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2023 Study Summary 5: Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord

Matthew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3 "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord" Matthew 3. John the Baptist preaches in Judæa—Jesus is baptized, and the Father acclaims Him as His Beloved Son. Mark 1. Jesus is baptized by John—He preaches the gospel, calls disciples, casts out devils, heals the sick, and cleanses a leper. Luke 3. John the Baptist preaches and baptizes—Jesus is baptized, and God acclaims Him as His…

2023 Study Summary 4: We Have Found The Messiah

John 1 "We Have Found The Messiah" John 1. Christ is the Word of God—He created all things and was made flesh—John baptizes Jesus and testifies that He is the Lamb of God—John, Andrew, Simon, Philip, and Nathanael believe in Christ and follow Him. How does pre-mortal life prepare us to serve in mortality? Those who followed Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ were permitted to come to the earth to…

2023 Study Summary 3: We Have Come To Worship Him

Matthew 2; Luke 2 "We Have Come To Worship Him" Matthew 2. The wise men are directed by a star to Jesus—Joseph takes the child to Egypt—Herod slays the children in Bethlehem—Jesus is taken to Nazareth to dwell. Luke 2. Heavenly messengers herald the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem—He is circumcised, and Simeon and Anna prophesy of His mission—At twelve years of age, He goes about His Father’s business. What…

2023 Study Summary 2: Be It Unto Me According To Thy Word

Matthew 1; Luke 1 "Be It Unto Me According To Thy Word" Matthew 1. Christ is born of Mary—She conceives by the power of the Holy Ghost—Our Lord is named Jesus. Luke 1. Gabriel promises Zacharias that Elisabeth will bear a son, whom they will name John—He also tells Mary that she will be the mother of the Son of God—Mary visits Elisabeth and utters a psalm of praise—John the…

2023 Study Summary 1: We Are Responsible For Our Own Learning

The New Testament "We Are Responsible For Our Own Learning" The Holy Land and Jewish insights are being shared with you so that the teacher and student can “go back” to the setting in which the scriptures were given and also to better understand the general Jewish views of those scriptures. Jewish views have varied with time and dispersion. Yet understanding the Jews (basically Judah) will help Joseph in the…

2022 Study Summary 52: We Have Waited For Him, And He Will Save Us

Christmas "We Have Waited For Him, And He Will Save Us" Christmas, to the Latter-day Saint, is both reminiscent and prophetic—a reminder of two great and solemn events, which will yet be regarded universally as the mightiest and most wonderful happenings in the history of the human race. These events were predestined to take place upon this planet before it was created. One of these was the coming of the…

2022 Study Summary 51: I Have Loved You, Saith The Lord

Malachi "I Have Loved You, Saith The Lord" Malachi 1. The Jews despise the Lord by offering polluted bread upon the altar and by sacrificing animals with blemishes—The Lord’s name will be great among the Gentiles. Malachi 2. The priests are reproved for not keeping their covenants and not teaching the people—The Jews are condemned for dealing treacherously with one another and with their wives. Malachi 3. The Lord’s messenger…

2022 Study Summary 50: Holiness Unto The Lord

Haggai; Zechariah 1–3; 7–14 "Holiness Unto The Lord" Haggai 1. Haggai exhorts the people to build the temple. Haggai 2. Haggai speaks about the Messiah—The Desire of All Nations will come—The Lord will give peace in His temple. Zechariah 1. Zechariah calls upon Judah to repent—He is shown in vision that the cities of Judah and the temple will be rebuilt. Zechariah 2. In the last days, Judah will gather…

2022 Study Summary 49: His Ways Are Everlasting

Nahum; Habakkuk; Zephaniah "His Ways Are Everlasting" Nahum 1. Nahum speaks of the burning of the earth at the Second Coming and of the mercy and power of the Lord. Nahum 2. Nineveh will be destroyed, which is a symbol of what will be in the latter days. Nahum 3. The miserable downfall of Nineveh is foretold. Habakkuk 1. When Habakkuk learns that the Lord will raise up the Chaldeans…

