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.

Book of Mormon Lesson 44: “I Speak unto You As If Ye Were Present”

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.

Book of Mormon Lesson 43: “How Could Ye Have Departed from the Ways of the Lord?”

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.

Book of Mormon Lesson 36: “On the Morrow Come I into the World”

3 Nephi 1-7—Signs appear marking the Savior’s birth. The Gadianton robbers surround the Nephites, and many Nephites fall into pride and wickedness in the ramp-up to the crucifixion of the Lord. How can we protect ourselves from spiritual robbers and pride? Dustin Homer is with us.

Book of Mormon Lesson 35: “Repent and Return unto the Lord”

Helaman 13-16—Samuel the Lamanite preaches repentance to the Nephites, foretelling their destruction if they do not turn to the Lord. He also discusses the signs of Christ’s birth and death, setting in motion the climax of the Book of Mormon. Mackenna Gallacher is with us.

Book of Mormon Lesson 33: “A Sure Foundation”

Helaman 1-5—Internal strife weakens the Nephites and the Church. Do we se parallels to that in our day? How can we avoid contention in our wards and stakes and promote unity? How is Christ our rock as described in Helaman 5? Brad Lammi is with us.

Book of Mormon Lesson 32: “They Did Obey-Every Word of Command with Exactness”

Alma 53-58—Stripling warriors! Basically, the armies of Helaman provide us with a pretty awesome case study in the exercise of faith against a backdrop of calamity and bellicosity. How is it that not one of the 2,600 Ammonite warriors perishes? What do we learn from the great faith of these young men?

Book of Mormon Lesson 30: “The Great Plan of Happiness”

Alma 40-42—How does a failure to understand the plan of salvation make us weaker in the face of temptation? How did understanding death and resurrection help Corianton? How will it help you? How does understanding the atonement change our course? Also, an attention activity we actually like! Bill Doolittle is with us.

Book of Mormon Lesson 29: “Give Ear to My Words”

Alma 36-39—Alma sits down with his three sons, Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton, to bear testimony and offer encouragement before he disappears. What can parents learn from Alma’s counsel? Too often we lean solely on Corianton’s experience to inform our view of parenting, but even parenting “untroubled” kids requires tact and finesse. Brad Lammi joins us to talk about these great passages.

Book of Mormon Lesson 27: “All Things Denote There Is a God”

Alma 30 & 31—It’s a lesson on some of the darker corners of the kingdom! Korihor comes and stirs up trouble. What exactly is an anti-Christ? Alma leads a delegation to the Zoramites. While we harp on Rameumptom and the like, what about how the Zoramites do not speak of the things of God unless they are at church? That’s a very interesting bit of their theology that we don’t talk about. Dustin Homer is here to make sense of all of it for us. He’s smarter than Geoff.