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 #11 "He Spake Many Things unto Them in Parables"
February 27, 2015
by BYU Studies Staff
In lesson 11, we discuss how Jesus uses parables to teach. These charts provide useful visuals for teaching and study.

Jesus Uses Parables to Teach about the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth

"Parables," by Susan Howe, Encyclopedia of Mormonism

In Matthew 13 the Lord presents the parable of the sower and explains that His use of parables is to reveal "the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven." Parables are stories that the audience can relate with. The stories can be interpreted to mean different things, depending on the sensitive and spiritual preparation of the hearer. To those who have prepared themselves spiritually Jesus says, "Who hath ears to hear, let him hear." To them . . .
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Book Review
February 26, 2015

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

Brady Udall's The Lonely Polygamist, published in 2010, arrived . . .

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Special History of the Church Feature
February 25, 2015

BYU Studies Quarterly readers who are interested in Church history should be aware of the lesser-known but remarkable story of an LDS education pioneer in Texas. Today's feature comes from the Church History Department of the Church.

Olivas Vila . . .

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Additional Features
On February 27, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1833

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 89, a revelation containing the dietary code known as the Word of Wisdom.


On this day in 1834

Elk Creek, Pennsylvania. Joseph Smith stayed at Shadrach Roundy's home while traveling to New York to gather volunteers for Zion's Camp.


On this day in 1835

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith met with nine of the Twelve Apostles at home and gave them counsel on the authority of the apostleship and the importance of keeping records.


On this day in 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois. City of Nauvoo v. Davis: Documents relating to this court case (abusive and ridiculous language) were sent to the Hancock County Circuit Court.


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
What was the Haun's Mill Massacre?

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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