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The Psalms and Hymns Lead Us to Jesus Christ—Come, Follow Me Podcast #34: Psalms 49-52; 62-66; 69-72; 77-78; 85-86

by Scot and Maurine Proctor 

No matter where we are or what language is spoken, there is a unifying feeling comes from the music that is sung both outside and inside the temple and the Spirit that follows. Well, in order to understand more clearly our study of the Psalms, you have to realize the Psalms were mostly sung, and most of the time at the Temple in ancient times!

Come Follow Me Podcast #33—“God is For Me”, Psalms 1-2; 8; 19-33; 40; 46 

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Today we begin study of the largest book in the Old Testament. Surprisingly, it is Psalms with 97 pages of moving poetry that particularly explores our inner journey in seeking to find God.

Job Reaches Through the Ages to Teach Us—Come, Follow Me Podcast #32, Job 1-3; 12-14; 19; 21-24; 38-40; 42 

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Who was the greatest doctor of the Bible? Some contend it was Job, because he had a lot of ‘patience.’ But most would agree it’s Moses because he delivered all the children of Israel! All humor aside, we know that the greatest physician in the Bible is the Savior Himself—the one who can heal each of us. This week we will see some of the ways that Job reminds us of Jesus and leads us to Him.

Come Follow Me Podcast #31: A Biblical Story with Enormous and Often Unseen Consequences–Esther 

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Today we look at a Biblical book that may seem slightly out of place to the casual reader. Who is this Ahasuerus and why should we suddenly care about what is going on in Persia, when our interest has focused on Judah, Jerusalem and Israel? It is easy to have the sense that you are reading a wonderful fairy tale about a country far away. Not so.

“The Joy of the Temple and the Power of the Word”—Come, Follow Me Podcast #30: Ezra 1; 3-7; Nehemiah 2; 4-6; 8 

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

I’ve tried to contemplate the feelings of our ancient brothers and sisters in Jerusalem, who, after 371 years of having a glorious temple, watched as the temple was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar and his forces, and those who survived the destructions were taken captive to Babylon.

Come Follow Me Podcast #29—If This Battle had been Different, the World Would be Utterly Different, 2 Kings 17-25 

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Some events from the past are tipping points, that is, if they had had a different outcome than they did, our world would be utterly and completely different, maybe unrecognizable to us. The events in the scriptures we talk about today are one of those key tipping points in history where the entire future of the world hung in the balance.

Come Follow Me Podcast #28, “There is a Prophet in Israel,” — 2 Kings 2-7

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Join us with McKay Christensen as we explore the mantle being passed from Elijah to Elisha. What do we mean by a mantle in the Church? Are mantles for more than prophets and missionaries?

Come Follow Me OT Podcast 27, “When a New Prophet Arises in Israel,” — 1 Kings 17-19

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Come Follow Me OT Podcast 26, “Weeping for David,” — 2 Sam. 5-7; 11-12; 1 Kings 3; 8; 11

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Come Follow Me OT Podcast #25, “The Battle Is the Lord’s,” — 1 Samuel 8–10; 13; 15–18

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

We have with us today a special guest, Mark Matthews. Together we discuss Israel’s desire for a king and Saul’s rise to the position, and how he loses his way. We also discuss the story of David facing Goliath and how it can represent much more than we often think about.

“What Loyalty Looks like”—Come Follow Me, Podcast #24: Ruth, 1 Sam. 1-3

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Ruth is a happy interlude in these chapters. It’s not a story of a prophet, a war, or a dramatic intervention by the Lord. It’s a family story, a private story in some ways, but it’s the family story of the family of the Savior. Additionally, we discuss the story of Hannah and her faithful commitment to give up her son–the son she waited so long for–to the service of the Lord.

“For the Lord Raised Up a Deliverer”—Come, Follow Me Podcast #23, Judges 2-4; 6-8; 13-16

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

When Nephi says, “For my soul delighteth in the scriptures and my heart pondereth them…” he was talking about the Old Testament. When Ammon, Aaron, Omner and Himni converted seven cities of the Lamanites and brought untold thousands to the Savior, they were using only the Old Testament in their teaching! What a treasure we have in the Old Testament!

