Meridian Magazine--Come Follow Me Latter-day Saint Podcast

Meridian Magazine--Come Follow Me Latter-day Saint Podcast
Each week Meridian Magazine’s founders, Scot and Maurine Proctor, will be giving a 30-minute podcast on the “Come, Follow Me” curriculum for the week. This is so you can listen with your scriptures in hand, or while you are about life’s many other duties. If you want some thoughts about teaching your family or in Church lessons, this can be a place to turn. If you live alone, let us study with you.

BofM Podcast 32, “Preserved by His Marvelous Power” — Alma 53-63
Aug 7 • 34 min
August 10-16 The ten chapters that we look at today are about both the low and high points of the Nephite nation. This is a time of continual war, brought on in large part by the “contentions, and dissensions, and all manner of iniquity of the people of…
BofM Podcast 31, “Stand Fast in the Faith of Christ” — Alma 43-52
Jul 31 • 38 min
August 3-9 You may get to the so-called war chapters in the Book of Mormon and wonder why Mormon bothered to include so many of them. Yet, he was a prophet who’d seen our day and if ever there were chapters as fresh and relevant as today’s news headlines,…
BofM Podcast 30, “The Great Plan of Happiness” — Alma 39-42
Jul 24 • 39 min
July 27-August 2 With only 239 chapters in the Book of Mormon and only 531 pages, would you take four of those chapters and 8 pages just to talk about one wayward missionary’s story who committed a grievous sexual sin? Why would the Prophet Mormon think…
BofM Podcast 29, “Look to God and Live” — Alma 36-38
Jul 17 • 35 min
July 20-26 We see many conversations in the Book of Mormon where fathers teach their sons and their impact changes not only their son’s life, but the generations that follow. The lessons are profound. The impact overwhelming. If there was ever scripture…
BofM Podcast 28, “Plant This Word in Your Hearts” — Alma 32-35
Jul 13 • 36 min
July 13-19 Alma has a hidden message in this week’s readings. You all are familiar with the concept he teaches of having a particle of faith and planting a seed and nurturing it that it may grow. But what is that seed to grow into? What is the metaphor he…
BofM Podcast 27, “The Virtue of the Word of God” — Alma 30, 31
Jul 4 • 36 min
July 6-12 It is surprising that an idea can at once be so popular, attracting people to give it passionate devotion, and at the same time be completely false. Why are people so often crazy enough to jump on a trend that is destructive or just plain…
BofM Podcast 26, “They Never Did Fall Away” — Alma 23-29
Jun 26 • 34 min
June 29-July 5 It’s intriguing to me to ponder about why the great abridger of the ancient records, the Prophet Mormon, included some stories and not others in the text. No one in ancient times had the Book of Mormon. This book was written for us—for our…
BofM Podcast 25, “I Will Make an Instrument of Thee” — Alma 17-22
Jun 18 • 37 min
June 22-28 Can you imagine if today you opened a mission call and it was for a 14-year mission to a violent people whose aim was to destroy you? You might think twice about that kind of call. Yet, the sons of Mosiah, Nephite princes who could have had a…
BofM Podcast 24, “Enter into the Rest of the Lord” — Alma 13-16
Jun 14 • 35 min
June 15-21 Have you ever thought about Alma and Amulek watching the believers in Ammonihah burn? It is not just the pain that these are their tender converts. Could it be that Amulek’s own family was among that group because he is in particular anguish…
BofM Podcast 23, “Jesus Christ will Come to Redeem His People” — Alma 8-12
Jun 4 • 34 min
June 8-14 Here’s an irony. In our day, when someone wants to change everything that is wrong with the world, they run for president. In the Book of Mormon, Alma hoping to pull down the pride and craftiness and contentions among his people, saw no way to…
BofM Podcast 22, “Have Ye Experienced This Mighty Change in Your Hearts?” — Alma 5-7
May 28 • 34 min
June 1-7 I’ve always loved Alma chapter 5. It could be taken as the most introspective chapter in all of holy writ. Alma asks more than 40 questions of his listeners and really wants them to probe their spirituality in a deep way. But Alma wasn’t just…
