•The Saints are now in Nauvoo
➢ Intervening events:
o The "day of God's Power" in Nauvoo—faith healings in July 1839
o The mission of the Twelve to England (1839-1841)
o Joseph Smith and delegation to Washington D.C. (fall 1839)
o Seymour Brunson's funeral (August 1840)
•Situation in Nauvoo—Nauvoo City Charter: city charter allowing them to have a militia, court system, provides them and others with religious and personal protection.
•Think about the optimistic and forward-thinking tone and feeling!
•What it reveals about what the Church "looks like" in 1841, in terms of ORGANIZATION and RESTORATION and REVELATION of truths and ordinances and offices- Temple for baptisms (other rituals), Priesthood holders of the keys, patriarchs-hyrum, presiding elder-PSR-joseph, first presidency, president and quorum of the twelve, high priests and president,
•Background to the introduction of baptism for the dead—sermon at the funeral of Seymour Brunson- read 1 corinthians 15:
• What the Nauvoo House can teach us about today about true Christian neighborliness