Doctrine and Covenants 126: Revelation to Brigham Young

Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Student Study Guide, (2005), 144


How would you feel about serving a mission every summer for the next ten years? By 1841, Brigham Young had served missions since his baptism in 1832, including one year in Great Britain. As you studyDoctrine and Covenants 126, look for the counsel the Lord gave President Young, then President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, about future missions.

Understanding the Scriptures

Doctrine and Covenants 126

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Doctrine and Covenants 126:1—“It Is No More Required”

While the Lord did not require Brigham Young to leave his family to serve additional missions, he did fulfill some short missions. When the apostate John C. Bennett was spreading lies about the Church, President Young, then President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, traveled to meet with people and correct the lies. He also traveled to collect funds for the Nauvoo Temple and to promote the Prophet Joseph Smith’s candidacy for president of the United States.

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A as you studyDoctrine and Covenants 126.

Activity A iconExplain a Phrase

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    How did the Lord address Brigham Young inDoctrine and Covenants 126:1? From what you learn in this revelation, why do you think the Lord felt that way about him?

  2. 2.

    What does this teach you about faithfully fulfilling your Church callings and duties?