179 episodes

Real and relatable conversations centered around the Come, Follow Me weekly lessons using the official curriculum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Presented by Seagull Book.

Talk of Him Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 396 Ratings

Real and relatable conversations centered around the Come, Follow Me weekly lessons using the official curriculum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Presented by Seagull Book.

    January 30 - February 5 | Matthew 4; Luke 4-5 | “The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me” - Episode 6

    January 30 - February 5 | Matthew 4; Luke 4-5 | “The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me” - Episode 6

    Episode 6

    January 30 - February 5 | Matthew 4; Luke 4-5 | “The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me”

    40 DAYS
    Low hanging truths
    Thru the roof

    #OldTestament2022 #comefollowme #comefollowme2022 #TalkofHim #FindHim

    Join hosts Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum on this New Testament episode of Talk of Him as we explore these important themes, topics, and questions from Matthew 3; Mark 1; and Luke 3:

    Jesus fasting for 40 days in the wilderness and the truths we can learn from His experience
    How we can withstand Satan’s attacks
    Jesus’s physical miracles AND spiritual miracles (forgiveness vs. healing the paralyzed in Luke 5)
    The GIFT of joyfully repenting every day



    Invitation:

    Have you ever wondered how fasting works? Consider fasting for a day in the coming weeks while asking God to teach you more about the process of fasting itself.



    Quotes & Links:

    Link to FIND HIM New Testament Study Guide:
    https://www.seagullbook.com/find-him-new-testament-come-follow-me-guidebook.html

    “Just as [a] magnet is unable to exercise power over a faraway metal object, as we resist temptation, it fades away and loses its power over our mind and heart and, consequently, over our actions,” (Elder Ulisses Soares, “Seek Christ in Every Thought,” Ensign, November 2020). 


    “But with this paralyzed man, the Lord chose to give evidence to both disciple and detractor of His unique role as Savior of the world. Hearing the Savior’s words, the scribes and Pharisees had begun to reason among themselves, ignorantly speaking of blasphemy while concluding that only God can forgive sin. Perceiving their thoughts, the Savior addressed them, saying: ”What reason ye in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?” The Savior continued, “But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, [He then turned to the paralyzed man] I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.” And he did! [2013–A:15, Craig A. Cardon, The Savior Wants to Forgive]



    Talk of Him is presented by Seagull Book and hosted by Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum.

    • 20 min
    January 23 - January 29 | Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3 | “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord” - Episode 5

    January 23 - January 29 | Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3 | “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord” - Episode 5

    Episode 5

    January 23 - January 29 | Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3 | “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”

    Baptism day
    Not healed
    Pharisee lately

    #OldTestament2022 #comefollowme #comefollowme2022 #TalkofHim #FindHim

    Join hosts Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum on this New Testament episode of Talk of Him as we explore these important themes, topics, and questions from Matthew 3; Mark 1; and Luke 3:

    The baptism of Jesus
    The relational aspect of covenant making and keeping
    Receiving Jesus’ healing & how to cope when the journey is long and difficult
    A New Testament reframe → seeing ourselves as the Pharisees
    Stubborn clinging to the past vs. being humble and open
    Eternal progression and preparing for MORE that God wants to reveal to us (the ONGOING restoration!)
    What are fruits worthy of repentance as John the Baptist taught?



    Invitation:

    When is a time you have felt that God is pleased with your efforts? As you participate in ordinances, strive to keep commandments, and live your covenants, consider that these efforts are opportunities to act in love.



    Quotes & Links:

    Link to FIND HIM New Testament Study Guide:
    https://www.seagullbook.com/find-him-new-testament-come-follow-me-guidebook.html

    “Covenants bind us to God. And baptism is the first step on the covenant path. Heaven cheers as you take that first step and all the other steps on the path to come unto Christ. God is pleased with your efforts and offerings. And as you choose to enter the gate, you can hear God say, as He did at the Savior’s baptism, that He is well pleased with you (see Mark 1:11, Luke 3:22).” [FIND HIM STUDY GUIDE, p. 9]

    “During His mortal ministry, Jesus Christ healed the sick and the afflicted, but each person had to exercise faith in Him and act to receive His healing. Some walked for long distances, others extended their hand to touch His garment, and others had to be carried to Him in order to be healed. When it comes to healing, don’t we all need Him desperately? “Are we not all beggars?” [2019–O:57, Reyna I. Aburto, Thru Cloud and Sunshine, Lord, Abide with Me!]



