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Follow Him: A Come, Follow Me Podcast featuring Hank Smith & John Bytheway

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Do you ever feel that preparing for your weekly Come, Follow Me lesson falls short? Join hosts Hank Smith and John Bytheway as they interview experts to make your study for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Come, Follow Me course not only enjoyable but original and educational. If you are looking for resources to make your study fresh, faithful, and fun--no matter your age--then join us every Friday at 6:00 PM MST for Part I and Saturday at 6:00 PM MST for Part II. Show notes: https://followhim.co/episodes/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannel Instagram: Instagram.com/followhimpodcast Facebook: Facebook.com/followhimpodcast
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We continue with Brother S. Michael Wilcox as he uses Russian literature to expound on the power of Doctrine and Covenants 65. What does giving someone an onion have to do with being invited to the long-awaited marriage feast? As they transition to Section 66, they focus on the importance of bearing testimony--of first believing and acting on that belief--and then receiving a witness. Listen as Brother Wilcox bears his powerful testimony of the goodness of Jesus Christ’s gospel.Show notes: https://followhim.co/episodesYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
Have you ever struggled with forgiving others or forgiving yourself? Do you ever doubt if you can truly be forgiven? Join Hank, John, and Brother S. Michael Wilcox as they delve into Doctrine and Covenants 64 and discuss forgiveness. What did the Lord have to say about forgiveness and mercy to the early saints? Brother Wilcox teaches that a key to forgiving is to celebrate the good and forgive everything else--hatred can end only through love.Show notes: https://followhim.co/episodesYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
Four-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson.Great to share with family and friends!Please leave a review on the podcast.Join us on social media:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
What does it mean, “This is a day of warning and not a day of many words?” How do we learn from the early Saints and choose the Kingdom of God? We continue with Dr. Wilson and learn how spiritual 72-hour kits are more critical than temporal ones to prepare the world for the Second Coming. Join us for Part II of Section 63 of the Doctrine and Covenants.Show notes: https://followhim.co/episodesYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
The Lord judges not by appearance, but by potential. This is true for Missouri and Zion as well. Dr. Lynne Wilson teaches how our observance of the Sabbath is important for not only building Zion but for our preparations for the Second Coming. The Saints (and us) in Kirtland and Missouri are taught by the Lord how to prepare for the Temple, Zion, and the Second Coming.Show notes: https://followhim.co/episodesYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
Three-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson.Great to share with family and friends!Please leave a review on the podcast.Join us on social media:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
Dr. Dirkmaat continues teaching that as the difficulties persist and that the Lord commands the Saints to “be of good cheer,” and reminds us that the Savior is “in [our] midst.” We discuss where much anti-LDS literature has been discredited. Dr. Dirkmaat shares dynamic and compelling personal stories that will endow listeners with power because of and through our difficulties. If you only listen to one podcast this week, THIS IS IT. Show notes: https://followhim.co/episodesYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
Have you ever felt that your efforts fall short? Dr. Gerrit Dirkmaat returns and teaches how the elders are called to travel from Kirtland to Jackson County, Missouri, and, “Preach by the way.” In their month-long travels, some work harder than others and the Lord addresses this and us and encourages us to remember that our testimony of the gospel is like a “talent.” This episode encourages us to serve and teach because the Lord is with us, as with the early Saints.Show notes: https://followhim.co/episodesYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
Four-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson.Great to share with family and friends!Please leave a review on the podcast.Join us on social media:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
Dr. Alexander Baugh continues our discussion about the cultural disparity between the Saints and the local population in Missouri as we discuss Doctrine and Covenants 58-59. The Lord is gathering Saints from the United States, Canada, and England to create an organization that will have Saints in every corner of the world. The Lord is calling them and us to bring what little we have, and He will multiply our efforts.Show notes: https://followhim.co/episodesYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
