D&C Lesson 1: Introduction to the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History

Dustin Homer joins us to discuss our upcoming year studying the Doctrine and Covenants as well as Church history. This will be a fascinating year, as the Church is supplying supplemental materials for the lessons based on the gospel topics essays of recent years. We’re excited for the ride.

Lesson 46: “Zion—The Pure in Heart” – Doctrine & Covenants and Church History

D&C 57; 64; 82; Moses 7 – What does Zion mean? Where has Zion existed? How do we establish Zion in our families and communities? What promises are made about the future of Zion? Al Doan joins us.

Lesson 44: “Being Good Citizens” – Doctrine & Covenants and Church History

Dustin Homer joins us as we have a candid and in-depth discussion about how we, as Latter-day Saints, have a responsibility to take an active role in our communities. We must participate in government, obey the laws of the land, serve others, support worthy causes, etc. This is a far greater lesson than it seems at face value.

Lesson 42: “Continuing Revelation to Latter-day Prophets” – Doctrine & Covenants and Church History

Modern-day revelation, ftw! Great stuff on this episode, including a discussion of the Church’s then-controversial correlation program. Also, a discussion on the extension of the priesthood to all, Church curriculum, the Quorums of the Seventy, and others. Patricia Auxier is wit’ it.

Lesson 38: “In Mine Own Way” – Doctrine & Covenants and Church History

Spiritual and temporal self-reliance! What are they? We discuss the importance of work, food storage, caring for the needy, and the Church welfare program. Patricia Auxier joins us.

Lesson 36: “The Desert Shall Rejoice, and Blossom as the Rose” – Doctrine & Covenants and Church History

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.

Lesson 29: Building the Kingdom of God in Nauvoo, Illinois – Doctrine & Covenants and Church History

D&C 124 – What great events in Church history transpired in Nauvoo? Why did the Saints build Nauvoo? Missionaries from Nauvoo convert thousands and build Zion. Patricia Auxier is with us.

Lesson 27: “They Must Needs Be Chastened and Tried, Even as Abraham” – Doctrine & Covenants and Church History

D&C 101; 103; 105 – The early Saints in Missouri were persecuted and wronged. Why did the Lord allow this to happen? What role did Zion’s Camp play in shaping the future of the Church? How can we be patient through tribulation? How can we be obedient while not always understanding the Lord’s will? Al is in the studio.

Lesson 26: “Go Ye into All the World, and Preach My Gospel” – Doctrine & Covenants and Church History

Dustin Homer joins us to talk about missionary work. The Saints in the Kirtland era made great sacrifices for the sake of missionary work. What were they? We share numerous missionary stories of the pioneer era and talk about how we can be pioneers and missionaries in our day.

Lesson 15: “Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts” – Doctrine & Covenants and Church History

D&C 46 – What are the gifts of the spirit? What purposes do they serve? How can we seek spiritual gifts? How can we cultivate the gifts of the spirit? Patricia Auxier joins us.