Scripture Roundtable 44: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 40, Finding Joy in Temple and Family History Work

(Originally published on 15 September 2013.)

This is Scripture Roundtable 44 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #40, Finding Joy in Temple and Family History Work, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures and church history. These roundtables will generally follow the 2013 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable include Cassandra Hedelius, Stephen Smoot, and Lincoln Hale.

A reference is made to Brigham Young saying modern conveniences would free us up for temple work: http://rsc.byu.edu/archived/volume-3-number-3-2002/brigham-young-disciple-indeed

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Scripture Roundtable 43: D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 39, “The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn to Their Fathers”

(Originally published on 7 September 2013.)

This is Scripture Roundtable 43 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss Doctrine & Covenants Gospel Doctrine Lesson #39, “The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn to Their Fathers,” focusing on D&C 2, 110, 138, and JS-H bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures and church history. These roundtables will generally follow the 2013 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.

Panelists for this roundtable include Martin Tanner, Cassandra Hedelius, and Daniel Peterson.

This roundtable is also available as an audio podcast, and will be included in the podcast feed. You can listen by pressing the play button or download the podcast below:

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Finding Joy in Temple & Family History Work

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” (Malachi 4:5-6)

Introduction

In other scripture resource articles I have attempted to incorporate the best resources with the doctrinal and scriptural passages.  There are many beautiful scriptures that teach us the importance of family history work and record keeping.  However, I will take a slightly different approach to this article.  I will share my personal experiences and journeys in family history.  I hope that this may be an inspiration to others to continue to find the blessings of the Lord as they work out their own salvation in the community of their family.  Indeed, salvation is an individual process that requires the community of a family. Continue reading