Follow Him: A Come, Follow Me Podcast

Hank Smith & John Bytheway

Do you ever feel that preparing for your weekly Come, Follow Me lesson falls short? Join hosts Hank Smith and John Bytheway as they interview experts to make your study for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Come, Follow Me course not only enjoyable but original and educational. If you are looking for resources to make your LDS study fresh, faithful, and fun--no matter your age--then join us every Wednesday morning. Show notes: https://followhim.co YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannel Instagram: Instagram.com/followhimpodcast Facebook: Facebook.com/followhimpodcast
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2 Nephi 11-19 Part 2 • Dr. Shon D. Hopkin • Feb 26 - Mar 3 • Come Follow Me
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2 Nephi 11-19 Part 2 • Dr. Shon D. Hopkin • Feb 26 - Mar 3 • Come Follow Me
Dr. Shon Hopkin explores how Nephi and Isaiah teach Saints who God is and how it encourages them to come to Christ.YouTube: https://youtu.be/8m-kbU9gSg0Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFree PDF download of quotes from our New Testament episodes:https://followhim.co/product/finding-jesus-christ-in-the-newtestament-book/Free PDF download of quotes from our Old Testament episodes:https://followhim.co/product/finding-jesus-christ-in-the-old-testament/00:00 Part II–Dr. Shon Hopkin00:07 2 Nephi 13:27 or 2 Nephi 14:101:43 Prophetic authority02:51 2 Nephi 14:1 Eusebius, Jerome, and Aquinas04:11 Scripture and private interpretation06:42 2 Nephi 15:7 A song10:28 The story of a man with a vineyard11:38 Dr. Hopkin shares a story about a bad grape12:55 2 Nephi 15:8 The wealthy in the vineyard15:08 2 Nephi 15:10 Why crops fail17:42 2 Nephi 18-20 The heavy load of vanity20:00 2 Nephi 15:20 and Alma 25 Bad guys23:22 Prophetic likening25:25 2 Nephi 15:25 Justice or mercy28:38 2 Nephi 19:12 Hand stretched out30:28 2 Nephi 16 Isaiah’s calling33:02 Theophanies34:48 Isaiah is given a message37:12 2 Nephi 16:4 Smoke and symbolism40:24 2 Nephi 16:7-12 a literary unit42:15 2 Nephi: Ahaz, Pika, and firebrands45:14 2 Nephi 17:7 Judah will survive46:08 2 Nephi 17:14 A virgin as a sign, Jesus and Hezekiah49:01 Isaiah honors his wife52:00 Elder Holland on Isaiah’s wife and Mary53:09 Isaiah and baby names54:15 2 Nephi 17: 13 Immanuel–God is with us55:05 2 Nephi 19 God’s eyes are on Israel56:54 2 Nephi 19:2 Jesus and a Davidic king59:14 2 Nephi 18:6 A flood1:00:24 Dr. Shon Hopkin shares his testimony of Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon1:04:28 End of Part II– Dr. Shon HopkinThanks to the followHIM team:Steve & Shannon Sorensen: Cofounder, Executive Producer, SponsorDavid & Verla Sorensen: SponsorsDr. Hank Smith: Co-hostJohn Bytheway: Co-hostDavid Perry: ProducerKyle Nelson: Marketing, SponsorLisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show NotesJamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic DesignAnnabelle Sorensen: Creative Project ManagerWill Stoughton: Video EditorKrystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, WebsiteAriel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts"Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonaldhttps://www.marshallmcdonaldmusic.com
2 Nephi 11-19 Part 1 • Dr. Shon D. Hopkin • Feb 26 - Mar 3 • Come Follow Me
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2 Nephi 11-19 Part 1 • Dr. Shon D. Hopkin • Feb 26 - Mar 3 • Come Follow Me
