Maybe you just need the reminder that there is still room. A reminder that there is a place for you. His is the invitation to come to the table. He is the welcoming in. This week in Come, Follow Me we will be studying section 58-59 of the Doctrine and Covenants. This is a section focused on the building up of Zion, creating holy places, and an invitation to the Kingdom..
Here is what you have to look forward to this week:
The feast of fat things
The Peculiar Treasure
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On 1 August 1831, JS dictated this revelation to the elders of the church who had joined him in western Missouri. Just a few days earlier, a revelation had designated Jackson County, Missouri, as the location at which to build the “City of Zion.”
Upon arriving in Jackson County, however, some of the elders expressed disappointment with what they found. Oliver Cowdery, Ziba Peterson, Peter Whitmer Jr., and Frederick G. Williams had been preaching to white settlers in Independence and the vicinity since they were ejected from Indian Territory west of Missouri by February 1831.
Excerpt from Joseph Smith Papers D&C 58
On 7 August 1831, Joseph Smith dictated a revelation in Missouri “instructing the sa[i]nts how to keep the sabath & how to fast and pray.” The revelation was specifically addressed to those “who have come up unto” Missouri, in fulfillment of the commandment to gather there and build up the city of Zion.
Excerpt from Joseph Smith Papers D&C 59
We loved studying with you this week in the D&C 58-59 Come Follow Me Lesson. The Lord will always welcome us to His table and we love when we read of times in the scriptures to prove this to be true. He is there for us always, and we hope you can feel that this week as you read through the lesson! If you want to catch last week’s D&C 51-57 Come Follow Me Lesson, click here. Follow us on Instagram @dontmissthisstudy to keep studying with us!