The law of consecration and its historical background. The law of consecration in our lives.


This Week's Reading Assignment

D&C 42:30–42; D&C 51; D&C 78; D&C 82; D&C 104:11–18; Our Heritage, page 26

Lesson Summary

The law of consecration and its historical background. The law of consecration in our lives.

Lesson Highlights



  • The Lord revealed the law of consecration to the Saints.
  • The law of consecration is an eternal law.
  • We can consecrate our lives to the Lord now.

    A study of this lesson will help us understand the law of consecration and its eternal purposes and desire to consecrate our lives more fully to the service of God.

  • This Week's Reading Assignment

    Our Heritage, pages 23–25, 41, 58

    Lesson Summary

    The Lord declared that the people in this dispensation would receive His word through Joseph Smith. Ancient and latter-day scriptures have come through Joseph Smith. Plain and precious doctrines of the gospel have been restored through Joseph Smith.

    Lesson Highlights

    • The Lord declared that the people in this dispensation would receive His word through Joseph Smith.
    • Many ancient and latter-day scriptures have come through Joseph Smith.
    • Plain and precious doctrines of the gospel have been restored through Joseph Smith.
    A study of this lesson will help us appreciate the Prophet Joseph Smith’s role in bringing forth the word of the Lord in this dispensation.

    Read all of Bill Beardall's lesson text here.


    This Week's Reading Assignment

    D&C 29:1–8; D&C 33:3–7; D&C 37; D&C 38:24–41; D&C 52:2–5, D&C 52:42–43; D&C 57:1–3; D&C 110:11; Articles of Faith 1:10;

    Lesson Summary

    The gathering of Israel. The purpose of gathering. The latter-day gathering begins. The Saints commanded to go to Ohio. The call to gather to Missouri is issued. The gathering continues in our day.

    Lesson Highlights

    • The Lord is gathering His people.
    • The Saints gathered in Ohio.
    • The Saints gathered in Missouri.
    • The Saints now gather to the stakes of Zion in their own lands.
    A study of this lesson will help us understand how latter-day Israel was gathered in the early days of the Church, how it is being gathered today, and how we can participate in this gathering.

    Read all of Bill Beardall's lesson text here.


    This Week's Reading Assignment

    D&C 4, D&C 11, D&C 12, D&C 14, D&C 15, D&C 16, D&C 18, D&C 31, D&C 33, D&C 75

    Lesson Summary

    There are great opportunities for missionary work. It is essential that this work moves forward. The attributes the Lord desires in those who serve him. What the Lord's servants should teach.

    Lesson Highlights

    • "Serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength."
    • Prepare to serve the Lord.
    • "The field is white."
    • "Open your mouths and they shall be filled."
    • The Lord promises great blessings to those who labor in His service.
    A study of this lesson will help us resolve to strengthen the kingdom of God through diligent service, particularly by sharing the gospel through missionary work.

    Read all of Bill Beardall's lesson text here.


    This Week's Reading Assignment

    D&C 25

    Lesson Summary

    Historical summary April to July 1830. Husbands and wives to support and comfort one another. We are to be meek and avoid pride. Rejoice and be of good cheer.

    Lesson Highlights

    • Husbands and wives should support and comfort each other.
    • We should be meek and avoid pride.
    • We should rejoice and be of good cheer.
    A study of this lesson will help us learn to apply in our own lives the instructions the Lord has revealed to other individuals in the scriptures.

    Read all of Bill Beardall's lesson text here.


    This Week's Reading Assignment

    D&C 20:1–36, D&C 20:68–69, D&C 20:75–79; D&C 21; D&C 27; D&C 115:1–4;
    Our Heritage, pages 14–16

    Lesson Summary

    The Church is organized. Instructions to follow the prophet. The members to meet together often and partake of the sacrament. Duties of Church members.

    Lesson Highlights

    • The Church is organized in the latter days.
    • The Lord commands Church members to follow the prophet.
    • The Lord encourages Church members to meet together often to partake of the sacrament.
    • The Lord explains the duties of Church members.
    A study of this lesson will teach us about the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ through the Prophet Joseph Smith, help us appreciate the blessings of Church membership, and encourage us to show the Lord our gratitude for membership in His Church.

    Read all of Bill Beardall's lesson text here.


    This Week's Reading Assignment

    D&C 13; D&C 20:38–67; D&C 27:12–13; D&C 84:6–30; D&C 107:1–20; D&C 110:11–16; Joseph Smith—History 1:66–73

    Lesson Summary

    The restoration of the Aaronic and Melchizedek priesthoods. The authority and blessings of both priesthoods.

    Lesson Highlights

    • Definition and purpose of the priesthood.
    • The restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood.
    • The restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood.
    • Blessings of the priesthood for all people.
    A study of this lesson will increase appreciation for the restoration of the priesthood, to encourage brethren to magnify their offices and callings in the priesthood, and to help all members enjoy more fully the blessings of the priesthood.

    Read all of Bill Beardall's lesson text here.