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Unshaken Saints

Seismic shifts in the religious and secular landscapes are destabilizing the faith of millions. Join religious educator Jared Halverson as he explores restored scripture, doctrine, history, and practice; examines patterns and pitfalls in navigating faith crisis; and wrestles with ways to make your faith unshaken. Hello my friends, I’m Jared Halverson and this is Unshaken. I’ve spent my life studying the scriptures, my professional career teaching them, and my education at a Bible-belt divinity school exploring ways they have been used and abused, attacked and defended. And I’d like to share with you some of the things I’ve learned. In March of 2020 I created a YouTube channel called Unshaken, and six months later we hit our one millionth view, as people around the world are eagerly pursuing an unshaken faith in God by immersing themselves in His word. More and more viewers have been asking for an audio-only version of the lessons on Unshaken, and this podcast is my attempt to meet those needs. What it lacks in the visuals shown on YouTube, or the polished sound of a podcast-only production, it hopefully makes up for in its accessibility to the drivers, joggers, and multi-taskers out there who want to study their scriptures “on the go.” To you, welcome to our verse-by-verse, Come Follow Me study of the scriptures. I pray that it helps your faith in Christ become unshaken. Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.

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Seismic shifts in the religious and secular landscapes are destabilizing the faith of millions. Join religious educator Jared Halverson as he explores restored scripture, doctrine, history, and practice; examines patterns and pitfalls in navigating faith crisis; and wrestles with ways to make your faith unshaken. Hello my friends, I’m Jared Halverson and this is Unshaken. I’ve spent my life studying the scriptures, my professional career teaching them, and my education at a Bible-belt divinity school exploring ways they have been used and abused, attacked and defended. And I’d like to share with you some of the things I’ve learned. In March of 2020 I created a YouTube channel called Unshaken, and six months later we hit our one millionth view, as people around the world are eagerly pursuing an unshaken faith in God by immersing themselves in His word. More and more viewers have been asking for an audio-only version of the lessons on Unshaken, and this podcast is my attempt to meet those needs. What it lacks in the visuals shown on YouTube, or the polished sound of a podcast-only production, it hopefully makes up for in its accessibility to the drivers, joggers, and multi-taskers out there who want to study their scriptures “on the go.” To you, welcome to our verse-by-verse, Come Follow Me study of the scriptures. I pray that it helps your faith in Christ become unshaken. Disclaimer: The content of these podcasts is the sole responsibility of their creator and does not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Church Educational System.

The Book of Malachi: ”An Offering in Righteousness”

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An in-depth study of the Book of Malachi. This lesson focuses on love and disputation, the border of wickedness and righteousness, giving God our best, rejecting worship, breaking the priesthood covenant, a Godly seed, purifying the sons of Levi, an offering in righteousness, tithes & offerings, the windows of heaven, ultimate justice, healing wings, turning hearts, planting promises, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:50 Background of Malachi

9:58 Love & Disputation

18:44 The Border of Wickedness & Righteousness

26:07 Not Giving God Your Best

36:53 Rejection & Rehabilitation of Worship

45:41 Keeping the Best for Yourself

52:45 Breaking the Priesthood Covenant

59:29 Law (Torah) & Walk (Halacha)

1:07:58 A Godly Seed & Keeping Covenant

1:14:46 Message & Messenger

1:20:21 Purifying the Sons of Levi

1:28:29 An Offering in Righteousness

1:34:14 Tithes & Offerings

1:38:11 The Windows of Heaven

1:52:49 Ultimate Justice

1:56:56 Burning Stubble or Healing Wings

2:03:30 Turning Hearts

2:07:27 Planting Promises

2:15:50 Conclusion

Dec 09 2022

2hr 20mins

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The Books of Haggai & Zechariah: ”Holiness unto the Lord”

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An in-depth study of the books of Haggai and Zechariah. This lesson focuses on God's House or yours, a bag with holes, our best efforts, comparing past and present, the desire of all nations, the Lord's seal, rebuilding, overdoing judgment, the Two Olive Trees, mourning, pure religion, promises of hope, the Triumphal Entry, shooting arrows, a Good Shepherd's worth, Armaggedon, the Second Coming, Parting the Mountain, Holiness to the Lord, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:48 Background to Haggai & Zechariah

10:42 God's House or Yours?

18:23 A Bag with Holes

35:10 God Glories in Our Best Efforts

43:03 Beginning to Build

46:24 Comparing Past & Present

53:53 The Desire of All Nations

58:42 Is Holiness Contagious?

