Each week Meridian Magazine’s founders, Scot and Maurine Proctor, will be giving a 30-minute podcast on the “Come, Follow Me” curriculum for the week. This is so you can listen with your scriptures in hand, or while you are about life’s many other duties. If you want some thoughts about teaching your family or in Church lessons, this can be a place to turn. If you live alone, let us study with you.
Come Follow Me OT Podcast 22, “How We Learn to be Strong and of Good Courage," -- Joshua 1-8, 23, 24
The story of the Abrahamic covenant is your family story. Kerry Muhlestein says, “We don’t often think of it in that manner.” But our grandfather Abraham grew up in a turbulent time, where “his own father was steeped in idolatry. He saw his immediate family involved in horrible practices, including human sacrifice, but he knew there was a better way. Records had come down from his forefathers and foremothers, from Adam and Eve, Seth and Enoch, and Abraham reached for the heavens hoping to join his answers in the covenant. “Then one starry night, God came to him, putting His hand over him, opening his eyes, and pouring out the power and blessings of the covenant upon him, welcoming Abraham and Sarah into the community of God and those who were bound to him. They had sought God and now they had found him.” These are the covenants offered to you.
Come Follow Me OT Podcast 21, “These Words Shall be in Thine Heart," -- Deut. 6-8; 15; 18; 20-30; 34
Scot and Maurine Proctor are joined by Kerry Muhlestein, an Egyptologist, professor at Brigham Young University and author of many books including most recently God Will Prevail, and Let’s Talk about the Book of Abraham. Readers often skip chapters in Deuteronomy, but we’ll tell you why it is one of most important books in the Old Testament to understand the covenant.
Deuteronomy also contains in Chapter 6, some of the most oft-repeated verses. We get a clear sense here of what the covenant blessings are and a sense of what happens when covenant makers turn away and the Spirit withdraws.
Why was it so seductive to the Children of Israel to turn to other gods? What was the appeal?
Come Follow Me OT Podcast 20, “You Can Have What You Want or You Can Have Something Better," -- Num. 11-14, 20-24
Scot and Maurine Proctor are joined today by John Hilton lll, who is a professor of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, an author and humanitarian. 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?
The Children of Israel have also come to the promised land, and while it is indeed a land flowing with milk and honey, ten of the spies who have gone in to take a look, come back into camp terrified. They feel like grasshoppers among giants in this new land, and, therefore, anyone over twenty, except Joshua and Caleb, will wander and die in this wilderness rather than having the abundance the Lord was willing to offer them, if they had just trusted Him.
Come Follow Me OT Podcast 19, “All Things Point us to the Savior’s Atonement," -- Exod 35-40; Lev 1; 16; 19
Elder Tad R. Callister joins Scot and Maurine Proctor today. He was in the Presidency of the First Quorum of Seventy and is the author of a number of books including The Blueprint of Christ’s Church; A Case for the Book of Mormon; America’s Choice: A Nation Under God or Without God? We talk together about what it means to be holy and what the Lord is asking of us. We note how the Savior’s atonement is the thread that binds all of the events of the Old Testament together.
The Tabernacle in the Wilderness was in the very center of Israel’s camp. What does that mean and how did Joseph Smith reveal a divine pattern for temples that is similar to the Tabernacle?
Come Follow Me OT Podcast 18, “What is Required to See the Face of God?," -- Exodus 24; 31-34
April 25-May 1
Scot and Maurine Proctor are joined in the podcast today by Kerry Muhlestein, BYU professor, Egyptologist, author of God Will Prevail and many other books. He is passionate about teaching people to understand the Old Testament and appreciate its ground-breaking content. The Lord offers the Children of Israel to see Him, but they are fearful. After all they have seen of God’s miracles, why would they molten a golden calf to worship? What corrupts them so quickly?
Come Follow Me OT Podcast 17, “Why The Lord Wants Us To Be a 'Peculiar Treasure,'" -- Exodus 18-20
Egyptologist, BYU professor, and author Kerry Muhlestein joins Scot and Maurine Proctor today to talk about the Children of Israel at Mount Sinai, and the remarkable visions, thunderings and lightenings that happen on that holy mountain. The Lord said, “Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings and brought you unto myself.” God’s intent is to make His people a “peculiar treasure” and a “kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” First, however, they must know what God will expect of them to be offered these good gifts.
Your life long experiences add a depth to this podcast like no other podcast does. And I’ve listen to many. Your research is impressive. You don’t just teach, you evoke the Spirit so often I am left in tears. I honor you with my gratitude.
This is the best come follow me and the best spiritual podcast existing. Even after listening to one episode, my mindset is shifted and I feel the spirit so strongly. The teachings shared by the Proctors are so good and so deep, yet approachable, understandable, and simple.
Prepared with such excellence, this podcast has heart and soul poured into it from the Proctors. Thank you for your time and effort, it is most appreciated.
Please continue on. I hope also that you will keep the comma between Wonderful, Counselor. Those Messianic names are so intentional, so perfectly attuned to sing His praise.