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 #19 "Thy Faith Hath Saved Thee"
April 24, 2015
by BYU Studies Staff
This lesson draws together events in Jesus' life that help us draw closer to him. The parable of the unjust judge teaches us to continually pray. Christ's visit to Zacchaeus shows that He is sent to all people. The miracle of Christ raising Lazarus is a witness of His divine mission.

Faith and Miracles

"Faith in Jesus Christ," by Douglas E. Brinley, Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Having faith means having complete confidence that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. One who has faith believes that it is only through Jesus Christ that we are saved from sin and death.

"Lord, Increase Our Faith," by Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, November 1987

"Father, increase . . .
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Book Review
April 23, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full book review by Barnard Stewart Silver. To read the full text of this review, follow the link below.

In our era, when justifiable attention is paid to economic . . .

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History of the Church Series
April 22, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by Leonard J. Arrington. 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 April 25, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1830

Colesville, New York. Joseph Smith performed the first miracle after the organization of the Church by casting a devil out of Newel Knight.


On this day in 1835

Geauga County, Ohio. State of Ohio v. Smith: A transcript of the proceedings of the case was given to lawyer Reuben Hitchcock, the prosecuting attorney for this case in the Court of Common Pleas.


On this day in 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. Newbould v. Rigdon, Smith, and Cowdery: Rigdon, Joseph Smith, and Cowdery were arrested. A bail bond was subsequently posed by Martin Harris and five others.


On this day in 1839

Iowa. Joseph Smith went to Iowa with a committee of the Church to select a place for the relocation of the Saints from Missouri.


On this day in 1844

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith told a reporter from the St. Louis Gazette that he had gained his power by the principles of truth and virtue.


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
What are the main themes of the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible?

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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