New Testament Resources

Acts 21-28. Faithfully Witness of Christ

  The final chapters of Acts present us with an enormous amount of information—historical, geographical and doctrinal—as it follows the last years of Paul’s earthly ministry.  To do the richness of these texts justice, I feel tempted to just sit down and write out an...

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Matthew 1 and Luke 1. Testimonies of Jesus

As we approach our study of the scriptures may we be like the inquisitive Theophilus of Luke searching for the certain witness of the Lord Jesus Christ.  To satisfy such spiritual desires, faithful early Christians such as Luke composed lengthy expositions called...

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The Psalm of Mary, or Mary’s Magnificat

“My soul doth magnify the Lord.” Thus spake the virgin Mary upon hearing of her grand calling to be the mother of the Savior of the world.  Her willingness to submit to the will of the Father and to magnify Him is one that any one of us can hope to emulate in our own...

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“He Was Lost, and is Found” Luke 15, 17

“The kingdom of God is within you” Luke 17:21 Some of the most nourishing and healing stories that span all cultures are those that speak of wandering souls finding their way home, the hero discovering his true identity, and the royal celebration at finding the...

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James. Exhort and Encourage

  James may be the most important book of scripture for the Restoration.  The now famous passage, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God,” (James 1:5) set the young Joseph Smith to deep pondering, which led him to follow the simple and pragmatic counsel to...

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Acts 10-15. Continuing Revelation

Early in this last dispensation a resounding call went forth through the Prophet Joseph Smith that the message of the gospel should be preached to all people. Our missionaries are going forth to different nations, and in Germany, Palestine, New Holland, Australia, the...

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Who Were the Samaritans?

There once was an ancient temple society, led by hereditary high priests from the lineage of Levi who taught and transmitted the sacred words of God as preserved in the Torah (the five books of Moses). Each year at Passover the community gathered in a solemn assembly...

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