Lesson 33

President Brigham Young Leads the Saints

“Lesson 33: President Brigham Young Leads the Saints,” Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide (1999)


  • With the death of the Prophet Joseph Smith, many people predicted that the Church would cease to exist. What did such people fail to understand about the leadership of the Church?

  • After the death of the Prophet Joseph Smith, how did the Saints know who was to be the next President of the Church? (See Our Heritage, 66–67. For other examples of continuous prophetic leadership in the Church, see the scripture chain for this lesson.)

  • What were some of the trials and miracles the Saints experienced on the journey across Iowa? (See Our Heritage, 69–71.)

Scripture Chain: Continuous Prophetic Leadership