Episodes
Part 1 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 20-25 (this part will cover chapters 20-24). This lesson focuses on social sins, Assyria's "I" problem, the boastful ax, stems & stumps, the lion & the lamb, the destruction of Babylon, laughing at Lucifer, redeeming Zion, and more. 0:00 Introduction 3:34 Back to Isaiah 15:08 The Isaiah Chapters as a Whole 20:54 Punished for Social Sins 27:47 Assyria's "I" Problem 36:20 The Boastful Ax & Prideful Saw 45:39 Returning to the Mighty God 52:51 Stems...
Published 02/29/24
Published 02/29/24
Part 2 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 11-19 (this part will cover chapters 16-19). This lesson focuses on the Heavenly Throne, the call of a prophet; ears, eyes, and hearts; a great forsaking, a remnant shall return, a virgin shall conceive, bees and razors, soft streams or rushing rivers, a Great Light, unto us a Child is born, stretched out still, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:41 The Heavenly Throne 8:44 The Call of a Prophet 14:22 Ears, Eyes, & Heart 27:52 A Great Forsaking 31:49 A...
Published 02/23/24
Part 1 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 11-19 (this part will cover chapters 11-15). This lesson focuses on 1st, 2nd, 3rd Isaiah, justice before mercy, 3 witnesses, dual delights, keys to understanding Isaiah, the mountain of the Lord, worldliness & pride, social sins, the Daughters of Zion, shelter in the storm, an army on the move, and more.  0:00 Introduction to the Isaiah Chapters 5:23 1st, 2nd, 3rd Isaiah 10:03 Justice Before Mercy 14:41 Motivation, Quotation, Explanation 17:08 The Three...
Published 02/22/24
Part 2 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 6-10 (this part will cover chapters 9-10). This lesson focuses on Book of Mormon contraries, scattering & gathering, death & resurrection, the Infinite Atonement, the awful monster, O's and Woes, being spiritually minded, the keeper of the gate, naming Christ, reconciliation, and more. 0:00 Introduction 0:41 Book of Mormon Contraries 3:26 Scattering & Gathering, Death & Resurrection 11:50 Merciful Plan & Infinite Atonement 18:30...
Published 02/15/24
Part 1 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 6-10 (this part will cover chapters 6-8). This lesson focuses on fusing Old and New Testaments, a second scattering, pastoral perfectionism, likening Isaiah, carried on the shoulders, feeling forsaken, no one home, sparks & sorrow, worth the wait, giving God a pep talk, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:40 Fusing Old & New Testaments 8:08 A Second Scattering 13:28 Pastoral Perfectionism 17:31 Likening Isaiah 22:46 Carried on the Shoulders 27:51 The 1st...
Published 02/15/24
Part 2 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 3-5 (this part will cover chapter 5). This lesson focuses on a God who speaks to prophets, the manner of happiness, Nephi's temple, the Lamanite curse, a "skin of blackness," scourged unto destruction, and more. 0:00 Introduction 0:37 A God Who Speaks to Prophets 7:38 The Manner of Happiness 11:29 Nephi's Temple 18:50 The Lamanite Curse 27:39 A Skin of Blackness 40:00 White, Fair, Delightsome 48:42 Scourged unto Destruction 55:37 Conclusion
Published 02/09/24
Part 1 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 3-5 (this part will cover chapters 3-4). This lesson focuses on Joseph in Egypt, Joseph Smith, the Bible and the Book of Mormon, restoring us, being sure, raising children, the death of Lehi, the Psalm of Nephi, depression and rejoicing, and more. 0:00 Introduction 3:06 Joseph of Lehi & Joseph of Egypt 10:26 Joseph Smith 16:09 Bible & Book of Mormon 24:14 Restoring Us to God 27:31 Confounding Joseph's Enemies 32:43 I Am Sure 37:15 Crying from the...
Published 02/08/24
Part 2 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 1-2 (this part will cover chapter 2). This lesson focuses on Jacob's anxieties, consecrating affliction, the Redeemer's righteousness, salvation is free, scrupulosity, agency & the Plan of Salvation, instruction, opposition, education, enticements, time to repent, free to choose, and more. 0:00 Introduction 1:33 Jacob's Anxieties 9:18 Validating & Consecrating Affliction 14:55 The Righteousness of the Redeemer 26:11 Salvation Is Free 31:47...