BofM Podcast 21, “They were Steadfast and Immovable” — Mosiah 29-Alma 4
May 22 • 35 min
May 25-31 Hugh Nibley calls Mosiah 29 one of the most important treatises on political power ever written. In fact, the Book of Mormon has plenty to say about good and bad political leaders. Why does a spiritual book have so much to say about politics?…
BofM Podcast 20, “They Were Called the People of God” — Mosiah 25-28
May 15 • 31 min
May 18-24 When I was growing up and first learning about the story of Alma the Younger’s conversion in the Book of Mormon, I always pictured him as a rebellious teenager who hung out with the four sons of Mosiah and together, the five of them wreaked…
BofM Podcast 19, “We Have Entered into a Covenant with Him” — Mosiah 18-24
May 7 • 37 min
May 11-17 I have often wondered what was on Abinadi’s mind as the fire that would engulf and kill him burned hotter and hotter. Did he wonder if he’d been a good missionary, because after all, there wasn’t a rush of converts from King Noah’s court.
BofM Podcast 18, “A Light … That Can Never Be Darkened” — Mosiah 11-17
Apr 30 • 34 min
May 4-10 There are many times in our lives when we just have to stand up for the truth and, sometimes we stand alone. Has that ever happened in your life? Has it happened in the lives of your ancestors or the lives of your children? President Nelson said…
BofM Podcast 17, “In the Strength of the Lord” — Mosiah 7-10
Apr 24 • 32 min
April 27-May 3 Elder Richard G. Scott said, “Help from the Lord always follows eternal law. The better you understand that law, the easier it is to receive His help.” The chapters that we are studying in this podcast demonstrate just that.
BofM Podcast 16, “A Mighty Change” — Mosiah 4-6
Apr 17 • 34 min
April 20-26 Over our years of studies of the first 6 chapters of Mosiah we have all come to love King Benjamin and his marvelous teachings. We have the whole thing in our minds, don’t we? The aged King Benjamin; the anointing of his son Mosiah to be the…
BofM Podcast 15, “Filled with Love Towards God and All Men” — Mosiah 1-3
Apr 9 • 34 min
April 13-19 Elder Neal A. Maxwell called the chapters we are studying in this episode the “Manual of Discipleship”. Since Mormon could include only the hundredth part of the records he had available to him, this may be the reason he zeroed right in on…
BofM Podcast 14, “He Shall Rise with Healing in His Wings” — Easter
Apr 3 • 37 min
March 30-April 12 I love the season of spring. I love the newness of life. I love the crocus, daffodils and tulips just popping through the winter-hardened earth. I love the buds that magically appear on all the trees. I especially love the redbuds and…
A Message of Faith and Hope from the Proctors
Mar 20 • 30 min
This has been an unprecedented time in the history of our nation, our world and the Church. With news of the Corona Virus dominating the headlines and our mind space, we wanted to take a few minutes just to just relax with you, our amazing and loving…
BofM Podcast 13, “He Works in Me to do His Will” — Enos-Words of Mormon
Mar 20 • 36 min
March 23-29 I remember, following Enos’s example, of going to the woods to pray in my life, in fact, more than once. Then, I recently was talking about Enos with a friend, and he said he, too, had gone to the woods to pray. I know, Scot, that you took…
BofM Podcast 12, “The Lord Labors with Us” — Jacob 5-7
Mar 12 • 35 min
March 16-22 One of my favorite olive trees in the entire world is inside the walls of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies in Jerusalem. I remember Truman Madsen telling us all about how it was long-lined from a helicopter all the way from…
BofM Podcast 11, “Be Reconciled unto God through the Atonement of Christ” — Jacob 1-4
Mar 5 • 36 min
March 9-15 When Jacob speaks at the temple in the book named after him, it is with both anxiety and boldness, setting an example for all us who have to teach the people we love in this difficult world. It is not a time to shy away from the truth.