2022 Study Summary 48: Her Delighteth In Mercy

Jonah; Micah "Her Delighteth In Mercy" Jonah 1. Jonah is sent to call Nineveh to repentance—He flees on a ship, is cast into the sea, and is swallowed by a great fish. Jonah 2. Jonah prays to the Lord, and the fish vomits him out on dry ground. Jonah 3. Jonah prophesies the downfall of Nineveh—The people repent, and the city is saved. Jonah 4. Jonah is displeased with the…

2022 Study Summary 47: Seek The Lord, And Ye Shall Live

Amos; Obadiah "Seek The Lord, And Ye Shall Live" Amos 1. Amos shows the Lord’s judgments upon Syria, the Philistines, Tyre, Edom, and Ammon. Amos 2. The Lord will pour out judgments upon Moab, Judah, and Israel for their unrighteousness. Amos 3. The Lord reveals His secrets unto His servants the prophets—Because Israel rejects the prophets and follows evil, the nation is overwhelmed by an adversary. Amos 4. The Lord…

2022 Study Summary 46: I Will Love Them Freely

Hosea 1–6; 10–14; Joël "I Will Love Them Freely" Hosea 1. Hosea and his family are a sign unto Israel—In the day of gathering, the people of Israel will become the sons of the living God. Hosea 2. Worshipping false gods brings severe judgments upon Israel—In the last days, Israel will be reconciled to God and become His people. Hosea 3. Israel will seek the Lord, return to the Lord,…

2022 Study Summary 45: There Is No Other God That Can Deliver

Daniel 1–6 "There Is No Other God That Can Deliver" Daniel 1. Daniel and certain Hebrews are trained in the court of Nebuchadnezzar—They eat plain food and drink no wine—God gives them knowledge and wisdom beyond all others. Daniel 2. Nebuchadnezzar’s dream is revealed to Daniel—The king saw a great image, a stone cut from the mountain without hands destroyed the image, and the stone grew and filled the whole…

2022 Study Summary 44: A New Spirit Will I Put Within You

Ezekiel 1–3; 33–34; 36–37; 47 "A New Spirit Will I Put Within You" Ezekiel 1. Ezekiel sees in vision four living creatures, four wheels, and the glory of God on His throne. Ezekiel 2. Ezekiel is called to take the word of the Lord to Israel—He sees a book in which lamentations and mourning are written. Ezekiel 3. Ezekiel is made a watchman unto the house of Israel—The blood of…

2022 Study Summary 43: I Will Turn Their Mourning Into Joy

Jeremiah 30–33; 36; Lamentations 1; 3 "I Will Turn Their Mourning Into Joy" Jeremiah 30. In the last days, Judah and Israel will be gathered to their own lands—David, their king (the Messiah), will reign over them. Jeremiah 31. In the last days, Israel will be gathered—The Lord declares that Ephraim has the birthright as the firstborn—The Lord will make a new covenant with Israel, to be inscribed in the…

2022 Study Summary 42: Before I Formed Thee In The Belly I Knew Thee

Jeremiah 1–3; 7; 16–18; 20 66 "Before I Formed Thee In The Belly I Knew Thee" Jeremiah 1. Jeremiah was foreordained to be a prophet unto the nations—He is called as a mortal to declare the word of the Lord. Jeremiah 2. The people of Judah forsook the Lord, the fountain of living waters—They worshipped idols and rejected the prophets. Jeremiah 3. Israel and Judah defiled and polluted the land…

2022 Study Summary 41: The Redeemer Shall Come To Zion

Isaiah 58-66 "The Redeemer Shall Come To Zion" Isaiah 58. Isaiah speaks as the Messiah—He will have the tongue of the learned—He will give His back to the smiters—He will not be confounded—Compare2 Nephi 7. Isaiah 59. In the last days, the Lord will comfort Zion and gather Israel—The redeemed will come to Zion amid great joy—Compare 2 Nephi 8. Isaiah 60. In the last days, Zion will return, and…

2022 Study Summary 40: He Hath Borne Our Griefs, And Carried Our Sorrows

Isaiah 50-57 "He Hath Borne Our Griefs, And Carried Our Sorrows" Isaiah 50. Isaiah speaks as the Messiah—He will have the tongue of the learned—He will give His back to the smiters—He will not be confounded—Compare2 Nephi 7. Isaiah 51. In the last days, the Lord will comfort Zion and gather Israel—The redeemed will come to Zion amid great joy—Compare 2 Nephi 8. Isaiah 52. In the last days, Zion…

