Alma 34

What’s happening? Amulek backs up Alma’s testimony and teachings.

Why does it matter? Again, having two or more witnesses helps strengthen a case and a testimony.

Between the lines: All teachings should lead its hearers to turn towards Jesus Christ.

Quote of for the day: “This is the whole meaning of the law, every whit pointing to that great and last sacrifice; and that great and last sacrifice will be the Son of God, yea infinite and eternal.” 

Read the following verses then ask yourself the questions. If there are any corresponding quotes, read them and see how they relate to the verses above it.

34:6 Why is Jesus Christ the only way to salvation and exaltation? See also John 17:334:8. What can we learn from Amulek’s style of preaching?

“Some of us are naturally reserved and timid about bearing our testimony with words. Perhaps we should not be so timid…. When we do bear testimony, we should testify with a spirit of humility. Perhaps we do not always remember that it is the power of the Spirit that carries our testimony into the hearts of others. Our testimony is our own. It cannot be challenged by someone else. It is personal and real to us. But it is the Holy Spirit that gives a similar witness to another.” ~ JE Faust

34:10 What do we need to understand about Jesus’ efforts on our behalf?

34:17 What is faith unto repentance?

“The combination of faith in Christ plus faith unto repentance is vitally important…. Apparently faith great enough to move mountains is not required; faith enough to speak in tongues or to heal the sick is not needed; all that we need is enough faith to recognize that we have sinned and need to repent of our sins, to feel remorse for them, and to desire to sin no more but to please Christ the Lord.” ~ RE Wells

34:21 Why is family prayer powerful?

“Think of the power for good as you gather your family together and thank God for all of His blessings…. Think of the strength that will come to your family as daily, one member or another, pours out his or her soul in love to God for other family members.” ~ JH Groberg

34:28-29 How does it change us to know about Jesus’ mercy on our behalf?

“Jesus said that He came to serve, not to be served. So it must be with you. You must look outward and care about others. You can be compassionate; you can be friendly; you can share; you can help others in a hundred small ways. As you do, the gospel of Jesus Christ will become a part of you.” ~ DT Christofferson

34:32 How do we feel about meeting God and how can we prepare?

“Thank God for one more day to prepare to meet God. Don’t try to live too many days ahead. Seek for strength to attend to the problems of today. Do all that you can do and leave the rest to God, the Father of us all.” ~ HB Lee

34:33-34 Can we wait to improve after we’re dead?

“A man can do as much in this life in one year as he can do in ten years in the spirit world without the body. …If a person… chooses in this life to deny or defy that light, to reject the truth and avoid the works of righteousness when he knows better, it becomes extremely difficult for him to turn around, to change directions at the time of death.” ~ Joseph Smith, as quoted by OG Huntington

34:35 How can Satan ‘seal you his’?

“When they shall be subjected to the buffetings of Satan sufficient to have satisfied justice, then they shall be brought forth out of the grasp of Satan and shall be assigned to that place in our Father’s celestial, terrestrial, or telestial world merited by their life here upon this earth.” ~ HB Lee

34:36-38 How can we have a life centered around Jesus Christ?

“Can you imagine how your life would improve if you lived in thanksgiving daily? Can you imagine how your life would improve if others did the same? Do you think the world would be happier place? Less stressful? Less angry? More spiritual?” ~ JB Wirthlin

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