1:03:59 Having Nothi8ng to Show for It

1:09:23 The Lord's Seal

1:15:06 Zechariah's Rebuilding

1:24:06 Vision of the Horsemen

1:29:30 Overdoing Judgment

1:35:10 Vision of the 4 Horns

1:39:02 Vision of the Measuring Line

1:47:41 Vision of Joshua & Satan

1:58:23 Vision of the 2 Olive Trees

2:13:41 Visions of a Flying Scross & a Woman in a Basket

2:20:29 Vision of 4 Chariots

2:27:24 How Long Must We Mourn

2:35:00 Pure Religion & Undefiled

2:41:14 Promises of Hope

2:53:28 The Triumphal Entry

3:01:18 Freeing Prisoners & Shooting Arrows

3:08:48 Gathering the Scattered

3:15:00 A Good Shepherd's Worth

3:27:50 Armaggedon

3:39:49 The Second Coming

3:50:11 Parting the Mountain

3:59:18 The Plagues of Egypt

4:05:13 Holiness to the Lord

4:08:06 In That Day

4:12:34 Conclusion

Dec 03 2022

4hr 15mins

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The Books of Nahum, Habakkuk, & Zephaniah: ”His Ways Are Everlasting”

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An in-depth study of the books of Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. This lesson focuses on a God who is slow to anger, gods of the imagination, Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, wondering why, unbelievable truth, waiting patiently, living by faith, surefooted climbers, the final destruction, strange apparel, searching with candles, the Day of the Lord, light prophets, reversing Babel, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:03 Nahum, Habakkuk, & Zephaniah

6:54 Nahum's Burden

10:13 Slow to Anger

21:38 A God of Power & Goodness

28:19 Imagining a Different God

33:18 Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

39:10 Freed from Assyrian Affliction

44:43 Strengthening the Army

51:29 Lamenting Our Losses

58:18 Exposing Evil

1:05:03 Falling Like Others Before

1:16:01 Habakkuk Wonders Why

1:22:34 Unbelievably True

1:30:46 Things We Know & Things We Don't Know

1:37:51 Patiently Waiting

1:43:42 The Just Shall Live by Faith

1:50:54 Woes to Babylon

2:05:34 God's Ways Are Everlasting

2:12:27 We Have Proved Him in Days that Are Past

2:20:05 Surefooted on the High Places

2:23:22 Zephaniah & the Destruction of the World

2:30:21 Clothed with Strange Apparel

2:36:17 Searching Jerusalem with Candles

2:40:16 The Day of the Lord Is Near

2:45:49 Warning the Nations

2:55:33 Light Prophets or a Just God

3:01:15 Gathering Wheat & Tares and Reversing Babel

3:08:28 Rejoicing in the Lord

3:14:31 Conclusion

Nov 25 2022

3hr 17mins

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The Books of Jonah and Micah: ”Swallowed Up”

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An in-depth study of the Book of Jonah and the Book of Micah. This lesson focuses on history or story, anti-biblical attacks, storms at sea, forsaking our own mercy, feeling the right emotions, the gourd and the worm, the fool's prayer, wickedness and oppression, hard sayings and unpopular prophets, economic cannibalism, priestcraft, the Babe of Bethlehem, distilled discipleship, falling and getting back up, the mercy of God, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:12 History or Story

6:25 Rhetorical Ideographs

18:23 Jonah as Key to Attacking the Bible

24:54 Conservatives vs. Liberals

36:51 Questions about Jonah

41:33 Jonah Called to Nineveh

46:38 Storm at Sea

55:21 Thrown Overboard

1:05:56 Jonah Repents

1:12:34 Forsaking Your Own Mercy

1:17:14 Jonah Preaches in Nineveh

1:27:32 Anger at God's Mercy

1:34:52 Feeling the Right Emotion

1:37:54 The Gourd & the Worm

1:43:18 One Last Lesson

1:52:32 The Fool's Prayer

1:57:16 The Book of Micah

2:02:12 The Sins of Israel

2:11:15 Wickedness & Oppression

2:15:18 Hard Sayings or Popular Prophets

2:23:57 Economic Cannibalism

2:26:54 Priestcraft

2:34:22 Promises for the Last Days

2:46:50 The Babe of Bethlehem

2:55:06 The Case Against Israel

3:00:11 Discipleship in a Single Verse

3:06:43 Dishonesty & Nothing to Show for It

3:11:44 Are Any Righteous Left?

