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Welcome to Meridian Magazine’s podcast which focuses on the New Testament, the life and mission of Jesus Christ, and the Come Follow Me curriculum. Week by week, each of the podcasts will be listed here with the latest appearing at the top. You can click on the title or the photo to be led to the 30-minute podcast. We have created these so you can listen to lessons either with the scriptures before you, or in the busy hours of your life while you are doing other things. A link is included below each podcast image to see the scriptures and quotes we have referenced. You can also find the podcast on the following platforms (click on the platform of your choice):

Maurine and Scot Proctor have spent extensive time in the Holy Land, researching the life of Christ. They have taught the New Testament in the Institute program for many years and have written books and numerous articles on the life of the Savior.

Join our study group and let’s delve into the scriptures in a way that is inspiring, expanding and joyful.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #34 “Ye Are the Body of Christ”, 1 Corinthians 8-13

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

This week’s readings include some of the most important teachings in all the scriptures. You’re familiar with them: Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I AM NOTHING. We’re excited to explore this most coveted gift from the heavens today.

Come Follow Me Podcast #33 “Be Perfectly Joined Together”, 1 Corinthians 1-7

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Corinth was the powerful, bustling, and wicked trade center of the Roman province of Achaia. When Paul wrote what we call 1 Corinthians, to the members there, it wasn’t his first letter to them. That one is lost to us in time, but this second letter, that we call first, was motivated in part, by the concerns of a woman named Chloe and her household, who had written him. We’ll tell you why.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #32 “Overcome Evil with Good” Romans 7-16

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

The Apostle Paul begins in this week’s readings with a bulls-eye on the struggles we have in this mortal experience and then tells us how to free ourselves from this bondage.

Come Follow Me Podcast #31 “The Power of God Unto Salvation” Romans 1-6

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

The book of Romans has some scriptures that are so familiar to us like “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ” (Romans 1:16), and at the same time, we may sometimes find it hard to understand what Paul is saying beyond those scriptures we know well. Even Peter described Paul’s writing as “things hard to be understood” (2 Peter 3:16) Let’s dive in and see if we can unwind some of the mystery.

Come Follow Me Podcast #30 “A Minister and a Witness” Acts 22-28

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Ananias of Damascus received a commission from the Lord Himself to go and give Saul of Taursus a blessing. He understandably questioned the Lord about Saul because of his reputation of doing the Saints harm wherever he went. The Lord said to Ananias: “Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel…” (Acts 9:15) In this week’s lesson we find this prophecy of bearing witness of the Lord before Kings already being fulfilled. Paul’s testimony would reverberate throughout the world.

Come Follow Me #29 “The Lord Had Called Us for to Preach the Gospel” Acts 16-21

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Why does Joseph Smith directly compare himself to Paul? What did he see in Paul’s experience that made him feel that the two held so much in common?

Come, Follow Me Podcast #28: “The Word of God Grew and Multiplied” Acts 10-15

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Preaching the gospel had been restricted during Christ’s ministry, with few exceptions, to the House and children of Israel. In a series of days on the beautiful coast of the Mediterranean Sea—all that would change. It reminds us of a very special day in June of 1978—a day never to be forgotten. What we’re going to see in this week’s lesson is a series of amazing heavenly manifestations—but just as importantly—we’re going to see the precise timing of the Lord. 

Come, Follow Me Podcast #27 “What Wilt Thou Have Me Do?” Acts 6-9

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

What is this surprise in the nature of Paul that he can go from “breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of Christ” one day and be a submissive disciple of Christ the next? Of course, he had this stupendous vision on the road to Damascus, but is there something more we can learn about the life of Paul, itself, that can give us cues to his energy and passion?

Come Follow Me Podcast #26—“Ye Shall Be Witnesses unto Me”, Acts 1-5

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

For many people, one of the most enigmatic and mysterious parts of the life of Christ, comes after His resurrection when He spent forty days teaching the Apostles. What was the instruction that He gave them and is there some way to learn more? Do any sources give us a window into that teaching?

Come Follow Me Podcast #25 “He is Risen” Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20-21

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

We’ve all been studying the life and mortal mission of Jesus Christ for the past six months. Don’t you agree that you feel closer to the Savior now than you did at the beginning of your studies? This week’s lesson has some surprises and is the culmination of the Savior’s perfect ministry. How would you have felt if you had come to the tomb early that Sunday morning after your own pain and sorrow at the loss of Jesus—and you looked in only to find it empty?