BofM Podcast 10, “This is the Way” — 2 Nephi 31-33
Feb 27 • 37 min
March 2-8 Any returned missionary will recognize the chapters we are studying this week. We used many of these verses when it came time to challenge a serious investigator to make the commitment to be baptized. In all our readings and studies of 2 Nephi…
BofM Podcast 9, “A Marvelous Work and a Wonder” — 2 Nephi 26-30
Feb 21 • 36 min
February 24-March 2 Nephi, of course is heartbroken because he has seen in revelation the destruction of his people. He says, “O the pain, and the anguish of my soul for the loss of the slain of my people” (2 Nephi 26:7). He says it consumes him. But he…
BofM Podcast 8, “We Rejoice in Christ” — 2 Nephi 11-25
Feb 14 • 36 min
February 17-23 There was a story told of a man in war and in the heat of the battle he was shot in the chest. By a miracle he was spared being killed. As he was taken back to the safety of the nearby camp, he was examined and he had a small copy of the…
BofM Podcast 7, “O How Great the Plan of Our God” — 2 Nephi 6-10
Feb 7 • 34 min
February 10-16 Do you know how many times the word “plan” shows up in the Book of Mormon? 66 times! How about in the Old Testament—only three times, and none of these is talking about the plan of salvation. The New Testament has no mention of “plan” at…
BofM Podcast 6, “We Lived after the Manner of Happiness” — 2 Nephi 1-5
Jan 31 • 34 min
February 3-9 How can Lehi who has suffered so much in the wilderness journey, including the murderous rejection of his own sons, Laman and Lemuel, possibly write that man is that he might have joy? Does he know something that we sometimes forget? We’ll…
BofM Podcast 5, “I Will Prepare the Way Before You” — 1 Nephi 16-22
Jan 24 • 34 min
January 27-February 2 A theme is so prevalent throughout scripture, and especially in the Book of Mormon, that you would think we would never miss it, and yet we do. What is that elusive theme? We’ll tell you in this episode.
BofM Podcast 4, “Armed with Righteousness and the Power of God” — 1 Nephi 11-15
Jan 17 • 33 min
January 20-26 After Lehi had his dream of the tree of life, his sons had some choices, and, based on those, in the next few hours had radically different experiences. Laman and Lemuel went to their tent and fought about the meaning of the dream, and Nephi…
BofM Podcast 3, “Come and Partake of the Fruit” — 1 Nephi 8-10
Jan 10 • 33 min
January 13-19 I remember once being so tired as we made our way out of a remote area of the Sinai Desert in Egypt. It was night and we wanted to drive all the way back to Cairo but we were just too exhausted from having hiked Mt. Sinai at 2:00 o’clock…
BofM Podcast 2, “I Will Go and Do” — 1 Nephi 1-7
Jan 3 • 36 min
January 6-12 We all know the 1st book of Nephi so well, you may wonder if there is still more to learn. Welcome to the inexhaustible Book of Mormon that always surprises us with its spiritual richness and historical authenticity. You may know these…
BofM Podcast 1, “Another Testament of Jesus Christ” — Introductory Pages
Dec 27, 2019 • 31 min
December 30-January 5 I was reading a very short notice this past week in a local newspaper that was just over 300 words long. This is not a well-known national periodical, in fact, it’s quite obscure—but the notice I read is probably the most important…
Podcast 50 “He That Overcometh Shall Inherit All Things” — Revelation 12-22
Dec 20, 2019 • 30 min
December 23-29 Here’s the latest breaking news: The major war that was going on in the pre-mortal world between the forces of Lucifer and the forces of Michael has continued—but it has changed locations. All of Lucifer’s forces have been moved to this…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 49 “Good Tidings of Great Joy” — Christmas
Dec 13, 2019 • 36 min
December 16-22 For a few minutes you can leave the hustle of the season behind, while we take you to Bethlehem, a place we’ve spent much time. Come on an armchair journey.