3:16:40 To Fall and Rise Again

3:21:09 Left Speechless by God's Mercy

3:27:56 Conclusion

Nov 19 2022

3hr 29mins

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Amos & Obadiah: ”The Lion Hath Roared”

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An in-depth study of the books of Amos and Obadiah. This lesson focuses on prosperity & pride, forgetting the brotherly covenant, robbing true potential, the roar of the lion, fat cows, passing judgment, ease in Zion, visions of judgment, the plumbline, Amos's prophetic call, famine in the land, scattering & gathering, a farmer's heaven, our brother's keeper, saviors on Mount Zion, and more.

0:00 Introduction

4:55 The Book of Amos

9:14 Prosperity & Pride

12:49 Warning the Surrounding Nations

19:22 Forgetting the Brotherly Covenant

29:48 Iniquity in Israel

35:22 Robbing True Potential

42:09 The Roar of the Lion

50:56 The Lord's Case Against Israel

1:00:42 Fat Cows, Feeding Themselves

1:07:40 Passing Judgment on Israel

1:16:48 Lamentation over Israel

1:28:01 Sins on the Right & the Left

1:35:19 Running from Symptoms, Not Curing Disease

1:38:38 Rejecting False Worship

1:47:19 At Ease in Zion

1:54:46 You Can Run, But You Can't Hide

2:02:05 Visions of Judgment

2:07:37 The Plumbline

2:14:51 Amos Didn't Ask for This

2:21:41 When God Gets in the Way of Your Worldliness

2:31:11 Famine in the Land

2:43:11 A Vision of the Lord

2:48:41 Scattering & Gathering

2:54:55 A Farmer's Heaven

2:59:45 The Book of Obadiah

3:02:28 A Warning to Edom

3:09:46 Our Brother's Keeper

3:21:39 Deliverance or Destruction?

3:26:44 Saviors on Mount Zion

3:34:11 Conclusion

Nov 10 2022

3hr 35mins

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The Books of Hosea and Joel: ”Forgiving the Unfaithful”

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An in-depth study of the Book of Hosea and the Book of Joel. This lesson focuses on covenant infidelity, symbolic names, the door of hope, paying a ransom, removing bounds, outward or inward, similes for sin, the scattering of Israel, the law of the harvest, getting what we deserve, a plea to return, the last days, imminent destruction, a trumpet in Zion, signs of the times, spiritual outpourings, the Valley of Decision, and more. 

0:00 Introduction

5:29 The Book of Hosea

9:29 A Wife of Whoredoms

15:36 Symbolic Children

27:57 Infidelity & Reconciliation

42:31 The Door of Hope

56:26 Ransom for a Second Chance

1:03:43 The Apostasy of Israel

1:12:17 Israel & Judah, Removing Bounds

1:17:11 Outward or Inward

1:27:23 Similes for Sin

1:39:54 Eaten by the Eagle, Bucked off the Bull

1:47:43 The Scattering of Israel

1:55:18 The Law of the Harvest

2:00:54 God Never Gives Up on Us

2:10:38 Calling by the Prophets

2:16:53 Getting What We Deserve

2:26:05 A Final Plea to Return

2:35:02 The Book of Joel

2:37:04 Destruction Awaits

2:44:49 A Trumpet in Zion

2:52:55 The Signs of the Times

3:03:42 The Spirit Poured Out Upon All Flesh

3:12:11 The Valley of Judgment

3:21:27 The Valley of Decision

3:26:50 Conclusion

Nov 05 2022

3hr 32mins

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The Book of Daniel: ”Enemy Territory”

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An in-depth study of the book of Daniel. This lesson focuses on Babylonification, sticking to our standards, revelation and interpretation, statue or stone, the fiery furnace, faith and submission, undiluted discipleship, the lion's den, the four beasts, the Ancient of Days, the Abomination of Desolation, repentance and forgiveness, comeliness and corruption, opposition to the covenant, the Last Days, and more. 

