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 Book of Mormon Podcast #10: “We Rejoice in Christ,” 2 Nephi 20-25
I love that language of Nephi as he adds so much of Isaiah into his small plates. He says that he delights in the covenants of the Lord. (pause) That’s certainly a theme throughout the Book of Mormon. He delights in the Lord’s grace, justice, power and mercy. This is all code language for rejoicing in the atonement of Jesus Christ. And Nephi delights in the great and eternal plan of deliverance from death. These expressions of joy are in relation to the words and writings of Isaiah. That should get us excited about the materials we are studying this week!
Come Follow Me Book of Mormon Podcast #9: “His Name Shall Be Called … The Prince of Peace,” 2 Nephi 11–19
February 26-March 3
There was a story told of a man in war and in the heat of the battle he was shot in the chest. By a miracle he was spared being killed. As he was taken back to the safety of the nearby camp, he was examined and he had a small copy of the Book of Mormon he had been carrying in his uniform. They opened the book and the bullet had penetrated only into about the middle of 2 Nephi—right in the heart of the Isaiah chapters. It was said that even a speeding bullet couldn’t get through Isaiah—well, let’s try to prove that wrong today. Let’s have some fun studying these seemingly difficult chapters together!
Come Follow Me Book of Mormon Podcast #8: “O How Great the Plan of Our God,” 2 Nephi 6–10
Do you know how many times the word “plan” shows up in the Book of Mormon? 66 times! How about in the Old Testament—only three times, and none of these is talking about the plan of salvation. The New Testament has no mention of “plan” at all.
Come Follow Me Book of Mormon Podcast #7: “We Lived after the Manner of Happiness,” 2 Nephi 3-5
One of the most exciting discoveries in reading the Book of Mormon is when we come upon quotations and extracts from the plates of brass! This is that ancient, sacred record that the sons of Lehi returned to Jerusalem and risked their lives to obtain. This is a record much larger than our Old Testament and it contains the prophecies, promises and covenants of the Lord from ancient times. And this week, we get to study one of the most significant prophecies given by Joseph of Egypt that we have record of.
Come Follow Me Book of Mormon Podcast #6: “Free to Choose Liberty and Eternal Life,” 2 Nephi 1–2
How can Lehi who has suffered so much in the wilderness journey, including the murderous rejection of his own sons, Laman and Lemuel, possibly write that man is that he might have joy? Does he know something that we sometimes forget? We’ll find out as we study together.
Come Follow Me Book of Mormon Podcast #5: “I Will Prepare the Way Before You,” 1 Nephi 16–22
January 29-February 4
A theme is so prevalent throughout scripture, and especially in the Book of Mormon, that you would think we would never miss it, and yet we do. What is that elusive theme? We’ll tell you in this episode.
Scott and Maurine have such a gift for articulation. They are able to express things that I’ve felt, but never been able to describe. They are very knowledgeable and sincere. I feel the spirit often listening to this podcast. Thank you Scott and Maurine for the time and effort you put into making us available. It has helped me immensely! Many times as I listen I am encouraged to keep going. Thanks you for your beautiful examples of gospel living.
Love this podcast!
I am so happy I found this podcast several months ago. It is one of my absolute favorites. I love Scot and Maurine’s voices, and find their knowledge, experiences, stories, insights, and testimonies inspiring. Thank you for this podcast, you two!!!
The Proctors bring such personal knowledge and insight into their podcast that I feel uplifted and taught by the spirit when I listen to their discussions. They’ve also had some very interesting guest speakers enter into their discussions. They have spent time in the holy land over many years and because of their relating of experiences I feel a bit closer to what it must be like to be there. I love that there is a male and a female point of view in their discussions.
They don’t go off into long speculative ideas but instead present pure gospel principles.