December 2003

“Contents,” Ensign, Dec. 2003, 1


December 2003

Volume 33 Number 12

Front cover: Detail from Mary and the Angel, by Carl Heinrich Bloch; back cover: The Birth of Jesus, by Carl Heinrich Bloch, both courtesy of the National Historic Museum at Frederiksborg in Hillerød, Denmark

Inside front cover: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, by James J. Tissot

Building the Kirtland Temple, by Walter Rane. In late 1832 and early 1833 the Lord told the Saints to “establish … a house of God” (D&C 88:119). In June 1833 the Lord said: “It is my will that you should build a house. If you keep my commandments you shall have power to build it” (D&C 95:11).