How We Learn to be Strong and of Good Courage–Come Follow Me Podcast #22, Joshua 1-8, 23, 24 

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Today as we study Joshua we come to a new phase of our study as God seeks out those who will be his covenant children. God has taken the children of Israel out of bondage, and borne them on eagle’s wings. They have had 40 years of wandering in the wilderness and they are now ready to enter the promised land.

“These Words Shall be in Thine Heart”–Come, Follow Me Podcast #21: Deut. 6-8; 15; 18; 20-30; 34

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Scot and Maurine Proctor are joined by Kerry Muhlestein, an Egyptologist, professor at Brigham Young University and author of many books to discuss this week’s chapters. Readers often skip Deuteronomy, but we’ll tell you why it is one of most important books in the Old Testament to understand the covenant.

“You Can Have What You Want or Something Better”–Come Follow Me Podcast #20: Num. 11-14, 20-24

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

In our lesson today, the Children of Israel are in the thick of the wilderness journey, and if hunger and thirst, were not enough to bear, now there are fiery, flying serpents to contend with, and a powerful, spiritual solution which few of the people are willing to do. Why won’t they do this simple thing? John Hilton III joins us for this discussion.

“All Things Point us to the Savior’s Atonement,”–Come Follow Me Podcast #19: Exodus 35-40; Leviticus 1

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

In a world that is steadily growing darker and more tumultuous. The Lord’s voice speaks to the tumult and says in Leviticus chapter 19 verse two, “Ye shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.” That’s quite a commandment for his Children in a fallen world. We are so delighted this week to welcome another special guest, Brother Tad R. Callister.

“What is Required to See the Face of God?”–Come Follow Me Podcast #18 — Exodus 24; 31-34

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Today we’re doing a joint podcast with Dr. Kerry Muhlestein, who also has a wonderful podcast called “The Scriptures are Real.” And we are going to continue our fascinating discussion of Exodus.

“Why The Lord Wants Us To Be a ‘Peculiar Treasure,’” Come, Follow Me Podcast #17 — Exodus 18-20

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Scot and Maurine sit down with Egyptologist, BYU professor, and scripture scholar Kerry Muhlestein to discuss the Lord’s covenant people. Why does He want them to be a “peculiar treasure”? What did that mean for the children of Israel in the shadow of Mt. Sinai and what does it mean for us today?

“God Sent His Son into the World Not to Condemn the World”–Come Follow Me, Old Testament Podcast #16

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Elder Bruce C. Hafen, former member of the Seventy and an author, joins Scot and Maurine Proctor today to look more deeply and understand with greater clarity the magnificence and personal nature of the Savior’s atonement.

When We are Up against a Red Sea—Come Follow Me Old Testament Podcast #15, Exodus 14-17 

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, well-known for his extensive commentaries on the Book of Moses and Genesis,  joins Scot and Maurine Proctor today to talk about strength or fear, firm or wavering in the face of our personal Red Seas.

How the Plagues Defied the False Gods of Egypt–Come Follow Me Old Testament Podcast #14, Exodus 7-13 

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Scot and Maurine Proctor are joined today by Daniel C. Peterson, retired professor of Islamic Studies and leader of the Middle Eastern texts project at Brigham Young University. His knowledge is vast, and this podcast sheds light on Exodus 7-13 that you may not have realized before.

Come Follow Me- Old Testament Podcast #13-God Remembers His Covenant to a Thousand Generations, Exodus 1-6

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Daniel C. Peterson, retired professor of Islamic Studies and founder and editor-in-chief of the Interpreter Foundation, and producer of the film Witnesses, joins Scot and Maurine to explore Moses’s profound encounter with the burning bush and the charge he was given to confront Pharoah with the message to “Let my people go.”

