Popular Discourses

  1. The United Order—The Duty of the Priesthood—The Gospel not Communism—Teaching the People How to Live—Independence of Babylon—The Saints Will Continue to Spread—Unity of Purpose and Action, Will Bring Again Zion—Free Schools Criticized—Educational Status of Our Children - 87,160 views
  2. Light of the Spirit—Coming Tribulations—Present Salvation - 81,590 views
  3. Attention and Reflection Necessary to An Increase of Knowledge—Self-Control—Unity of the Godhead and of the People of God - 15,149 views
  4. Liberty of Conscience—Man Accountable to God—The Fall of Adam and Eve Preordained—Redemption and Resurrection—The Gospel in Ancient and in Modern Times—Fulfillment of Prophecy—A Falsehood Refuted—Patriarchal Marriage—Its Purity and Its Eternal Purpose - 8,059 views
  5. Spiritual Communication - 6,630 views
  6. Men Eternal Beings—Darkness, Ignorance, and Weakness of the World—Privileges of the Saints - 6,402 views
  7. Parable of the Ten Virgins—Importance of the Last Dispensation—Responsibilities Resting Upon the Elders—Judgments at the Door—The Lamanites—Home Manufactures—Laying Up Wheat - 5,764 views
  8. Necessity of Paying Due Attention to Temporal Duties, &c - 5,089 views
  9. The Gospel—It Brings Temporal As Well As Spiritual Salvation—The Prophet Joseph Smith—Persecution—Our Religion Cannot Be Destroyed - 4,909 views
  10. Salvation - 4,741 views
  11. Knowledge of the Doctrine of Christ—The Religions of Men, and the Religion of God—Joseph Smith—Persecutions, Etc. - 4,431 views
  12. The Channels of Communication From God to Man—Dreams, Visions, Etc. - 4,367 views
  13. The Priesthood—The Second Advent—The Gathering—Spiritual Ministrations and Manifestations - 4,351 views
  14. Human and Divine Government—the Latter-Day Kingdom, &c - 4,302 views
  15. Daniel’s Vision—Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream—Its Interpretation—The Coming of the Ancient of Days—Joseph Smith’s Prophecy—Things Yet to Be Fulfilled—The Valley of God Where Adam Dwelt—The Establishment of the Kingdom of God—The Coming Millennium and Triumph of the Saints - 4,172 views
  16. The Axe is Laid to the Root—Exhortation to Faithfulness - 3,960 views
  17. Polygamy - 3,885 views
  18. The Lord is Teaching Us Valuable Lessons in Our Present Experience—He is Teaching Us to Rely Upon Him and to Exercise the Faculties He Has Given Us—Nature of the Government of the United States—the Elements of a Variety of Governments Enter Into It—Physical and Moral Courage—the Judge of the Third District Court not a Christian—a Concubine Was a Wife and It Should not Be a Term of Reproach—the Character of Abraham Vindicated—Sympathy for Our Enemies—When the Saints Learn to Be Strictly Impartial, Judgment and Rule Will Be Given Them—Not All in the United States Are Arrayed Against Us—Weakness of the American Government—Power of Secret Societies—Zion to Be a Place of Refuge and Safety—President Cleveland’s Opportunity to Be Just and Great—We Must Purify Ourselves that Liberty May Come - 3,819 views
  19. Report of a Visit to the Southern Country - 3,684 views
  20. Character and Being of God—Creation—Salvation of the Dead—The Unpardonable Sin—Resurrection—Baptism of the Spirit, Etc. - 3,439 views
  21. God’s Peculiar People Called a Kingdom of Priests—Their Ministry Thus Foreshadowed—The Melchizedek and Aaronic Priesthoods—Their Restoration in the Latter Days—The Preaching of the Gospel—Ephraim and Manasseh—The Lineage of the Prophet Joseph Smith—Predestination and Election—The Dispersion and Gathering of Israel—The Priesthood Endless, Administering in Time and Eternity—The Blindness of the Gentiles to the Things of God—The Results of Persecution—The Future of the Faithful - 3,255 views
  22. The Order of Enoch - 3,250 views
  23. Self-Government—Mysteries—Recreation and Amusements, Not in Themselves Sinful—Tithing—Adam, Our Father and Our God - 3,055 views
  24. Source of True Happiness—Prayer, Etc. - 3,026 views
  25. Recreation, and the Proper Use of It - 2,894 views