Why does Nephi spend significant time and effort teaching Isaiah? Dr. Shon Hopkin shares insights into the power of God’s covenants, the mission of Jesus Christ, and the meaning of the Abrahamic Covenant through the lens of the love of Jesus Christ.YouTube: https://youtu.be/uhzExQ8nq_cInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFree PDF download of quotes from our New Testament episodes:https://followhim.co/product/finding-jesus-christ-in-the-newtestament-book/Free PDF download of quotes from our Old Testament episodes:https://followhim.co/product/finding-jesus-christ-in-the-old-testament/00:00 Part 1–Dr. Shon Hopkin00:17 Last Week00:30 What to expect in 2 Nephi/Isaiah05:00 Bio of Dr. Shon Hopkin06:28 First simplicity08:11 Second simplicity and a nursery rhyme11:01 Understanding Isaiah in history13:58 Genesis 12-22 Abrahamic Covenant14:22 Joseph of Egypt17:28 40 years in the desert to a Divided Kingdom20:55 Assyria and Isaiah22:39 Place names24:07 Isaiah and preaching in Israel and Judah25:31 Nephi and Isaiah and important dates29:05 Isaiah 37: Assyria and Hezekiah33:20 Why Nephi loves Isaiah35:44 Land and identity37:32 Isaiah’s children38:59 2 Nephi 1739:59 2 Nephi 11-14 44:02 2 Nephi 14:5-6 Gather places46:40 2 Nephi 12 River flowing against gravity49:49 Descending off of the mountain52:08 2 Nephi 12:4 Why temples?54:46 Isaiah for Airheads by John Bytheway57:45 2 Nephi 13 Babylon is coming1:00:31 2 Nephi 26:20-231:04:00 2 Nephi 131:07:35 2 Nephi 13:12-13 Pride and downfall1:10:42 End of Part I–Dr. Shon HopkinThanks to the followHIM team:Steve & Shannon Sorensen: Cofounder, Executive Producer, SponsorDavid & Verla Sorensen: SponsorsDr. Hank Smith: Co-hostJohn Bytheway: Co-hostDavid Perry: ProducerKyle Nelson: Marketing, SponsorLisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show NotesJamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic DesignAnnabelle Sorensen: Creative Project ManagerWill Stoughton: Video EditorKrystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, WebsiteAriel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts"Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonaldhttps://www.marshallmcdonaldmusic.com
2 Nephi 6-10 Part 2 • Dr. Robert L. Millet • Feb 19 - Feb 25 • Come Follow Me
14-02-2024
2 Nephi 6-10 Part 2 • Dr. Robert L. Millet • Feb 19 - Feb 25 • Come Follow Me
Dr. Millet continues to examine the greatness of the Fall, the joy we find in making and keeping covenants, and the transformative power of Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon.Show notes/transcript: https://followhim.co/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/BM-08-Dr.-Robert-Millet-2-Nephi-6-10-followHIM-Podcast-SHOW-NOTES.pdfYouTube: https://youtu.be/X8nOlPcADycInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFree PDF download of quotes from our New Testament episodes:https://followhim.co/product/finding-jesus-christ-in-the-newtestament-book/Free PDF download of quotes from our Old Testament episodes:https://followhim.co/product/finding-jesus-christ-in-the-old-testament/00:00 Part II – Dr. Robert Millet00:41 Read 2 Nephi 2 and 2 Nephi 9, consecutively01:00 2 Nephi 7:1 - sold into sin03:16 2 Nephi 7:2 - personal surrender and redemption of Christ06:26 2 Nephi 7:10 - creating your own light07:34 2 Nephi 8:1 08:35 Eternal identities09:42 2 Nephi 8:8-9 - Awake11:29 Dr Daniel Belnap and monster language from Isaiah13:54 A gap too big without Jesus15:25 Arise and sit down17:51 Dr. Millet shares a story about a young man preparing for a mission20:51 Clean hands and a pure heart21:57 Os and Woes 23:45 2 Nephi 10 - scattering and gathering26:30 Two kinds of scattering28:27 President  Russell M. Nelson and covenant consciousness32:12 2 Nephi 10:12 The Lord remembers33:57 Jacob and rejoicing36:34 2 Nephi 10:34 Grace and reconciliation38:40 Jacob the Theologian41:17 D&C 76 - Jesus the Creator42:15 Dr. Millet shares his thoughts about Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon49:12 End of Part II – Dr. Robert MilletThanks to the followHIM team:Steve & Shannon Sorensen: Cofounder, Executive Producer, SponsorDavid & Verla Sorensen: SponsorsDr. Hank Smith: Co-hostJohn Bytheway: Co-hostDavid Perry: ProducerKyle Nelson: Marketing, SponsorLisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show NotesJamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic DesignAnnabelle Sorensen: Creative Project ManagerWill Stoughton: Video EditorKrystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, WebsiteAriel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts"Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonaldhttps://www.marshallmcdonaldmusic.com
