Preach My Gospel – Scripture Reference Inserts

Missionary Scripture Inserts

Based on Preach My Gospel & Doctrinal Mastery

 

Arranged By Nate Richardson

A Member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Available free at RichardsonStudies.com

Contact editor@richardsonstudies.com

 

 

Table of Contents

 

INTRODUCTION.. 6

PMG REFERENCES. 8

PMG LESSONS. 42

1.1: God is Our Loving Heavenly Father. 43

1.2: The Gospel Blesses Individuals and Families. 45

1.3: Heavenly Father Reveals His Gospel in Every Dispensation  46

1.4: The Savior’s Earthly Ministry and Atonement 48

1.5: The Great Apostasy. 50

1.6: The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Joseph Smith  54

1.7: The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ 56

1.7: Pray to Know the Truth through the Holy Ghost 58

2 Prequal: Helping Others Learn About Jesus Christ 59

2.1: Premortal Life: God’s Purpose and Plan for Us. 65

2.2: The Creation. 67

2.3: Agency and the Fall of Adam and Eve. 68

2.4: Our Life on Earth. 70

2.5: The Atonement of Jesus Christ 73

2.6: The Spirit World. 82

2.7: The Resurrection, Judgment and Immortality. 84

2.8 Kingdoms of Glory. 86

2.8: The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ 90

3.1: The Gospel of Christ and Doctrine of Christ 91

3.2: Faith in Jesus Christ 93

3.3: Repentance through the Atonement of Jesus Christ 95

3.4: Baptism, Our First Covenant with God. 97

3.5: The Gift of the Holy Ghost 100

3.6: Endure to the End. 102

4.1: Obedience. 103

4.2: Pray Often. 104

4.3: Study the Scriptures. 105

4.4: Keep the Sabbath Day Holy. 106

4.5: Baptism & Confirmation. 107

4.6: Follow the Prophet 108

4.7: Keep the Ten Commandments. 109

4.8: Live the Law of Chastity. 110

4.9: Obey the Word of Wisdom.. 111

4.10: Keep the Law of Tithing. 112

4.11: Observe the Law of the Fast 113

4.12: Obey and Honor the Law.. 114

5.1: Priesthood and Auxiliaries. 115

5.2: Missionary Work. 116

5.3: Eternal Marriage. 117

5.4: Temples and Family History. 119

5.5: Service. 120

5.6: Teaching and Learning in the Church. 121

5.7: Endure to the End. 122

100 DOCTRINAL MASTERY. 123

DM: Acquiring Spiritual Knowledge. 123

DM 1: The Godhead. 123

DM 2: The Plan of Salvation. 124

DM 3: The Atonement of Jesus Christ 124

DM 4: The Restoration. 125

DM 5: Prophets & Revelation. 125

DM 6: Priesthood & Priesthood Keys. 125

DM 7: Ordinances & Covenants. 126

DM 8: Marriage & Family. 126

DM 9: Commandments. 126

 

 

INTRODUCTION

During my proselyting mission I found having scripture inserts listing the PMG scripture references for each topic with a brief summary of the verse to be most helpful in teaching to the needs of many different people every day. Therefore, I’ve made a digital version of this tool, and gladly share it.

Are PMG Scriptures enough? Elder Ballard once spoke to the idea of PMG scriptures being all a missionary needs to proselyte. Naturally can add more to the list as you master these and determine the needs of the people where you’re teaching. But mastering the PMG scriptures is a foundational key to success as a missionary.

FLAG PLACEMENT: I suggest placing 1 colored flag per section of each lesson, and writing on that flag a key word to indicate which section it is.

If you have colored flags (highly advised), the typical coloring is as follows, as colored in PMG:

Blue for lesson 1 on the restoration

Orange for lesson 2 on the plan of salvation

Green for lesson 3 on the gospel

Purple for lesson 4 on the commandments

Yellow for lesson 5 on the laws and ordinances

 

When putting flags on the sides of the pages, you must leave a gap in the middle for thumbing pages. You may want to place a flag tab at the location of each of these inserts if you chose to disperse them throughout your scriptures as I did (or you can keep them all at the front). I recommend having a glue in sheet with lists of scriptures to each section of each lesson of PMG. You can label the flag tabs to quickly jump to these glue in pages. Each glue in page will contain the list of scriptures from PMG on that subject, and perhaps a few words by each reference summarizing the passage. I don’t recommend putting a flag at each and every scripture listed in PMG, it becomes much too cumbersome and the usefulness is lost.

MARKING SCRIPTURES: I suggest marking scriptures in the 5 colors of the lessons as stated above. When a verse fits 2 lessons, find a way to indicate both colors for that verse, such as drawing 2 boxes around it in the 2 colors, or drawing 2 thick lines alongside it in the 2 colors.

SAMPLE: INSERT PICS OF THAT BFM

PMG REFERENCES

 

 

 

Ch. 1 My Purpose

 

 

Your Commission to Teach the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ

D&C 59:23

D&C 123:12

2 Nephi 2:6, 8

Mosiah 3:19

1 Nephi 8

The Gospel Blesses Families

The Family: A Proclamation to the World

1 Nephi 11

1 Nephi 11:21–22

1 Nephi 8:10–18

Teaching by the Spirit

Romans 1:16

John 14:26

D&C 84:85

2 Nephi 33:1

D&C 100:5–8

Alma 12:7

D&C 42:14

D&C 112:28

D&C 20:77, 79

D&C 11:21; 84:85

D&C 50:13–22

Moroni 10:7

The Power and Authority of Your Calling

D&C 79:1

Alma 17:2–3

1 Timothy 4:12

D&C 84:85

D&C 28:15; 31:11; 75:26–27

2 Nephi 33:1; D&C 100:5–8

D&C 84:19–20

James 5:14–15

Alma 6:6; 8:18–22; 10:7–11; 31:26–35; D&C 75:19

How do you receive power?

Alma 17:2–3

D&C 53:3

1 Corinthians 2:4

John 15:1–16.

Doctrine and Covenants 109:13–15, 21–30, 38–39, 55–57

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

3 Nephi 27:13–22

2 Nephi 31:10–21

3 Nephi 11:31–41

D&C 76:40–42, 50–53

What is the gospel, or doctrine, of Christ?

2 Nephi 31:10–21

3 Nephi 11:31–41

3 Nephi 27:13–22

The Message of the Restoration: The Foundation of Faith

D&C 1:23

Moroni 10:3–5

How should you use the Book of Mormon in your missionary work?

1 Nephi 13:39

2 Nephi 29:8–10

Moroni 10:3–5

D&C 20:5–16

D&C 42:12–14

Helping Others Make Commitments: The Door to Faith and Repentance

D&C 15:6

What do these scriptures teach about declaring repentance?

Alma 29:1–4

Alma 42:31

Alma 62:45

D&C 14:8

D&C 15:6; 16:6

Baptism and Confirmation

John 14:26

Doctrine and Covenants 20:37.

In what ways is the gift of the Holy Ghost one of the greatest gifts we can receive?

3 Nephi 19:1–13

D&C 45:56–57

John 3:5

John 14:26

Galatians 5:22–25

Topical Guide, “Holy Ghost, Gift of”

Why should converts desire the gift of the Holy Ghost?

2 Nephi 31:12–17

2 Nephi 32:1–5

Acts 8:14–17

Acts 19:1–6

2 Nephi 31:13

Mosiah 18:8–10

Alma 7:14–16

3 Nephi 11:21–41

Moroni 6:1–4

D&C 20:37

Establishing the Church

A Successful Missionary

How do servants of the Lord feel about the work? How do servants of the Lord influence those they serve?

Mosiah 28:3

Alma 8:14–15

Helaman 10:3–5

3 Nephi 28:4–10

Ether 12:13–15

D&C 15:4–6; 16:4–6

D&C 68:2–6

Helaman 10:1–5

3 Nephi 7:17–18

Mosiah 11–18

Alma 17–20, 23–24

Moses 1:39

Alma 34:17

Jacob 3:12

D&C 1:4

D&C 38:41

D&C 63:57–58

D&C 88:81

D&C 112:5

Ezekiel 3:17–21

Ezekiel 33:1–12

Mormon 8

Moroni 1

Moroni 10

Mosiah 18

Alma 22; 23:1–6

Helaman 5

Acts 2

Acts 16

Faith Bible Dictionary

Repentance Bible Dictionary

Baptism Bible Dictionary

Holy Ghost Bible Dictionary

Dispensations Bible Dictionary.

Doctrine and Covenants 136:37.

Alma 18

Alma 34:15–16

Acts 2:36–38

Acts 16:25–33

Mosiah 18:8–11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 2 Effective Study

 

 

 

 

 

D&C 11:21

D&C 131:6

Moroni 10:4

Matthew 5:6

Joseph Smith—History 1:11–13

James 1:5

How does the Lord want us to approach gospel study?

2 Nephi 4:15–16

2 Nephi 32:3

D&C 58:26–28

D&C 88:118

Learning by the Holy Ghost

1 Nephi 10:19

Enos 1:3

Jacob 4:8

D&C 9:7–8

What is the Holy Ghost’s role in helping us learn the gospel?

2 Nephi 32:5

Alma 5:45–46

Moroni 10:5

D&C 11:12–14

D&C 39:5–6

John 14:26

John 16:13

1 Corinthians 2:9–14

Live What You Learn

John 7:17

D&C 84:85

What do the scriptures teach about learning the gospel?

1 Nephi 10:17–19

D&C 11:21–22

D&C 50:19–22

D&C 88:118

D&C 84:85

Studying and Preparing to Teach the Lessons

D&C 84:85

D&C 50:22

1 Nephi 19:23

2 Nephi 31

Alma 32:26–43

Moroni 7:32–48

1 Nephi outline

Moses outline

Acts outline

Doctrine and Covenants 138:1–11

1 Nephi 10:17; 11:1–6

Why should we seek divine light?

D&C 11:11–14

D&C 84:43–47

John 8:12

Psalm 119:105

Blessings that come from studying the word of God

1 Nephi 10:19

2 Nephi 32:3

Mosiah 1:6–7

Alma 17:2–3

Alma 32:42–43

Alma 37:44–46

Alma 49:30

D&C 90:24

D&C 130:19

TG, “Scriptures, study of” and “Scriptures, value of,” 452–53

Moroni 10:3

What are you directed to teach?

Mosiah 18:18–20

D&C 43:15–16

D&C 52:9

Why must you study the doctrines in the lessons?

Alma 17:2–3

D&C 84:85

 

 

 

Ch. 3.1: The Restoration

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctrine and Covenants 20:37

God Is Our Loving Heavenly Father

Alma 18:24–40 and 22:4–23

What is the nature of God the Father and Jesus Christ?
1 Nephi 17:36
2 Nephi 9:6
Mosiah 4:9
3 Nephi 12:48
3 Nephi 14:9–11
3 Nephi 27:13–22
D&C 38:1–3
D&C 130:22
Moses 1:39
Matthew 5:48
John 3:16–17
Acts 17:27–29
Romans 8:16
Hebrews 12:9
1 John 4:7–9
John 3:16–17
The Gospel Blesses Families

D&C 49:15–16

D&C 68:25

Genesis 18:19

Deuteronomy 6:7

Heavenly Father Reveals His Gospel in Every Dispensation

2 Nephi 31:21

Prophets
Jacob 4:4, 6
Mosiah 8:13–18
Acts 10:34–43
Amos 3:7
Dispensations
D&C 136:36–38
Moses 5:4–12, 55–59
Moses 8:19–30
Bible Dictionary, “Dispensations”
The Savior’s Earthly Ministry

John 3:16–17

2 Nephi 31:13–21

Articles of Faith 1:5
Matthew 10:1–10
Luke 6:13
John 15:16
Hebrews 5:4
Bible Dictionary, “Miracles,” 732–33
Matthew 27:35
Mark 15:25
Bible Dictionary, “Atonement,” 617
The Great Apostasy
1 Nephi 13
2 Nephi 26:20–21
2 Nephi 28
4 Nephi 1:27
D&C 86:1–3
Matthew 24:9–11
Mark 12:1–9
Acts 3:19–21
Acts 20:28–30
Galatians 1:6–9
2 Thessalonians 2:1–12 (JST verses 2, 3, 7–9)
1 Timothy 4:1–3
2 Timothy 4:3–4
2 Peter 2:1–2
Amos 8:11–12
Topical Guide, “Apostasy of the Early Christian Church”
True to the Faith, “Apostasy,” pages 13–14
Our Search for Happiness, pages 23–32
Jesus the Christ, chapter 40, “The Long Night of Apostasy”
Ephesians 2:19–20; 4:11–14
Matthew 24:9
1 Nephi 11:32–34
2 Nephi 27:5
Isaiah 24:5
1 Nephi 13:26–40
Joseph Smith—History 1:19
3 John 1:9–10
2 Timothy 4:3–4
D&C 123:12
For more information on the reformers, see the following sources in the missionary library: James E. Talmage, Jesus the Christ, 692–703; M. Russell Ballard, Our Search for Happiness, 26–32.
Alma 29:8
The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith—History 1:18

Ephesians 4:5

Joseph Smith—History 1:8, 10

James 1:5

Joseph Smith—History 1:16–17

Joseph Smith—History 1:19

2 Nephi 3
D&C 112:30
Ephesians 1:10
Ephesians 4:5
James 1:5
Brochure, The Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith
D&C 35:17; 135:3
D&C 13; 27:12
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ
Title page of the Book of Mormon
Introduction to the Book of Mormon, paragraphs 1–7
D&C 1:17–23
D&C 20:5–12
Joseph Smith—History 1:27–64
Pray to Know the Truth through the Holy Ghost
Moroni 10:3–5
Alma 5:45–46
D&C 8:2–3
John 14:26
Introduction to the Book of Mormon, paragraphs 1, 8–9

 

 

Ch. 3.2: The Plan of Salvation

 

 

 

 

Doctrine and Covenants 20:37
Helping Others Learn about Jesus Christ
title page of the Book of Mormon
Title page and introduction
1 Nephi 10–11
1 Nephi 19
2 Nephi 2
2 Nephi 9
2 Nephi 31–33
Enos
Mosiah 2–5
Mosiah 12–16
Alma 5, 7
Alma 17–22
Alma 34
Alma 36
Alma 40–42
Helaman 5
3 Nephi 9–10
3 Nephi 11–18
3 Nephi 27
Ether 3
Ether 12
Moroni 7–8
Moroni 10
“The Living Christ”
Pre-Earth Life: God’s Purpose and Plan for Us
Children of God

D&C 93:29
Acts 17:16–34
Hebrews 12:9
God’s Purpose
Moses 1:39
John 17:3
Premortal Life
D&C 138:53–56
Moses 3:5
Abraham 3:22–26
Jeremiah 1:5
2 Nephi 2:27–29
Topical Guide, “Man, Antemortal Existence of”
The Creation
1 Nephi 17:36
Alma 30:44
D&C 88:41–47
Moses 2:1
Moses 6:63
Abraham 3:24–25
JST, John 1:1–3
2 Corinthians 5:6–7
Hebrews 1:1–3
Agency and the Fall of Adam and Eve
Alma 18:36; 22:12–14
In the Garden
2 Nephi 2
Moses 2:26–31
Moses 3:15–17
Moses 5:11
Moses 3:7
Genesis 1:26–31
Genesis 2:15–17
The Fall
2 Nephi 2:25
Alma 12:22–34
Moses 4
Moses 5:10–12
Genesis 3
Our Life on Earth
Probation or Testing Period
2 Nephi 2:21
2 Nephi 9:27
Mosiah 3:19
Alma 12:21–24
Alma 34:31–35
Alma 42:2–10
Abraham 3:25–26
D&C 19:15–20
Romans 3:23
Choice
2 Nephi 2:26–29
Joshua 24:15
For the Strength of Youth, “Agency and Accountability”
Good and Evil
Moroni 7:12–19
Sin
Romans 3:23
1 John 1:8–10
1 John 3:4
The Unclean Cannot Be with God
1 Nephi 10:20–21
Alma 41:10–11
3 Nephi 27:19
Moses 6:57
The Atonement
Resurrection
2 Nephi 9:6–7
2 Nephi 9:8–9
Alma 11:42–45
Alma 11:41–43
Alma 40:23
Helaman 14:15–19
D&C 88:27–32
Luke 24:1–10, 36–39
1 Corinthians 15:20–23
JST, 1 Corinthians 15:40
1 Corinthians 15:41–42
Topical Guide, “Resurrection”
Bible Dictionary, “Death,” “Resurrection”
Atonement
2 Nephi 2:6–8
Alma 7:11–13
Alma 34:8–10
D&C 19:15–19
D&C 45:3–5
John 3:16–17
1 John 1:7
Bible Dictionary, “Atonement”
The Gospel—The Way
2 Nephi 9:1–24
2 Nephi 31
Alma 11:40
3 Nephi 11:31–41
3 Nephi 27
Moroni 7:27–28
The Spirit World
Gospel Preached to the Dead
D&C 138
1 Peter 3:19–20
1 Peter 4:6
Death and the Spirit World
Alma 34:34
Alma 40:11–14
Ecclesiastes 12:7
Alma 11:42–45; 40:23
Alma 42:6–7
2 Nephi 9:39
The Resurrection, Judgment, and Immortality
Kingdoms of Glory
Resurrection and Restoration
2 Nephi 9:14–15
Jacob 6:8–9
Alma 42:13–15, 22–23
Judgment
2 Nephi 28:23
Mosiah 3:23–25
Alma 5:15–21
Alma 12:12–14
D&C 132:12; 137:9
John 5:22
Kingdoms of Glory
3 Nephi 28:10
D&C 76: Introduction
D&C 76
D&C 137
Matthew 5:48
JST, 1 Corinthians 15:40
1 Corinthians 15:40–42
Eternal Life
2 Nephi 31:17–21
D&C 14:7
D&C 29:43–44
D&C 45:8
D&C 93:19
John 3:16
John 17:3