0:00 Introduction to Daniel

7:06 Babylonification Begins

18:49 Sticking to Your Standards

35:31 Revelation & Interpretation

47:46 Seeking Answers to Difficult Questions

56:51 Nebuchadnezzar's Dream: Statue or Stone

1:16:02 The Image of Babylon

1:29:51 But If Not

1:38:57 The Fiery Furnace

1:49:12 Cutting Down the Great Tree

2:08:23 The Writing on the Wall

2:21:31 Undiluted Discipleship

2:32:33 The Lion's Den

2:46:15 The Four Beasts

3:00:47 The Ancient of Days

3:11:53 The Abomination of Desolation

3:19:16 A Prayer of Repentance

3:29:34 His Mercies, Not Our Righteousness

3:43:36 Comeliness Turned to Corruption

3:53:10 Strengthened by the Lord

3:59:28 Opposition to the Covenant

4:08:34 The Last Days

4:21:38 Conclusion

Oct 27 2022

4hr 24mins

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The Book of Ezekiel: ”Watchmen on the Tower”

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An in-depth study of the book of Ezekiel. This lesson focuses on visions of God, a watchman's responsibility, visual aids, the destruction of Jerusalem, a new heart, untempered mortar, covenant infidelity, the reality of repentance, dividing lines, cleansing the cauldron, shepherds in Israel, dry bones, the two sticks, God and Magog, living water from the Temple, and more.

0:00 Introduction to Ezekiel

9:34 The Vision of Ezekiel

25:15 Ezekiel's Call to Serve

37:35 A Watchman's Responsibility

53:29 Visual Aids of Jerusalem's Destruction

1:14:04 Remembering the God We've Rejected

1:21:31 The End Is Near

1:26:05 Secret Wickedness in Sacred Places

1:40:06 Scattering & Gathering with a New Heart

1:46:49 More Visual Aids

1:56:33 Untempered Mortar

2:10:04 No One Can Save You Now

2:19:42 Covenant Infidelity

2:39:01 The Reality of Repentance

2:57:15 A Funeral Dirge & a History Lesson

3:05:37 Drawing Dividing Lines

3:17:20 Unfaithful Sisters

3:21:57 Cleansing the Cauldron

3:31:06 Warning Tyre about Economics

3:43:44 Woe unto Egypt

3:48:20 Watchmen on the Tower

3:59:43 To the Shepherds in Israel

4:27:24 Redeeming the People of God

4:43:10 The Valley of Dry Bones

4:51:02 Joining the Two Sticks

5:11:53 Gog and Magog

5:27:08 Measuring the Temple

5:34:58 God Comes Home

5:43:36 The Glory of the Lord's House

5:53:09 Traffic Patterns & Living Water

6:07:02 Conclusion

Oct 21 2022

6hr 9mins

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Jeremiah 30-Lamentations 5: ”A New Covenant”

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An in-depth study of the second half of Jeremiah and the book of Lamentations. This lesson focuses on grace in the wilderness, finding the last Easter egg, an inward covenant, real estate in Zion, an unburnable book, the fall of Jerusalem, an ever-shrinking remnant, the gathering of non-Israel, asking the way to Zion, tears of sorrow, prayers of deliverance, and more.

0:00 Introduction

5:42 The Promise of Healing

20:24 Grace in the Wilderness

28:29 Finding the Last Easter Egg

36:12 Unaccustomed to the Yoke

41:28 A Wife Proposing to Her Husband

48:41 An Inward Covenant

57:57 A Safe Investment

1:07:35 A Messianic Promise

1:18:37 Covenant Keepers

1:25:51 The Unburnable Book

1:40:12 In Prison Court & Mirey Dungeon

1:50:52 A Compssionate Outsider

2:00:46 The Fall of Jerusalem

2:07:21 A Remnant Remains

2:15:40 Don't Trust in Egypt

2:26:16 You Can Run But You Can't Hide

2:30:14 An Ever-Shrinking Remnant

2:39:17 Warnings to the Nations

2:52:42 The Gathering of Non-Israel

3:04:11 Asking the Way to Zion

3:12:54 Warning the Babylonians

3:30:03 The Fall of Jerusalem

3:36:31 Captive in Babylon

3:42:59 The Weeping Prophet

3:55:50 Sorrowing Over the Fallen City

4:03:56 A Prayer for Deliverance

4:15:54 The State of Society

4:19:44 A Final Prayer

4:22:45 Conclusion

Oct 13 2022

4hr 25mins

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Jeremiah 1-29: ”Fire In the Bones”

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An in-depth study of Jeremiah 1-29. This lesson focuses on the martyrdom of Isaiah, the background of Jeremiah, foreordination, covenant infidelity, broken cisterns, breaking the soil, mistaking the outward for the inward, defiling our garments, a false sense of security, the destruction of Judah, fishers and hunters, potter's clay, fire in the bones, the shepherds in Israel, the Lord's Council, ripe or rotten, making the best of Babylon, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:42 The Martyrdom of Isaiah

8:36 The Background of Jeremiah

15:27 Jeremiah Foreordained

25:24 Jeremiah's Mission

35:25 Covenant Infidelity

44:24 Living Springs or Broken Cisterns

49:36 Cheating on the Lord

1:02:10 Idolatry as Adultery

1:06:35 Returning to the Lord

1:17:28 Break the Soil & Circumcise the Heart

1:26:05 Reversing Creation

1:30:45 Are Any Righteous Left?

