1 Nephi 1: Nephi begins the record of his people—Lehi sees in vision a pillar of fire and reads from a book of prophecy—He praises God, foretells the coming of the Messiah, and prophesies the destruction of Jerusalem—He is persecuted by the Jews. About 600 B.C. 1 Nephi 2: Lehi takes his family into the wilderness by the Red Sea—They leave their property—Lehi offers a sacrifice to the Lord and teaches his sons to keep the commandments—Laman and Lemuel murmur against their father—Nephi is obedient and prays in faith; the Lord speaks to him, and he is chosen to rule over his brethren. About 600 B.C. 1 Nephi 3: Lehi’s sons return to Jerusalem to obtain the plates of brass—Laban refuses to give the plates up—Nephi exhorts and encourages his brethren—Laban steals their property and attempts to slay them—Laman and Lemuel smite Nephi and Sam and are reproved by an angel. About 600–592 B.C. 1 Nephi 4: Nephi slays Laban at the Lord’s command and then secures the plates of brass by stratagem—Zoram chooses to join Lehi’s family in the wilderness. About 600–592 B.C. 1 Nephi 5: Sariah complains against Lehi—Both rejoice over the return of their sons—They offer sacrifices—The plates of brass contain writings of Moses and the prophets—The plates identify Lehi as a descendant of Joseph—Lehi prophesies concerning his seed and the preservation of the plates. About 600–592 B.C. 1 Nephi 6: Nephi writes of the things of God—Nephi’s purpose is to persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham and be saved. About 600–592 B.C. 1 Nephi 7: Lehi’s sons return to Jerusalem and invite Ishmael and his household to join them in their journey—Laman and others rebel—Nephi exhorts his brethren to have faith in the Lord—They bind him with cords and plan his destruction—He is freed by the power of faith—His brethren ask forgiveness—Lehi and his company offer sacrifice and burnt offerings. About 600–592 B.C.
Revelation 1: Christ chooses some as kings and priests unto God—Christ will come again—John sees the risen Lord. Revelation 2: He who overcomes will gain eternal life, avoid the second death, inherit the celestial kingdom, and rule many kingdoms. Revelation 3: He who overcomes will retain his name in the book of life, reach godhood, and be with Jesus as He is with the Father. Revelation 4: John sees the celestial earth, the throne of God, and all created things worshipping the Lord. Revelation 5: John sees the book sealed with seven seals, and he sees those people redeemed out of every nation—He hears every creature praising God and the Lamb. Revelation 6: Christ opens the six seals, and John sees the events therein—In the fifth seal, he sees the Christian martyrs; and in the sixth, he sees the signs of the times. Revelation 7: John also sees in the sixth seal the Restoration of the gospel, the sealing of the 144,000, and the hosts of the exalted from all nations. Revelation 8: John sees fire and desolation poured out during the seventh seal and preceding the Second Coming. Revelation 9: John also sees the wars and plagues poured out during the seventh seal and before the Lord comes. Revelation 10: John seals up many things relative to the last days—He is commissioned to participate in the restoration of all things. Revelation 11: In the last days, two prophets will be slain in Jerusalem—After 3½ days, they will be resurrected—Christ will reign over all the earth.
1 John 1: The Saints gain fellowship with God by obedience—We must confess our sins to gain forgiveness. 1 John 2: Christ is our Advocate with the Father—We know God by obedience—Love not the world—Anti-Christs will come in the last days. 1 John 3: The sons of God will become like Christ—Love for others is required to gain eternal life—Obedience ensures us an answer to our prayers. 1 John 4: Try the spirits—God is love and dwells in those who love Him. 1 John 5: Saints are born of God through belief in Christ—Water, blood, and the Spirit testify of Christ—Belief in Christ is required in order to gain eternal life. 2 John: John rejoices because the children of the elect lady are true and faithful. 3 John: John commends Gaius for his help to those who love the truth. Jude: Contend for the faith—Some angels kept not their first estate—Michael disputed about the body of Moses—Enoch prophesied of the Second Coming—Mockers will come in the last days.
Hebrews 1: The Son is in the express image of the person of the Father—Christ is the Only Begotten Son and thus above the angels. Hebrews 2: Jesus came to suffer death and save men—He came to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. Hebrews 3: Christ is the Apostle and High Priest of our profession—Jesus, being the Son, is more than a servant—Now is the time and the day of our salvation. Hebrews 4: The gospel was offered to ancient Israel—Saints enter into the rest of the Lord—Though tempted in all points, Jesus was without sin. Hebrews 5: For a man to hold the priesthood, he must be called of God as was Aaron—Christ was a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek—Jesus Christ is the Author of eternal salvation. Hebrews 6: Let us go on to perfection—The sons of perdition crucify Christ anew—God swears with an oath that the faithful will be saved.
