This week we will be studying the D&C 49-50 Come Follow Me Lesson. This is a section focused on Deceivers, Hypocrites, and Believers. This section was given to the Saints of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in an effort to help them overcome doubt and hold fast to Jesus Christ.
Here is what you have to look forward to this week:
What to Beware Of
The Great Promise
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This revelation directed Sidney Rigdon, Parley P. Pratt, and Leman Copley to visit a community of the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing (popularly called Shakers) in North Union, Ohio. Copley, a recent convert to the Church of Christ and a former Shaker himself, “was anxious that some of the elders should go to his former brethren and preach the gospel.”
Excerpt from Joseph Smith Papers D&C 49
In late fall 1830, Oliver Cowdery and his missionary companions left Kirtland, Ohio, on their way to preach to the American Indians in the territory just west of Missouri after having baptized more than one hundred persons into the church. In addition, several leaders among the Ohio converts departed as well. Frederick G. Williams, who accompanied Cowdery on the mission to the Indians, departed in November, and Edward Partridge and Sidney Rigdon traveled to New York soon afterward to meet with Joseph Smith. The new church members in Ohio were left without an experienced leader until John Whitmer arrived in January 1831.
Excerpt from Joseph Smith Papers D&C 50
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