Melanie Stroud

Episode 10 Doctrine and Covenants 20–22 “The Rise of the Church of Christ”

This episode is about the organization of the church and the first official meeting. I talked about the power of following the prophet and keeping the commandments, the blessings of the priesthood for men AND women. I also went off topic about the Book of Mormon, coveting, and what 2020 meant to a good friend.

From the manual:

The Prophet Joseph Smith’s work of translating the Book of Mormon was now complete. But the work of the Restoration had only just begun. It was clear from earlier revelations that in addition to restoring doctrine and priesthood authority, the Lord wanted to restore a formal organization—His Church (see Doctrine and Covenants 10:53; 18:5). So on April 6, 1830, more than 40 believers crowded into the Whitmer family’s log home in Fayette, New York, to witness the organization of the Church of Jesus Christ.

Still, some people wonder, why is an organized Church necessary? The answer may be found, at least in part, in the revelations connected with that first Church meeting in 1830. Here, blessings are described that would not be possible if the true Church of Jesus Christ had not been “regularly organized and established” in the latter days 

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8 thoughts on “Episode 10 Doctrine and Covenants 20–22 “The Rise of the Church of Christ””

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your Spirit with this podcast! I love listening every week. You make me laugh and cry and turn my grungy minivan into a sacred place as I listen in the car line. I am so grateful for YOU!

    1. Melanie Wellman

      Love this so much!! It’s amazing the places where God will choose to reveal himself to us. Grungy mini-vans, up in the mountains. Lying on our face on the floor. He’s so good to us.

    2. I love your podcast! You have changed my life. I just wanted to say thank you. I mean this with so much love. I’m torn.. Ive been learning about pristcraft lately. Making money off the gospel, writing books, asking for monthly money of any kind, podcasts, ect. Please be careful. I know you really need the money but maybe find a different way.

  2. Lorrie Reeves

    Today, as I went back to Season 2, episode 9 which coincides with my daily personal study of the Book of Mormon (2 Nephi 26-30) I had an experience come back to me that I had forgotten. You were sharing how specific the Lord was (preach, exhort and your new husband will take care of you) or (write the book). I remembered going to the temple and seeking to know the Lord’s will regarding whether I should go to work or not. I didn’t receive an answer there but went home and opened the scriptures, just randomly, and the pages fell open to “and thou shalt go to work!” Can you imagine my shock! The Lord is in the details and he cares.

    1. Melanie Wellman

      Always! That’s what is so awesome! I feel like I’m waving my hands around all day every day yelling at people to just try it and no one is listening. It’s like this big revelation – this huge secret that will change your life and yet people still are waiting around. I’m so glad you were a doer and tried it!

  3. I love how genuinely transparent you are about yourself and your life. Your outtakes at the end are the best. thank you for the time and effort that goes into creating this podcast. It blesses my life.

  4. Krystal Shurling

    I really enjoyed “Stand Forever “. His words were so simple but even more profound. The Gospel actually is very simple and I love that about it.
    My life has drastically changed since I align my life with ALL of the teachings….not all but 3 lol.
    Thank you for sharing these talks
    Sincerely, Krystal Shurling

    1. Wow! Thank you for your PRECIOUS TIME!!!
      I am new to your podcast and today I am a better kinder more knowledgeable person just for listening. (At least for today) Stay strong and press on. We need your voice of inspiration. Well done!

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