This lesson is somewhat of an outlier in that while the Doctrine and Covenants certainly deals with the plan of salvation, this lesson goes into many other scriptures to talk about God’s plan for us, which is fitting since the plan is not restricted to what was revealed to Joseph Smith. Patricia Auxier joins us to talk about how knowing the doctrines of Heavenly Father’s plan is crucial to the growth of our faith and testimony.
D&C 46; Articles of Faith 1:7—Patricia Auxier sits down with us to talk about the gifts of the Spirit – how we identify them, cultivate them, and employ them. How can you improve your understanding of the gifts of the spirit?
D&C 42; 51; 78; 82; 104—Why was the law of consecration revealed to the saints? How did they struggle to live it and what were the consequences? Without the law of consecration formally active today, how do we still consecrate ourselves unto the Lord? Eric Meldrum is with us.
How was Israel gathered in the early days of the restored Church? How does it relate to the ongoing gathering of Israel as foretold in the Bible? How do we gather today? Bill Doolittle will help us make sense of it all.
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 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.
We know the classic account of the First Vision, but the Church has taken great steps in recent years to highlight other accounts of this enormous pillar of Mormonism. Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS.org joins us to talk about the genesis of the First Vision and what we can learn from multiple, differing accounts. Make the most of the new materials available to you, dear friends!
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.
Mormon 7-9—The Nephite nation has been destroyed, and these chapters cover Mormon’s final exhortations to them and to us. What prophecies are in these chapters that resonate with you? Bill Doolittle is in the studio.
Mormon 1-5—Mormon becomes the leader of the Nephites and the Nephites suffer in battle because of their wickedness. How do we develop contrite hearts and spirits? What does that mean? Brad Lammi is in the studio with us.