Lesson 29

Building the Kingdom of God in Nauvoo, Illinois

“Lesson 29: Building the Kingdom of God in Nauvoo, Illinois,” Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide (1999)

  • How did the Saints arrive in Nauvoo? (See Our Heritage, 51–52, 55.) What were some of the challenges they faced in their journey and upon arriving?

  • Many Church members in Nauvoo, including the members of the Quorum of the Twelve, were called to serve as missionaries. What sacrifices did the early missionaries make? (See Our Heritage, 55–58.) What sacrifices could you make to help build the kingdom of God?

  • Read D&C 124:16–19, 87–90, 97–110. The men in these verses received great instructions and promises. However, they fell into apostasy and forfeited many of their blessings. What has helped you most in your efforts to endure to the end in righteousness?

  • While the Saints were living in Nauvoo, the Prophet Joseph Smith organized the Relief Society by the authority of the priesthood. What blessings have come into your life because of the Relief Society?

Scripture Chain: Building the Kingdom of God