2022 Study Summary 39: Comfort Ye My People

Isaiah 40-49 "Comfort Ye My People" Isaiah 40. Isaiah speaks about the Messiah—Prepare ye the way of the Lord—He will feed His flock like a shepherd—Israel’s God is incomparably great. Isaiah 41. To Israel the Lord says, Ye are my servants; I will preserve you—Idols are nothing—One will bring good tidings to Jerusalem. Isaiah 42. Isaiah speaks about the Messiah—The Lord will bring His law and His justice, be a…

2022 Study Summary 38: A Marvelous Work And A Wonder

Isaiah 13–14; 24-30; 35 "A Marvelous Work And A Wonder" Isaiah 13. The destruction of Babylon is a type of the destruction at the Second Coming—It will be a day of wrath and vengeance—Babylon (the world) will fall forever—Compare 2 Nephi 23. Isaiah 14. Israel will be gathered and enjoy millennial rest—Lucifer was cast out of heaven for rebellion—Israel will triumph over Babylon (the world)—Compare 2 Nephi 24. Isaiah 24.…

2022 Study Summary 37: God Is My Salvation

Isaiah 1–12 "God Is My Salvation" Isaiah 1. The people of Israel are apostate, rebellious, and corrupt; only a few remain faithful—The people’s sacrifices and feasts are rejected—They are called upon to repent and work righteousness—Zion will be redeemed in the day of restoration. Isaiah 2. Isaiah sees the latter-day temple, gathering of Israel, and millennial judgment and peace—The proud and wicked will be brought low at the Second Coming—Compare…

2022 Study Summary 36: The Fear Of The Lord Is The Beginning Of Wisdom

Proverbs 1-4; 15-16; 22; 31; Ecclesiastes 1-3; 11-12 "The Fear Of The Lord Is The Beginning Of Wisdom" Proverbs 1. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge—If sinners entice you, do not consent—Those who hearken to wisdom will dwell safely. Proverbs 2. The Lord gives wisdom, knowledge, and understanding—Walk in the way of good men. Proverbs 3. Write mercy and truth upon the tablet of your heart—Trust…

2022 Study Summary 35: Let Everything That Has Breath Praise The Lord

Psalms 102–103; 110; 116–119; 127–128; 135–139; 146–150 "Let Everything That Has Breath Praise The Lord" Psalm 102. The psalmist offers a prayer of the afflicted—Zion will be built up when the Lord appears in His glory—Though the heaven and earth perish, the Lord who created them will endure forever. Psalm 103. David exhorts the Saints to bless the Lord for His mercy—The Lord is merciful unto those who keep His…

2022 Study Summary 34: I Will Declare What He Has Done For My Soul

Psalms 49–51; 61–66; 69–72; 77–78; 86–86 "I Will Declare What He Has Done For My Soul" Psalm 49. Men cannot be ransomed or redeemed by wealth—God alone can redeem a soul from the grave—The glory of a rich man ceases with his death. Psalm 50. Asaph speaks of the Second Coming—The Lord accepts the sacrifices of the righteous and will deliver them—Those whose conduct is right will see the salvation…

2022 Study Summary 33: The Lord Is My Shepherd

Psalms 1–2; 8; 19–33; 40; 46 "The Lord Is My Shepherd" Psalm 1. Blessed are the righteous—The ungodly will perish. Psalm 2. A messianic psalm—The heathen will rage against the Lord’s anointed—The Lord speaks of His Son, whom He has begotten. Psalm 8. A messianic psalm of David—He says that babes and children praise the Lord—He asks, What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? Psalm 19. David testifies,…

2022 Study Summary 32: Yet Will I Trust In Him

Job 1–3; 12–14; 19; 21–24; 38–40; 42 "Yet Will I Trust In Him" Job 1. Job, a just and perfect man, is blessed with great riches—Satan obtains permission from the Lord to tempt and try Job—Job’s property and children are destroyed, and yet he praises and blesses the Lord. Job 2. Satan obtains permission from the Lord to afflict Job physically—Job is smitten with boils—Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar come to…

