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September 26, 2023

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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 #33: “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 #32: “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 #30: “The Power of God Unto Salvation” Romans 1-6

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).

 

Come Follow Me Podcast #29: “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).

 

Come Follow Me Podcast #28: “The Lord Had Called Us for to Preach the Gospel” Acts 16-21

by Scot and Maurine Proctor 

It is because Paul and Joseph Smith saw a light that they are so endlessly, relentlessly and cruelly persecuted. If they had been scoundrels, if they had been tyrannical politicians, if they have been malicious, they would not have been so hated, but if you have seen a light and share that astonishing news, all the powers of hell will ring out against you in the form of earthly persecution.

 

Come Follow Me Podcast #27: “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 #26: “What Wilt Thou Have Me to 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 #25: “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 #24: “He Is Risen” Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20–21

by Scot and Maurine Proctor 

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 #23: “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. The Lord said of Judas, “Mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.” (Psalms 41:9) 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 #22 “Not as I Will, but as Thou Wilt”; Luke 22; John 18

by Scot and Maurine Proctor 

Elder Holland said, “We celebrate the gift of victory over every fall we have ever experienced, every sorrow we have ever known, every discouragement we have ever had, every fear we have ever faced—to say nothing of our resurrection from death and forgiveness for our sins. That victory is available to us because of events that transpired…nearly two millennia ago in Jerusalem.”

Come Follow Me Podcast #21: “Continue Ye in My Love” John 14–17

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

by Scot and Maurine Proctor 

We have two questions for you: 1) Which chapter in the New Testament did Joseph Smith make the most changes to? 2) 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?

Come Follow Me Podcast #19, “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 #18: “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 #17, “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 #16: “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.

Come Follow Me Podcast #15: “What Shall I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?” Matthew 18; Luke 10

by Scot and Maurine Proctor 

Forgiveness is not always easy, especially when we have been deeply hurt or wronged or if we live in a situation where we are poorly treated continually, 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 #14: “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.

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

by Scot and Maurine Proctor 

Not all of the moments and sayings in the life of Jesus can we 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 9–10; Mark 5; Luke 9

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

by Scot and Maurine Proctor 

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

by Scot and Maurine Proctor 

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.

 

Come, Follow Me Podcast #8: “Blessed Are Ye” Matthew 5; Luke 6 

by Scot and Maurine Proctor 

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 it was so important that it was given, with some changes, again to the people in the Book of Mormon when the Savior arrived. President Harold B. Lee called it, quote, “the constitution for a perfect life”.

 

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

by Scot and Maurine Proctor 

As we watch Satan tempt the Savior, we learn some things about the patterns of the temptations he makes not only to the Savior, but to all of us. He is a well-practiced tempter, and he knows the kinds of things that will bring us down. And so he practiced these tools over the centuries and we see them in full blown array right here in Matthew chapter 4.
 
 
This week’s lesson is about John the Baptist. What a radiant, powerful voice that attracted crowds to leave Jerusalem and come to the wilderness to hear him. Both John the Baptist and Joseph Smith share something, and that is that they weren’t influenced as much by the paradigms and teachings and education of their times because they were set apart. John spoke after four hundred years of silence. Joseph spoke after numerous centuries of silence.
 

Come Follow Me Podcast #4: “We Have Found the Messiah”, John 1

Two different men named John give us their testimonies of Jesus of Nazareth. How can we resist studying these eyewitness accounts from men called the Baptist and the Beloved? We’ll see one of the best missionary tools in history, an approach that can’t help but bring curiosity to the seeker of truth. Let’s study John, Chapter 1 together.

 

Come Follow Me Podcast #3: “We Have Come to Worship Him,” Luke 2; Matthew 2

We know Luke 2 and Matthew 2 really well because we talk about them so much at Christmas. But we hope today we can find some hidden gems there.

 

 

Come Follow Me Podcast #2: “Be It unto Me according to Thy Word,” Matthew 1; Luke 1

You know, it’s important that you add the Joseph Smith Translation to all of your studies in the coming year because Joseph gives us so many insights into the New Testament. And we’ll talk about them here and there, and you just need to pay attention to those. And one of the very first ones that we need to look at is just the fact that Joseph changed the name of the books—those four Gospels— that we call The Gospel According to Matthew.

 

Come Follow Me Podcast #1: “Getting Excited About the Scriptures”

by Scot and Maurine Proctor 

With this new change in the way we do things in the church, we have the chance to come home and study the scriptures on our own. I believe this is the Lord’s way of giving us His trust and saying, I know you can do this. Because sometimes we’ve been spoon fed with our spirituality.

Kit ChristensenJune 7, 2020

Hi Scot and Maurine. Love your podcasts. I'm learning and enjoying each week. Quick question for you. Are the New Testament published transcripts available for Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? I haven't been able to find them if they are. Thanks, ….. Kit

Scot ProctorJanuary 5, 2020

Each podcast has a published transcript to go with it. If you click on the podcast titles on this page, they should take you to the individual posts with the accompanying transcript. Thank you for listening!

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