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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,…

2021 Study Summary 39: To Have The Heavens Opened

Doctrine and Covenants 106-108 "To Have The Heavens Opened" Doctrine and Covenants 106. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, Ohio, November 25, 1834. This revelation is directed to Warren A. Cowdery, an older brother of Oliver Cowdery. 1–3, Warren A. Cowdery is called as a local presiding officer; 4–5, The Second Coming will not overtake the children of light as a thief; 6–8, Great blessings follow faithful…

2021 Study Summary 38: Aftermuch Tribulation… Cometh The Blessing

Doctrine and Covenants 102-105 "Aftermuch Tribulation... Cometh The Blessing" Doctrine and Covenants 102. Minutes of the organization of the first high council of the Church, at Kirtland, Ohio, February 17, 1834. The original minutes were recorded by Elders Oliver Cowdery and Orson Hyde. The Prophet revised the minutes the following day, and the next day the corrected minutes were unanimously accepted by the high council as “a form and constitution…

2021 Study Summary 37: Be Still And Know That I Am God

Doctrine and Covenants 98-101 "Be Still And Know That I Am God" Doctrine and Covenants 98. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, Ohio, August 6, 1833. This revelation came in consequence of the persecution upon the Saints in Missouri. Increased settlement of Church members in Missouri troubled some other settlers, who felt threatened by the Saints’ numbers, political and economic influence, and cultural and religious differences. In…

2021 Study Summary 36: For The Salvation Of Zion

Doctrine and Covenants 94-97 "For The Salvation Of Zion" Doctrine and Covenants 94. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, Ohio, August 2, 1833. Hyrum Smith, Reynolds Cahoon, and Jared Carter are appointed as a Church building committee. 1–9, The Lord gives a commandment relative to the erection of a house for the work of the Presidency; 10–12, A printing house is to be built; 13–17, Certain inheritances…

2021 Study Summary 35: Receive Of His Fullness

Doctrine and Covenants 93 "Receive Of His Fullness" Doctrine and Covenants 93. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, Ohio, May 6, 1833. 1–5, All who are faithful will see the Lord; 6–18, John bore record that the Son of God went from grace to grace until He received a fulness of the glory of the Father; 19–20, Faithful men, going from grace to grace, will also receive…

2021 Study Summary 34: A Principle With Promise

Doctrine and Covenants 89-92 "A Principle With Promise" Doctrine and Covenants 89. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, Ohio, February 27, 1833. As a consequence of the early brethren using tobacco in their meetings, the Prophet was led to ponder upon the matter; consequently, he inquired of the Lord concerning it. This revelation, known as the Word of Wisdom, was the result. 1–9, The use of wine,…

2021 Study Summary 33: Establish… A House Of God

Doctrine and Covenants 88 "Establish... A House Of God" Doctrine and Covenants 88. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet at Kirtland, Ohio, December 27 and 28, 1832, and January 3, 1833. The Prophet designated it as the “‘olive leaf’ … plucked from the Tree of Paradise, the Lord’s message of peace to us.” The revelation was given after high priests at a conference prayed “separately and vocally to the…

2021 Study Summary 32: Stand Ye In Holy Places

Doctrine and Covenants 85-87 "Stand Ye In Holy Places" Doctrine and Covenants 85. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, Ohio, November 27, 1832. This section is an extract from a letter of the Prophet to William W. Phelps, who was living in Independence, Missouri. It answers questions about those Saints who had moved to Zion but who had not followed the commandment to consecrate their properties and…

2021 Study Summary 31: The Power of Godliness

Doctrine and Covenants 84 "Where Much Is Given Much Is Required" Doctrine and Covenants 84. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, Ohio, September 22 and 23, 1832. During the month of September, elders had begun to return from their missions in the eastern states and to make reports of their labors. It was while they were together in this season of joy that the following communication was…

2021 Study Summary 30: Where Much Is Given Much Is Required

Doctrine and Covenants 81-83 "Where Much Is Given Much Is Required" Doctrine and Covenants 81. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, Ohio, March 15, 1832. Frederick G. Williams is called to be a high priest and a counselor in the Presidency of the High Priesthood. The historical records show that when this revelation was received in March 1832, it called Jesse Gause to the office of counselor…

2021 Study Summary 29: I Will Lead You Along

Doctrine and Covenants 77-80 "I Will Lead You Along" Doctrine and Covenants 77. Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, Ohio, about March 1832. Joseph Smith’s history states, “In connection with the translation of the Scriptures, I received the following explanation of the Revelation of St. John.” 1–4, Beasts have spirits and will dwell in eternal felicity; 5–7, This earth has a temporal existence of 7,000 years; 8–10,…

