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Countdown to conference: 'Ponder the New Proclamation' with this free daily study guide

by | Jul. 31, 2020


August 30–September 5

This week is focused on the fifth paragraph of the proclamation. It's not too late to join us as we prepare for October general conference!

We further witness that Joseph Smith was given the gift and power of God to translate an ancient record: the Book of Mormon—Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Pages of this sacred text include an account of the personal ministry of Jesus Christ among people in the Western Hemisphere soon after His Resurrection. It teaches of life’s purpose and explains the doctrine of Christ, which is central to that purpose. As a companion scripture to the Bible, the Book of Mormon testifies that all human beings are sons and daughters of a loving Father in Heaven, that He has a divine plan for our lives, and that His Son, Jesus Christ, speaks today as well as in days of old.

Sunday Scripture

Read and ponder 3 Nephi 11.

The Lord Jesus Christ appears to the Nephites after His Resurrection. 

Monday Movie

Watch Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s “Testimony of the Book of Mormon.”

Elder Holland shares: "Brothers and sisters, God always provides safety for the soul, and with the Book of Mormon, He has again done that in our time. Remember this declaration by Jesus Himself: 'Whoso treasureth up my word, shall not be deceived'—and in the last days neither your heart nor your faith will fail you" (Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:37). 

Tuesday Talk

Study Elder Ulisses Soares’s talk, “The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon.”

"To all who hear my voice today, I invite you to be part of the marvelous coming forth of the Book of Mormon in your own life," Elder Soares said in April 2020 general conference. "I promise you that as you prayerfully and consistently study its words, you can partake of its promises and rich blessings in your life."

Wednesday Worship

Listen to The Bonner Family* perform “Liahona.”

Thursday Time to Memorize

Take some time to memorize this week’s paragraph. Below are some fill-in-the-blank guides and memorization tips. Click here for a printable PDF.

Fill-in-the-blank Guides

We further witness that Joseph Smith was given the gift and power of God to translate an ancient record: the Book of Mormon—Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Pages of this sacred text include an account of the personal ministry of Jesus Christ among people in the Western Hemisphere soon after His Resurrection. It teaches of life’s purpose and explains the doctrine of Christ, which is central to that purpose. As a companion scripture to the Bible, the Book of Mormon testifies that all human beings are sons and daughters of a loving Father in Heaven, that He has a divine plan for our lives, and that His Son, Jesus Christ, speaks today as well as in days of old.

We further w______ that Joseph S____ was given t__ gift and p____ of God t_ translate an a______ record: the B___ of Mormon—A______ Testament of J____ Christ. Pages o_ this sacred t___ include an a______ of the p_______ ministry of J____ Christ among p_____ in the W______ Hemisphere soon a____ His Resurrection. I_ teaches of l____’_ purpose and e_______ the doctrine o_ Christ, which i_ central to t___ purpose. As a c________ scripture to t__ Bible, the B___ of Mormon t________ that all h____ beings are s___ and daughters o_ a loving F_____ in Heaven, t___ He has a d_____ plan for o__ lives, and t___ His Son, J____ Christ, speaks t____ as well a_ in days o_ old.

We f______ w______ that J______ S____ was g____ t__ gift a__ p____ of G__ t_ translate a_ a______ record: t__ B___ of M_____—A______ Testament o_ J____ Christ. P____ o_ this s_____ t___ include a_ a______ of t__ p_______ ministry o_ J____ Christ a____ p_____ in t__ W______ Hemisphere s___ a____ His R___________. I_ teaches o_ l___’__ purpose a__ e_______ the d_______ o_ Christ, w____ i_ central t_ t___ purpose. A_ a c________ scripture t_ t__ Bible, t__ B___ of M_____ t________ that a__ h____ beings a__ s___ and d________ o_ a l_____ F_____ in H_____, t___ He h__ a d_____ plan f__ o__ lives, a__ t___ His S__, J____ Christ, s_____ t____ as w___ a_ in d___ o_ o__.

W_ f______ w______ t___ J______ S____ w__ g____ t__ g___ a__ p____ o_ G__ t_ t________ a_ a______ r_____: t__ B___ o_ M_____—A______ T________ o_ J____ C_____. P____ o_ t___ s_____ t___ i______ a_ a______ o_ t__ p_______ m_______ o_ J____ C_____ a____ p_____ i_ t__ W______ H_________ s___ a____ H__ R___________. I_ t______ o_ l____’_ p______ a__ e_______ t__ d_______ o_ C_____, w____ i_ c______ t_ t___ p______. A_ a c________ s________ t_ t__ B____, t__ B___ o_ M_____ t________ t___ a__ h____ b_____ a__ s___ a__ d________ o_ a l_____ F_____ i_ H_____, t___ H_ h__ a d_____ p___ f__ o__ l____, a__ t___ H__ S__, J____ C_____, s_____ t____ a_ w___ a_ i_ d___ o_ o__.

Tips

Here are some tips to help break down the information in this paragraph topically.

Four sentences:

  • 1. Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon
  • 2. Jesus Christ in the Western Hemisphere
  • 3. Teaches of life’s purpose and explains the doctrine of Christ
  • 4. Three things it testifies of:
    • • All human beings are sons and daughters of a loving Father in Heaven
    • • He has a divine plan for our lives
    • • Jesus Christ speaks today

You could also try coming up with actions that relate to the words in this paragraph and using muscle memory to help you.

Friday Feelings

Record a time when the Book of Mormon blessed your life.

Saturday Share

 Share a favorite Book of Mormon verse with your ministering brother or sister.


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