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- D&C 78:3. Why had the time come to establish a storehouse for the poor?
- D&C 78:3. What were the historical circumstances that made that necessary?
- D&C 78:3. What were the spiritual circumstances?
- D&C 78:3. Do verses 4-5 explain why it was necessary?
- D&C 78:5-6. Why is equality in both heavenly and earthly things necessary if we wish to obtain heavenly things?
- D&C 78:5-6. Why does inequality in earthly things prevent us from equally obtaining heavenly things?
- D&C 78:6. For questions on verse 6, see verse 5.
- D&C 78:11-12. How seriously does the Lord take the covenant that establishes the order of this storehouse?
- D&C 78:11-12. What does that say to us about our responsibilities to the poor?
- D&C 78:14-15. What are the goals of caring for the poor?
- D&C 78:17-18. What does the Lord mean when he says the saints are as little children?
- D&C 78:17-18. These verses mention two attributes of children, the inability to understand the blessings prepared and the inability to bear all things. How do they apply to us?
- D&C 78:17-18. Does Matthew 18:1-6 tell us anything about our attitudes toward each other, given what the Lord says here?
- D&C 78:19. Why is thankfulness so essential to being made glorious?
- D&C 78:19. What does it mean to be made glorious? To what might the Lord be referring?
- D&C 78:22. What is the significance of this promise in the context of this particular revelation?
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