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 24, Day 1

“Behold the Man!” John 19:1–5 1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. 2 And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, 3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. 4 Pilate therefore [...]

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – Book of Mormon, Lesson 24, Day 1

Men are ordained to the Melchizedek Priesthood because of their faith and good works in the premortal existence. Alma 13:1–5, 10   1 And again, my brethren, I would cite your minds forward to the time when the Lord God gave these commandments unto his children; and I would that ye should remember that the Lord [...]

By |2019-06-16T21:01:56-06:00June 17th, 2019|Book of Mormon, Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – Doctrine and Covenants and Church History, Lesson 24, Day 1

"Thou Shalt Not Command Him Who Is at Thy Head" Doctrine and Covenants 28:6–7 6 And thou shalt not command him who is at thy head, and at the head of the church; 7 For I have given him the keys of the mysteries, and the revelations which are sealed, until I shall appoint unto [...]

By |2019-06-16T21:10:48-06:00June 17th, 2019|Church History, Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – Old Testament, Lesson 24, Day 1

David commits adultery with Bathsheba (the wife of Uriah), and she conceives. 2 Samuel 11:1–5 1 And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. [...]

By |2019-06-16T21:03:29-06:00June 17th, 2019|Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Old Testament, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – New Testament, Lesson 23, Day 7

An Angel Strengthens Christ during His Suffering in Gethsemane Luke 22:43 43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. Elder Tad R. Callister wrote: “What was the Savior’s state of mind, physical body, and spirit at this crisis hour in the garden that an angel from heaven should need to come [...]

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