Come Follow Me

Week 14: Easter

Week 14: Easter

This week's Come, Follow Me lesson shifts from the usual focus on specific sections of the Doctrine and Covenants and concentrates instead on the subject of Easter. It suggests, "As you prepare to commemorate the Savior's Resurrection on Easter Sunday, ponder how...

Week 13: Doctrine and Covenants 29

Week 13: Doctrine and Covenants 29

In September 1830, just five months after the Church of Christ was organized, Church members were studying the Bible, Book of Mormon, and manuscript copies of Joseph Smith's revelations, when they had access to them. Isaiah 52:8 and related passages in the Book of...

Week 12: Doctrine and Covenants 27–28

Week 12: Doctrine and Covenants 27–28

This week's Come, Follow Me lesson looks at sections 27 and 28 of the Doctrine and Covenants, which provide further direction to the fledgling Church of Christ on a host of matters ranging from sacramental emblems and the Second Coming through priesthood restoration,...

Week 11: Doctrine and Covenants 23–26

Week 11: Doctrine and Covenants 23–26

After the Church of Christ was formally organized on April 6, 1830, the Lord gave a series of revelations for the new church and its members. The topics of these revelations included personal guidance of the type that might be given today in setting apart and...

Week 10: Doctrine and Covenants 20–22

Week 10: Doctrine and Covenants 20–22

One reason Joseph Smith went into the grove in 1820 was to ask the Lord which church to join. The Lord told Joseph to "join none of them" (Joseph Smith—History 1:19). In a March 1829 revelation, the Lord promised that "if the People of this Generation harden not their...

Week 9: Doctrine and Covenants 18‒19

Week 9: Doctrine and Covenants 18‒19

At the end of June 1829, the translation of the Book of Mormon was coming to an end, and the time had arrived to find a publisher for the volume. The publication of the Book of Mormon would precede the organization of the Church and lay a foundation for it. Doctrine...

Week 8: Doctrine and Covenants 14‒17

Week 8: Doctrine and Covenants 14‒17

Sometimes even when we're doing the right things, life gets hard. Joseph and Oliver, with support from Emma and Joseph's brother Samuel, were managing to push the Book of Mormon translation process along at a breathtaking rate. But growing opposition from Emma's...

Week 7: Doctrine and Covenants 12-13

Week 7: Doctrine and Covenants 12-13

Some figures in the scriptures and Church history are very well known, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery being among them. Section 13 of the Doctrine and Covenants shows both these men in one of the best-known scenes from Church history: the restoration of the Aaronic...

Week 6: Doctrine and Covenants 10-11

Week 6: Doctrine and Covenants 10-11

Sometimes in our zeal to do good, we get overanxious. Doctrine and Covenants sections 10 and 11 teach important lessons on steadily doing small and simple things until we have accomplished the great things the Lord has asked us to do. Doctrine and Covenants 10 "It's...

Week 5: Doctrine and Covenants 6-9

Week 5: Doctrine and Covenants 6-9

This week's Come Follow Me lesson focuses on one of the most important principles of the restored gospel: revelation. Joseph Smith's First Vision in 1820, the appearance of Moroni to him in 1823 and many times thereafter, and the Prophet's other spiritual experiences...

Week 4: Doctrine and Covenants 3-5

Week 4: Doctrine and Covenants 3-5

No one’s perfect. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,” preached the apostle Paul (Romans 3:23). Alma the Younger taught his son Helaman that “the Lord cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance” (Alma 45:16). Taken together, these...

Week 3: Doctrine and Covenants 2; Joseph Smith—History 1:27-65

Week 3: Doctrine and Covenants 2; Joseph Smith—History 1:27-65

On the evening of September 21, 1823, Joseph Smith felt burdened for the sins of his teenage life. He was seventeen and regretted his “many foolish errors,” “the weakness of youth,” “the foibles of human nature,” and the “diverse” sins he had committed that were...