  26. Prophecy of John the Revelator—Mission of the Ancient Apostles—Their Reception and Fate—The Great Apostasy—Preservation of the Apostle John—His Revelation—Restoration of the Gospel—The Earth to Be Baptized By Fire As It Was Once Baptized By Water—We Are Sent to the World With a Warning Message—They Can Receive or Reject It—Testimony to the Truth of “Mormonism.” - 2,823 views
  27. Personal Reminiscences and Testimony Concerning the Prophet Joseph and the Church, Etc. - 2,753 views
  28. Pre-Existence, in Spiritual Form, of Man, the Lower Animals and the Earth—The Temporal Probationary State—The Millennium—The Final Change - 2,746 views
  29. Observe the Sabbath Day - 2,680 views
  30. Conditions on Which the Saints Shall Prevail—Prevalence of Peace—The Feeling in the East—Falsehoods Swallowed By a Credulous Public—No Real Injury—Immediate Promises—Only One Thing to Be Feared—The Saints Shall Prevail—The Saints Shall Prevail Through Faithfulness—This Praise of the World a Signal for Sorrow—Power of a United People—The Fiercest Persecution Antecedent to Polygamy—Salt that Has Lost Its Savor—Only One Channel of Revelation—Vox Dei, Vox Populi—The Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods—Writing and Speaking—Spirits that Peep and Mutter—Deceitful Devices of the Enemy—The Men Who Have Authority—The Parable of the Ship—The Man Who Presides—Invocation - 2,657 views
  31. Eternal Punishment—“Mormonism,” &c - 2,565 views
  32. The Creation—The Seventh Thousand Years, and Events Which Are to Follow the Period of the Millennium - 2,495 views
  33. Temple and Endowments—Raising Grain and Building Storehouses—Dedication - 2,454 views
  34. Parable of the Ten Virgins—Rapid Development of the Arts and Sciences—The Lord Hastening His Work in Its Time—Enmity Between the Church of Christ and the World—The Gathering Together of People From Every Nation After They Have Been Baptized Into One Spirit—The Law of Tithing—Blessings Which Follow Obedience Thereto—Binding Upon All, Rich and Poor Alike—Giving to the Poor—Power of the Principles of the Gospel and Effects of Their Observance—Jehovah—Jesus Christ—His Ministry—His Followers—Their Mission—Preaching to the Spirits in Prison—Baptism for the Dead—Saviors Upon Mount Zion—Responsibility Resting Upon the Saints—a Word of Encouragement to the Missionaries - 2,414 views
  35. Mormonism.” - 2,414 views
  36. Proper Conduct in Meeting - 2,381 views
  37. The Latter-Day Kingdom of God—Divine Authenticity of the Book of Mormon—External Testimony - 2,359 views
  38. Order—Spiritual Gifts—Temples—The New Jerusalem - 2,345 views
  39. The Kingdom of God - 2,331 views
  40. Celebration of American Independence - 2,326 views
  41. Funeral Discourse - 2,315 views
  42. The Intended Trip North—The Causes of the Scarcity of Breadstuff—The Sufferings of the Ungodly in the United States—The Popularity of the Gospel Undesirable - 2,310 views
  43. The “Twin Relics,” Slavery and Polygamy—Confounding of Polygamy With Bigamy, “Christian” Statesmanship—Joseph Smith’s Proposition for the Abolition of Slavery—The Great Rebellion, Church Division—The Bible and Polygamy, Origin of Monogamy—The Work of God in the Latter Days, the Mission of Ephraim—The Ten Tribes and Scattered Israel, the Book of Mormon—Present Persecution and Future Prospects of the Saints - 2,301 views
  44. The Gospel Incorporates All Truth—Mode of Administering the Sacrament—Abiding Counsel—Heavenly Blessings Are Conditional—Progressiveness of the Work—Plural Marriage—Tithing—Tardiness of the Saints in Observing Practical Duties—Cooperation - 2,287 views
  45. Comprehensiveness of True Religion—The Saints But Stewards - 2,273 views
  46. Visions of Moses—Rebellion in Heaven—Satan Cast Down—Our First Parents Fell—Before the Fall They Were Immortal—After the Fall, Mortal—The Command to Multiply Was Given to Two Immortal Beings—This Command More Fully to Be Carried Into Effect, After the Resurrection, Etc. - 2,266 views
  47. Synopsis of Remarks - 2,256 views
