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 #12 "I Am the Bread of Life"
March 6, 2015
by BYU Studies Staff
In lesson 12, we discuss Jesus performing the miracle of feeding 5,000 people and his declaration of being the Son of God.

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

"Miracles," by Paul C. Hedengren, Encyclopedia of Mormonism

A miracle is "a beneficial event brought about through divine power that mortals do not understand and of themselves cannot duplicate." When Jesus was on earth he used his power and compassion to bless others through miracles. Some of these miracles included Jesus miraculously feeding more than 5,000 people and Jesus walking on the Sea. His miracles were another witness of his calling as the Son of God.

Jesus Declares Himself the Son of . . .
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Book Review
March 5, 2015

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

With the centennial of World War I beginning in 2014, Nels Anderson's . . .

History of the Church Series
March 4, 2015

This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by Milton V. Backman, Jr. 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 . . .

Additional Features
On March 6, in the life of Joseph Smith
On this day in 1834

Perrysburg Township, Cattaraugus County, New York. Joseph Smith and Parley P. Pratt held another meeting at Freeman Nickerson’s home but gained no volunteers to help the Missouri Saints return to their homes in Jackson County, Missouri.

On this day in 1839

Liberty, Missouri. Smith v. McLellin: William E. McLellin was summoned to appear before the Clay County Circuit on the first day of the next term. While Joseph Smith was imprisoned in Liberty Jail, he sued McLellin for trespass and accused him of stealing some personal items.

On this day in 1840

Montrose, Iowa. Joseph Smith attended a meeting of the high council in Iowa and addressed the issue of the law of consecration.

On this day in 1842

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith preached at Orson Spencer's house on the hill near the Nauvoo Temple.

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LDS FAQ Angle Moroni
What attempts at redress did the Saints make for their persecutions in Missouri?

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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