Tag Archive: revelation

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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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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1 Nephi 10-11 Puzzles

Downloaded from: http://seminarymoments.blogspot.com/2013/10/1-nephi-10-11-puzzles.html What does this mean?The class came up with some interesting meanings! They even tried to make up a sentence. Did they give up on trying to understand it?NO!They persevered. With a few questions to me, they slowly started to have their eyes opened!Soon they were quickly solving the puzzle.Nephi did not understand the meaning of his father Lehi’s dream. He needed to find out for himself what…
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Revelation 1-3, We Shall Overcome!

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/revelation-1-3-we-shall-overcome/ I use Revelation 1-3 as an exercise in both identifying relevant and applicable principles, as well as understanding how to study the book of Revelation. We start off by reviewing the “EASY” steps/verbs in Revelation 1:3. Next we identified the blessing in Revelation 2:7,11,17,26; 3:5,12,21 that following the pattern should help us to receive. We read (step […]

Revelation: Intro And Overview

Downloaded from: http://brosimonsays.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/revelation-intro-and-overview/ Many members of the Church find the book of Revelation difficult, and the Christian world has been debating about what it means for centuries. I have found that the majority of my students already have a preconceived notion that the book of Revelation is going to be, “hard, long, and boring” (An actual response this year […]

Come Follow Me Reading Assignment Sheet – Young Women – Prophets and Revelation – May

Here are some Come Follow Me Weekly Reading Assignment cards for the Young Women.  These are for May CFM lessons on Prophets and Revelation.  There is a page of cards for each of the weekly lesson topics.  Print enough copies of the page so that each member of your class can have a card to take home. What you’ll find on each card: color thumbnail image that corresponds with the ones…
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