2 Nephi 6-10 Part 1 • Dr. Robert L. Millet • Feb 19 - Feb 25 • Come Follow Me
14-02-2024
2 Nephi 6-10 Part 1 • Dr. Robert L. Millet • Feb 19 - Feb 25 • Come Follow Me
How does the Fall affect us individually? Dr. Robert Millet examines the greatness of the Plan of Redemption and the need for Jesus Christ.Show notes/transcript: https://followhim.co/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/BM-08-Dr.-Robert-Millet-2-Nephi-6-10-followHIM-Podcast-SHOW-NOTES.pdfYouTube: https://youtu.be/2hO9TMM97VAInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFree PDF download of quotes from our New Testament episodes:https://followhim.co/product/finding-jesus-christ-in-the-newtestament-book/Free PDF download of quotes from our Old Testament episodes:https://followhim.co/product/finding-jesus-christ-in-the-old-testament/00:00 Part I–Dr. Robert Millet01:15 Teaser for 2 Nephi 6-1004:14 Introduction of Dr. Millet06:12 Not cast off07:16 2 Nephi 9:108:38 Gathered to Christ then gathered in location12:00 If no resurrection16:57 Needing Christ22:14 Praying to avoid the results of the Fall24:23 2 Nephi 20-23 Marriage and trust31:36 Loyalty to Jesus32:11 2 Nephi 9:25-2734:36 Elder Holland’s Pure in Heart35:45 2 Nephi 9:27-836:30 Alma 34:3337:52 2 Nephi 9:28-30 40:10 Hesitations about following the prophet41:01 Dr. Millet shares a personal story about education43:50 Wisdom and knowledge48:52 Hugh Nibley and Faith of an Observer51:06 Baby Jessica in 1987, Midland, Texas55:08 Joy in Jesus56:51 Gratitude for Adam and Eve01:01:58 The fall of me01:02:45 End of Part I–Dr. Robert MilletThanks to the followHIM team:Steve & Shannon Sorensen: Cofounder, Executive Producer, SponsorDavid & Verla Sorensen: SponsorsDr. Hank Smith: Co-hostJohn Bytheway: Co-hostDavid Perry: ProducerKyle Nelson: Marketing, SponsorLisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show NotesJamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic DesignAnnabelle Sorensen: Creative Project ManagerWill Stoughton: Video EditorKrystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, WebsiteAriel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts"Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonaldhttps://www.marshallmcdonaldmusic.com
2 Nephi 3-5 Part 2 • Dr. Jan J. Martin • Feb 12 - Feb 18 • Come Follow Me
07-02-2024
2 Nephi 3-5 Part 2 • Dr. Jan J. Martin • Feb 12 - Feb 18 • Come Follow Me
Dr. Jan Martin discusses modern research and study on several difficult passages in the Book of Mormon, while bearing testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon as the word of God.Show Notes (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese): https://followhim.co/book-of-mormon-episodes-1-13/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/follow-him-a-come-follow-me-podcast/id1545433056YouTube: https://youtu.be/zjXfUoK9bDwInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/15G9TTz8yLp0dQyEcBQ8BY00:00 Part I–Dr. Jan J. Martin00:07 2 Nephi 5 Covenant and prayer01:25 Taking problems to the Lord04:49 Separation and boundaries08:20 The pain of Nephi’s separation12:03 The group left behind13:11 2 Nephi 5:19-20 – the Lord’s promises to Laman and Lemuel16:04 2 Nephi 5:21 - Breaking a covenant20:38 Different verse breaks and careful teaching23:44 Cursing or covenant breaking28:28 Unpacking difficult topics 30:21 Darkness is metaphorical32:42 Historical research regarding skin color and bias36:24 Teaching with caution39:10 Additional resources40:03 Righteous vs unrighteous not Nephite vs Lamanite42:27 2 Nephi 5:22 and making assumptions45:09 Letting go of past assumptions46:31 2 Nephi 5:25 covenant keeping and happiness50:19 Dr. Martin shares her testimony of Jesus and the Book of Mormon54:17 End of Part II– Dr. Jan J. MartinThanks to the followHIM team:Steve & Shannon Sorensen: Cofounder, Executive Producer, SponsorDavid & Verla Sorensen: SponsorsDr. Hank Smith: Co-hostJohn Bytheway: Co-hostDavid Perry: ProducerKyle Nelson: Marketing, SponsorLisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show NotesJamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic DesignAnnabelle Sorensen: Creative Project ManagerWill Stoughton: Video EditorKrystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, WebsiteAriel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts"Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonaldhttps://www.marshallmcdonaldmusic.com
