Getting to Know the Doctrine and Covenants

“Getting to Know the Doctrine and Covenants,” Friend, March 2021

Getting to Know the Doctrine and Covenants

Friend Magazine, Global 2021/03 Mar

Jesus gave Joseph Smith special messages, called revelations, to help set up His Church. These messages were written down so people could remember them. Then Church leaders put these messages together in a book. That’s how we got the Doctrine and Covenants!

Messages from Jesus

When you read the Doctrine and Covenants, you are reading the words of Jesus Christ. Match each scripture to the special message Jesus taught in the Doctrine and Covenants.

  1. Baptism

  2. The sacrament

  3. Missionary work

  4. Priesthood power

  5. Temples

  1. Doctrine and Covenants 84:17

  2. Doctrine and Covenants 138:47–48

  3. Doctrine and Covenants 20:76–79

  4. Doctrine and Covenants 20:72–74

  5. Doctrine and Covenants 112:28

More Messengers

Other special visitors from heaven also brought messages. Can you match the visitors with what they did?

  1. Moroni (Doctrine and Covenants 128:20; Joseph Smith—History 1:30–34)

  2. John the Baptist (Doctrine and Covenants 13)

  3. Moses, Elias, and Elijah (Doctrine and Covenants 110:11–16)

  1. Restored priesthood keys for our day

  2. Told Joseph Smith how to find the plates in the Hill Cumorah

  3. Restored priesthood authority to baptize

Answers: 1-d, 2-c, 3-e, 4-a, 5-b, 6-g, 7-h, 8-f

Illustrations by Nasan Hardcastle