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.