Daily Feature

Each weekday, we spotlight content from BYU Studies: articles, reviews, web updates, staff picks, etc. These spotlights are called “Daily Features.” To read the full text for the feature, click the “Read More” link from the front page. You can download the article or other item for free during the week that it is featured.

New Test. Lesson #15 I Am the Light of the World
March 27, 2015
by BYU Studies Staff
Jesus knew he was the Messiah, and he made it clear to those who listened to him. This bold declaration challenged people. Some accepted him, and others did not. We can know that Jesus is the Christ by studying his word and asking for ourselves.

Jesus . . . Teaches in the Temple

"The Great High Priest," by Margaret Barker, BYU Studies, Volume 42, no. 3–4

This article looks at the symbolism and theology of the temple. The temple was a setting in which Christ frequently functioned. In the scriptures Jesus Christ is described as being a "great high priest." Within the article is discussed how the rights and duties exclusive to the high priest affected how Christ's . . .
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Book Review
March 26, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full book review by Sherry Pack Baker. To read the full text of this review, follow the link below.

J. B. Haws received his PhD from the University of Utah and is . . .

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History of the Church Series
March 25, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by William G. Hartley. Each Wednesday we focus on an aspect of church history, beginning in New York in the early 19th century and progressing throughout the year to Utah in the 20th century. Find more . . .

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Additional Features
On March 29, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1832

Hiram, Ohio. Joseph Smith Murdock, adopted son of Joseph and Emma Smith, died.


On this day in 1835

Huntsburg, Ohio. Joseph Smith preached for about three hours on the divinity of the Book of Mormon.


On this day in 1836

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith ministered in the Kirtland Temple overnight with the Church presidents and bishops, who washed each others' feet in preparation for the solemn assembly.


On this day in 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. Patterson and Patterson v. Cahoon: Copies of the writ were left with Reynolds Cahoon, Jared Carter, Hyrum Smith, Joseph Smith, and Sidney Rigdon. Oliver Cowdery was not found. The case was continued until the next term.


On this day in 1838

Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smith dictated a letter to the Presidency of the Church in Kirtland, giving them news about the Church in Far West.


On this day in 1841

Nauvoo, Illinois. Nauvoo City Ordinance: Established a one-dollar fine for any owner of a dog who molests any person, horse, or cattle.


On this day in 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois. As mayor, Joseph Smith rendered judgment against Robert D. Foster for nonpayment of his debt.


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
What is the source of Latter-day Saint doctrine?

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

View text of the company journal with an entry for every day of the journey here.

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