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Come Follow Me 2021: Doctrine and Covenants 23–26
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D&C 23–26

March 8–14. “Strengthen the Church”

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Watch videos from Gospel scholars and teachers to learn more about these sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. Book of Mormon Central produces weekly videos from Tyler Griffin, Taylor Halverson, John Hilton III, Anthony Sweat, Casey Griffiths, Stephanie Dibb Sorensen and Marianna Richardson. Read commentaries and other resources from KnoWhys, Steven C. Harper, Casey Griffiths, and Susan Easton Black.

Overview

Doctrine and Covenants 23

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Steven Harper Commentary
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Susan Easton Black Insight

Doctrine and Covenants 24

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Steven Harper Commentary
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Susan Easton Black Insight

Doctrine and Covenants 25

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Steven Harper Commentary
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Susan Easton Black Insight

Doctrine and Covenants 26

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Steven Harper Commentary
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Susan Easton Black Insight

Daily Reading Plan

Structure your personal scripture study by following a 15-minute, day-by-day plan. Each day's assignment includes the required scripture passages from the Come, Follow Me curriculum, as well as suggestions for additional resources to bring context and understanding to your study. For the best experience, use our Reading Plan in the free ScripturePlus app! You can track your progress and have access to the best resources.

Monday

Further Reading

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Scripture: D&C 24:8–14
  • Commentary: Casey Paul Griffiths, Doctrine and Covenants Minute, Doctrine and Covenants 24:10–14.
  • Quote: Joseph was attacked physically on many occasions. He was often hounded by false charges. He was almost continually on the edge of financial distress. In the midst of trying to fulfill the staggering responsibilities of his sacred calling, he had to labor as a farmer or merchant to provide a living for his family. He did this without the remarkable spiritual gifts that sustained him in his prophetic calling. The Lord had advised him that “in temporal labors thou shalt not have strength, for this is not thy calling.”
    Dallin H. Oaks, "Joseph, the Man and the Prophet," April 1996 General Conference.
  • Video

Thursday

Friday

Further Reading

Saturday

  • Scripture: D&C 25:11–16
  • Commentary: Casey Paul Griffiths, Doctrine and Covenants Minute, Doctrine and Covenants 25:13–16.
  • Quote: When we listen to this choir, we listen to music, and music is truth. Good music is gracious praise of the Lord. It is delightsome to the ear, and it is one of our most acceptable methods of worshiping. And those who sing in the choir and in all the choirs of the Saints should sing with the Spirit and with understanding. They should not sing merely because it is a profession, or because they have a good voice; but they should sing also because they have the spirit of it, and can enter into the spirit of prayer and praise the Lord who gave them their sweet voices. My soul is always lifted up, and my spirit cheered and comforted, when I hear good music. I rejoice in it very much indeed.
    Joseph Fielding Smith, “The Purpose of Man's Mortal Existence,” October 1969 General Conference.

Sunday

Bibliography

Doctrine and Covenants 23

Steven C. Harper, “Section 23,” Doctrine and Covenants Contexts (Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2021), 46–47.

Kay Darowski, “Joseph Smith’s Support at Home,” Revelations in Context: The Stories Behind the Sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2016.

Doctrine and Covenants 24

Steven C. Harper, “Section 24,” Doctrine and Covenants Contexts (Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2021), 48–49.

Matthew J. Grow, “'Thou Art An Elect Lady',” Revelations in Context: The Stories Behind the Sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2016.

Come Life or Come Death,” Saints, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018), 1:96–99.

Doctrine and Covenants 25

Steven C. Harper, “Section 25,” Doctrine and Covenants Contexts (Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2021), 50–53.

Matthew J. Grow, “'Thou Art An Elect Lady',” Revelations in Context: The Stories Behind the Sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2016.

Come Life or Come Death,” Saints, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018), 1:96–99.

Do Not Cast Me Off,” Saints, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018), 1:221–223.

We Will Prove Them,” Saints, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018), 1:448–452.

Carol Cornwall Madsen, “The ‘Elect Lady’ Revelation (D&C 25): Its Historical and Doctrinal Context,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Doctrine and Covenants, ed. Craig K. Manscill (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004), 117–133.

Book of Mormon Central, “How Did Emma Smith Help Bring Forth the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 27:6),” KnoWhy 386 (November 30, 2017).

D&C 25:1

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Did King Benjamin Say That His People Would be Sons and Daughters at God’s Right Hand? (Mosiah 5:7),” KnoWhy 307 (May 1, 2017).

D&C 25:7

Book of Mormon Central, “How Have LDS Women Shared the Book of Mormon? (Alma 32:23),” KnoWhy 433 (May 15, 2018).

D&C 25:11–12

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Was Singing Hymns a Part of Nephite Worship Services? (Moroni 6:9),” KnoWhy 251 (December 13, 2016).

Doctrine and Covenants 26

Steven C. Harper, “Section 26,” Doctrine and Covenants Contexts (Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2021), 54–55.

Matthew J. Grow, “'Thou Art An Elect Lady',” Revelations in Context: The Stories Behind the Sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2016.

Joseph F. Darowski, “The Journey of the Colesville Branch,” Revelations in Context: The Stories Behind the Sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2016.

Matthew O. Richardson, “The Law of Common Consent (D&C 26),” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Doctrine and Covenants, ed. Craig K. Manscill (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004), 134–141.

D&C 26:1

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Should People Study the Same Scriptures Over and Over Again? (Moroni 7:6),“ KnoWhy 252 (December 14, 2016).

Voices of the Restoration: Emma Hale Smith

Book of Mormon Central, “How Did Emma Smith Help Bring Forth the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 27:6),” KnoWhy 386 (November 30, 2017).

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