This Week's Reading Assignment

D&C 6, D&C 8, D&C 9, Joseph Smith—History 1:8–17

Lesson Summary

Historical summary 1828-1829. The need for personal revelation. How we obtain personal revelation.

Lesson Highlights

  • Our need for personal revelation.
  • Understanding what we should do to receive revelation.
A study of this lesson will help us understand how to prepare to receive personal revelation and encourage us to do so.

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This Week's Reading Assignment

JS-History 1:27–65; D&C 3; D&C 5; D&C 10; D&C 17; D&C 20:5–15; D&C 84:54–62

Lesson Summary

Joseph and the angel Moroni. Annual visits to the Hill Cumorah 1823-1827. Joseph receives the plates. The translation begins. The lost manuscript.

Lesson Highlights

  • Joseph Smith's preparation to receive and translate the Book of Mormon.
  • The miracle of the Book of Mormon's preservation.
  • Witnesses of the Book of Mormon.
  • Our duty to "remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon."
A study of this lesson will help us recognize the Lord’s hand in the coming forth of the Book of Mormon and to encourage us to study the Book of Mormon, follow its teachings, and share it with others. Read all of Bill Beardall's lesson text here.


This Week's Reading Assignment

Joseph Smith—History 1:1–26

Lesson Summary

The Great Apostasy and preparation for a restoration. The ancestors and family of Joseph Smith. A period of great religious excitement. Joseph Smith's first vision.

Lesson Highlights

  • After the Apostasy, God prepared the way for the Restoration.
  • God prepared Joseph Smith to be the prophet of the Restoration.
  • The First Vision ushered in the restoration of the gospel.
  • Many truths were revealed in the First Vision.

A study of this lesson will strengthen our testimonies of the First Vision and of Joseph Smith’s calling as the prophet through whom God restored the fulness of the gospel to the earth.

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The Doctrine & Covenants testifies of Christ. Jesus Christ suffered the pain of all men. The Savior's roles and attributes.

This Week's Reading Assignment

Review Class Member Study Guide for Lesson 2

Lesson Summary

The Doctrine & Covenants testifies of Christ. Jesus Christ suffered the pain of all men. The Savior's roles and attributes.

Lesson Highlights

  • The Doctrine and Covenants testifies of Jesus Christ.
  • Jesus Christ "suffered the pain of all men, that all men might repent and come unto him."
  • The Doctrine and Covenants helps us understand the Savior's roles and attributes.
A study of this lesson will help us feel the powerful witness of the Savior that comes through the Doctrine and Covenants and to help us strengthen our testimonies of the Savior’s Atonement. Read all of Bill Beardall's lesson text here.


This Week's Reading Assignment

No Reading Assignment

Lesson Summary


An introduction to a study of the Doctrine & Covenants and Church History. The revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants address the needs of our day. The Lord authored the preface to the Doctrine and Covenants. Our work is to carry the everlasting gospel to every nation and people.

Read all of Bill Beardall's lesson text here.