Beginning January 2020, seminary students will study the same book of scripture used in the Church’s Come, Follow Me study outline for the year. This means that all Church members — including those enrolled in seminary classes — will study the Book of Mormon in 2020. Historically, the seminary curriculum has been organized by the school year and has remained separate from the course of study followed by other Church members.
More Nephi’s Bountiful Features
The Communist dictatorship that operated in Albania from 1967 to 1991 declared Albania as the world’s first and only “Atheist state.” Harsh punishments were leveled at believers, clergymen were killed, and it was not a time for religious yearnings. So, how did anyone keep that spiritual glimmer alive during that oppression, and even more compelling, how would a 14-year-old boy find the Church in 1993, only two years after the Communists left?
Here are three important take-aways from this week's Come, Follow Me chapters; ways we can update these ancient scenarios and liken the people unto ourselves today.
Visit Christ-Era Jerusalem in Staggering Virtual Reality (Created By a Hollywood Visual Effects Artist)
'Immersive Bible Experience' combines the talents of Jarom Sidwell (a Hollywood visual effects artist who worked on The Avengers, Avatar, The Hobbit, and Transformers) with the knowledge of archeologists, the detailed insights of historians, and the testimony of theologians to recreate biblical sites in virtual reality. I fired some questions to Jarom, along with Charan Prabhakar, the “voice in your head” i.e. your host as you roam biblical Jerusalem. They’ve got big plans, and you'll want to hear about them.
Your Hardest Family Question: If I lower expectations in my marriage, is there hope that things can still improve?
I'm struggling with understanding the difference between hope and expectation. By letting go of expectations, do I have any hope that my marriage might improve, or am I just accepting the fact that my marriage will always be a struggle? Can you still have hope for relationships to improve if you no longer have expectations?
Not all of the moments and sayings in the life of Jesus can be 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 includes the feeding of the 5,000, the rescue of the apostles while they are struggling against great winds on the Sea of Galilee, and the Bread of Life speech which motivated many of Jesus’s followers to desert Him.