Daily Scripture Study
The goal of this life is to be able to return after this life to live with Our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. John 17:3 tells us in brief how to reach that goal: “And this is life eternal that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent.”
One way we can begin to know God and Christ is to learn of them through Daily Scripture Study.
In keeping with the goals of the Foundation videos of the previous section, the goals of inculcating the daily habits of Personal Scripture Study* and Personal Daily Prayer* into the lives of our youth, we offer four Scripture Study Courses: A, B, C, & D. Each course contains a study off ALL the standard works: Bible, Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price in 365 days of paired reads. One reading or study a day is from the Book of Mormon and the other is from another scripture. This satisfies the admonition of latter-day prophets to read and study the Book of Mormon and another scripture every day.
Each version has the exact same readings, however, each one also has a different suggested Marathon Read of one of the books of Scripture. We suggest that individuals and families choose the course whose Marathon Read matches the book the Church is currently studying. We also suggest that the course chosen is begun on January 1st to more fully synchronize with the Church curriculum.
Course A includes a Marathon Read of the Old Testament
Course B includes a Marathon Read of the New Testament
Course C includes a Marathon Read of the Book of Mormon
Course D includes a Marathon Read of the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price.
*The importance of these habits and why we have structured our courses as we have is discussed in the Foundations videos that precede this section. To access them, return to the Subject Grid, click on Foundations, and proceed to view the Foundations 1, 2, & 3 Videos. Thank you.