1:40:38 Refusing to Repent

1:45:54 Mistaking the Outward for the Inward

2:00:55 Too Late to Change?

2:08:50 Mourning Over the World's Wickedness

2:17:24 False Idols or the True God?

2:21:57 God's Covenant, His Judgment, & His Love

2:30:20 Defiling their Garments

2:37:04 A False Sense of Security

2:45:23 The Destruction of Judah

2:54:34 Fishers & Hunters

3:07:16 Trees of Life & Sabbaths of Peace

3:14:01 Potter's Clay & Smashing the Pot

3:25:48 Fire in the Bones

3:36:00 A Call to Surrender

3:42:44 Their Only Hope

3:47:03 To the Shepherds in Israel

3:56:47 The Lord's Council

4:03:35 Ripe or Rotten?

4:13:16 Silencing the Prophet

4:19:17 Bearing the Babylonian Yoke

4:25:40 Making the Best of Babylon

4:34:57 Conclusion

Oct 05 2022

4hr 37mins

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Isaiah 58-66: ”Beauty for Ashes”

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An in-depth study of Isaiah 58-66. This lesson focuses on the true fast, the delightful Sabbath, hatching eggs of iniquity, groping for the wall, the armor of God, beauty for ashes, robes of righteousness, marriage and a new name, watchmen on the walls, treading the winepress alone, reshaping the clay, filthy rags, the law of the harvest, giving birth to the kingdom of God, and more.

0:00 Introduction

3:44 The False Fast

12:50 The True Fast

32:18 The Sabbath, a Delight

43:59 Sin as Separation

50:44 Hatching the Eggs of Iniquity

58:01 Groping for the Wall

1:05:16 Truth Is Fallen

1:09:58 The Armor of God

1:16:35 Rise & Shine

1:19:44 The Gathering

1:36:50 Beauty for Ashes

1:48:25 Priests & Ministers in Robes of Righteousness

1:58:10 Marriage & a New Name

2:02:08 Watchmen on the Walls

2:08:20 Treading the Winepress Alone

2:16:42 Vengeance, Love, & Perfect Empathy

2:27:02 Filthy Rags

2:33:03 Reshaping the Clay

2:37:31 Reaping What We Sow

2:47:36 New Heavens & a New Earth

2:54:06 Rejecting False Worship

3:02:23 Giving Birth to the Kingdom of God

3:14:01 Happy Endings?

3:21:29 Conclusion

Sep 28 2022

3hr 24mins

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Isaiah 50-57: ”Man of Sorrows”

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An in-depth study of Isaiah 50-57. This lesson focuses on feeling forsaken, the tongue of the learned, fading fashions, sparks, beautiful garments and beautiful feet, the suffering servant, substitutionary atonement, the Savior's seed, enlarging the tent, everlasting kindness, higher ways & higher thoughts, wasted money, the water cycle, those who don't fit the mold, a place and a name, covenant infidelity, and more.

0:00 Introduction

3:21 The Isaiah Relay in the Book of Mormon

9:40 Feeling Forsaken

19:44 The Tongue of the Learned

21:40 Submitting to His Persecutors

27:50 Fading Fashions

30:57 The Lord's Light or Our Sparks

35:18 Examples of Persevering Faith

44:40 Trust in the Lord

57:53 Putting on Your Beautiful Garments

1:11:26 Beautiful Feet

1:24:06 Depart from Babylon

1:27:19 Shutting the Mouths of Kings

1:31:12 The Suffering Servant

1:45:43 The Substitutionary Atonement

1:53:25 Sheep, Shepherd, & and the Savior's Seed

2:12:02 Enlarging the Tent

2:20:57 Everlasting Kindness

2:29:05 The Smith Blowing the Coals

2:35:38 Purchase Price & Wasted Money

2:41:46 Higher Ways & Higher Thoughts

2:47:11 The Water Cycle

2:51:04 To Those Who Don't Fit the Mold

3:02:14 Something Better, A Place & A Name

3:16:44 Woe to the Wicked

3:20:15 Covenant Infidelity

3:27:31 No Peace to the Wicked

3:35:06 Conclusion

Sep 21 2022

3hr 38mins

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Isaiah 36-49: ”Comfort Ye My People”