 

 

 

Ch. 3.3: The Gospel of Jesus Christ

 

 

 

 

Doctrine and Covenants 20:37
Through Christ We Can Be Cleansed from Sin
3 Nephi 9:13; 18:32

2 Nephi 9:10–16

Helaman 14:15–18

3 Nephi 27:14–22

D&C 137:9

1 Nephi 10:21
3 Nephi 27:19
Moses 6:57
God Sent His Son
Alma 11:40
John 3:16–17
Salvation through Christ
2 Nephi 2:6–8
2 Nephi 9:21–24
Alma 34:8–9, 14–16
Christ Is Our Advocate
D&C 45:3–5
Mercy and Justice
Mosiah 15:9
Alma 42:22–25
Faith in Jesus Christ
John 7:17
Romans 10:17
Helaman 15:7–8
Faith, Power, and Salvation
1 Nephi 7:12
2 Nephi 9:23
2 Nephi 25:23
Moroni 7:33–34
Moroni 10:7
The Doctrine of Faith
Alma 32
Ephesians 2:8
Bible Dictionary, “Faith”
Examples of Faith
Ether 12
Hebrews 11
Works and Obedience
1 Nephi 3:7
D&C 130:20–21
James 2:17–26
Faith unto Repentance
Alma 34
Repentance
We All Sin
Romans 3:23
1 John 1:7–8
Repentance
Alma 34:8–17
Alma 34
D&C 58:42–43
D&C 61:2
2 Corinthians 7:9–10
Bible Dictionary, “Repentance”
Redemption and Forgiveness
Helaman 5:10–11
Mercy Claims the Penitent
Alma 12:32–35
Alma 42:13, 21–24
D&C 18:10–13
Alma 36:17–21
Baptism, Our First Covenant
Articles of Faith 1:4
Romans 6:3–8
D&C 84:20
Mosiah 5:7–8
Romans 8:14–17
Moroni 8:4–24
D&C 68:27
Doctrine and Covenants 20:37
Christ’s Example
2 Nephi 31:4–18
Matthew 3:13–17
The Baptismal Covenant
Mosiah 5:8–10
Mosiah 18:8–10
D&C 20:37
Qualifications for Baptism
2 Nephi 9:23
Mosiah 18:8–10
Alma 7:14–15
3 Nephi 11:23–27
Moroni 6:1–4
D&C 20:37
Acts 2:37–39
The Lord Institutes the Sacrament
3 Nephi 18:1–18
Luke 22:15–20
D&C 20:77, 79
Promised Blessings of Baptism
Mosiah 4:11–12, 26
Moroni 8:25–26
John 3:5
Romans 6:4
The Sacrament Prayers
Moroni 4 and 5
D&C 20:75–79
Partaking of the Sacrament
D&C 27:2
1 Corinthians 11:23–29
Necessity for Authority
D&C 22
Hebrews 5:4
The Gift of the Holy Ghost
2 Nephi 32:1–5
Mosiah 5:1–6
Moroni 10:5
D&C 36:2
D&C 1:30
Nature of the Holy Ghost
D&C 130:22–23
John 3:1–8
Galatians 5:22–23
Bible Dictionary, “Earnest” and “Holy Ghost”
Blessings and Influence from the Holy Ghost
2 Nephi 32:1–5
2 Nephi 33:1–2
Moses 6:61
John 14:26
Topical Guide, “Holy Ghost, Comforter” and “Holy Ghost, Gifts of”
Importance of the Gift of the Holy Ghost
2 Nephi 31:11–12, 18, 21
3 Nephi 18:36–37
3 Nephi 19:13
3 Nephi 27:19–20
D&C 19:31
D&C 33:15
Acts 19:1–6
Endure to the End
2 Nephi 31:20
Endure to the End
2 Nephi 9:24
2 Nephi 31:14–20
3 Nephi 27:16–17
Matthew 10:22
Blessings for Those Who Endure
1 Nephi 13:37
3 Nephi 15:9
D&C 14:7
D&C 19:15–20
D&C 132:19–20

 

 

 

 

Ch. 3.4: The Commandments

 

 

 

 

Moroni 6:1–4
D&C 20:37
Alma 12:32
Obedience
Agency

2 Nephi 2:26–29
Alma 12:31
D&C 58:26–29
D&C 82:8–10
Topical Guide, “Agency”
Obedience
D&C 130:20–21
John 14:15, 21
Ecclesiastes 12:13
Pray Often
Moses 5:8
2 Nephi 32:8–9
Enos 1:1–12
Alma 34:17–28
Moroni 10:3–5
D&C 6:22–23
D&C 8:2–3
D&C 9:7–9
D&C 19:28
1 Kings 19:11–12
Bible Dictionary, “Prayer”
Study the Scriptures
1 Nephi 19:22–23
2 Nephi 9:50–51
2 Nephi 25:26
2 Nephi 29:1–13
2 Nephi 31:19–20
2 Nephi 32:3–5
Alma 32:28–30
John 5:39
John 20:31
2 Timothy 3:14–17
2 Peter 1:20–21
Keep the Sabbath Day Holy

3 Nephi 18:1–25
D&C 59:9–15
Exodus 20:8–11
Exodus 31:12–17
Isaiah 58:13–14
Baptism and Confirmation
Mosiah 18:8–9
Follow the Prophet
Mosiah 15:11–12
Alma 13:1–16
3 Nephi 12:1–2
D&C 1:37–38
D&C 21:1–7
D&C 136:37–38
John 15:16
Acts 10:34–44
Ephesians 2:19–20
Ephesians 4:11–14
Hebrews 5:4
Amos 3:7
Keep the Ten Commandments
1. Exodus 20:3 “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”. Other “gods” can include possessions, power, or prominence.
2. Exodus 20:4 “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image”.

  1. Exodus 20:7 “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain”.
    4. Exodus 20:8 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy”.
    5. Exodus 20:12 “Honour thy father and thy mother”.
    6. Exodus 20:13 “Thou shalt not kill”.
    7. Exodus 20:14 “Thou shalt not commit adultery”.
    8. Exodus 20:15 “Thou shalt not steal”.
    9. Exodus 20:16 “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour”.
    10. Exodus 20:17 “Thou shalt not covet”.
    Mosiah 13
    D&C 59:5–6
    Matthew 22:36–40
    Exodus 20:1–17
    Deuteronomy 5:6–21
    Live the Law of Chastity
    Jacob 2:28
    Mosiah 13:22
    Alma 39:3–5
    3 Nephi 12:27–30
    D&C 42:22–24
    D&C 63:16
    Matthew 5:27–28
    Romans 1:26–32
    Ephesians 5:3–5
    Obey the Word of Wisdom
    D&C 89
    1 Corinthians 3:16–17
    1 Corinthians 6:19–20
    Keep the Law of Tithing
    Alma 13:15
    Malachi 3:10
    Malachi 3:8
    Tithing
    D&C 119
    D&C 120
    Hebrews 7:1–2
    Genesis 14:18–20
    Leviticus 27:30–33
    Malachi 3:7–12
    Faith
    3 Nephi 13:33
    Ether 12:6
    Observe the Law of the Fast

Fasting
Omni 1:26
Alma 5:45–46
Alma 6:6
Alma 17:2–3
Moroni 6:5
D&C 88:76
D&C 59:12–16
Matthew 6:1–4, 16–18
Isaiah 58:6–11
Caring for the Poor
Mosiah 4:16–27
Mosiah 18:8–10
Alma 4:12–13
Matthew 25:34–46
James 1:27
Isaiah 58:3–12
Obey and Honor the Law

D&C 58:21
D&C 98:5
D&C 130:20–21
D&C 134
Articles of Faith 1:12

 

 

 

 

Ch. 3.5: Laws & Ordinances

 

 

 

 

Priesthood and Auxiliaries
D&C 13
D&C 27:12–13
D&C 4:3; 63:57
Mosiah 18:17
Alma 13:1–19
D&C 20:38–65
D&C 84:19–20
D&C 107
D&C 121:34–46
Luke 9:1–6
John 15:16
James 5:14–15
Missionary Work

Jacob 5:70–75
Mosiah 28:3
D&C 18:10–16
D&C 19:29
D&C 33:8–11
D&C 38:40–42
D&C 84:74–76, 88
D&C 88:81
D&C 100:5–8
Eternal Marriage

D&C 42:22

Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102

Marriage
D&C 42:22
D&C 49:15
D&C 131:1–4
D&C 132:7
Genesis 2:24
Ephesians 5:25
“The Family: A Proclamation to the World”
Family
Mosiah 4:14–15
3 Nephi 18:21
D&C 130:2
1 Timothy 5:8
“The Family: A Proclamation to the World”
Teach Children
Alma 56:47
Alma 57:21
Moses 6:55–62
D&C 68:25–30
Ephesians 6:4
Proverbs 22:6
Temples and Family History

D&C 43:16
D&C 95:8–9
D&C 124:22–42
D&C 128
D&C 131
D&C 132
D&C 138
1 Corinthians 15:29
1 Peter 3:18–21
Psalm 65:4
Brochure, Welcome to the Family History Center
Service

Mosiah 18:8–10

Charity
Moroni 7:43–48
D&C 88:125
Matthew 22:36–40
1 Corinthians 13:1–8
Care for the Poor
Mosiah 4:26
Alma 34:28–29
D&C 52:40
Matthew 25:40
We Are to Serve
Mosiah 2:17
Mosiah 18:8–10
D&C 42:29
D&C 107:99–100
Teaching and Learning in the Church
D&C 88:77–79
Ephesians 4:11–14
Endure to the End
Philippians 2:12
2 Nephi 31:20–21
Moroni 6:4
D&C 20:37
Articles of Faith 1:3
John 14:15, 21
Ephesians 4:11–14
Philippians 2:12

 

 

 

 

Ch. 4 Recognize the Spirit

 

 

 

 

Personal Revelation

D&C 43:15–16

D&C 4:7; Matthew 7:7–8

2 Nephi 28:4

3 Nephi 29:6

Mormon 9:7–8

Alma 17:3

1 Nephi 10:22

Moroni 10

The Light of Christ

Moroni 7:16; see also verses 14–19

Bible Dictionary, “Light of Christ,” 725

D&C 84:46–47

The Holy Ghost

The personage of the Holy Ghost

D&C 130:22

John 14:26

The power of the Holy Ghost

Bible Dictionary, “Holy Ghost,” 704

Moroni 10:5

The gift of the Holy Ghost

Bible Dictionary, “Holy Ghost,” 704

The Holy Spirit of Promise

D&C 88:3

D&C 76:51–60

Ephesians 1:13–14

D&C 132:7, 18–19, 26

Gifts of the Spirit

Moroni 10:8–18

Doctrine and Covenants 46:11–33

1 Corinthians 12:1–12

D&C 46:8

1 Corinthians 12:31

1 Corinthians 14:1, 12

D&C 63:9–12

D&C 84:64–73

Holy Ghost Bible Dictionary

Light of Christ Bible Dictionary

Spirit Bible Dictionary

Our Search for Happiness, 84–86, 91–92.

True to the Faith, “Holy Ghost,” 81–84, and “Spiritual Gifts,” 165–67.

Nature and Role of the Holy Ghost

Acts 4:23–33

The Power of the Spirit in Conversion

What an investigator must feel to be converted

2 Nephi 4:16–35

Enos 1

Mosiah 4–5

Mosiah 18:7–14

Mosiah 27–28

Alma 5; 17–22; 32; 36; 38

What you as a missionary and as a member must feel to teach with converting power

1 Nephi 8:11–12

Mosiah 28:1–4

Alma 26

Alma 29

Alma 31:26–38

Alma 32

Moroni 7:43–48

D&C 4

D&C 18:10–16

D&C 50:21–22

What do these scriptures teach about the power of the Spirit in your work?

2 Nephi 33:1–2

D&C 42:11–17

D&C 50:13–22

Acts 2:37–38

1 Corinthians 2:11–14

Bible Dictionary, “Conversion”

What can you do to enjoy the power of the Spirit in your work?

Alma 32:27–28

D&C 42:14

John 7:17

Why is it important to teach what you know and believe?

Alma 5:43–47

D&C 52:9

D&C 80:4

Pray with Faith

D&C 42:14

2 Nephi 33:1

Moroni 7:48

Moroni 10:3–4

D&C 8:10; 9:7

3 Nephi 19:24

D&C 46:28, 30

Isaiah 55:8–9

Why must you pray for the Spirit?

2 Nephi 32:8–9

D&C 42:14

D&C 50:13–22

What should you pray for?

Alma 6:6

Alma 13:28

Alma 34:17–27

Alma 37:36–37

3 Nephi 18:20

3 Nephi 19:9

D&C 50:29–30

Bible Dictionary, “Prayer”

Learn to Recognize the Promptings of the Spirit

3 Ne. 11:3

Hel. 5:30

D&C 85:6–7

1 Kgs. 19:12

1 Sam. 3:10

D&C 6:23;

D&C 11:12–14

Romans 15:13

Galatians 5:22–23

Gives feelings of love, joy, peace, patience, meekness, gentleness, faith, and hope.

D&C 8:2–3

Gives ideas in the mind, feelings in the heart.

D&C 128:1

Occupies the mind and presses on the feelings.

Joseph Smith—History 1:11–12

Helps scriptures have strong effect.

D&C 9:8–9

Gives good feelings to teach if something is true.

Alma 32:28

D&C 6:14–15

1 Corinthians 2:9–11

Enlightens the mind.

Alma 19:6

Replaces darkness with light.

Mosiah 5:2–5

Strengthens the desire to avoid evil and obey the commandments.

John 14:26

Teaches truth and brings it to remembrance.

John 14:27

Gives feelings of peace and comfort.

John 16:13

Guides to truth and shows things to come.

Moroni 10:5

Reveals truth.

D&C 45:57

Guides and protects from deception.

2 Nephi 31:18

D&C 20:27

John 16:14

Glorifies and bears record of God the Father and Jesus Christ.

D&C 42:16

D&C 84:85

D&C 100:5–8

Luke 12:11–12

Guides the words of humble teachers.

John 16:8

Recognizes and corrects sin.

Moroni 10:8–17

D&C 46:8–26

1 Corinthians 12

Gives gifts of the Spirit.

Alma 10:17

Alma 12:3

Alma 18:16, 20, 32, 35

D&C 63:41

Helps to perceive or discern the thoughts of others.

D&C 46:30

D&C 50:29–30

Tells what to pray for.

2 Nephi 32:1–5

D&C 28:15

Tells what to do.

1 Nephi 10:22

Alma 18:35

Helps the righteous speak with power and authority.

D&C 21:9

D&C 100:8

John 15:26

Testifies of the truth.

2 Nephi 31:17

Alma 13:12

3 Nephi 27:20

Sanctifies and brings remission of sins.

1 Nephi 2:16–17

2 Nephi 33:1

Alma 24:8

Carries truth to the heart of the listener.

1 Nephi 1:1–3

Exodus 31:3–5

Enhances skills and abilities.

1 Nephi 7:15

2 Nephi 28:1

2 Nephi 32:7

Alma 14:11

Mormon 3:16

Ether 12:2

Constrains (impels forward) or restrains (holds back).

D&C 50:13–22

Edifies both teacher and students.

D&C 88:3

John 14:26

Moroni 7:13, 16-17

Gives comfort

D&C 88:3

John 14:26

Relying on the Spirit

Where should I go?

Helaman 10:17

D&C 31:11

D&C 75:26–27

D&C 79:1–2

What should I do?

1 Nephi 4:6

2 Nephi 32:2–5

D&C 28:15

D&C 52:3–4

What should I say?

2 Nephi 33:1

Alma 5:43–46

Alma 11:22

Helaman 5:18

Helaman 13:3–5

D&C 33:8–10

D&C 50:13–22

D&C 68:1–4

D&C 75:3–11

D&C 100:5–8

Matthew 10:19–20

Mark 13:11

1 Corinthians 2:4–5, 12–13

Exodus 4:10–12

How do I adapt my teaching to the needs of my investigators?

Alma 12:7

Alma 41:1

3 Nephi 17:2–3

D&C 71:1

D&C 84:85

Which scriptures should I use and how should I use them?

Mosiah 18:19–20

Mosiah 27:35

D&C 18:32–36

D&C 32:4

D&C 42:11–17

D&C 68:1–4

D&C 71:1

D&C 80:4

Luke 24:13–32

The Lord warns us very strongly not to deny or quench the Spirit

Jacob 6:8–9

3 Nephi 29:5–6

Mormon 9:7–9

Moroni 10:7–8

D&C 11:25–26

1 Thessalonians 5:19–20

Consider What the Lord did vs What Nephi did in each account

1 Nephi 16:9–30

1 Nephi 17:7–16

1 Nephi 18:1–6

 What questions was Alma answering?

Alma 33:1–2

How did Alma answer these questions? What assurances did he give that God hears and answers prayers?

Alma 33:1–12

Alma 34:17–29, 38

Praying

3 Nephi 19:24

D&C 50:30

D&C 46:30

Romans 8:26

Conducting meetings

Moroni 6:9

D&C 20:45

D&C 46:2

Writing

D&C 9:9

D&C 47:4

D&C 124:4

D&C 24:6

D&C 104:81

Moses 6:6

What is Important to the Lord?

