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A fresh and faithful study of the scriptures that connects you to God in new and exciting ways. Want more from your scripture study? Want to be a better teacher? Want answers to tough questions that are both faithful and intelligent? Welcome to The Scripture Study Project!

The Scripture Study Project Zach and Krista

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 747 Ratings

A fresh and faithful study of the scriptures that connects you to God in new and exciting ways. Want more from your scripture study? Want to be a better teacher? Want answers to tough questions that are both faithful and intelligent? Welcome to The Scripture Study Project!

    2 Kings 2-7 - Unprecedented

    2 Kings 2-7 - Unprecedented

    This week on the Scripture Study Project we start a new month, a new book of scripture (2 Kings), and a new podcast format. We dive into the miracles of Elisha, look at the unprecedented ways in which individuals are asked to show their faith to the Lord, and examine our own faithfulness.

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    Music: by Steve Oxen

    • 14 min
    1 Kings 17-19 - Heard

    1 Kings 17-19 - Heard

    Years ago, Peggy Worthen, wife of newly installed BYU president Kevin Worthen, spoke to the gathered student body. In her talk she referenced highway 6, a Utah road that leads from Provo to the eastern side of the state, including the famous Arches National Park in Moab. In 1983 this road was blocked as a massive rockslide covered the road and blocked the river causing massive flooding. A new road had to be constructed. Although the temporary inconvenience was major, the newly build road was much wide, much safer, and ultimately a much better path through the mountains. Maybe it's because over the past years of living in the East we have come to appreciate the non-linear, swerving roads that spread like spiderwebs here and contrast sharply with the linear roads of the west, but I loved Sister Worthen's observation that "life is somewhat like Highway 6. Even though life in general is beautiful and scenic, the road we travel will not always be an uneventful, direct course, even when we know where we are going. We have to learn to be flexible and to deal with the unexpected."

    In our study this week we look at the unexpected and hope to find a bit flexibility in our relationship with the Lord.

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    Peggy Worthen, "An Unexpected Path," BYU Devotional 2014.

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    Music: by Steve Oxen

    • 26 min
    2 Samuel, 1 Kings - Fallen

    2 Samuel, 1 Kings - Fallen

    Then Elder Hinckley told a story in general conference about a time when he worked at a trainyard and heard that a passenger train had arrived without the baggage car. He explained, “We discovered that the train had been properly made up in Oakland, California, and properly delivered to St Louis. . . . But in the St. Louis yards, a thoughtless switchman had moved a piece of steel just three inches. That piece of steel was a switch point, and the car that should have been in Newark, New Jersey, was in New Orleans, Louisiana, thirteen hundred miles away.” This week we take a look at switch points that made a significant and painful difference in the lives of David and Solomon and, by application, can be powerful to notice and avoid ourselves.

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    Music: by Steve Oxen

    • 29 min
    1 Samuel - Ebenezer

    1 Samuel - Ebenezer

    I just started a summer institute class in my area (hello to any of my students that are listening) focused on improving our scripture study skills. This week we kicked off class by identifying the two most important questions asked in scripture. In Mosiah 11:27, King Noah asks after hearing about the prophet Abinadi, "Who is Abinadi, that I and my people should be judged of him, or who is the Lord that shall bring up on my people such great affliction?" Similarly, when Alma preaches to the people of Ammonihah they ask in indignation, "Who art thou…?" and "Who is God…?" (Alma 9:2, 6). In this episode we examine one of the most well-known stories in the Bible, David and Goliath, with a fresh perspective and in search of answers to those two questions.

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    Music: by Steve Oxen

    • 29 min
    Ruth - kindness

    Ruth - kindness

    John 3:16 is one of, if note the most, oft-quoted verses of the Bible: "For God so loved the that He gave his only begotten Son". One of the reasons that verse has become so popular is that it represents a simple summary of a profound truth: God loves the world, including people such as you and me. In this episode we study the powerful story of Ruth that illustrates His love for all of us.

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    • 29 min
    Judges - Deliver

    Judges - Deliver

    There's a chilling story President Kimball relates in his book "Miracle of Forgiveness" about a man who pulls himself from alcoholism, practices sobriety for years and readies himself to be sealed in the temple with his wife, and then, on the eve of his temple visit, is drawn back into old vices by persuasive friends. Although a stark example, it's probably not too far off experiences we all have where we work and repent from mistakes and sins, enjoy rest and freedom, only to feel the pull of temptation and possibly the pain of relapse again. This week we study the book of Judges which is, in summary, that story told twelve times in a row. Study with us this week as we seek to interrupt the cycle and stay true to the God who delivers us.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
747 Ratings

747 Ratings

TSPlucker ,

Always good thoughts

I have listened for a few years now and have been enriched for the effort. They provide a fun and smart duality as they present their thoughts each week. I can highly recommend subscribing to this podcast. The only issue I have is that I am hard of hearing and I find the audio seems to be mixed with a low volume. If I listen while out walking, no problem. If I try to listen while driving, not a chance and I use airpods. A couple of years ago their theme music covered the dialogue but since then they changed it so it is not a problem. Maybe it’s just my issue.
Since I was told about the pod during the B of M year, it is time well spent. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Davep2392 ,

I appreciate your podcast

I love that you do this together as a wife and husband. It is a joy to hear your different thoughts. I listen at least twice a week. I love your application questions. If I knew where you lived I would send you dinner or cookies every week!

Erine247 ,

Do a YouTube Channel

To reach more members that speak English some countries don’t have access to podcast.

You’re doing good job

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