March 12, 2019
35: Conclusion and Sneak Peek into Volume 2
Ben Godfrey, Sarah Eyring and Scott Hales, the Senior Story Editor for the Saints Project, talk about their favorite parts of Saints Volume 1. What did we learn? Who are the favorite people we met along the way?
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March 5, 2019
34: Endowed with Power
The Nauvoo Charter is repealed leaving the saints with no official government or police force. Sydney Rigdon is excommunicated. Faced with uncertainty the Lord gives direction through Brigham Young, “Stay and finish the Temple.”
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February 26, 2019
33: Like a Lamb to the Slaughter
The Prophet Joseph Smith and his Brother Hyrum are killed while imprisoned in Carthage, Illinois.
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February 19, 2019
32: A Public Nuisance
William Law and others conspire to kill Joseph Smith. Joseph reveals new doctrine about the potential of humankind in a funeral sermon for King Follett.
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February 12, 2019
31: Round Up Your Shoulders
Joseph Smith announces his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States under a platform of religious liberty for all.
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February 5, 2019
30: Plural Marriage in Nauvoo
Plural Marriage in Nauvoo tests the faith of Church members and leaders including Joseph Smith’s wife Emma Hale Smith and his brother Hyrum.
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January 29, 2019
29: Joseph Smith’s 1843 Trial
Joseph is taken to Springfield, Illinois for trial. His appearance fascinates its citizens, including one Mary Todd Lincoln
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January 22, 2019
28: We Will Prove Them
The founding of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo - Margaret Cook’s desire to contribute to the effort of building the Nauvoo Temple leads to the organization of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo.
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December 18, 2018
27: Incline Them to Gather
In England, newlywed Mary Davis loses her husband to mob violence but courageously sets sail for Nauvoo on her own.
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December 15, 2018
26: A Beautiful Place
Joseph Smith speaks at the funeral of Seymour Brunson and introduces proxy baptism for the dead.
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December 14, 2018
25: Build up a City
The Saints move to Commerce, Illinois. Sickness envelops the settlers. Joseph travels to Washington, D.C. seeking restitution from President Martin Van Buren for the losses in Missouri.
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December 13, 2018
24: O God, Where are Thou
Joseph Smith is imprisoned in Liberty Jail, accused of treason. In this low point in his life and in the lives of the faithful Saints, the Lord shares a personal yet universal message of comfort.
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December 12, 2018
23: How Will This End
Missouri Militia General refuses to kill innocent Latter-day Saint Men. Joseph Smith rebukes the vile guards in the Richmond Prison. Amanda Barnes Smith sees her son miraculously healed from the wound he received at Hawn’s Mill.
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December 11, 2018
22: The Missouri, “Mormon War”
Tensions between the citizens of Missouri and the newly located Saints reach tragic conclusions at the Battle of Crooked River and Hawn’s Mill.
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December 4, 2018
21: The Church Grows from Missouri to Great Britain
While Joseph Smith reveals the place in Missouri where Adam gathered his posterity, Heber C. Kimball and others preach in Britain. A British convert, Janetta Richards meets Willard Richards who proposes marriage.
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November 27, 2018
20: The Kirtland Safety Society Bank
Church members organize the Kirtland Safety Society bank which ultimately fails. Mary Fielding joins the Church in Canada and moves to Kirtland where she marries Hyrum Smith. Missionaries are sent to England and find great success
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November 20, 2018
19: The Spirit of God
After much work and sacrifice the Kirtland Temple is dedicated. The Saints are endowed with power not shared since the days of God’s ancient prophets.
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November 13, 2018
18: The Kirtland Temple and the Twelve Apostles
The Saints sacrifice to build the Kirtland Temple. The first Twelve Apostles of the Restoration are chosen by the three witnesses. Joseph Smith and his brother William resolve a difficult personal conflict.
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November 6, 2018
17: Missouri and The Camp of Israel
The residents of Missouri become anxious as the church grows both in numbers and in strength. Two teenage girls, Mary Elizabeth and Caroline Rollings, risk their lives to save pages of the newly printed Book of Commandments.
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October 30, 2018
16: Holy Places
Joseph Smith and Brigham Young meet for the first time. Joseph prophecies of the Civil War. The School of the Prophets is organized. The revelation known as the Word of Wisdom is received.
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October 23, 2018
15: Visions and Nightmares
Insights regarding “The Vision” given to Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon. Early Saints had questions about this new and unfamiliar doctrine. Their seeking for understanding is an example of how to address questions today.
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October 16, 2018
14: The Gift Has Returned
Sidney Rigdon, Oliver Cowdery, and William McLellin attempt to write a preface to The Book of Commandments. Their unsuccessful efforts, along with the subsequent revelation the Lord gives Joseph Smith are discussed.
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October 9, 2018
13: After Much Tribulation
From the steadfast faithfulness of Edward Partridge to the skepticism of Ezra Booth; the events discussed in this chapter detail the challenges of establishing the Church in a backwater trading post known as Independence, Missouri.
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October 2, 2018
12: Ye Shall Receive My Law
Joseph Smith teaches the Saints the proper use of spiritual gifts. Lucy Mack Smith uses her faith to lead 80 Saints along the Erie Canal from New York to Ohio.
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September 25, 2018
11: Gathered In
The gathering begins. Missionaries arrive in the Ohio and introduce Isaac Morely, Sydney Rigdon and Edward Partridge to the restored gospel
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September 18, 2018
10: Come Life or Come Death
Emma Smith is baptized. Joseph Smith miraculously heals Newel Knight. Oliver Cowdery brings the message of the Book of Mormon to the American Indians.
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September 11, 2018
9: The Rise of the Church of Christ
The Book of Mormon is published and the Church is officially organized. These monumental events put into historical perspective by Women’s History Specialist Brittany Chapman Nash of the Church History Library.
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September 4, 2018
8: Fellow Servants
Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery pray to learn about baptism. In answer to their prayer, John the Baptist appears and restores the Aaronic priesthood.
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August 28, 2018
7: The Gift and Power of God
What did the translation process of the Book of Mormon look like? In this episode of “Saints” story editor Angela Hallstrom explains what we know about how the Book of Mormon was translated.
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August 21, 2018
6: All is Lost
Emma and Joseph lose their first child. 116 pages of the Book of Mormon are lost. In this episode, “Saints" writers Scott Hales and Angela Hallstrom share the background on these sorrowful events.
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August 14, 2018
5: Be Watchful
20-year old Joseph Smith meets Emma Hale. The story of how they meet and their courtship is just one of the events discussed.
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August 7, 2018
4: Plates of Gold
The visit of the Angel Moroni, the discovery of the Gold Plates, the meaning and usage of seer stones - These are just three topics Scott A. Hales discusses in this episode.
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July 31, 2018
3: Hear Him
In this episode, Historian Steven C. Harper discusses several of the accounts Joseph left throughout his lifetime of the event that ushered in the beginning of the Restoration.
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July 24, 2018
2: Ask in Faith
Saints begins with the 1815 explosion of the volcano Mt. Tambora in faraway Indonesia. With this fiery beginning, Historian Lisa Olsen Tait discusses how an eruption, half-way around the world, plays an important part in the restoration.
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July 17, 2018
1: Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days
Historian Steven C. Harper shares an insider’s peek into the groundbreaking new series, Saints. Steve is the managing historian of Saints. His rare perspective brings fascinating insights to the telling of this remarkable story.
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