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An in-depth study of Isaiah 36-49. This lesson focuses on the Assyrian invasion and scattering of Israel, the doors of death, having a will to offer, comforting the afflicted, highway construction, a mother's care, comparing God, the gift of prophecy, true identity, Cyrus and Christ, idols and graven images, the fall of Babylon, the Savior's scars, returning children, the shoulders of kings, and more.

0:00 Introduction

4:42 The Assyrian Invasion & the Scattering of Israel

21:03 Facing the Doors of Death

29:20 Having a Will to Offer

43:55 Comfort Ye My People

1:06:58 Highway Construction

1:18:12 Care for the Mothers

1:23:13 Trying to Describe God

1:31:39 The Foolishness of False Gods

1:41:20 A Message of Encouragement

1:58:58 The Gift of Prophecy

2:05:29 The Promised Messiah

2:21:07 The Promise of Redemption

2:37:56 True Identity or False Gods

2:54:51 Raising Up a Deliverer

3:11:17 Idol Gods or the God of Israel

3:17:56 The Fall of Babylon

3:31:51 Chosen & Purified

3:47:49 Born to Gather

3:58:57 Not Forsaken nor Forgotten

4:13:05 Who Hath Begotten Me These?

4:26:52 On the Shoulders of Kings

4:36:16 Conclusion

Sep 15 2022

4hr 39mins

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Isaiah 13-35: ”A Marvelous Work and a Wonder”

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An in-depth study of Isaiah 13-35. This lesson focuses on Nephi's use of Isaiah, the fall of Babylon, Lucifer's downfall, the gift of gathered Israel, highway construction, worldliness & materialism, apostasy & restoration, the nail in a sure place, a feast of fat things, redeeming the vineyard, short beds and small blankets, planting & harvesting wisely, a voice from the dust, a sealed book, a marvelous work and a wonder, lane assist, the latter-day Zion, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:13 Nephi's Use of Isaiah

14:13 The Fall of Babylon

31:15 Lucifer's Downfall

57:11 The Bird Cast Out of Its Nest

1:05:23 Reaping with the Arm

1:10:41 The Gift of Gathered Israel

1:28:03 A Highway Across the Middle East

1:44:03 Naked & Barefoot, Labor & Watching the Night

1:56:38 The Nail in a Sure Place

2:21:42 Worldliness & Materialism

2:30:57 Apostasy & Restoration

2:48:35 A Feast of Fat Things

2:58:36 Praise & Promise

3:12:56 Redeeming the Vineyard

3:20:39 Strong Drink, Short Beds, & Small Coverings

3:43:36 Planting & Harvesting Wisely

3:53:05 A Voice from the Dust

4:05:28 A Sealed Book & a Marvelous Work

4:23:48 Speaking Smooth Things

4:36:47 Lane Assist & Intensifying Light

4:50:30 Quietness & Assurance

4:56:26 Destruction & Deliverance

5:10:02 The Day of the Lord

5:16:35 The Latter-day Zion

5:23:55 Conclusion

Sep 07 2022

5hr 25mins

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Isaiah 1-12: ”Great Are the Words of Isaiah”

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An in-depth study of Isaiah 1-12. This lesson focuses on making sense of Isaiah, understanding Hebrew poetry, God's case against Israel, the mountain of the Lord, pride & worldliness, corruption in the vineyard, swift messengers, the calling of Isaiah, the promise of a Savior, the threat of Assyria, trusting the Lord, light in darkness, stubbornness & pride, new growth from an old stump, the Messiah & the Millennium, an ensign to the nations, and more.

