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.

Read all of Bill Beardall's lesson text here.