2 Nephi 3-5 Part 1 • Dr. Jan J. Martin • Feb 12 - Feb 18 • Come Follow Me
07-02-2024
2 Nephi 3-5 Part 1 • Dr. Jan J. Martin • Feb 12 - Feb 18 • Come Follow Me
How do we address difficult topics in the scriptures? Dr. Jan Martin explores the importance of record-keeping and covenant-keeping throughout trials.Show Notes (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese): https://followhim.co/book-of-mormon-episodes-1-13/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/follow-him-a-come-follow-me-podcast/id1545433056YouTube: https://youtu.be/X8nOlPcADycInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/15G9TTz8yLp0dQyEcBQ8BY00:00 Part 1–Dr. Jan Martin01:48 Introduction of Dr. Martin02:56 The concept of covenants05:38 Nephi’s purpose08:05 Enduring difficulty through covenantal relationships11:22 Remembering what the Lord has done13:26 Lehi’s conversation with his family17:11 Purpose alleviates suffering20:12 Joseph of Egypt and Joseph Smith24:22 The Book of Mormon is to maintain covenants27:51 God’s perspective and many Josephs35:25 Wilfred Woodruff and Lorenzo Snow37:55 Joseph Smith and testimony39:12 Covenant renewal among the Lehites42:02 2 Nephi 5:443:54 Grief and death50:45 An imperfect family52:53 Suzerainty55:07 Six essential parts1:03:15 Ishmael’s daughters fearful of the future1:06:25 Commandment to be cheerful01:11:15 Gratitude and journaling01:12:55 End of Part 1–Dr. Jan MartinThanks to the followHIM team:Steve & Shannon Sorensen: Cofounder, Executive Producer, SponsorDavid & Verla Sorensen: SponsorsDr. Hank Smith: Co-hostJohn Bytheway: Co-hostDavid Perry: ProducerKyle Nelson: Marketing, SponsorLisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show NotesJamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic DesignAnnabelle Sorensen: Creative Project ManagerWill Stoughton: Video EditorKrystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, WebsiteAriel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts"Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonaldhttps://www.marshallmcdonaldmusic.com
2 Nephi 1-2 Part 2 • Dr. Lili Anderson • Feb 5 - Feb 11 • Come Follow Me
31-01-2024
2 Nephi 1-2 Part 2 • Dr. Lili Anderson • Feb 5 - Feb 11 • Come Follow Me
Dr. Lili De Hoyos Anderson continues to explore agency, stretching our spirit over our flesh, and trusting God amidst our afflictions.Show Notes (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese): https://followhim.co/book-of-mormon-episodes-1-13/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/follow-him-a-come-follow-me-podcast/id1545433056Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/15G9TTz8yLp0dQyEcBQ8BY00:00 Part II–Dr. Lili De Hoyos Anderson00:07 Lehi teaches of a Fortunate Fall02:47 The purposes of affliction and Dr. Anderson’s personal challenges09:09 God consecrates our afflictions14:36 Being antifragile18:59 God’s miraculous alchemy20:57 Becoming like God requires sacrifice23:23 Trusting God amidst afflictions25:30 Choosing glory31:23 Choosing requires freedom32:19 Agency vs. freedom35:56 Stretching our spirit over our flesh40:00 The spirit is willing43:23 Leading by example and action48:21 Grace, works, and agency49:24 Corrie ten Boom53:54 Dr. Anderson shares her testimony of Jesus Christ59:11 End of Part II– Dr. Lili De Hoyos AndersonThanks to the followHIM team:Steve & Shannon Sorensen: Cofounder, Executive Producer, SponsorDavid & Verla Sorensen: SponsorsDr. Hank Smith: Co-hostJohn Bytheway: Co-hostDavid Perry: ProducerKyle Nelson: Marketing, SponsorLisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show NotesJamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic DesignAnnabelle Sorensen: Creative Project ManagerWill Stoughton: Video EditorKrystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, WebsiteAriel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts"Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonaldhttps://www.marshallmcdonaldmusic.com