2021 Study Summary 28: Great Shall Be Their Reward And Eternal Shall Be Their Glory

Doctrine and Covenants 76 "Great Shall Be Their Reward And Eternal Shall Be Their Glory" Doctrine and Covenants 76. A vision given to Joseph Smith the Prophet and Sidney Rigdon, at Hiram, Ohio, February 16, 1832. Prefacing the record of this vision, Joseph Smith’s history states: “Upon my return from Amherst conference, I resumed the translation of the Scriptures. From sundry revelations which had been received, it was apparent that…

2021 Study Summary 27: No Weapon That Is Formed Against You Shall Prosper

Doctrine and Covenants 71-75 "No Weapon That Is Formed Against You Shall Prosper" Doctrine and Covenants 71. Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet and Sidney Rigdon, at Hiram, Ohio, December 1, 1831. The Prophet had continued to translate the Bible with Sidney Rigdon as his scribe until this revelation was received, at which time it was temporarily laid aside so as to enable them to fulfill the instruction given…

2021 Study Summary 26: Worth… The Riches Of The Whole Earth

Doctrine and Covenants 67-70 "Worth... The Riches Of The Whole Earth" Doctrine and Covenants 67. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, Ohio, early November 1831. The occasion was that of a special conference, and the publication of the revelations already received from the Lord through the Prophet was considered and acted upon (see the heading to section 1). William W. Phelps had recently established the Church printing…

2021 Study Summary 25: The Lord Requireth The Heart And A Willing Mind

Doctrine and Covenants 64-66 "The Lord Requireth The Heart And A Willing Mind" Doctrine and Covenants 64. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to the elders of the Church, at Kirtland, Ohio, September 11, 1831. The Prophet was preparing to move to Hiram, Ohio, to renew his work on the translation of the Bible, which had been laid aside while he had been in Missouri. A company of brethren…

2021 Study Summary 24: That Which Cometh From Above Is Sacred

Doctrine and Covenants 63 "That Which Cometh From Above Is Sacred" Doctrine and Covenants 63 . Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, Ohio, August 30, 1831. The Prophet, Sidney Rigdon, and Oliver Cowdery had arrived in Kirtland on August 27 from their visit to Missouri. Joseph Smith’s history describes this revelation: “In these infant days of the Church, there was a great anxiety to obtain the word…

2021 Study Summary 23: All Flesh Is In Mine Hand

Doctrine and Covenants 60-62 "All Flesh Is In Mine Hand" Doctrine and Covenants 60. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, August 8, 1831. On this occasion the elders who had traveled to Jackson County and participated in the dedication of the land and the temple site desired to know what they were to do. 1–9, The elders are to preach the gospel in the…

2021 Study Summary 22: Anxiously Engaged In A Good Cause

Doctrine and Covenants 58-59 "Anxiously Engaged In A Good Cause" Doctrine and Covenants 58. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, in Zion, Jackson County, Missouri, August 1, 1831. Earlier, on the first Sabbath after the arrival of the Prophet and his party in Jackson County, Missouri, a religious service had been held, and two members had been received by baptism. During that week, some of the Colesville Saints from…

2021 Study Summary 21: A Faithful, A Just, And A Wise Steward

Doctrine and Covenants 51-57 "A Faithful, A Just, And A Wise Steward" Doctrine and Covenants 51. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Thompson, Ohio, May 20, 1831. At this time the Saints migrating from the eastern states began to arrive in Ohio, and it became necessary to make definite arrangements for their settlement. As this undertaking belonged particularly to the bishop’s office, Bishop Edward Partridge sought instruction on…

2021 Study Summary 20: That Which Is Of God Is Light

Doctrine and Covenants 49-50 "That Which Is Of God Is Light" Doctrine and Covenants 49. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to Sidney Rigdon, Parley P. Pratt, and Leman Copley, at Kirtland, Ohio, May 7, 1831. Leman Copley had embraced the gospel but still held to some of the teachings of the Shakers (United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing), to which he had formerly belonged. Some of…

2021 Study Summary 19: Seek Ye Ernestly The Best Gifts

Doctrine and Covenants 46-48 "Seek Ye Ernestly The Best Gifts" Doctrine and Covenants 46. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to the Church, at Kirtland, Ohio, March 8, 1831. In this early time of the Church, a unified pattern for the conducting of Church services had not yet developed. However, a custom of admitting only members and earnest investigators to the sacrament meetings and other assemblies of the Church…