What happens to the Saints as they arrive in Missouri and expect Zion? Do we come to Zion or build it? Dr. Alexander Baugh is the consummate Missouri historian and helps set the stage for the Saints’ arrival and eventual expulsion from the state. This episode will remind us what the Lord teaches us when our expectations don’t meet reality and what happens after “much tribulation.”Show notes: https://followhim.co/episodesYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
Five-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson.Great to share with family and friends!Please leave a review on the podcast.Join us on social media:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
In Part II we continue to discuss the power of covenants and the Law of Consecration.  Dr. Heward also teaches us how Joseph Smith and Edward Partridge argue but resolve their differences and Ezra Booth leaves the Church due to being offended on behalf of someone else. Learn how to become a wise steward, grow the cause of Zion, and to forgive with this powerful and life-changing episode.Show notes: https://followhim.co/episodesYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast00:06 Historical Background to Section 5104:08 The Lord is Preparing His People for a Temple08:00 Emma and Joseph lose twins (and adopt twins)11:32 Prophets are Fallible but Saints Don’t Believe It14:52 How We Decide How Much is Our Surplus18:56 The Lord Requires Profound Discipleship20:44 Prophets are Wild Men Who Inspire Us to Do More 26:53 We Need Ordinances to Help Our Children Become Spiritual29:28 If You Have Access to the Sacrament Regularly, You are One of the Elect32:00 Edward Partridge Asks Joseph for Forgiveness34:03 Lydia Partridge States Zion is Worth Every Sacrifice40:11 Sister Craig’s Description of Zion45:01 Struggling with Our Past and Understanding Compensatory Blessings50:06 The Life Lesson of Ezra Booth and Being Offended for Someone Else51:26 Dr. Maclane Heward’s Testimony
Are members required to live the Law of Consecration now? Dr. Maclane Heward joins John and Hank to discuss righteous stewardship, Zion, and how our covenants prepare us to meet the Savior. You will learn to love Edward and Lydia Partridge as much as Hank and Dr. Heward after listening to this episode. Also, we learn about Lucy Mack Smith as a powerful leader and a bold witness. This story is not to be missed.Show notes: https://followhim.co/episodesYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast00:00  Introduction to the Podcast01:32 Introduction to Dr. Maclane Heward03:33 The Saints Move from NY to Ohio05:06 Temple Covenants Help Us Prepare to Meet the Lord and Consecration Examples (Good and Bad) 08:14 Section 37 is the Saints Asking for Clarification Regarding Moving Again10:38 A Lesser Noticed Parable in the D&C13:20 Edward Partridge is a “Man Without Guile”14:20  Backstory about Edward Partridge by Dr. Heward16:20  Taking Offense on Someone Else’s Behalf (Who isn’t Offended) Can Lead to Murder Attempt of Joseph18:35  We Don’t Get Zion, We Build It20:15 Consecration is Given By Invitation26:56 The Colesville Branch Stays Together From New York to Utah31:30 Lucy Mack Smith Saves Her Company and Preaches the Gospel like a Lion37:39 The Importance of Mothers46:23 The Structures in Place to Help the Poor49:05  Bishop Partridge Is Told How to Administer Property and Land52:16 The Difficulty of Expression Through Writing but the Importance of Keeping Records55:25 The Meaning of Wants and Needs01:01:37 Leman Copley Returns to the Shakers and Kicks Members Off His Land01:08:32 The Saints Learn in Their Very Short Time in Ohio01:15:57 End of Part I
Five-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson.Great to share with family and friends!Please leave a review on the podcast.Join us on social media:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
We return with Dr. Anderson to discuss whether spiritual manifestations are real, a product of emotion, or even hypocritical. We learn how the Lord is teaching the Saints line by line, as they encounter challenges and growing pains.Show notes: https://followhim.co/episodesYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast00:00  Welcome to Part II00:21 Background to Section 50: Spiritual Gift or Emotion?02:27 The Past is a Different Country05:01 President  Hinckley: Learn to Avoid Personal Recognition:08:41 The Delta Between Our Faith and Our Actions10:27 The Difference Between Hypocrisy and Real Repentance13:34 The Lord Allows the Wheat and the Tares to Grow Up Together15:46 The Lord Will Take Care of Hypocrites, Not Man18:02 The Lord Teaches With Reason and the Spirit19:58 The Twelve and Members Should Search Revelations Before Asking for Additional--Don’t Need to Be Commanded in Everything22:20 The Lord