2022 Study Summary 31: Thou Art Come… For Such A Time As This

Esther "Thou Art Come... For Such A Time As This" Esther 1. Ahasuerus of Persia and Media makes royal feasts—Vashti disobeys the king and is deposed as queen. Esther 2. Ahasuerus seeks a new queen—Mordecai presents Esther—Esther pleases the king and is chosen as queen—Mordecai exposes a plot against the king. Esther 3. Mordecai, the Jew, refuses to bow to Haman—Haman arranges a decree to kill all the Jews in…

2022 Study Summary 30: I Am Doing A Great Work

Ezra 1; 3–7; Nehemiah 2; 4–6 "I Am Doing A Great Work" Ezra 1. King Cyrus of Persia lets the Jews go back to Jerusalem to build the temple—Cyrus returns the vessels of the house of the Lord taken by Nebuchadnezzar. Ezra 3. The altar is rebuilt—Regular sacrifices are reinstituted—The foundations of the temple are laid amid great rejoicing. Ezra 4. The Samaritans offer help, then hinder the work—The building…

2022 Study Summary 29: He Trusted In The Lord God Of Israel

2 Kings 17-25 "He Trusted In The Lord God Of Israel" 2 Kings 17. Hoshea reigns in Israel and is subject to the Assyrians—The Israelites forsake the Lord, worship idols, serve Baal, and reject all that the Lord has given them—The ten tribes are carried away captive by the kings of Assyria—The land of Israel (Samaria) is repopulated by other people—Many forms of false worship are found among the Samaritans.…

2022 Study Summary 28: There Is A Prophet In Israel

2 Kings 2-7 "There Is A Prophet In Israel" 2 Kings 2. Elisha and the prophets know that Elijah is to be translated—Elijah divides the waters of the Jordan and is taken up into heaven in a whirlwind—The mantle of Elijah falls on Elisha, who also divides the waters of the Jordan—Elisha heals the waters of Jericho—Youths are torn by bears for mocking Elisha. 2 Kings 3. Jehoram of Israel…

2022 Study Summary 27: If The Lord Be God, Follow Him

1 Kings 17-19 "If The Lord Be God, Follow Him" 1 Kings 17. Elijah seals the heavens and is fed by the ravens—At his command the barrel of flour and the jar of oil of the widow of Zarephath never become empty—He raises her son from death. 1 Kings 18. Elijah is sent to meet Ahab—Obadiah saves a hundred prophets and meets Elijah—Elijah challenges the prophets of Baal to call…

2022 Study Summary 26: Thy Kingdom Shall Be Established Forever

2 Samuel 5-7; 11-12; 1 Kings 3; 8; 11 "Thy Kingdom Shall Be Established Forever" 2 Samuel 5. All Israel anoints David king—He takes Jerusalem and is blessed of the Lord—He conquers the Philistines. 2 Samuel 6. David takes the ark to the city of David—Uzzah is smitten for steadying the ark and dies—David dances before the Lord, causing a breach between him and Michal. 2 Samuel 7. David offers…

2022 Study Summary 25: The Battle Is The Lord’s

1 Samuel 8-10; 15-18 "The Battle Is The Lord's" 1 Samuel 8. Samuel’s sons take bribes and pervert judgment—The Israelites seek for a king to rule over them—Samuel rehearses the nature and evils of kingly rule—The Lord consents to give them a king. 1 Samuel 9. Saul, the son of Kish, a Benjamite, is a choice and goodly person—He is sent to seek his father’s asses—The Lord reveals to Samuel…

2022 Study Summary 24: My Heart Rejoiceth In The Lord

Ruth; 1 Samuel 1-3 "My Heart Rejoiceth In The Lord" Ruth 1 Elimelech and his family go to Moab because of famine—His sons marry—The father and sons die—Ruth, the Moabitess, her husband having died, remains constant to Naomi—They come to Bethlehem. Ruth 2. Ruth gleans in the fields of Boaz, a near relative of Naomi—He treats Ruth kindly. Ruth 3. By Naomi’s instruction, Ruth lies at the feet of Boaz—He…

