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Do you ever feel that preparing for your weekly Come, Follow Me lesson falls short? Join hosts Hank Smith and John Bytheway as they interview experts to make your study for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Come, Follow Me course not only enjoyable but original and educational. If you are looking for resources to make your study fresh, faithful, and fun--no matter your age--then join us every Friday at 6:00 PM MST for Part I and Saturday at 6:00 PM MST for Part II. Show notes: ...
 
The By The Way podcast: true stories, unsolicited opinion and extra information from around Scotland. The By The Way podcast is a sound rich blend of documentary radio that reflects the way Scotland sees the world and how the world sees us. John Boyd is grasping the thistle – eh, the microphone.
 
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Four-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me Study. John shares Doctrine & Covenants 84: 82. The Lord promises that he will take care of us and we can let go of our worry and anxiety. Hank shares Doctrine & Covenants 84:110. We need everyone in the church. You are a valuable part of the work. Harmony means being …
 
Are both men and women instructed to study Doctrine and Covenants, Section 84? Dr. Gardner teaches how the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood involves responsibilities and blessings that don’t vary for men and women and we are reminded, as the early Saints were, that we are willing to take upon ourselves the name of Christ at baptism and we take u…
 
Do you wonder how both women and men hold priesthood authority and priesthood power? Dr. Barbara Morgan Gardner returns to teach about how women and men have priesthood authority, responsibility, and duties. We learn how the early Saints were being prepared for temple covenants and learn the difference between how the priesthood operates within and…
 
Seven-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me Study. John shares Doctrine & Covenants 82:5 "Therefore, what I say unto one I say unto all: Watch, for the adversary spreadeth his dominions, and darkness reigneth;" We can discern truth from error through the Holy Ghost. It's so important to know who our real friend…
 
Have you ever felt offended on behalf of someone else? Joseph Smith and Edward Partridge have a serious disagreement yet reconcile. Ezra Booth remains bitter, long after Joseph and Edward forgive one another. Dr. Godfrey continues to expound upon the history of these sections, the applications of forgiveness, reconciliation, service, and how quick …
 
Do you ever struggle to identify with those in the scriptures? In Section 81, we see Frederick G. William’s name but originally the revelation listed Jesse Gause’s name (but he didn’t serve faithfully and was replaced with Williams). Dr. Matthew Godfrey explains how the revelations can be used and applied to Saints today, regardless of the names in…
 
Five-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me Study. John shares his experience with a return missionary who said, "My mission was not what I expected, but turned out more beautiful than I planned." Doctrine & Covenants 80:3 teaches "Wherefore, go ye and preach my gospel, whether to the north or to the south, to t…
 
Dr. Manscill continues to discuss the United Firm, the Law of Consecration, and tithing. The early Saints were called to meet both temporal and spiritual needs as we are today. We discuss how the Church provides covenants as well as material assistance to advance the cause of Zion. Meet some early Saints (as well as modern Saints) who served where …
 
Have you had a question you would ask the Lord? Joseph and Sydney Rigdon asked the Lord about specific parts of the book of Revelation. They received answers that help us understand mercy, the Second Coming, and the language of symbolism. Dr. Craig Manscill teaches how Doctrine and Covenants 77 helps us understand how God reveals his mysteries to t…
 
Four-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me Study. Some define the gospel about what you can't do, but Doctrine & Covenants 76:40-41 defines the gospel as "glad tidings" that Jesus Christ can save all. We do not need to be perfect to come unto Christ. The correct order is we first come to Christ and then we can …
 
Dr. Harper returns with Hank and John to discuss how Section 76 elaborates when Paul says that we can be “joint-heirs with Christ.” We hear Dr. Harper share why he reveres Joseph Smith and what Dr. Harper feels are Joseph’s greatest gifts. Join us with one of the Church’s foremost historians to discuss one of the most profound revelations of this d…
 
Dr. Steven C. Harper shares why the Saints referred to this section as “The Vision” before the First Vision was shared widely, “The Vision” of the Three Degrees of Glory changed the soteriology of salvation. Dr. Harper explains how this series of visions and commentary was not only controversial, but how God has provided a way for most of His child…
 
