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Welcome to Meridian Magazine’s podcast which focuses the Come, Follow Me curriculum and this year’s study of the Doctrine and Covenants. 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):

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Come, Follow Me Podcast #26: “Scriptures are Worth…the Riches of the Whole Earth”, Doctrine and Covenants 67-70

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

It was November 1831, and Joseph Smith and others have convened a conference where the major task was to publish the revelations that had come to Joseph Smith in a new book of scripture. Joseph Smith, of course, had published the Book of Mormon, but publishing his own revelations as scripture? This is new territory.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #25: “The Lord Requireth the Heart and a Willing Mind”, Doctrine & Covenants 64-66

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

We all carry heavy burdens in our hearts if we don’t forgive one another, burdens that we do not need to carry; burdens that the Lord is willing to carry if we will but give them to Him. This will bless our lives immeasurably.

Come Follow Me Podcast #24: “That Which Cometh from Above is Sacred”, Doctrine and Covenants 63

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Why is it that a sign from the Lord does not necessarily convince people to join the Church? In fact, could it be true that a sign may not even bolster faith that much? Could it actually be, instead, that a faith based on signs alone may be a weak one? We’ll explore this apparent contradiction today.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #23: “All Flesh is in Mine Hand”, Doctrine and Covenants 60-62

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

The Lord is trying to create a Zion society, His covenant people—those who will follow him at all hazards, at all costs. These are those who will “Let God Prevail” in their lives. Those who would be a Zion people are those who hold fast to the word of God and these are “they that are wise and have received the truth, and have taken the Holy Spirit for their guide.”

Come Follow Me Podcast #22: “Anxiously Engaged in a Good Cause”, Doctrine and Covenants 58-59

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Can you imagine living in a world where people did not hurt each other or become angry or divided? Can you imagine families with total harmony and marriages with no contention? Can you imagine a place so pure that God could be there? It may sound too good to imagine, but that is the Zion that the Lord envisions for us and that’s what we hope to build.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #21: “A Faithful, a Just, and a Wise Servant”, Doctrine and Covenants 51-57

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

In these sections we’ve read this week, it’s clear that the Lord entrusts individuals with specific stewardships and it’s not always just land. It can be a mission to perform, books to write, places to go, people to teach, an assignment to fulfill—but these are all sacred stewardships, given by the Lord with the expectation that we will fulfill them faithfully and wholeheartedly.

Come Follow Me Podcast #20: “That Which is of God is Light”, Doctrine and Covenants 49-50

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

When you read Doctrine and Covenants Sections 49 and 50, it helps to have the rest of the story. Why should you care about Leman Copley or the Shakers and what’s this talk about false spirits? We will have some fun and give you the context today.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #19: “Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts”, Doctrine and Covenants 46-48

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

“We must remember that to every man [or woman] is given a gift by the Spirit of God. It is our right and responsibility to accept our gifts and to share them. God’s gifts and powers are available to all of us.” Each of us has at least one spiritual gift. Some people have many, but the Prophet Joseph Smith had them all. We will learn about them today.

Come Follow Me Podcast #18: “The Promises…Shall Be Fulfilled”, Doctrine and Covenants 45

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

The Second Coming is a topic of endless interest to us, especially in light of the worldwide pandemic we are still battling and the social unrest that is truly troubling. The prophet has spoken often of preparing for the Second Coming of the Lord, so let’s turn to Section 45 to learn about this transcendent event and the harrowing events that precede it.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #17: “My Law to Govern My Church”, Doctrine and Covenants 41-44

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

We live in a time when the Church of Jesus Christ has been well established and we are used to talking in terms of large numbers, but in the era we are talking about today, none of these things were yet a reality. When Joseph and Emma arrived in Kirtland, Ohio in February, 1831, the successful missionary efforts of Parley P. Pratt and his companions had just doubled the entire membership of the Church to about 250 people!

Come Follow Me Podcast #16: “If Ye are not One Ye are Not Mine”, Doctrine and Covenants 37-40

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Robert Matthews said, “Many have supposed that the translation of the Bible [what we call the JST] was only a sideline, a matter of personal, but passing interest to the Prophet Joseph.” We agree that too many misunderstand the importance of this work. How many in the Church understand what the JST is or use it regularly?

Come, Follow Me Podcast #15: “You Are Called to Preach My Gospel”, Doctrine and Covenants 30-36

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Parley Parker Pratt was 16 months younger than the Prophet Joseph and he was born about 140 miles east of Palmyra, New York. Parley was born curious about religion, asking his father about the ordinances of the Lord’s ancient church from when he was 18. Parley would not rest until he could discover the right path to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Come Follow Me: A Special Easter Podcast

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.” There is much to study as we consider this sacred topic.