2022 Study Summary 23: The Lord Raised Up A Deliverer

Judges 2–4; 6-8; 13-16 "The Lord Raised Up A Deliverer" Judges 3. The children of Israel intermarry with the Canaanites, worship false gods, and are cursed—Othniel judges the Israelites—They serve Moab and are delivered by Ehud, who slays Eglon. Judges 4. Deborah, a prophetess, judges Israel—She and Barak deliver Israel from the Canaanites—Jael, a woman, slays Sisera, the Canaanite. An angel rebukes Israel for not serving the Lord—As a pattern…

2022 Study Summary 22: Be Strong And Of Good Courage

Joshua 1–8; 23-24 "Be Strong And Of Good Courage" Joshua 1. The Lord speaks to Joshua—He is commanded to be of good courage, to meditate upon the law, and to keep the commandments—He prepares Israel to enter Canaan. Joshua 2. Joshua sends spies to Jericho—They are received and concealed by Rahab—They promise to preserve Rahab and her household. Joshua 3. Joshua leads Israel to the Jordan—The Lord cuts off the…

2022 Study Summary 21: Beware Lest Thou Forget The Lord

Deuteronomy 6-8; 15; 18; 29-30; 34 "Beware Lest Thou Forget The Lord" Deuteronomy 6. Moses proclaims, The Lord our God is one Lord, and, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God—The children of Israel are commanded to teach their children—Moses exhorts them to keep the commandments, testimonies, and statutes of the Lord that they may prosper. Deuteronomy 7. Israel is to destroy the seven nations of Canaan—Marriages with them are…

2022 Study Summary 20: Rebel Not Ye Against The Lord, Neither Fear

Numbers 11-14; 20-24 "Rebel Not Ye Against The Lord, Neither Fear" Numbers 11. Fire from the Lord consumes the rebels in Israel—Israel murmurs and lusts for meat instead of manna—Moses complains that he cannot bear the burden alone—He is commanded to choose seventy elders to assist him—The Lord promises meat until it becomes loathsome to the Israelites—The seventy elders are chosen, they prophesy, the Lord comes down, and Eldad and…

2022 Study Summary 19: Holiness To The Lord

Exodus 35-40; Leviticus 1; 16; 19 "Holiness To The Lord" Exodus 35. Israel is admonished to observe the Sabbath—Free gifts are offered for the tabernacle—The calls and inspiration of certain artisans are confirmed. Exodus 36. Wise-hearted men are chosen to work on the tabernacle—Moses restrains the people from donating any more material. Exodus 37. Bezaleel makes the ark, the mercy seat, and the cherubims—He makes the table, the vessels, the…

2022 Study Summary 18: My Presence Shallgo With Thee

Exodus 24; 31-34 "My Presence Shallgo With Thee" Exodus 24. Israel accepts the word of the Lord by covenant—Moses sprinkles the blood of the covenant—He, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel see God—The Lord calls Moses on to the mount to receive the tables of stone and commandments. Exodus 31. Artisans are inspired in building and furnishing the tabernacle—Israel is commanded to keep the Lord’s Sabbaths—The…

2022 Study Summary 17: All That The Lord Hath Spoken We Will Do

Exodus 18-20 "All That The Lord Hath Spoken We Will Do" Exodus 18. Jethro comes to Moses bringing Moses’ wife and sons and offers sacrifices to the Lord—Moses sits in the judgment seat and hears all cases—Jethro counsels Moses to teach the law, to appoint lesser judges, and to delegate power to them. Exodus 19. The Lord covenants to make Israel a peculiar treasure, a kingdom of priests, and a…

2022 Study Summary 16: He Will Swallow Up Death In Victory

Easter "He Will Swallow Up Death In Victory" Zechariah 9 – Zechariah speaks as the Messiah—The Messiah will come, having salvation, lowly and riding upon an ass—He will free the prisoners from the pit—Judah and Ephraim are instruments of the Lord. Zechariah 11 – Zechariah speaks about the Messiah—The Messiah will be betrayed for thirty pieces of silver—They will be cast to the potter in the house of the Lord.…

2022 Study Summary 15: Stand Still, And See The Salvation Of The Lord

Exodus 14-17 "Stand Still, And See The Salvation Of The Lord" Exodus 14. Israel goes out of Egypt—Israel passes through the Red Sea on dry ground—The Lord overthrows the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. Exodus 15. The children of Israel sing the song of Moses—They extol the Lord as a man of war and rejoice in their deliverance from Egypt—The waters of Marah are healed—The Lord promises to…

