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 #24 "This is Life Eternal"
May 29, 2015
by BYU Studies Staff
Jesus prepared his disciples for his death and resurrection by teaching them that after his departure, they would have the gift of the Holy Ghost. He offered the Intercessory Prayer, which shows his unique role in making life with God available to us.

Jesus Promises...the Gift of the Holy Ghost

"Holy Ghost," by Joseph Fielding McConkie, Encyclopedia of Mormonism

The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Eternal Godhead. The Holy Ghost is identified as a personage of Spirit distinct from both the Father and the Son. The Holy Ghost has many roles but can only dwell in the hearts of righteous Saints. To have the influence and companionship of the Holy Ghost is considered to . . .
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Book Review
May 28, 2015

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

Defining terms is a foundational task in academic studies, and a clear . . .

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History of the Church Series
May 27, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by David W. Grua. 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 30, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1834

Springfield, Illinois. Zion's Camp passed through Springfield, and Ezra Thayre administered his own concocted medicine to the sick horses.


On this day in 1837

Geauga County, Ohio. State of Ohio on complaint of Newel v. Smith: Constable George Lockwood returned with Joseph Smith to the Justice of the Peace Court. Joseph Smith was not ready for his trial, so the case was continued until June 3, 1837.


On this day in 1844

Nauvoo, Illinois. U.S. v. Jeremiah Smith: Chief Judge Joseph Smith and the municipal court discharged Jeremiah Smith on a habeas corpus writ despite a federal arrest for alleged fraud. The U.S. was ordered to pay costs. Joseph Smith tried to arrest the U.S. agent for disturbing the peace by threatening to bring federal troops into Nauvoo to seize the defendant and defy the court.


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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
What were the "united orders?"

Willie Handcart
On this day in 1856:

A boy suffered a “very much fractured skull.”

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