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 – Old Testament, Lesson 47, Day 6

Nehemiah 2; 4; 6 Artaxerxes sends Nehemiah to Jerusalem. Sanballat and other enemies of the Jews oppose Nehemiah in rebuilding the walls and gates of Jerusalem. Nehemiah arms the laborers and keeps the work progressing. Sanballat engages in intrigue against Nehemiah and the building of the wall. Nehemiah is undeterred from Sanballat’s efforts to harm [...]

By |2019-01-04T00:00:00-07:00December 14th, 2019|Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Old Testament, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – Book of Mormon, Lesson 47, Day 6

Moroni 4:1–3; 5:1–2 The Sacramental Prayers 1 The manner of their elders and priests administering the flesh and blood of Christ unto the church; and they administered it according to the commandments of Christ; wherefore we know the manner to be true; and the elder or priest did minister it— 2 And they did [...]

By |2019-01-04T00:00:00-07:00December 14th, 2019|Book of Mormon, Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote — Doctrine and Covenants and Church History, Stake Conference Lesson, Day 5

"Strengthen Thy Stakes" Isaiah 54:2 2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes . . . President Joseph Fielding Smith wrote: "The expression 'stake of Zion,' first used in the revelation given in November 1831 [D&C 68] is taken [...]

By |2019-12-12T19:07:52-07:00December 13th, 2019|Church History, Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – New Testament, Lesson 48, Day 5

“Every Creature Which Is in Heaven” Revelation 5:13 13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, [...]

By |2019-12-12T18:52:07-07:00December 13th, 2019|Current, Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, New Testament, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – Old Testament, Lesson 47, Day 5

Nehemiah 1:1–11; 2:1–8 Nehemiah mourns, fasts, and prays for the afflicted Jews in Jerusalem. King Artaxerxes grants Nehemiah's request to temporarily return to Jerusalem to help his people rebuild the gates and walls of Jerusalem. (See Nehemiah 1:1–11; 2:1–8.) Elder Modesto M. Amistad Jr. wrote: "Nehemiah was a Jew exiled with his people in Persia. [...]

By |2019-01-04T00:00:00-07:00December 13th, 2019|Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Old Testament, Post Type|