Spread the Good Word: John 20:29

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 13 October 2017. Posted in The Good Word Hits 640

Spread the Good Word: John 20:29

Today's Good Word reminds us that even though we haven't seen Jesus Christ in the flesh, we are blessed if we believe in what our eyes have not witnessed. 

Spiritual Sense of Direction

Written by Sister Stefanie Callens on Thursday, 12 October 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 467

Spiritual Sense of Direction

Naturally speaking, I have a horrible sense of direction. I am also a terrible navigator. My husband tends to tell me this when I'm supposed to be helping him find a particular location. I've even gotten turned around on hikes where the path is fairly well laid out. I can't function without Google Maps.

Now, if the Google database is incorrect, then I won't find my desired destination even if I follow the exact directions. I experienced this in China, looking for a tea house that apparently was on the same named street but on the completely other side of the city — which was unfortunate since I walked three miles in the rain to find the place.

As Good as Your Word (Mosiah 23)

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 297

As Good as Your Word (Mosiah 23)

At the end of the previous chapter, the people of King Limhi had escaped from the city where they were in bondage to the Lamanites. The Lamanite army tried to pursue them, but they just wound up getting hopelessly lost in the wilderness. In Mosiah 23, this lost army stumbles upon the city where Alma and his followers are living. The people of Alma were the ones who had chosen to serve God, so they had been in hiding from King Noah and were consequently not among the people of King Limhi (Noah’s son) who had returned to the land of Zarahemla.

The Lamanites are prepared to put Alma’s group into bondage as they had previously done with Limhi’s group. However, they make an offer to Alma and his people: Show us the way back to the city of Nephi (where the rest of the Lamanites live) and we’ll let you go free. No killing, no bondage, no problem. Alma agrees and leads the Lamanites where they want to go. However, “after Alma had shown them the way that led to the land of Nephi the Lamanites would not keep their promise; but they set guards round about the land of Helam, over Alma and his brethren.” (Mosiah 23:37)

Flesh for Stone

Written by Brother Jordan Champine on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 336

Flesh for Stone

God’s interaction with man since the foundation of human existence has always incorporated covenants. It is a divine characteristic of having a relationship with Him. Due to Israel’s disobedience, the Old Testament covenant through the Law of Moses was just as hard and heavy as the literal tablets on which they originated.

In describing it, Paul states, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin” (Romans 3:19-20).

Blessing Bits from the Gospel News

Written by GospelBlog on Monday, 09 October 2017. Posted in Miracles Hits 703

Blessing Bits from the Gospel News

Those of you who read the Gospel News are familiar with the Blessing Bits that occupy the back page of the paper. These are concisely told testimonies from saints around the church, and we want to make sure you know about them.

Here are a few Blessing Bits from the 2017 summer issues.

Spread the Good Word: Isaiah 46:5

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 06 October 2017. Posted in The Good Word Hits 615

Spread the Good Word: Isaiah 46:5

Today's Good Word reminds us that we serve a God beyond compare. There is no other god beside Him. There is no greater power. He stands alone.

The Orange Balloon

Written by Sister Colleen Moore on Thursday, 05 October 2017. Posted in Miracles Hits 626

The Orange Balloon

Our 10-year-old daughter, Audrey, recently had a vision while staying at my in-laws' house. I love that God gives us experiences that fit us perfectly. Her vision was made just for a child. It was so precious and touched my heart so much that I wanted to share it with you.

Drunk or Filled with the Spirit? (Mosiah 22)

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 04 October 2017. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 339

Drunk or Filled with the Spirit? (Mosiah 22)

In Mosiah 22, Gideon shares a plan with King Limhi to free the Nephites from being in bondage to the Lamanites. Knowing that the Lamanite guards get drunk every night until they pass out, Gideon suggests that the Nephite people gather their belongings and prepare to depart during the night after the guards have passed out. Limhi agrees with the plan and even sends a gift of extra wine to the Lamanite guards.