2022 Study Summary 14: Remember This Day, In Which Ye Came Out Of Egypt

Exodus 7-13 "Remember This Day, In Which Ye Came Out Of Egypt" Exodus 7. Moses is appointed to give the word of the Lord to Pharaoh—The Lord will multiply signs and wonders in Egypt—Aaron’s rod becomes a serpent—The river is turned into blood—The magicians imitate the miracles of Moses and Aaron. Exodus 8. The Lord sends plagues of frogs, lice, and flies upon Egypt—Pharaoh hardens his heart. Exodus 9. The…

2022 Study Summary 13: I Have Remembered My Covenant

Exodus 1-6 "I Have Remembered My Covenant" Exodus 1. The children of Israel multiply—They are placed in bondage by the Egyptians—Pharaoh seeks to destroy the sons born to Hebrew women. Exodus 2. Moses is born to Levite parents, is raised by Pharaoh’s daughter, slays an Egyptian in defense of an Israelite, flees to Midian, and marries Zipporah—Israel in bondage cries to the Lord. Exodus 3. The Lord appears to Moses…

2022 Study Summary 12: God Meant It Unto Good

Genesis 42-50 "God Meant It Unto Good" Genesis 42. Jacob sends his sons to buy grain in Egypt—They bow before Joseph—He makes harsh accusations against them, imprisons Simeon, and sends them back for Benjamin. Genesis 43. Jacob is persuaded to send Benjamin to Egypt—Joseph’s brothers show respect to him—They all eat and drink together. Genesis 44. Joseph arranges to stop the return of his brothers to Canaan—Judah offers himself in…

2022 Study Summary 11: The Lord Was With Joseph

Genesis 37-41 "The Lord Was With Joseph" Genesis 37. Jacob loves and favors Joseph, who is hated by his brothers—Joseph dreams that his parents and brothers make obeisance to him—His brothers sell him into Egypt. Genesis 38. Judah has three sons by a Canaanite woman—Er and Onan are slain by the Lord—Tamar, disguised as a harlot, bears twins by Judah. Genesis 39Joseph, prospered by the Lord, becomes ruler of Potiphar’s…

2022 Study Summary 10: Surely The Lord Is In This Place

Genesis 28-33 "Surely The Lord Is In This Place" Genesis 28. Isaac forbids Jacob to marry a Canaanite—He blesses Jacob and his seed with the blessings of Abraham—Esau marries a daughter of Ishmael—Jacob sees in vision a ladder reaching up into heaven—The Lord promises him seed as the dust of the earth in number—The Lord also promises Jacob that in him and in his seed all the families of the…

2022 Study Summary 9: The Covenant Is Renewed

Genesis 24-27 "The Covenant Is Renewed" Genesis 24. Abraham commands that Isaac shall not marry a Canaanite—The Lord guides Abraham’s servant in choosing Rebekah as a wife for Isaac—Rebekah is blessed to be the mother of thousands of millions—She marries Isaac. Genesis 25. Abraham marries, has descendants, dies, and is buried in the cave of Machpelah—His descendants through Ishmael are listed—Rebekah conceives, and Jacob and Esau struggle in her womb—The…

2022 Study Summary 8: Is Anything Too Hard For The Lord

Genesis 18-23 "Is Anything Too Hard For The Lord" Genesis 18. Abraham entertains three holy men—They promise that Sarah will have a son—Abraham will command his children to be just—The Lord appears to him—They discuss the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Genesis 19. Lot entertains holy men—The men of Sodom seek to abuse Lot’s guests and are smitten with blindness—Lot is sent out of Sodom—The Lord rains brimstone and fire…

2022 Study Summary 7: To Be A Greater Follower Of Righteousness

Genesis 12-17; Abraham 1-2 "To Be A Greater Follower Of Righteousness" Genesis 12. Abram will become a great nation—He and his seed will bless all the families of the earth—He travels from Haran to the land of Canaan—Because of famine, he goes down into Egypt—Abram and Sarai are tested in Pharaoh’s court. Genesis 13. Abram returns from Egypt—He and Lot part—The Lord will make Abram’s seed as the dust of…