    Talk of Him is presented by Seagull Book and hosted by Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum.

    • 21 min
    January 16 - January 22 | John 1 | “We Have Found the Messiah”

    January 16 - January 22 | John 1 | “We Have Found the Messiah”

    Episode 4

    January 16 - January 22 | John 1 | “We Have Found the Messiah”

    Love Jesus
    Fig Trees and Chick Fil A
    Can you see Jesus?

    #OldTestament2022 #comefollowme #comefollowme2022 #TalkofHim #FindHim

    Join hosts Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum on this New Testament episode of Talk of Him as we explore these important themes, topics, and questions from John 1:

    Jesus Christ as the Savior in our pre-mortal lives
    The war in heaven and how we overcame Satan before we were born
    What does it mean to be without guile?
    How intimately does God know you and watch over you?



    Invitation:

    All of God’s children here on earth showed in premortality that when they see clearly, they choose Jesus Christ. How can (and should) this understanding affect the way that we interact with God’s children here on earth, especially with those who may not share our religious beliefs or lifestyle?



    Quotes & Links:

    Link to FIND HIM New Testament Study Guide:
    https://www.seagullbook.com/find-him-new-testament-come-follow-me-guidebook.html

    Whenever we fall short in this life, we would each do well to remember that our faith in Jesus Christ saved us “in the beginning” (John 1:1), and our continued faith in the Savior during this life will enable us “to call down the powers of heaven for ourselves, for our families, and for our fellow travelers in this sometimes difficult journey back to our heavenly home” (Thomas S. Monson, “Kindness, Charity, and Love,” Ensign, May 2017). Rest assured, Jesus Christ will save us if we choose to continually hold fast to Him (see 1 Nephi 15:24)! (FIND HIM New Testament Study Guide by Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum, p.7)

    “Some may think the idea of a society without guile is preposterous in this day. If so, it is because of the power Satan has over the hearts of men. With the Lord’s help, the Saints can be without guile. Being honest and fair helps rather than hinders success and prosperity. … Can you imagine a total absence of contention and disputes, with no one ever attempting to deceive another? How would life be if we always were certain, without question, that what others represent to us is true? Theft would be unknown. We would have little use for jails or prisons, and litigation would be rare. The greatest blessing that would come to a society without guile is the individual, personal inner peace that comes to those who know they are doing right and know their lives are acceptable to the Lord. A society without guile is possible.” [1988–A:80, Joseph B. Wirthlin, Without Guile]

    “The Savior’s reply demonstrated an even greater power of perception. He told Nathanael that before Philip had called him to come and see, Jesus saw him under a fig tree. Nathanael apparently had undergone some surpassing spiritual experience while praying, or meditating, or worshiping under a fig tree. The Lord, though absent in body, had been present with Nathanael in spirit. Nathanael then recognized the Savior as the Christ and said, “Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel” [1988–A:80, Joseph B. Wirthlin, Without Guile]



    Talk of Him is presented by Seagull Book and hosted by Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum.

    • 19 min
    January 9 - January 15 | “We Have Come to Worship Him” - Episode 3

    January 9 - January 15 | “We Have Come to Worship Him” - Episode 3

    Episode 3

    January 9 - January 15 | “We Have Come to Worship Him”

    Don’t delay
    Invitation to your inbox
    Truck traction

    #OldTestament2022 #comefollowme #comefollowme2022 #TalkofHim #FindHim

    Join hosts Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum on this New Testament episode of Talk of Him as we explore these important themes, topics, and questions:

    What does it mean to go in haste to Jesus?
    Who was invited to Bethlehem to see Jesus for themselves?
    Inviting and welcoming those who feel invisible
    Receiving heavenly guidance and healing, even through suffering and sorrow
    Agency and the reality/role of suffering in our lives



    Invitation:

    Have you felt personally invited to “go . . . unto Bethlehem” and see Jesus for yourself (Luke 2:15)? Have you found Him? Consider someone who may not yet have heard this invitation, possibly a loved one who has grown tired in their seeking and does not feel they have found the Savior. How can you help them to go to Him in haste?



    Quotes & Links:

    Link to FIND HIM New Testament Study Guide:
    https://www.seagullbook.com/find-him-new-testament-come-follow-me-guidebook.html

    Link to Come to Bethlehem and See by Ganel-Lyn Condie:
    https://www.seagullbook.com/come-to-bethlehem-and-see.html

    “Thus personally invited to undertake a search for the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger, did these shepherds concern themselves with the security of their possessions? Did they procrastinate in their search for Jesus? The record affirms that the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us now go even unto Bethlehem. . . . “‘And they came with haste.’ (Luke 2:15–16; emphasis added).” (Thomas S. Monson, in Conference Report, October 1965, 141).

