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Mormon Decisions 10Historical Record, v. 6, p. 240; “I was married to Joseph Smith on the 4th of March 1843… My sister Eliza was also married to Joseph a few days later. This was done without the knowledge of Emma Smith.”

Life of Heber C. Kimball (Apostle), by Orson F. Whitney, pp. 335-336; “… my father… was taught the plural wife doctrine, and was told by Joseph, the Prophet, three times, to go and take a certain woman as his wife; but not till heHeber C Kimball commanded him in the name of the Lord did he obey. At the same time Joseph told him not to divulge this secret, not even to my mother, for fear that she would not receive it… This was one of the greatest test of his faith he had ever experienced. The thought of deceiving the kind and faithful wife of his youth… was more than he felt able to bear…. his sorrow and misery were increased by the thought of my mother hearing it from some other source, which would no doubt separate them, and he shrank from the thought of such a thing, or of causing her any unhappiness.”

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May 24 – John 4:24; “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and truth”.

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flowers-cartoon-8This month’s Visiting Teaching message is centered on the attribute of virtue in the life of Jesus Christ.

The message starts off with Doctrine and Covenants 121:45 –

“Let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God; and the doctrine of the priesthood shall distil upon thy soul as the dews from heaven”

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Mormon Decisions 10Gospel Topics, ‘Journal of Discourses’; “The Journal of Discourses is not an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is a compilation of sermons and other materials from the early years of the Church, which were transcribed and then published. It included some doctrinal instruction but also practical teaching, some of which is speculative in nature and some of which is only of historical interest…The content of the Journal of Discourses was transcribed, sometimes inaccurately, and published between 1854 and 1886 in England…The Journal of Discourses includes interesting and insightful teachings by early Church leaders; however, by itself it is not an authoritative source of Church doctrine.”

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May 23 – Ps. 139:7; “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or thither shall I flee from thy presence?”

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Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 6:96; “We believe that we have a correct idea of the character of the Son from the writings of the Apostles, so far as theybrigham young learned it. But while he was tabernacling in the flesh, he was more or less contaminated with fallen nature. While he was here, in a body that his mother Mary bore him, he was more or less connected with and influenced by this nature that we have received.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, November 29, 1857

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May 22 – John 4:10; “Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.”

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