2022 Study Summary 5: The Lord Called His People Zion

Moses 7 "The Lord Called His People Zion" Moses 7. Enoch teaches, leads the people, and moves mountains—The city of Zion is established—Enoch foresees the coming of the Son of Man, His atoning sacrifice, and the resurrection of the Saints—He foresees the Restoration, the Gathering, the Second Coming, and the return of Zion. What may have caused the original precious words of Enoch to be excluded from the Bible? References…

2022 Study Summary 6: Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord

Genesis 6-11; Moses 8 "Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord" Genesis 6. The sons of God marry the daughters of men—Men turn to wickedness, the earth is filled with violence, and all flesh is corrupted—The Flood is promised—God establishes His covenant with Noah, who builds an ark to save his family and various living things. Genesis 7. Noah’s family and various beasts and fowl enter the ark—The…

2022 Study Summary 4: Teach These Things Freely Unto You Children

Genesis 5; Moses 6 "Teach These Things Freely Unto You Children" Genesis 5. The generations of Adam are Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch (who walked with God), Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah (who begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth). Moses 6. Adam’s seed keep a book of remembrance—His righteous posterity preach repentance—God reveals Himself to Enoch—Enoch preaches the gospel—The plan of salvation was revealed to Adam—He received baptism and the…

2022 Study Summary 3: The Fall of Adam and Eve

Genesis 3-4; Moses 4-5 "The Fall of Adam and Eve" Genesis 3. The serpent (Lucifer) deceives Eve—She and then Adam partake of the forbidden fruit—Her Seed (Christ) will bruise the serpent’s head—The roles of woman and of man are explained—Adam and Eve are cast out of the Garden of Eden—Adam presides—Eve becomes the mother of all living. Genesis 4. Eve bears Cain and Abel—They offer sacrifices—Cain slays Abel and is…

2022 Study Summary 2: In the Beginning God Created the Heaven and the Earth

Genesis 1-2; Moses 2-3; Abraham 4-5 "In the Beginning God Created the Heaven and the Earth" Genesis 1. God creates this earth and its heaven and all forms of life in six days—The creative acts of each day are described—God creates man, both male and female, in His own image—Man is given dominion over all things and is commanded to multiply and fill the earth. Genesis 2. The Creation is…

2022 Study Summary 1: This Is My Work and My Glory

Moses 1; Abraham 3 "This Is My Work and My Glory" Moses 1. An extract from the translation of the Bible as revealed to Joseph Smith the Prophet, June 1830–February 1831. Chapter 1 (June 1830). God reveals Himself to Moses—Moses is transfigured—He is confronted by Satan—Moses sees many inhabited worlds—Worlds without number were created by the Son—God’s work and glory is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life…

2021 Study Summary 52: The Matchless Gift of God’s Son

Christmas "The Matchless Gift of God's Son" Christmas, to the Latter-day Saint, is both reminiscent and prophetic—a reminder of two great and solemn events, which will yet be regarded universally as the mightiest and most wonderful happenings in the history of the human race. These events were predestined to take place upon this planet before it was created. One of these was the coming of the Savior in the meridian…

2021 Study Summary 51: A Family Is Central To The Creators Plan

The Family: A Proclamation to the World "A Family Is Central To The Creators Plan" “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” is a nine-paragraph declaration issued by the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This doctrinal statement teaches of the divine role of the family in God’s eternal plan. It explains the importance of strong marriages and families and elaborates on how best to strengthen…

2021 Study Summary 50: We Believe

The Articles of Faith and Official Proclamations 1 and 2 "We Believe" Articles of Faith. The Articles of Faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A statement by Joseph Smith published in the Times and Seasons March 1, 1842, in company with a short history of the Church that was popularly known as the Wentworth Letter. Official Declaration 1. The Bible and the Book of Mormon teach…

2021 Study Summary 49: The Vision of the Redemption of the Dead

Doctrine and Covenants 137-138 "The Vision of the Redemption of the Dead" Doctrine and Covenants 137. A vision given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, in the temple at Kirtland, Ohio, January 21, 1836. The occasion was the administration of ordinances in preparation for the dedication of the temple. 1–6, The Prophet sees his brother Alvin in the celestial kingdom; 7–9, The doctrine of salvation for the dead is revealed; 10,…

