Elder Stevenson shares his testimony of the ongoing Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It began with Joseph Smith, and it is still happening today.
I testify that from Joseph’s life we can learn many important gospel lessons to inspire and guide our lives. I testify that the Book of Mormon is a true record and that it stands as a second witness of the mission of Jesus Christ.
When discussing Joseph Smith’s role as a translator, many only associate the Prophet with his role in the translation of the Book of Mormon. However, he successfully translated at least three additional ancient texts.
Every one of us, in one way or another, great or small, dramatic or incidental, is going to spend a little time in Liberty Jail—spiritually speaking. We will face things we do not want to face for reasons that may not have been our fault. Indeed, we may face difficult circumstances for reasons that were absolutely right and proper, reasons that came because we were trying to keep the commandments of the Lord.
Joseph Smith ignited something in thousands of men and women that connects them to God and to each other in powerful ways.
President Hinckley delivers a tribute to the life of Joseph F. Smith and offers the dedicatory prayer for the Joseph F. Smith Building.
Although he had little formal schooling, Joseph Smith left the Church a legacy of asking and answering questions, working hard, and learning all we can.
Richard C. Edgley delivers a powerful summary of the accomplishments of Joseph Smith, the prophet. His revelations, acts, and trials testify of his calling.
The Lord's commandment to stand by Joseph Smith with true loyalty applies to each of us as builders and defenders of God's kingdom.
Heidi Swinton delivers a powerful call to stand by the Prophet Joseph Smith by living for the cause he loved: the cause of Christ.
Katherine Pullins shares her story of conversion to the gospel. But for Joseph Smith and his contributions, the world and our lives would be vastly lacking.
Joseph had no training in theology, no doctor of divinity degree; his formal education was at best scanty. And yet through him comes light that dissolves the profoundest paradoxes and strengthens and edifies me through my own personal trials.
The revolutionary and powerful truths revealed by the Prophet Joseph Smith can change the world—and, if we are true to them, each one of us.
The scriptures make evident the importance that the Lord places in living up to a good name. We carry the namesake of our families and of God Himself.
Joseph Smith's Christlike attributes attest to the fact that this his greatest desire was to emulate the Savior and do His will.
We owe much to the Kirtland era of Church history. This time of the restoration is rich in visions, revealed doctrine, and essential progression.
Gordon B. Hinckley offers a tribute to the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith and gives the prayer to dedicate the new Joseph Smith Building.
Elder Neal A. Maxwell bears powerful testimony of the choice seer Joseph Smith and his role in revealing essential truth about our Savior Jesus Christ.
The courageous and selfless giving of Joseph Smith's life is evidence of the Prophet's devotion to the Lord and to the Saints.
Richard Lloyd Anderson shares how Paul and Joseph Smith are similar. Both of them received revelation, demonstrated service, and were ultimately martyred.
Gordon B. Hinckley shares his powerful testimony of the prophet Joseph Smith. The most important evidence of his calling is the witness of the Spirit.
The scriptures teach that prophets and apostles, called by God, are the foundation of the Church, with Christ as the chief cornerstone.
Joseph Smith's most important contribution as a revealer and the Prophet of the Restoration is his testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Truman Madsen on the lessons learned and taught by Joseph Smith in Nauvoo while the Prophet directed the saints in building the temple.
Truman Madsen covers the martyrdom of Joseph Smith and the last few months of the Prophet’s life before adding his personal testimony.
The qualities and experiences that made Joseph Smith a teacher, speaker, and counselor for those around him, focusing on his time in Kirtland.
Truman Madsen describes the experiences and sacrifices of Joseph Smith and the Saints in Kirtland, Ohio while building the temple.
Truman Madsen discusses spiritual gifts and how Joseph Smith used them to bless the Saints and teach them the fulness of the gospel.
An account of Joseph Smith’s trials and the effects of the hardship on his family, his friends, his life, and his character.
Using quotes and stories from those who personally knew Joseph Smith, Truman Madsen describes the Prophet’s personality and character.
Truman Madsen on Joseph Smith’s early life, First Vision, and life in the aftermath, including lessons, experiences, and consequences.
In an incredible testament to Joseph Smith’s divine calling, James A. Cullimore retells several events from the life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet.
Joseph Smith's character is perhaps one of the best manifestations of his calling. He was not only chosen of God, but a loyal friend of man.
Although Joseph Smith was raised in an overly pious society, his jovial nature, sense of humor, and zeal show that life is for men to have joy.
The God of Joseph Smith's time is not absent. We can come to know Him, His revelations, and His miracles, just as the Prophet did.
Gordon B. Hinckley shares his testimony that Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet of God. There are many others whose lives testified of his call.
It can be easy to focus on what happened under Joseph's direction. But it is just as important to learn about the hard working, family oriented man he was.
William Berret uses stories from the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith to illustrate that there is no man—save it be Christ—who has done more for the world.
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Preston Nibley narrates accomplishments of Joseph’s life and proves that he was a man of sincerity who never wearied of the task of spreading the gospel.
Joseph Smith was a choice seer of the Lord, and his prophetic calling is evidenced by the indisputable value of the works which he produced.
I say to you from the very center of my heart that by the revelations of the Holy Ghost I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. Although these evidences and many others that could be cited may have the effect of giving one an intellectual conviction, only by the whisperings of the Holy Spirit can one come to know the things of God.
Lack of knowledge about specific church events does not mean that we must doubt. We must only keep searching for the truth, whether by history or faith.