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D&C Lesson 6

Posted by cherylem on February 2, 2009

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Here are the notes from Mack Stirling’s institute class which included D&C 11. For D&C 6, 8, 9 see Lesson 5. 



D&C 11



Received via Urim and Thummim by Joseph Smith for Hyrum

May 1829


v. 6-7               What does it mean to seek to bring forth Zion?

                        How do D&C 105:3-5, 78:3-7 relate to this?


                        How can we come to understand the richness of eternal life?

                        Ephesians. 1:17-18


                        Does an understanding of the richness of eternal life play any role in our

                        pursuit of eternal life?  Hebrews 11:6, 24-27



v. 10 à v. 21   What gift was to be given to Hyrum Smith


v. 12-14            “The Spirit”

                        What “Spirit” is being talked about here?

                        What effect does it have on our minds and hearts?

                                    Alma 32:28

                        How do we learn of all good things? Moroni 7:12-13, 16, 19


Prerequisites for teaching the Gospel

  1. v. 16, 21-22               first seek to obtain the word
  2. v. 15                            called
  3. v. 17, 27                    desire
  4. v. 19, 20 (D& 4:5)`            keep commandments


What is our work?  Alma 34:32-34. Repentance.

God’s work: Moses 1:39


v. 21-22; see Mosiah 1:2-5, Alma 17:2-3.

What is the role of scripture study in our lives?


How do we obtain the word of God? (Psalm 1:1-3)


v. 24  “Rock” = Gospel = Doctrine = Jesus Christ

What else is the “rock?” Hel. 5:12, 1 Cor. 10:3-4, Moses 7:53


v. 30 What is meant by “the sons of God?”

            Rom. 8:14-17; Mosiah 5:5-7; D&C 39:4-6; D&C 76:58


            How do we become the sons [and daughters] of God?

            Receive Him by receiving His gospel.

5 Responses to “D&C Lesson 6”

  1. Michele Mitchell said

    I always find myself wishing I could do your ironing or whatever would free you to continue the generous work of posting these notes. Thank you again.

  2. cherylem said

    hi Michele,
    Thanks as always for your encouragement.


  3. I really like verse 20, and the idea that Hyrum’s work at that time was to keep the commandments. I imagine Hyrum thought he was a smart, gifted guy, and the brother of the PROPHET, and was destined for great things. Although he was not wrong about that, his direction, at that moment in time was just to keep the commandments and prepare himself.

    Thanks for the information.

  4. RuthS said

    Why do you think section 11 is lumped in with 6,8,9? Is there a common thread? Is it significant? Does it need to be considered?

  5. Chung Fabrizius said

    Thx for information.

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