2021 Study Summary 48: He Has Sealed His Mission And His Works With His Own Blood

Doctrine and Covenants 135-136 "He Has Sealed His Mission And His Works With His Own Blood" Doctrine and Covenants 135. Announcement of the martyrdom of Joseph Smith the Prophet and his brother, Hyrum Smith the Patriarch, at Carthage, Illinois, June 27, 1844. This document was included at the end of the 1844 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, which was nearly ready for publication when Joseph and Hyrum Smith were…

2021 Study Summary 47: Prepare Ye For The Coming Of The Bridgeroom

Doctrine and Covenants 133-134 "Prepare Ye For The Coming Of The Bridgeroom" Doctrine and Covenants 133. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, Ohio, November 3, 1831. Prefacing this revelation, Joseph Smith’s history states, “At this time there were many things which the Elders desired to know relative to preaching the Gospel to the inhabitants of the earth, and concerning the gathering; and in order to walk by…

2021 Study Summary 46: When We Obtain Any Blessing From God, It Is By Obedience

Doctrine and Covenants 129-132 "When We Obtain Any Blessing From God, It Is By Obedience" Doctrine and Covenants 129. Instructions given by Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Nauvoo, Illinois, February 9, 1843, making known three grand keys by which the correct nature of ministering angels and spirits may be distinguished. 1–3, There are both resurrected and spirit bodies in heaven; 4–9, Keys are given whereby messengers from beyond the veil…

2021 Study Summary 45: A Voice Of Gladness For The Living And The Dead

Doctrine and Covenants 125-128 "A Voice Of Gladness For The Living And The Dead" Doctrine and Covenants 125. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Nauvoo, Illinois, March 1841, concerning the Saints in the territory of Iowa. 1–4, The Saints are to build cities and to gather to the stakes of Zion. Doctrine and Covenants 126. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, in the house of Brigham Young,…

2021 Study Summary 44: A House Unto My Name

Doctrine and Covenants 124 "A House Unto My Name" Doctrine and Covenants 124. Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Nauvoo, Illinois, January 19, 1841. Because of increasing persecutions and illegal procedures against them by public officers, the Saints had been compelled to leave Missouri. The exterminating order issued by Lilburn W. Boggs, governor of Missouri, dated October 27, 1838, had left them no alternative. In 1841, when this…

2021 Study Summary 43: O God, Where Art Thou?

Doctrine and Covenants 121-123 "O God, Where Art Thou?" Doctrine and Covenants 121. Prayer and prophecies written by Joseph Smith the Prophet in an epistle to the Church while he was a prisoner in the jail at Liberty, Missouri, dated March 20, 1839. The Prophet and several companions had been months in prison. Their petitions and appeals directed to the executive officers and the judiciary had failed to bring them…

2021 Study Summary 42: His Sacrifice Shall Be More Sacred Unto Me Than His Increase

Doctrine and Covenants 115-120 "His Sacrifice Shall Be More Sacred Unto Me Than His Increase" Doctrine and Covenants 115. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Far West, Missouri, April 26, 1838, making known the will of God concerning the building up of that place and of the Lord’s house. This revelation is addressed to the presiding officers and the members of the Church. 1–4, The Lord names His…

2021 Study Summary 41: I Will Order All Things For Your Good

Doctrine and Covenants 111-114 "I Will Order All Things For Your Good" Doctrine and Covenants 111. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Salem, Massachusetts, August 6, 1836. At this time the leaders of the Church were heavily in debt due to their labors in the ministry. Hearing that a large amount of money would be available to them in Salem, the Prophet, Sidney Rigdon, Hyrum Smith, and Oliver…

2021 Study Summary 40: It Is Thy House, A Place Of Thy Holiness

Doctrine and Covenants 109-110 "It Is Thy House, A Place Of Thy Holiness" Doctrine and Covenants 109. Prayer offered at the dedication of the temple at Kirtland, Ohio, March 27, 1836. According to the Prophet’s written statement, this prayer was given to him by revelation. 1–5, The Kirtland Temple was built as a place for the Son of Man to visit; 6–21, It is to be a house of prayer,…

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