Come Follow Me—Podcast #24 “It is Finished” Matthew 27; Mark 15: Luke 23; John 19

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

As Jesus finished the agony of the atonement in the Garden of Gethsemane, perhaps He could already see the string of torchlights coming up the mount, a multitude of armed soldiers, from the High Priest, led by Judas, intent on arresting Jesus. How heartbreaking to be betrayed by a kiss from a friend. If ever we have felt betrayed we can know that Jesus has been there before us.

Come Follow Me Podcast #23 “Not as I Will, but as Thou Wilt”; Matthew 26; Mark 14; Luke 22; John 18

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said, “That first Easter sequence of Atonement and Resurrection constitutes the most consequential moment, the most generous gift, the most excruciating pain, and the most majestic manifestation of pure love ever to be demonstrated in the history of this world.” In this week’s podcast episode, we explore those sacred moments in Gethsemane when Jesus Christ wrought the mighty atonement for us all.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #22 “Continue Ye in My Love”, John 13-17

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Did you know that the preparation for the Last Supper began with a miracle? It’s subtle, and most readers of the account will not see it—but when you understand the culture and the setting of the time, it’s obvious and it’s amazing. This week’s podcast explores the setting and doctrine of the Last Supper.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #21 “The Son of Man Shall Come”, Joseph Smith-Matthew 1, Matthew 25; Mark 12-13; Luke 21

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Do we have any precedent in the Gospel or in history where a people were preparing for the coming of the Lord; they knew He was coming; they knew where He was coming; they even prepared a place for Him to come—and then He came? Of course we see this in the Book of Mormon—but is the same pattern happening in our time? We’re going to explore this question in this podcast.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #20, “Behold, thy King Cometh”, Matthew 21-23, Mark 11, Luke 19, 20; John 12

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Jesus once told Mary at Cana that “Mine hour hath not yet come,” but now as we start this lesson that has changed as we take you to the beginning of the last week of His mortal life. Now he will say, “Mine hour hath come,” a statement that will break His followers hearts and have implications for every one of us.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #19, “What Lack I Yet?”, Matthew 19-20; Mark 10; Luke 18

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Many questions were posed to the Savior during His mortal ministry. If you had the chance to ask Him one question, in person, what would that question be? In this week’s lesson we have a very powerful question asked of the Lord face to face in his ministry and it’s worth all of us pondering about this specific question.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #18, “Rejoice with Me for I Have Found My Sheep Which Was Lost”, Luke 12-17, John 11

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Have you ever given a party, invited many people, and no one came? In this week’s chapters, we’ll explore a parable about a great feast and how, when invited, many people found shoddy excuses not to attend. As we hear this story, it seems so strange that anyone would find any reason to miss a marvelous feast put on by the Lord, but he is talking to us. Are we, knowingly or unknowingly, rejecting wonderful invitations that the Lord offers?

Come, Follow Me Podcast #17, “I am the Good Shepherd”, John 7-10

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Have you ever wondered why John the Beloved included the story of the woman taken in adultery in his record? Surely he had hundreds of stories he could have chosen to complete his testimony—why this particular story? We’re going to explore at least three things about this tender encounter that you may have never seen before.

Come Follow Me Podcast #16 — “What Shall I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?”, Matthew 18; Luke 10

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

The Lord often requires us to do things that we think sound impossible. Forgive seventy times seven? This does not mean 490 times, but boundless forgiveness, that we travel with forgiveness for those who have wronged us. Forgiveness is not always easy, especially when we have been deeply hurt or wronged, but the Lord’s command to forgive is one that can free and heal our hearts and cultivate boundless love for our neighbors.

Come Follow Me Podcast #15—Easter: “O Grave, Where is Thy Victory?”

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

We love Easter as the most important celebration of the year because it is Jesus Christ’s atonement and resurrection that answers every uncertainty, loosens every bond and supplies every hope for our mortal experience. More people saw the resurrected Jesus than we sometimes realize, including John Murdock, an early convert to The Church of Jesus Christ in Kirtland. He described what Jesus looked like in detail and then said this, “It left on my mind the impression of love, for months, that I never felt before to that degree.”

Come Follow Me Podcast #14–“Thou Art the Christ”, Matthew 16-17; Mark 8-9; Luke 9

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

In Jesus’s teachings, the land of Israel itself becomes his visual aid. That is nowhere more evident than in the teachings he gives in Caesarea Philippi about the rock on which His Church will be built. Learn about that this week as well as the profound answer the Pharisees got who were seeking a sign.

