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 Testament Lesson #37 "Jesus Christ: 'The Author and Finisher of Our Faith'"
September 4, 2015
by BYU Studies Staff
The epistle to the Hebrews was written to Jews who had converted to Christianity and who already received basic ordinances. The letter persuades them to hold fast to their faith in Christ. The letter's main point is Jesus is the eternal high priest, and eternal salvation comes through his greatness, sufficiency, and supremacy.

The Gospel and the New Covenant

"Hebrews, Epistle to the," by Richard D. Draper, Encyclopedia of Mormonism

The main point at the center of the epistle to the Hebrews is that eternal salvation comes only through Jesus Christ. "It systematically strives to persuade them 'to hold fast to their faith.'" This piece by Richard D. Draper examines how each . . .
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Book Review
September 3, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full Elijah Abel: The Life and Times of a Black Priesthood Holder by Matthew L. Harris. To read the full text of this review, follow the link below.

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History of the Church Series
September 2, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by Gregory R. Knight. 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 September 4, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1833

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith dictated a letter to Vienna Jacques, thanking her for her monetary offerings.


On this day in 1837

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith dictated a letter to John Corrill and the Church in Missouri.


On this day in 1838

Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smith engaged Generals David R. Atchison and Alexander W. Doniphan as his lawyers.


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
Is feminism compatible with the gospel of Jesus Christ?

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

The company lost 30 of its best working cattle in a buffalo stampede.

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