D&C 60:1–5

D&C 61:1–4, 21–22

D&C 62:4–8

 

Express gratitude for manifestations of the Lord’s hand in your work

D&C 59:21

Ether 3:5

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 5 The Book of Mormon

 

 

 

 

Moroni 10:3–5

Fullness of doctrine

D&C 20:9[;27:5]

The Message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Apostasy, Restoration, Joseph Smith, priesthood authority

1 Nephi 12–14

2 Nephi 3; 26–29

Mosiah 18

The Plan of Salvation

The “great plan of the eternal god,” including the Fall of Adam, the Atonement, the Resurrection, and the Judgment

2 Nephi 2

2 Nephi 9

Mosiah 3

Mosiah 15

Alma 12

Alma 40–42

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Faith in Christ, repentance, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end

2 Nephi 31–32

3 Nephi 11; 27

The Commandments; Laws and Ordinances

Ordinances such as baptism, confirmation, priesthood ordination, and the sacrament

3 Nephi 11:22–28; 18

Moroni 2–6

What does the Savior say about the Book of Mormon?

D&C 1:29

D&C 3:19–20

D&C 17:6

D&C 19:26–27

D&C 20:5–16

D&C 33:16

D&C 42:12

Moses 7:62

The Book of Mormon Testifies of Christ

3 Nephi 11–28

What reasons did the Book of Mormon prophets give for writing their records?

1 Nephi 6:4–6

1 Nephi 9:3–5

2 Nephi 4:15–16

2 Nephi 25:23–29

2 Nephi 26:15–16

2 Nephi 29:11–14

2 Nephi 33:13–15

Jacob 1:4–7

Jacob 4:1–6, 12

Enos 1:13

Jarom 1:2

Omni 1:25–26

Words of Mormon 1:3–8

Alma 37:2, 14

3 Nephi 5:14–15

Mormon 8:35

D&C 3:16–20

D&C 10:46–48

The Book of Mormon and the Bible Support Each Other

Articles of Faith 1:8

Ezekiel 37:15–17

1 Nephi 13:34–41

2 Nephi 3:12; 29:8

Matthew 3:14–15

2 Nephi 31:5–9

2 Nephi 3:12

2 Corinthians 13:1

Prophets (Amos 3:7 and Jacob 4:4–6)

Apostasy (2 Timothy 4:3–4 and 2 Nephi 28)

Restoration (Acts 3:19–21 and 1 Nephi 13:34–42)

Children of God (Acts 17:29 and 1 Nephi 17:36)

What does the Bible say about the Book of Mormon?

John 10:16

Isaiah 29:4, 11–18

Ezekiel 37:15–17

Bible Dictionary, “Ephraim, Stick of”

What does the Book of Mormon say about the Bible?

1 Nephi 13:20–29, 40–41

2 Nephi 29:3–14

3 Nephi 23:1

Mormon 7:8–9

In what ways do both books serve as testaments of Christ?

2 Nephi 29:8

John 20:31

Acts 10:43

The Book of Mormon Answers Questions of the Soul

Is there a God? (Alma 22)

What does Jesus Christ expect of me? (2 Nephi 9)

How can a belief in Jesus Christ help me? (Alma 36)

Is there life after death? (Alma 40)

What is the purpose of life? (Alma 34)

Why does God allow evil and suffering to occur? (2 Nephi 2; Alma 14:9–11; 60:13)

Does my infant need to be baptized? (Moroni 8)

Does God know me? (Alma 5:38, 58)

Does God answer prayers? (Enos 1)

How can I find peace and joy? (Mosiah 2, 4)

How can my family be happier and more united? (Mosiah 2)

How can I balance my family and career? (3 Nephi 13)

How can I strengthen my relationship with my spouse? (3 Nephi 14)

How can I avoid the evils that threaten my family? (Alma 39)

How can I avoid sin? (Helaman 5)

D&C 42:12

Some particularly important passages

Title page

Introduction (especially the last two paragraphs)

Moroni 10:3–5.

Testimonies of the three and eight witnesses

The testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

1 Nephi 3:7

Mosiah 2:17

2 Nephi 31

Alma 7

3 Nephi 18

1 Nephi 19:23

3 Nephi 27:16

2 Nephi 2

2 Nephi 9

2 Nephi 30

2 Nephi 31

2 Nephi 32

D&C 20:17

D&C 20:15–35

Compare Matthew 5–7 and 3 Nephi 12–14

Compare 2 Nephi 33:10–15 and Moroni 10:27–29, 34.

Chapter headings of Mosiah 11–16

Chapter headings of Mosiah 2–5

Alma 26 and 29

Alma 37:9

Alma 11–14

3 Nephi 11

Compare 1 Nephi 1  with Joseph Smith’s experience

 

 

 

 

Ch. 6 Christlike Attributes

 

 

 

 

Matthew 4:19; see also Mark 1:17

3 Nephi 27:27

What do these scriptures say about following Jesus Christ’s example?

3 Nephi 12:48

3 Nephi 27:21, 27

John 13:1–16

1 Peter 2:21

What is the relationship between the first principles of the gospel and Christlike attributes?

Moroni 8:25–26

Faith in Jesus Christ

Moroni 10:7

What is faith?

Alma 32:21

Ether 12:6

Hebrews 11:1; see footnote b

Bible Dictionary, “Faith”

True to the Faith, “Faith,” 54–56

How do you obtain faith, and what can you do through faith?

2 Nephi 25:29

2 Nephi 26:13

Mosiah 4:6–12

Alma 32

Helaman 15:7–8

Ether 12:7–22

Moroni 7:33

Romans 10:17

Hebrews 11

What blessings come through faith?

Mosiah 3:17

Mosiah 5:1–15

Helaman 5:9–12

John 14:6

Hope

Col. 1:23

What is hope and what do we hope for?

2 Nephi 31:20

Alma 58:10–11

Ether 12:4, 32

Moroni 7:40–48

D&C 59:23

D&C 138:14

Romans 8:24–25

Hebrews 6:10–20

Topical Guide, “Hope”

Charity and Love

Matthew 22:36–39

Moroni 7:47

Moroni 7:48

What is charity?

Moroni 7:45–48

1 Corinthians 13

Bible Dictionary, “Charity”

How did Jesus Christ demonstrate charity?

1 Nephi 19:9

Alma 7:11–13

Ether 12:33–34

Luke 7:12–15

What do these verses teach you about charity?

2 Nephi 26:30

Mosiah 2:17

Mosiah 28:3

Alma 7:24

Ether 12:28

D&C 88:125

1 Timothy 4:12

1 Peter 4:8; see footnote a

Virtue

What does it mean to be virtuous?

D&C 4:6

D&C 25:2

D&C 38:24

D&C 46:33

D&C 121:45–46

Articles of Faith 1:13

2 Peter 1:3–8

Topical Guide, “Virtue”

Knowledge

D&C 88:118

D&C 131:6

2 Nephi 4:15–16

How does knowledge assist in doing the Lord’s work?

Alma 17:2–3

D&C 88:77–80

How can you obtain knowledge?

2 Nephi 32:1–5

Moroni 10:5

D&C 42:61

D&C 76:5–10

D&C 88:118

Bible Dictionary, “Knowledge”

Topical Guide, “Knowledge”

Patience

Mosiah 28:1–9

Alma 17:10–11and 26:27

Alma 26

Why is patience important? How are patience and faith related?

Mosiah 23:21

Mosiah 24:9–16

Alma 31:31

Alma 32:41–43

Alma 34:40–41

D&C 101:38

Romans 5:3–5

Romans 8:24–25

2 Corinthians 6:1–10

James 5:10–11

Psalm 46:10

Topical Guide, “Patience, Patient, Patiently”

Humility

What does it mean to be humble?

2 Nephi 9:28–29

Mosiah 4:11–12

Alma 5:26–29

Alma 26:12

Matthew 26:39

Topical Guide, “Humility, Humble”

What blessings do you receive when you humble yourself?

Alma 32:1–16

Ether 12:27

D&C 12:8

D&C 67:10

D&C 112:10

D&C 136:32–33

Matthew 23:12

How can you recognize pride in yourself?

1 Nephi 15:7–11

1 Nephi 16:1–3

2 Timothy 3:1–4

Proverbs 13:10

Proverbs 15:10

Proverbs 28:25

Diligence

D&C 58:27

What does it mean to be diligent?

Moroni 9:6

D&C 10:4

D&C 107:99–100

Topical Guide, “Diligence, Diligent, Diligently”

Why does the Lord expect you to be diligent?

D&C 75:2–5

D&C 123:12–14

D&C 127:4

D&C 130:20–21

How does diligence relate to agency?

Mosiah 4:26–27

D&C 58:26–29

Obedience

What does it mean to be obedient?

1 Nephi 2:3

Mosiah 5:8

Mosiah 15:7

D&C 82:8–10

Matthew 7:24–27

John 7:17

John 14:15

Topical Guide, “Obedience, Obedient, Obey”

What can you learn about obedience from these scriptures?

1 Nephi 3:7

D&C 105:6

2 Kings 5:1–14

Why did the young warriors in Helaman’s army obey with exactness? How were they blessed?

Alma 56:45–48

Alma 57:21–27

What are some attributes listed in the scriptures?

Mosiah 3:19

Alma 7:23

D&C 4

D&C 121:41–45

Articles of Faith 1:13

Philippians 4:8

2 Peter 1:5–8

1 Nephi 17:7–16

Jacob 7:1–15

Joseph Smith—History 1:8–18

3 Nephi 11–28

Attribute Activity

Faith

2 Nephi 25:29 I believe in Christ and accept Him as my Savior.

1 Nephi 11:17 I feel confident that God loves me.

1 Nephi 3:7 I trust the Savior enough to accept His will and do whatever He asks.

Enos 1:5–8 I firmly believe that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ I can be forgiven of all my sins.

Mosiah 27:14 I have enough faith in Christ to obtain answers to my prayers.

D&C 20:77, 79 I think about the Savior during the day and remember what He has done for me.

Ether 12:12 I have the faith necessary to help make good things happen in my life or the lives of others.

Moroni 10:3–5 I know by the power of the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is true.

Moroni 7:33 I have enough faith in Christ to accomplish anything He wants me to do—even miracles, if necessary.

Hope

Moroni 7:41 One of my greatest desires is to inherit eternal life in the celestial kingdom of God.

D&C 31:3–5 I am confident that I will have a happy and successful mission.

D&C 59:23 I feel peaceful and optimistic about the future.

Ether 12:4 I firmly believe that someday I will dwell with God and become like Him.

Charity and Love

Mosiah 28:3 I feel a sincere desire for the eternal welfare and happiness of other people.

Moroni 7:47–48 When I pray, I ask for charity—the pure love of Christ.

Jude 1:22 I try to understand others’ feelings and see their point of view.

Ephesians 4:32 I forgive others who have offended or wronged me.

Mosiah 18:9 I try to help others when they are struggling or discouraged.

Luke 7:12–15 When appropriate, I tell others that I love them and care about them.

Mosiah 2:17 I look for opportunities to serve other people.

D&C 42:27 I say positive things about others.

Moroni 7:45 I am kind and patient with others, even when they are hard to get along with.

Alma 17:2–4 I find joy in others’ achievements.

Virtue

Psalm 24:3–4 I am clean and pure in heart.

Mosiah 5:2 I have no desire to do evil but to do good.

Alma 53:20 I am dependable—I do what I say I will do.

D&C 121:45 I focus on righteous, uplifting thoughts and put unwholesome thoughts out of my mind.

D&C 49:26–28 I repent of my sins and strive to overcome my weaknesses.

D&C 11:12–13 I feel the influence of the Holy Ghost in my life.

Knowledge

Ether 3:19–20 I feel confident in my understanding of gospel doctrines and principles.

John 5:39 I study the scriptures daily.

D&C 6:7 I earnestly seek to understand the truth and find answers to my questions.

1 Nephi 4:6 I receive knowledge and guidance through the Spirit.

2 Nephi 4:15 I love and cherish the doctrines and principles of the gospel.

Patience

2 Nephi 10:17 I wait patiently for the blessings and promises of the Lord to be fulfilled.

Romans 8:25 I am able to wait for things without getting upset or frustrated.

Alma 17:11 I am patient and long-suffering with the challenges of being a missionary.

Romans 15:1 I am patient with the faults and weaknesses of others.

Ether 12:27 I am patient with myself and rely on the Lord as I work to overcome my weaknesses.

Alma 34:40–41 I face adversity and afflictions calmly and hopefully.

Humility

Matthew 11:29 I am meek and lowly in heart.

Alma 26:12 I rely on the Lord for help.

Alma 7:23 I am sincerely grateful for the blessings I have received from the Lord.

Enos 1:4 My prayers are earnest and sincere.

2 Nephi 9:28 I appreciate direction from my leaders or teachers.

Mosiah 24:15 I strive to be submissive to the Lord’s will, whatever it may be.

Diligence

D&C 58:26–27 I work effectively, even when I’m not under pressure or close supervision.

Matthew 23:23 I focus my efforts on the most important things.

Alma 34:18–27 I have a personal prayer at least twice a day.

D&C 4:2, 5 I focus my thoughts on my calling as a missionary.

D&C 88:119 I set goals and plan regularly.

D&C 10:4 I work hard until the job is completed successfully.

Alma 36:24–25 I find joy and satisfaction in my work.

Obedience

3 Nephi 18:15 When I pray, I ask for strength to resist temptation and to do what is right.

D&C 97:8 I keep the required commandments to be worthy of a temple recommend.

Hebrews 13:17 I willingly obey the mission rules and follow the counsel of my leaders.

D&C 41:5 I strive to live in accordance with the laws and principles of the gospel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. 7 Learn the Language

 

 

 

D&C 90:11

1 Nephi 3:7

1 Corinthians 9:20–23

 

Ch. 8 Use Time Wisely

 

Jacob 5:11–13, 61–64, 74–75

Moroni 6:4

Alma 5:15–19

D&C 137:9

What does it mean to be accountable?

D&C 58:26–33

D&C 101:78

Ezekiel 33:1–6

Why is agency important in accountability?

2 Nephi 2:26–29

Helaman 14:30–31

How should a missionary and a mission leader work together?

D&C 38:23–25

Hebrews 13:17–18

 

Ch. 9 Find People

 

 

D&C 42:8

The Family of God

Acts 17:26–29; Hebrews 12:9

Alma 31:34–35

Find them that will receive you

D&C 42:8

D&C 123:12

D&C 100:4–6

D&C 100:4–6

How are God’s children prepared and led to the restored gospel?

Alma 13:24

Alma 16:16–17

D&C 29:7

D&C 33:6

D&C 84:45–47, 88

D&C 136:32–33

Talk with Everyone

D&C 61:3

What does the Lord say about opening your mouth? What should you teach? What are you promised?

D&C 24:12

D&C 28:16

D&C 33:7–15

D&C 60:2–3, 7–8

Teach When You Find, Find When You Teach

1 Nephi 8:12

What has the Lord restored to the earth through Elijah?

D&C 110:14–16

D&C 128:16–18

D&C 138:32–34

Malachi 4:5–6

“Family History Work and Genealogy” in True to the Faith

Go About Doing Good

Philippians 2:7

Acts 10:38

Matthew 4:23

What was the role of service in the Savior’s life?

3 Nephi 17:7, 21

Matthew 8:1–4

Matthew 9:1–8

Mark 1:21–28

John 4:46–54

What was the role of service in Ammon’s and Aaron’s missions?

Alma 17:19–25

Alma 18:8–10

Alma 22:3

What does the Lord ask you to do?

3 Nephi 27:21

John 15:12–13

21:15–17

1 Thessalonians 2

Mosiah 18:8–10

Moroni 7:3–5; Matthew 7:20; John 13:34–35

3 Nephi 18:31–32; Alma 8:16; Alma 24:7–8; and Alma 32:41

66–68 of Our Search for Happiness and pages 59–64 of True to the Faith to better understand the doctrinal foundation of family history work.

 

 

 

Ch. 10 Teaching Skills

 

 

D&C 11:21

D&C 84:85

Moroni 7:43–48

John 3:5

Alma 16:16–17

D&C 100:6

What does it mean to give “that portion that shall be meted unto every man”?

Alma 29:8

D&C 84:85

What has the Lord promised faithful missionaries?

D&C 68:2–4

D&C 100:5–8

Matthew 10:19–20

Teach with Your Companion in Unity

D&C 42:6

How do companions support one another?

Alma 12:1

D&C 42:6

D&C 52:9–10

Use the Scriptures

D&C 42:12, 56–58; 71:1

Alma 31:5

2 Nephi 32:3

Jacob 2:8

James 1:5

1 Nephi 19:23

Title Page of the Book of Mormon; 3 Nephi 11; Moroni 10:3–8; John 17:3; Romans 8:16–17; 1 Corinthians 15:29; James 1:5; 1 Peter 3:19–20; Amos 3:7

Why is it important to teach from the scriptures?

1 Nephi 19:23

2 Nephi 4:15–16

D&C 20:7–12

2 Timothy 3:15–17

Teach for Understanding

D&C 68:1

Why should we expound or explain doctrines carefully?

Mosiah 8:3

Mosiah 27:35

Alma 12:1

3 Nephi 26:1

D&C 68:1–5

D&C 71:1

How do we learn? Why is it important to unfold or gradually disclose information?

2 Nephi 28:30

Jacob 4:13

Mosiah 2:9

D&C 98:11–12

Why is plainness important?

2 Nephi 25:4, 7, 28

2 Nephi 32:7

Alma 13:23

Nehemiah 8:8

How does the Lord communicate with His children?