Come Follow Me Podcast #13 “Be Not Afraid”, Matthew 14, 15; Mark 6,7; John 5,6

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Not all of the moments and sayings in the life of Jesus can be read as a sequence of events. We have stories and sayings that we can’t always connect. But in today’s study we can see things in sequence, which adds meaning to the story. This includes the feeding of the 5,000, the rescue of the apostles while they are struggling against great winds on the Sea of Galilee, and the Bread of Life speech which motivated many of Jesus’s followers to desert Him.

Come Follow Me –Podcast 12–“Who Hath Ears to Hear, Let Him Hear”, Matthew 13: Luke 8: 13

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Jesus taught in parables both to reveal and conceal truths. There is more in even apparently simple statements than immediately meets the eye in what Jesus taught. What for instance does it mean, “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father”?

Come Follow Me Podcast #11—“These Twelve Jesus Sent Forth”, Matthew 10-12; Mark 2; Luke 7;11

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

This episode of the Come Follow Me podcast relates many stories that you probably haven’t heard into the calling of an apostle and what today’s apostles say about their own special witness of Jesus Christ. You will also come to know, by tradition, how each of the Twelve that Christ called eventually died.

Come Follow Me Podcast #10—“Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole”, Mark 2-5, Matthew 8,9

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As mortals we are on a journey to move from being broken to healed, and it is the Lord who is our attending physician. The stories in the New Testament are not only about the halt, the blind, and the person afflicted with leprosy. They are about us, and our universal need for his healing touch.

Come Follow Me Podcast #9 “He Taught Them as One Having Authority”, Matthew 6-7

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How can we become better at praying? It is a question that most of us ask ourselves as serious disciples of Jesus Christ. In these chapters from the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord Himself teaches us how to pray. If the Lord says this is how we should pray, then, there is something deep to learn.

Other interesting questions arise in these chapters. What does it mean to judge not? How can I beware of false prophets without making judgment calls? And what is my duty to forgive others? These are meaty question to discuss, so come join us for this 30-minute podcast by Scot and Maurine Proctor.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #8 “Blessed are Ye”, Matthew 5, Luke 6

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The Sermon on the Mount was called by President Joseph Fielding Smith, “The greatest sermon that was ever preached, so far as we know,” and President Harold B. Lee called it “the constitution for a perfect life”. In this 30-minute podcast, Scot and Maurine Proctor explore the rich meanings behind the Sermon on the Mount that invite us to change the entire way we consider life.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #7 “Ye Must Be Born Again”, John 2-4

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John’s gospel is so beautifully structured to reveal eternal truths to his audience who are Church members. One story reinforces and points back or forward to the next. For instance, both the wedding at Cana and the visit to Nicodemus at night are teaching the same thing—an idea the casual reader might miss.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #6 “The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me”, Matthew 4; Luke 4-5

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Jesus goes into the wilderness, fasting for 40 days, to commune with his Father, and then when he is famished, Satan comes upon him with temptation. As the arch liar who has eons of practice, he uses types of temptations on the Savior, which he also uses on all of us. What these are and how the Savior resists him is a profound teaching for us all.

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Come Follow Me Podcast #5 “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”, Matthew 3, Mark 1, Luke 3

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This 30-minute podcast by Scot and Maurine Proctor speaks of John, the baptism of Jesus, and a remarkable image of the atonement that few of us know about, but is here in plain language in the JST. Study with us this week and tell your friends.

Come, Follow Me – Podcast 4- “We Have Found the Messiah”- John 1

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Today’s lesson is on John 1, the last of the four gospels to be written, and one that is crafted directly for members of the ancient church. 

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Come Follow Me Podcast 3 January 14-20 “We Have Come to Worship Him” — Luke 2, Matthew 2

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The chapters in this week’s podcast are familiar to us because we have recited them so many times at Christmas. The surprise is that there are hidden gems and ideas in these chapters we might not have seen before. The Joseph Smith Translation (JST) also adds new dimensions to the old story we love so well.

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Come Follow Me Podcast 2 January 7 – 13 “Be It unto Me according to Thy Word” — Matthew 1; Luke 1

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The podcast explores Matthew’s often hidden meaning in beginning with the genealogy, as well as the audiences each gospel writer was addressing. We will look at implications of being barren in that time, the identity and stewardship of Gabriel, as well as details of the story that are significant and often missed. It is just fun exploring these important stories together.  Come study with us!

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Come Follow Me Podcast December 31 – January 6: We are Responsible for our Own Learning

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Joshua said, “Choose you this day whom ye will serve; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” In this podcast we explore how to make that choice and explore what the scriptures say about the rewards of feasting on them.

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