2 Nephi 1-2 Part 1 • Dr. Lili Anderson •  Feb 5 - Feb 11 • Come Follow Me
31-01-2024
2 Nephi 1-2 Part 1 • Dr. Lili Anderson • Feb 5 - Feb 11 • Come Follow Me
What would be included in your Last Lecture? Dr. Lili De Hoyos Anderson addresses Lehi’s final lessons for his family and the importance of building Zion, awakening from spiritual slumber and strengthening one another in relationships.Show Notes (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese): https://followhim.co/book-of-mormon-episodes-1-13/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/follow-him-a-come-follow-me-podcast/id1545433056YouTube: https://youtu.be/iBIXTdBLQMEInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/15G9TTz8yLp0dQyEcBQ8BY00:00 Part 1–Dr. Lili De Hoyos Anderson00:30 Teaser to the episode01:21 Dr. Anderson shares overview of today’s podcast03:01 Bio of Dr. Anderson05:54 Zion and the Gathering of Israel09:04 A land consecrated 10:57 The Bible and Jesus Christ12:41 Unique characteristics of North America16:33 Freedom and rights and the Restoration19:14 Lehi exhorts his children to wake up21:17 Covering sins25:40 Fearing other’s perceptions29:19 Divine discontent32:12 Hank shares a story of General Conference experience34:30 To cover37:45 Tips for teaching younger audiences38:15 Providing for families, men, and boys32:14 Inspiration and adaptability44:06 Trusting God and service in marriage49:57 The importance of the ideal and adapting when we don’t meet it54:55 A lesson from elephants57:30 President Russell M. Nelson urges us to awake59:06 Spouses building one another1:04:52 End of Part 1–Dr. Lili De Hoyos AndersonThanks to the followHIM team:Steve & Shannon Sorensen: Cofounder, Executive Producer, SponsorDavid & Verla Sorensen: SponsorsDr. Hank Smith: Co-hostJohn Bytheway: Co-hostDavid Perry: ProducerKyle Nelson: Marketing, SponsorLisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show NotesJamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic DesignAnnabelle Sorensen: Creative Project ManagerWill Stoughton: Video EditorKrystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, WebsiteAriel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts"Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonaldhttps://www.marshallmcdonaldmusic.com
1 Nephi 16-22 Part 2 • Dr. Tyler J. Griffin • Jan 29 - Feb 4 • Come Follow Me
24-01-2024
1 Nephi 16-22 Part 2 • Dr. Tyler J. Griffin • Jan 29 - Feb 4 • Come Follow Me
Dr. Tyler Griffin emphasizes the privilege and power of discipleship as well as the power of the Book of Mormon as an inexhaustible source of strength, knowledge, and hope.Show Notes (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese): https://followhim.co/book-of-mormon-episodes-1-13/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/follow-him-a-come-follow-me-podcast/id1545433056YouTube: https://youtu.be/004bBDiy7kEInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/15G9TTz8yLp0dQyEcBQ8BY00:00 Part II–Dr. Tyler Griffin00:07 Jacob and Joseph are born03:33 Getting closer to God and softening hearts07:45 God never asks us to do addicting things08:43 Planting seeds and growing connections12:20 Becoming like Jesus and studying Isaiah17:13 God reestablishes the covenant20:39 Comfort and the covenant24:02 God cannot forget us30:37 Hebrew poetry33:14 Gathering matters36:46 Power in our own wrestles40:17 Righteous isn’t flawless43:20 Righteousness is repenting44:17 Dr. Griffin shares