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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 26, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1832

Independence, Missouri. Joseph Smith called a general council of the Church, where he received Doctrine and Covenants 82, a revelation about the responsibilities of Church members, and was acknowledged as President of the High Priesthood.


On this day in 1835

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith assembled in the Kirtland Temple with the Apostles and Seventies to give them a charge and instructions relating to their missions and other duties.


On this day in 1838

Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 115, a revelation commanding the Church to build a house unto the Lord in Far West. This revelation also established the name of the Church as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


On this day in 1841

Carthage, Illinois. Hibbard for use of Hungerford and Livingston v. Miller: Justice of the Peace Samuel Marshall created a certified transcript of the proceedings from his docket book for the Hancock County Circuit Court.


On this day in 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois. City of Nauvoo v. Driggs: Execution on goods of Samuel Driggs. Plaintiff recovered $9.43¾ in costs.


On this day in 1844

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith as mayor fined Augustine Spencer for assaulting his brother Orson Spencer. Charles A. Foster, Robert D. Foster, and Chauncey L. Higbee were also fined for resisting marshal John Greene while he was arresting Augustine Spencer on Joseph Smith's orders. Higbee and Charles Foster were also fined for threatening Joseph Smith with a pistol at the mayor's office. When the pistol was seized by Joseph Smith and Joseph Coolidge, Robert D. Foster tried to interfere. Because Charles Foster was restrained and jailed, he sued Joseph Smith, Joseph Coolidge, and John Greene.


On this day in 1844

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith issued a warrant against Robert D. Foster for slandering Willard Richards. The next day, Foster accused Joseph "with many crimes and said that Daniteism was in Nauvoo." Joseph tried to settle, but when Foster refused, Joseph "shook his garments" against Foster.


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
Where does the doctrine of divine embodiment fit into early Christian beliefs and philosophies regarding God?

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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