Melanie Stroud

Episode 4 Doctrine and Covenants 3–5 “My Work Shall Go Forth”

This episode talks about Martin Harris and losing the manuscript.  It also talks about serving in the church and as missionaries as found in Doctrine and Covenants section 4.  And lastly it talks about how we can know truth by following the examples in these sections.

Doctrine and Covenants 3–5

“My Work Shall Go Forth”

From the manual:

During his first few years as the Lord’s prophet, Joseph Smith didn’t yet know everything about the “marvelous work” he had been called to do. But one thing his early experiences taught him was that to qualify for God’s work, his eye must truly be “single to the glory of God” (Doctrine and Covenants 4:1, 5). For example, if the Lord gave him counsel that went against his own desires, he needed to follow the Lord’s counsel. And even if he had “many revelations, and … power to do many mighty works,” if his own will became more important in his eyes than God’s will, he “must fall” (Doctrine and Covenants 3:4). But Joseph learned something else just as important about doing God’s work: “God is merciful,” and if Joseph sincerely repented, he was “still chosen” (verse 10). God’s work is, after all, a work of redemption. And that work “cannot be frustrated” (verse 1).


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4 thoughts on “Episode 4 Doctrine and Covenants 3–5 “My Work Shall Go Forth””

  1. Thank you for being you!!! You make me smile and laugh every week! I have been with you almost from the beginning. Your wacky words I totally relate to making up words. It is so much more fun. And then give me 10 minutes and I forgot what said. Anyway.
    Your insight and way of explaining thing is totally fits my personality, so every week, the scriptures come alive. I need to do better on doing my part and not just listening.
    Please keep it up! Good luck with th book!!!

  2. Thank you for sharing your testimony! And for being real. And for making me cry because my heart is touched in every podcast! I love your testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith, I felt like you were proclaiming the exact words in my heart. I have had relatives leave the church over Joseph Smith and I wish I could get them to listen to you! Thank you, you are doing great things, and blessing many! I just love you!

  3. I had a deep thought today. There is a difference in knowing and believing. All my life I believed in the gospel. I have believed heavenly father loves me. But now that I KNOW! My life will never be the same! I testify this is the absolute truth!

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