September 2005

Volume 35, Number 9

Ensign, Sept. 2005
[photos] On the cover: Photography by Matthew Reier, posed by models.

[illustration] Inside front cover: The Restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood, by Minerva K. Teichert. On the banks of the Susquehanna River in the spring of 1829, Peter, James, and John conferred upon Joseph Smith Jr. and Oliver Cowdery the holy Melchizedek Priesthood and the keys of the apostleship (see D&C 27:12; D&C 128:20).

[illustration] Inside back cover: A Word of Wisdom Revealed, by Ken Corbett. May not be copied. The Prophet Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 89 [D&C 89] during a meeting of the School of the Prophets on February 27, 1833, in Kirtland, Ohio. Known as the Word of Wisdom, this revelation came in response to the Prophet's inquiry relating to the smoking and chewing of tobacco by the elders and in consideration of Emma Smith, who cleaned up the filthy floor.


First Presidency Message: The Profound Power of Gratitude
President Thomas S. Monson

Master Carver
J. Devn Cornish

After the Fire
Rebecca M. Taylor

The Twelve Apostles
President Boyd K. Packer

Messages from the Doctrine and Covenants: He Speaks through His Prophets
Elder David S. Baxter

Preaching His Gospel
Shanna Butler, Adam C. Olson, and Roger Terry

Lessons from a Layoff
Kelly A. Peterson

Finding Jobs, Lifting Lives
Neil K. Newell

Messages from the Doctrine and Covenants: Thou Wilt Remember the Poor
Elder T. LaMar Sleight

Personal Consecration
Elder Stephen B. Oveson and Dixie Randall Oveson

Visiting Teaching Message: Rejoice in the Book of Mormon

Doctrine and Covenants Times at a Glance, Chart 3: Section 138 and Official Declarations 1 and 2

Joy in the Book of Mormon

Questions and Answers: How can I encourage healthy physical activity in my family?

Strengthening the Family: Happiness in Family Life

Teaching the Gospel with Power
Glen M. Roylance

Latter-day Saint Voices

Random Sampler

News of the Church

Making the Most of This Issue

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