2021 Study Summary 18: The Promises… Shall Be Fulfilled

Doctrine and Covenants 45 "The Promises... Shall Be Fulfilled" Doctrine and Covenants 45. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to the Church, at Kirtland, Ohio, March 7, 1831. Prefacing the record of this revelation, Joseph Smith’s history states that “at this age of the Church … many false reports … and foolish stories, were published … and circulated, … to prevent people from investigating the work, or embracing the…

2021 Study Summary 17: My Law To Govern My Church

Doctrine and Covenants 41–44 "My Law To Govern My Church" Doctrine and Covenants 41. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to the Church, at Kirtland, Ohio, February 4, 1831. This revelation instructs the Prophet and Church elders to pray to receive God’s “law” (see section 42). Joseph Smith had just arrived in Kirtland from New York, and Leman Copley, a Church member in nearby Thompson, Ohio, “requested Brother Joseph…

2021 Study Summary 16: If Ye Are Not One Ye Are Not Mine

Doctrine and Covenants 37–40 "If Ye Are Not One Ye Are Not Mine" Doctrine and Covenants 37. Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet and Sidney Rigdon, near Fayette, New York, December 1830. Herein is given the first commandment concerning a gathering in this dispensation. 1–4, The Saints are called to gather at the Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 38. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Fayette, New York,…

2021 Study Summary 15: You Are Called To Preach My Gospel

Doctrine and Covenants 30–36 "You Are Called To Preach My Gospel" Doctrine and Covenants 30. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to David Whitmer, Peter Whitmer Jr., and John Whitmer, at Fayette, New York, September 1830, following the three-day conference at Fayette, but before the elders of the Church had separated. Originally this material was published as three revelations; it was combined into one section by the Prophet for…

2021 Study Summary 14: I Am He Who Liveth, I Am He Who Was Slain

Easter "I Am He Who Liveth, I Am He Who Was Slain" Last Hours of Savior's Mortal Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1FLcQLXXQA Introduction and Heading to Doctrine and Covenants 70 – In the revelations, the doctrines of the gospel are set forth with explanations about such fundamental matters as the nature of the Godhead, the origin of man, the reality of Satan, the purpose of mortality, the necessity for obedience, the need for…

2021 Study Summary 13: Jesus Christ Will Gather His People

Doctrine and Covenants 29 "Jesus Christ Will Gather His People" Doctrine and Covenants 29. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, in the presence of six elders, at Fayette, New York, September 1830. This revelation was given some days prior to the conference, beginning September 26, 1830. 1–8, Christ gathers His elect; 9–11, His coming ushers in the Millennium; 12–13, The Twelve will judge all Israel; 14–21, Signs, plagues, and…

2021 Study Summary 12: All Things Must Be Done In Order

Doctrine and Covenants 27–28 "All Things Must Be Done In Order" Doctrine and Covenants 27. Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Harmony, Pennsylvania, August 1830. In preparation for a religious service at which the sacrament of bread and wine was to be administered, Joseph set out to procure wine. He was met by a heavenly messenger and received this revelation, a portion of which was written at the…

2021 Study Summary 11: Strengthen The Church

Doctrine and Covenants 23–26 "Strengthen The Church" Doctrine and Covenants 23. A series of five revelations given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Manchester, New York, April 1830, to Oliver Cowdery, Hyrum Smith, Samuel H. Smith, Joseph Smith Sr., and Joseph Knight Sr. As the result of earnest desire on the part of the five persons named to know of their respective duties, the Prophet inquired of the Lord and…

2021 Study Summary 10: The Rise Of The Church Of Christ

Doctrine and Covenants 20–22 "The Rise Of The Church Of Christ" Doctrine and Covenants 20. Revelation on Church organization and government, given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at or near Fayette, New York. Portions of this revelation may have been given as early as summer 1829. The complete revelation, known at the time as the Articles and Covenants, was likely recorded soon after April 6, 1830 (the day the Church…

2021 Study Summary 9: The Worth Of Souls Is Great

Doctrine and Covenants 18–19 "The Worth Of Souls Is Great" Revelation to Joseph Smith the Prophet, Oliver Cowdery, and David Whitmer, given at Fayette, New York, June 1829. According to the Prophet, this revelation made known “the calling of twelve apostles in these last days, and also instructions relative to building up the Church.” 1–5, Scriptures show how to build up the Church; 6–8, The world is ripening in iniquity;…

