turbulence, mercy & truth's kiss, wayward children, sanctuaries in time and space, and more.

0:00 Introduction

5:09 Worldly Wealth (49)

12:41 Covenant Renewal (50)

26:12 A Plea for Forgiveness (51)

48:58 Wickedness, Doubt, & Disloyalty (52-55)

1:05:41 Pleas for Help, Mercy, & Vengeance (56-58)

1:14:16 Innocent Suffering, and a Call to Arms (59-60)

1:22:33 Rocks, Wings, Walls, Water, & Weapons (61-64)

1:37:20 Thanksgiving, Finding Family, & the House of the Lord (65-68)

2:01:25 Messianic Psalms & Deep Waters (69-72)

2:18:29 Envying the Wicked, Apostasy, & the Bitter Cup (73-76)

2:29:34 Dealing with Depression (77)

2:40:19 Learning from the Past (78)

2:52:16 Planting & Renewing (79-81)

2:59:58 Gods in Embryo (82)

3:07:15 Redemptive Turbulence & the Temple (83-84)

3:15:31 Mercy & Truth's Kiss (85-87)

3:25:51 Work for the Dead & Wayward Children (88-89)

3:40:11 Long Life, Safety, & Sanctuaries in Time & Space (90-94)

3:56:56 Enthronement Hymns & Psalms of Celebration (95-99)

4:10:42 The Thanksgiving Psalm (100)

4:16:07 Conclusion

Psalms 1-48: ”The Lord Is My Shepherd”

Psalms 1-48: ”The Lord Is My Shepherd”

August 3, 2022

An in-depth study of Psalms 1-48. This lesson focuses on the power of poetry and music, history & prophecy, pondering & prayer, trouble & trust, messianic messages, the Good Shepherd, the House of the Lord, worthiness & readiness, plea & praise, hiding & hope, forgiveness & relief, songs of Zion, and more.

0:00 Introduction to the Psalms

15:46 Instructional Psalm (1)

22:38 History & Prophecy, David & Absalom (2-3)

33:47 Pondering, Prayer, Penitence, & Precaution (4-7)

45:38 Psalms of Praise (8-9)

53:00 Trouble & Trust (10-14)

1:11:27 Worthiness, Loyalty, Sincerity, & Thanksgiving (15-18)

1:31:05 Creation, Law, & Victory (19-20)

1:35:47 Messianic Psalms, Gethsemane & Calvary (21-22)

1:55:16 The Lord Is My Shepherd (23)

2:05:34 The House of the Lord & Humble Petitions (24-25)

2:14:43 Temple Worthiness & Readiness (26-27)

2:32:32 Plea, Praise, & Prayer (28-30)

2:37:31 Deliverance for Christ & through Christ (31)

2:44:22 Confession, Hiding, & Hope (32-34)

2:55:43 False Witnesses & Wickedness (35-37)

3:04:20 Forgiveness, Relief, & Thanksgiving (38-40)

3:16:36 Breaking Bread & Thirsting after Water (41-45)

3:30:49 Songs of Zion (46-48)

3:38:32 Conclusion

The Book of Job: ”Yet Will I Trust in Him”

The Book of Job: ”Yet Will I Trust in Him”

July 27, 2022

An in-depth study of the book of Job. This lesson focuses on theodicy, Satan's plan, trials & testimony, sin & suffering, reasoning with God, the mortal side of Christ, wickedness & happiness, our day in court, innocence or holiness, wisdom & worthiness, the Creator's Cosmos, a double portion, entitlements & explanations, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:16 Theodicy & the Book of Job

14:32 Perfect Job

21:31 Satan's Plan

33:26 Job's Trials & Testimony

50:11 Physical Suffering & Spiritual Doubt

1:01:39 Friends' Company & Job's Lament

1:16:05 Assuming that Suffering Equals Sin (Eliphaz Round 1)

1:27:16 Job's Self-Defense

1:42:41 Justifying the Lord (Bildad Round 1)

2:01:59 Revealing & Reasoning with God (Zophar Round 1)

2:16:38 Death & Resurrection

2:21:52 Job as Mortal Side of Jesus (Eliphaz Round 2)

2:41:46 Job's Testimony (Bildad Round 2)

2:53:01 Wickedness Never was Happiness (Zophar Round 2)

3:01:07 Accusations & Demanding a Day in Court (Eliphaz Round 3)

3:11:36 Innocence or Holiness (Bildad Round 3)

3:22:13 Wisdom & Worthiness

3:36:01 Job's Closing Argument

3:43:54 Elihu Speaks Up

3:52:48 God is Good and Can Be Trusted

4:16:50 God Reveals Himself

4:30:12 Job Repents & Reviews the Lessons Learned

4:46:19 A Double Portion

4:56:35 Conclusion - The Lesson of Job

Esther: ”For Such a Time as This”

Esther: ”For Such a Time as This”

July 20, 2022

An in-depth study of the book of Esther. This lesson focuses on objectification and self-respect, overcoming prejudices, preparing to meet the King, courage, the timing of our birth, worthiness and the divine will, pride and self-centeredness, fighting darkness with light, the Feast of Purim, types and shadows of Christ,and more.

0:00 Introduction to the Book of Esther

9:01 Exalting the King & Objectifying the Queen

31:34 Mordecai & Esther

43:16 Avoiding Prejudices

54:15 Preparing to Meet the King

1:01:48 Haman & Mordecai

1:22:20 Esther's Courage

1:46:48 Esther Before the King

2:01:35 Mordecai Is Honored

2:16:50 Haman's Demise

2:24:02 Esther's Real Request

2:35:46 The Feast of Purim

2:48:28 Types of Christ

2:53:45 Conclusion

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