DOCTRINE & COVENANTS 2021

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A Trial of Their Faith

Reinforces this week’s study: Doctrine & Covenants 102-105
“After Much Tribulation… Cometh the Blessing”

Scripture:

Doctrine & Covenants 104:31

“And inasmuch as they are faithful, behold I will bless, and multiply blessings upon them.”

Song:

Keep the Commandments, Children’s Songbook page 146

Lesson:

The Lord told the Saints that “after much tribulation…cometh the blessing.” The Saints in Missouri were facing persecution and being driven from their homes and the Saints in Kirtland were preparing to come to their aid. Joseph Smith organized Zion’s Camp to peacefully return the Saints to their lands. However, it became too dangerous for Zion’s Camp to complete their mission. Even though they were not able to return the Saints to their lands in Missouri at that time, those who had endured the trek from Ohio to Missouri had learned that when they are faithful to the Lord’s commandments, they would be blessed, even if it wasn’t in the way they expected. The Lord promises that if we are faithful he will multiply blessings upon us.

Quote:

“As individuals and families, we too will be tested, sifted, and prepared, as were the members of Zion’s Camp. The scriptures and the teachings of the Brethren are replete with promises that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; the making, honoring, and remembering of sacred covenants; and obedience to God’s commandments will strengthen us to prepare for, to face, to overcome, and to learn from the trials and tests of mortality.” David A. Bednar

Q&A:

  • What kinds of blessings might we have after facing “tribulation”?
  • What are some of the blessings the Lord has given us for being faithful to His commandments?
  • How can we be good stewards over our earthly blessings?
  • Why is it important to try to settle disagreements peacefully?

Activity idea:

Weaving Peace


Talk about ways we can make "proposals of peace" (D&C 105:40) when others treat us unkindly or unfairly as you work together as a family to weave a message to display.

Treat idea:

Blessing Cookies


These yummy cookies have questions inside to help us recognize our blessings.

These lessons are perfect for: Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, to recap the following Sunday or to enhance your family scripture study.

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