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Lyman Sherman had followed the Spirit’s promptings to join the Church and to walk a thousand miles with Zion’s camp. But he still felt a deep, personal yearning to know of his standing before the Lord.
D&C 102, 107
Priesthood authority was restored in 1829, but it took time to organize the Church in the Lord’s way. Revelation helped establish the council system and priesthood quorums as fundamental features of the Church.
D&C 115, 116, 117
These revelations not only identified new gathering places for the saints in northern Missouri, but imbued those places with a sacred past and glorious future.
D&C 124, 125
On January 19, 1841, Joseph Smith received a revelation that charted a course for the Church in Nauvoo.
D&C 127, 128
The Lord gradually revealed the doctrines associated with baptisms for the dead to Joseph Smith and his successors over the course of several years.
In 1833, at the moment when everyday people started to concern themselves with their own cleanliness and bodily health, the Word of Wisdom arrived to light the way.
D&C 121, 122, 123
Joseph Smith's letter to the saints from Liberty Jail contains three current sections of the Doctrine and Covenants.
Joseph Smith's first formal proselytizing mission happened when a Church member asked him to come to Canada.
Before the Church moved to Ohio, Joseph Smith was promised, “There I will give unto you my law.” Shortly after Joseph’s arrival in Kirtland, he received the promised revelation.
D&C 41, 42, 51, 54, 57
In 1831, Edward Partridge was called by revelation to be the first bishop of the restored church, a call that shaped the remainder of his life.
D&C 45, 76, 77, 86, 91
Joseph Smith's translation of the Bible served as a catalyst for several revelations now canonized in the Doctrine and Covenants.
D&C 28, 43
A series of revelations early in Church history established Joseph Smith as the Lord's mouthpiece for the Church.
A glimpse into the eternities shown to Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon in 1832 so impacted the Church that it became known simply as“the Vision.”
Ezra Thayer at first rejected the Book of Mormon, but his heart changed when he heard Hyrum Smith preach. His conversion led to a revelation calling him to the ministry.
D&C 39, 40
The almost-conversion of Methodist preacher James Covel provided a lesson for the early Church.
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Orson Pratt embraced the gospel wholeheartedly and went immediately to Joseph Smith to ask what he might do to assist in the work of the restoration.
The Lord confirmed by revelation that the promised three witnesses to the Book of Mormon plates would be Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris.
D&C 31, 112
Thomas B. Marsh was the first president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles before dissensions cost him two decades of Church membership.
D&C 12, 14, 15, 16
The Knight and Whitmer families were key early supporters of the Book of Mormon translation. These revelations were given to clarify their roles in the restoration.
D&C 26, 51, 54, 56, 59
From New York to Missouri, a group of Saints from Colesville remained loyal to Joseph Smith and true to the Church he founded.
D&C 46, 50
When Joseph Smith arrived in Ohio in January 1831, it was apparent that "some strange notions and false spirits had crept in among" the recent converts there.
D&C 1, 65, 66, 67, 68, 133
William McLellin first encountered Joseph Smith about the time the decision was made to publish the Book of Commandments. His experience convinced him that Joseph was a true prophet.
D&C 28, 30, 32
Oliver Cowdery, Parley P. Pratt, Peter Whitmer Jr., and Ziba Peterson were called to preach to the Lamanites. Their mission would have far-ranging consequences for the future of the Church.
D&C 24, 25, 26, 27
Emma Smith's life as the wife of the restoration prophet included blessings and revelations alongside her many trials.
D&C 4, 11, 23
Joseph Smith's family members were among his earliest and most ardent supporters. These revelations helped them understand their role in the establishment of the Lord's Church.
D&C 3, 5, 10, 17, 19
The story of Martin Harris' conversion and contributions to the publication of the Book of Mormon provides the backdrop for several of Joseph Smith's early revelations.
Leman Copley was a Shaker convert to the Church. His interest in preaching the restored gospel to his former coreligionists led to an encounter that would put his commitment to his newfound faith to the test.
D&C 6, 7, 8, 9, 13
The Lord encouraged Oliver Cowdery to use his spiritual gifts to participate with Joseph Smith in translating the Book of Mormon. His experience as scribe cemented Cowdery's faith in the restoration.
D&C 18, 20, 21, 22
Well before the Book of Mormon was published, Joseph Smith knew he was being called to establish a new church.
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