244.1: The Second Coming of Jesus (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 21, Updated)

“Looking Forth for the Great Day of the Lord to Come”


Looking for the “Signs of the Times” can be thrilling, but also misleading. Here is the secret: If we are prepared, it doesn’t matter when Jesus returns. If we embrace our responsibility to “bring the Kingdom”, to build Zion, Jesus will find us ready. This episode explores the difference between being ready for, looking forward to, and depending on the return of Jesus to fix the world.

If we do our part, we *bring* the “Second Coming” into our lives, independent of when Jesus returns in glory.


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You can access my Lesson Notes here (or PDF).


Lesson 21: “Looking Forth for the Great Day of the Lord to Come” 

  • “Peace and War”: This article gives context to the revelation now found in Doctrine and Covenants 87 and discusses how the early Saints responded to prophecies about destruction before the Second Coming.
  • “Likening the Scriptures”: This quote from Joseph Fielding Smith in a letter to his son during World War II emphasizes the promise of peace in the Millennium.

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