In 2013 the Church placed very insightful headings to go in all new scriptures for Official Declaration # 1 concerning plural marriage, and Official Declaration #2 concerning priesthood ordinations to all worthy male members. Although some of your class members might already have scriptures with these new headings, most will not, so I wanted to provide them as glue-ins. The headings are also found in the scriptures at LDS.org and the Gospel Library app that many have on phones and tablets.
This is one of my favorite lessons for the D&C year. To teach D&C 135 about the martyrdom of Joseph Smith, I like to hold funeral services. With the services outlined here, it has the class read and listen to all of D&C 135, and hear the words of Parley P. Pratt, Lucy Mack Smith, and John Taylor. You may want to ask the students you assign those parts to dress up for the services. You will also need to ask a class representative to conduct and one to give the accomplishments of Joseph. So you will have 4-5 students playing roles in the funeral services besides the prayers and testimonies. You will be pretty much sitting back and enjoying the services you will organize for the students
The first two pages are to make the program for the funeral services to hand out. When copying landscape, remember to put in one page upside down to the other, or it won’t copy correctly. The other pages are the speaking parts of the class representative, and for Lucy, Parley, and John. Everything else is outlined in the program.
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