2 Nephi 31:3

D&C 1:24

Repentance and Addiction Recovery

Mosiah 26:30

Moroni 6:8

D&C 1:31–32

Alma 7:11–13

Psalm 147:3

A Plan for Overcoming dictive Behavior

3 Nephi 18:32

Teach the Restored Gospel to Those without a Christian Background

Alma 9–12; 15

Alma 17–22

Alma 30

Alma 31–35

Acts 17:16–34

Alma 18

Alma 22:4–18

 

 

 

Ch. 11 Keep Commitments

 

 

 

Mosiah 28:3

D&C 18:10–16

Alma 5:49; D&C 15:6; 16:6

3 Nephi 27:16–20; Mormon 7:10

D&C 20:37

John 7:17

Alma 38:12

Why is it so vital to extend invitations?

Alma 5:62

Moroni 7:13

Why are commitments so important?

2 Nephi 31

Mosiah 2:41

Alma 7:14–16

Alma 32:27

D&C 14:7

D&C 20:37

John 7:17

Ask Direct Questions

Promise People Blessings

D&C 130:20–21

What does the Lord say about His desire to bless us?

Alma 37:17

D&C 1:37

D&C 76:5–10

D&C 82:10

D&C 130:20–21

D&C 11:21

D&C 84:85

D&C 89:18–21

D&C 95:8–9

D&C 100:5–8

Malachi 3:10–12

Bear Testimony Frequently

Jacob 7:7–12

Alma 5:45–48

Alma 34:1, 8

D&C 76:22–24

John 3:3–11

Acts 2:14–38

Acts 10:34–44

What are some principles and promises of bearing testimony?

2 Nephi 33:1

D&C 62:3

D&C 84:61

D&C 100:5–8

John 15:26

Follow Up

3 Nephi 18:32

 

 

 

Ch. 12 Baptism & Confirmation

 

Moroni 8:25

D&C 20:37

Scriptural qualifications for baptism and confirmation:

2 Nephi 9:23; 31:4–13

Mosiah 18:8–10

Alma 7:14–15

3 Nephi 27:13–21

Moroni 6:1–4

Moroni 8:25–26

D&C 20:37

D&C 22

Acts 2:37–39

Candidates are asked whether they are willing to take upon themselves the name of Christ. What can you do to help them understand this question?

Mosiah 4–5

Mosiah 18:1–11

Mosiah 26:18, 21–27

3 Nephi 27:1–10

Your responsibility for keeping accurate records of baptisms and confirmations:

Mosiah 6:1–3

Moroni 6:1–4

Confirmation

D&C 20:41

John 3:5; D&C 33:11

Moroni 6

Doctrine and Covenants 20:68–69

 

 

 

Ch. 13 Stake and Ward Leaders

 

 

Nourish with God’s Word

Mosiah 18:18–20

Alma 31:5

Moroni 6:4

Service

Mosiah 2:17

Matthew 25:40

Topical Guide, “Serve” and “Service”

Ward Mission Plan

Alma 6:6

True to the Faith, “Church Administration.” Pp. 34-37

The Commitment to Stay Active in the Church

2 Nephi 31:19–20

D&C 14:7

2 Nephi 31:18–20

Alma 26:1–7

Alma 32:32–43

Moroni 6

1 Corinthians 3:2

Hebrews 5:12

Doctrine and Covenants 19:22

Luke 15

 

Mosiah 2:17

Matthew 25:40

Topical Guide, “Serve” and “Service”

Ward Mission Plan

Alma 6:6

True to the Faith, “Church Administration.” Pp. 34-37

The Commitment to Stay Active in the Church

2 Nephi 31:19–20

D&C 14:7

2 Nephi 31:18–20

Alma 26:1–7

Alma 32:32–43

Moroni 6

1 Corinthians 3:2

Hebrews 5:12

Doctrine and Covenants 19:22

Luke 15

 

 

 

 

PMG LESSONS

Lesson 1: The Res

1.1: God is Our Loving Heavenly Father

Alma 18:24–40 The Great Spirit is God. He created all of earth & heaven from the beginning. He looks down upon us with his angels. He knows our thoughts. Ammon recounts God’s plan, the history of Gods people, & redemption through Christ.

Alma 22:4–23 The king wishes to know of the spirit of the Lord, and repentance of sin. God created all. Aaron explains redemption through Christ to overcome the fall & death. Faith in God brings forgiveness of sin.
1 Nephi 17:36
Earth was created by God for us his children.
2 Nephi 9:6
The resurrection saves from death, bringing us back into the Lord’s presence.
Mosiah 4:9
God created all things, & has all power & wisdom. Man cannot comprehend all.
3 Nephi 12:48
Christ & Heavenly Father are perfect.
3 Nephi 14:9–11
God gives better gifts than man.

3 Nephi 27:13–22 Christ came to earth to do his Father’s will. The crucifixion draws all men to Christ to be judged. To be guiltless repent be baptized and endure, or you get justice. Faith in Christ is required to cleanse sin. God’s kingdom is clean. The Holy Ghost is required to be sanctified. Do what we’ve seen Christ do to be lifted at the last day.
D&C 38:1–3
Jesus Christ is I AM & was before the world. He sees all things, & created the world.
D&C 130:22
God the Father and Son both have tangible bodies. The Holy Spirit doesn’t, so he can dwell in us.
Moses 1:39
God’s work is to give man immortality & eternal life.
Matthew 5:48
God is perfect.
John 3:16–17
God loved the world so he gave his son. Believers in the son will have everlasting life. Christ came to save not condemn.
Acts 17:27–29
We are Gods offspring. He is not far from us. God is not manmade.
Romans 8:16
We are the children of God.
Hebrews 12:9
Obey God, the father of our spirits.
1 John 4:7–9
God is love, as manifested by the Son who saves. Love to know God.

 

1.2: The Gospel Blesses Individuals and Families

 

1.3: Heavenly Father Reveals His Gospel in Every Dispensation

2 Nephi 31:21 Christ’s doctrine is the only way to be saved in God’s kingdom.

 

Prophets

 

Jacob 4:4, 6 Know Jesus via prophets. Prophets always knew Jesus. Prophets promise real Jesus. Real Jesus brings hope. Prophets words yield unshakable faith and authority and power to change things (things will obey us).

Mosiah 8:13–18 There are seers for those commanded of God to look into to translate records. Those thus called are named seer. A seer is a prophet, but is greater than such. He can see future present and past, and work mighty miracles for his people.

Acts 10:34–43 Every righteous nation is pleasing to God. Jesus’ word is God’s word. God was with Jesus. They killed Jesus, and he rose from the dead. He made it known to prophets whom he selects. All prophets witness of him.

Amos 3:7 God reveals all of his plans to the prophets.

 

Dispensations 

 

D&C 136:36–38 Adam Abraham Moses Jesus now Joseph Smith are who God has called as his prophets.

Moses 5:4–12, 55–59 Adam was commanded to make sacrifices to God as a type of Jesus to come who would be sacrificed to God for us. Jesus is full of truth. Jesus is God’s son. Adam was commanded to repent and call upon God evermore. All may be redeemed from the fall who desire such through Jesus. Adam’s eyes were opened because of the Fall. Adam knew that because of Jesus he would see God again in his flesh. Eve learned that the Fall enabled them to have children and know good from evil, and that God gives eternal life to the obedient. They taught all this to their children.

Moses 8:19–30 Noah ordained like Enoch to do God’s work. Noah cried repentance and was rejected. Men excused their wickedness by saying they were like the ancients, and were going about business as usuall. Noah called them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ like the ancients, whereupon they would receive the Holy Ghost, lest the flood come. Noah was sad. God said he would destroy them because of their evil.

Bible Dictionary, “Dispensations” A time when God has at least one authorized servant with keys on earth commanded to dispense his gospel. Has occurred many times, with Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Joseph Smith. Eph. 1:10 speaks of a dispensation to gather all things in one, such began with the prophet Joseph Smith, a glorious time where things never before known are to be revealed. Others that may have had dispensations are Abel, Esaias, Gad, Jeremy, Elihu, Caleb, Jethro, Zenock, Zenos, and others. In dispensations the Plan of Salvation is taught, which is older than earth. Each dispensation has had it’s own unique accomplishments. This one is to prepare for the end. Leaders of dispensations were called by God, ordained, and highly intelligent.

 

1.4: The Savior’s Earthly Ministry and Atonement

John 3:16–17 God gave his son to bring us everlasting life and save us.  

2 Nephi 31:13–21 To become an joyful like an angel from being saved and cleansed you must follow Christ including baptism. After baptism the blessings are yours, but don’t loose them. You are on the narrow path, but don’t get off. Once you have this joy from your faith in Christ, there is a large penalty fur turning away from faith. If you loose the faith you won’t be saved. To keep the faith requires diligent effort. Let your faith make you strong and sturdy, and you’ll obtain eternal life. This faith in Christ is the only way to obtain eternal life.

Articles of Faith 1:5 Ordinances of the gospel must be administered by one in authority to be effective. The authority is from the laying on of hands from one in authority (to goes back to Jesus’ hands!)

Matthew 10:1–10 Jesus gave his Apostles authority to cast out devils, heal the sick, power over unclean spirits. He commanded them to use it. The 12 are named. They were to first go to Israelites. They were to not worry about temporal things.

Luke 6:13 Jesus called his disciples to come to him, and 12 of them he picked to be Apostles.

John 15:16 Apostles are chosen by Jesus, not the other way around. They are given power such that what they do has perpetual effect. Their works are binding. What they ask the Father in Christ’s name they receive.

Hebrews 5:4 Even Jesus was called by his father. None call themselves. We all must learn obedience.

 

1.5: The Great Apostasy

1 Nephi 13 An evil church tortured saints of God. A land of promise discovered. Book of the Jews among them. It was a pure book until the evil church tainted it. The book is of the Lamb of God. The evil church tainted the book for malicious purposes. It used to be a plain book. God has made this promised land above all nations. God will be merciful and restore the plain parts of the book by the power of the Lamb. Build Zion with this and you’ll be exalted. The restored book and the Jews’ book prove each other. They teach one must come unto Jesus, the Son of the Eternal Father, or be damned. The two books come together for Jesus is Shepperd of all earth. He will come to all nations.

2 Nephi 26:20-21 There are many proud churches built for the glory of man which oppress the poor. They don’t believe in God’s power or miracles. They teach their opinions.

2 Nephi 28 People build false churches which teach God has done his work and does no more miracles. They say their church is true. They deny the Holy Ghost. They deny Jesus Christ’s power. They try to hide from God. They oppress the poor. They teach a lifestyle of sin is acceptable to God. They think they are better than others. Only a few people are not deceived, and even they make mistakes because of these prevalent false doctrines. The proud false whoremonger teachers will go swiftly go hell. They don’t care about the truth.

4 Nephi 1:27 Many churches profess to know Christ which deny the majority of his gospel. They give sacred things to unworthy people (*like baptism and sacrament and leadership callings and foot washing!)

D&C 86:1–3 Wheat and tares; Apostles and the sewers of wheat; as they sleep those who do evil and have Satan in their hearts, Babylon, all who participate in that, sew the tares and drive the Church into the wilderness.

Matthew 24:9–11 Christ’s Apostles to be killed and hated among all the earth; false prophets to arise and deceive many. Many shall be offended because of Christ.

Mark 12:1–9 Parable of husbandman; they kill the leaders, then even the son of the Lord seeking his inheritance. The Lord will give the inheritance to others.

Acts 3:19–21 After his mortal ministry, Jesus Christ goes to heaven UNTIL the time of restitution of all things which prophets have ever spoken of.

Acts 20:28–30 Feed the flock of the Church you’re appointed to carefully, for Christ purchased the Church with his blood. Wolves will enter with no mercy. Many among Church members will rise up and speak lies and blasphemy.

Galatians 1:6–9 People get so quickly sytracted from the truth. Don’t believe people who teach you that salvation is somewhere besides Jesus Christ. No true leader of the Church would ever teach such.

2 Thessalonians 2:1–12 (JST verses 2, 3, 7–9) The Second Coming of Christ in glory which he spoke of will not be until the Church has a falling away. Satan is allowed to work currently with signs and miracles and wonders. When Christ returns he will reveal all of Satan’s plots and overthrow Satan. Jesus destroys the wicked at his coming.

1 Timothy 4:1–3 In the latter days, many will leave the Church, their conscience seared with a hot iron. They will refuse to marry or eat meat. They believe teachings of demons and lie.

2 Timothy 4:3–4 People will not be able to endure the truth, so they’ll go to comfortable doctrine.

2 Peter 2:1–2 People speak evil of the truth. They are false prophet heretics and will be damned. Many follow them.

Amos 8:11–12 God sendeth a famine of his word. People shall not be able to find it.

Topical Guide, “Apostasy of the Early Christian Church” changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant: Isa. 24:5 . This people draw near me with their mouth: Isa. 29:13 . Darkness shall cover the earth: Isa. 60:2 . A famine … of hearing the words of the Lord: Amos 8:11 . His enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat: Matt. 13:25 . Saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many: Matt. 24:5 . Shall arise false Christs, and false prophets: Matt. 24:24 . His disciples went back, and walked no more with him: John 6:66 . Shall grievous wolves enter in among you: Acts 20:29 . There be divisions among you: 1 Cor. 11:18 . I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him: Gal. 1:6 . Who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey: Gal. 3:1 . Shall not come, except there come a falling away first: 2 Thes. 2:3 . Some having swerved have turned aside: 1 Tim. 1:6 . Giving heed to seducing spirits: 1 Tim. 4:1 . All they which are in Asia be turned away from me: 2 Tim. 1:15 . Who concerning the truth have erred: 2 Tim. 2:18 . Having a form of godliness, but denying the power: 2 Tim. 3:5 . Turn away their ears from the truth … unto fables: 2 Tim. 4:4 . Profess that they know God; but in works they deny him: Titus 1:16 . From whence come wars and fightings among you: James 4:1 . False prophets also among the people: 2 Pet. 2:1 . Being led away with the error of the wicked: 2 Pet. 3:17 . Now are there many antichrists: 1 Jn. 2:18 . Many false prophets are gone out into the world: 1 Jn. 4:1 . Certain men crept in … denying the only Lord God: Jude 1:4 . Which say they are apostles, and are not: Rev. 2:2 . Thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot: Rev. 3:16 . To make war with the saints: Rev. 13:7 . Formation of that great and abominable church: 1 Ne. 13:26 . The Gentiles … have stumbled: 2 Ne. 26:20 . Gentiles … will be drunken with iniquity: 2 Ne. 27:1 . Transfigured the holy word of God: Morm. 8:33 . Strayed from mine ordinances, and have broken mine everlasting covenant: D&C 1:15 . Satan … soweth the tares: D&C 86:3 . Darkness covereth the earth, and gross darkness the minds of the people: D&C 112:23 . They were all wrong; … their hearts are far from me: JS—H 1:19 . See also Matt. 24:11 ; Rom. 11:21 ; 1 Cor. 1:11 ; 1 Cor. 3:3 ; Col. 2:22 ; 1 Tim. 1:19 ; Titus 1:10 ; 2 Pet. 2:22 ; 3 Jn. 1:9 ; Rev. 2:5 ; 1 Ne. 11:34

True to the Faith, “Apostasy,” pages 13–14 The Holy Ghost is available when the true Church is on the earth. It was withdrawn after Jesus, and came back in 1820 with Joseph Smith. “The Church will never again be destroyed (see D&C 138:44; see also Daniel 2:44)”. Keep yourself from personal apostasy by “daily scripture study prayer and service” as well as taking the sacrament, keeping the commandments, and following Church leaders.

Our Search for Happiness, pages 23–32 put a sum here

Jesus the Christ, chapter 40, “The Long Night of Apostasy” https://www.lds.org/manual/jesus-the-christ/chapter-40 Reviews how the Church which Jesus set up when he walked the earth was persecuted by Jews, Romans, etc, until it was destroyed. Speaks of the false Churches which arose, and the individuals who supported and caused those. Speaks of the wicked doctrines held by those Churches, misconstruing the truth about who God is, etc.                “The most important of the internal causes by which the apostasy of the Primitive Church was brought about may be thus summarized: (1) The corrupting of the simple doctrines of the gospel of Christ by admixture with so-called philosophic systems. (2) Unauthorized additions to the prescribed rites of the Church and the introduction of vital alterations in essential ordinances. (3) Unauthorized changes in Church organization and government.”

Key Points about the great Apostacy, excerpt from Preach My Gospel:

  • The Church of Jesus Christ is built on the foundation of apostles and prophets (see Ephesians 2:19–20; 4:11–14). These leaders have divine priesthood authority. Through revelation they direct the affairs of the Church. They maintain doctrinal purity, authorize the administration of ordinances, and call and confer upon others the priesthood authority.
  • People rejected and killed Jesus Christ and the Apostles (see Matthew 24:9; 1 Nephi 11:32–34; 2 Nephi 27:5). With the death of the Apostles, the presiding priesthood authority was absent from the Church. Consequently, there was no longer authority to confer the Holy Ghost or perform other saving ordinances. Revelation ceased, and doctrine became corrupted.
  • Even before the death of the Apostles, many conflicts concerning doctrine arose. The Roman Empire, which at first had persecuted the Christians, later adopted Christianity. Important religious questions were settled by councils. The simple doctrines and ordinances taught by the Savior were debated and changed to conform to worldly philosophies (see Isaiah 24:5). They physically changed the scriptures, removing plain and precious doctrines from them (1 Nephi 13:26–40). They created creeds, or statements of belief, based on false and changed doctrine (see Joseph Smith—History 1:19). Because of pride, some aspired to positions of influence (see 3 John 1:9–10). People accepted these false ideas and gave honor to false teachers who taught pleasing doctrines rather than divine truth (see 2 Timothy 4:3–4).
  • Throughout history, many people have sincerely believed false creeds and doctrines. They have worshiped according to the light they possessed and have received answers to their prayers. Yet they are “kept from the truth because they know not where to find it” (D&C 123:12).

