Why do we need a prophet? Are prophets perfect? Was Joseph Smith perfect? In this lesson we will get into the ins and outs of latter-day prophets and how they bless our lives. Kurt Francom is with us.
D&C 135—Events in Illinois culminate in the assassination of Joseph Smith. What did Joseph Smith’s ministry mean to you? What did we learn from his leadership? Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS is with us.
D&C 124; 126—The Saints flee to Nauvoo, Illinois and build the Church there. In Nauvoo, baptisms for the dead were performed for the first time, as well as the temple endowment. Even more notable was the organization of the Relief Society. What does Nauvoo mean to you? Patricia Auxier is with us to break it all down.
D&C 84; 107; 121—What have we gained through the restoration of the priesthood? Many priesthood offices came well after the Church was organized. Why not organize them with the organization of the Church? What do we learn about the Lord providing functional apparatuses based on present need? Al Doan is with us.
Jared Gillins joins us for a discussion on Joseph Smith’s role as a prophet and revelator. What truths were restored via Joseph Smith? What prophecies about the latter days have come through Joseph Smith?
Missionary work! How do we serve God with all our “heart, might, mind and strength”? We have great desires for missionary work, but sometimes we get skittish when we have the opportunity to take part in it. Let’s go through examples in church history that can help inspire us. Patricia Auxier-Doxey is with us.
D&C 25—Emma Smith was called to do many important works in support of the restoration of the gospel and her husband. How does the Lord’s revelations for her help us learn to be more supportive, avoid pride, and draw closer to God? Eric Meldrum joins us.
D&C 20—We discuss the organization of the Church on April 6, 1830. Section 20 deals exclusively with Church organization and governance, and is full of all sorts of great doctrinal nuggets. What has the Lord commanded us to do as members of His Church? Jared Gillins is with us. It’s his first time, so be gracious!
D&C 13, 20, 27, 84, & 107—By seeking answers to questions they had during the translation of the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery were privy to incredible angelic visitations, resulting in the restoration of the Aaronic and Melchizedek priesthoods. Bill Doolittle joins us to hash it all out.
Bill Doolittle joins us to talk about the wonderful origins of the Book of Mormon and what went into its translation. We encourage you to utilize new resources when preparing your lesson on the origins of the Book of Mormon. Don’t shy away from discussing the translation process or Martin Harris’ follies or the struggles throughout the process.