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Come Follow Me 2021: Doctrine and Covenants 27–28
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D&C 27–28

March 15–21. “All Things Must Be Done in Order”

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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 27

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Steven Harper Commentary
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Susan Easton Black Insight

Doctrine and Covenants 28

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Steven Harper Commentary
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Susan Easton Black Insight
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Susan Easton Black Bio

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

Tuesday

  • Scripture: D&C 27:5–8
  • Commentary: Casey Paul Griffiths, Doctrine and Covenants Minute, Doctrine and Covenants 27:5–9.
  • Quote: Priesthood authority has existed in many dispensations, such as those of Adam, Noah, Enoch, Abraham, Moses, the meridian of time, the Jaredites, the Nephites, and others. All previous dispensations were limited in time, as each ended in apostasy. They were also limited to small segments of planet Earth. In contrast, our dispensation—the dispensation of the fulness of times—will not be limited in time or place. Globally, it will host a whole, complete, and perfect union, welding together dispensations, keys, powers, and glories from the days of Adam even to the present time.
    The Aaronic Priesthood was restored May 15, 1829, by John the Baptist; the Melchizedek Priesthood was restored shortly thereafter by Peter, James, and John. Other heavenly messengers conveyed specific keys of the priesthood. Moroni held keys of the Book of Mormon. Moses brought keys of the gathering of Israel and the leading of the ten tribes. Elias conveyed keys of the restoration of all things, including the Abrahamic covenant. And Elijah conferred keys of the sealing authority.
    Russell M. Nelson, “Personal Priesthood Responsibility,” October 2003 General Conference.

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Scripture: D&C 27:15–18
  • Commentary: Casey Paul Griffiths, Doctrine and Covenants Minute, Doctrine and Covenants 27:14–18.
  • KnoWhy 378: What Does the Book of Mormon Say about the Armor of God?
  • Quote: Because of that power of evil which is so strong in the world today, the great teacher to the Gentiles declared:
    “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye might be able to stand against the wiles of the devil, in an evil day.”
    But he taught a remarkable lesson. He pictured each of us as a man of armor, clothed on various strategic points of his body with armor that would protect him against the onslaughts of evil. He said “Have a girdle around your loins” suggesting the very thing which Bishop Richards has spoken to us about, that one of the avenues by which he finds most easy to overthrow humankind is unchastity. So the Apostle Paul admonished that we have a girdle around our loins.
    We are counseled to put on the breastplate of righteousness over our hearts, suggesting that our conduct in life should always be right and proper. Have our feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, or in other words, our objectives, the goal we set out to achieve in life be in harmony with the gospel of peace; and have on the helmet of salvation and take the shield of faith and the sword or the spirit, which is the word of God. Thus armored, we are now prepared with the weapons common to the warfare of Paul’s day, comparable to those things which we would have in similar way upon us today, to attack and to fight successfully and to win this battle in which the forces of evil and the forces of righteousness are contending today.
    Harold B. Lee, “Powers of the Gospel,” October 1949 General Conference.

Friday

Further Reading

Saturday

Sunday

Bibliography

Doctrine and Covenant 27

Steven C. Harper, “Section 27,” Doctrine and Covenants Contexts (Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2021), 56–57.

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.

The Rise of the Church of Christ,” Saints, Volume 1: The Standard of Truth (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2018), 1:84–86.

Justin R. Bray, “The Lord's Supper in Early Mormonism,” in You Shall Have My Word: Exploring the Text of the Doctrine and Covenants, ed. Scott C. Esplin, Richard O. Cowan, and Rachel Cope (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2012), 64–74.

Matthew O. Richardson, “Sacramental Connections: Deliverance, Redemption, and Safety (D&C 27),” in You Shall Have My Word: Exploring the Text of the Doctrine and Covenants, ed. Scott C. Esplin, Richard O. Cowan, and Rachel Cope (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2012), 75–91.

D&C 27:2

Book of Mormon Central, “Where did Moroni Get the Sacramental Prayers from? (Moroni 4:1),” KnoWhy 250 (December 12, 2016).

D&C 27:5

Book of Mormon Central, “How Will God Manifest the Truth of the Book of Mormon? (Moroni 10:4),” KnoWhy 254 (December 16, 2016).

Book of Mormon Central, “What Was Mormon’s Purpose in Writing the Book of Mormon? (Mormon 5:14),” KnoWhy 230 (November 14, 2016).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Is There a Need for the Testimony of Two Nations? (2 Nephi 29:8),” KnoWhy 56 (March 17, 2016).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Did Moroni Deliver the Plates on September 22? (Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith),” KnoWhy 193 (September 22, 2016).

D&C 27:10

Book of Mormon Central, “How Can We Receive the Blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant? (2 Nephi 20:25),” KnoWhy 408 (February 15, 2018).

D&C 27:15–18

Book of Mormon Central, “What Does the Book of Mormon Say about the Armor of God? (2 Nephi 1:23),” KnoWhy 378 (November 2, 2017).

Book of Mormon Central, “What are the “Fiery Darts of the Adversary” Spoken of by Nephi? (1 Nephi 15:24),” KnoWhy 18 (January 25, 2016).

Doctrine and Covenants 28

Steven C. Harper, “Section 28,” Doctrine and Covenants Contexts (Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2021), 58–59.

Susan Easton Black, “Hiram Page,” Restoration Voices Volume 1: People of the Doctrine and Covenants (Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2021).

Richard Dilworth Rust, “A Mission to the Lamanites,” 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.

Jeffrey G. Cannon, “All Things Must Be Done in Order,” 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), 1:97–98.

Grant Underwood, “The ‘Same’ Organization That Existed in the Primitive Church,” in Go Ye into All the World: Messages of the New Testament Apostles, 31st Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2002), 167–186.

Book of Mormon Central, “How Can People Today Avoid Being Destroyed Like the Nephites Were? (Helaman 13:5–6),” KnoWhy 327 (June 16, 2017).

D&C 28:8–9

Book of Mormon Central, “Who Are the Lamanites? (2 Nephi 5:14),” KnoWhy 486 (November 20, 2018).

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