 

 

1.6: The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith—History 1:18 Joseph desired “to know which of all the sects was right,” Ephesians 4:5 The Bible taught there was “one Lord, one faith, one baptism”

Joseph Smith—History 1:8, 10 “…Who of all these parties are right; or, are they all wrong together? If any one of them be right, which is it, and how shall I know it?”

James 1:5 He read, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him”

Joseph Smith—History 1:16–17  “I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. … When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!”

Joseph Smith—History 1:19 The Savior told Joseph not to join any of the churches, for they “were all wrong” and “all their creeds were an abomination.” He stated, “They draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof”

2 Nephi 3 God will raise up a Joseph who will do his work. His father will also be named Joseph. He will restore much truth. He will be like another Moses.

D&C 112:30 The 1st Presidency are the 12 Apostles are to be our leaders and counsilors, they have the priesthood power for this the last and fullness of times.

Ephesians 1:10 In the dispensation of the fullness of times, all things are to be gathered together in Christ.

Ephesians 4:5 1 Lord 1 faith 1 baptism

James 1:5 Ask God and he will give you wisdom

Brochure, The Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith (see https://www.lds.org/topics/joseph-smith/testimony?lang=eng) Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. They told him no churches in 1820 were true, and had him start the true one. The Holy Ghost can tell you that this is true. They persecuted Joseph for his witness. An angel named Moroni instructed Joseph about a record he was called on to translate into English called “The Book of Mormon.” Moroni told him that the priesthood was to return. John the baptist came and gave the priesthood to Joseph. Joseph organized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

D&C 35:17 Despite the weakness of Joseph Smith, God has sent forth the fullness of the gospel via him.  135:3 Joseph Smith did more for humankind than anyone except Jesus Christ. He brought us the Book of Mormon; sent the fullness of the gospel to all the earth; gave us “Doctrine and Covenants” book, and gathered many saints. He sealed his testimony with his blood.

D&C 13; the Priesthood of Aaron was given to Joseph Smith, which gives power to preach and baptize, and the ministration of angels. It will remain on earth until Levi offers an offering in righteousness unto the Lord. 27:12 Peter James and John, Apostles of Jesus Christ, came to Joseph Smith and gave him keys of the ministry.

 

 

1.7: The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ

Title page of the Book of Mormon ; The book is about ancient people from whom we learn that Jesus is the Christ the Eternal God manifesting himself unto all nations; condemn it not, so that you may be clean at the judgement bar of Christ.

Introduction to the Book of Mormon, paragraphs 1–7 ; The book is about ancient American’s and has the fulness of the gospel. These people are ancestors of Native American Indians. Jesus appears to them and teaches them the plan of salvation and how to get eternal life. These records were hidden, then shown to Joseph Smith by an angel. Joseph translated them into English. The record proves that Jesus Christ is the living God, and that all need to come obey his laws and the ordinances of his gospel to be saved. This book is the best way to come unto God.

D&C 1:17–23 God spoke to Joseph Smith for our sake to avoid calamities to come; this will spread to all the world and cause people to have more faith.

D&C 20:5–12 God gave Joseph Smith commandments and power. The Book of Mormon is a record of a fallen people, and has the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It will go to Gentiles and Jews. These things prove that God is working among us today, just like he did in the past. It proves that God will always do works among us.

Joseph Smith—History 1:27–64 Everyone fought against Joseph Smith when he claimed to have had a vision. Joseph Smith’s name will be good and evil spoken of all over the world. Joseph Smith was shown a record of the ancient inhabitants of America given by Jesus Christ. Joseph used the Urim and Thumim to translate the record. These things are to fulfill the prophecies of ancient prophets. The day will soon come when those who won’t hear the Lord will be cut off. Joseph is commanded to focus on building the kingdom of God. He was tutored by an angel all night.

 

 

 

1.7: Pray to Know the Truth through the Holy Ghost

Moroni 10:3–5 When you read the Book of Mormon, think about how merciful God always is. Ponder about this. Ask God the Father in the name of Christ if this is true. He will tell you by the Holy Ghost that this is true. The Holy Ghost will show you the truth of all things.

Alma 5:45–46 By fasting and praying many days, the Holy Ghost can make known to us the truth of these things. This is the spirit of revelation.

D&C 8:2–3 God will speak to you by your mind and your heart. This is the spirit of revelation used to do great miracles.

John 14:26 The Holy Ghost will remind you of truth from God.

Introduction to the Book of Mormon, paragraphs 1, 8–9

If you read this book and ponder it’s message in your heart, then pray to know if it is true, the Holy Ghost will manifest to you that it is! Knowing that this book is true, the Holy Ghost will also show you that Joseph Smith is a true prophet, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true, and that this Church is how the Lord is helping us prepare for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

 

 

2 Prequal: Helping Others Learn About Jesus Christ

Title page & Introduction of the Book of Mormon God has done great things for your fathers. God has covenants you can use to be saved. This book will convince everyone that Jesus is the Christ the Eternal God showing himself to all nations. Don’t condemn these things or you won’t be innocent at the judgement bar of Christ.

1 Nephi 10 Lehi predicts that the Jews will be taken captive by the Babylonians—He tells of the coming among the Jews of a Messiah, a Savior, a Redeemer—Lehi tells also of the coming of the one who should baptize the Lamb of God—Lehi tells of the death and resurrection of the Messiah—He compares the scattering and gathering of Israel to an olive tree—Nephi speaks of the Son of God, of the gift of the Holy Ghost, and of the need for righteousness.

1 Nephi 11 Nephi sees the Spirit of the Lord and is shown in vision the tree of life—He sees the mother of the Son of God and learns of the condescension of God—He sees the baptism, ministry, and crucifixion of the Lamb of God—He sees also the call and ministry of the Twelve Apostles of the Lamb.

1 Nephi 19 Nephi makes plates of ore and records the history of his people—The God of Israel will come six hundred years from the time Lehi left Jerusalem—Nephi tells of His sufferings and crucifixion—The Jews will be despised and scattered until the latter days, when they will return unto the Lord.

2 Nephi 2 Redemption comes through the Holy Messiah—Freedom of choice (agency) is essential to existence and progression—Adam fell that men might be—Men are free to choose liberty and eternal life.

2 Nephi 9 Jacob explains that the Jews will be gathered in all their lands of promise—The Atonement ransoms man from the Fall—The bodies of the dead will come forth from the grave, and their spirits from hell and from paradise—They will be judged—The Atonement saves from death, hell, the devil, and endless torment—The righteous are to be saved in the kingdom of God—Penalties for sins are set forth—The Holy One of Israel is the keeper of the gate.

2 Nephi 31–33 Nephi tells why Christ was baptized—Men must follow Christ, be baptized, receive the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end to be saved—Repentance and baptism are the gate to the strait and narrow path—Eternal life comes to those who keep the commandments after baptism.; Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost—Men must pray and gain knowledge for themselves from the Holy Ghost.; Nephi’s words are true—They testify of Christ—Those who believe in Christ will believe Nephi’s words, which will stand as a witness before the judgment bar.

Enos 1 Enos prays mightily and gains a remission of his sins—The voice of the Lord comes into his mind, promising salvation for the Lamanites in a future day—The Nephites sought to reclaim the Lamanites—Enos rejoices in his Redeemer.

Mosiah 2–5 King Benjamin addresses his people—He recounts the equity, fairness, and spirituality of his reign—He counsels them to serve their Heavenly King—Those who rebel against God will suffer anguish like unquenchable fire.; King Benjamin continues his address—The Lord Omnipotent will minister among men in a tabernacle of clay—Blood will come from every pore as He atones for the sins of the world—His is the only name whereby salvation comes—Men can put off the natural man and become Saints through the Atonement—The torment of the wicked will be as a lake of fire and brimstone.; King Benjamin continues his address—Salvation comes because of the Atonement—Believe in God to be saved—Retain a remission of your sins through faithfulness—Impart of your substance to the poor—Do all things in wisdom and order.; The Saints become the sons and daughters of Christ through faith—They are then called by the name of Christ—King Benjamin exhorts them to be steadfast and immovable in good works.

Mosiah 12–16 Abinadi is imprisoned for prophesying the destruction of the people and the death of King Noah—The false priests quote the scriptures and pretend to keep the law of Moses—Abinadi begins to teach them the Ten Commandments.;  Abinadi is protected by divine power—He teaches the Ten Commandments—Salvation does not come by the law of Moses alone—God Himself will make an atonement and redeem His people.; Isaiah speaks messianically—The Messiah’s humiliation and sufferings are set forth—He makes His soul an offering for sin and makes intercession for transgressors; How Christ is both the Father and the Son—He will make intercession and bear the transgressions of His people—They and all the holy prophets are His seed—He brings to pass the Resurrection—Little children have eternal life.; God redeems men from their lost and fallen state—Those who are carnal remain as though there were no redemption—Christ brings to pass a resurrection to endless life or to endless damnation.

Alma 5, 7 The words which Alma, the High Priest according to the holy order of God, delivered to the people in their cities and villages throughout the land.; The Church in Zarahemla is cleansed and set in order—Alma goes to Gideon to preach.; Christ will be born of Mary—He will loose the bands of death and bear the sins of His people—Those who repent, are baptized, and keep the commandments will have eternal life—Filthiness cannot inherit the kingdom of God—Humility, faith, hope, and charity are required.

Alma 17–22 The sons of Mosiah have the spirit of prophecy and of revelation—They go their several ways to declare the word to the Lamanites—Ammon goes to the land of Ishmael and becomes the servant of King Lamoni—Ammon saves the king’s flocks and slays his enemies at the water of Sebus.; King Lamoni supposes that Ammon is the Great Spirit—Ammon teaches the king about the Creation, God’s dealings with men, and the redemption that comes through Christ—Lamoni believes and falls to the earth as if dead.; Lamoni receives the light of everlasting life and sees the Redeemer—His household falls into a trance, and many see angels—Ammon is preserved miraculously—He baptizes many and establishes a church among them.; The Lord sends Ammon to Middoni to deliver his imprisoned brethren—Ammon and Lamoni meet Lamoni’s father, who is king over all the land—Ammon compels the old king to approve the release of his brethren.; Aaron teaches the Amalekites about Christ and His Atonement—Aaron and his brethren are imprisoned in Middoni—After their deliverance, they teach in the synagogues and make many converts—Lamoni grants religious freedom to the people in the land of Ishmael.; Aaron teaches Lamoni’s father about the Creation, the Fall of Adam, and the plan of redemption through Christ—The king and all his household are converted—The division of the land between the Nephites and the Lamanites is explained.

Alma 34 Amulek testifies that the word is in Christ unto salvation—Unless an atonement is made, all mankind must perish—The whole law of Moses points toward the sacrifice of the Son of God—The eternal plan of redemption is based on faith and repentance—Pray for temporal and spiritual blessings—This life is the time for men to prepare to meet God—Work out your salvation with fear before God.

Alma 36 Alma testifies to Helaman of his conversion after seeing an angel—He suffered the pains of a damned soul; he called upon the name of Jesus, and was then born of God—Sweet joy filled his soul—He saw concourses of angels praising God—Many converts have tasted and seen as he has tasted and seen.

Alma 40–42 Christ brings to pass the resurrection of all men—The righteous dead go to paradise and the wicked to outer darkness to await the day of their resurrection—All things will be restored to their proper and perfect frame in the Resurrection.; In the Resurrection men come forth to a state of endless happiness or endless misery—Wickedness never was happiness—Carnal men are without God in the world—Every person receives again in the Restoration the characteristics and attributes acquired in mortality.; Mortality is a probationary time to enable man to repent and serve God—The Fall brought temporal and spiritual death upon all mankind—Redemption comes through repentance—God Himself atones for the sins of the world—Mercy is for those who repent—All others are subject to God’s justice—Mercy comes because of the Atonement—Only the truly penitent are saved.

Helaman 5 Nephi and Lehi devote themselves to preaching—Their names invite them to pattern their lives after their forebears—Christ redeems those who repent—Nephi and Lehi make many converts and are imprisoned, and fire encircles them—A cloud of darkness overshadows three hundred people—The earth shakes, and a voice commands men to repent—Nephi and Lehi converse with angels, and the multitude is encircled by fire.

3 Nephi 9–10 In the darkness, the voice of Christ proclaims the destruction of many people and cities for their wickedness—He also proclaims His divinity, announces that the law of Moses is fulfilled, and invites men to come unto Him and be saved.; There is silence in the land for many hours—The voice of Christ promises to gather His people as a hen gathers her chickens—The more righteous part of the people have been preserved.

3 Nephi 11–18 The Father testifies of His Beloved Son—Christ appears and proclaims His Atonement—The people feel the wound marks in His hands and feet and side—They cry Hosanna—He sets forth the mode and manner of baptism—The spirit of contention is of the devil—Christ’s doctrine is that men should believe and be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost.; Jesus calls and commissions the twelve disciples—He delivers to the Nephites a discourse similar to the Sermon on the Mount—He speaks the Beatitudes—His teachings transcend and take precedence over the law of Moses—Men are commanded to be perfect even as He and His Father are perfect; Jesus teaches the Nephites the Lord’s Prayer—They are to lay up treasures in heaven—The twelve disciples in their ministry are commanded to take no thought for temporal things; Jesus commands: Judge not; ask of God; beware of false prophets—He promises salvation to those who do the will of the Father; Jesus announces that the law of Moses is fulfilled in Him—The Nephites are the other sheep of whom He spoke in Jerusalem—Because of iniquity, the Lord’s people in Jerusalem do not know of the scattered sheep of Israel.; Jesus will visit others of the lost sheep of Israel—In the latter days the gospel will go to the Gentiles and then to the house of Israel—The Lord’s people will see eye to eye when He brings again Zion.; Jesus directs the people to ponder His words and pray for understanding—He heals their sick—He prays for the people, using language that cannot be written—Angels minister to and fire encircles their little ones.; Jesus institutes the sacrament among the Nephites—They are commanded to pray always in His name—Those who eat His flesh and drink His blood unworthily are damned—The disciples are given power to confer the Holy Ghost.

3 Nephi 27 Jesus commands them to call the Church in His name—His mission and atoning sacrifice constitute His gospel—Men are commanded to repent and be baptized that they may be sanctified by the Holy Ghost—They are to be even as Jesus is.

Ether 3 The brother of Jared sees the finger of the Lord as He touches sixteen stones—Christ shows His spirit body to the brother of Jared—Those who have a perfect knowledge cannot be kept from within the veil—Interpreters are provided to bring the Jaredite record to light.

Ether 12 The prophet Ether exhorts the people to believe in God—Moroni recounts the wonders and marvels done by faith—Faith enabled the brother of Jared to see Christ—The Lord gives men weakness that they may be humble—The brother of Jared moved Mount Zerin by faith—Faith, hope, and charity are essential to salvation—Moroni saw Jesus face to face.

Moroni 7–8 An invitation is given to enter into the rest of the Lord—Pray with real intent—The Spirit of Christ enables men to know good from evil—Satan persuades men to deny Christ and do evil—The prophets manifest the coming of Christ—By faith, miracles are wrought and angels minister—Men should hope for eternal life and cleave unto charity.; The baptism of little children is an evil abomination—Little children are alive in Christ because of the Atonement—Faith, repentance, meekness and lowliness of heart, receiving the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end lead to salvation.

Moroni 10 A testimony of the Book of Mormon comes by the power of the Holy Ghost—The gifts of the Spirit are dispensed to the faithful—Spiritual gifts always accompany faith—Moroni’s words speak from the dust—Come unto Christ, be perfected in Him, and sanctify your souls.

The Living Christ Jesus Christ is the best person ever; he is Jevhovah; he is God; he made all things; he sacrificed his life to benefit everyone; he lived before birth on this earth, and remains living past his death on this earth; he visited the people of ancient America; he visited Joseph Smith to bring in the long awaited dispensation of the fulness of times; he is the way we become the children of God; his priesthood is restored to the earth now; he will return and all will see it; he will govern all the earth in person; he will judge all humans based on their works and the desires of their hearts; he is the Son of God and stands on the right hand of The Father; he is the light of the world; his way leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come. He is the gift of God to us.

 

2.1: Premortal Life: God’s Purpose and Plan for Us

Children of God

 

D&C 93:29 Man was also in the beginning of God; intelligence was not and can not be created.

Acts 17:16–34 God is not an unknown being, nor does he dwell in stone images. We are the offspring of God.

Hebrews 12:9 God is the father of spirits; obeying him brings most reward.

 

God’s Purpose

 

Moses 1:39 God’s helps us get immortality and eternal life

John 17:3 Knowing God and Christ is eternal life

 

Premortal Life

 

D&C 138:53–56 Many choice spirits reserved for this day latter-day work; to work in temples and rule God’s church on earth and help save souls.

Moses 3:5 All things created spiritually before physically; man was created in heaven before on earth.

Abraham 3:22–26 Noble and great and other people existed as intelligences before earth was made. Some were chosen for specific things before they were born on earth. Some helped create the earth. Earth life is to see if people will obey God. Those who kept first estate are added upon, but those who keep their second estate get glory eternal.

Jeremiah 1:5 Jeremiah was chosen and ordained to be a prophet before he was born on earth.

2 Nephi 2:27–29 You are free to choose freedom by obeying Christ or captivity by obeying the Devil. The Devil seeks people to come be miserable with him in his kingdom.