Podcast 48 “Glory, and Power, Be unto … the Lamb for Ever” — Revelation 1-11
Dec 9, 2019 • 31 min
December 9-15 There is often a certain dread that comes over us as we approach a thorough study of John’s Book of Revelation. “How will I ever understand this book? How can I figure out all the symbols and mysterious beasts? Is there application in this…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 47 “God is Love” — 1-3 John; Jude
Nov 29, 2019 • 33 min
December 2-8 John is described as “the disciple whom Jesus loved”, and it may be no surprise that he gives us a deeper look into what it means to love and how it is done. Of all the things I want and hope for in this world, it is to learn how to be a…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 46 “Rejoice with Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory” — 1 & 2 Peter
Nov 22, 2019 • 30 min
November 25-December 1 We know so much about the apostle Peter. He is a hero to many of us. He is the one who stepped so quickly forward to action. He is the one who boldly testified that Jesus is the Christ. He is the one who healed the sick and the lame…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 45 “Be Ye Doers of the Word, and Not Hearers Only” — James
Nov 15, 2019 • 33 min
November 18-24 Of the three men named James in the New Testament, which one wrote the Book of James? And another question: Is James actually a Hebrew name anyway?
Latter-day Saint Podcast 44 “An High Priest of Good Things to Come” — Hebrews 7-13
Nov 8, 2019 • 34 min
November 11-17 When I was in college, my great desire was to develop an unshakeable faith, and so I tried many things. I went up the canyon hoping to be alone with God and pray for an hour, but I ran out of things to say in ten minutes. Then, a speaker…
Podcast 43 “Jesus Christ, ‘the Author of Eternal Salvation’” — Hebrews 1-6
Nov 1, 2019 • 32 min
November 4-10 Who wrote the epistle to the Hebrews—Paul or somebody else? It has been a centuries old debate that Joseph Smith had an answer for.
Podcast 42 “Be Thou an Example of the Believers” — 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon
Oct 25, 2019 • 30 min
October 28 - November 3 What would you say to your beloved friends and followers if you knew this was the last time you would ever speak to them? Such is the case with 2 Timothy as Paul has his last words penned by a scribe from a dungeon in Rome. Paul’s…
Podcast 41 “Be Not Soon Shaken in Mind or be Troubled” — 1 and 2 Thessalonians
Oct 18, 2019 • 35 min
October 21-27 We have many sicknesses today in our tumultuous world, but Paul aptly labels one of the most pervasive and contagious. We’ll call it the “shaken in mind” syndrome. Being “shaken in mind” is as deadly as it sounds, like something that would…
Podcast 40 “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Which Strengtheneth Me” - Philippians & Colossians
Oct 11, 2019 • 33 min
October 14-20 Paul’s letters, or the Pauline epistles, are arranged in the New Testament in descending order of their length—with the exception of The Book of Hebrews. These 14 letters comprise 173 pages, just about 43% of the entire New Testament. This…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 39 “For the Perfecting of the Saints” — Ephesians
Sep 27, 2019 • 37 min
September 30–October 13 What does it mean to be a “stranger in the world”? That’s a lonely idea, right up there with one of the saddest words in our language—homeless. Paul tells the Gentile converts, “Now, therefore ye are no more strangers and…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 38 “Walk in the Spirit” — Galatians
Sep 20, 2019 • 28 min
September 23–29 The Book of Galatians is little known among us. It’s only 6 chapters, in 149 verses and a total of 3,084 words. Can we glean some eternal lessons from this brief letter of the Apostle Paul? We certainly can! In today’s podcast we will draw…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 37 “God Loveth a Cheerful Giver” — 2 Corinthians 8-13
Sep 13, 2019 • 35 min
September 16-22 In this book of 2 Corinthians we come nearest to the inner feelings of Paul than in any other of his writings. As one writer said, here Paul reveals his “joy and depression, anxiety and hope, trust and resentment, anger and love.” We see…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 36 “Be Ye Reconciled to God” — 2 Corinthians 1-7
Sep 6, 2019 • 32 min
This mortal experience was never meant to be easy—it was meant to be a school—but a school full of joy and wonderful learning. Paul wrote to the Corinthians: We are troubled on every side (have you ever felt that way?), yet not distressed; we are…
Podcast 35 “God is Not the Author of Confusion, but of Peace” — 1 Corinthians 14-16