2021 Study Summary 8: Stand As A Witness

Doctrine and Covenants 14–17 "Stand As A Witness" Doctrine and Covenants 14: Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to David Whitmer, at Fayette, New York, June 1829. HC 1: 48—50. The Whitmer family had become greatly interested in the translating of the Book of Mormon. The Prophet established his residence at the home of Peter Whitmer, Sen., where he dwelt until the work of translation was carried to completion…

2021 Study Summary 7: Upon You My Fellow Servants

Doctrine and Covenants 10–11Joseph Smith History 1:66-75 "Upon You My Fellow Servants" Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to Joseph Knight Sr., at Harmony, Pennsylvania, May 1829. Joseph Knight believed the declarations of Joseph Smith concerning his possession of the Book of Mormon plates and the work of translation then in progress and several times had given material assistance to Joseph Smith and his scribe, which enabled them to…

2021 Study Summary 6: That You May Come Off Conqueror

Doctrine and Covenants 10–11 "That You May Come Off Conqueror" Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Harmony, Pennsylvania, likely around April 1829, though portions may have been received as early as the summer of 1828. Herein the Lord informs Joseph of alterations made by wicked men in the 116 manuscript pages from the translation of the book of Lehi, in the Book of Mormon. These manuscript pages had…

2021 Study Summary 5: This Is The Spirit Of Revelation

Doctrine and Covenants 6–9 "This Is The Spirit Of Revelation" Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet and Oliver Cowdery, at Harmony, Pennsylvania, April 1829. Oliver Cowdery began his labors as scribe in the translation of the Book of Mormon, April 7, 1829. He had already received a divine manifestation of the truth of the Prophet’s testimony respecting the plates on which was engraved the Book of Mormon record. The…

2021 Study Summary 4: My Work Shall Go Forth

Doctrine and Covenants 3–5 "My Work Shall Go Forth" Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Harmony, Pennsylvania, July 1828, relating to the loss of 116 pages of manuscript translated from the first part of the Book of Mormon, which was called the book of Lehi. The Prophet had reluctantly allowed these pages to pass from his custody to that of Martin Harris, who had served for a brief…

2021 Study Summary 3: The Hearts Of The Children Shall Turn To Their Fathers

Doctrine and Covenants 2; Joseph Smith–History 1:27–65 "The Hearts Of The Children Shall Turn To Their Fathers" An extract from Joseph Smith’s history relating the words of the angel Moroni to Joseph Smith the Prophet, while in the house of the Prophet’s father at Manchester, New York, on the evening of September 21, 1823. Moroni was the last of a long line of historians who had made the record that…

2021 Study Summary 2: I Saw A Pillar Of Light

Doctrine and Covenants 1 "I Saw A Pillar Of Light" Joseph Smith tells of his ancestry, family members, and their early abodes—An unusual excitement about religion prevails in western New York—He determines to seek wisdom as directed by James—The Father and the Son appear, and Joseph is called to his prophetic ministry. (Verses 1–20.) Some preachers and other professors of religion reject the account of the First Vision—Persecution is heaped…

2021 Study Summary 1: Hearken All Ye People

Doctrine and Covenants 1 "Hearken All Ye People" This material was prepared by Daniel Rona who was born in Israel– educated in America– and has been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1950. He was a well-known radio broadcaster in Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Chicago, and New York, as well as an international newscaster for the “Voice of Israel” in Jerusalem, Israel. In…

2020 Study Summary 50: He Shall Come Into The World To Redeem His People

"He Shall Come Into The World To Redeem His People" The Christmas season is a time to reflect on and express gratitude for the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. As you read and ponder about Hist birth and life, consider how your study of the Book of Mormon has strengthened your testimony that He is the Savior of the world. What season was the birth of the Savior? The…

2020 Study Summary 49: Come Unto Christ, And Be Perfected In Him

Moroni 10 "Come Unto Christ, And Be Perfected In Him" A testimony of the Book of Mormon comes by the power of the Holy Ghost—The gifts of the Spirit are dispensed to the faithful—Spiritual gifts always accompany faith—Moroni’s words speak from the dust—Come unto Christ, be perfected in Him, and sanctify your souls. [About A.D. 421]. What is true faith? Throughout the years, Jews have weaned themselves away from spiritual…

2020 Study Summary 48: May Christ Lift Thee Up

Moroni 7-9 "May Christ Lift Thee Up" An invitation is given to enter into the rest of the Lord—Pray with real intent—The Spirit of Christ enables men to know good from evil—Satan persuades men to deny Christ and do evil—The prophets manifest the coming of Christ—By faith, miracles are wrought and angels minister—Men should hope for eternal life and cleave unto charity. [About A.D. 401–21]. The baptism of little children…

