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Week 26: Doctrine and Covenants 67‒70

Week 26: Doctrine and Covenants 67‒70

The month of November 1831 proved to be an important one in which members met in conference and made key decisions, such as officially publishing the revelations of Joseph Smith for the first time. Record-keeping, something that had been commanded on the day the...

Week 25: Doctrine and Covenants 64‒66

Week 25: Doctrine and Covenants 64‒66

October 1831 was a busy month for Joseph Smith and other Church leaders. The summer trip to Missouri had been good, but problems had piled up in Ohio while they were gone. Now they faced a busy fall catching up. Three revelations received in September and October 1831...

Week 24: Doctrine and Covenants 63

Week 24: Doctrine and Covenants 63

After his trip to Missouri, the Prophet Joseph Smith, along with Sidney Rigdon and Oliver Cowdery, arrived home in Kirtland on August 27, 1831. During their absence, apostasy had begun to take hold in the Church, and among the faithful, there were many questions about...

Week 23: Doctrine and Covenants 60‒62

Week 23: Doctrine and Covenants 60‒62

During the week after Doctrine and Covenants 59 was given, three other revelations followed to guide those returning from Missouri to the places from which they had come. These three revelations, now Doctrine and Covenants sections 60 through 62, helped guide the...

Week 22: Doctrine and Covenants 58‒59

Week 22: Doctrine and Covenants 58‒59

In August 1831 while Joseph Smith was still in Jackson County, Missouri, he received additional revelations to help guide the Saints who were living there and throughout the Church. Two revelations, which today are sections 58 and 59 of the Doctrine and Covenants,...

Week 21: Doctrine and Covenants 51–57

Week 21: Doctrine and Covenants 51–57

In the two months between May 20 and July 20, 1831, the Prophet Joseph Smith received seven revelations to guide the Church in its second year of existence. These revelations covered topics ranging from the first principles and ordinances of the gospel to missionary...

Week 20: Doctrine and Covenants 49–50

Week 20: Doctrine and Covenants 49–50

Nearly two months elapsed between the receipt of the revelation that is now section 48 of the Doctrine and Covenants and the two revelations that are now sections 49 and 50. These were turbulent times for Joseph Smith, his wife Emma, and other Church members. During...

Week 19: Doctrine and Covenants 46–48

Week 19: Doctrine and Covenants 46–48

In the three days that followed the revelation now known as section 45 of the Doctrine and Covenants, three additional revelations came to bless the new Church and its members. The three additional revelations taught the Saints about spiritual gifts, called a Church...

Week 18: Doctrine and Covenants 45

Week 18: Doctrine and Covenants 45

Historical Background The publication of the Book of Mormon, the movement of the Saints from New York, and the gathering of the Saints to Ohio attracted newspaper attention and generated hosts of rumors, many of them negative. While battling these rumors, Church...

Week 17: Doctrine and Covenants 41–44

Week 17: Doctrine and Covenants 41–44

The previous Come, Follow Me lesson focused on Doctrine and Covenants 37–40, a flurry of revelations received between December 30, 1830, and January 6, 1831. After that, nearly a month passed before Joseph Smith received the revelation that is now section 41 of the...

Week 16: Doctrine and Covenants 37–40

Week 16: Doctrine and Covenants 37–40

When Oliver Cowdery and his companions went on their mission to the Lamanites, they hoped to convert Native peoples they might meet. Although the mission did not succeed in the way they expected, it proved to be greatly successful in another way, leading to a change...

Week 15: Doctrine and Covenants 30‒36

Week 15: Doctrine and Covenants 30‒36

In the latter part of 1830, the Church of Christ was only months old. It had a simple leadership structure, multiple branches (churches), and a set of articles and covenants to guide it. It was now ready to grow rapidly. To fuel this growth, it needed a strong...