Four-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson. Great to share with family and friends! Please leave a review on the podcast. Join us on social media: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhim…
 
What is grace, and what role does it play in our lives? This week’s guest, Dr. Brad Wilcox, answers these and other questions as he likens grace to a scholarship--it is a gift that keeps on giving if we use and accept it. Hank, John, and Brad discuss how to deal with the Ezra Booths of our day, making it ‘us against the adversary,’ rather than ‘us …
 
Four-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson. Great to share with family and friends! Please leave a review on the podcast. Join us on social media: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhim…
 
Have you ever felt pressure to raise righteous children? Or felt inadequate as you try to do so? Dr. Robert Line continues and touches on the importance of parents teaching their children to understand the gospel. He reminds us of the fallibility of the church and its leaders and that God speaks to us through the small and simple things, once again…
 
What is the Book of Commandments, and how does it compare to our current Doctrine and Covenants? Who was William McLellin, and what were his struggles with Church leadership? Join Dr. Robert Line as he expounds on these questions while reminding us of the eternally forgiving nature of God. The early Saints made mistakes, and so do we, but the power…
 
Four-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson. Great to share with family and friends! Please leave a review on the podcast. Join us on social media: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhim…
 
We continue with Brother S. Michael Wilcox as he uses Russian literature to expound on the power of Doctrine and Covenants 65. What does giving someone an onion have to do with being invited to the long-awaited marriage feast? As they transition to Section 66, they focus on the importance of bearing testimony--of first believing and acting on that …
 
Have you ever struggled with forgiving others or forgiving yourself? Do you ever doubt if you can truly be forgiven? Join Hank, John, and Brother S. Michael Wilcox as they delve into Doctrine and Covenants 64 and discuss forgiveness. What did the Lord have to say about forgiveness and mercy to the early saints? Brother Wilcox teaches that a key to …
 
Four-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson. Great to share with family and friends! Please leave a review on the podcast. Join us on social media: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhim…
 
What does it mean, “This is a day of warning and not a day of many words?” How do we learn from the early Saints and choose the Kingdom of God? We continue with Dr. Wilson and learn how spiritual 72-hour kits are more critical than temporal ones to prepare the world for the Second Coming. Join us for Part II of Section 63 of the Doctrine and Covena…
 
The Lord judges not by appearance, but by potential. This is true for Missouri and Zion as well. Dr. Lynne Wilson teaches how our observance of the Sabbath is important for not only building Zion but for our preparations for the Second Coming. The Saints (and us) in Kirtland and Missouri are taught by the Lord how to prepare for the Temple, Zion, a…
 
Three-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson. Great to share with family and friends! Please leave a review on the podcast. Join us on social media: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhi…
 
Dr. Dirkmaat continues teaching that as the difficulties persist and that the Lord commands the Saints to “be of good cheer,” and reminds us that the Savior is “in [our] midst.” We discuss where much anti-LDS literature has been discredited. Dr. Dirkmaat shares dynamic and compelling personal stories that will endow listeners with power because of …
 
Have you ever felt that your efforts fall short? Dr. Gerrit Dirkmaat returns and teaches how the elders are called to travel from Kirtland to Jackson County, Missouri, and, “Preach by the way.” In their month-long travels, some work harder than others and the Lord addresses this and us and encourages us to remember that our testimony of the gospel …
 
Four-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson. Great to share with family and friends! Please leave a review on the podcast. Join us on social media: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhim…
 
Dr. Alexander Baugh continues our discussion about the cultural disparity between the Saints and the local population in Missouri as we discuss Doctrine and Covenants 58-59. The Lord is gathering Saints from the United States, Canada, and England to create an organization that will have Saints in every corner of the world. The Lord is calling them …
 
What happens to the Saints as they arrive in Missouri and expect Zion? Do we come to Zion or build it? Dr. Alexander Baugh is the consummate Missouri historian and helps set the stage for the Saints’ arrival and eventual expulsion from the state. This episode will remind us what the Lord teaches us when our expectations don’t meet reality and what …
 
Five-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson. Great to share with family and friends! Please leave a review on the podcast. Join us on social media: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhim…
 
