Tag Archive: receiving revelation

Expectations of Prophets

See also: The Nature of Prophets and Prophecy On the Fallibility of Inspired Human Leaders or What are your Expectations of Prophets? By Jeff Lindsay (accessed 5.16.16 from http://www.jefflindsay.com/fallible.shtml ) Fallible Prophets–A Scriptural Truth Many critics of the Church, and … Continue reading

Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon with a seerstone

I wanted to put together some historical accounts that show that Joseph Smith used a seer stone in his translation of The Book of Mormon. This page shows accounts of some of the people close to Joseph (specifically Emma Smith, … Continue reading

The box was filled with tinker toys

When I first read this story from Elder Burton, I first thought of the translation of the Book of Mormon. A simple stone in the hands of the an average person is just that – a stone. The Lord provided … Continue reading

Experience with President Harold B. Lee

The following is an excerpt from Elder Nelson’s autobiography. He relates an experience where he saw President Harold B. Lee following his passing. I learned about his (President Harold B. Lee) passing while I was home playing games with the … Continue reading

How Revelations Were Received -Glue-in

This simple glue-in shares how Joseph Smith generally received revelations recorded in the Doctrine and Covenants. Here Parley P. Pratt is expressing how he saw Joseph receive Section 50 of the Doctrine & Covenants. But you can use this when Parley is introduced in Section 32 or section 50 or any time you wish to give your students a better idea of how revelations were received. Before having a students…
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Group wall post by Jenny Smith

By Jenny Smith Jenny Smith : #dandc50 #dandc84 #dandc88 #moroni7 This is the first of a video series featuring Elder Bednar talking about the Light of Christ and other patterns/symbolic use of light. The third video is good for #dandc8 and compares receiving revelation to a sunrise. The second video addresses how a person can know if their feelings come from within themselves or if it is revelation or communication…
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D&C 8-9, 11-16

After last week, I thought that the class might be dwindling to an unsustainable level. Even though people keep expressing “interest” many were not showing up or were scheduling other appointments during class time. I was thinking that we might be approaching a time that we would have reassess the need for the class. But yesterday’s class was surprisingly big! We had 9 sisters show up, most of whom were…
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Receiving Revelation

I used this handout to teach the principle of Receiving Revelation to my adult gospel study class. It covers basically D&C 8-9 and 11-16, according to the new Seminary manual.  There’s an emphasis on understanding with both the mind and heart, and includes the following quotes/ideas: “Communication through the spirit is not a passive or routine thing. but requires study, effort, and the formulation of possible resolutions. These can then…
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