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April 2017

Joseph Smith’s “Lecture on the Priesthood” to the Nauvoo Relief Society

04.28.2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
LDS Chapel in Draper, UT, 13333 Bechers Brook Way
Draper, UT 84020 United States

The focus will be on Joseph Smith's "Lecture on the Priesthood" given 175 years ago on this date to 200 Relief Society sisters in a never-to-be-forgotten experience. With unmistakable foreboding, the Prophet predicts that his mission is coming to a close and that he must deliver the keys of the priesthood to the key leaders of the Church. He tells the sisters that they, too, in time, will receive authority from the priesthood to perform temple ordinances.   Download the…

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May 2017

Extraordinary Temple Endowment Sermon, 1 May 1842

05.01.2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
LDS Chapel in Orem, UT, 1485 N. 800 West
Orem, UT 84057 United States
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Three days after Joseph Smith gave to 200 Relief Society sisters in the Red Brick Store a "Lecture on the Priesthood," the Prophet elaborated on that priesthood lecture in his Sunday morning sermon to thousands meeting in the "Grove" on the slope down and west of the emerging Nauvoo Temple. Three days later, the Prophet would introduce the Endowment priesthood instructions for the first time in this latter-day dispensation as portended in this sermon. Readings for this series of 175th…

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A Long-Awaited Day: Joseph Introduces the Endowment for the Nauvoo Temple

05.04.2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
Private gathering because of room size limits. Attend 5 May 2017 event.

By the impressions of the Spirit, Joseph Smith felt he did not have long to live so he conferred the "keys of the Kingdom of God" "that the divine treasures of his mind might not be lost with his death." This is one of the 40 Temple Priesthood Restoration events of the Prophet's ministry. Click here to download "Joseph Smith and Our Temple Blessings, Forty Key Events of His Temple Ministry." The Endowment of the Prophet Joseph Smith, On January…

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The Significance of Joseph and Hyrum Smith Receiving their Endowment, 5 May 1842

05.05.2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
YSA 1st Stake Center, 864 West 800 South
Orem, UT United States
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After conferring the Endowment upon eight selected leaders of the Church the day before, Joseph and Hyrum receive the same blessings from them the day after. Specifically, On 4 May 1842, Joseph and Hyrum Smith administer for the first time the fulness of the Endowment (including its 13 covenants) to eight individuals. The next day, 5 May 1842, seven of the eight administer back to Joseph and Hyrum the Endowment as they received it the previous day. This followed the…

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The Mosaic Tabernacle: Key to Understanding the Endowment of May 1842

05.07.2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
Hurricane UT Stake Center, 677 S. 700 West
Hurricane, UT, UT United States
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In August of 2016, Andrew F. Ehat, Director & Research Historian of the Joseph Smith Research Institute, was privileged to assist in conducting over 2,500 individuals invited by the Public Affairs Councils of Southern California from San Diego to Los Angeles meeting in Murrieta, CA, where a full-scale replica of the ancient Tabernacle of the Lord was constructed for this public outreach event of the Huntington Beach and Murrieta Stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brother…

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“Why Did It Take So Long?”: 21 May 1843–Joseph Smith’s First Public Sermon on Eternal Marriage

05.21.2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
Home of Tom & Sandy Heal, 4296 Stone Crossing
Provo, UT 84604 United States
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One of the puzzles of the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was why it was that Joseph Smith never spoke publicly of the doctrine of Eternal Marriage until he spoke to the many thousands that attended the Sunday services in the Grove in Nauvoo on May 21, 1843—13 years after the organization of the Church! He introduced the Endowment ordinance a year before. Joseph Smith, by command of the Lord, called nine men to…

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“Why Did It Take So Long?”: 29 May 1843–Joseph Smith First Administers Eternal Marriage Sealings to Those Endowed in May 1842

05.29.2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
LDS Chapel in Orem, UT, 1485 N. 800 West
Orem, UT 84057 United States
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One of the puzzles of the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was why it was that Joseph Smith never spoke publicly of the doctrine of Eternal Marriage until he spoke to the many thousands that attended the Sunday services in the Grove in Nauvoo on May 21, 1843—13 years after the organization of the Church! He introduced the Endowment ordinance a year before. Joseph Smith, by command of the Lord, called nine men to…

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February 2018

Southern Utah Temple Excursion Handouts

02.21.2018 - 02.24.2018
Midvale and Provo Points of Departure

Regrettably, this event has been cancelled.  A Note from Andrew F. Ehat, Guest Speaker and Guide for the February 2018 Southern Utah Temple Excursion Sponsored by Times and Seasons Tours, LLC To make your experience more informative, I have selected a few of my handouts that will become part of my forthcoming book, Joseph Smith and Our Temple Blessings, A Scripture Study Guide to Temple Understanding. Click on this link to download the following general handout, How Joseph Smith Prepared…

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