    “In my mind, the shepherds represent valued helpers of our communities, the workers who take care of us—first responders, police officers, nurses, gas station attendants, and so many others—who work and watch often when most of us are sleeping the night away. God is just as aware of modern-day workers as He was aware of the Bethlehem field workers of Jesus’s time. God watches over those who may at times seem invisible to the rest of society.” (Come to Bethlehem and See by Ganel-Lyn Condie)

    “So don’t delay. Go in haste toward Jesus in your pile of laundry and bills. Go in haste in your anxiety and addictions. Go in haste to Him no matter where you are in life.” (FIND HIM New Testament Study Guide by Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum, p.6)

    “If our sorrow and suffering strengthen our faith in our Savior, Jesus Christ, “[our] sorrow shall be turned to joy.” … The suffering in mortality will bring a greater appreciation of the blessings of a resurrected, perfect body. … Suffering to develop strength will not exceed our ability to endure to the end. … Trials give us the development of spirituality that we probably never would get if we didn’t have the experience where the very jaws of hell gape open their mouth wide after us.” (1983–O:65, Robert D. Hales, Your Sorrow Shall Be Turned to Joy)



    Talk of Him is presented by Seagull Book and hosted by Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum.

    • 16 min
    January 2 - January 8 | “Be It Unto Me According to Thy Word” - Episode 2

    January 2 - January 8 | “Be It Unto Me According to Thy Word” - Episode 2

    Episode 2

    January 2 - January 8 | “Be It Unto Me According to Thy Word”

    Apologize to Ben
    Fear
    Move to Wyoming

    #OldTestament2022 #comefollowme #comefollowme2022 #TalkofHim #FindHim

    Join hosts Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum on this FIRST New Testament episode of Talk of Him as we explore these important themes, topics, and questions:

    Jesus Christ as our Savior from sin and His divine mission (help and healing)
    Feared AND Favored – trusting God in your difficult stewardships
    Acting in faith even when it may look crazy to others



    Invitation:

    What message may God be teaching us about the mission of His Son by referencing four women in Jesus’s lineage that hailed from non-ideal heritages?



    Quotes & Links:

    Link to FIND HIM New Testament Study Guide:
    https://www.seagullbook.com/find-him-new-testament-come-follow-me-guidebook.html

    Link to Come to Bethlehem and See by Ganel-Lyn Condie:
    https://www.seagullbook.com/come-to-bethlehem-and-see.html

    Mistakes are a fact of life. … “Success,” it has been said, “isn’t the absence of failure, but going from failure to failure without any loss of enthusiasm.” With his invention of the light bulb, Thomas Edison purportedly said, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.” Charles F. Kettering called failures “finger posts on the road to achievement.” Hopefully, each mistake we make becomes a lesson in wisdom, turning stumbling blocks into stepping-stones. … Knowing that the strait and narrow path would be strewn with trials and that failures would be a daily occurrence for us, the Savior paid an infinite price to give us as many chances as it would take to successfully pass our mortal probation…. His grace and His loving eye are upon us throughout our entire journey as He inspires, lightens burdens, strengthens, delivers, protects, heals, and otherwise “succor[s] his people,” even as they stumble along the strait and narrow path. (2018–A:21, Lynn G. Robbins, Until Seventy Times Seven)

    “When Gabriel appears, Mary is a young woman engaged to be married to Joseph (see Luke 1:27). Although we do not know how old Mary was at the time, in antiquity it was possible for marriage contracts to be arranged even before puberty. Gabriel’s appearance and declarations that Mary is “highly favoured,” that “the Lord is with thee,” that she is “blessed . . . among women” (Luke 1:28), and that, according to the Joseph Smith Translation of Luke 1:28, she was “chosen” (see also Alma 7:10) must have elicited a mixed reaction of confusion and even fear in Mary. We can only imagine what thoughts might have raced through her mind at that moment, but they could have included questions like, “Why does God consider me to be ‘blessed among women’?” “Why have I ‘found favour with God’ and what does that even mean?” (see Luke 1:30) (Gaye Strathearn, “Mary, the Mother of Jesus,” Ensign or Liahona, Jan. 2019)

    “Do you feel troubled and uncertain about what is being asked of you? As you fall to your knees, pleading for help to do one more day, do you wonder if God is really favoring you in these blessings? Do you worry about
    the capacity needed for the callings ahead?” (Come to Bethlehem and See, Ganel-Lyn Condie)



    Talk of Him is presented by Seagull Book and hosted by Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum.

