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Every month, the online edition of the Ensign magazine (available in the Gospel Library app or at ensign.ChurchofJesusChrist.org) includes a page of “Support Articles and Activities” for each week’s lesson. Included are links to articles and family activities from the pages of the Ensign, New Era and Friend magazines.

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Lessons from the Story of Cornelius

Lessons from the Story of Cornelius

A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Lesson 28: "The Word of God Grew and Multiplied"     Transcript Acts 10 recounts the story of Cornelius the centurion (a leader of 100 soldiers) who, we are told is (v. 2), " A devout man, and one that feared God with...

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Shazer: An Etymological Proposal in Narrative Context

Shazer: An Etymological Proposal in Narrative Context

Abstract: In 1 Nephi 16:13–14, Nephi mentions the name Shazer as a toponym the Lehite clan bestowed on a site in western Arabia "four days" journey south-southeast of the valley of Laman. The Lehites used this site as a base camp for...

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Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 29

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 29

This is an Interpreter Radio (audio) Roundtable for Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 29, "The Lord Had Called Us for to Preach the Gospel," covering Acts 16-21. Panelists for this roundtable were Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Spencer Marsh, Stephen Smoot and...

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Interpreter Radio Show — July 7, 2019

Interpreter Radio Show — July 7, 2019

The June 30 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Neal Rappleye, Jasmin Rappleye, Spencer Marsh, Stephen Smoot and Hales Swift. Topics included the 4th of July, the physical nature of God and Philistine DNA. Also featured is a discussion of the upcoming Come, Follow Me lesson #29.

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“What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?”

“What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?”

A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Lesson 27: "What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?"     Transcript In Acts 8:5-23, we have the story of Philip preaching the gospel in Samaria. It appears the reason he is here per the previous verse is because Saul is actively...

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Compassion as the Heart of the Gospel

Compassion as the Heart of the Gospel

Abstract: The Greek philosopher Aristotle, clearly one of the world’s great geniuses, created the concept of the “unmoved mover,” which moves “other things, but is, itself, unmoved by anything else.” This label became the standard Jewish,...

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Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 28

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 28

This is an Interpreter Radio (audio) Roundtable for Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 28, "The Word of God Grew and Multiplied," covering Acts 10-15. Panelists for this roundtable were Martin Tanner and Kevin Christensen. This roundtable was extracted from the June...

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Interpreter Radio Show — June 30, 2019

Interpreter Radio Show — June 30, 2019

The June 30 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show was hosted by Martin Tanner and Kevin Christensen. John W. and Jeannie Welch stop by to talk about Book of Mormon Central as well as their new book on the New Testament parables. Also featured is a discussion of the upcoming Come, Follow Me lesson #28.

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The Spirit is Poured Out

The Spirit is Poured Out

A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Lesson 26: "Ye Shall Be Witnesses unto Me"     Transcript In Acts 2, we have the account of the Spirit being poured out on the Day of Pentecost in great power. This event provokes varied reactions from the observers who...

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A Nourishing and Accessible Read

A Nourishing and Accessible Read

Review of Michaela Stephens, To Defend Them By Stratagem: Fortify Yourself with Book of Mormon War Tactics (Gilbert, AZ: Lion's Whelp Publications, 2018). 246 pp. $12.99 (paperback). Abstract: Sometimes it is easy to overlook, disregard, or discount the "war...

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Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 27

Audio Roundtable: Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 27

This is an Interpreter Radio (audio) Roundtable for Come, Follow Me New Testament Lesson 27, “What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?,” covering Acts 6-9. Panelists for this roundtable were Steve Densley, Craig Foster, Matthew Bowen and Jeff Lindsay. This roundtable was...

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