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Day 20 | Made for Man

October 18, 2015 / 0 comments

Gustave Doré, Disciples Plucking Corn on the Sabbath, [Public domain] via Project Gutenberg. DAILY READING Mark 2:23-28 Luke 6:1-11 John 9 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ On any given Sabbath day, how can we know whether we are keeping it holy? Why would Jesus instruct those whom he healed not to tell others…

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Day 21 | The Grandeur of God

October 18, 2015 / 0 comments

Heinrich Hofman, Detail from Christ with Rich Young Ruler, Riverside Church in New York, [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons. DAILY READING There is no scripture reading assigned today. Use this day to catch up as needed and ponder the supplemental reading. For Younger Disciples SUPPLEMENTAL READING Jesus did not come to improve God’s view of…

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Day 22 | Blessed Are Ye

September 24, 2015 / 0 comments

Henrik Olrik, Sankt Matthaeus Kirke Copenhagen altarpiece, (Public domain), via Wikimedia Commons. DAILY READING Matthew 5:1-20 3 Nephi 12:1-20 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ Why must we be reconciled to our brother or sister before we can come unto Christ with “full purpose of heart”? How can conversion (and re-conversion) to Christ bring newness…

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Day 23 | I Have Chosen

September 24, 2015 / 0 comments

James Tissot, The Sermon of the Beatitudes, Brooklyn Museum, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons DAILY READING Matthew 5:21-48 3 Nephi 12:21-48 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ Do Christ’s admonitions sound unreasonable? Why is it important to control one’s thoughts as well as one’s deeds? What, practically, does it mean to turn the other…

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Day 24 | Your Heart Be Also

September 24, 2015 / 0 comments

Carl Heinrich Bloch, Sermon on the Mount, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. DAILY READING Matthew 6 JST-Matthew 6:25-27 3 Nephi 13 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ Do you try to ensure that your good deeds remain confidential? When you freely forgive, how does it make you more godlike? Where is your treasure? SUPPLEMENTAL READING…

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Day 25 | What Judgment

September 24, 2015 / 0 comments

Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. DAILY READING Matthew 7:1-14 JS-Matthew 7:4–17 Luke 6:37-42 3 Nephi 14:1-14 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ Which is worse, to judge yourself or others unrighteously? Which is harder for you to refrain from doing? Is there a…

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Day 26 | By Their Fruits

September 24, 2015 / 0 comments

James Tissot, Curses against the Pharisees, [Public domain], Brooklyn Museum. DAILY READING Matthew 7:15-29 Luke 6:43-49 3 Nephi 14:15-27 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ What are motes and beams? What kinds of good fruit does the Lord expect you to bring forth? Why is the Golden Rule at the heart of all true…

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Day 27 | I Say Unto Thee, Arise

September 24, 2015 / 0 comments

J. Kirk Richards, The Paralytic, Used with artist’s permission. DAILY READING Matthew 8:1-22 Luke 5:12-26, 7:1-18, 36-50 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ What would you like to be healed of? Is any mortal ever fully worthy to ask for help from God? Why do we do it anyway? Why are some sick people…

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Day 28 | Alpha and Omega

September 24, 2015 / 0 comments

Paolo Veronese, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, [Public domain], via Wikipaintings. DAILY READING There is no scripture reading assigned today. Use this day to catch up as needed and ponder the supplemental reading. For Younger Disciples SUPPLEMENTAL READING I Am Alpha and Omega These letters from the Greek suggest the universal role of Jesus…

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Day 29 | It Is I, Be Not Afraid

August 31, 2015 / 0 comments

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Christ in the Storm, {Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. DAILY READING Matthew 8:23-34 Mark 4:35-41, 5:1-20 Luke 8:19-39 John 6:15-21 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ Are there people among us today with unclean spirits? How can they be cleansed? Why did the local people ask Jesus to “depart out…

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Day 30 | Else the Bottles Break

August 31, 2015 / 0 comments

James Tissot, The Woman with an Issue of Blood, Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription. DAILY READING Matthew 9:1-17 Mark 2:1-22 Luke 5:27-39 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ Are you a true disciple of Christ? What evidence is there to prove it? How can the gospel message sometimes be divisive, even though Jesus…

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Day 31 | Only Believe

August 31, 2015 / 0 comments

Paaolo Veronese, Raising of the Daughter of Jairus, [CC-BY-SA-3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. DAILY READING Matthew 9:18-38 JST-Matthew 9:18–21 Mark 5:21-43 Luke 8:40-56 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ What actions of faith did the father of the child and the woman who had the issue of blood show? Would the seriousness of the…

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Day 32 | He Gave Them Power

August 31, 2015 / 0 comments

James Tissot, Jesus Discourses with His Disciples, Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription. DAILY READING Matthew 10:1-4 Mark 3:13-21 Luke 6:12-36 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ What qualifications must an apostle of Jesus Christ have? What do apostles do? How do you deal with rejection? What is it about true charity that draws…

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Day 33 | They Went Out

August 31, 2015 / 0 comments

James Tissot, The Last Sermon of Our Lord, Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription. DAILY READING Matthew 10:5-42 Mark 6:1-13 Luke 9:1-6 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ How would you feel if Jesus sent you on a full-time mission, without purse or scrip? Jesus said you would find your life by losing it….

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Day 34 | More Than a Prophet

August 31, 2015 / 0 comments

Henrik Olrik, Sankt Matthaeus Kirke Copenhagen altarpiece, (Public domain), via Wikimedia Commons. DAILY READING Matthew 11 JST-Matthew 11:13–15 Luke 7:19-35 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ Are the behavioral expectations applied to prophets different from those for regular people? Should they be? Why does the work of John the Baptist matter in your personal spiritual journey?…

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Day 35 | Give Me All

August 31, 2015 / 0 comments

Rafael Sanzio de Urbino, Christ’s Charge to Peter, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. DAILY READING There is no scripture reading assigned today. Use this day to catch up as needed and ponder the supplemental reading. For Younger Disciples SUPPLEMENTAL READING The ordinary idea which we all have before we become Christians is this. We take…

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Day 36 | I Will Have Mercy

July 7, 2015 / 0 comments

James Tissot, The Man with the Withered Hand, Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription. DAILY READING Matthew 12 JST-Matthew 12:37–38 Mark 3:1-12, 3:22-35 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ Did Jesus ever seem angry with the Pharisees who harassed Him? What can you learn from that? Did Jesus ever refuse to heal the sick?…

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Day 37 | The Sower Soweth

July 7, 2015 / 0 comments

Vincent van Gogh, The Sower, Kröller-Müller Museum, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. DAILY READING Matthew 13:1-23 Mark 4:1-20 Luke 8:1-15 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ When did you last weed and prepare the garden of your heart? Why are there so many parables in the Bible, but none in the Book of Mormon?…

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Day 38 | Kingdom of Heaven

July 7, 2015 / 0 comments

James Tissot, The Enemy Who Sows, Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription. DAILY READING Matthew 13:24-58 JST-Matthew 13:39–44 Mark 4:21-34 Luke 8:16-18 D&C 86:1-7 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ Why is teaching through parables so effective? Are the “things which have been kept secret” revealed to you in them? How can you gain…

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Day 39 | A Just Man

July 7, 2015 / 0 comments

Michelangelo Caravaggio, Beheading of St John the Baptist, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons DAILY READING Matthew 14:1-13 Mark 6:14-32 Luke 9:7-10 For Younger Disciples CONSIDER AS YOU READ Why did John’s disciples continue to follow him, long after Jesus’ ministry had begun? After a tragedy such as losing a loved one, can we, like Christ,…

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