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The Scriptures Are Real

The Scriptures Are Real (TSAR) with Kerry Muhlestein is a podcast where we look at elements of the scriptures that have become real to us. We interview both experts (people with language, archaeological, historical backgrounds, etc.), and lay folks, and explore times when the scriptures became real to them. This is done from the viewpoint of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We believe that there is real power in the scriptures and that as they become more real we can better apply them to our lives and draw more power from them. If you listen to this podcast you will learn all kinds of interesting background information that will help you understand and learn more from the scriptures. We believe it will allow you to add real power to your life.My gratitude to my co-host Lamar Newmeyer. Also to my friend Rich Nicholls, who composed the introductory music.

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The Scriptures Are Real (TSAR) with Kerry Muhlestein is a podcast where we look at elements of the scriptures that have become real to us. We interview both experts (people with language, archaeological, historical backgrounds, etc.), and lay folks, and explore times when the scriptures became real to them. This is done from the viewpoint of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We believe that there is real power in the scriptures and that as they become more real we can better apply them to our lives and draw more power from them. If you listen to this podcast you will learn all kinds of interesting background information that will help you understand and learn more from the scriptures. We believe it will allow you to add real power to your life.My gratitude to my co-host Lamar Newmeyer. Also to my friend Rich Nicholls, who composed the introductory music.

Julianne on large picture lessons from Daniel (week of Oct. 31, second to listen to)

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Kerry and Julianne explore some of the big picture elements of Daniel, such as what it teaches a bout intentionality and acting rather than being acted upon, and about how the world influences us and how God is the God of all the world.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for our editor, Alexia Muhlestein, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for this podcast.

Oct 30 2022

34mins

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Lessons from Daniel (week of Oct. 31, first to listen to)

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Kerry and Lamar explore the background to Daniel, and also lessons we can learn from the lives of Daniel and his friends. They discuss how these men set themselves apart, and what we can learn from their willingness to accept God's will.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Alexia Muhlestein, who edited this episode, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for this podcast.

Oct 30 2022

59mins

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Symbolic Action as Prophecy in Ezekiel (week of Oct. 24, third to listen to)

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In this shortcast, Kerry talks about symbolic actions that God asks his prophets to use to deliver prophecies. He then explores some of the many symbolic actions Ezekiel was asked to do as part of his ministry.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for our editor, Alexia Muhlestein, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

Oct 23 2022

13mins

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The Real Meanings of the Visions of Ezekiel 37 (week of Oct. 24, second to listen to)

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In this shortcast, Kerry explores the meaning of the vision of the dry bones coming to life, and of the sticks of Judah and Ephraim. He shows us the meaning they have in the chapter, and how important that meaning is, and how it helps us understand better the interpretation members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints usually attach to them.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for our editor, Alexia Muhlestein, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

Oct 23 2022

16mins

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Understanding Ezekiel through the Temple (week of Oct. 24, first to listen to)

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In this special lecture, Kerry explains how a temple theme runs throughout Ezekiel. He traces that theme, and what it teaches us about being in God's presence, and how it makes sense of the entire book of Ezekiel. He also helps us see what this theme has to do with us.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Alexia Muhlestein, who edited the video, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

Oct 23 2022

35mins

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George Pierce on Jeremiah and his prophecies (week of Oct. 17, second to listen to)

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George Pierce and Kerry explore the things Jeremiah went through and his mission and his prophecies, and how those can relate to us. They also explore how Jeremiah finds consolation in the midst of great tribulation.

We are grateful for Lisa Spice, our sponsor, and for Alexia Muhlestein, who edited this episode, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for this episode.

Oct 17 2022

39mins

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George Pierce on the trials at the end of Jeremiah's life (week of Oct. 17, fourth to listen to)

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In this shortcast Kerry and George explore the trial of Jeremiah being cast in a mire and other elements of the end of Jeremiah's ministry and his laments over Jerusalem.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Sabrina Muhlestein for editing this episode, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

Oct 16 2022

21mins

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Jeremiah's Crucial Covenant Teachings (week of Oct. 17, third to listen to)

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In this shortcast Kerry discusses Jeremiah's teachings about God forgiving, healing, and restoring Israel. This leads to profound teachings about the gathering of Israel, and even more profound teachings about renewing covenant and what the covenant means.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Sabrina Muhlestein who edited this episode, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

Oct 16 2022

22mins

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Jeremiah's life in his book and prophecies (week of Oct. 17, first to listen to)

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Kerry explores Jeremiah and his life and how that interacts with his prophecies. Jeremiah was persecuted as much as any prophet. His prophecies caused him to be persecuted, which then affected his prophecies. We will understand the Book of Jeremiah better by understanding what Jeremiah himself went through.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Alexia Muhlestein for editing this episode, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

Oct 16 2022

17mins

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Real images of humbling and building in Jeremiah (week of Oct. 10, second to listen to)

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In this shortcast, Kerry explores images that we can relate to that help us see how we need to be humbled and built up, and how we need to let God prevail in our lives more than anything else.

