The Restoration

Note: Words in blue are defined in the Glossary
  • God Is Our Loving Heavenly Father
    • We are God’s children (Acts 17:29).
    • God loves us and will help us make right choices. 
  • The Gospel Blesses Families
    • Through Jesus Christ, we can live with God again (John 3:16–17).
    • The gospel of Jesus Christ helps families develop stronger relationships.
    • Families are ordained of God; they are the most important social unit in time and eternity (D&C 49:15–16).
    • The family is the best place to teach, learn, and apply gospel principles (D&C 68:25; Genesis 18:19; Deuteronomy 6:7).
    • The family can be a place of safety, peace, and joy. 
  • Heavenly Father Reveals His Gospel in Every Dispensation
    • God calls prophets to teach His gospel (Amos 3:7).
    • Apostasy means to reject prophets and the gospel.
    • Dispensations are periods of time when prophets have taught the gospel. Previous dispensations have ended in apostasy (D&C 136:36–38).
    • Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and other ancient prophets all taught the gospel (Moses 5:4–12). 
  • The Savior’s Earthly Ministry and Atonement
    • The Son of God restored and taught the gospel.  He performed many miracles (Bible Dictionary, “Miracles”). 
    • He called Apostles and gave them priesthood authority to preach the gospel and perform saving ordinances such as baptism (John 15:16).
    • Christ established His Church.
    • Christ was crucified, and His Apostles were rejected and killed (Matthew 27:35; Mark 15:25).
    • Christ accomplished the Atonement (Bible Dictionary, Atonement”). 
  • The Great Apostasy
  • The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Joseph Smith
  • The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ
  • Pray to Know the Truth through the Holy Ghost
    • The Holy Ghost will teach you through your thoughts and feelings (D&C 8:2–3).You can know that the Book of Mormon is true (Moroni 10:3–5).
    • God restored the fulness of the gospel through Joseph Smith (D&C 35:17; 135:3).
What should I do now?
 -Read and pray to know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God.
 -Pray to know that Joseph Smith was a prophet.
 -Set a time to meet with the missionaries.
 -Continue on the the next lesson.
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