Topical Guide, “Man, Antemortal Existence of” See also Council in Heaven ; Foreordination ; Man, a Spirit Child of Heavenly Father ; Spirit Creation:

Num. 16:22; 27:16 God of the spirits of all flesh

Job 38:7 all the sons of God shouted for joy

Eccl. 12:7 the spirit shall return unto God who gave it

Jer. 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee

Zech. 12:1 Lord … formeth the spirit of man within him

John 9:2 who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind

Acts 17:28 poets have said, For we are also his offspring

Rom. 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate

Eph. 1:4 chosen us in him before the foundation of the world

Heb. 12:9 subjection unto the Father of spirits

Jude 1:6 angels which kept not their first estate

Rev. 12:7 Michael and his angels fought against the dragon

Alma 13:3 called and prepared from the foundation of the world

Hel. 14:17 bringeth them back into the presence of the Lord

D&C 29:36 third part of the hosts of heaven turned he away

D&C 38:1 seraphic hosts of heaven, before the world was made

D&C 49:17 man, according to his creation before the world

D&C 93:29 Man was also in the beginning with God

D&C 138:53 choice spirits who were reserved to come forth

D&C 138:56 before they were born … received their first lessons

Moses 3:5 in heaven created I them; and there was not yet flesh upon the earth

Moses 6:36 he beheld the spirits that God had created

Abr. 3:22 intelligences that were organized before the world was

Abr. 3:23 he stood among those that were spirits

Abr. 5:7 took his spirit … and put it into him

See also Prov. 8:22–31 ; John 1:2, 14 ; John 8:58 ; John 16:28 ; John 17:5, 24 ; 2 Tim. 1:9 ; Titus 1:2 ; 3 Ne. 1:13 ; 3 Ne. 26:5 ;Ether 3:16

(end of Topical Guide, “Man, Antemortal Existance of”)

 

2.2: The Creation

1 Nephi 17:36 God created the earth for his children to inhabit it.

Alma 30:44 Don’t tempt God by asking for a sign; he has given you so many signs; the planets moving in their order, everything shows there is a God.

D&C 88:41–47 God comprehends all, and all is around him. He gave all things a law by which they operate, including fixed courses of planets. Seeing outer space shows God moving in power.

Moses 2:1 God by his Son created all things including our earth.

Moses 6:63 All things bear record of Christ, spiritual and temporal.

Abraham 3:24–25 One like unto God said let us go down and make the earth and see if people will obey God.

JST, John 1:1–3 The Son is of God and was with God from the beginning. The Son made all.

2 Corinthians 5:6–7 While we are at home in the body we are away from God; we walk by faith not sight.

Hebrews 1:1–3 God speaks to us via his son, by whom he made worlds. The Son is in the express image of The Father. The Son purged our sins and now sits on the right hand of God.

 

 

2.3: Agency and the Fall of Adam and Eve

Alma 18:36 the world was created, man created, then the fall of man happened.  22:12–14 earth was created; man was made in the image of God; God gave man commandments; because of transgression man had fallen. When Adam fell his state was carnal. A plan of redemption was prepared through Christ for all who would believe on him. Fallen man can’t merit anything for himself; the suffering of Christ enables men to have faith and repent. The bands of death are broken, and glory in it’s place.

 

In the Garden

 

2 Nephi 2 Redemption comes through the Holy Messiah—Freedom of choice (agency) is essential to existence and progression—Adam fell that men might be—Men are free to choose liberty and eternal life.

Moses 2:26–31 God and His Only Begotten made man in their own image and gave them dominion over all earth; man was created male and female in the image of God; God made provisions for man. All God did was good.

Moses 3:15–17 God placed man in the Garden of Eden to care for it. They were to eat anything but the tree of knowledge of good and evil, but they could choose for themselves. When they eat the fruit, they will die.

Moses 5:11 The transgression of man allowed them to have seed, know good and evil, have joy in being redeemed, and eternal life upon their obedience.

Moses 3:7 God created man and gave them life. Man became the first flesh on earth. All was created before man, but only spiritually.

Genesis 1:26–31 God with another made man in their image and gave man dominion. God commanded man to multiply. Man is to take care of earth.

Genesis 2:15–17 God put man in Eden. Man was to take care of Eden. God told man that when he eats the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil he will die.

 

The Fall

 

2 Nephi 2:25 Adam fell so mankind can live. Mankind’s purpose is to have joy.

Alma 12:22–34 Adam fell by taking the fruit,  thus mankind became lost and fallen; Adam could then not take of the tree of life, for he was appointed to die as God had said; thus death happens to everyone. This life before we die is the time to prepare to meet God after the resurrection of the dead; it’s because of the plan of redemption that we have resurrection of the dead; after death comes the judgement which is the end; God saw that man should know these things about their existence (v28), so he sent angels to tell them, and to see Gods glory; thus mankind began calling upon God, and God spoke with them and showed them the plan of redemption prepared for them from the beginning; the people learned of these things according to their faith and repentance and holy works; after showing mankind the plan, God gave mankind commandments; mankind had knowledge like the gods, and could make their own choices, good or evil; if man would do evil, they would be punished with a second death which is an end of things of righteousness, and the plan of redemption won’t work for them, for justice takes them, for God is good because he is just; God calls on people to repent and have soft hearts so he can have mercy on them through his son Jesus Christ. Those who chose this will have rest with God, their sins being gotten rid of.

Moses 4 How Satan became the devil—He tempts Eve—Adam and Eve fall, and death enters the world. Prob add to this

Moses 5:10–12 Adam and Eve were blessed by God and knew of the future of mankind and had children and taught them Gods plan. The transgression brought vision, and joy was to come in life. We will see God in our bodies. God gives eternal life to the obedient.

Genesis 3 The serpent (Lucifer) deceives Eve—She and then Adam partake of the forbidden fruit—Her Seed (Christ) will bruise the serpent’s head—The roles of woman and of man are explained—Adam and Eve are cast out of the Garden of Eden—Adam presides—Eve becomes the mother of all living. Prob add to this

 

 

2.4: Our Life on Earth

Probation or Testing Period

 

2 Nephi 2:21 We have life prolonged so that we can repent. God wants us to repent. This life, thus, is probation. We are lost and must repent.

2 Nephi 9:27 If you have the laws of God and waste your probation time, awful it is for you!

Mosiah 3:19 Natural man is enemy to God, we must become a Saint by listening to the Holy Ghost, and being obedient to God as a child is to it’s parents, becoming of a good nature.

Alma 12:21–24 Mankind fell by taking the forbidden fruit and had to die. He did not take the tree of life because he was appointed to death as promised for consequence of eating that fruit. The time before death is for us to prepare to meet God.

Alma 34:31–35 Now is the time to gain salvation by repenting. Thus the plan of redemption will be in effect for you. This is how we prepare to meet God. Don’t put this off or it will become too late. Once dead, it’s too late to change. If you put off repentance, the spirit of the Lord will leave you, and you will belong to the devil.

Alma 42:2–10 God sent man out of Eden to till the ground. They were not to eat the fruit of the tree of life because part of the plan is death now that we are fallen and removed from Eden. The time between life and death became time to repent and serve God. Man became able to chose for himself what he would based on his wants. Death is needed for Gods plan of happiness. Souls can’t die, only bodies can. Man can be reclaimed from spiritual death. This life is the time to prepare despite our carnal natures.

Abraham 3:25–26 God is proving us to see if we will obey him. Who do well will have glory added to them forever.

D&C 19:15–20 If you don’t repent Christ will sorely smite you. If you repent, Christ’s sufferings will intervene for you. The suffering of Christ was so heavy that he didn’t want to do it, but did it anyway for God’s sake, and for our sake. You only know a drop of how bad it can be.

Romans 3:23 No human is perfect like God.

 

Choice

 

2 Nephi 2:26–29 Jesus redeems mankind from the fall. Thus they are free to make their own choices, and will be rewarded or punished accordingly, based on the laws God has given us. If you chose the devils way you will become miserable like him, and become his, and have eternal death in hell. Eternal life comes to who chose Gods way.

Joshua 24:15 You can serve whatever gods you want to, including those who were drown by the flood. You can serve the gods of the land you are in. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Jehovah is the word for Lord in Hebrew version)

For the Strength of Youth, “Agency and Accountability” Ability to chose is the next greatest blessing compared to life itself. Your time on earth is showing if you’ll use your power to choose to choose gods ways by obeying his laws. You are responsible for your choices, and God will help you in them even if your family and friends chose the wrong. Stand for God and you’ll be an example for others.

 

Good and Evil

 

Moroni 7:12–19 God is always inviting you to do good, Satan is always inviting you to do evil. Everyone has the spirit of Christ to discern between these.

 

Sin

 

Romans 3:23 Everyone is disqualified  from Gods glory because of their sin.

1 John 1:8–10 Confession brings forgiveness of sin. Honesty requires that you recognise your sin.

1 John 3:4 Any sin breaks law.

 

The Unclean Cannot Be with God

 

1 Nephi 10:20–21 Your deeds will determine weather you can live with God. Persons must be clean to dwell there. Unclean persons never get to live with God.

Alma 41:10–11 Mankind are living their own way. Only by living Gods way, which is the way of nature, can they be happy. The restoration won’t change your character, that is up to you.

3 Nephi 27:19 The only way to enter Gods kingdom is by faith, repentance, and fidelity to God to the end of your days. This is how we access the mandatory help of Jesus.

Moses 6:57 God is a holy and righteous judge. You can’t be with him if you’re unholy and unrighteous.

 

2.5: The Atonement of Jesus Christ

Resurrection

 

2 Nephi 9:6–7 God in his infinite power will make our bodies incorruptible. God has not left us on our own.

2 Nephi 9:8–9 Only with resurrected bodies can we dwell with God. Satan has no body and is cast out from Gods presence. Without God we become devils.  Satan acts like a person of light to try to make us do dark things.

Alma 11:42–45 Jesus will raise everyone from the dead. No one will die or age anymore. We will then have our memories, meet with God, and be judged as to weather our deeds were good or evil.

Alma 11:41–43 Even the wicked get risen from the dead. They remember all their deeds and are judged by God.

Alma 40:23 Our bodies won’t lack anything. They will be perfect.

Helaman 14:15–19 By the death of Christ salvation comes. Since the fall we are dead spiritually and do die in our bodies, but Christ’s rising from the dead causes every person to rise from the dead, and to  so stand before God. Christ’s rising lets us repent so we can avoid spiritual death.

D&C 88:27–32 The level of righteousness we live is proportionate to the level of joy we have. In the resurrection, we will be rewarded according to the level of joy we were willing to receive, Celestial, or telestial, etc.

Luke 24:1–10, 36–39 Christ is risen from the dead and now lives. Angels declared this to those who sought his body and found it not in the tomb. The Christ appeared and showed himself, that he is not a spirit. He has a body of flesh and bones.

1 Corinthians 15:20–23 Christ was the first to rise from the dead. The man Adam caused death for all, and now we see this man Jesus Christ caused life for all. The time of the resurrection of Christ’s followers will be when Christ comes.

JST, 1 Corinthians 15:40 There are 3 types of bodies. Each has it’s own level of glory. There are Celestial, Terrestrial, and Telestial.

1 Corinthians 15:41–42 In the resurrection there will be 3 levels of incorruptable glory. They are compared to these things: 1. The Sun 2. The Moon 3. The Stars

Topical Guide, “Resurrection”

See also Eternal Life ; Fall of Man ; Immortality ; Jesus Christ, Resurrection ; BD Resurrection

1 Sam. 2:6  he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up

Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again

Job 19:26 (Moses 5:10) destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God

Isa. 25:8 swallow up death in victory

Isa. 26:19 together with my dead body shall they arise

Ezek. 37:12 I will open your graves, and cause you to come up

Dan. 12:2 sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake

Hosea 13:14 ransom them from the power of the grave

Matt. 22:23 (Mark 12:18; Luke 20:27; Acts 23:8) Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection

Matt. 22:30 (Luke 20:35) in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage

Matt. 27:52 (3 Ne. 23:9) graves were opened; and many bodies … arose

Mark 12:26 as touching the dead, that they rise

Luke 14:14 thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection

Luke 24:39 spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have

John 5:21 (Rom. 4:17; 1 Tim. 6:13) Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them

John 5:29 (D&C 76:17) come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life

John 6:54 raise him up at the last day

John 11:25 I am the resurrection, and the life

Acts 2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains

Acts 4:33 apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord

Acts 17:32 they heard of the resurrection of the dead

Acts 24:15 resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust

Acts 26:8 Why … incredible … that God should raise the dead

Rom. 6:5 we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection

Rom. 8:11 he … shall also quicken your mortal bodies

1 Cor. 6:14 God … will also raise up us by his own power

1 Cor. 15:21 by man came also the resurrection of the dead

1 Cor. 15:23 Christ the firstfruits

1 Cor. 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead

1 Cor. 15:44 (D&C 88:27) it is raised a spiritual body

2 Cor. 1:9 trust … in God which raiseth the dead

Eph. 2:5 quickened us together with Christ

Philip. 3:21 change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his

Col. 2:13  you … hath he quickened together with him

1 Thes. 4:16 dead in Christ shall rise first

2 Tim. 2:18 erred, saying that the resurrection is past

Heb. 11:35 that they might obtain a better resurrection

1 Pet. 1:3 unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus

1 Pet. 3:21 doth also now save us … by the resurrection of Jesus

1 Jn. 3:2 when he shall appear, we shall be like him

Rev. 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection

1 Ne. 10:11 after he had been slain he should rise from the dead

2 Ne. 2:8 (Alma 33:22; Alma 40:3; Hel. 14:15 ; Morm. 7:6; D&C 88:14) that he may bring to pass the resurrection of the dead

2 Ne. 9:12 bodies and the spirits of men will be restored

Jacob 4:11 obtain a resurrection, according to the power

Mosiah 15:22 they are the first resurrection

Mosiah 16:8 there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory

Alma 11:41 day cometh that all shall rise from the dead

Alma 11:45 body is raised … the whole becoming spiritual

Alma 41:4 all things shall be restored to their proper order

3 Ne. 23:9 many saints who should arise from the dead

Morm. 9:13 death of Christ bringeth to pass the resurrection

Moro. 10:34 my spirit and body shall again reunite

D&C 29:26 then shall all the dead awake

D&C 29:43 he might be raised in immortality unto eternal life

The parenthesis of the 2nd verse, may replace with semi colon, other doc likely doest have parenthesis

D&C 43:32 (D&C 101:31) shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye

D&C 45:54 they that knew no law shall have part in the first resurrection

D&C 63:49 rise from the dead and shall not die after

D&C 88:97 have slept in their graves shall come forth

D&C 93:33 spirit and element, inseparably connected

D&C129:1 Angels, who are resurrected personages, having bodies of flesh and bones

D&C 130:18 intelligence … will rise with us in the resurrection

D&C 133:56 graves of the saints shall be opened

D&C 138:14 departed the mortal life, firm in the hope of a glorious resurrection

D&C 138:43 dry bones, which were to be clothed upon with flesh

Moses 1:39 bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man

See also Deut. 32:39 ; Ps. 16:9 ; Ps. 17:15 ; Matt. 25:46 ; Heb. 6:2 ; Rev. 20:12 ; D&C 43:18

(end of Topical Guide, “Resurrection”)

Bible Dictionary, Death Two kinds of death are spoken of in the scriptures. One is the death of the body, which is caused by the separation of the body from the spirit; “The body without the spirit is dead” (James 2:26). The other is spiritual death, which is to die as pertaining to, or to be separated from, righteousness—to be alienated from the things of God (Alma 12:16, 32; 40:26). Both of these deaths were introduced into the world by the Fall of Adam. But death is also the consequence of our own sins. We make our own spiritual death by our works, our thoughts, and our actions. As Paul said, “The wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23), and some are “dead” while they live (1 Tim. 5:6). In explaining these things, Jacob called the physical death the grave and spiritual death he called hell. The Atonement of Jesus Christ will bring all persons back into the presence of God to be judged, the body coming forth from the grave and uniting with the spirit released from paradise or from hell (as the case may be). This will restore all mankind to the presence of God. This is the same as Paul spoke: “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive” (1 Cor. 15:21–23). Then those who have willfully rebelled against the light and truth of the gospel will suffer again a spiritual death, which is called the second death (Rev. 20:14; Alma 12:16–18; Hel. 14:16–19; D&C 76:36–37). Each person suffers only one physical death, since when once resurrected, the body can die no more (Alma 11:42–45). Latter-day revelation teaches that there was no death on this earth before the Fall of Adam. Indeed, death entered the world as a direct result of the Fall (2 Ne. 2:22; Moses 6:48).

Bible Dictionary, Resurrection The Resurrection consists in the uniting of a spirit body with a body of flesh and bones, never again to be divided. The Resurrection shall come to all, because of Christ’s victory over death. Jesus Christ was the first to be resurrected on this earth (Matt. 27:52–54; Acts 26:23; 1 Cor. 15:23; Col. 1:18;Rev. 1:5). Others had been brought back from death but were restored to mortality (Mark 5:22–43; Luke 7:11–17; John 11:1–45), whereas a resurrection means to become immortal, with a body of flesh and bone. All will not be raised to the same glory in the Resurrection (1 Cor. 15:39–42;D&C 76), nor will all come forth at the same time (see 1 Cor. 15:23; Alma 40:8). Christ was first; the righteous have precedence over the wicked and come forth in the First Resurrection, whereas the unrepentant sinners come forth in the last resurrection (Rev. 20:5–13). The New Testament gives ample evidence that Jesus rose with His physical body: He ate fish and honey (Luke 24:42–43); He said He had flesh and bones (Luke 24:39); the people touched Him (Luke 24:39–40; John 20:25–29); the tomb was empty (Luke 24:2–3; John 20:1–10); and the angels said He had risen (Mark 16:1–6). One of the most fundamental doctrines taught by the Twelve was that Jesus was risen from the tomb, with His glorified, resurrected body, as in Acts 1:21–22; 2:32; 3:15; 4:33. To obtain a resurrection with a celestial, exalted body is the center point of hope in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Resurrection of Jesus is the most glorious of all messages to mankind. Latter-day revelation confirms the reality of the Resurrection of Christ and of all mankind, as in Alma 11:41–45; 40; 3 Ne. 11; D&C 76; Moses 7:62.

