In the first sentence of his history, Joseph Smith wrote about the many reports put into circulation by “evil-disposed and designing persons” in relation to the rise of the restored Church of Jesus Christ. Joseph sought wisdom as to how to respond to those publishing falsehoods against him.
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Lesson 42: Continuing Revelation to Latter-day Prophets
Let us not fall into a pattern of thinking that unless the Prophet or Apostles say, "Thus saith the Lord," that what they give us is not revelation.
Lesson 41: “Every Member a Missionary”
The Doctrine Covenants is an invitation for people everywhere to come unto Christ. This is the whole purpose of missionary work.
Lesson 40: “Finding Joy in Temple and Family History Work”
We learn from the Book of Mormon that our whole purpose in life is to experience joy. People look for joy in many places. A certain measure of joy can be found in many things. But in only one place in this world can we experience anything like a full measure of joy, and that is the holy temple.
Lesson 39: “The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn to Their Fathers”
Joseph knew right from the beginning of the restoration that the Lord was simply continuing His eternal work of redeeming families in this last dispensation. Thus, the very first "section" of the Doctrine and Covenants is Moroni's latter-day rendering of Malachi's promise that Elijah would return prior to the second coming.
Lesson 38: “In Mine Own Way”
For the war we are in which is vivid before us, is the same old war we have already fought. We are veterans of a war with Satan and his goal for us has always been captivity and bondage.
Lesson 36: “The Desert Shall Rejoice, and Blossom as the Rose”
Indeed the Salt Lake Valley was at that time a desert, a solitary place. But since then it blossomed as the rose and became the center place where the ransomed of the Lord came to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads.