Throw my hands up

Throw my hands up

Today is the last day of my last temple recommend. The church didn’t ask me to return it. I’m qualified to have it. But it will expire today. It can’t be renewed, of course. I was asked by a young fellow about sustaining leaders in the upcoming general conference. I replied, “the Lorde recently said:
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Grand Junction Lecture

Grand Junction Lecture

Where:Grand Vista Hotel Ballroom2790 Crossroads Blvd.Grand Junction, CO 81506 When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 9:30 a.m. Seating: 125

The Poor

The Poor

King Benjamin does not concern himself with all the ways it is possible to get it wrong. (Mosiah 4: 29.) Mankind gets it wrong all the time. The great challenge is to finally get it right. His sermon is an attempt to lay out how a society may finally overcome the failures and draw close
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Blog Numbers

Blog Numbers

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As Soon As Converted…

As Soon As Converted…

As soon as his people covenanted with God to receive their redemption through the atonement of Christ, King Benjamin’s attention turns to the needs of the poor. He taught those who were converted to think of the needs of others. This is what James would call “pure religion” (see James 1: 27; see also James
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The Gospel’s Effect

The Gospel’s Effect

The people King Benjamin addressed were brought to repentance, but it is the record of their repentance that is so relevant to us today. Keep in mind that King Benjamin’s record was originally composed about a century and a quarter before Christ. At that time the Law of Moses was in effect. The version we
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Themes, Truth and Scripture

Themes, Truth and Scripture

There is a great work left undone. The field has been abandoned and there is no harvesting taking place. We are all required to repent first, then to learn something before we attempt to teach others.In doing the work I have been asked to do, I am relaying what I have been instructed needs to be
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Your Only Hope

Your Only Hope

Contrast the reaction of King Benjamin’s audience with modern expectations and sensibilities. We want to hear smooth things. We want our self-image enhanced. We want stories that tell us we are good people in a good place doing good things and getting better every day. We want to feel reassured. King Benjamin’s audience felt threatened,
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King Benjamin’s Faith

King Benjamin’s Faith

King Benjamin is great even as he proclaimed his weaknesses. Only a confident leader, secure in his worth before God can admit all King Benjamin admitted about his own weakness. Concerning his moral worth he declared: “I am like as yourselves, subject to all manner of infirmities in body and mind…” (Mosiah 2: 11.) Concerning
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