Scripture Power Study Hour

This course will introduce you to a few techniques that might help you study the scriptures.

Scripture Study Tips

This page focuses on two things: -Why do we need to study the scriptures? -What are some effective elements of scripture study?

Why do we need to study the scriptures?

Read the following quotes looking for a promise that you would like to have in your life from studying the scriptures.

Ezra Taft Benson

“Always remember, there is no satisfactory substitute for the scriptures and the words of the living prophets. These should be your original sources. Read and ponder more what the Lord said, and less about what others have written concerning what the Lord said” (The Gospel Teacher, 5).

Marion G. Romney

“I don’t know much about the gospel other than what I’ve learned from the standard works. When I drink from a spring I like to get the water where it comes out of the ground, not down the stream after the cattle have waded in it. … I appreciate other people’s interpretation, but when it comes to the gospel we ought to be acquainted with what the Lord says and we ought to read it” (untitled address at CES coordinators convention, 13 Apr. 1973, 4).

Gordon B. Hinckley

“The reading of our scriptures, for me, is not at the pursuit of scholarship. Rather, it is a love affair with the work of the Lord and that of his prophets. …

“I do not concern myself much with reading long commentary volumes designed to enlarge at length upon that which is found in the scriptures. Rather, I prefer to dwell with the source, tasting of the unadulterated waters of the foundation of truth—the word of God as he gave it and as it has been recorded in the books we accept as scripture. … Through reading the scriptures, we can gain the assurance of the Spirit that that which we read has come of God for the enlightenment, blessing, and joy of his children” (“Feasting upon the Scriptures,” Ensign, Dec. 1985, 45).

From what you read, why do you personally feel like you should read the scriptures?

Elements of Effective Scripture Study

Watch the following videos and ponder how they relate to studying the scriptures.

What animal did you see in the second video?

  • Gorilla
  • Bear

What changes did you notice in the first video?

Gospel Library Tutorials

Downloading Content

Watch the video tutorial, then practice by following the instructions below.

  1. From the "Library" screen locate and tap on "Seminaries and Institutes." Then tap "Seminary".

  2. Locate the "Doctrinal Mastery Core Document".

  3. Download it using one of the methods outlined in the video.

True or False?

  • Content in the app can be downloaded simply by tapping on the icon of the material you wish you download.

Marking Tools

Watch the video tutorial, then practice by following the instructions below.

  1. From the "Library" screen navigate to Moroni 10:3-5.

  2. Underline verses 3-5 using the color of your choice.

  3. Highlight the words "sincere heart", "real intent" and "faith in Christ"

Which of the following represent ways you can mark your scriptures using the app? (Select all that apply)

  • Underline Text
  • Box in the text
  • Highlight the text
  • Circle the verse number