033: Doctrine & Covenants Lesson 7: First Gospel Principles and Ordinances

“The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel”

This lesson covers topics so frequently reviewed that we risk taking them for granted. We will dig deeply into the issues of faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism, and the gift of the Holy Ghost. What is faith? Why does it need to be in Jesus Christ? How do we repent effectively? And the topic of repentance touches on key related issues–sin and forgiveness. Why is baptism necessary? Is it magic? What do we know about the Holy Ghost? What is the difference between the influence and Gift of the Holy Ghost?

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Student Reading: D&C 18:10–13; D&C 18:22;  D&C 19:15–19;  D&C 19:23;D&C 20:37; D&C49:13–14; D&C 58:42–43; D&C88:118; Alma 32:27;  2 Nephi 2:6–9;   Bible Dictionary, “Holy Ghost,” 704; 2 Nephi 25:23;  Alma 42:13–24;   Articles of Faith 1:3

Additional Teacher Reading: D&C 1:32, 33;  D&C 8:10; D&C 10:46–52;  D&C 11:12,13;   D&C 14:7;  D&C 18:11–13, 18;   D&C 19:16–19;  D&C 20:41, 69, 71;72-74,77;  D&C 22;  D&C 24:8; D&C 27:15, 17;   D&C 29:17,46-47;  D&C 31:11; D&C 33:15;  D&C 35:5–6, 9;   D&C 39:6;  D&C 42:14,17, 48-51;  D&C 61:2;  D&C 63:9–11;  D&C 68:25; D&C 75:10, 27;  D&C 76:10, 51 ;  D&C 79:2;  D&C 84:33, 85;  D&C 100:8; D&C 109:53;  D&C 128:21;  D&C 130:22;  fourth article of faith;  Joseph Smith—History 1:11–14;  Joseph Smith—History 1:29; Moroni 7:33; Moroni 8:9–12; Moroni 10:5; Alma 5:13;  Alma 5:46; Alma 7:14; 1 Nephi 10:19; 2 Nephi 9:23; 2 Nephi 31:10–13, 17; 2 Nephi 31:19–20; 3 Nephi 27:20; Mosiah 18:17; Mosiah 18:8–10;  John 3:3–5; John 14:26; John 16:13; John 14:16; John 15:26;  Romans 6:3–4;   James 2:14–17 (Good thing we put the nice reader together, right?!) 



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Many thanks to Devin Roth for the beautiful bumper music. Check out his arrangement of hymns and other work at DevinRothMusic!

Thanks to James Estrada of Oak Street Audio as always for his hard work in post-production.


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  1. MormonMomma says:

    Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this! I subbed for the regular teacher on this lesson. Having listened to y’all’s thoughts on this gave me an amazing springboard for my own ideas and thinking about the class’ needs. This was a real blessing.


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