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Making connections between our culture & the gospel in everyday life.

Bringing “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”

into your world.

We know there are a lot of challenging cultural issues in our day. We also know it can be sometimes difficult to make sense of things from a Christian worldview.

We’re here to work through it together and learn how the family proclamation relates to us all.

As His people how are we doing?

Baptism is often taught as the way to become clean. It is, and so much more. When we are baptized: * We become part of the ​​​fold​ of God, to be called his people * and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, * ​​​and are ​​​willing​ to mourn with those that...

Finding the Family in Come Follow Me – Lessons 3 & 4: John 1, Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3

Every book of scripture confirms every one of us are spirit sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. In fact, "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" tells us we are each “beloved” sons and daughters with “divine potential.” Sin and a fallen world leave us...

Finding the Family in Come Follow Me – Lessons 1 and 2

In this week’s lesson we learn that Luke, as a gentile, traveled with the Apostle Paul and recorded events of the Savior’s life for a non-Jewish audience and perspective. Like then, today there are many who do not share our faith but acknowledge and publish truths...

Week 52: Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

JOY TO THE WORLD Sometimes primary songs, with their uncomplicated language and simple melodies are so effective at delivering a message to the child in us all. Consider this one: IT’S JOYFUL TO LIVE THE GOSPEL It’s joyful to live the gospel! So joyful I want to sing!...

Weeks 50 & 51: Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

The Old Testament’s final word is a witness that speaks to the centrality of family. Without our hearts turning to family—fathers to their children and children to their fathers, the whole earth would be cursed, … wasted, … for naught. The “welding together of...

Family Traditions, Wholesome Recreation, and Chuck-a-Rama: Podcast with Dr. Brian Hill, BYU 

Don’t miss this fun and fascinating podcast on the “why’s” behind family traditions! Does wholesome recreation actually lead to greater happiness in family life? Dr. Brian Hill, professor of Experience Design at Brigham Young University, discusses the science behind...

Why Seeing Christ as an Unborn Baby Will Change Your Christmas Forever

Before the star. Before the shepherds. There was a mother and her unborn baby.

Week 48 & 49: Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Prophets of old, and prophets today have foretold and warned of the downfall of strong and powerful cities. In Come Follow Me this week we read the terrifying accounts of Nineveh, Babylon, and even Jerusalem’s fall. That was thousands of years ago, today many believe...

Week 46 & 47 Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

What kind of efforts would qualify us for a title like “Savior on Mount Zion.” What an incredible comparison to make. This week’s Come Follow Me lesson teaches that we can be “Saviors on Mount Zion,” with one interpretation by President Hinckley relating to family...

Week 45 (Daniel): Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Are we frightened for today’s youth growing up in a world, wicked as it is? This week’s Come Follow Me, through Daniel and his friends remind us sin-resistant youth can rise to meet and even exceed expectations and survive Babylon even as they face fierce beasts and...

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As His people how are we doing?

As His people how are we doing?

Baptism is often taught as the way to become clean. It is, and so much more. When we are baptized: * We become part of the ​​​fold​ of God, to be called his people * and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, * ​​​and are ​​​willing​ to mourn with those that...

Finding the Family in Come Follow Me – Lessons 1 and 2

Finding the Family in Come Follow Me – Lessons 1 and 2

In this week’s lesson we learn that Luke, as a gentile, traveled with the Apostle Paul and recorded events of the Savior’s life for a non-Jewish audience and perspective. Like then, today there are many who do not share our faith but acknowledge and publish truths...

Week 52: Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

JOY TO THE WORLD Sometimes primary songs, with their uncomplicated language and simple melodies are so effective at delivering a message to the child in us all. Consider this one: IT’S JOYFUL TO LIVE THE GOSPEL It’s joyful to live the gospel! So joyful I want to sing!...

Weeks 50 & 51: Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Weeks 50 & 51: Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

The Old Testament’s final word is a witness that speaks to the centrality of family. Without our hearts turning to family—fathers to their children and children to their fathers, the whole earth would be cursed, … wasted, … for naught. The “welding together of...

Week 48 & 49: Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Week 48 & 49: Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Prophets of old, and prophets today have foretold and warned of the downfall of strong and powerful cities. In Come Follow Me this week we read the terrifying accounts of Nineveh, Babylon, and even Jerusalem’s fall. That was thousands of years ago, today many believe...

Week 46 & 47 Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Week 46 & 47 Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

What kind of efforts would qualify us for a title like “Savior on Mount Zion.” What an incredible comparison to make. This week’s Come Follow Me lesson teaches that we can be “Saviors on Mount Zion,” with one interpretation by President Hinckley relating to family...

Week 45 (Daniel): Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Week 45 (Daniel): Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Are we frightened for today’s youth growing up in a world, wicked as it is? This week’s Come Follow Me, through Daniel and his friends remind us sin-resistant youth can rise to meet and even exceed expectations and survive Babylon even as they face fierce beasts and...

Week 44 (Ezekiel): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Week 44 (Ezekiel): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

We learn this week that the duty to warn belongs to more than prophets. We are all called to warn our neighbor. We’ll undoubtedly stumble as we learn to do this well. Anything that matters this much takes time, practice, humility and courage. Right in the middle of...

Week 43 (Jerimiah Part 2): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Week 43 (Jerimiah Part 2): Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Belonging is such a deep and profound need that rests in all of us. As we read in Jeremiah in this week’s lesson, God’s promise that “they shall be my people, and I will be their God” calls to us and speaks to that need. To belong to Him, to be numbered among the...

Week 42 (Jeremiah – Pt 1) Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Week 42 (Jeremiah – Pt 1) Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

The Lord will gather His people. Jeremiah prophesied of the gathering that we are living in now and President Russell M. Nelson has said of it: “There is nothing happening on this earth right now that is more important than that [gathering]. … This gathering...

Week 41 (Isaiah 58-66) Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Week 41 (Isaiah 58-66) Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

This week’s Come, Follow Me lesson asks, “Ponder why the Savior’s return will be a day of rejoicing for you. What can you do to prepare for His coming?” Recently President Nelson said, “Remember that the fulness of Christ’s ministry lies in the future. The prophecies...

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