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

by | Jul. 31, 2020


September 6–12

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

We declare that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organized on April 6, 1830, is Christ’s New Testament Church restored. This Church is anchored in the perfect life of its chief cornerstone, Jesus Christ, and in His infinite Atonement and literal Resurrection. Jesus Christ has once again called Apostles and has given them priesthood authority. He invites all of us to come unto Him and His Church, to receive the Holy Ghost, the ordinances of salvation, and to gain enduring joy.

Sunday Scripture

Read and ponder Doctrine and Covenants 21.

This revelation was given at the organization of the Church on April 6, 1830. 

Monday Movie

Watch “Restoration of Christ’s Church | Now You Know.”

This video explains how Christ established His Church when He was on the earth and how Joseph Smith restored that Church as part of the Restoration. 

Tuesday Talk

Study Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s talk, “Come and Belong.”  

Elder Uchtdorf taught in April general conference, "It is my hope that, in this bicentennial year of the First Vision, as we contemplate and learn of the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ, we will realize that it is not just a historical event. You and I play a crucial part in this great, continuing story."

Wednesday Worship

Listen to The Nashville Tribute Band* perform “Come Unto Jesus.”

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 declare that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organized on April 6, 1830, is Christ’s New Testament Church restored. This Church is anchored in the perfect life of its chief cornerstone, Jesus Christ, and in His infinite Atonement and literal Resurrection. Jesus Christ has once again called Apostles and has given them priesthood authority. He invites all of us to come unto Him and His Church, to receive the Holy Ghost, the ordinances of salvation, and to gain enduring joy.

We declare t___ The Church o_ Jesus Christ o_ Latter-day Saints, o_______ on April 6, 1830, i_ Christ’s New T________ Church restored. T___ Church is a_______ in the p______ life of i__ chief cornerstone, J____ Christ, and i_ His infinite A________ and literal R___________. Jesus Christ h__ once again c_____ Apostles and h__ given them p_________ authority. He i______ all of u_ to come u___ Him and H__ Church, to r______ the Holy G____, the ordinances o_ salvation, and t_ gain enduring j__.

We d______ t___ The C_____ o_ Jesus C_____ o_ Latter-day S_____, o_______ on A_____,_____, i_ Christ’s N__ T________ Church r_______. T___ Church i_ a_______ in t__ p______ life o_ i__ chief c__________, J____ Christ, a__ i_ His i______ A________ and l______ R___________. Jesus C_____ h__ once a____ c_____ Apostles a__ h__ given t___ p_________ authority. H_ i______ all o_ u_ to c___ u___ Him a__ H__ Church, t_ r______ the H___ G____, the o_________ o_ salvation, a__ t_ gain e_______ j__.

W_ d______ t___ T__ C_____ o_ J____ C_____ o_ L____-___ S_____, o_______ o_ A_____,_____, i_ C____’_ N__ T________ C_____ r_______. T___ C_____ i_ a_______ i_ t__ p______ l___ o_ i__ c____ c__________, J____ C____, a__ i_ H__ i______ A________ a__ l______ R___________. J____ C_____ h__ o___ a____ c_____ A_______ a__ h__ g____ t___ p_________ a________. H_ i______ a__ o_ u_ t_ c___ u___ H__ a__ H__ C_____, t_ r______ t__ H___ G____, t__ o_________ o_ s_________, a__ t_ g___ e_______ j__.

Tips

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

Four sentences:

  • 1. Church organized on April 6, 1830
  • 2. Anchored in Jesus Christ
    • • Parts to remember:
      • • Anchored in the perfect life
      • • Chief cornerstone, Jesus Christ
      • • His infinite Atonement
      • • His literal Resurrection
  • 3. Called Apostles and has given them priesthood authority
  • 4. Invites all to come unto Him and His Church
    • • Three things we receive:
      • • The Holy Ghost
      • • The ordinances of salvation
      • • Enduring joy

You could also try writing the words of the paragraph down on one notecard each and taking away words as you learn the paragraph.

Friday Feelings

Record your testimony of the restored gospel.

Saturday Share

 Share with a family member how the Savior and His Church have brought you enduring joy.


* Image titleThe Nashville Tribute Band pays tribute to the hymns in their newest album, Praise. They set out to do versions of these carefully selected hymns in ways that nobody else has done before. In this album, you’ll find exciting melody and meter variations and refreshing medleys that breathe new life into familiar hymns while staying true to the core of each song. Available now at DeseretBook.com.

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