Jesus Heals the Woman with an Issue of Blood

A woman touched Jesus by the garment and was immediately healed. Jesus noticed something important happened and beckoned the healed person to come forward. The miracle was then made known. This testifies to the power of faith in Jesus Christ. Mark 5 25:34 25. And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve […]

Jesus Heals a Man on the Sabbath

Here is the story of Jesus healing a man at the Pool of Bethesda. The man was infirm over something of his own doing. And Jesus healed him on the Sabbath. The timing being on the sabbath caused an uproar among the pharisees. The fact that the man was infirm over something of his own […]

Jesus Heals the Man with a Palsy

In the book Jesus the Christ, James Talmage defines a palsy as follows: “PALSY – a species of paralysis which deprived the subject of the power of voluntary motion and usually of speech.” Jesus healed such a man. Luke 5 : 18-26 KJV 18. And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was […]

Jesus Heals a Leper

While the story of Jesus healing a leper seems very simple, there was a lot more to its significance than you may think. Please read the account which only takes four verses in the Book of Matthew. The same account is further expounded upon by Mark with more detail. After reading these two accounts, then […]

Jesus Turns Water into Wine

This miracle is considered the beginning of miracles he did openly which manifested his glory. The miracle was done at the request of his mother. John 2 : 1-11 KJV 1. And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2. And both Jesus was […]

The Wise Men from the East

The visit from the Magi is the last portion of the scriptural account of the birth of Jesus whom we know as Jesus the Christ prior to the family flight into Egypt. The book The Life of Christ by Frederic Farrar is probably the most complete record known of just what happened as taken from […]

The Rejoicings of Anna and Simeon

It was 40 days after the birth of Jesus that he was presented to the Lord at the Temple. At the offering Joseph and Mary were to sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons. And then, being spotted by two distinct […]

The Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem

Now we return from the account of Matthew to the account of Luke who gave greater detail on the night of the birth of Jesus to include the account of the shepherds. About the location where Jesus was born – Frederick Farrar – 1874 In Palestine, it not unfrequently happens that the entire khan, or […]

The Angel of the Lord Visits Joseph in a Dream

Now we switch from the account in the Book of Luke to the Book of Matthew in Chapter 1. Here we learn that what appears to be after Mary returns from visiting her cousin Elisabeth, Joseph learns that Mary (his betrothed soon to be wife) is pregnant and understandably upset about it. He intends to […]

Mary Visits Elisabeth – John the Baptist is Born

The Angel Gabriel has just visited Mary and proclaimed to her that she shall be the mother of the Son of God. Now she goes to visit her cousin Elisabeth, the expectant mother to John the Baptist. Marvelous prophesies are shared among the women. John is born and is raised in the desert. Luke 1 […]

The Angel Gabriel Visits Mary

We continue the story of the birth of Jesus already having covered the Gabriel visited Zacharias in the temple to proclaim the coming of their son who would become John the Baptist. We continue with Luke Chapter 1 using the King James Version of the Bible. Luke 1 : 26-38 26. And in the sixth […]

The Angel Gabriel Visits Zacharias

In covering the birth of Jesus Christ, I start here with Zacharias and Elisabeth who shall give birth to the cousin of Jesus. His name will be John – usually referred to as John the Baptist. To retell the account of the Birth of Christ, I shall begin with the birth of John the Baptist […]

The Purifying Power of Gethsemane

As a young man growing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I was always impressed with Bruce R. McConkie who was serving as a member in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He had written books which I read and often referenced. My favorite book that I read from him was […]

The Plan of Redemption according to King Benjamin

We only get a limited amount of information about King Benjamin in the Book of Mormon; the first five chapters of the Book of Mosiah are about him addressing the people as he passed the mantle of the kingship of Zarahemla to his son Mosiah. He begins this portion of his sermon by telling the […]

The Plan of Redemption According to Lehi

The Book of Mormon has more than one beautiful sermon on the Plan of Redemption, also known as the Plan of Salvation, the Purpose of Life, or the Great Eternal Plan. This plan gives us insight on the need for a Savior, who throughout time was known as the Messiah or Jehovah. Isaiah gives us […]