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 27, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1818

Palmyra, New York. Joseph Smith Sr. v. Hurlbut: Joseph Smith Sr. and Alvin Smith executed a promissory note to pay Jeremiah Hurlbut $65.00 in grain for the purchase of two horses.


On this day in 1834

Near Painesville, Ohio. Joseph Smith traveled to Springfield, Pennsylvania, where he found Sidney Rigdon, then continued his homeward journey, stopping sixteen miles east of Painesville, Ohio.


On this day in 1836

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith dedicated the Kirtland Temple, and the prayer was later published as Doctrine and Covenants 109.


On this day in 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith witnessed the landing of Latter-day Saint immigrants from England on the steamboat Ariel and performed ordinances for 107 individuals after speaking on baptism for the dead.


On this day in 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith dictated a letter to Sidney Rigdon expressing suspicions of Elder Rigdon's involvement with those working against the Church.


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
What is baptism for the dead?

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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