James Strang is barely known to most Latter-day Saints, a new book, “The King of Confidence” goes into the rise and fall of this self-proclaimed monarch.
Category: Church History/Doctrine and Covenants
Noted Latter-day Saint historian Russell Stevenson sits down to talk Brigham Young and racism, modern-day LDS racism, and what we can do to be better.
The first chapter of the next volume of a history of the Church’s people is now available online.
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n an attempt to “simplify” the process of printing scriptures, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced a reduction in the available
In the year’s final lesson, we reflect on what it means to be a Zion people and what remains to achieve that.
Kurt Francom of LeadingLDS is here to talk about the wonders of the family. But why are families so important to God’s plan?
Revelation is not restricted solely to the restoration era. This lesson deals with prophetic examples from the 20th and 21st centuries. Also, Correlation!
Missionary work is the dream! So let’s talk about it in ways that aren’t cliche.
Dustin Homer joins us for a discussion on temple work. What can you do to get more engaged in this work? Why is having a current temple recommend important?
D&C 2; 110; 138—What does it actually mean to have the hearts of the children turn to their fathers? How can you be better at family history work?
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.
The Saints begin settling the Salt Lake Valley, including the construction of the Salt Lake Temple. What lessons do you learn from these pioneers?
D&C 107—The death of Joseph Smith results in a succession crisis, with various parties vying for the mantle to lead the Church. Where would you have fallen?
D&C 131; 132—Join us for a discussion on the doctrine of eternal marriage. How do we prepare for eternal marriage? How do we discuss this with single folk?
D&C 4; 124;127; 128—This week we are focusing on ordinances on behalf of the dead as performed in LDS temples. How have temple ordinances blessed you?
D&C 124; 126—The Saints flee to Nauvoo, Illinois and build the Church there. The Relief Society is organized. Temple ordinances occur for the first time.
D&C 121, 122—What can we learn about adversity from Joseph Smith’s experiences in Liberty Jail?
D&C 101; 103; 105—More about the early saints’ efforts to establish Zion in Missouri, including the many trials they went through, even Zion’s camp.
Dustin Homer joins us for a discussion on how missionary work functioned among the early saints, and how missionary work can benefit us today.
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?
D&C 26; 28; 43—This lesson deals with personal apostasy. How do we recognize Satan’s deceptions? How do we avoid taking offense?
What was the School of the Prophets? How are secular and spiritual learning related, and why are they so important?
D&C 89—The Word of Wisdom is ostensibly straightforward and simple, but how can we better live such a simple law and focus on the proactive parts?
D&C 29; 34; 88; 101—Let´s discuss the doctrine of the Second Coming. How can we prepare? Why is as Second Coming an important part of the plan of salvation?
How is the temple the house of God? Through Joseph Smith we have learned a great deal about temples. How can the temple bless you?
Doctrine & Covenants 59; 119; 120—What is the history of tithing in both ancient and modern eras? How are tithing and fast offerings distributed?
D&C 59 – A lesson on—you guessed it—the sacrament and the Sabbath. Why are these two items so important and why do we honor them to this day?
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 and cultivate them?
Jared Gillins joins us for a discussion on Joseph Smith’s role as a prophet and revelator. What truths were restored via Joseph Smith?
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?
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 need help.
D&C 25—Emma Smith was called to do many important works in support of the restoration of the gospel and her husband. How do God’s revelations help you?