We See How the Lord Works in Joseph of Egypt’s Life–Come Follow Me–Old Testament Podcast #12, Genesis 42-50

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

When Joseph became vizier of Egypt, second only to Pharoah and wearing his ring of authority, he also got a new name that doesn’t exactly roll off our English-speaking tongues. What it lacks in clarity, it more than makes up in its meaning which is “savior of the world.”

Joseph: The Story You Know Well and May have Never Seen—Come Follow Me Old Testament Podcast #11, Genesis 37-41

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Children can tell the story of Joseph being sold into Egypt. We know it well, with nasty brothers, slave dealers, false accusations, pits of despair and drama galore. What’s most important about this story, however, may not be obvious, and that’s what we are talking about today.

“Surely the Lord is in This Place”—Come Follow Me Old Testament Podcast #10, Genesis 28-33

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

The story of Jacob in the Bible has all the elements of high drama. True love thwarted, family division, a deceiving father-in-law, a tight escape. If it was a movie you’d want to watch it, but it’s much better than a movie because over arching all, it is the story of the covenant in the lives of real people.

The Patriarch’s Story that Stars a Woman–Old Testament Podcast #9: Genesis 24-27

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

In the chapters in Genesis that should be about Isaac, he hardly shows up. After all this is the son, who willingly went with Abraham to be sacrificed and therefore was a similitude of the Savior. This is the son his parents longed for through decades, and then, when we might get a chance to meet him, he is whisked off the stage.

Would God Really Ask Abraham to Sacrifice His Covenant Son?—Come, Follow Me Podcast #8: Genesis 18-23

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

We are to do the works of Abraham. We are to be counted as his seed. We are to look unto these incredible, righteous parents. Let’s do that today and see what we can learn.

Abraham: The Most Pivotal Figure in History?—Come Follow Me-Old Testament Podcast #7: Abraham 1,2; Genesis 11-18

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

In Genesis, we soar through the stories of generations in a few pages, as if we were flying thousands of feet above them and getting the merest glimpse. Then suddenly we drop for a closer view for many chapters of one man and his family—Abraham.

The Deep Questions of Noah’s Flood: Come Follow Me–Old Testament Podcast #6, Genesis 6-11, Moses 8

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

The greatest potential for danger is one that we cannot afford to close our eyes to and miss. That is the growing wickedness around us that is seeping into our lives without announcement or warning flare.

Is it Possible to Become a Zion People?—Come Follow Me Old Testament Podcast #5 – Moses 7

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

The Prophet Joseph said: “The building up of Zion is a cause that has interested the people of God in every age; it is a theme upon which prophets, priests and kings have dwelt with peculiar delight; they have looked forward with joyful anticipation to the day in which we live…” What can we be doing to help to establish Zion? We’re going to talk about this today.

Like Us, They Could Not See A Far Off—Come, Follow Me Podcast #4: Genesis 5; Moses 6

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

I believe if we were given the chance to see our parents, Adam and Eve, again, we would be overwhelmed with our connection to them, the love that we would feel from them, their personal knowledge of us and their majesty and glory.

What Does the Fall Have to do with Me?—Come Follow Me, Old Testament #3 Genesis 3-4, Moses 4-5

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Some people feel like this woman who said: “If you can show me why the Fall matters—in this moment—then maybe I’ll listen. If not, the kids are crying, and I have reality to deal with.” Here’s why it matters.

The Lord Begins with “Let there be Light” – Come Follow Me Old Testament Podcast #2, Genesis 1,2; Moses 2,3; Abraham 4,5

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

Those who attend the temple have their minds drawn back to creation continually, and we might wonder as Latter-day Saints why we are shown the creation so often. We’ll talk about why it matters so much today.

Come Follow Me Old Testament Podcast #1: “We Came from a Place of Great Light”, Moses 1, Abraham 3

by Scot and Maurine Proctor

The Old Testament might better be named, The Old Covenant. This is the story, from the beginning of time, of God’s dealings with His children and how He binds them to Him by immutable covenants. And, as His covenant children obey His words, and live by every word which proceedeth forth from the mouth of God, they are protected, prospered, given promised lands, even given the Divine Presence.