Doctrine and Covenants 98 to 101 – “Be Still and Know That I Am God”

September 6, 2021 to September 12, 2021

In 1833, the Saints in Missouri were persecuted, and Joseph Smith worked to strengthen the Church in Kirtland. These sections offered comfort, encouragement, and instruction to the Saints. 


“Waiting for the Word of the Lord,” David W. Grua, Revelations in Context 

In summer 1833, the Saints in Missouri faced violence by Missourians. Revelations (D&C 97 and 98) offered divine consolation and guidance. 

“‘I Quit Other Business’: Early Missionaries,” Lisa Olsen Tait, Revelations in Context 

John Murdock, to whom D&C 99 is directed, was called to preach in Missouri in 1831, just after his wife had died, leaving him with small children to raise. The mission was difficult, and then he was called in August 1832 to the East. 

“A Mission to Canada,” Eric Smith, Revelations in Context

Joseph Smith, with others, preached through Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, Canada, in October 1833. He also dealt with opposition stirred up by a former church member, Philastus Hurlbut. 

“Jackson County Violence,” Church History Topics, Church website 

As the Saints in Missouri struggled to establish Zion, persecution from Missourians plagued them. This short article overviews events in Missouri in 1833. 

“Though the Mob Kill Us,” Saints, volume 1

This chapter describes the violence the Saints faced in Missouri and the challenges to the Church in Kirtland.