2020 Study Summary 47: To Keep Them In The Right Way

Moroni 1-6 "To Keep Them In The Right Way" Moroni writes for the benefit of the Lamanites—The Nephites who will not deny Christ are put to death. Jesus gave the Nephite apostles power to confer the gift of the Holy Ghost. Elders ordain priests and teachers by the laying on of hands. How the elders and priests administer the sacramental bread. The mode of administering the sacramental wine is set…

2020 Study Summary 46: By Faith All Things Are Fulfilled

Ether 12-15 "By Faith All Things Are Fulfilled" The prophet Ether exhorts the people to believe in God—Moroni recounts the wonders and marvels done by faith—Faith enabled the brother of Jared to see Christ—The Lord gives men weakness that they may be humble—The brother of Jared moved Mount Zerin by faith—Faith, hope, and charity are essential to salvation—Moroni saw Jesus face to face. Ether speaks of a New Jerusalem to…

2020 Study Summary 45: That Evil May Be Done Away

Ether 6-11 "That Evil May Be Done Away" The Jaredite barges are driven by the winds to the promised land—The people praise the Lord for his goodness—Orihah is appointed king over them—Jared and his brother die. Orihah reigns in righteousness—Amid usurpation and strife the rival kingdoms of Shule and Cohor are set up—Prophets condemn the wickedness and idolatry of the people, who then repent. There is strife and contention over…

2020 Study Summary 44: Rend That Veil of Unbelief

Ether 1-5 "Rend That Veil of Unbelief" Moroni abridges the writings of Ether—Ether’s genealogy set forth—The language of the Jaredites is not confounded at the Tower of Babel—The Lord promises to lead them to a choice land and make them a great nation. The Jaredites prepare for their journey to a promised land—It is a choice land whereon men must serve Christ or be swept off—The Lord talks to the…

2020 Study Summary 43: I Speak Unto You As If Ye Were Present

Mormon 7-9 "I Speak Unto You As If Ye Were Present" Mormon invites the Lamanites of the latter days to believe in Christ, accept his gospel, and be saved—All who believe the Bible will also believe the Book of Mormon. [About A.D. 385] The Lamanites seek out and destroy the Nephites—The Book of Mormon shall come forth by the power of God—Woes pronounced upon those who breathe out wrath and…

2020 Study Summary 42: I Would That I Could Persuade All… To Repent

Mormon 1-6 "I Would That I Could Persuade All... To Repent" Ammaron instructs Mormon concerning the sacred records—War commences between the Nephites and the Lamanites—The Three Nephites are taken away—Wickedness, unbelief, sorceries, and witchcraft prevail. [About A.D. 322—326] Mormon leads the Nephite armies—Blood and carnage sweep the land—The Nephites lament and mourn with the sorrowing of the damned—Their day of grace is passed—Mormon obtains the plates of Nephi—Wars continue. [Between…

2020 Study Summary 41: There Could Not Be A Happier People

3 Nephi 27-4 Nephi "There Could Not Be A Happier People" Jesus commands them to call the Church in his name—His mission and atoning sacrifice constitute his gospel—Men are commanded to repent and be baptized that they may be sanctified by the Holy Ghost—They are to be even as Jesus is. Nine of the Twelve desire and are promised an inheritance in Christ’s kingdom when they die—The Three Nephites desire…

2020 Study Summary 40: Ye Are the Children of the Covenant

3 Nephi 20-26 "Ye Are the Children of the Covenant" Jesus provides bread and wine miraculously and again administers the sacrament unto the people—The remnant of Jacob will come to the knowledge of the Lord their God and will inherit the Americas—Jesus is the prophet like unto Moses, and the Nephites are children of the prophets—Others of the Lord’s people will be gathered to Jerusalem. [About A.D. 34] Israel will…

2020 Study Summary 39: Behold, My Joy Is Full

3 Nephi 17-19 "Behold, My Joy Is Full" Jesus directs the people to ponder his words and pray for understanding—He heals their sick—He prays for the people, using language that cannot be written—Angels minister to and fire encircles their little ones. [A.D. 34] Jesus institutes the sacrament among the Nephites—They are commanded to pray always in his name—Those who eat his flesh and drink his blood unworthily are damned—The disciples…

