Monthly Archives: February 2011

D&C 89: The History of the Word of Wisdom

Section 89 of the Doctrine and Covenants is called the ‘Word of Wisdom’.  The name came from the 1st verse.  Joseph Smith announced this revelation Feb. 27, 1833. During the early 1800’s, drinking alcoholic beverages was a common and accepted … Continue reading

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D&C 89: The Word of Wisdom

Section 89 The word of wisdom has got to be one of the greatest prophecies of the Restoration. Why would the Lord say, this is adapted to the capacity of the weakest of all saints? Naturally what does the body do … Continue reading

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D&C 88:45-59 Jesus Christ has created & atoned for worlds

7.  88:45-59 The Savior is the visitor of all worlds – what is the field?  The universe… how do we know he is talking about worlds and not individuals?  Verse 61 – “all these kingdoms, and the inhabitants thereof”  – … Continue reading

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D&C 88:14-40

4.  88:14 The Savior brings the resurrection which brings a fullness of joy – you can’t have a fullness of joy without your spirit and body united according to D&C 138 and 45. Without a testimony of death, a testimony … Continue reading

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D&C 88:7-13 The Light of Christ: A Practical Application

3.  88:7-13  He is the light and life of all things 88:7-13 The Light of Christ is what we think and reason by.  We also live by the Light of Christ.  Socrates in Plato’s Republic (see here: http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/republic.html )- asks, … Continue reading

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D&C 88:1-6

D&C 88 – An overview Even though the world I send you to is at war (D&C 87) there will be peace for you in your time.  Take a look at Mosiah 15:18 – this message is the Lord’s message … Continue reading

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D&C 86 – Questions about wheat & tares

D&C 86 Wheat & Tares In this section the class examined the parable of the wheat and the tares in Matthew 13.  In Matthew, the Lord gives the interpretation of much of this parable.  The field is the world (Matt … Continue reading

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D&C 84 A Revelation on Priesthood

Today we started with having the students identify what section 84 is all about.  This section is a revelation on priesthood, according to the last three words of the section heading.  I asked the students, “what does God want you … Continue reading

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D&C 80 -You Cannot Go Amiss

D&C 80 Stephen Burnett and Eden Smith are called on missions 80:3 – …go ye and preach my gospel, whether to the north or to the south, to the east or to the west, it mattereth not, for ye cannot … Continue reading

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D&C 78-79 Love people not things, use things, not people

D&C 78 Care for the poor Secion 78 deals with an issue that is relevant in families, cities, nations and in the world.  One verse summarizes the problem that this section is addressing: “For if ye are not equal in earthly things … Continue reading

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