Finding Principles – A Scripture Study Tool 1 Nephi 20:14-22)

Part 4 finishes 1 Nephi chapter 20 covering verses 14-22 in which we discuss a very important part of scripture study – finding principles. We turn to Elder Richard G. Scott to learn what principles are and practice locating them. I know that studying this way can totally transform your scripture study!

I also wanted to mention that creating these videos is a work in progress!!! You’ll find that I get better and better at creating them. For example, I realized a few videos after this one that I needed to make a few seconds of pause in the video when I ask the viewer to pause (so that you aren’t flailing about trying to find the pause, or needing to rewind to find what you missed [rewind … ha ha! I am such a nineties girl! ;)] ). So, heads up for this one –  the stops are very quick! I sincerely  apologize, but promise, that if you bear with me, my methods will get better!

Enjoy!


Topics that are found in this video:

  • Scripture study tools
    • finding principles in the scriptures
    • marking similar words/phrases
  • The Lord and His Prophets
  • Leaving worldliness behind us
  • Moses cleaves the rock
  • No peace for the wicked

Scripture verses that we use in the video:

 

Videos Referenced in this Video:

Media References (special thanks to):

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Still Called to the Work – Now What? 1 Nephi 20:14

Part 3 of our Isaiah in the Book of Mormon series begins to explore two things that we should do now that we know that we’re still called to the work of the Lord. One is scripture study (and this video introduces a way of marking and breaking verses down for clarity and understanding) the second is to think about prophets and what the Lord does to sustain and uphold them, and by extension what we can do to uphold and sustain them as well.

Finally, this lesson begins a little history segment about Babylon and the Chaldean nation that shows the Lord upholding and sustaining the prophet’s words.

Enjoy!


Topics that are found in this video:

  • Scripture study tools – marking
  • The Lord’s prophets
  • History – Babylon and the Chaldeans
  • Meaning of the term Babylon in scripture


Scripture verses that we use in the video:

Media References (special thanks to):

Moses cleaves the rock in the wilderness  Old Testament Stories LDS.org

 

 

Wikimedia Commons

 

Word of Wisdom Prepares us for Eternal Life

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I’ve been reading in my new George Albert Smith manual over the last couple of days and I found a quote that just knocked my socks off!

It’s from Chapter 19, pg. 207-208 –
“I sometimes wonder if Latter-day Saints realize that the Word of Wisdom has been given to us for our exaltation; not only for our temporal blessing, but to prepare us for spiritual life …

“We are told that the glory of God is intelligence [see D&C 93:36], and we all admire intelligent men and women, therefore it should be our desire to lay the foundation for increased mental power and not do anything to weaken it. It is evident in the lives of some that they deprive themselves of the brain power they might enjoy, by the continued use of things our Heavenly Father has said are not good; they become less intelligent as a result, and fail to make the preparation for Eternal life that should be their ambition.”

Of course, following the Word of Wisdom improves intelligence. All you have to do is eat a fast-food meal every meal for a few days and feel how groggy it makes the brain. (No, I’m not saying that Fast-food is totally against the Word of Wisdom, rather making a point at how it alters your ability to think clearly, as do other ingestable substances.)

One of the great promises of the commandment is that those who live it, will gain “wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures” [D&C 89:19].

Plus, it makes my body and mind feel so much clearer when I eat healthy foods. Now, maybe if I commit to living it more fully – not necessarily the “thou shalt nots”, but the “thou shalts” my mind will be more focused and my life more productive and thus, I can become more of what I ought.