Doctrine & Covenants/Church History
Lesson 10
“This Is My Voice unto All”


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us learn to apply in our own lives the instructions the Lord has revealed to other individuals in the scriptures.

Scripture references for study:  D&C 25
    Note: Underlined scripture references have been hyperlinked to the LDS Scriptures at LDS.org and will open in a new window.

Lesson 10 Handout (PDF)


Historical Notes

Five days after the organization of the Church, Oliver Cowdery preached the first public discourse to a small gathering of believers in the home of Peter Whitmer.

Later in April 1830 Joseph Smith went to Colesville, New York, to visit the Joseph Knight family.

The first conference of the Church.

Arrests and Trials.

During  the month of July (1830) Joseph labored, with Oliver's assistance, on his farm in Harmony.

For additional background information on Section 25, see Revelations in Context at LDS.org.


Husbands And Wives Should Support And Comfort Each Other

"And the office of thy calling shall be for a comfort unto my servant, Joseph Smith, Jun., thy husband, in his afflictions, with consoling words, in the spirit of meekness" (v5).

"Let thy soul delight in thy husband, and the glory which shall come upon him" (v14).


Emma Smith (Emma Hale Smith), (see LDS.org)


Be Meek & Avoid Pride

The Lord counsels Emma about pride:  "Continue in the spirit of meekness, and beware of pride" (D&C 25:14).

WHAT IS PRIDE?

WHY DO YOU THINK THE LORD'S WARNINGS ABOUT PRIDE ARE SO STRONG AND FREQUENT?

HOW CAN WE OVERCOME PRIDE AND CULTIVATE A SPIRIT OF MEEKNESS?

The blessings of humility.


Rejoice And Be Of Good Cheer

The Lord said to Emma, "Wherefore, lift up thy heart and rejoice" (D&C 25:13).

Elder Marvin J. Ashton:  "None of us will escape tragedy and suffering. Each of us will probably react differently. However, if we can recall the Lord's promise, ‘for I the Lord am with you,’ we will be able to face our problems with dignity and courage. We will find the strength to be of good cheer instead of becoming resentful, critical, or defeated. We will be able to meet life's unpleasant happenings with clear vision, strength, and power. …
    "What a joy it is to see someone of good cheer, who, when others because of an unpleasant happening or development live in angry silence or vocal disgust, meets the situation with cheerful endurance and good spirits." (Ensign, May 1986, p66)


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Record your thoughts on the teachings from this lesson. What specific things did you learn that you might more fully incorporate in your life?


Resources Used In This Lesson

Doctrine and Covenants Commentary by Hyrum M. Smith and Janne M. Sjodahl.

Elders' Journal of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Volume 1.

Ensign.

History of Joseph Smith by His Mother, Lucy Mack Smith.

History of the Church (HC).

Life of Heber C. Kimball by Orson F. Whitney.

Mormon Doctrine by Bruce R. McConkie.

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith (TPJS).

The Prophet Joseph Smith: Essays on the Life and Mission of Joseph Smith edited by Larry C. Porter and Susan Easton Black.

Who's Who in the Doctrine & Covenants by Susan Easton Black.


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