0:00 Introduction to Isaiah

14:58 Keys to Understand Isaiah

23:35 Hebrew Poetry

41:28 The Case Against Israel

1:00:06 Worship & Repentance

1:24:50 The Mountain of the Lord

1:31:38 Pulling Down Pride

1:46:22 The Worldliness of the Daughters of Zion

2:07:29 The Cleansing of Zion

2:17:37 Corruption in the Vineyard

2:36:27 Calling for Swift Messengers

2:42:19 The Calling of Isaiah

2:59:45 The Promise of a Savior

3:16:55 The Threat of Assyria

3:21:06 Impending Destruction

3:26:38 Trust in the Lord

3:32:30 Shining Light into the Darkness

3:41:02 Using Assyria as an Instrument

3:55:13 Taking Credit to Ourselves

4:06:06 New Growth from an Old Stump

4:17:13 The Messiah & the Millennium

4:25:35 An Ensign to the Nations

4:30:58 Israel's Song of Salvation

4:33:02 Conclusion

Aug 31 2022

4hr 35mins

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The Books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon: ”The Beginning of Wisdom”

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An in-depth study of the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. This lesson focuses on wisdom and foolishness, trusting the Lord, rivers of fire, Sophia, Mother in Heaven, parenting, alcoholism, mockery, a virtuous woman, pessimism, vanity, seasons, death, the purposes of life, love songs, an army with banners, and more.

0:00 Introduction to Proverbs

9:34 The Beginning of Wisdom (chp. 1-2)

21:36 Trust in the Lord (3)

36:03 Choosing the Right Woman (4-5)

45:23 Ants, Deadly Sins, & Rivers of Fire (6-7)

59:29 Sophia as Mother in Heaven (8)

1:16:17 Wisdom Compared to Foolishness (10-12)

1:29:14 Riches, Pride, Goals, Children, & Strife (13-15)

1:44:11 Hearts, Highways, Self-Discipline, Friends, & Fools (16-18)

1:57:58 Gifts, Loans, Parenting, Wine, Work, & Deep Water (19-20)

2:12:41 Peace, Generosity, Consecration, & Conservatism (21-22)

2:22:54 Deceitful Meat, Alcoholism, Adversity, & Sweetness (23-24)

2:34:40 Hot Coals & Cold Water, to Mock or Not to Mock (25-27)

2:48:53 Wickedness, Repentance, Leadership, & Contentment (28-30)

2:59:17 A Virthous Woman (31)

3:22:58 Introduction to Ecclesiastes

3:35:12 All Is Vanity

3:47:44 To Everything There Is a Season

3:55:44 No Escape from the Grave

4:02:44 Open Your Ears More than Your Mouth

4:11:29 What's the Point?

4:22:28 No Labor in the Grave

4:33:07 The Conclusion of the Whole Matter

4:38:51 Song of Solomon

4:45:57 A Song of Love

5:00:42 Fair as the Moon, Clear as the Sun

5:06:20 Conclusion

Aug 25 2022

5hr 8mins

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Psalms 101-150: ”One More Strain of Praise”

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An in-depth study of Psalms 101-150. This lesson focuses on "the set time," condescension & compassion, forgiveness, hallelujahs, building on the Rock that was rejected, rejoicing in God's word, psalms of ascent, the peace of Jerusalem, the blessing of children, being weaned, the rivers of Babylon, Davidic psalms, doxology, and more.

0:00 Introduction

5:36 Commitment, Complaint, & the Set Time (101-102)

17:29 A Masterpiece of Mercy (103)

34:14 Praise for Creating & Covenanting (104-105)

41:55 Forgiveness & Thanksgiving (106-107)

57:22 Victory & vindication (108-110)

1:10:33 Acrostics & Hallelujahs (111-117)

1:29:31 Building on the Rock You Rejected (118)

1:43:13 Rejoicing in God's Word (119)

2:26:32 Psalms of Ascent (120-126)

2:41:35 The Blessing of Children (127-128)

2:49:49 Completing the Climb (129-136)

3:01:06 By the Rivers of Babylon (137)

3:11:58 Davidic Psalms (138-144)

3:29:27 Praise & a Final Doxology (145-149)

3:40:28 One More Strain of Praise (150)

3:49:03 Conclusion

Aug 17 2022

3hr 53mins

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Psalms 49-100: ”Make a Joyful Noise”

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An in-depth study of Psalms 49-100. This lesson focuses on worldly wealth, covenant renewal, godly sorrow, disloyalty, innocent suffering, rocks & wings, finding family, messianic psalms, envying the wicked, the bitter cup, dealing with depression, gods in embryo, redemptive turbulence, mercy & truth's kiss, wayward children, sanctuaries in time and space, and more.