You can find a chart correlating the chapters in Jeremiah the the historical chapters of 2 Kings, and a chart putting all of the chapters of Jeremiah in chronological order (as best we can) at Kerry's website: https://www.outofthedust.org/old-testament-aids/.

Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

Oct 10 2022

19mins

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Avram Shannon on Jeremiah (week of Oct. 10, first to listen to)

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In this episode Avram and Kerry discuss the background to the book of Jeremiah and Jeremiah's call and what all of this has to do with us.

You can find a chart correlating the chapters in Jeremiah the the historical chapters of 2 Kings, and a chart putting all of the chapters of Jeremiah in chronological order (as best we can) at Kerry's website: https://www.outofthedust.org/old-testament-aids/.

Kerry and Avram mention the book "Glimpses of Lehi's Jerusalem," which can be found at https://mi.byu.edu/book/glimpses-of-lehi-s-jerusalem/.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Alexia Muhlestein, who edited this episode, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

Oct 09 2022

1hr 9mins

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Wrapping up Isaiah using Isaiah 65 (week of Oct. 3, fifth to listen to)

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In this shortcast Kerry discusses the teachings of Isaiah 65 and how it sums up many of Isaiah’s themes, especially how God accepts us back and blesses us when we return to Him and keep His covenant.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, who edited this video, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

Oct 02 2022

9mins

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Imagery from Isaiah 63 and Treading the Winepress Alone (week of Oct. 3, fourth to listen to)

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In this class video Kerry discusses (and shows lots of images about) the imagery Isaiah paints of the Messiah treading the winepress alone.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Alexia Muhlestein, who edited this video, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

Oct 02 2022

5mins

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Isaiah, Christ, and the Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur (week of Oct. 3, third to listen to)

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In this shortcast Kerry discusses how our Isaiah reading coincides with the celebration of Yom Kippur. He shows briefly how Isaiah 58, a traditional reading for the Day of Atonement), fits into the Day of Atonement. He spends more time on Isaiah 61 and the verses Christ read in the synagogue at Nazareth, and how Isaiah and Christ were drawing on the imagery of the Jubilee Year and the Day of Atonement, and what that has to do with us.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, who edited this video, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

Oct 02 2022

17mins

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Terry Ball on Isaiah, Fasting, and the Interaction of Israel and the Gentiles (week of Oct. 3, second to listen to)

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In this episode Terry and Kerry talk about Isaiah 58 and 59, and then discuss how Gentile nations will help gather Israel, and how Israel will help Gentiles come to the covenant.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Alexia Muhlestein, who edited this video, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

Oct 02 2022

44mins

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Isaiah 58 and the Law of the Fast (week of Oct. 3, first to listen to)

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In this class video, Kerry goes over how Isaiah 58 teaches about the fast, and the importance of doing it with true intent. This represents a change for Judah, who will have a change of heart, leading to the exultant chapters following this.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and for Alexia Muhlestein, who edited this video, and for Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

Oct 02 2022

10mins

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Isaiah 57 and Babylon (week of Sept. 26, sixth to listen to)

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In this short class video, Kerry explores some Isaiah passages that teach us about symbolic Babylon, especially Isaiah 57. He focuses on our need to learn from Isaiah about leaving Babylon.

We are grateful for our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for this episode.

Sep 29 2022

9mins

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Rosh HaShannah and Isaiah 55 (week of Sept. 26, fifth to listen to)

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In this shortcast Kerry explains Rosh HaShannah (being celebrated on Monday and Tuesday this week), and how it ties into the Days of Awe/High Holy Days, and Yom Kippur, and how Isaiah 55 ties into that, and what that should have to do with your life this week.

Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

Sep 26 2022

7mins

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The Covenant Lens Reveals Much More in Isaiah 50-57 (week of Septeber 26, fourth to listen to)

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Kerry shares on the podcast an in-service lesson he presented to seminary teachers about the chapters covered in Come Follow Me this week. He especially focuses on how recognizing the covenant language in the reading, and how looking closely at how Jacob uses these chapters in 2 Nephi, reveals another layer of meaning to Isaiah’s teachings.

Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to Jacob Muhlestein for editing this episode, and to Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

Sep 25 2022

54mins

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More Isaiahs? And Isaiah 56 on God Gathering the Outcast (Week of Sept. 26, third to listen to)

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In this class video Kerry briefly discusses the notion of a “Third Isaiah” and covers the first 8 verses of Isaiah 56 and how they teach us about God gathering the outcast and making everyone part of His family.

Our gratitude to our sponsor, Lisa Spice, and to Alexia Muhlestein for editing this episode, and to Rich Nicholls, who composed and plays the music for the podcast.

Sep 25 2022

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