Melanie Stroud

Episode 16 Doctrine and Covenants 41–44 My Law to Govern my Church

This podcast is about section 41-44 of the Doctrine and Covenants – mainly talking about the law of consecration and what it means for us today.

From the manual:

The rapid growth of the Church in 1830 and 1831—especially the rush of new converts coming to Kirtland, Ohio—was exciting and encouraging to the Saints. But it also presented some challenges. How do you unify a quickly expanding body of believers, especially when they are bringing with them doctrine and practices from their previous faiths? For example, when Joseph Smith arrived in Kirtland in early February 1831, he found new members sharing common property in a genuine attempt to imitate the New Testament Christians (see Acts 4:32–37). The Lord made some important corrections and clarifications on this and other topics, largely through a revelation recorded in Doctrine and Covenants 42, that He called “my law to govern my church” (verse 59). In this revelation, we learn truths that are fundamental in establishing the Lord’s Church in the latter days, including a significant promise making clear that there is always more to learn: “If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge” (Doctrine and Covenants 42:61).

See also Saints, 1:114–19.


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3 thoughts on “Episode 16 Doctrine and Covenants 41–44 My Law to Govern my Church”

  1. Jeanette Bergman

    Melanie, I love you! I love your enthusiasm; I love your tangents; I love your singing; I love the way you obey promptings of the Spirit immediately! You help me feel the Spirit so strongly every week! Keep up the good work! And good luck with your book…. No, actually, you don’t need luck when you have Heavenly Father, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost guiding you. Keep listening to them. You are amazing!! 🥰

  2. Marni Petersen

    This podcast episode was so so good! I loved it. Keep doing what you’re doing. You are changing lives!

  3. Katherine Christensen

    Hi Melanie
    I want you to know that your podcast increases my faith and my determination and my understanding and willingness to follow our savior! You help me fill my mind with the lifting thoughts as I go about my tasks. Thank you so much for all your funny stories and goofiness that make me laugh because I am very much like that too!

    Please keep up the good work it makes a big difference in my life thank you.

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