0:00 Introduction

5:09 Worldly Wealth (49)

12:41 Covenant Renewal (50)

26:12 A Plea for Forgiveness (51)

48:58 Wickedness, Doubt, & Disloyalty (52-55)

1:05:41 Pleas for Help, Mercy, & Vengeance (56-58)

1:14:16 Innocent Suffering, and a Call to Arms (59-60)

1:22:33 Rocks, Wings, Walls, Water, & Weapons (61-64)

1:37:20 Thanksgiving, Finding Family, & the House of the Lord (65-68)

2:01:25 Messianic Psalms & Deep Waters (69-72)

2:18:29 Envying the Wicked, Apostasy, & the Bitter Cup (73-76)

2:29:34 Dealing with Depression (77)

2:40:19 Learning from the Past (78)

2:52:16 Planting & Renewing (79-81)

2:59:58 Gods in Embryo (82)

3:07:15 Redemptive Turbulence & the Temple (83-84)

3:15:31 Mercy & Truth's Kiss (85-87)

3:25:51 Work for the Dead & Wayward Children (88-89)

3:40:11 Long Life, Safety, & Sanctuaries in Time & Space (90-94)

3:56:56 Enthronement Hymns & Psalms of Celebration (95-99)

4:10:42 The Thanksgiving Psalm (100)

4:16:07 Conclusion

Aug 12 2022

4hr 23mins

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Psalms 1-48: ”The Lord Is My Shepherd”

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An in-depth study of Psalms 1-48. This lesson focuses on the power of poetry and music, history & prophecy, pondering & prayer, trouble & trust, messianic messages, the Good Shepherd, the House of the Lord, worthiness & readiness, plea & praise, hiding & hope, forgiveness & relief, songs of Zion, and more.

0:00 Introduction to the Psalms

15:46 Instructional Psalm (1)

22:38 History & Prophecy, David & Absalom (2-3)

33:47 Pondering, Prayer, Penitence, & Precaution (4-7)

45:38 Psalms of Praise (8-9)

53:00 Trouble & Trust (10-14)

1:11:27 Worthiness, Loyalty, Sincerity, & Thanksgiving (15-18)

1:31:05 Creation, Law, & Victory (19-20)

1:35:47 Messianic Psalms, Gethsemane & Calvary (21-22)

1:55:16 The Lord Is My Shepherd (23)

2:05:34 The House of the Lord & Humble Petitions (24-25)

2:14:43 Temple Worthiness & Readiness (26-27)

2:32:32 Plea, Praise, & Prayer (28-30)

2:37:31 Deliverance for Christ & through Christ (31)

2:44:22 Confession, Hiding, & Hope (32-34)

2:55:43 False Witnesses & Wickedness (35-37)

3:04:20 Forgiveness, Relief, & Thanksgiving (38-40)

3:16:36 Breaking Bread & Thirsting after Water (41-45)

3:30:49 Songs of Zion (46-48)

3:38:32 Conclusion

Aug 03 2022

3hr 44mins

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The Book of Job: ”Yet Will I Trust in Him”

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An in-depth study of the book of Job. This lesson focuses on theodicy, Satan's plan, trials & testimony, sin & suffering, reasoning with God, the mortal side of Christ, wickedness & happiness, our day in court, innocence or holiness, wisdom & worthiness, the Creator's Cosmos, a double portion, entitlements & explanations, and more.

0:00 Introduction

2:16 Theodicy & the Book of Job

14:32 Perfect Job

21:31 Satan's Plan

33:26 Job's Trials & Testimony

50:11 Physical Suffering & Spiritual Doubt

1:01:39 Friends' Company & Job's Lament

1:16:05 Assuming that Suffering Equals Sin (Eliphaz Round 1)

1:27:16 Job's Self-Defense

1:42:41 Justifying the Lord (Bildad Round 1)

2:01:59 Revealing & Reasoning with God (Zophar Round 1)

2:16:38 Death & Resurrection

2:21:52 Job as Mortal Side of Jesus (Eliphaz Round 2)

2:41:46 Job's Testimony (Bildad Round 2)

2:53:01 Wickedness Never was Happiness (Zophar Round 2)

3:01:07 Accusations & Demanding a Day in Court (Eliphaz Round 3)

3:11:36 Innocence or Holiness (Bildad Round 3)

3:22:13 Wisdom & Worthiness

3:36:01 Job's Closing Argument

3:43:54 Elihu Speaks Up

3:52:48 God is Good and Can Be Trusted

4:16:50 God Reveals Himself

4:30:12 Job Repents & Reviews the Lessons Learned

4:46:19 A Double Portion

4:56:35 Conclusion - The Lesson of Job

Jul 27 2022

5hr 11mins

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