  48. “Truth is Mighty and Will Prevail”—Introduction of the Principles of Eternal Truth—Fulfillment of Prophecy in Our Own Time—Principles of the Gospel Worthy of Consideration—Their Unpopularity—Peculiar Position of the Latter-Day Saints—The Kingdom of God Predicted By the Prophets—Joseph Smith—No Power Can Stay the Hand of Almighty—The Gospel of Christ is the Law of Salvation—Persecution—Polygamy—Treat Our Fellow Men Aright—Commencement of the Millennium—Warfare Between God and the Devil—Faith—the Secret of the Strength of the Saints—Responsibility of Rulers, Etc.—Responsibility of the Saints - 2,245 views
  49. Remarks at the Funeral of President Jedediah M. Grant - 2,213 views
  50. The Increase and Future of the Saints—True Education, Etc. - 2,200 views
  51. Disobedience of Counsel—The Indian War The Result of the Same - 2,200 views
  52. Necessity of Opposition - 2,190 views
  53. Design of God in Relation to the Earth and Its Inhabitants—Power of Satan—The Two Zions—What is Required of the Saints—A Priesthood in the Heavens, As Well As on the Earth—Duties of the Priesthood—Would-Be Advisers—Celestial Marriage—Distinction Between Polygamy and Prostitution—Government Officers Discriminating in Favor of the Latter—Unchastity Not to Be Tolerated in the Church—Charity Advised—Class of People Who Accuse the Saints of Crime—Criminal Statistics—Horrifying Statements of Crime in the Eastern States—Warning to the Saints - 2,183 views
  54. Testimony of the Spirit—Revelation Given According to Requirements—Spiritual Warfare and Conquest, Etc. - 2,183 views
  55. United Order—Tithing—Cooperative Labors in Brigham City - 2,131 views
  56. Trying to Be Saints—Treasures of the Everlasting Hills—The Hill Cumorah—Obedience to True Principle the Key to Knowledge—All Enjoyment Comes From God—Organization—Duties of Officers—Final Results - 2,107 views
  57. The First Principles of the Gospel - 2,099 views
  58. Apostasy, &c - 2,095 views
  59. True and False Riches - 2,093 views
  60. Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt - 2,093 views
  61. The Order of Enoch—Socialistic Experiments—The Social Problem - 2,092 views
  62. The Order of Progression in Knowledge—The Way By Which Saints Become One—Aptness of Men to Remember Evil Rather Than Good—a Characteristic of Saints is to Remember Good and Forget Evil—Our Affections Should Be Placed on the Kingdom of God Above All Other Things - 2,088 views
  63. How God’s Purposes Are Fulfilled—Similarity of Ancient and Modern Church Government—Interview With Baron Rothschild—Object of Building Temples—The Perfect Organization of the Church of Christ—Works Indispensable to Salvation - 2,073 views
  64. Opposition to the Gospel - 2,066 views
  65. The Preaching and Practice of the Gospel—Visitations of Angels, Etc. - 2,052 views
  66. Evil Habits and Practices, &c - 2,047 views
  67. The Privileges and Blessings of the Gospel - 2,047 views
  68. The Gathering—The Lord Will Punish the Wicked—Polygamy and Prostitution—Statistics of Crime Committed By Mormons and Non-Mormons—The Wickedness of the New England States—The Debased Position of U. S. Officials As Exhibited in the Courts of Utah - 2,047 views
  69. Mahometanism and Christianity - 2,036 views
  70. The Priesthood to Dictate in Temporal As Well As Spiritual Things—Inconsistency of An Equal Division of Property—Let Apostates Alone - 2,030 views
  71. The Word of Wisdom - 2,028 views
  72. Those Who Are in Darkness Cannot Discern the Light—Exhortations to Male and Female to Seek After the Light of the Holy Ghost—Women Who Leave Their Husbands, Etc. - 2,028 views
  73. Celebration of the Fourth of July - 2,026 views
  74. Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Etc. - 2,025 views
  75. Spiritual Communication - 2,024 views
  76. Meeting of Adam With His Posterity in the Valley of Adam-Ondi-Ahman—Location of the Valley—The Covenant With Enoch—Records of God’s Dealings With Men From the Period of the Creation—Method of Preserving the Records of Ancient Prophets—Christ’s Advent Among the Nephites—Fufillment of God’s Purposes and the Fullness of Times - 2,021 views
