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The Scripture Study Project

Welcome to The Scripture Study Project, we are your hosts Krista and Zach Horton, and this is our podcast where we study scripture with you. Our goal each week is to help you discover new or renewed excitement for God and His word, invest your heart and personal life into your study, and connect with others as you teach and learn together.This year (2022) we’re studying the Old Testament along with guide ”Come Follow Me” from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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2 Nephi 11-25 - "persuade...to believe in Christ"

Have you ever struggled reading the Isaiah chapters? Nephi says that he "delights" in Isaiah's words because they persuade people to come closer to Christ. In this episode, we reverse the traditional feelings about Isaiah and begin to scratch the surface of what these incredible chapters can do for you! Show Notes: Visit our website scripturestudyproject.com or connect to us on Instagram or Facebook Music: "Something Elated" by Broke For Free

29mins

17 Feb 2020

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New Testament Intro - Come Follow Me

Season 2 of the Scripture Study Project is underway with this study of what exactly happens when we respond to Jesus' invitation to "Come, follow me." Learn with us how your study of the New Testament this year can help you get to know your Savior better, see yourself clearer, and change from a simple "Simon, son of Jonas" into Peter, the rock! Show Notes D. Todd Christofferson, "The Blessings of Scripture," Mormon Message Jeffrey R. Holland, "The First Great Commandment," General Conference, October 2012. Music Credit: Blue Dot Sessions, "Weathervane."

29mins

2 Jan 2019

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1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon - Swerve

What happens when you feel yourself or someone you love swerving away from the covenant path? That's the question that Paul addresses with a few specific individuals (Timothy and Titus) from this week's study. Study along as we discuss the difference between doctrine and policy and how we can navigate a world that seems to be constantly changing while drawing closer to a God who is unchageable. Show Notes: Russell M. Nelson, "The Love and Laws of God," BYU Devotional Thomas S. Monson, "Opening Remarks," Worldwide Leadership Training Blue Dot Sessions, "Weathervane," Creative Commons.

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28 Oct 2019

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Matt 1 / Luke 1 - Unexpected!

We know the beginning of the story of Jesus, but everything from his parentage to his annunciation was unexpected to both those in his day and early readers of the gospels. What happens when God unexpectedly calls on unexpected people to do unexpected things? What happens when he calls you? Study with us in this episode to start finding out!  Show Notes Gaye Strathearn, "Mary, the Mother of Jesus," Ensign, January 2019. Music: Blue Dot Sessions, "Weathervane," Creative Commons.

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7 Jan 2019

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Easter

On Sunday he entered Jerusalem, on Monday he cleansed the temple, Tuesday and Wednesday he taught and Thursday through Sunday he suffered, died, and resurrected. What do each of these events symbolize in our relationship with Christ. Study this episode with us today in preparation of a daily worship of the Savior this Passion Week. Show Notes Music: Blue Dot Sessions, "Weathervane," Creative Commons.

28mins

14 Apr 2019

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1 Nephi 1-7 - "the Lord spake unto me"

If someone were to ask you, "What happens in the first chapters of the Book of Mormon?" you'd be able to tell them: Lehi...Nephi...Laman and Lemuel...journey...wilderness...plates.... But what if you were asked, "What does  the Lord do in the first few chapters?"  In this episode of our study of the Book of Mormon we put ourselves in the shoes of this early family and search for what the Lord does to preserve and protect us and our families and, specifically, how He talks to us to guide us to His promised land. Show Notes: Check out our website scripturestudyproject.com or connect to us on Instagram or Facebook Music: "Something Elated" by Broke For Free

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6 Jan 2020

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Matt 3 / Mark 1 / Luke 3 - Repent

We know what John the Baptist did, but we spend far less time studying what he said. This episode we study the "voice crying in the wilderness" and learn what he has to teach about repentance, some truths that, if understood, will change the way we view repentance! Show Notes Jeffrey R. Holland, "For Times of Trouble," BYU Devotional Dan McKinley, "Don't Hide from God," Hi Five Live Music: Blue Dot Sessions, "Weathervane," Creative Commons.

26mins

28 Jan 2019

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Matt 4 / Luke 4-5 - If

For some, the greatest stresses and worries in life come from external temptations; for many others, the internal temptations to doubt, disparage, and discourage can be the most damaging. In this episode we study Jesus' wrestle with these kinds of temptations in search for how we, like Him, can stand strong.  Show Notes J. Reuben Clark, "The Charted Course of the Church in Education." Richard G. Scott, "First Things First," General Conference, April 2001. Howard W. Hunter, "The Temptations of Christ," General Conference, October 1976. Music: Blue Dot Sessions, "Weathervane," Creative Commons.

29mins

4 Feb 2019

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Hebrews 1-6 - Captain

To a people who felt their faith slipping and their hearts hardening the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews taught both why they should retain their devotion to Christ and how they could actually strengthen their faith. In this first of our two part study of Hebrews we start a study of everything about Jesus Christ that helps us "come boldly to the throne" of God and which increases our confidence before him.  Show Notes: Blue Dot Sessions, "Weathervane," Creative Commons. Check us out on Instagram or Facebook for more information about our new study resources: The Book of Mormon Study Record

28mins

4 Nov 2019

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Matt 2 / Luke 2 - Worship

"Worship is essential and central to our spiritual life." That quote gets at the heart of our study this week. What is worship really? What does it look like? And how can we do it better and more powerfully in our own relationships with the Savior? This week we learn from some of the first to worship Jesus just how to worship him ourselves. Show Notes Websites with different Bible translations: BibleHub, BibleGateway Dean M. Davies, "The Blessings of Worship," General Conference, October 2016. Music: Blue Dot Sessions, "Weathervane," Creative Commons.

29mins

14 Jan 2019

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