My first year of seminary we studied the Book of Mormon. I remember one scripture stood out to me. 2 Nephi 2:27 “Man is that he might have joy.” I thought about that scripture for weeks. I realized that loving relationships, especially when we desperately need to feel that love, are the key to joy. This was the beginning of my understanding the significance of Christ’s commandment to “Love one another.”
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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir embarked on its 2018 Classic Coast Tour on June 18. The 360-voice choir, along with its companion Orchestra at Temple Square, will perform in seven cities in California, Washington, and Vancouver, Canada. “We want the audience to walk away feeling that this was an experience that they have never felt before,” said choir president Ron Jarrett, “there is nothing like listening to the choir in person.”
JaQuavious grew up in a humble family, but they felt rich when it came to faith in God. As he grew up, JaQuavious was taunted about his looks, his family’s finances, and his religious beliefs. “After being bullied for so long, I started getting depressed. My confidence went down. And when my confidence went down emotionally, my confidence also went down spiritually." See his story in the latest video from Mormon Channel.
Nephi’s introductory colophon is arguably the most notable example of its use in the Book of Mormon. After summarizing the contents of his record and identifying himself as both scribe and author of the text, Nephi began his account by affirming: (1) his good parentage and upbringing, (2) his education and scribal training, and (3) his reliability as an author.
In a world where the arguments for the legal protection of identity go to the highest courts in the nation, many fail to acknowledge one's religious belief can be as essential to their identity as their race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity. Hear what Elder L. Whitney Clayton had to say on this topic at this year's Religious Freedom Annual Review.