Lesson 5

“This Is the Spirit of Revelation”

“Lesson 5: ‘This Is the Spirit of Revelation’” Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide (1999)


  • Why is personal revelation vitally important in our day?

  • Read D&C 9:8 and Joseph Smith—History 1:8–10. What can we do to study out a question in our own minds?

  • Why should we study and ponder the scriptures when we seek revelation?

  • Read D&C 25:10 and D&C 30:2. Why is it important to focus on “the things of [God]” rather than “the things of the earth” as we seek revelation? How can we free ourselves from the concerns and noise of the world as we seek revelation?

  • Read Joseph Smith—History 1:8–17. What do these verses teach about how to receive personal revelation?

Scripture Chain: Receiving Personal Revelation