The Mission President asked us to read the Doctrine and Covenants three times in three months.
The 1st 30 days we mark in Pencil:
Doctrinal statements and teachings
A doctrine is a fundamental, unchanging truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,. Key words are: eternal, unchanging, simple, and truth. Doctrines are never altered. They never vary. They will always be the same.
Examples of doctrines - Elder David A. Bednar
Atonement, Fall, Creation
Priesthood and priesthood keys
Revelation and the process of communication with God
2nd 30 Days - Red Pencil:
Mark where the Savior identifies Himself. Mark references to Him.
Mark Prophecies of things to come
Moon shall withhold its light at Lord's 2nd coming (D&C 133:49)
Sun shall refuse to give light (D&C 88:87)
Mark visions - (D&C 76 - Six visions Joseph and Sidney were commanded to write)
3rd 30 Days - Blue Pencil:
Mark personal messages to you.
Strengthening of faith and testimony
Messages about your call as a missionary
The "Doctrine and Covenants contains the word of God to those who dwell here now. It is our book. It belongs to the Latter-day Saints. More precious than gold, the Prophet (Joseph Smith) says we should treasure it more than the riches of the whole earth."
(President Joseph Fielding Smith)