Lesson 38: “In Mine Own Way”

Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide, (1999), 20


  • What does it mean to be self-reliant in spiritual things? How can you become more self-reliant in spiritual things?

  • What does it mean to be self-reliant in temporal things? How can you become more self-reliant in temporal things?

  • What can you do to become more self-reliant in your finances? What practices have helped you avoid debt or get out of debt?

  • Read D&C 42:30–31; 44:6; 52:40; 56:16; 88:123; 104:18. What do these verses teach about caring for those in need? What is the Lord’s “own way” of providing for the poor? (See D&C 104:13–18.) How are you blessed when you give to others who are in need?

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