Aug 30, 2019 • 32 min
September 2-8 In 1 Corinthians, Paul is addressing early converts to the Church who brought with them baggage and false ideas from their previous beliefs. To make matters even more difficult, they were far away from any central administration of the…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 34 “Ye Are the Body of Christ” — 1 Corinthians 8-13
Aug 22, 2019 • 34 min
August 26-September 1 This week’s readings include some of the most important teachings in all the scriptures. You’re familiar with them: Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 33 “Be Perfectly Joined Together” — 1 Corinthians 1-7
Aug 15, 2019 • 29 min
August 19-25 Corinth was the powerful, bustling, and wicked trade center of the Roman province of Achaia. When Paul wrote what we call 1 Corinthians, to the members there, it wasn’t his first letter to them. That one is lost to us in time, but this second…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 32 “Overcome Evil With Good” — Romans 7-16
Aug 9, 2019 • 37 min
August 12-18 The Apostle Paul begins in this week’s readings with a bulls-eye on the struggles we have in this mortal experience and then tells us how to free ourselves from this bondage.
Podcast #31 “The Power of God Unto Salvation” Romans 1-6
Aug 1, 2019 • 36 min
The book of Romans has some scriptures that are so familiar to us like “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ”, and at the same time, we may sometimes find it hard to understand what Paul is saying beyond those scriptures we know well. Let’s dive…
Podcast 30 “A Minister and a Witness” — Acts 22-28
Jul 26, 2019 • 32 min
July 29 - Aug 4 In this week’s lesson we find the prophecy of Saul bearing witness of the Lord before Kings already being fulfilled. Paul’s testimony would reverberate throughout the world.
Podcast 29 “The Lord Had Called Us for to Preach the Gospel” — Acts 16-21
Jul 18, 2019 • 35 min
July 22-28 Why does Joseph Smith directly compare himself to Paul? What did he see in Paul’s experience that made him feel that the two held so much in common?
Latter-day Saint Podcast 28 “The Word of God Grew and Multiplied” — Acts 10-15
Jul 11, 2019 • 37 min
July 15-21 Preaching the gospel had been restricted during Christ ministry, with few exceptions, to the House and children of Israel. In a series of days on the beautiful coast of the Mediterranean Sea—all that would change. It reminds us of a very…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 27 “What Wilt Thou Have Me Do?” — Acts 6-9
Jul 5, 2019 • 35 min
July 8-14 What is this surprise in the nature of Paul that he can go from “breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of Christ” one day and be a submissive disciple of Christ the next? Of course he had this stupendous vision on the…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 26 “Ye Shall Be Witnesses unto Me” — Acts 1-5
Jun 27, 2019 • 33 min
July 1-7 For many people, one of the most enigmatic and mysterious parts of the life of Christ, comes after His resurrection when He spent forty days teaching the Apostles. What was the instruction that He gave them and is there some way to learn more? Do…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 25 “He is Risen” — Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20-21
Jun 21, 2019 • 32 min
June 24-30 We’ve all been studying the life and mortal mission of Jesus Christ for the past six months. Don’t you agree that you feel closer to the Savior now than you did at the beginning of your studies? This week’s lesson has some surprises and is the…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 24 “It is Finished” — Matthew 27; Mark 15: Luke 23; John 19
Jun 13, 2019 • 37 min
June 17-23 After his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, another kind of agony was about to begin for Jesus who was already exhausted with the weight He had borne. Before the night was finished, He would be betrayed, falsely charged, scourged, spit upon…
Podcast 23 “Not as I Will, but as Thou Wilt” — Matthew 26; Mark 14; Luke 22; John 18
Jun 6, 2019 • 33 min
June 10-16 Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said, “That first Easter sequence of Atonement and Resurrection constitutes the most consequential moment, the most generous gift, the most excruciating pain, and the most majestic manifestation of pure love ever to be…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 22 “Continue Ye in My Love” — John 13-17
May 30, 2019 • 32 min
June 3-9 Did you know that the preparation for the Last Supper began with a miracle? It’s subtle, and most readers of the account will not see it—but when you understand the culture and the setting of the time, it’s obvious and it’s amazing.
