Grand Junction Transcript – Zion

Grand Junction Transcript – Zion

The transcript for the Grand Junction lecture is now up on Scribd. The link is on the blog under the sidebar DS Talks on the right of the blog. Scribd is free. It just requires that you create an account. You do not have to pay to read Denver’s lectures on Scribd. I know there
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Abraham’s Sons

Abraham’s Sons

Last night I was awakened by this: Did not Ishmael and Isaac mourn together and bury their father Abraham? Was not their father’s blood precious unto them both? Does not the blood of Abraham run in both Isaac and Ishmael? Does not the blood of Abraham run in both Esau and Jacob? Let Ishmael today
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Elder Oaks’ General Conference Talk

Elder Oaks’ General Conference Talk

I am trying to understand Elder Oaks’ talk. Taking everything he said at face value, here is what I think he said: 1. Women don’t hold the priesthood. 2. Those who hold “keys” can give assignments to others who then act under the authority of the priesthood of the key-holder. 3. In the temple sisters
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A Covenant With the King

A Covenant With the King

King Benjamin had an an objective. Better said, the angel of the Lord had an objective in mind when the king was told what to teach. The objective is more fully explained once the people had received the lesson. “And now, it came to pass that when king Benjamin had thus spoken to his people,
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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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