Doesn’t Want Us to Make Stupid Decisions but He Will Make Them Work for Our Benefit23:12 Dr. Anderson Shares Story About Young Woman and New Roommate Decision24:02 You Probably Aren’t the Exception26:00 Nephi as an Example of Using Reason and Obedience31:00 We have one Savior and It Isn’t Us33:05 The Best Teaching is From the Spirit34:02 The Early Saints Were Taught Discernment36:15 We Learn “Line by Line” and by the Spirit or We Lose It38:42 President Monson Missed His Dying Brother and Learns to Be Quick to Obey Promptings41:04 We Grow in Intelligence and Ability with the Spirit (President Hinckley Examples)43:15 Elder Hales Story About Peddling His Bike and Joseph Smith Was a Genius Due to the Spirit Enlarging Him45:16 The Spirit is Like a Wedding Reception49:00 Comparison of Section 50 to Moses 151:18 The False Doctrine of Judging54:27 The Gospel Makes Us Better in Every Way56:07 The Restoration Brings Light to the Entire Earth59:00 The Lord is With Us as We Grow1:01:24 The Spirit Will Tell Us All the Things That We Should Do1:05:36 John Urges Us To Remember Three Words: Continue in God1:06:45 Dr. Anderson’s Testimony1:21:07 End of Part II
What happens when new members come from different faith backgrounds? Dr. Lili de Hoyos Anderson joins us to discuss how the Lord, through Joseph Smith revealed the truth about eternal marriage, the Second Coming, and other doctrines as the Saints question their previous belief systems. You’ll love Dr. Anderson’s practical marriage advice, learning about Parley P. Pratt’s fiery personality, and gain a little more understanding about the Shakers and their influence on missionary work.Show notes: https://followhim.co/episodesYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
Five-minute clip of Hank and John's favorite part of this week's Come, Follow Me lesson.Great to share with family and friends!Please leave a review on the podcast.Join us on social media:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
We return to discuss why spiritual gifts are given to every person, regardless of Church membership. And our valiant heroes (men and women) wonder if shaking, rolling, and other dramatic acts are from God. We discuss how God blesses us to rise to the challenges placed before us, and Dr. Bartholomew shares a powerful testimony of his love of the Gospel and the Lord, even with his Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis.Shownotes: https://www.followhim.coYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
Have you ever felt everything you tried was going wrong? In these sections of the Doctrine and Covenants, the Fantastic Four (Parley, Ziba, Oliver, and Peter) are called on a mission that may have seemed like a failure but was instrumental in creating a worldwide church. Join Hank and John with Dr. Ron Bartholomew as they discuss how the Church is open to all, how God doesn’t have any favorites, and why we all have spiritual gifts (and what they may look like).Shownotes: https://followhim.co/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FollowHimOfficialChannelInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followhimpodcastFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/followhimpodcast
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Crystal Yamane

Holy cow! she was FANTASTIC! Her real talk was everything I wanted and needed to hear. Please have her back!!!

May 14th
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Lacey Ellsworth

You should invite Dr Lili back on sometime. This was great.

May 11th
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Cassie Bagley

I SO enjoy listening to your show!! I'm always so excited to listen every Monday to start the new week! Such great insights and humor. LOVE IT!!

May 3rd
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Vicktoria Edwards

I love your show. I listen every week

Apr 3rd
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Kathy Mendenhall Harline

A thought that occurred to me as you talked about the collaborative nature of the restoration and Mary Whitmer seeing the plates and an angel and you said it's like the Lord is saying that her contributions were just as important and valid as others...... that could be applied to Mary and Martha in the New Testament. I believe that there can be a different interpretation than the usual one for Mary and Martha. After study Mary Stromer Hanson's book, "The New Perspective on Mary and Martha" I feel that Martha was being told that she and Mary were giving different types of service. That she should not compare the two but each type is accepted by the Lord.

Feb 17th
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Kathy Mendenhall Harline

I love these podcasts. Thank you!

Feb 11th
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Enn Pomerleau

Love this

Feb 8th
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Jennalee Rowe

🙌🏻 awesome kickoff!

Dec 28th
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