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 #18 "He Was Lost and Is Found"
April 17, 2015
by BYU Studies Staff
In this lesson, repentance, forgiveness, and gratitude are brought together. The parable of the prodigal son helps us see that we are all sinful and that we all will be called upon to forgive others. The tale of the ten lepers, only one of whom returns to thank Jesus, is a warning that gratitude is required. All three of these commandments work together to make the Atonement effective in our lives.

Forgiving the Repentant

"Remission of Sins," by William S. Bradshaw, Encyclopedia of Mormonism

This article defines repentance as to "obtain God's forgiveness for breaking his commandments and receive a newness of life." God extends his mercy to all those who are willing to . . .
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Book Notice
April 16, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full book notice by Gerrit van Dyk. To read the full text of this review, follow the link below.

For over a century, the LDS and RLDS (now Community of Christ) churches . . .

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History of the Church Series
April 15, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by Janiece L. Johnson. 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 18, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1834

New Portage, Ohio. Joseph Smith left for New Portage with Sidney Rigdon, Oliver Cowdery, and Zebedee Coltrin to attend a conference.


On this day in 1842

Carthage, Illinois. Applications for bankruptcy were filed by Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith, along with several other Church leaders.


On this day in 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois. Smith v. Hinkle: Nauvoo Mayor John C. Bennett was appointed to gather depositions from subpoenaed witnesses.


On this day in 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois. On the prairie, Joseph Smith talked with three Pottawattamie tribal chiefs concerning stolen horses and cattle.


On this day in 1844

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith and other Church leaders excommunicated William, Jane, and Wilson Law and Robert D. Foster for "unchristianlike conduct."


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
How do Latter-day Saint scholars respond to John L. Brooke's The Refiner's Fire?

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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