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Saint Paul Writing His Epistles by Valentin de Boulogne via Wikimedia Commons. King Benjamin Addresses His People by Gary L. Kapp via Gospel Media Library.
In his letters to the Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul reminded the saints that when he and his companion Silvanus (also called Silas) were with them in Thessalonica, they “worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you while we proclaimed the gospel of God” ( 1 Thessalonians 2:9 NRSV ; cf. 2 Thessalonians 3:8 ). Some of the Thessalonians had become lazy and idol ( 2 Thessalonians 3:...
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The Pauline epistles of Philippians and Colossians only receive brief attention in the official Come Follow Me curriculum for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Nevertheless, these texts contain valuable teachings for Latter-day Saints. For instance, much of the language of the thirteenth Article of Faith is drawn from Philippians: Article of Faith 13 Philippians 4:8 We believe in...
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In 2 Corinthians, Paul told the saints in Corinth a little about the trials and sufferings he had on his missionary journeys. His message was one of hope, that trials are here to strengthen us: We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed …. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,...
Resurrection of Jesus Christ by Romolo Tavani via Adobe Stock.
Paul, in his first letter to the Corinthians, includes a theologically powerful defense of the bodily resurrection ( 1 Corinthians 15 ). Towards the end, he eloquently drew upon Isaiah 25:8 and Hosea 13:14 to express Christ’s triumph over death: Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory...
Lord of Prayer by Yungsung Kim. Image via Lighthaven
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the wonderful news that our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ have not forgotten us. All of us have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, but They have provided the way in which we can be redeemed from the misery of sin, overcome temptations and weaknesses, be sanctified, and find eternal life and joy in the Kingdom of God. The Apostle Paul taught that...
The First Vision by Del Parsn and The Conversion of St. Paul by Jean Daret, ca. 1647.
Joseph Smith claimed that in 1820 he beheld a vision of God the Father and His son Jesus Christ. This “First Vision” started Joseph Smith on a path that ultimately led to the Restoration of Jesus Christ’s church in the latter days. Four accounts of the First Vision were written or dictated by Joseph himself. Five other accounts come from what others remembered him saying about his vision...
Stephen Prays as He Is Stoned via Gospel Media Library
Stephen was one of seven disciples in the New Testament who were assigned to watch over the temporal needs and welfare in the Church. He was “full of faith and power” and “did great wonders and miracles among the people” ( Acts 6:8 ). As Stephen was out among the people, some individuals from the local synagogue began “disputing” with him, but “were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by...