Doctrine & Covenants/Church History
Lesson 15
“Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts”

Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us identify gifts of the Spirit, seek to obtain them, and use them to serve others.

Scripture references for study:  D&C 46; Articles of Faith 1:7; 1 Corinthians 12–13; Moroni 10:8–18; Our Heritage, pages 42–43, 47–48, 63
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Lesson 15 Handout (PDF)

Gifts of the Spirit

Section 46 - Historical Background.

READ D&C 46:8-12. Instructions on gifts of the Spirit.


Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts.

Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Record your thoughts on the gifts of the spirit as discussed in this lesson. Why is it important for you to seek the gifts of the spirit? How can you do that?

Resources Used In This Lesson

A New Witness for the Articles of Faith by Bruce R. McConkie.

Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt.

Conference Reports (CR).

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

Early Scenes in Church History published by the Juvenile Instructor Office, 1881.

History of the Church (HC).

Journal of Discourses (JD).

Latter-day Prophets & the Doctrine & Covenants compiled by Roy W. Doxey.

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

Masterful Discourses of Orson Pratt compiled by N.B. Lundwall.

Millennial Star.

Studies In Scripture, Volume 1, edited by Robert L. Millet and Kent P. Jackson.

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith (TPJS).

The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith by Lyndon W. Cook.

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