    • 20 min
    December 26, 2022 - January 1, 2023 | We Are Responsible for Our Own Learning - Episode 1

    December 26, 2022 - January 1, 2023 | We Are Responsible for Our Own Learning - Episode 1

    Episode 1

    December 26, 2022 - January 1, 2023 | We Are Responsible for Our Own Learning

    Take a Rest
    27 Books
    Question God

    #OldTestament2022 #comefollowme #comefollowme2022 #TalkofHim #FindHim

    Happy New Year, and welcome to Season 4! Join hosts Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum on this episode of Talk of Him as we explore these important themes, topics, and questions:

    Persistence over perfection
    Is Come, Follow Me feeling burdensome or giving us rest?
    Seeking and finding in the NT
    How ASKING QUESTIONS can open us up to receiving some of the greatest insights and revelations from God
    Why we must take responsibility for our own learning and discipleship
    Likening the scriptures to ourselves and reading them as if for the first time (The CFM Challenge)



    Invitation:

    Take the CFM challenge as we start the New Testament: DO NOT read what anyone else has said about the suggested blocks of scripture each week (including this show!) until you have first prayerfully read the chapters and taken note of what the Spirit has taught YOU PERSONALLY!



    Quotes & Links:

    Link to FIND HIM New Testament Study Guide:
    https://www.seagullbook.com/find-him-new-testament-come-follow-me-guidebook.html

    “A learner exercising agency by acting in accordance with correct principles opens his or her heart to the Holy Ghost and invites His teaching, testifying power, and confirming witness. Learning by faith requires spiritual, mental, and physical exertion and not just passive reception. It is in the sincerity and consistency of our faith-inspired action that we indicate to our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, our willingness to learn and receive instruction from the Holy Ghost” (David A. Bednar, “Seek Learning by Faith,” Ensign or Liahona, September 2007, 64).

    “We should not expect the Church as an organization to teach or tell us everything we need to know and do to become devoted disciples and endure valiantly to the end. Rather, our personal responsibility is to learn what we should learn, to live as we know we should live, and to become who the Master would have us become. And our homes are the ultimate setting for learning, living, and becoming” (David A. Bednar, “Prepared to Obtain Every Needful Thing,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2019, 102).

    “Brothers and sisters, on very thin pages, thick with meaning, are some almost hidden scriptures. Hence we are urged to search, feast, and ponder. Especially, however, we should also do more of what Nephi did, namely “liken all scriptures unto [ourselves]” [Neal A. Maxwell, Lessons from Laman and Lemuel, 1999–O:6]

    “We are each responsible for our individual spiritual growth.” (Russell M. Nelson, “Opening Remarks,” General Conference, Oct. 2018)

    “In the home-centered, Church-supported portion of this adjustment, there is flexibility for each individual and family to determine prayerfully how and when it will be implemented. … We trust you to counsel together and to seek revelation for implementing these adjustments—while not looking beyond the mark or trying to regiment individuals or families.” (Quentin L. Cook, “Deep and Lasting Conversion to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ,” General Conference, Oct. 2018)



    Talk of Him is presented by Seagull Book and hosted by Ganel-Lyn Condie and John Fossum.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
396 Ratings

396 Ratings

StShare ,

Talk of Him

I love this podcast so much! It’s my first podcast I listen to, to tune in & listen to start my week off and my study of Come, Follow Me. I love their “real talk of Him,” their insights, testimonies, and especially the weeks invitations. Enjoy!

Shanystu ,

High quality and enjoyable

Always worth my time

L.Tonga ,

Real life, Real lessons

A great overview of important principles found in the Come Follow Me reading each week. The personal experiences and examples used are what bring the gospel principles to life and touch my heart. Thank you for your teachings and the lives of goodness that you lead in order to bring these lessons to life!

Top Podcasts In Religion & Spirituality

Ascension
D-Group
Ascension
iHeartPodcasts
AccessMore & Candy Rock
Proverbs 31 Ministries

You Might Also Like

Hank Smith & John Bytheway
Emily Freeman & David Butler
LDS Living
Melanie Stroud
Kristen Walker Smith and Cali Black
Magnify