Tag: <span>Book of Mormon</span>

Helaman 6

Helaman 6 What’s happening? Nephi and Lehi, Helaman the second’s sons, preach to the Lamanites and the Nephites. The Lamanites become more righteous and don’t let the Gadianton robbers into their circles like the Nephites do. Why does it matter? The converts wisely show us which influences they’ll allow into their lives and which ones […]

Helaman 5

Helaman 5 What’s happening? Miracles and the ministering of angels happen on Lehi and Nephi’s mission.  Why does it matter? About 300 people will see these miracles and it will strengthen the faith they have already–faith centered on what they’ve learned about Jesus Christ. Between the lines: Miracles and seeing angels doesn’t convert, but being […]

Helaman 4

Helaman 4 What’s happening? We have a pride cycle encapsulated in a single chapter. Why does it matter? Even with repentance, there are consequences for actions. Between the lines: Change must be internal for it to stick and outlast outside influences. Quote of the day: “Once rooted in a person’s heart, pride sets the stage […]

Helaman 3

Helaman 3 What’s happening? Civic and spiritual progress is happening within the Nephites. Why does it matter? Without the influence of the Gadianton robbers and internal pride, there is prosperity. Between the lines: Good things happen when the Lord, though his prophets, leads both countries and the church. Quote of the day: “Have you felt the […]

Helaman 2

Helaman 2 What’s happening? Wicked leaders like Kishkumen and Gadianton plot to take over or even in the case of Kishkumen, try to kill the prophet. Why does it matter? The wicked are never allowed to prosper in the long run. Between the lines: This is happening in our day in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. […]

Alma 29

29:1-2 How does repentance rescue from sadness? “Repentance is a divine gift, and there should be a smile on our faces when we speak of it. It points us to freedom, confidence, and peace. Rather than interrupting the celebration, the gift of repentance is the cause for true celebration.” ~ DT Christofferson 29:3,6 What does […]

Alma 28

28:8 How can we experience joy while in hard times? “When we reach the point of consecration, our afflictions will be swallowed up in the joy of Christ. It does not mean we won’t have afflictions, but they will be put in a perspective that permits us to deal with them.” ~ NA Maxwell 28:14 […]

Alma 31

Alma Chapter 31 What’s happening? Alma and those with him see how the Zoramites have convoluted the gospel. Why does it matter?  This chapter shows how easy it is for the prideful to fall so far away from doctrine. Between the Lines: Here we see two prayers, juxtaposed. Book of Mormon Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJMbPXFLHCQ&list=PLakP7xqygC1ymsX3WD5zsUw7xYBENLsBp&index=22 Quote of the […]

Alma 30

Alma Chapter 30 What’s happening? Korihor is actively deceiving the people in the land of Zarahemla. Alma is preaching the Word of God and rebuking these wicked men and their teachings. Why does it matter?  The words of one person determined to undermine truth can take many down with them. On the flip-side, one, faithful person […]