Crash courses are not nearly so effective as the day-to-day reading and application of the scriptures in our lives. Become acquainted with the lessons the scriptures teach. Learn the background and setting of the Master’s parables and the prophets’ admonitions. Study them as though they were speaking to you, for such is the truth.
Scriptures are like packets of light that illuminate our minds and give place to guidance and inspiration from on high.
Together with the Bible, the Book of Mormon is an indispensable witness of the doctrines of Christ and His divinity.
I want it absolutely clear when I stand before the judgment bar of God that I declared to the world … that the Book of Mormon is true.
Scriptures of the Restoration do not compete with the Bible; they complement the Bible.
Latter-day prophets counsel us to study the scriptures every day, both individually and with our families.
The central purpose of all scripture is to fill our souls with faith in God the Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ.
I pray that we will continue to use the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ to share the gospel message with family and friends.
Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares thoughts and insights about the importance of scripture study in individual spiritual growth.
Chapter 6: “Discovering the Scriptures for Ourselves,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball
When Spencer W. Kimball was 14 years old, he heard Brigham Young’s daughter Susa Young Gates speak at a stake conference on the subject of reading the scriptures. He recalled: “She gave a rousing talk on the reading of the scriptures and making them our own; then she stopped her dissertation to ask this mixed congregation, about a thousand of us, ‘How many of you have read the Bible through?’”
If you have not already developed the habit of daily scripture study, start now and keep studying.
Robert D. Hales, “Holy Scriptures: The Power of God unto Our Salvation,” Oct. 2006 general conference
Sacred records bear testimony of the Savior and lead us to Him.
There is absolutely nothing more important we can do for our families than to strengthen them in the scriptures.
Applying five principles to your scripture study can help you not only learn more about the Savior but also become more like Him.
I have been led to a significant scripture study pattern that can help us better understand the scriptures.
Chapter 12: “Rich Treasures in the Scriptures,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff
When we search the scriptures in the same Spirit by which they were given, we gain a greater understanding of God’s will.
Learning and living by the teachings of the scriptures bring inspiration and direction to our lives.
Children have an amazing capacity to understand the principles of the gospel.
The scriptures are always there to deepen our understanding of the purpose of life and what we need to do to make life more fulfilling and rewarding. Please keep alive the practice of regular individual and companion scripture study.
Strengthen your faith by following this pattern of prayer, study, and obedience to the commandments.
Chapter 7: “The Scriptures, ‘Great Reservoirs of Spiritual Water,’” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Harold B. Lee
Great reservoirs of spiritual water, called scriptures, have been provided in this day and have been safeguarded that all might partake and be spiritually fed, and that they thirst not.
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