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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,…

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…

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