What sign of the Savior’s Second Coming is described in Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:22? What evidence do you see that this prophecy is being fulfilled? How can we avoid being deceived by false prophets? (See Matthew 7:15–20; D&C 45:57; 46:7–8.)
The Lord taught that we should “be not troubled” by wars and rumors of war (Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:23). How can we find peace during such troubled times? (See 1 John 4:16–18; D&C 6:34–36; 45:34–35; 59:23.)
The Lord told his followers in Jerusalem to “stand in the holy place” (Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:12), and he has given similar counsel in our day (D&C 87:8; 101:22). What are some holy places in which we should stand?
Discuss some of the signs that precede the Second Coming, as outlined in the scripture chain in this section. Hand out recent newspapers and Church magazines. Have family members work individually or in pairs to look in the newspapers and magazines for signs of the Second Coming. As they share what they have found, discuss how to prepare for the Second Coming.