Hope in Christ: A Come, Follow Me Podcast

Hope in Christ: A Come, Follow Me Podcast

Created as a trustworthy supplement to your scripture study and the Come, Follow Me resource of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Each daily scripture highlight draws out relevant and relatable lessons connected with teachings from God’s latter-day prophets. Hi, I’m your host, Ben Peterson. I hold a Master’s Degree in Religious Education, spent time professionally teaching Seminary and Institute classes, and currently, work in the Correlation Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, the ultimate authority on the gospel of Jesus Christ is the Holy Ghost. He is the ultimate teacher in this podcast and has enlightened the teachings of each episode. Considering the nature of my professional responsibilities at Church headquarters, it is naturally my desire and commitment to seek to align every teaching in this podcast with correct doctrine, however, this podcast is not an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am solely responsible for its content. - Ben Peterson, podcast host Standard required Church disclaimer and notice meant to protect the Church and its products: This podcast is neither made, provided, approved nor endorsed by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Any content or opinions expressed, implied or included are solely those of Ben Peterson and not those of Intellectual Reserve, Inc. or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Come, Follow Me is a resource offered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is designed to be used in the home to support personal and family scripture study to build faith in Heavenly Father and His plan of salvation and in the Savior Jesus Christ and His Atonement. Come, Follow Me is self-contained and adequate, when used properly. Products and materials designed to supplement this resource, though they may be helpful in some instances, are not necessary for a successful home study program.


October 3, 2022 13 min

This scripture highlight from the last few chapters of Isaiah is broken into three questions:


What might the Savior's Second Coming be like? What will happen after He returns? And how can I be ready for it?


Dive into this last highlight from the book of Isaiah and discover more about how we can prepare ourselves now to be effective disciples of Jesus Christ and prepare the world for His return and millennial reign.

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This scripture highlight from Isaiah 60 and 62 takes a look at the power Jesus Christ's Church will wield in the very last days preceding Christ's glorious Second Coming, with a glimpse from the October 2022 general conference at why that is meaningful and how we can be an effective part of it.

Episode Transcript: https://bit.ly/3fzpftE 

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Jesus Christ has the power to heal every broken heart. He can give life where death held sway. He can provide joy where darkness once reigned. This scripture highlight from Isaiah 61 emphasizes Jesus Christ's role and ability to save, redeem, and transform us.

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Do you ever struggle at the thought of waking up on Monday morning? This scripture highlight from Isaiah 58 offers some valuable insight about what the Sabbath day is, why it is so special, and how to make Sunday a delight. Discover how to obtain greater access to God's power on Sunday to energize you on Monday morning and throughout the week.

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Have you ever felt that your regular monthly fast on Fast Sunday seemed to lack power? Do you want to understand how to allow your regular fast to really bring about change in your life and powerful blessings from heaven? This scripture highlight of Isaiah 58 goes through the ins and outs of fasting and will help you in your search to make Fast Sundays more meaningful and powerful for you.

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Sometimes God's commandments may not always be easy, popular, or make sense to us. Yet, like a wise parent to a child, the Lord tells us His ways are higher than our ways. He beckons us to come unto Him so that we can eventually experience the greatest joys in all eternity. This highlight, principally from Isaiah 55, helps us recognize areas where we can improve at obeying the Lord's ways rather than following after the wor...

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All of the scriptures, including the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Book of Mormon are all about God establishing His covenant with His children--a promise to bring them home and ultimately offer them eternal life and exaltation. That covenant is not limited to ancient scripture. Jesus Christ Himself, prophesied of an eventual apostasy from the truth followed by a restoration where He quoted Isaiah regarding the final ga...

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Do you ever feel burdened under a load that feels impossible to bear? Do you ever feel like no one understands what you're going through?

Jesus Christ descended below all things. Below all pain and suffering, below ever dark and hellish sin, and below every heartache, any person would or could ever experience. He understands. This scripture highlight from Isaiah 53 will help you learn more about what He does for you and why He ...

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President Russell M. Nelson and Jesus Christ Himself have both prophesied some of God's mightiest works that would take place in the latter days leading up to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. As the Savior turned the Nephites' minds to our day, He also gave us the charge to be clean. Being clean is a spiritual preparation for being ready to participate in the Savior's glorious return to the earth. Learn more in this s...

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September 25, 2022 11 min

Sometimes we might not realize that in some ways we could be sleeping through some of the greatest opportunities we will ever have to experience joy and blessings. In Isaiah 50-52 and in 2 Nephi 7-8, the Lord reminds us to wake up and stop fearing what men can do. He urges us to wake up to our covenants and to the opportunities, responsibilities, and blessings that are and can be ours. 

Episode Transcript: https://bit.ly/Isaiah50-5...

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It can be so easy to feel alone, forgotten, or abandoned. But our Redeemer Jesus Christ will never forget us. This "Come, Follow Me" scripture highlight focuses on the Lord's promise to never forget us. He understands what it is like to really feel alone. And He promises to never leave us comfortless or without His presence if we truly desire to receive Him.

Episode Transcript: https://bit.ly/Isaiah40-49-5 

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It can be easy as a member of the Church to go through the motions and do all the “things” without remembering why we do them and without gaining any power from them at all.

Isaiah spoke of people that did this. We can avoid falling into the all-too-easy trap of going through the motions if we can learn to deeply understand Heavenly Father and His plan for us. The more we can understand His plan deep in our hearts, the more we can ...

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Have you ever wondered if you could ever be completely forgiven for something you have done? Through the prophet Isaiah, the Lord assures us that He is our Redeemer and if we repent will blot out or completely wipe away our sins, making us totally and completely clean again. There is still hope for each of us!

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We were reserved by the Lord to come to the earth at a time when wickedness would be at its worst and when the righteous Saints of God are preparing for the final victory. Through Isaiah, the Lord helps us understand that this is His work and that when we serve Him faithfully, we are never alone.

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When life seems too overwhelming or when you feel depleted and feel you don’t have the strength to go on, remember this powerful message of hope taught in Isaiah 40.

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When Jesus Christ comes again, the wicked will be destroyed and the righteous will be rewarded with peace, joy, and the beginning of happiness that can be perpetuated through all eternity. In this scripture highlight, learn more about Isaiah's prophecies of that great day.

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The Prophet Isaiah prophesied about the destruction of the wicked in the last days. Learn about what that destruction might be like and how the powers of righteousness will overpower all darkness in this world. 

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In this third scripture highlight from Isaiah 13-39, discover how to navigate some of the tricky nuances of being a twenty-first century Latter-day Saint. Listen to Isaiah and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland expose some of Satan's slippery and popular tactics to trick us into falling away from the Savior. And learn how to protect yourself and your family from falling into Satan's snares.

Episode Transcript: https://bit.ly/Isaiah13...

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In this second scripture highlight of the week, discover how in the midst of the Great Apostasy, the Lord brought about the Restoration of the gospel to all the earth, instigated the gathering of Israel, and provided evidence that the gathering had begun and that prophets are still called by God and His scriptures are true. Listen in to discover what proof God has provided the people of the latter days.

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Isaiah's prophecies included many details about the last days leading up to the Savior's Second Coming. This week's episodes include this discussion about Isaiah's words pertaining to the Great Apostasy and how some effects of the Apostasy following the death of Christ's Apostles in the ancient world linger on even today.

Also in this episode is a conversation about how Christ frees us from our burdens of sin.


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