his belief about friends in the community45:29 Dr. Griffin shares his testimony of Jesus and the Book of Mormon49:25 End of Part II– Dr. Tyler GriffinThanks to the followHIM team:Steve & Shannon Sorensen: Cofounder, Executive Producer, SponsorDavid & Verla Sorensen: SponsorsDr. Hank Smith: Co-hostJohn Bytheway: Co-hostDavid Perry: ProducerKyle Nelson: Marketing, SponsorLisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show NotesJamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic DesignAnnabelle Sorensen: Creative Project ManagerWill Stoughton: Video EditorKrystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, WebsiteAriel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts"Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonaldhttps://www.marshallmcdonaldmusic.com
1 Nephi 16-22 Part 1 • Dr. Tyler J. Griffin • Jan 29 - Feb 4 • Come Follow Me
24-01-2024
1 Nephi 16-22 Part 1 • Dr. Tyler J. Griffin • Jan 29 - Feb 4 • Come Follow Me
Why does the Lord lead us into unfamiliar wildernesses? Tyler Griffin examines God's nourishing and strengthening power and how revelation and strength come gradually.Show Notes (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese): https://followhim.co/book-of-mormon-episodes-1-13/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/follow-him-a-come-follow-me-podcast/id1545433056YouTube: https://youtu.be/QWuOGc05OWQInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/15G9TTz8yLp0dQyEcBQ8BY00:00 Part 1–Dr. Tyler Griffin00:18 Review of last week’s episode00:43 Preview of 1 Nephi 18-2202:16 Bio of Dr. Tyler Griffin03:20 The Lord is with us07:03 Marriages occur and blessings follow08:08 Marriage provides strength10:26 The group continues to travel11:30 The Liahona14:55 Trusting the Lord17:15 Miracles and challenges20:48 Reminders of discipleship22:11 Nephi takes ownership of the broken bow25:42 Trusting God and taking steps28:21 God works with wooden bows and a single arrow32:33 Finding God amidst affliction36:13 God requires action39:17 Transactional relationships vs covenantal relationships41:42 Two reactions to one set of trials44:31 Staying positive in trials47:50 Shouldering heavy burdens49:32 President Emily Freeman and building a relationship with Christ51:33 Moroni began to look forward53:53 Nahum and Joseph Smith58:50 Shipbuilding and the Lord has more in store1:00:25 Taking steps without knowing the entire path1:06:05 The Lord reveals in steps1:09:57 End of Part 1–Dr. Tyler GriffinThanks to the followHIM team:Steve & Shannon Sorensen: Cofounder, Executive Producer, SponsorDavid & Verla Sorensen: SponsorsDr. Hank Smith: Co-hostJohn Bytheway: Co-hostDavid Perry: ProducerKyle Nelson: Marketing, SponsorLisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show NotesJamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic DesignAnnabelle Sorensen: Creative Project ManagerWill Stoughton: Video EditorKrystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, WebsiteAriel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts"Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonaldhttps://www.marshallmcdonaldmusic.com
1 Nephi 11-15 Part 2 • Dr. Joshua Sears • Jan 22 - 28 • Come Follow Me
17-01-2024
1 Nephi 11-15 Part 2 • Dr. Joshua Sears • Jan 22 - 28 • Come Follow Me
Dr. Sears continues to explore Nephi’s Dream and the crucial nature of the Abrahamic Covenant in the fortunate Scattering and Gathering of  Israel.Show Notes (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese): https://followhim.co/book-of-mormon-episodes-1-13/YouTube: https://youtu.be/gqNR-eXcjbIApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/follow-him-a-come-follow-me-podcast/id1545433056Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/15G9TTz8yLp0dQyEcBQ8BY00:00 Part II–Dr. Joshua Sears00:07 The New and Everlasting Covenant02:25 Doctrinal misunderstanding informs biblical interpretation04:49 Blindness to the covenants 06:47 Losing covenant consciousness10:21 Covenants fulfilled in the