 

Atonement

 

2 Nephi 2:6–8 Jesus Christ is full of grace and truth. He is the source of our redemption. For those with a broken heart and contrite spirit, he sacrificed his life as on offering to satisfy the punishment for laws we have broken. This (having a broken heart and contrite spirit as to access the help of Jesus Christ) is the only way to qualify to live in the presence of God. Jesus Christ also causes the resurrection of the dead.

Alma 7:11–13 The Son of God will suffer die and live weak like us so he can succor us. He can deliver us because he took our sins upon him. Our sins can be blotted out by him.

Alma 34:8–10 Christ will come to earth and make an atonement for mankind, else all be lost, and all perish and remain hardened. This atonement is infinite and eternal, not a mere human sacrifice.

D&C 19:15–19 If you don’t repent God will smite you more sorely than you can possibly imagine. It will be harder to bear than you could possibly imagine. God took these punishments upon himself for our sakes, and will allow us to go free IF we repent. These punishments were so severe that they causes even God, the greatest of all, to tremble, to bleed from every pore, to want to run away from it, to have immense pain in his body and his spirit. Despite the difficulty he accomplished this, and he did it so we might not have to go through it.

D&C 45:3–5 Jesus Christ pleads our case with God the Father. Christ was perfect, and shed his blood. God the Father gave us Jesus Christ so that His name would be glorified. Those who believe on Jesus Christ may come unto him and have everlasting life.

John 3:16–17 God sent his son Jesus Christ to earth so that those who believe on him would be saved. God sent Jesus because he loves us; he did it so that we might be saved.

1 John 1:7 Walk in the light with God and we will become one with eachother.  This is how we become cleansed of sin.

Bible Dictionary, Atonement The word describes the setting “at one” of those who have been estranged and denotes the reconciliation of man to God. Sin is the cause of the estrangement, and therefore the purpose of atonement is to correct or overcome the consequences of sin. From the time of Adam to the death of Jesus Christ, true believers were instructed to offer animal sacrifices to the Lord. These sacrifices were symbolic of the forthcoming death of Jesus Christ and were done by faith in Him (Moses 5:5–8). Jesus Christ, as the Only Begotten Son of God and the only sinless person to live on this earth, was the only one capable of making an atonement for mankind. By His selection and foreordination in the Grand Council before the world was formed, His divine Sonship, His sinless life, the shedding of His blood in the garden of Gethsemane, His death on the cross and subsequent bodily resurrection from the grave, He made a perfect atonement for all mankind. All are covered unconditionally as pertaining to the Fall of Adam. Hence, all shall rise from the dead with immortal bodies because of Jesus’ Atonement. “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive” (1 Cor. 15:22), and all little children are innocent at birth. The Atonement is conditional, however, so far as each person’s individual sins are concerned, and touches every one to the degree that he has faith in Jesus Christ, repents of his sins, and obeys the gospel. The services of the Day of Atonement foreshadowed the atoning work of Christ (Lev. 4; 23:26–32; Heb. 9). The scriptures point out that no law, ordinance, or sacrifice would be satisfactory if it were not for the Atonement of Jesus Christ (Heb. 10:1–9; 2 Ne. 9:5–24; Mosiah 13:27–32). Sin is lawlessness (1 Jn. 3:4); it is a refusal on men’s part to submit to the law of God (Rom. 8:7). By transgression man loses control over his own will and becomes the slave of sin (Rom. 7:14) and so incurs the penalty of spiritual death, which is alienation from God (Rom. 6:23). The Atonement of Jesus Christ redeems all mankind from the Fall of Adam and causes all to be answerable for their own manner of life. This means of atonement is provided by the Father (John 3:16–17) and is offered in the life and person of His Son, Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 5:19). See also Fasts; Sacrifices.

 

The Gospel—The Way

 

2 Nephi 9:1–24 The Lord has made promises with Israel. He has spoken to the Jews from the beginning, and eventually they’ll be restored to the lands of their inheritance into the true church. This is cause to rejoice forever. Even though we will die, we will again be in our bodies, and in them see God. God will come in body to Jerusalem. He will die for the sake of all. All will become subject to him. Mankind are cut off from the presence of the Lord from the transgression of the fall, and will die, thus resurrection is needed. The sacrifice of God for us is an infinite atonement, else man would be forever separated from God, and would have no resurrection of the body. Were it not for the resurrection of our bodies we would be subject to Satan. We would have become like Satan, miserable. He tricked Adam and Eve by becoming an angel of light. His works are of darkness. Gods plan prepares a way for us to escape both death and hell. Hell is death of the spirit. Jesus Christ causes temporal death to end, our bodies will come out of their graves. Jesus Christ causes spiritual death to end, our spirits will be released from hell. When resurrected, we will have perfect knowledge. We will remember either our guilt or our righteousness. Then they stand to be judged by Jesus Christ. Those who are wicked will remain servants of Satan. Gods laws are immutable. The Kingdom of God is for Saints who endure the crosses of the world. They will have full joy forever. God delivers his Saints from hell. God knows all things. Anyone who listens to God can be saved. He suffers for them all. Gods suffering for us meets the demands of the broken law so that we indeed may be resurrected. Those who repent and are baptized in his name and have perfect faith in his name will be saved in the Kingdom of God. Otherwise they are damned, including if they fail to endure.

2 Nephi 31 The Lamb of God will take away the sins of the world. We like him need be baptized by water. He showed obedience to God in this thing. The Holy Ghost comes to those who are baptized in water. This is the only way. Obedience to Gods laws are how to follow Jesus Christ. God the Father has commanded baptism for all. Reception of the Holy Ghost comes will cause one to have the tongue of angels, and power to praise God. If you deny God after all this you would be better off never having thus commenced. You must endure to get salvation. These things are the narrow gate to enter Gods kingdom. Continue in the love of God and all men, and treasuring Gods word in order to get eternal life. The name of Jesus Christ is the only one which brings salvation.

Alma 11:40 Savlation will come to those who believe in Jesus Christ, because it’s he who redeemed us.

3 Nephi 11:31–41 Those who believe in Christ, repent, and are baptized will be saved and inherit Gods Kingdom. This is the instruction of God the Father. If you believe, God will send the Holy Ghost to you, whom will purify him. God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, all act as one united council. You must become like a child to receive these things. If you follow this path, nothing will stop you. Tell other people in all the earth about these things.

3 Nephi 27 Ask God for your needs. Those who take upon themselves the name of Christ and endure to the end will be saved at the last day. Call the Church likewise after the name of Christ. Call upon the Father in the name of the Son for blessings upon the Church of Christ.  Churches which are not in the name of Christ and not built upon the teachings of Christ, specifically the gospel of Christ (faith baptism repentance the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end) are not true Churches. The Father hears prayers which are spoken in the name of Jesus Christ. The Church which is built upon the gospel of Christ will manifest the works of God. Other churches will be hewn down at the end. The Gospel of Jesus Christ consists in Christ obeying the Father’s command to come to earth and be crucified to bring all mankind unto him, then to be judged by him according to their works. The guiltless will be those who have repented and been baptized in the name of Christ and have endured to the end. Those who don’t do these things will only find justice, and justice will be sore, for all have sinned. God has decreed these things and they are not to be taken lightly! These are the steps to become clean, for only clean things can dwell with God. Emulate Jesus Christ in order to be lifted up at the last day.  All of our works and all things are written by The Father, and those writings will be used as criteria when we are being judged by Christ. The standard for us to pattern our lives after is Jesus Christ. Things you ask God for in the name of Christ will be given you. Those who ask and seek, receive and find! Righteousness of his children causes God to have fullness of joy. Others prefer money to God, and this makes God sad. Those who peruse this coarse will see it work to their own undoing. The way to follow Christ is a narrow gate, but it’s better than the alternative wide gate which leads to death. If you’re traveling the wrong path, the time will come when you will be lost.

Moroni 7:27–28 Christ ascended to heaven, and now sits on the right hand of God. Christ has earned mercy for humankind, and exercises that in his position there. Law requires punishment of sin, and Christ has paid that wage for those who believe in him, and try to do good. Christ advocates our cause, and dwells forever in heaven.

 

 

2.6: The Spirit World

Gospel Preached to the Dead

 

D&C 138 Those who die having been faithful to Christ and having suffered for the sake of his name will have joy and gladness. Once people get their bodies back they can have fullness of joy. While in the tomb, Jesus in his spirit appeared to the righteous deads’ spirits. In the world of spirits, the righteous have peace and the wicked have darkness. Not very many people harkened to the mortal Christ. The Lord didn’t and doesn’t teach the wicked in person, but sends messengers to them. These messengers have power and authority and the light of the gospel. Those of the dead who repent are saved. They learn faith in God, repentance, vicarious baptism, and the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands. While in the spirit world, the time when Christs’ body was in the tomb, Christ taught the prophets, and sent them on this mission to preach to the dead. Those who do these missions are the same ones who preached of Christ in life. The absence of the body from the spirit is considered a bondage. In temples are ordinances performed for the dead. Those who repent are saved by the ordinances of the house of God.

1 Peter 3:19–20 There was preaching to the dead, like those who died at the time of Noah.

1 Peter 4:6 The gospel was preached to the dead; their judgement is based on things of earth (we must do ordinances for them here) and they live in spirit.

 

Death and the Spirit World

 

Alma 34:34 The type you are upon death shows the type you will be hereafter. You can’t start to follow God after death if you’ve put it off all in life.

Alma 40:11–14 All spirits upon leaving their bodies return to God who gave them life.

Ecclesiastes 12:7 When our bodies die, our spirits go to God who gave them us.

Alma 11:42–45; 40:23 All bodies will not be dead anymore at a future time because of Christ. The spirit, though it left the body at death, will return into the body, and all parts of the body will be fully functioning, including a bright recollection of all our guilt. This happens to everyone regardless of their character. No one will loose one hair. All will then be judged according to their works. The judgement is done by Christ the Son, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit. These three compose one Eternal God. Bodies will no longer grow old, nor corrupt. It shall be immortal! The body will be in it’s perfection.

Alma 42:6–7 Dying is akin to how we were cut off from the tree of life. We likewise are cut off from the earth. Mankind are separated from God at this time, which allows them to be subject to their own wills.

2 Nephi 9:39  When you give in to Satan, it’s going to be awful, and death. When you obey Holy God, there will be eternal life. Satan tries to trick you and persuade you to disobey God.

 

2.7: The Resurrection, Judgment and Immortality

Resurrection and Restoration

 

2 Nephi 9:14–15 At the judgement bar the wicked will remember their evil, and the righteous remember their good. Each will be rewarded accordingly. The righteous receive the robe of purity and righteousness.

Jacob 6:8–9 Denying God mocks the plan of redemption which he has for us. So many have spoken of Christ, so many prophets.

Alma 42:13–15, 22–23 The only way to access mercy is to repent while in this life. This life is probation. This is how God set it up to satisfy both justice and mercy. Those who don’t repent while in this life will be cut off from the presence of God, having only access to justice, no mercy. The mercy is possible because of repentance, and repentance is possible because of the sacrifice of Christ. There are set punishments to our actions, those will come upon us if we don’t repent. The punishments are taken care of by Christ for those who choose to repent. The sacrifice of Christ also causes our bodies to rise from the dead. In our bodies we will see God and be judged of him.

 

Judgment

 

2 Nephi 28:23 Endless torment is the reward for those who are in the power of the devil. They must stand before God whom will give them this punishment, fire.

Mosiah 3:23–25 The words of the prophets are the measuring rod to measure our character when we are brought to the judgement bar of God. These words define good and evil. Those who are good are rewarded, the bad punished, the bad see their guilt, and it causes them to go to misery and torment, they elected their damnation.

Alma 5:15–21 We should think about our bodies being resurrected, and about standing in them before God to be judged of our mortal deeds. Consider God saying “well done” at that time; can you do this realistically? Or do you envision yourself lying to God, knowing you have neglected Gods laws? Can you see yourself as pure in that day, even having become like God? Do you think you’ll be saved at that day if you’ve followed the devil? At that day you’ll know that no one can be saved without being cleansed by Jesus Christ.

Alma 12:12–14 When we become immortal and stand before God, if we have hard hearts, we will be condemned. Our words works and thoughts will be what condemn us there. It will be so terrible that we would want the mountains to fall on us to hide us should that be our state at that time.

D&C 132:12; 137:9 The only way to come to God is by the law of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ will judge everyone. He will base his judgement upon what people did, and what they desired to do.

John 5:22 God the Father has appointed Jesus Christ to judge everyone.

 

 

 

2.8 Kingdoms of Glory

Kingdoms of Glory

 

3 Nephi 28:10 Those who get the highest reward in heaven will become like God himself, and have the same level of joy, even fullness, which God has. They will be one with Christ and God just like how Christ is one with God.

D&C 76 Introduction Important parts of the plan of salvation were lost from the bible before it’s completion. Heaven includes more than one kingdom. God rewards everyone according to their deeds.

D&C 76 Christ is the only Savior and is more intelligent than all. Nothing can stop him. He is unchanging forever remaining. Those who serve him will be honored by him, and he will be gracious and merciful to them. They will receive eternal glory and great rewards. They will  know all mysteries, and all about the Kingdom of God. They will be wiser than the wise, because his spirit will illuminate them. They will learn of things which never had been known. Joseph Smith conversed with Jesus Christ. He taught them of the resurrection. Evil persons rise in the resurrection of the unjust, and good persons in the resurrection of the just. Christ enables us to become the sons of God.

The sons of perdition are those who have had the truth but then follow Satan; they are full of wrath, and will suffer in eternity, and will not be forgiven. These are the only ones who will not be redeemed in the due time of the Lord after suffering the wrath of God; all the others will rise in a resurrection. Christ glorifies the Father and saves all the works of his hands except the sons of perdition (whom deny the Son after the Father has revealed him). The punishment of these is so severe than none understand it except partakers thereof.

The celestial world candidates are those who get to have the resurrection of the just are who were baptized and kept the commandments, and had received the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands by those in authority. These persons receive all the Father has, they become priests and kings, and they are gods, and will overcome all; they will ever be with God and Christ; these are who will come with Christ when Christ comes to reign on earth; they get the first resurrection; these are they have are come to Mount Zion; these are persons of justice whom Jesus makes perfect; these receive celestial bodies like the sun, the highest glory equal to God. Those who receive the celestial kingdom become equal in power might and dominion with God.

The terrestrial world candidates don’t have as much glory as the celestial, they don’t have the fullness of the Father. The bodies of these people are like the moon rather than like the sun. These are who didn’t receive the testimony of Jesus while in life, but received it after death. These are honorable yet deceived persons. These get to be with the Son of God, but not with God the Father. These were not valiant in the testimony of Jesus, hence they don’t get to be kings in the kingdom of God.

The telestial world candidates have bodies with brightness as the stars, which is lesser than the sun or the moon. These received not the gospel of Christ, nor the everlasting covenant. However they don’t deny the Holy Spirit. They go to hell speedily, and remain there until the fullness of times when Christ has put all his enemies under his feet.  . They won’t be redeemed until the last resurrection when Christ has finished his work. These are visited by the Holy Spirit, but not God the Father or the Son. These candidates do receive salvation, but only angels come to them. Even this place is glorious beyond all understanding! Only those to whom God has revealed this place to know of it’s glory. In this world the glory of one person to the next differs. These are liars and whoremongers, sorcerers, adulterers. They will suffer the wrath of God. Those who live here are innumerable. They will bow the knee to Christ and confess Christ is king.

All give reverence to and bow before the throne of God. Everyone is judged according to their works. The mysteries of the kingdom of God surpass all understanding. They are only to be known by those who love God, and purify themselves before him. These will bear the presence of God while in the flesh in the world of glory.

D&C 137 The gate at the entrance to the Kingdom of God is of transcendent beauty, and is like circling flames of fire. God the Father and the Son sit upon a blazing throne. The streets there appear as gold. Righteous whom hadn’t the chance to be baptized while on earth will be there. These are they whom would have received it with all their hearts had they the chance to. These include children whom die before the age of accountability.

Matthew 5:48 Be perfect like God our Father.

JST, 1 Corinthians 15:40 There are 3 types of bodies. Each has their own level of glory. These are called celestial, terrestrial, and telestial.

1 Corinthians 15:40–42 The types of bodies have varrying levels of glory; one is like the sun, another the moon, another the starts. Thus is the resurrection of the dead, wherein persons will no longer decay.

 

Eternal Life

 

2 Nephi 31:17–21 Do what Jesus did. This is how to get to heaven. You need to repent and be baptized in water, then you get forgiven and you get the Holy Ghost. Then you’re on your way because you’ve been keeping the commandments. The Holy Ghost which you receive from these things will tell you about God the Father and the Son Jesus Christ. This is the gift people get from keeping these commandments. You get this far by reading about Jesus, and you’ll get farther as you continue to read about Jesus. You must keep loving everyone and hoping and reading about Jesus to the end. Then you get Eternal Life. This is the only way to get saved in Gods kingdom. God the Father and Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost are united and equal to each other.

D&C 14:7 The greatest gift God can give is eternal life, and he gives it to those who obey him until the end.