Chief Meteorologist, Jesus Christ

Written by Sister Natalie Shawver on Tuesday, 03 October 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 350

Chief Meteorologist, Jesus Christ

If Jesus hadn’t been the son of a carpenter with a fondness for woodworking, I like to think he’d have worked for the National Weather Service. Our Lord seemed to particularly enjoy using His creation — anything involving the weather — to His advantage. In His perfect way, the Master Weatherman helped those of His day (and us today) understand life’s spiritual lessons:

Weathering the Storm With God

Written by Brother Tony Micale on Monday, 02 October 2017. Posted in Miracles Hits 394

Weathering the Storm With God

Today's Miracle Monday is a testimony of God's protection submitted by Brother Tony Micale.

This past month has been anything but normal. The Lord is surely showing us that we are in the latter days as the scriptures tell us — fires in California, earthquakes in Japan and Mexico, three major hurricanes with record destruction. The pain and suffering is felt everywhere. I truly believe this is a wake-up call to the nations. If there ever was a call to prepare and get closer to God, then it is now.

Spread the Good Word: Isaiah 51:7

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 29 September 2017. Posted in The Good Word Hits 820

Spread the Good Word: Isaiah 51:7

Nobody likes to be ridiculed in public. Chances are pretty good that you — yes, you! — remember a particularly embarassing moment when people laughed at you for one reason or another. You're cringing right now just thinking about it.

God's Hand in the Hurricane

Written by Brother Rich Nath on Thursday, 28 September 2017. Posted in Miracles Hits 448

God's Hand in the Hurricane

Today we're sharing the testimony of Brother Rich Nath and his family as they weathered the storm of Hurricane Harvey. (Brother Rich previously shared this miracle via the Gospel Email.)

Around noon on August 28, 2017, our street began to flood as the creek behind the house rose too high. I prayed, asking God for direction, and I felt that we needed to stay put. "Be still" came to mind, and I knew that we had been protected thus far and would continue to be.

God Eases Your Burden – But You Still Have It (Mosiah 21)

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 27 September 2017. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 662

God Eases Your Burden – But You Still Have It (Mosiah 21)

After losing several battles to the Lamanites, the Nephites under the rule of King Limhi find themselves in bondage to the Lamanites in Mosiah 21, “submitting themselves to be smitten, and to be driven to and fro, and burdened, according to the desires of their enemies.” (Mosiah 21:13)

Now, these particular Nephites were not exactly godly people; they were followers of the late King Noah. However, as often happens when people are in trouble, they now turn to God to deliver them from their condition. God hears their cries and responds, though not exactly as they may have hoped:

“The Lord did hear their cries, and began to soften the hearts of the Lamanites that they began to ease their burdens; yet the Lord did not see fit to deliver them out of bondage.” (Mosiah 21:15)

When God Feels Far Away

Written by Sister Michelle Watson on Tuesday, 26 September 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 389

When God Feels Far Away

This article is Part 6 of Sister Michelle Watson's series "Dealing With Divine Delays."

Have you ever experienced a time in life when God felt far away — distant, out of the picture, unconcerned, aloof? Times like this are often characterized by not feeling God's spirit as strong — or at all — and apathy about godly things, such as churchgoing and basic Christian disciplines (reading, praying).

We Christians are always talking about how God wants to shower us with His love, so when we go through one of these dry spells, it's confusing. Why does God go silent sometimes? There are a few reasons.

Miracle on Dead Man's Curve

Written by Sister Kathy Golling on Monday, 25 September 2017. Posted in Miracles Hits 399

Miracle on Dead Man's Curve

Today's Miracle Monday is a testimony of thankfulness from Sister Kathy Golling.

One evening, not long after my son had gotten his driver’s license, I received a phone call that every parent dreads. It was the police telling me my son had been in an accident, and when the officer told me the location, my heart sank. It was on a bend of a local road known to everyone in our town as Dead Man’s Curve.

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