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.
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!
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.
3 Nephi 27-28; 4 Nephi—Why did Christ concern himself with the naming of His church? Should we concern ourselves with “Mormon Church” in the post-Mormon Moment era? The Savior grants his twelve disciples the desires of their hearts, including the three Nephites, who wished to avoid death. Dustin Homer is with us, yo.
3 Nephi 22-26—The Savior quotes Isaiah to the Nephites, encouraging them to enlarge their stakes. He also teaches them to keep records. These are ostensibly simple ideas, yet we spend an entire lesson on them because they are awesome! Mackenna Gallacher is with us.