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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 #23 Love One Another, As I Have Loved You
May 22, 2015
by BYU Studies Staff
Jesus gathers his apostles for the Last Supper and continues to teach them to love and serve one another.

Love One Another

"The Lost Commandment: The Sacred Rites of Hospitality," by Peter J. Sorensen, BYU Studies, Volume 44, no. 1

Being a good host is a form of unconditional love. Just as one cannot wholly merit mercy (for the very essence of mercy is that the recipient is unworthy of it), so one clearly cannot be a partial host, catering only to visitors who meet preconceived qualifications. At the Last Supper, Jesus is the host. It is fortunate that John 13 preserves the scene of the Last Supper that is missing from the synoptic gospels. Peter's hesitation to let . . .
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Book Review
May 21, 2015

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

There are Bibles aplenty in our world, hundreds if Amazon.com is any . . .

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History of the Church Series
May 20, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by Janiece Johnson. 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 May 23, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1834

Belleville, Indiana. Joseph led the Zion's Camp march from Belleville to Greencastle, Indiana, and after a hard drive, the group encamped about four miles from Greencastle.


On this day in 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois. Nauvoo City Resolution: Created the office of coroner and appointed Samuel H. Smith as such.


On this day in 1843

Carthage, Illinois. City of Nauvoo v. Hunter: The motion for dismissal was sustained. The defendant recovered his costs.


On this day in 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois. With Emma's approval and in her presence, Joseph Smith was married to sisters Emily and Eliza Partridge by Judge James Adams, a high priest in the Church. About this time, Emma also approved Joseph's marriage to two other sisters, Maria and Sarah Lawrence.


On this day in 1844

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith spoke with the Sac and Fox Indians who had arrived the previous day.


On this day in 1844

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith prophesied to his brother Hyrum that their enemies would lie about Hyrum the same as they had about Joseph.


On this day in 1844

Carthage, Illinois. State v. Smith: A grand jury indicted Joseph Smith for adultery and fornication with Maria Lawrence "and other diverse women," based on William and Wilson Law's testimony. Joseph Smith considered suing him for perjury and slander on behalf of Maria Lawrence. Dropped the following day when the state's attorney pro-tem indicated that he would not prosecute the indictment.


On this day in 1844

Carthage, Illinois. State v. Smith: A grand jury indicted Joseph Smith for perjury based on Robert D. Foster's oath that Joseph Smith had sworn a complaint to arrest Alexander Simpson for theft and assault of a Brother Richard Badham outside Nauvoo. (See State of Illinois v. Simpson, January 17, 1844.) Joseph Smith was so irate that he sent Orrin Porter Rockwell and Justice of the Peace Aaron Johnson to have Foster indicted for perjury. They arrived too late and the jury "had risen."


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

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

The weather forced the Saints to stay below deck.

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