Doctrine and Covenants 108: "Strengthen Your Brethren"

Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Student Study Guide, (2005), 125


Doctrine and Covenants 107:99–100counsels priesthood holders to actively learn their duty. Lyman Sherman was an example of how to fulfill that counsel. He was a member of Zion’s Camp, was one of the first men in this dispensation called to be one of the seven Presidents of the Seventy, and was called, but never ordained (because of his untimely death), to be a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Having a desire to serve the Lord, Brother Sherman went to the Prophet Joseph Smith and sought to learn his duty. The revelation inDoctrine and Covenants 108was the Lord’s response.As you readDoctrine and Covenants 108, think about how the Lord’s counsel to Brother Sherman applies to everyone who ks to serve the Lord. Would you like said to you what was said to Brother Sherman?

Understanding the Scriptures

Doctrine and Covenants 108

Hither(v. 1)To this place 
Vows(v. 3)Covenants and promises 
Right(vv. 4, 6)Authority and privilege 
Exhortations(v. 7)Teachings, instructions 

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A or B as you studyDoctrine and Covenants 108.

Activity A iconExplain

Write the following phrases in your notebook and explain what each one means and how you might apply it in your life:

  1. 1.

    “Let your soul be at rest” (D&C 108:2; alsov. 1)

  2. 2.

    “Resist no more my voice” (v. 2)

  3. 3.

    “Be more careful henceforth in observing your vows” (v. 3)

  4. 4.

    “Wait patiently” (v. 4)

  5. 5.

    “You shall be remembered” (v. 4)

Activity B iconSet a Goal

InDoctrine and Covenants 108:7, the Lord counseled Lyman Sherman to strengthen others in four ways. List these four ways in your notebook. For each one, write a specific personal goal for strengthening others, telling what you plan to do and how you will do it.