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Doctrine and Covenants 20-22: “The Rise of the Church of Christ”

Doctrine and Covenants 20-22: “The Rise of the Church of Christ”

February 25, 2021

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants sections 20-22, revelations concerning the organization of the Church of Christ on April 6, 1830. This lesson focuses on the "spiritual/religious" divide, systematic theology, justification vs. sanctification, the "T.U.L.I.P." of Calvinism, dead works vs. a living Church, and more. 

Approximate time stamps (in minutes):
   - Spiritual vs. Religious: 0-15
   - Background of D&C 20: 15-21
   - Study of D&C 20: 21-2:11
   - Study of D&C 21: 2:11-2:38
   - Study of D&C 22: 2:38-end

Doctrine and Covenants 18-19: “The Worth of Souls”

Doctrine and Covenants 18-19: “The Worth of Souls”

February 19, 2021

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants sections 18-19, revelations given to Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer (D&C 18) and to Martin Harris (D&C 19). This lesson focuses on human involvement in divine work, the worth of souls, how to identify an apostle, the nature of "endless punishment," the Savior's experience in Gethsemane, crying repentance, and more. 

D&C 18 starts at the beginning and D&C 19 starts about an hour and 24 minutes in.

Doctrine and Covenants 14-17: “Stand as a Witness”

Doctrine and Covenants 14-17: “Stand as a Witness”

February 11, 2021

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants sections 14-17, revelations given to David, John, and Peter Whitmer, Jr., and to the Three Witnesses of the gold plates. This lesson focuses on being scattered in order to aid with the gathering, the relationship between God's work and God's gifts, seeking riches or wisdom, redundant revelation, the difference between the 3 Witnesses and the 8 Witnesses, and more.

Doctrine and Covenants 12-13; JS-H 1:66-75: “My Fellow Servants”

Doctrine and Covenants 12-13; JS-H 1:66-75: “My Fellow Servants”

February 3, 2021

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants section 12 (a revelation for Joseph Knight, Sr.) and section 13 in the context of Joseph Smith-History 1:66-75 (the account of the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood). This lesson focuses on the word of God as a two-edged sword, reaping while the day lasts, the cause of Zion, protecting ourselves against priestcraft, the ministering of angels, the preparatory nature of Aaronic ordinances, real scripture study, and more.

Doctrine and Covenants 10-11: “Come Off Conqueror”

Doctrine and Covenants 10-11: “Come Off Conqueror”

January 29, 2021

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 10-11, a revelation given to Joseph Smith regarding the lost 116 pages, and another revelation intended for Hyrum Smith. This lesson focuses on the war in heaven transferred to earth, the woman (Church) nourished in the wilderness, Satan's plans to destroy the work of God, dehumanizing and demonizing, self-justification, seeking the Spirit, and much more. 

Doctrine and Covenants 6-9: “The Spirit of Revelation”

Doctrine and Covenants 6-9: “The Spirit of Revelation”

January 24, 2021

A verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 6-9, revelations given to Oliver Cowdery about the mission of John the Beloved, and the spirit of revelation. This lesson focuses on proving the contraries of head and heart, "tarrying" away from Jesus, learning to recognize the Lord's voice, seeking a further witness, and what to do when answers don't come. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Doctrine and Covenants!

Doctrine and Covenants 5: “Desired a Witness”

Doctrine and Covenants 5: “Desired a Witness”

January 17, 2021

Part 3 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 3-5. Part 3 covers D&C 5 and focuses on wanting to know, tangible proof, knowledge & faith, personal testimony, and the erosion of trust. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Doctrine and Covenants!

Doctrine and Covenants 4: “A Marvelous Work”

Doctrine and Covenants 4: “A Marvelous Work”

January 15, 2021

Part 2 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 3-5. Part 2 covers D&C 4 and focuses on the Lord's "marvelous" work; serving with heart, might, mind, and strength; being called and qualified; the Lord of the harvest; and developing divine attributes. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Doctrine and Covenants!

Doctrine and Covenants 3: “My Work Shall Go Forth”

Doctrine and Covenants 3: “My Work Shall Go Forth”

January 14, 2021

Part 1 of a 3-part verse-by-verse study of Doctrine and Covenants 3-5. Part 1 covers D&C 3 and focuses on the messiness of Church history, the loss of the 116 pages, God's unalterable aim, the persuasions of men, and the knowledge of a Savior. Join Jared Halverson for your weekly Come Follow Me study of the Doctrine and Covenants!

D&C 2; Joseph Smith History 1:27-65 - The Angel Moroni

D&C 2; Joseph Smith History 1:27-65 - The Angel Moroni

January 8, 2021

A verse-by-verse study of Joseph Smith-History 1:27-65 (which includes the text of D&C 2), covering the visitations of the Angel Moroni. This lesson focuses on enduring God's absence, reclaiming the deluded, resurrected beings, Moroni's whirlwind scripture tour, keeping divine conversations going, and more.

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