Last Days13:10 Jesus and the vision16:38 The Book of Mormon reorients to the Abrahamic Covenant20:53 The Abrahamic Covenant was not totally fulfilled in the Meridian of Time22:27 Salvation as a people25:26 The Restoration is to restore people to a covenantal relationship with God26:43 1 Nephi 13:3828:18 The Book of Mormon restores everyone to the covenant30:50 1 Nephi 15 Nephi shares what he has learned32:26 The fluidity of the concept of gentiles34:48 Focus on covenants instead of Columbus36:02 Lamanties as a type of those who need to return to the Covenant Path39:51 The Lord’s work43:46 The power of covenants to those who have strayed46:58 The Book of Mormon is full of hope48:48 Lazarus and wayward souls53:15 Spiritual Alzheimer’s54:13 Dr. Sears shares his testimony of Jesus and the Book of Mormon59:06 End of Part II– Dr. Joshua SearsThanks to the followHIM team:Steve & Shannon Sorensen: Cofounder, Executive Producer, SponsorDavid & Verla Sorensen: SponsorsDr. Hank Smith: Co-hostJohn Bytheway: Co-hostDavid Perry: ProducerKyle Nelson: Marketing, SponsorLisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show NotesJamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic DesignAnnabelle Sorensen: Creative Project ManagerWill Stoughton: Video EditorKrystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, WebsiteAriel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts"Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonaldhttps://www.marshallmcdonaldmusic.com
1 Nephi 11-15 Part 1 • Dr. Joshua Sears • Jan 22 - 28 • Come Follow Me
17-01-2024
1 Nephi 11-15 Part 1 • Dr. Joshua Sears • Jan 22 - 28 • Come Follow Me
How does reading Nephi’s Vision prepare you for the work in the kingdom? Dr. Joshua Sears explores the evolution of the term “Messiah” and emphasizes the role of Jesus Christ and his condescension to gather the family of God.Show Notes (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese): https://followhim.co/book-of-mormon-episodes-1-13/YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZbOlFPxRJy0Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/follow-him-a-come-follow-me-podcast/id1545433056Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/15G9TTz8yLp0dQyEcBQ8BY00:00 Part 1–Dr. Joshua Sears00:47 Nephi wants to see what Lehi saw01:09 Dr. Sears shares the two purposes of the Book of Mormon02:44 Bio of Dr. Joshua Sears07:38 1 Nephi 1 and the term “Messiah”10:09 Kingship and the title Messiah10:58 Messiah as Redeemer12:12 1 Nephi 11 and  the “condescension of God”14:13 The Lion and the Lamb15:49 Jehovah and the Messiah in 1 Nephi 11:1819:00 Jesus as the literal Son of God22:19 Fulfilling the promises of the Title Page 24:13 1 Nephi 8:3026:32 Similarities for Lehi and Nephi28:48 Hesed and covenantal relationships33:42 So exclusive, everyone can be a part35:43 Broken relationships with God38:03 “Being cast off”41:33 Psalm 8947:03 We are free to choose to be in covenant with God51:53 1 Nephi 11:7 and 1 Nephi 1256:28 1 Nephi 10:12 and a remnant 59:20 The term gentile1:00:42 The Great and Abominable Church1:04:25 That which destroys souls1:07:00 A Jewish record1:09:52 End of Part 1–Dr. Joshua SearsThanks to the followHIM team:Steve & Shannon Sorensen: Cofounder, Executive Producer, SponsorDavid & Verla Sorensen: SponsorsDr. Hank Smith: Co-hostJohn Bytheway: Co-hostDavid Perry: ProducerKyle Nelson: Marketing, SponsorLisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show NotesJamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic DesignAnnabelle Sorensen: Creative Project ManagerWill Stoughton: Video EditorKrystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, WebsiteAriel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts"Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonaldhttps://www.marshallmcdonaldmusic.com
1 Nephi 6-10 Part 2 • Dr. Gaye Strathearn • Jan 15 - Jan 21 • Come Follow Me
10-01-2024
1 Nephi 6-10 Part 2 • Dr. Gaye Strathearn • Jan 15 - Jan 21 • Come Follow Me
