Talking Scripture
Talking Scripture
Sep 13, 2020
Ep 70 | 3 Nephi 8-11, Come Follow Me (Sept 14-20)
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00:47 – Prophets warn of coming danger in times of peace. The righteous will be prepared in all things.

09:53 – Like the children of Israel, the Nephites are invited to be sanctified so they can see the face of God.

14:20 – Mine arm of mercy is extended towards you.

15:04 – The end of the Law of Moses. The law of sacrifice shifts. The offering of a broken heart means we yield to God.

25:18 – Rededication of the temple.

30:23 – The Savior appears to the Nephites. They see, feel, know, and bear record.

35:29 – Jesus ministers one by one.

39:31 – Anciently when the temple was rededicated 5 things would occur.

40:38 – The rebaptism in 3 Nephi.

43:32 – Jesus emphasizes having no more disputations over the ordinance of baptism. The Old World is struggling with the same kinds of questions.

44:10 – The first time the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are mentioned in the same verse.

47:30 – We cannot return contention for contention.

49:55 – Silence for half an hour before His coming.

53:42 – Being brought into the protection of His wings is coming into the presence of God.

57:59 – The Gates of Hell as understood in early Christianity.

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Oh, I needed that label on the front of my sweatshirt to match the label on everyone else's sweatshirt. It's all I asked for for Christmas that year. All I wanted in life, really. I wanted to slide into the massive B.U.M. Equipment sweatshirts and be one with the entire seventh grade. And isn't it funny that I cannot recall if I ever got the sweatshirt? But I remember that feeling. That feeling of longing that surrounded it, that pull to belong to something bigger than ourselves definitely has some strong biological roots. After all, there is safety in fitting in and conforming to the tribal standard.   And from a spiritual perspective, the need for us to be one to be unified was so important to Christ that he prayed to the Father on our behalf in His intercessory prayer. 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