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 28, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1834

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith praised the Lord that he found his family well when he returned from his journey to western New York.


On this day in 1835

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received the final portions of Doctrine and Covenants 107, a revelation concerning the order and offices of the priesthood.


On this day in 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. Patterson and Patterson v. Cahoon: George A. H. Patterson and John Patterson filed a suit against Cahoon, Carter & County, and Rigdon, Smith & Cowdery to collect on a promissory note claiming damages of $1,000.


On this day in 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. Holmes v. Dayton: Ezra Holmes filed a suit against Joseph Smith and his co-obligors in the Court of Common Pleas to collect on a promissory note, claiming damages of $500.


On this day in 1843

Geauga County, Ohio. Jacob Bump Administrator for the Estate of Stannard v. Brigham Young and Joseph Smith: Collection order returned to the court with no assets having been found.


On this day in 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith moved his office from the smokehouse to the small upper room of his Red Brick Store. Josiah Butterfield (stepfather of the Lawrence sisters who were later sealed to Joseph) came to Joseph's house and insulted him so outrageously that Joseph kicked Butterfield "out of the house, across the yard, and into the street."


On this day in 1844

Carthage, Illinois. Simpson v. Smith: Alexander Simpson filed a declaration that Joseph Smith's charges of robbery, attempted murder, and felony against him had tarnished his reputation. [See State v. Simpson, January 17, 1844.] Smith entered a plea of not guilty. The plaintiff granted a change of venue to McDonough County on May 23, 1844.


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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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