Come Follow Me Podcast #13: “Jesus Christ Will Gather His People” — Doctrine and Covenants 29

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

By the time Section 29 of the Doctrine and Covenants was given, the fledgling Church was just over five months old. Rumors and false claims were circulating faster than convert numbers. What a strategic time for the adversary of all righteousness to attack the young flock and scatter them as fast as he could—to try to stop this little flock from growing. But, as we have said in the past, out of small things proceedeth that which is great.

Come Follow Me Podcast #12: “All Things Must be Done in Order”, Doctrine and Covenants 27-28

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

In August of 1830, Newel Knight and his wife Sally visited Joseph and Emma in Harmony, Pennsylvania. Since neither woman had yet been confirmed, they agreed to perform the ordinance and have the sacrament together. Joseph set out to buy some wine for the occasion, when after he had traveled only a short distance, he was met by a heavenly messenger with a new instruction. The Church was rolling forth with understanding coming line upon line.

Come Follow Me Podcast #11: “Strengthen the Church”, Doctrine and Covenants 23-26

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

After the sacred gathering of nearly four dozen Saints in the Whitmer Home in Fayette, New York on Tuesday, April 6, 1830, this little, no, tiny band was given the commission to take the restored gospel of Jesus Christ to all the world. What an overwhelming task! How could so few bless so many?

Come Follow Me Podcast #10: “The Rise of the Church of Christ”, Doctrine and Covenants 20-22

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

When that group of 40 or more gathered in the 20 by 30-foot Whitmer cabin that April 6, 1830 to organize the “only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth” (Doctrine and Covenants 1:30), they could not have entirely foreseen what lay ahead for this church that would, as the prophet Daniel said, “roll forth to fill the whole earth” (See Daniel 2: 31-45), but they did know they were about a great work inspired by God Himself. Let’s take you to that scene today.

Come Follow Me Podcast #9: “The Worth of Souls is Great”, Doctrine and Covenants 18-19

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

The Doctrine and Covenants is a book full of affirmations that individuals count—that each of us is important in the sight of God. Message after message is to individuals, some we have heard of like Oliver Cowdery or Hyrum Smith, and some to less familiar people.

Come Follow Me Podcast #8: “Stand as a Witness”, Doctrine and Covenants 14-17

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

How do we know about the reality of things we cannot see? How do we know about God whose face we can’t remember? How do we develop faith in spiritual things that are real, but invisible to our eye? We begin to learn these things because of the witness of others.

Come Follow Me Podcast #7: “Upon You My Fellow Servants”, Doctrine and Covenants 12-13; JSH 1:66-75

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

The more carefully you study the translation and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, the more you are amazed at the gift and power of God that was given to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery as they translated the record. These are two very young men: Joseph is 23 and Oliver is 22 years old!

Come Follow Me #6: “That You May Come off Conqueror”, Doctrine and Covenants 10-11

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

As you read the Doctrine and Covenants, section 10 seems out of place chronologically. Since it talks about Martin Harris and the translation of the 116 pages, shouldn’t it come after Section 3? What happened? We’ll tell you today.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #5: “This is the Spirit of Revelation”, Doctrine and Covenants 6-9

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

By the end of September of 1828, the Prophet Joseph had repented of his sins in succumbing to the pressures of Martin Harris. The Angel Moroni had restored the Plates and the Urim and Thummim back to him and he was ready to begin translating again. He was promised by the angel that a scribe would be sent to assist in this work. We don’t always understand the Lord’s timing, because a scribe would not be sent for nearly seven months.

Come Follow Me Podcast #4: Doctrine and Covenants 3-5 “My Work Shall Go Forth”

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Joseph does not shy away from humbly including Section 3 in the Doctrine and Covenants, where he is severely chastened by the Lord for a failing. He could have hid it or polished it up to preserve his image, but because he is so honest, we not only get to see firsthand, the spiritual development of a prophet, but he also gives us all a deep teaching.

Come Follow Me, Podcast #3: “The Hearts of Their Children Shall Turn to Their Fathers”, Doctrine and Covenants 2, Joseph Smith History 1: 27-65

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Do we know every scripture that Moroni told Joseph Smith on his September 21 visit in 1823? Our first answer is, “They are listed right here in Joseph Smith’s history.” Yet Oliver Cowdery told us there are many more. And here’s another surprise—all but two are from the Old Testament.

Come Follow Me Podcast #2: “I Saw a Pillar of Light”, Joseph Smith History 1: 1-26

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

In every dispensation of the world a witness is called to testify to the people of that day and age that he has seen God and has talked with Him and has received instructions and guidance from Him. Faith comes and is increased by listening to and heeding the testimony of that witness. In our day, in this, the dispensation of the fulness of times, that witness is Joseph Smith.

Come, Follow Me Podcast #1: “Hearken, O Ye People”, Doctrine and Covenants 1

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

It’s hard to leave our intense Book of Mormon studies behind, but we are now given the immense privilege of studying the Doctrine and Covenants and the early history of the Church and the Restoration of God’s Kingdom here upon the earth in our day. What could be more exciting?