In Part II we continue to discuss the power of covenants and the Law of Consecration. Dr. Heward also teaches us how Joseph Smith and Edward Partridge argue but resolve their differences and Ezra Booth leaves the Church due to being offended on behalf of someone else. Learn how to become a wise steward, grow the cause of Zion, and to forgive with t…
 
Are members required to live the Law of Consecration now? Dr. Maclane Heward joins John and Hank to discuss righteous stewardship, Zion, and how our covenants prepare us to meet the Savior. You will learn to love Edward and Lydia Partridge as much as Hank and Dr. Heward after listening to this episode. Also, we learn about Lucy Mack Smith as a powe…
 
Five-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson. Great to share with family and friends! Please leave a review on the podcast. Join us on social media: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhim…
 
We return with Dr. Anderson to discuss whether spiritual manifestations are real, a product of emotion, or even hypocritical. We learn how the Lord is teaching the Saints line by line, as they encounter challenges and growing pains. Show notes: https://followhim.co/episodes YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannel Instagram: http…
 
What happens when new members come from different faith backgrounds? Dr. Lili de Hoyos Anderson joins us to discuss how the Lord, through Joseph Smith revealed the truth about eternal marriage, the Second Coming, and other doctrines as the Saints question their previous belief systems. You’ll love Dr. Anderson’s practical marriage advice, learning …
 
Five-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson. Great to share with family and friends! Please leave a review on the podcast. Join us on social media: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhim…
 
We return to discuss why spiritual gifts are given to every person, regardless of Church membership. And our valiant heroes (men and women) wonder if shaking, rolling, and other dramatic acts are from God. We discuss how God blesses us to rise to the challenges placed before us, and Dr. Bartholomew shares a powerful testimony of his love of the Gos…
 
Have you ever felt everything you tried was going wrong? In these sections of the Doctrine and Covenants, the Fantastic Four (Parley, Ziba, Oliver, and Peter) are called on a mission that may have seemed like a failure but was instrumental in creating a worldwide church. Join Hank and John with Dr. Ron Bartholomew as they discuss how the Church is …
 
Five-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson. Great to share with family and friends! Join us on social media! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast…
 
Will the Lord come like a “woman in travail” or a “thief in the night?” Dr. Brent Top continues his discussion of the signs of the times and teaches how the Lord encourages us four times more than warnings. Join John, Hank, and Dr. Top for Part II as they discuss how our relationship to the Lord is what we should focus on and then we will be in a p…
 
Does opposition lead to more revelation? (Hint: Yes!). The Saints move to the Ohio and experience opposition, false reports, and hardships. Dr. Brent Top discusses how the parallels the opposition the Saints are experiencing parallel the Last Days. Dr. Top reminds listeners that the Saints should rejoice because the Lord's promises are listed four …
 
Five-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson. Great to share with your family and friends! Join us on social media! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast…
 
Why did the Lord repeat the Ten Commandments in these Sections? Have we been commanded to keep the Law of Consecration, just as these Saints in Ohio? John and Hank continue with Dr. Gardner to teach about work, love, consecration, grief, humor, temple worship, and testimony. Her testimony is brilliant, vigorous, and persuasive. Learn why Dr. Gardne…
 
Do you know how many revelations (now Sections of the Doctrine and Covenants) were revealed in Ohio? (HINT: IT is more than 64). Join John and Hank with Dr. Barbara Gardner Gardner as we learn along with the early Saints how the Lord was planning to build His Kingdom on the Earth by teaching His Saints to be teachers, priests, and priestesses that …
 
Five-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson. Great to share with your family and friends! Join us on social media! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast…
 
In Part II, John Bytheway asks us if we have ever had the nightmare where we wake up rich. The Saints, as they move to "the Ohio," are called to be separate, like leaving Babylon, and many Saints leave farms and, more importantly, family members. They build a thriving area for Saints, including a temple, in five short years, and we learn to follow …
 
Imagine growing up hearing the stories of Emma Hale Smith, Phoebe Carter, the Whitmers, Brigham Young, and Brother Joseph. This week’s guest, Dr. Susan Easton Black, didn’t grow up hearing fairy tales but true stories of bravery, faithfulness, betrayal, and courage. Dr. Black teaches us how the Lord taught His People that Zion and the Church were m…
 
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