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John Hilton III in Petra.
Would you enjoy studying the scriptures with a teacher who loves Chinese, lived in Jerusalem, earned an advanced degree from Harvard, and performs magic tricks? How about a BYU Religious Education professor who draws crowds at both Education Week and Time Out for Women? What about a husband and father who co-authors books with his wife who is the mother of their 6 children? Book of Mormon Central...
New Come Follow Me Reading Plan on the free ScripturePlus app.
This month, the free ScripturePlus app achieved a new milestone: over 100K downloads. Book of Mormon Central is thrilled that ScripturePlus is blessing the lives of 109,766 users on iOS , Android , and Kindle . Our hope is that Latter-day Saints can finally feel like they excel at their scripture study by providing them with a 100% free library of videos, images, articles, and commentaries to...
Alma the Younger praying. Image via Gospel Media Library.
Alma the Younger’s Conversion is a powerful story in the Book of Mormon that teaches about the joy of redemption, the power of prayer, and the miracle of conversion. There are three different accounts of this experience, each with their own perspectives on the event; Mosiah 27, Alma 36, and Alma 38. Book of Mormon Central has written quite a bit on this remarkable experience, but here are what we...
Mosiah 20 by Normandy Poulter and the BYU Virtual Scriptures Group.
This is an excerpt from this week’s installment of John W. Welch Notes , which can be studied on the ScripturePlus app , and in the Book of Mormon Central Archive . Chapter 20 begins with the statement: “There was a place in Shemlon where the daughters of the Lamanites did gather themselves together to sing, and to dance.” Just as the month of February means Valentine’s Day to many...
Moses Parting the Red Sea by Robert T. Barrett and Abinadi Before King Noah by Arnold Friberg.
The story of Abinadi and the story of the Exodus are remarkably similar. From reciting the Ten Commandments, to faces shining with the power of God, Abinadi and Moses have a lot in common. These similarities can help us recognize God’s loyalty to His covenants, and can even help us learn about the Atonement of Jesus Christ. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ScripturePlus | CFM Study...
Taylor Halverson and Tyler Griffin teaching in their video series Come, Follow Me Insights
The coronavirus has forced the closure of church buildings and gatherings, causing many to practice Church at home. Having a productive Sunday School lesson at home can be tough. It’s hard to focus and prepare a well-crafted lesson that brings the Spirit and insights into our lives. Book of Mormon Central has teamed up with Brigham Young University Professors Taylor Halverson and Tyler Griffin,...
Image by Thomas B. via Pixabay.
Enjoy images of the Holy Land as you visualize Jesus Christ's last hours with the following slideshow of photos by John W. Welch The Power of Apostolic Eyewitness Testimony We now turn to the often-asked question: Who killed Jesus? The answer is not simple, and we can now better appreciate that lots of people were involved in all of this, each in their various way. To answer this question, we...
Behold the Man! by Mihály Munkácsy, 1896.
For reflection especially on the day remembered among Christians as “Maundy Thursday,” the day of the Last Supper and when Jesus was arrested, I invite you to consider some of the perspectives that Latter-day Saint insights add to our understanding of the complex question: Why was Jesus killed? The Need for Humility Latter-day Saints in particular, but all people as well, know the importance of...
The raising of a sick man with a wand in a stained-glass window in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Photo by John W. Welch.
People have long wondered, What happened to Jesus after he was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane? What kinds of procedures followed, before Caiaphas, members of the Sanhedrin, Pilate, and even Herod Antipas? Were these procedures property conducted under either Jewish or Roman law? And of what could Jesus, an innocent man, be accused and convicted? Was he put to death by Romans under Roman law...
The Father’s Two Sons, by Jorge Cocco Santangelo. Used by permission of John W. and Jeannie Welch.
None of the actions taken against Jesus by the Chief Priests during his final week would have come as any surprise to Jesus. He knew the hearts, the desires, and the intentions of all the actors in this eternal drama. He had heard their questions and arguments many times before. Reentering Jerusalem on Monday morning, the day after his Triumphal entry, Jesus made a beeline directly to the temple...