1 Timothy 1: Counsel is given to teach true doctrine only—Christ came to save repentant sinners. 1 Timothy 2: We should pray for all people—Christ is our Mediator—Women should dress modestly—Women are blessed in childbearing and are admonished to continue in faith, charity, and holiness. 1 Timothy 3: Qualifications are given for bishops and deacons—Great is the mystery of godliness. 1 Timothy 4: Paul describes the latter-day apostasy—Christ is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. 1 Timothy 5: Saints are to care for their worthy poor—Policies concerning elders are given. 1 Timothy 6: The love of money is the root of all evil—Fight the good fight of faith—Do not trust in worldly riches. 2 Timothy 1: Christ brings immortality and eternal life through the gospel—Be strong in the faith. 2 Timothy 2: Christ gives eternal glory to the elect—Shun contention and seek godliness. 2 Timothy 3: Paul describes the apostasy and perilous times of the last days—The scriptures guide man to salvation. 2 Timothy 4: Paul gives a solemn charge to preach the gospel in a day of apostasy—Paul and all Saints are assured of exaltation. Titus 1: Eternal life was promised before the world began—The qualifications of bishops are given—Unto the pure, all things are pure. Titus 2: Saints should live righteously, deny ungodliness, and seek the Lord. Titus 3: Saints must live righteously after baptism. Philemon: The gospel changes a servant into a brother.
1 Thessalonians 1: The gospel comes both in word and in power. 1 Thessalonians 2: True ministers preach in a godly manner—Converts are the glory and joy of missionaries. 1 Thessalonians 3: The Saints are told to perfect that which is lacking in their faith. 1 Thessalonians 4: The Saints are told to be holy, sanctify themselves, and love one another—The Lord will come, and the dead will rise. 1 Thessalonians 5: The Saints will know the season of the Second Coming of Christ—Live the way Saints should live—Rejoice evermore—Do not despise prophesyings. 2 Thessalonians 1: At His Second Coming, the Lord Jesus will take vengeance upon the ungodly. 2 Thessalonians 2: Apostasy is to precede the Second Coming—The gospel prepares men for eternal glory. 2 Thessalonians 3: Pray for the triumph of the gospel cause—Paul preaches the gospel of work—Be not weary in well-doing.
Galatians 1: Preachers of false gospels are accursed—Paul received the gospel by revelation—He believed, was taught, and preached to the Gentiles. Galatians 2: Paul goes to Jerusalem—He contends for the true gospel—Salvation comes through Christ. Galatians 3: God gave the gospel to Abraham—The Mosaic law was added because of transgressions—The law was a schoolmaster until Christ—The Saints are children of God by faith—All who are of the faith and baptized into Christ become Abraham’s seed. Galatians 4: The Saints are children of God by adoption—Paul calls the Galatians back to Christ—He compares the two covenants. Galatians 5: Stand fast in gospel liberty—Seek faith, love, Christ, and the Spirit—The works of the flesh and the fruits of the Spirit are named. Galatians 6: Bear one another’s burdens—As you sow, so shall you reap—Be not weary in well-doing.
2 Corinthians 1: God comforts and cares for His Saints—The Saints are sealed and given assurance by the Spirit in their hearts. 2 Corinthians 2: Saints should love and forgive one another—They always triumph in Christ. 2 Corinthians 3: The gospel surpasses the law of Moses—Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 4: Gospel light shines on the Saints—Mortal trials are nothing as contrasted with eternal glory. 2 Corinthians 5: Saints walk by faith and seek tabernacles of immortal glory—The gospel reconciles man to God—God’s ministers carry the word of reconciliation to the world. 2 Corinthians 6: Now is the day of salvation—God’s ministers must walk uprightly and bear all things—Saints should not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. 2 Corinthians 7: Godly sorrow for sin leads to repentance—The sorrow of the world leads to death.
1 Corinthians 8: There are many gods and many lords—To us there is one God (the Father) and one Lord, who is Christ. 1 Corinthians 9: Paul rejoices in his Christian liberty—He preaches the gospel to all without charge—He is all things to all men to gain converts. 1 Corinthians 10: Christ is the God of Israel and the spiritual Rock that guided them—Ancient Israel rebelled against Christ—Paul contrasts true and false sacraments. 1 Corinthians 11: Paul speaks of certain customs of hair and grooming—Heresies will arise that test and prove the faithful—The sacramental emblems are partaken in remembrance of the flesh and blood of Christ—Beware of partaking unworthily. 1 Corinthians 12: The Holy Ghost reveals that Jesus is the Christ—Spiritual gifts are present among the Saints—Apostles, prophets, and miracles are found in the true Church. 1 Corinthians 13: Paul discusses the high status of charity—Charity, a pure love, excels and exceeds almost all else.
1 Corinthians 1: True Saints are perfectly united in the same mind and in the same judgment—Preach the gospel and save souls—The gospel is preached by the weak and the simple. 1 Corinthians 2: The gospel is preached by the power of the Spirit—The Spirit reveals all things to the Saints—The unrepentant natural man cannot receive the things of the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 3: Milk comes before meat in the Church—Men’s works will be tried by fire—The Saints are the temple of God, and if they are faithful, they will inherit all things. 1 Corinthians 4: Christ’s ministers must be faithful—The Apostles suffer, minister, and keep the faith—The kingdom of God is not in word but in power. 1 Corinthians 5: The Church cannot fellowship sinners—Christ, our passover, was sacrificed for us. 1 Corinthians 6: Church members should not fight one another in the courts—The unrighteous will not be saved—True Saints are the temple of the Holy Ghost. 1 Corinthians 7: Paul answers special questions about marriage among those called on missions—Paul praises self-discipline.