The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

A look at CHRIST’S CHURCH as He established it in the New Testament
1 Corinthians
12:28

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Matthew
10:1

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Hebrews
5:4

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Matthew
28:19

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Ephesians
2:19-20

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John
15:16

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The church of Jesus Christ was built on the foundation of
apostles and prophets (Ephesians 2:19-20) These leaders had
divine priesthood authority, received by the laying on of
hands by those who had been given authority from on high.
Today, “we believe in the same organization that existed in
the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors,
teachers, evangelists, and so forth.”
Articles of Faith 1:6

How did CHRIST direct His church after He was resurrected?

Acts 10

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Revelations 1:1

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After the Apostles died, the authority that was given them by Christ was gone from the Earth.
– This period is known as the Great Apostasy –
Several knew the apostasy would happen. It had been prophesied.
Amos
8:11-12

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Acts
20: 28-31

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2 Thessalonians
2:1-12

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2 Timothy
4:3-4

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2 Peter
2:1-2

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A Need for Restoration
What was happening in New York during this time?
(Joseph Smith History verses 5-10)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------What scripture helped usher in the restoration? (see JSH verse 11)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------When Joseph Smith offered his prayer, what did he learn?
JSH verse 15-16

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JSH verse 18-19

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JSH verse 17

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JSH verse 20

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A Closer look at the Restoration
Prophet chosen
by God

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D&C 28:2

Apostles called
D&C 27:12

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Priesthood
is restored

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Christ’s church was
once again organized
on the Earth

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God’s truth was
restored through the
Book of Mormon

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D&C 13

D&C 20

D&C 27:5

Additional Study
Resources

Resources used:



Preach My Gospel -Lesson 1 (page 31)
What Happened to Christ’s Church?
Liahona 2005 Feb
The Doctrine of Christ (2012)
by D. Todd Christofferson

How beautiful is the unfolding of the pattern of
restoration which led to the organization of the
Church in the year 1830... The very name of the
Church came of revelation. Whose Church was it?
Was it Joseph Smith’s? Was it Oliver Cowdery’s?
No, it was the Church of Jesus Christ restored to
earth in these latter days. – Gordon B. Hinckley

LDS Scriptures, The Restoration of The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Preach My Gospel