Published 02/02/24
Part 1 of a 2-part study of 2 Nephi 1-2 (this part will cover chapter 1). This lesson focuses on the destruction of Jerusalem, portable promises, the Land of Promise, a Land of Liberty, Awake & Arise, anxiety and fear in parenting, following the prophet, the birthright blessing, and more. 0:00 Introduction to 2 Nephi 2:59 Portable Promises 8:14 Led to the Land of Promise 16:42 Living in the Land of Liberty 24:40 Awake & Arise 29:22 Parenting Anxieties and Fears 36:57 Following the...
Published 02/01/24
Part 2 of a 2-part study of 1 Nephi 16-22 (this part will cover chapters 19-22). This lesson focuses on a long-suffering Savior, the isles of the sea, Isaiah's persuasive power, scattering and gathering, never forsaken, nursing mothers, Gentile shoulders, Nephi's Apocalypse, and more. 0:00 Introduction 0:50 A Long-suffering Savior 9:28 The Isles of the Sea 15:41 Isaiah's Persuasive Power 29:46 Walking the Walk 33:08 Justly Scattered 40:17 A Promised Return 49:05 Never Forsaken, Never...
Published 01/26/24
Part 1 of a 2-part study of 1 Nephi 16-22 (this part will cover chapters 16-18). This lesson focuses on Nephi's Exodus, the Liahona, the order of obedience, cut hearts, hangry, meeting God on the journey, moral or ceremonial law, equality and chosenness, racing to higher moral ground, building the ship, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:19 Nephi's Genesis & Exodus 8:32 The Liahona 16:42 Iron Rodders or Liahona Latter-day Saints 27:42 The Order of Obedience 33:24 Murmuring over Cut...
Published 01/25/24
An in-depth study of 1 Nephi 11-15, focusing on Nephi's search for truth, intellectual or experiential, Mary as a Tree of Life, Christmas Condescension, the Iron Rod, baptismal condescension, mists of darkness, the Great & Abominable Church, a book of covenants, plain & precious parts, the Gentiles and the Gathering of Israel, the Bible and the Book of Mormon, the Two Churches, the Olive Tree, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:15 Nephi's Vision Overview 7:22 Nephi's Search for Truth 15:45...
Published 01/18/24
An in-depth study of 1 Nephi 6-10, focusing on the purpose of the plates, Nephi's thesis statement, two sets of plates, inviting Ishmael, persuading prodigals, the Samuel Principle, Lehi's Dream, the Cosmic Chess Match, 4 souls and 4 soils, pressing forward, falling away, the Great & Spacious Building, the mocking masses, a tender parent, the broken Olive Tree, and more.  0:00 Introduction 0:31 What the Book of Mormon Isn't 10:16 Purpose of the Plates 19:28 The Original Thesis...
Published 01/16/24
An in-depth study of 1 Nephi 1-5. This lesson focuses on approaches to scripture study, waterskiing or scuba diving, "I, Nephi," historical context, learning to learn from the Lord, making sense of Laman and Lemuel, misunderstanding God, God or Man, failed attempts, slaying Laban, the courage of covenant, Sariah's Faith Crisis, a comforting companion, treasuring the brass plates, and more. 0:00 Introduction 2:04 Different Approaches to Scripture Study 10:11 Waterskiing, Snorkeling, &...
Published 01/04/24
An in-depth study of the introductory pages of the Book of Mormon, including the Title Page, the Testimonies of the 3 and 8 Witnesses, and the Testimony of Joseph Smith. This lesson focuses on Book of Mormon stories, the power of the word, anti-Book of Mormon mockery, the conversion of Orson Spencer, imperfection, false assumptions, the Keystone Statement, domino or dialogue, epistemology, and more.  0:00 Introduction 5:19 Book of Mormon Stories 11:13 The Power of the Word 16:42 Anti-Book of...
Published 12/27/23
As we approach the 4-year anniversary of the start of scripture study on Unshaken, Jared takes a moment to reflect on the last four years, and to make a few announcements about the future of Unshaken.