2020 Study Summary 38: I Am The Law, And The Light

3 Nephi 12-16 "I Am The Law, And The Light" Jesus calls and commissions the Twelve—He delivers to the Nephites a discourse similar to the Sermon on the Mount—He speaks the Beatitudes—His teachings transcend and take precedence over the law of Moses—Men are commanded to be perfect even as he and his Father are perfect—Compare Matthew 5. Jesus teaches the Nephites the Lord’s Prayer—They are to lay up treasures in…

2020 Study Summary 37: Arise and Comeforth Unto Me

3 Nephi 8-11 "Arise and Comeforth Unto Me" Tempests, earthquakes, fires, whirlwinds, and physical upheavals attest the crucifixion of Christ—Many people are destroyed—Darkness covers the land for three days—Those who remain bemoan their fate. [A.D. 34] In the darkness the voice of Christ proclaims the destruction of many people and cities for their wickedness—He also proclaims his divinity, announces that the law of Moses is fulfilled, and invites men to…

2020 Study Summary 36: Lift Up Your Head and Be of Good Cheer

3 Nephi 1-7 "Lift Up Your Head and Be of Good Cheer" Nephi, the son of Helaman, departs out of the land, and his son Nephi keeps the records—Though signs and wonders abound, the wicked plan to slay the righteous—The night of Christ’s birth arrives—The sign is given, and a new star arises—Lyings and deceivings increase, and the Gadianton robbers slaughter many. [About A.D. 1–4.] Wickedness and abominations increase among…

2020 Study Summary 35: Glad Tidings of Great Joy

Helaman 13-16 "Glad Tidings of Great Joy" Samuel the Lamanite prophesies the destruction of the Nephites unless they repent—They and their riches are cursed—They reject and stone the prophets, are encircled about by demons, and seek for happiness in doing iniquity. [About 6 B.C.] Samuel predicts light during the night and a new star at Christ’s birth—Christ redeems men from temporal and spiritual death—The signs of His death include three…

2020 Study Summary 34: Remember the Lord

Helaman 7-12 "Remember the Lord" Nephi is rejected in the north and returns to Zarahemla—He prays upon his garden tower and then calls upon the people to repent or perish. Corrupt judges seek to incite the people against Nephi—Abraham, Moses, Zenos, Zenock, Ezias, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lehi, and Nephi all testified of Christ—By inspiration Nephi announces the murder of the chief judge. Messengers find the chief judge dead at the judgment…

2020 Study Summary 33: The Rock of Our Redeemer

Helaman 1-6 "The Rock of Our Redeemer" Pahoran the second becomes chief judge and is murdered by Kishkumen—Pacumeni fills the judgment seat—Coriantumr leads the Lamanite armies, takes Zarahemla, and slays Pacumeni—Moronihah defeats the Lamanites and retakes Zarahemla, and Coriantumr is slain. [About 52–50 B.C.] Helaman, the son of Helaman, becomes chief judge—Gadianton leads the band of Kishkumen—Helaman’s servant slays Kishkumen, and the Gadianton band flees into the wilderness. [About 50–49…

2020 Study Summary 32: Preserved By His Marvelous Power

Alma 53-63 "Preserved By His Marvelous Power" The Lamanite prisoners are used to fortify the city Bountiful—Dissensions among the Nephites give rise to Lamanite victories—Helaman takes command of the two thousand stripling sons of the people of Ammon. [About 64–63 B.C.] Ammoron and Moroni negotiate for the exchange of prisoners—Moroni demands that the Lamanites withdraw and cease their murderous attacks—Ammoron demands that the Nephites lay down their arms and become…

2020 Study Summary 31: Stand Fast In the Faith of Christ

Alma 43-52 "Stand Fast In the Faith of Christ" Alma and his sons preach the word—The Zoramites and other Nephite dissenters become Lamanites—The Lamanites come against the Nephites in war—Moroni arms the Nephites with defensive armor—The Lord reveals to Alma the strategy of the Lamanites—The Nephites defend their homes, liberties, families, and religion—The armies of Moroni and Lehi surround the Lamanites. [About 74 B.C.] Moroni commands the Lamanites to make…

2020 Study Summary 30: The Great Plan of Happiness

Alma 39-42 "The Great Plan of Happiness" Sexual sin is an abomination—Corianton’s sins kept the Zoramites from receiving the word—Christ’s redemption is retroactive in saving the faithful who preceded it. [About 74 B.C.] Christ brings to pass the resurrection of all men—The righteous dead go to paradise and the wicked to outer darkness to await the day of their resurrection—All things will be restored to their proper and perfect frame…

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