Podcast 21 “The Son of Man Shall Come” — Joseph Smith-Matthew 1, Matthew 25; Mark 12-13; Luke 21
May 28, 2019 • 31 min
May 27-June 2 We have two questions for you: 1) Which chapter in the New Testament did Joseph Smith make the most changes to? It’s Matthew 24 where Christ during his last week on earth told his apostles just what to expect before He would return. Here’s…
Podcast 20 “Behold, thy King Cometh” — Matthew 21-23, Mark 11, Luke 19, 20; John 12
May 16, 2019 • 33 min
May 20-26 Jesus once told Mary at Cana that “Mine hour hath not yet come,” but now as we start this lesson that has changed as we take you to the beginning of the last week of His mortal life. Now he will say, “Mine hour hath come,” a statement that will…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 19 “What Lack I Yet?” — Matthew 19-20; Mark 10; Luke 18
May 10, 2019 • 31 min
May 13-19 Many questions were posed to the Savior during His mortal ministry. If you had the chance to ask Him one question, in person, what would that question be? In this week’s lesson we have a very powerful question asked of the Lord face to face in…
Podcast 18 “Rejoice with Me; for I Have Found My Sheep Which Was Lost”
May 3, 2019 • 31 min
May 6-12 Have you ever given a party, invited many people, and no one came? In this week’s chapters, we’ll explore a parable about a great feast and how, when invited, many people found shoddy excuses not to attend. As we hear this story, it seems so…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 17 “I Am The Good Shepherd” — John 7-10
Apr 25, 2019 • 33 min
April 29-May 5 Have you ever wondered why John the Beloved included the story of the woman taken in adultery in his record? Surely he had hundreds of stories he could have chosen to complete his testimony—why this particular story? We’re going to explore…
Podcast 16 “What Shall I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?” — Matthew 18; Luke 10
Apr 18, 2019 • 33 min
April 22-28 The Lord often requires us to do things that we think sound impossible. Forgive seventy times seven? This does not mean 490 times, but boundless forgiveness, that we travel with forgiveness for those who have wronged us. Forgiveness is not…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 15 “O Grave, Where is Thy Victory?” — Easter
Apr 11, 2019 • 36 min
April 15-21 We love Easter as the most important celebration of the year because it is Jesus Christ’s atonement and resurrection that answers every uncertainty, loosens every bond and supplies every hope for our mortal experience. More people saw the…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 14 “Thou Art The Christ” — Matthew 16-17; Mark 8-9; Luke 9
Mar 28, 2019 • 30 min
April 1-14 In Jesus’s teachings, the land of Israel itself becomes his visual aid. That is nowhere more evident than in the teachings he gives in Caesarea Philippi about the rock on which His Church will be built. Learn about that this week as well as the…
Podcast 13 “Be Not Afraid” — Matthew 14-15; Mark 6-7; John 5-6
Mar 21, 2019 • 27 min
March 25-31 Not all of the moments and sayings in the life of Jesus can we read as a sequence of events. We have stories and sayings that we can’t always connect. But in today’s study we can see things in sequence, which adds meaning to the story. This…
Podcast 12 “Who Hath Ears to Hear, Let Him Hear” — Matthew 13; Luke 8; 13
Mar 14, 2019 • 32 min
March 18-24 Jesus taught in parables both to reveal and conceal truths. There is more in even apparently simple statements than immediately meets the eye in what Jesus taught. What for instance does it mean, “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the…
Podcast 11 “These Twelve Jesus Sent Forth” — Matthew 10-12; Mark 2; Luke 7; 11
Mar 8, 2019 • 32 min