Published 12/26/23
A verse-by-verse study of Revelation 15-22. This lesson focuses on songs of victory, the 7 vials of wrath, Armageddon, the Mother of Harlots, the Cage of Babylon, the Merchant City, Lamenting the Crash, the Marriage of the Lamb, the Supper of the Great God, the Second Coming, the Millennial reign, Gog & Magog, Final Judgment, the New Jerusalem, the Tree of Life, not adding or subtracting, the clear choice, and more.  0:00 Introduction 5:00 Songs of Victory 13:46 The 7 Plagues 18:35...
Published 12/21/23
A Christmas message discussing the original French lyrics of the song "Cantique de Noel" (translated into "O Holy Night"). This lesson focuses on the the Condescension of Christ, erasing stains, thrilling hope, the light of faith, preaching to our pride, opening heaven, from slave to sibling, gratitude & recognition, and more. 0:00 Merry Christmas 4:19 Cantique de Noel 10:10 The Condescension of Christ 13:45 Erasing Stains 18:36 Thrilling Hope on Bended Knee 24:39 The Light of Faith 27:30...
Published 12/17/23
A verse-by-verse study of Revelation 6-14. This lesson focuses on the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the altar of the martyrs, signs of the 6th Seal, God's mark, the 144,000, dying eyes, silence in heaven, the angels of destruction, the locusts of hell, the little book, the Two Candlesticks, the two slain prophets, the Woman clothed with the sun, the Great Red Dragon, nourished in the wilderness, the War in Heaven, the Beast, 666, the Grapes of Wrath, and more. 0:00 Introduction 4:56 The 4...
Published 12/09/23
A verse-by-verse study of Revelation 1-5. This lesson focuses on the approach of the Book of Revelation, perpetual relevance, banishment on Patmos, a vision of Christ, stars & candlesticks, letters to the 7 churches, first love, faithfulness in tribulation, the true word, preserving purity, the true riches, awe, an open door, the throne of God, the 24 Elders, the 4 Beasts, the Sea of Glass, eyes & wings, the book with the 7 seals, the Lion & the Lamb, the New Song, and more. 0:00...
Published 12/02/23
A verse-by-verse study of 1-3 John and Jude. This lesson focuses on the Word of Life, faithful & just, overcoming the world, used to be's or never were's, an abiding anointing, divine potential, continuing to sin, loving one another, knowing we're worthy, God is Love, life in Christ, abiding in the doctrine of Christ, walking in truth, contending for the faith, examples of ungodliness, mockers in the last time, kept from falling, and more.  0:00 Introduction 7:04 The Word of Life &...
Published 11/27/23
A verse-by-verse study of 1-2 Peter. This lesson focuses on lively hope, refiner's fire, girding up the loins of your mind, the foreordained Lamb of God, a peculiar people, following His steps, part-member families, a reason for hope, Spirit Prison, unsurprised by suffering, feeding the flock of God, escaping the roaring lion, the divine nature, calling and election, the Transfiguration, interpreting scripture, vexed by wickedness, doubting the Second Coming, and more.  0:00 Introduction to...
Published 11/17/23
A verse-by-verse study of the Book of James. This lesson focuses on adversity & patience, seeking wisdom, welcoming questions, fading riches, temptation, doing and not just believing, impartial judges, faith without works, bits & helms, taming the tongue, friendship with the world, resisting the devil, exploitation of the poor, healing the sick, the efficacy of prayer, and more. 0:00 Introduction to James 15:00 Adversity & Patience 23:18 Let Him Ask 32:17 Questions Are...
Published 11/10/23
A verse-by-verse study of Hebrews 7-13. This lesson focuses on Melchizedek, a Superior Savior, better hope in a better testament, saving to the uttermost, the new covenant, touring the tabernacle, the blood of the lamb, shadows vs. realities, the Veil of the Temple, avoiding overcorrecting, casting away your confidence, the Faith Hall of Fame, Abel & Enoch, Abraham & Sarah, Abraham & Isaac, Moses; the cloud of witnesses, running with patience, enduring correction, climbing Mount...
Published 11/04/23