February 2006

Volume 36, Number 2

Ensign, Feb. 2006
[photos] On the cover: Front: Photograph by Matthew Reier, posed by model. Back: Angel Moroni, by Avard T. Fairbanks, courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art.

[illustration] Inside front cover: Joseph's Coat Brought to Jacob, by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69); courtesy of Museum of Church History and Art. Joseph's brothers "took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood; ... and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no. And he knew it. ... And Jacob rent his clothes" (Gen. 37:31-34).

[illustration] Inside back cover: Jacob Blessing Joseph, by Harry Anderson. Jacob gathered his 12 sons to bless them and their seed. In blessing Joseph, Jacob said: "Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: ... The blessings of thy father have prevailed ... : they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren" (Gen. 49:22, 26).


First Presidency Message: Refined in Our Trials
President James E. Faust

Our Stillborn Baby
Melinda E. Jennings

Picturing Myself in the Temple
John Cox, as told to Janine Simons Creager

Young Adults and the Temple
Elder Russell M. Nelson

Confidence to Marry
Melissa Howell

Lesson for a Busy Bishop
Michael B. Wixom

"I, the Lord God, Make You Free"
Elder Shirley D. Christensen

The Fulness of the Gospel: Life before Birth

Helping Children Develop Feelings of Self-Worth
Brent L. Top and Bruce A. Chadwick

Abraham: Father of the Faithful

The Dead Sea Scrolls and Latter-day Truth
Andrew C. Skinner

Living Water in the Rain Forest
Bruce C. Kusch

Visiting Teaching Message: Building Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

Lessons from the Old Testament: In the World but Not of the World
Elder Quentin L. Cook

Teaching with Church Magazines
Don L. Searle

The Lord Closed the Book
Roger Terry

Letting My Bitterness Go
Paul Havig

Put Your Trust in God
President Gordon B. Hinckley

In Tune with His Will
April Moody

Latter-day Saint Voices

Random Sampler

News of the Church

Making the Most of This Issue

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