The Journey Begins

Hi, there! I’m glad you found me.  Stumbling as I Follow is a podcast that I have created to be a companion to the Come Follow Me curriculum.  I share with you thoughts and insights I have as I study the assigned chapters.

My intention is not to replace your personal study but give you a way that you can reflect and remember what you have read and studied in order to invite the spirit to teach you through out the day.

These Twelve Jesus Sent Forth

A look at the Come Follow Me lesson on the chapters Matthew 10-12; Mark 2; Luke 7;11  with a focus on prophets and apostles.

Quotes used in this episode

“With Christ, darkness cannot succeed. Darkness will not gain victory over the light of Christ.”

-Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to do so.” -Jeffrey R. Holland

“For those who believe in Jesus Christ, repent are baptized and endure to the end the Savior forgives, heals and advocates. He is our helper, consoler and intercessor-attesting to and vouching for our reconciliations with God.”

-Dale G. Renlund

“God so loved the world that He sent His Only Begotten Son to help us. And His Son, Jesus Christ gave His life for us. All so that we could have access to godly power-power sufficient to deal with the burdens, obstacles and temptations of our day.”

-Russell M. Nelson

“The first principle of the gospel is not ‘faith’. The first principle of the gospel is Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.”

-Dallin H. Oaks

“Christ and his servants can no more be separated than can the Father and the Son. To accept one is to accept the other. No one can believe in Christ as the Son of God without also believing that Peter, James and John were the apostles who bore record of him.”

-Bruce R. McConkie

“Because He was resurrected, Jesus cannot have been only a carpenter, a teacher a rabbi or a prophet. Because he was resurrected, Jesus had to have been a God, even the only begotten son of the Father.”

-D. Todd Christofferson

“I have come to know through my own experiences that Heavenly Father hears and answers our personal prayers. I know that Jesus is the living Christ and that He knows each of us individually or as the scriptures express it, ‘one by one’ “

-Ronald A. Rasband

“The same priesthood power that created worlds, galaxies and the universe can and should be part of our lives to succor, strengthen, and bless our families, our friends and our neighbors.”

-M. Russell Ballard

“The Savior is the source of true peace. Even with the trials of life, because of the Savior’s Atonement and His grace, righteous living will be rewarded with personal peace.”

-Quentin L. Cook

“Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through the incalculable gift of His Atonement, not only saves us from death and offers us, through repentance forgiveness for our sins but He also stands ready to save us from the sorrow and pains of our wounded souls.”

-Neil L. Andersen

“He is the light of the world and the sure source of comfort, hope, peace and joy.”

-Henry B. Eyring

“I testify that He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world and that through Him we can be saved and exalted in the presence of our dear God. I love Him; I adore him. I want to follow him and do His will and become more like Him.”

-Ulisses Soares

“I find abiding peace in knowing that ‘the Lord is MY shepherd’ and that each of us is known by Him and under His care. When we confront life’s wind and rainstorms, sickness, injuries, and drought, the Lord will minister to us. He will restore our souls.”

-Gary E. Stevenson

“I witness and promise we can not only know about the Lord but also come to know Him as we exercise faith in follow, serve and believe Him.”

-David A. Bednar

“I reverently withness and solemnly testify of the living Christ–He who died, was buried, and rose again the third day.”

-Gerrit W. Gong

Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole

A brief look at some of the miracles Christ performed in Matthew 8-9 and Mark 2-5

Quotes used in this episode

“Then comes a great acknowledgement of faith: ‘I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live’ These are not only the words of faith of a father torn with grief but are also a reminder to us that whatever Jesus lays his hands upon lives.  If Jesus lays his hands upon a marriage, it lives. If he is allowed to lay his hands on the family, it lives.”

-Howard W. Hunter

“By doing these physical acts, however, the Master’s apparent purpose was to strengthen the faith of the blind or deaf person, persons who were denied the ability to gain increased assurance and resultant faith by seeing his countenance or hearing his words.”

-Bruce R. McConkie

Matthew 6-7

He Taught Them as One Having Authority

This week on Stumbling as I Follow we’ll continue our study of The Sermon on the Mount.  We’ll talk about prayer, the choices we make, sailing the Straits of Magellan and we might even sing a song about a Wise and a Foolish man.

Quotes used in this episode

“The object of prayer is not to change the will of God, but to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that God is already willing to grant, but that are made conditional on our asking for them.”

-Bible Dictionary

“The reason He asks us to pray is that the process of learning to communicate effectively with Him will shape and change our lives.”

-David E. Sorensen

Blessed Are Ye Matthew 5; Luke 6

This week we discuss The Beatitudes

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Quotes used in this episode

“Here it was that the greatest person who ever lived delivered the greatest sermon ever given”

-Thomas S. Monson

“One cannot be merciful to others without receiving a harvest of mercy in return”

-Gordon B. Hinckley

“Have you ever stopped to think that perhaps you are the light sent by Heavenly Father to lead another safely home or to be a beacon from a distance to show the way back to the straight and narow path that leads to eternal life? Your light is a beacon and should never stop burning or mislead those who are looking for a way home.”

-Richard D. Hales

Ye Must Be Born Again John 2-4

This week we will study when Jesus turns water into wine, the cleansing of the temple, Nicodemus and what it means to be born again, and the woman at the well.

Quotes used in this episode

“Church members are not born again by the mere fact of baptism alone; rather after baptism, they must so live as to experience a ‘mighty change’ in their hearts.”

-Bruce R. McConkie