Melanie Stroud

Episode 3 Doctrine and Covenants 2 ; Joseph Smith—History 1:27–65 “The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn to Their Fathers”

 Doctrine and Covenants 2 ; Joseph Smith—History 1:27–65 

“The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn to Their Fathers”

This episode is about Joseph Smith and his interactions with the angel Moroni and his first trip to go get the plates.  It also talks about Doctrine and Covenants Section 2 the sealing power that the prophet Elijah returned to the earth.  

These are such miraculous stories and maybe because we’ve heard them so often we no longer marvel at just how amazing the restoration actually was!  It answered so many questions and filled in so many holes.  We are so lucky to know about it! 

From lesson manual:

It had been three years since God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to Joseph Smith in the grove, but Joseph hadn’t received any additional revelations since then. He began to wonder about his standing before the Lord. Like all of us, he had made mistakes, and he felt condemned by them. Yet God still had a work for him to do. And the work Joseph was called to do is connected to what God asks of us. Joseph would bring forth the Book of Mormon; what have we been asked to do with it? Joseph would receive priesthood keys to turn the hearts of the children to their fathers; how are we turning our hearts to our ancestors? Joseph was told of prophecies that would soon be fulfilled; what is our part in helping to fulfill them? When we take part in God’s work, we can expect to face opposition and even persecution, just as the Prophet did. But we can also have faith that the Lord will make us instruments in His hands, just as He did for Joseph.

See also Saints, 1:20–48.

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