March 11-17 This episode of the Come Follow Me podcast relates many stories that you probably haven’t heard into the calling of an apostle and what today’s apostles say about their own special witness of Jesus Christ. You will also come to know, by…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 10 “Thy Faith Hath Made Me Whole” — Matthew 8-9; Mark 2-5
Mar 1, 2019 • 30 min
March 4-10 As mortals we are on a journey to move from being broken to healed, and it is the Lord who is our attending physician. The stories in the New Testament are not only about the halt, the blind, and the person afflicted with leprosy. They are…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 9 “He Taught Them as One Having Authority” — Matthew 6-7
Feb 22, 2019 • 30 min
How can we become better at praying? It is a question that most of us ask ourselves as serious disciples of Jesus Christ. In these chapters from the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord Himself teaches us how to pray. If the Lord says this is how we should pray,…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 8 “Blessed Are Ye” — Matthew 5; Luke 6
Feb 14, 2019 • 32 min
The Sermon on the Mount was called by President Joseph Fielding Smith, “The greatest sermon that was ever preached, so far as we know,” and President Harold B. Lee called it “the constitution for a perfect life”. It tells us not just what to do but gives…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 7 “Ye Must Be Born Again” — John 2-4
Feb 7, 2019 • 33 min
John’s gospel is so beautifully structured to reveal eternal truths to his audience who are Church members. One story reinforces and points back or forward to the next. For instance, both the wedding at Cana and the visit to Nicodemus at night are…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 6 “The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me” — Matthew 4; Luke 4-5
Jan 31, 2019 • 32 min
Jesus goes into the wilderness, fasting for 40 days, to commune with his Father, and then when he is famished, Satan comes upon him with temptation. As the arch liar who has eons of practice, he uses types of temptations on the Savior, which he also uses…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 5 “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord” — Matt 3; Mark 1; Luke 3
Jan 24, 2019 • 30 min
There is a stir in the Judean wilderness, a voice of authority and vibrancy that hasn’t been heard amongst the Jews for at least four hundred years. John the Baptist is preaching his hopeful and important message. He is a voice in the wilderness, which…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 4 “We Have Found the Messiah” — John 1
Jan 20, 2019 • 29 min
Joseph Smith calls this book The Testimony of John. Think of this as his testimony to us as an eyewitness of the life of the Savior. The scenes from Jesus’ life that [John] describes are carefully selected and arranged with this object in view…He clearly…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 3 “We Have Come to Worship Him” — Luke 2; Matthew 2
Jan 9, 2019 • 32 min
The chapters in this week’s podcast are familiar to us because we have recited them so many times at Christmas. The surprise is that there are hidden gems and ideas in these chapters we might not have seen before. The Joseph Smith Translation (JST) also…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 2 “Be It unto Me according to Thy Word” — Matthew 1; Luke 1
Jan 4, 2019 • 27 min
This is the second week’s lesson in the new Come Follow Me curriculum. We are Scot & Maurine Proctor, publishers and editors of Meridian Magazine. The podcast gives you 25-30 minutes of lively discussion on the week’s lesson. The topic this week is: “Be…
Latter-day Saint Podcast 1 “We are Responsible for our Own Learning”
Dec 28, 2018 • 30 min
Beginning today, December 28, 2018, each week Meridian Magazine’s founders, Scot and Maurine Proctor, will be giving a 30-minute podcast on the “Come, Follow Me” curriculum for the week. This is so you can listen with your scriptures in hand, or while you…