D&C 29:43–44 Mortality is probation for us. We will rise from the dead. We die so that we can have this testing period, but later death will be reversed and we will live again. Those who don’t believe will rise from the dead but only to receive damnation, whereas those who believe, which causes them to repent, will rise from the dead and receive joy.

D&C 45:8 We belong to Jesus Christ. When Jesus came, they even his own, rejected him. But those who do receive him he gives power to do miracles and be the children of God and to have eternal life.

D&C 93:19 The book called “The Doctrine and Covenants” is given to us by God so that we can know how to worship God, and know whom God is, and how we can, via Christ, come unto God, and all of this so that you can receive everything.

John 3:16 Because he loves us and wants to save us and give us everlasting life, God gave us Jesus Christ his son, on whom we must believe.

John 17:3 Everlasting life means to know God the Father and Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was sent by God the Father.

 

 

2.8: The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ

 

3.1: The Gospel of Christ and Doctrine of Christ

3 Nephi 9:13; 18:32 seperate Return to Christ, and he will heal you. God has spared you so you can do this. Let sinners come to Church, because this can lead them to repentance. When someone has repented, God will heal them.

2 Nephi 9:10–16 Death and hell are scary monsters. God is so good to us because he can help us escape from those monsters. Jesus has caused that we will rise up from the dead, thus escaping that monster. The good people will have peace, the bad will have torment.

 Helaman 14:15–18 All will rise from the dead and stand before God for judgement. Because of Jesus we can change our ways despite our imperfect past, and still get happiness. Those who refuse to use this offer from Jesus Christ will be miserable.

 3 Nephi 27:14–22 Jesus was crucified because 1. His father sent him to be 2. So all men would be lifted up by the father to be judged by Christ 3. So Christ could draw all men unto him and become guiltless at judgement. Qualifying for Christ’s cleansing requires 1. Repent 2. Baptism in his name (then you will be filled with the Holy Ghost) 3. Endure to the end.

D&C 137:9 The Lord will judge everyone based on what they wanted in their hearts, and what they did.

  • 1 Nephi 10:21 You can’t live with God if you’re not clean. Doing bad things makes you unclean. This life is probation. The judgement after this probation is permanent.
  • 3 Nephi 27:19 If you have faith in Christ, doing what he asks (repenting of all your sins unto the end), you’ll have access to rest in his kingdom.
  • Moses 6:57 Heavenly Father has another name, “Man of Holiness.” Jesus Christ is “Son of Man”. Jesus is righteous and will come in the meridian of time. Repent so you can inherit God’s kingdom.

 

God Sent His Son

 

Alma 11:40 Christ will save only his people. His people are those who believe in him.

John 3:16–17 Heavenly Father gave us his son. By his son, everyone can be saved. His son came not to put us down, but to offer us help up.

 

Salvation through Christ

 

2 Nephi 2:6–8 Jesus Christ benevolently offers to buy us back to restore us to Heavenly Father via sacrificing himself. People who can benefit from his sacrifice are those who chose to be humble believers in him.

2 Nephi 9:21–24 Jesus came to save everyone who will listen to him. He suffered everyone’s pain. Because of him everyone will be resurrected and stand in front of him to be judged. His message is that we must repent and be baptized in his name to be saved. There is no other way. Without following Jesus we can only get so far.

Alma 34:8–9, 14–16 Jesus paid for the sins of everyone. If Jesus didn’t do this, no one would have the power to rise and find salvation.

 

Christ Is Our Advocate

 

D&C 45:3–5 Christ pleads with The Father to let us be saved by virtue of his perfect life and sacrifice. Those whom Christ will allow to find salvation are those who believe in him and adopt his ways.

Mercy and Justice

Mosiah 15:9 Christ stands between us and justice, he represents mercy. He has satisfied justice and bought our freedom. He also disabled death.

Alma 42:22–25 When the law of God is broken, the price of that debt must be exacted, else God would cease to be God. Christ’s role is to help us where we fall short. If you are repentant, you can qualify for Christ’s help. If not, you can’t be saved. God can’t magically forgive people, all is accounted for, God is just! All damages must be repaid.

 

3.2: Faith in Jesus Christ

  • Faith in Jesus Christ
  • John 7:17 If you do what Christ says, you’ll know he speaks the truth of God.

Romans 10:17 Hearing God’s word is a prerequisite of faith.

  • Helaman 15:7–8 Gods word leads to faith, faith leads to repentance, repentance leads to a change of heart, a change of heart leads to steadfastness and freedom.
  • Faith, Power, and Salvation

 

1 Nephi 7:12 God can do anything he wants for people, so long as they show faith in him.

2 Nephi 9:23 Repentance, baptism, and perfect faith in Jesus Christ are the irrevocable requirements for salvation in God’s kingdom.

2 Nephi 25:23 We must get our lives in order, doing everything we can if we are to hope to be saved by Christ.

Moroni 7:33–34 If we have faith in Christ, we’ll have power to do everything he asks us to do. Repentance, baptism in Christ’s name, and following Christ are needed for salvation.

Moroni 10:7 The Holy Ghost can tell you that God lives. God is powerful, and helps people who have faith in him. He always has, does, and always will.

 

The Doctrine of Faith

 

Alma 32 Only the humble will receive God’s message. That message is to try doing what God says, and see that it works! Angels will help people learn Gods ways as they try. To gain salvation, people must learn to follow Gods ways. You must take risks to follow God, not knowing at first that his way works. His ways can contradict ideas of your wise men. Gods ways will satiate every hunger of your heart.

Ephesians 2:8 Salvation is a gift of God, not something you can merely purchase.

Bible Dictionary, “Faith” Faith is having confidence in something. God has revealed himself to us so we can place unreserved faith in him. Faith comes from hearing others who have faith, and obeying God. Faith gives people power to override human limitations, such as healing the sick and commanding the elements. Only faith in God can rid us of our sins so we can live in Gods presence. Faithlessness leads to sin, and sin leads to despair. Faith is a gift to us from God, but it must be sought cultivated, or it dies. Faith in Christ includes 1. Knowing your choices are pleasing to God, 2. Being blessed by God 3. Knowing you’ll be saved in the forthcoming world. Miracles will be seen wherever faith exists.

 

Examples of Faith

Ether 12
Hebrews 11

Works and Obedience

1 Nephi 3:7
D&C 130:20–21
James 2:17–26

Faith unto Repentance

Alma 34

3.3: Repentance through the Atonement of Jesus Christ

We All Sin

Romans 3:23
1 John 1:7–8

Repentance

Alma 34:8–17
Alma 34
D&C 58:42–43
D&C 61:2
2 Corinthians 7:9–10
Bible Dictionary, “Repentance”

Redemption and Forgiveness

Helaman 5:10–11

Mercy Claims the Penitent

Alma 12:32–35
Alma 42:13, 21–24
D&C 18:10–13
Alma 36:17–21

3.4: Baptism, Our First Covenant with God

Baptism, Our First Covenant

Articles of Faith 1:4
Romans 6:3–8
D&C 84:20
Mosiah 5:7–8
Romans 8:14–17
Moroni 8:4–24
D&C 68:27
Doctrine and Covenants 20:37

Christ’s Example

2 Nephi 31:4–18
Matthew 3:13–17

The Baptismal Covenant

Mosiah 5:8–10
Mosiah 18:8–10
D&C 20:37

Qualifications for Baptism

2 Nephi 9:23
Mosiah 18:8–10
Alma 7:14–15
3 Nephi 11:23–27
Moroni 6:1–4
D&C 20:37
Acts 2:37–39

The Lord Institutes the Sacrament

3 Nephi 18:1–18
Luke 22:15–20
D&C 20:77, 79

Promised Blessings of Baptism

Mosiah 4:11–12, 26
Moroni 8:25–26
John 3:5
Romans 6:4

The Sacrament Prayers

Moroni 4 and 5
D&C 20:75–79

Partaking of the Sacrament

D&C 27:2
1 Corinthians 11:23–29

Necessity for Authority

D&C 22
Hebrews 5:4

3.5: The Gift of the Holy Ghost

Nature of the Holy Ghost

D&C 130:22–23
John 3:1–8
Galatians 5:22–23
Bible Dictionary, “Earnest” and “Holy Ghost”

Blessings and Influence from the Holy Ghost

2 Nephi 32:1–5
2 Nephi 33:1–2
Moses 6:61
John 14:26
Topical Guide, “Holy Ghost, Comforter” and “Holy Ghost, Gifts of”

Importance of the Gift of the Holy Ghost

2 Nephi 31:11–12, 18, 21
3 Nephi 18:36–37
3 Nephi 19:13
3 Nephi 27:19–20
D&C 19:31
D&C 33:15
Acts 19:1–6

 

The Gift of the Holy Ghost [references from full lesson plan at end of section]

2 Nephi 32:1–5
Mosiah 5:1–6
Moroni 10:5
D&C 36:2
D&C 1:30

3.6: Endure to the End

2 Nephi 9:24
2 Nephi 31:14–20
3 Nephi 27:16–17
Matthew 10:22

Blessings for Those Who Endure


1 Nephi 13:37
3 Nephi 15:9
D&C 14:7
D&C 19:15–20
D&C 132:19–20

4.1: Obedience

Agency

2 Nephi 2:26–29
Alma 12:31
D&C 58:26–29
D&C 82:8–10
Topical Guide, “Agency”


Obedience


D&C 130:20–21
John 14:15, 21
Ecclesiastes 12:13

4.2: Pray Often

Moses 5:8
2 Nephi 32:8–9
Enos 1:1–12
Alma 34:17–28
Moroni 10:3–5
D&C 6:22–23
D&C 8:2–3
D&C 9:7–9
D&C 19:28
1 Kings 19:11–12
Bible Dictionary, “Prayer”

4.3: Study the Scriptures

1 Nephi 19:22–23
2 Nephi 9:50–51
2 Nephi 25:26
2 Nephi 29:1–13
2 Nephi 31:19–20
2 Nephi 32:3–5
Alma 32:28–30
John 5:39
John 20:31
2 Timothy 3:14–17
2 Peter 1:20–21

4.4: Keep the Sabbath Day Holy

3 Nephi 18:1–25
D&C 59:9–15
Exodus 20:8–11
Exodus 31:12–17
Isaiah 58:13–14

 

 

4.5: Baptism & Confirmation

Mosiah 18:8-9

(More references on baptism & confirmation in lesson 3 on baptism)

4.6: Follow the Prophet

Mosiah 15:11–12
Alma 13:1–16
3 Nephi 12:1–2
D&C 1:37–38
D&C 21:1–7
D&C 136:37–38
John 15:16
Acts 10:34–44
Ephesians 2:19–20
Ephesians 4:11–14
Hebrews 5:4
Amos 3:7

(More references on prophets in lesson 1)

4.7: Keep the Ten Commandments

Exodus 20:3-17: The Ten Commandments

  1. Exodus 20:3 “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”. Other “gods” can include possessions, power, or prominence. [Quoted from PMG]
    2. Exodus 20:4 “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image”.
  2. Exodus 20:7 “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain”.
    4. Exodus 20:8 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy”.
    5. Exodus 20:12 “Honour thy father and thy mother”.
    6. Exodus 20:13 “Thou shalt not kill”.
    7. Exodus 20:14 “Thou shalt not commit adultery”.
    8. Exodus 20:15 “Thou shalt not steal”.
    9. Exodus 20:16 “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour”.
    10. Exodus 20:17 “Thou shalt not covet”.
    Mosiah 13
    D&C 59:5–6
    Matthew 22:36–40
    Exodus 20:1–17
    Deuteronomy 5:6–21

4.8: Live the Law of Chastity

Jacob 2:28
Mosiah 13:22
Alma 39:3–5
3 Nephi 12:27–30
D&C 42:22–24
D&C 63:16
Matthew 5:27–28
Romans 1:26–32
Ephesians 5:3–5

4.9: Obey the Word of Wisdom

D&C 89
1 Corinthians 3:16–17
1 Corinthians 6:19–20

4.10: Keep the Law of Tithing

Alma 13:15

Tithing

D&C 119
D&C 120
Hebrews 7:1–2
Genesis 14:18–20
Leviticus 27:30–33
Malachi 3:7–12

Faith


3 Nephi 13:33
Ether 12:6

4.11: Observe the Law of the Fast

Fasting


Omni 1:26
Alma 5:45–46
Alma 6:6
Alma 17:2–3
Moroni 6:5
D&C 88:76
D&C 59:12–16
Matthew 6:1–4, 16–18
Isaiah 58:6–11


Caring for the Poor


Mosiah 4:16–27
Mosiah 18:8–10
Alma 4:12–13
Matthew 25:34–46
James 1:27
Isaiah 58:3–12

4.12: Obey and Honor the Law

D&C 58:21
D&C 98:5
D&C 130:20–21
D&C 134
Articles of Faith 1:12

5.1: Priesthood and Auxiliaries

D&C 13
D&C 27:12–13
D&C 4:3; 63:57
Mosiah 18:17
Alma 13:1–19
D&C 20:38–65
D&C 84:19–20
D&C 107
D&C 121:34–46
Luke 9:1–6
John 15:16
James 5:14–15

5.2: Missionary Work

Jacob 5:70–75
Mosiah 28:3
D&C 18:10–16
D&C 19:29
D&C 33:8–11
D&C 38:40–42
D&C 84:74–76, 88
D&C 88:81
D&C 100:5–8

5.3: Eternal Marriage

D&C 42:22

 

Marriage

D&C 42:22
D&C 49:15
D&C 131:1–4
D&C 132:7
Genesis 2:24
Ephesians 5:25
“The Family: A Proclamation to the World”

Family

Mosiah 4:14–15
3 Nephi 18:21
D&C 130:2
1 Timothy 5:8
“The Family: A Proclamation to the World”

Teach Children


Alma 56:47
Alma 57:21
Moses 6:55–62
D&C 68:25–30
Ephesians 6:4
Proverbs 22:6

5.4: Temples and Family History

D&C 43:16
D&C 95:8–9
D&C 124:22–42
D&C 128
D&C 131
D&C 132
D&C 138
1 Corinthians 15:29
1 Peter 3:18–21
Psalm 65:4

5.5: Service

Charity

Moroni 7:43–48
D&C 88:125
Matthew 22:36–40
1 Corinthians 13:1–8

Care for the Poor

Mosiah 4:26
Alma 34:28–29
D&C 52:40
Matthew 25:40

We Are to Serve

Mosiah 2:17
Mosiah 18:8–10
D&C 42:29
D&C 107:99–100

5.6: Teaching and Learning in the Church

D&C 88:77–79
Ephesians 4:11–14

5.7: Endure to the End

2 Nephi 31:20–21
Moroni 6:4
D&C 20:37
Articles of Faith 1:3
John 14:15, 21
Ephesians 4:11–14
Philippians 2:12

100 DOCTRINAL MASTERY

DM: Acquiring Spiritual Knowledge

 

Proverbs 3:5–6

Isaiah 5:20

John 7:17

1 Corinthians 2:5, 9–11

2 Timothy 3:15–17

James 1:5–6

2 Nephi 28:30

2 Nephi 32:3

2 Nephi 32:8–9

Mosiah 4:9

Ether 12:6

Moroni 10:4–5

D&C 6:36

D&C 8:2–3

D&C 88:118

DM 1: The Godhead

Hebrews 12:9

2 Nephi 26:33

3 Nephi 11:10–11

3 Nephi 12:48

3 Nephi 18:15, 20–21

D&C 29:10–11

D&C 130:22–23

DM 2: The Plan of Salvation

 

Moses 1:39

Abraham 3:22–23

Genesis 1:26–27

Joshua 24:15

John 17:3

1 Corinthians 6:19–20

1 Corinthians 15:20–22

1 Corinthians 15:40–42

1 Peter 4:6

Revelation 20:12

2 Nephi 2:22–25

2 Nephi 2:27

D&C 76:22–24

DM 3: The Atonement of Jesus Christ

Isaiah 1:18

Isaiah 53:3–5

Matthew 11:28–30

Luke 24:36–39

James 2:17–18

Mosiah 3:19

Alma 7:11–13

Alma 34:9–10

Helaman 5:12

Ether 12:27

D&C 18:10–11

D&C 19:16–19

D&C 58:42–43

DM 4: The Restoration

Moses 7:18

Isaiah 29:13–14

Ezekiel 37:15–17

Daniel 2:44

Acts 3:19–21

2 Thessalonians 2:1–3

Joseph Smith—History 1:15–20

D&C 1:30

D&C 135:3

DM 5: Prophets & Revelation

Jeremiah 1:4–5

Ezekiel 3:16–17

Amos 3:7

John 15:16

Ephesians 2:19–20

Ephesians 4:11–14

D&C 1:37–38

D&C 21:4–6

DM 6: Priesthood & Priesthood Keys

Matthew 16:15–19

D&C 13:1

D&C 42:11

D&C 107:8

D&C 121:36, 41–42

DM 7: Ordinances & Covenants

 

Exodus 19:5–6

Psalm 24:3–4

John 3:5

Mosiah 18:8–10

3 Nephi 27:20

D&C 82:10

D&C 84:20–22

DM 8: Marriage & Family

 

Genesis 1:28

Genesis 2:24

Genesis 39:9

Malachi 4:5–6

1 Corinthians 11:11

Alma 39:9

D&C 49:15–17

D&C 131:1–4

DM 9: Commandments

 

Exodus 20:3–17

Isaiah 58:6–7

Isaiah 58:13–14

Malachi 3:8–10

Matthew 5:14–16

Matthew 22:36–39

John 14:15

1 Nephi 3:7

Mosiah 2:17

Mosiah 2:41

Alma 41:10

Moroni 7:45, 47–48

D&C 18:15–16

D&C 64:9–11

D&C 89:18–21

 

 

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