About Randal S. Chase

Randal S. Chase spent his childhood years in Nephi, Utah, where his father was a dry land wheat farmer and a businessman. In 1959 their family moved to Salt Lake City and settled in the Holladay area. He served a full-time mission in the Central British (England Central) Mission from 1968 to 1970. He returned home and married Deborah Johnsen in 1971. They are the parents of six children—two daughters and four sons—and an ever-expanding number of grandchildren. He was called to serve as a bishop at the age of 27 in the Sandy Crescent South Stake area of the Salt Lake Valley. He served six years in that capacity, and has since served as a high councilor, a stake executive secretary and clerk, and in many other stake and ward callings. Regardless of whatever other callings he has received over the years, one was nearly constant: He has taught Gospel Doctrine classes in every ward he has ever lived in as an adult—a total of 35 years. Dr. Chase was a well-known media personality on Salt Lake City radio stations in the 1970s. He left on-air broadcasting in 1978 to develop and market a computer-based management, sales, and music programming system to radio and television stations in the United States, Canada, South America, and Australia. After the business was sold in 1984, he supported his family as a media and business consultant in the Salt Lake City area. Having a great desire to teach young people of college age, he determined in the late 1980s to pursue his doctorate, and received his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Utah in 1997. He has taught communication courses at that institution as well as at Salt Lake Community College and Dixie State University for 21 years. He served as Communication Department chair and is currently a full-time professor at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. Concurrently with his academic career, Brother Chase has served as a volunteer LDS Institute and Adult Education instructor in the CES system since 1994, both in Salt Lake City and St. George, where he currently teaches a weekly Adult Education class for three stakes in the Washington area. He has also conducted multiple Church History tours and seminars. During these years of gospel teaching, he has developed an extensive library of lesson plans and handouts which are the predecessors to these study guides. Dr. Chase previously published a thirteen-volume series of study guides on the Book of Mormon, Church History, the Old Testament, and the New Testament. The series, titled Making Precious Things Plain, along with four smaller study guides on Isaiah, Jeremiah, the story of the Nativity, and the final week of our Lord’s atoning sacrifice, are designed to assist teachers and students of the gospel, as well as those who simply want to study on their own. Several of these books are also available in the Spanish language.

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – New Testament, Lesson 3, Day 5

“Jesus Increased . . . in Favour with God and Man” Luke 2:52 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. Elder James E. Talmage wrote: “Jesus was all that a boy should be, for His development was unretarded by the dragging weight of sin; He loved and [...]

By |2020-01-12T22:27:08-07:00January 17th, 2020|Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, New Testament, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – Old Testament, Lesson 3, Day 5

Enoch is comforted by the fact that amid God's numberless creations, God knows, loves, and cares for us individually. Moses 7:30 30 And were it possible that man could number the particles of the earth, yea, millions of earths like this, it would not be a beginning to the number of thy creations; and thy [...]

By |2020-01-12T22:53:25-07:00January 17th, 2020|Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Old Testament, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – Doctrine and Covenants and Church History, Lesson 3, Day 5

Joseph Smith's Testimony of the Truth of His First Vision Joseph Smith—History 1:25 25 . . . I had actually seen a light, and in the midst of that light I saw two Personages, and they did in reality speak to me; and though I was hated and persecuted for saying that I had seen [...]

By |2020-01-12T22:06:25-07:00January 17th, 2020|Church History, Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – Book of Mormon, Lesson 3, Day 4

“Feelings of a Tender Parent” 1 Nephi 8:37 37 And he did exhort them then with all the feeling of a tender parent, that they would hearken to his words, that perhaps the Lord would be merciful to them, and not cast them off; yea, my father did preach unto them. Elder Robert D. Hales [...]

By |2020-01-16T00:34:05-07:00January 16th, 2020|Book of Mormon, Current, Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – New Testament, Lesson 3, Day 4

“All That Heard Him Were Astonished at His Understanding and Answers” Luke 2:40, 46–47 40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. . . . 46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting [...]

By |2020-01-12T22:24:25-07:00January 16th, 2020|Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, New Testament, Post Type|