Lesson 22: The Latter-day Revelations Are Published


The purpose of teaching Primary 5 Lesson 22: The Latter-day Revelations Are Published is to gain a testimony of the importance of the Doctrine and Covenants as well as continuing revelation through the living prophet.

Teaching Thoughts

The following links are to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.

Teacher Study

"The Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants" by President Ezra Taft Benson

"Live According to the Words of the Prophets" by Carol F. McConkie


The Doctrine and Covenants (about 2 minutes)- An illustrated video of the Lord commanding Joseph Smith to publish the Doctrine and Covenants.

We Need Living Prophets (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Members of the church testify of the importance of having a living prophet.


My Primary 5 Lesson 22 Handout Packet includes

  • Scripture Matching Activity- Match the definition of each scripture to the title. Cut out the covers with extra paper on the edge so you can glue it over the book like a cover. Then fold the paper into fourths so you can continue doing Enrichment Activity 1.
  • Matching cards to go with Enrichment Activity 3.

Activity Ideas

Doctrine and Covenants ABCs- A game where children find answers that begin with each letter of the alphabet in the D&C based on clues.

Doctrine and Covenants Scripture Pictures- Fill in the blanks of scriptures from the D&C using picture clues.

Doctrine and Covenants Scripture-Story Grab Bag- A game where children choose a picture and tell a story from the Doctrine and Covenants that relates to the picture.

Places in Early Church History- A crossword puzzle and map of places in early church history.

The Prophet Speaks for Heavenly Father- Make a mobile to remind you of what the prophets have taught us.

Truth Revealed- A scrambled word puzzle about prophets and revelation

Prophet Portraits- Illustrated pictures of all the modern-day prophets with descriptions about them.

The Book of Commandments- Illustrated scripture figures to help you tell the story of Mary Elizabeth and Caroline Rollins who saved pages of the Doctrine and Covenants.

Coloring Pages

The Scriptures are the Word of God

Ways to Study the Scriptures

We Listen to Our Prophet Today