D&C 107—The death of Joseph Smith results in a major succession crisis, with various parties vying for the mantle to lead the Church. What were the arguments of Sidney Rigdon, Brigham Young, James Strang, and others? Where would you have fallen if you were put in the shoes of the saints of the time?
Settling the Mountain West – The Salt Lake Temple took 40 years to build. What lessons do we learn from the difficulty faced in its construction? Why is a foundation so important that it was built twice? How can we turn our hearts toward the temple? Why were saints sent to colonize areas instead of grouping together? We also discuss missionary work. Dustin Homer is with us.
D&C 4; 18; 52; 81; 3 Nephi 18 – The Martin and Willie handcart companies. What happened here? How did these saints wind up in so much trouble? What do we learn from President Young sending a rescue party? How are all of us rescued?
D&C 136 – We talk about lessons we can learn from the trials of the pioneers, ranging from Winter Quarters, to the exodus to Salt Lake. How did the Lord instruct the Saints regarding both preparations as well as their conduct? What can we learn from the pioneers? Steve Pierce joins us.
D&C 107 – The succession crisis shapes the future of the Church. To whom did Joseph Smith give the keys of the kingdom? Why was Brigham Young eventually chosen? Great stuff in this episode. Patricia Auxier joins us.