Dr. Gaye Strathearn continues to explore the Savior’s invitation to receive the blessings of the Savior’s Atonement in 1 Nephi 6-10.Show Notes (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese): https://followhim.co/book-of-mormon-episodes-1-13/YouTube: https://youtu.be/SSmffPVkx-QApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/follow-him-a-come-follow-me-podcast/id1545433056Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/15G9TTz8yLp0dQyEcBQ8BY00:00 Part II–Dr. Gaye Strathearn00:07 The rod of iron and the river symbolism01:33 Garden of Eden parallels03:58 Dr. Strathearn shares a personal story about Covid08:13 The Great and Spacious building 10:04 Human self-sufficiency vs. belief in God13:26 Residents of the Great and Spacious Building15:56 Korihor 16:40 Approval of God vs the approval of man18:33 John shares a story about missionary in a prison20:31 Staying at the Tree of Life24:47 Activity vs passivity28:21 The four groups in Lehi’s dream parallel four types of ground30:40 Nephi asks regarding Lehi’s Dream34:05 Lehi teaches about the seed of Laman and Lemuel39:13 Jesus saves from the darkness42:39 The Allegory of Zenos46:54 Understanding the Fall 48:51 Allowing the Spirit to teach as we study52:53 End of Part II– Dr. Gaye Strathearn Thanks to the follow HIM team:Steve & Shannon Sorensen: Cofounder, Executive Producer, SponsorDavid & Verla Sorensen: SponsorsDr. Hank Smith: Co-hostJohn Bytheway: Co-hostDavid Perry: ProducerKyle Nelson: Marketing, SponsorLisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show NotesJamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic DesignWill Stoughton: Video EditorKrystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, WebsiteAriel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts"Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonaldhttps://www.marshallmcdonaldmusic.com
1 Nephi 6-10 Part 1 • Dr. Gaye Strathearn • Jan 15 - Jan 21 • Come Follow Me
10-01-2024
1 Nephi 6-10 Part 1 • Dr. Gaye Strathearn • Jan 15 - Jan 21 • Come Follow Me
How did we forget the Lord? Dr. Gaye Strathearn examines key questions, ideas, and context to encourage understanding of Lehi’s Dream and Nephi’s Vision.Show Notes (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese): https://followhim.co/book-of-mormon-episodes-1-13/YouTube: https://youtu.be/_62ALc3ctFkApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/follow-him-a-come-follow-me-podcast/id1545433056Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/15G9TTz8yLp0dQyEcBQ8BY00:00 Part 1–Dr. Gaye Strathearn00:54 Dr. Strathearn previews the episode02:00 Introduction of Dr. Strathearn02:55 Hearkening to the Lord04:08 The context for Lehi’s Dream and Nephi’s Vision07:02 Lehi thinks about posterity08:42 Hope as catalyst for Lehi’s Vision11:35 Recording only things of worth12:35 Nephi’s questions to Laman and Lemuel15:36 How have we forgotten the Lord?17:37 Sister Browning and President Kimball on the word “remember”19:14 The Sacrament 21:35 The faith of Ishmael’s family24:32 Dream language27:16 The Lord answers prayers and expects work28:46 Being humbled 31:15 Faith, forgiveness, and sacrifice36:27 Lehi’s Dream and the Small Plates39:44 Dark and light40:40 Trees and temples44:38 The fruit47:50 The path and the Iron Rod49:14 The Garden of Eden parallels54:17 Numberless concourses56:58 Worshiping in the prone position1:00:11 Not choosing Jesus1:03:42 End of Part 1–Dr. Gaye StrathearnThanks to the follow HIM team:Steve & Shannon Sorensen: Cofounder, Executive Producer, SponsorDavid & Verla Sorensen: SponsorsDr. Hank Smith: Co-hostJohn Bytheway: Co-hostDavid Perry: ProducerKyle Nelson: Marketing, SponsorLisa Spice: Client Relations, Editor, Show NotesJamie Neilson: Social Media, Graphic DesignWill Stoughton: Video EditorKrystal Roberts: Translation Team, English & French Transcripts, WebsiteAriel Cuadra: Spanish Transcripts"Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise" by Marshall McDonaldhttps://www.marshallmcdonaldmusic.com