  77. Rebuking Evil, &c - 2,020 views
  78. Funeral Address - 2,018 views
  79. Reminiscences and Testimony of Parley P. Pratt - 2,016 views
  80. The Constitutions of the United States and Illinois—Nauvoo Charter and Municipal Court—Writ of Habeas Corpus - 2,011 views
  81. The Lord’s Supper—a Word to Mothers—The Sacrament in Sabbath Schools—History of Some Things—Young Men to Preside—Home Manufactures - 2,005 views
  82. Uniformity - 2,001 views
  83. Our Labors Are Interesting and Peculiar—Character of the Latter-Day Saints—The Blessing and Privilege of Priesthood—The Primary Associations—Our Warfare is One of Faith—We Must Importune for Our Rights—Necessity for Good Lawyers—The Gift of Wisdom—Persecution Will Tend to Unite Us—We Should Be Pure - 1,997 views
  84. The Speaker’s Dependence Upon the Inspiration of the Holy Ghost—Comprehensive and Exalted Nature of the Plan of Salvation—Satan’s Coercive Scheme—The Sons of Perdition—The Testimony of Jesus—Physical and Moral Courage—True Religion is Practical—One Straight and Narrow Way to Eternal Life—True Religion Compared to Genuine Coin—True Faith is Inseparably Connected With Works—Baptism of Water and of Fire—Apostles, Prophets, Etc., Placed in the Church—God’s Impartiality to His Children—Testimony Obtained By Obedience—All Will Be Saved Except the Sons of Perdition—God Has Prepared a Place for All—Paradise—Salvation Beyond the Grave—The Saints Will Have to Endure Persecution—Patriarchal Marriage—Conclusion - 1,994 views
  85. Importance of the Work of God—“The Kingdom of God or Nothing”—Apparent Insignificance of the Church at First—Its Growth—Ancient Men of God—Personal Reminiscence—What is Required of the Saints—How Joseph Smith’s Prayers Were Answered - 1,990 views
  86. Continued Obedience to the Laws of God is Necessary to Insure a Complete Salvation to the Latter-Day Saints—The Disobedience of Ancient Israel is Shown As a Warning to the Present Generation of His People—The Nature and Necessity of the Law of Tithing—The Fewness of Those Who Faithfully Observe that Law - 1,989 views
  87. Temples the Gates of Heaven—Feelings and Reflections—Around in the Temple—The Work Before the Saints—Sayings of the Savior As to Marriage in the Resurrection Explained—Glorious Hopes Inspired By the Gospel—Enoch and His City—The Three Nephites and John - 1,982 views
  88. Duties of the Saints—Obedience to Counsel, Etc. - 1,980 views
  89. A Prayer - 1,973 views
  90. Advice to Immigrants - 1,962 views
  91. Exhortation to Cleanliness—Many of the Saints Spiritually Dead - 1,960 views
  92. The Vine and Fig Tree—Duties of Saints - 1,959 views
  93. The Order of Enoch—Study of Law—How to Become Rich - 1,959 views
  94. Joseph Smith’s Mission—Necessity for Such a Mission—Evidences of Apostasy—Restoration of the Gospel and Establishment of the Kingdom of God—Hatred and Persecution Accorded to Joseph Smith, An Evidence of His Divine Calling—Further Proof of Inspiration - 1,959 views
  95. God’s Ways not as Man’s Ways - 1,954 views
  96. Indian Hostilities and Treachery—Excitement—Covetousness—Consequences of Obedience and of Disobedience—Policy Towards the Indians—Walker and His Band—Vigilance - 1,948 views
  97. The Church Governed By Law, Etc. - 1,947 views
  98. Political Economy - 1,946 views
  99. Desirable Condition of the Saints—Characteristics of Prophets—The Governing Power of God in Human Affairs—Man’s Ingratitude Toward God—The Enlightening Power of God’s Spirit—Man’s Origin, Probation and Destiny—A Base Conception of the Object of Life—The Savior’s Noble Example—The Source of True Happiness—Great Truths Revealed Through Joseph Smith—Eternal Associations and Destiny of the Saints—How to Attain to a Knowledge of the Things of Eternity - 1,946 views
  100. Appreciation of Divine Gifts and Blessings—Return to Jackson County—Encouragement of Home Manufactures - 1,945 views

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