Tag Archives: applying the scriptures

Alma 43 Standing for Truth

Standing for Truth Alma 43 starts with the conflict in 74 B.C. between the Lamanites and the Nephites where many of the Zoramites defect to the Lamanite side. We read in Alma 43:8-9 the difference between the goals of the … Continue reading

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Alma 1-3

There is quite a bit going on in Alma 1-3. We are introduced to our second visible anti-Christ, as Nehor enters the stage (Sherem was the first- see Jacob 7). Following his death we read how the Nephites were able … Continue reading

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Mosiah 29

I appreciate the discussion Mosiah sets forth in Mosiah 29 regarding government, responsibility, and his opinion regarding kings and how they tend to limit liberty. In Mosiah 29:13 we read what I would term a fascinating verse: Therefore, if it … Continue reading

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Mosiah 25-29

Mosiah 25-29 is a record of what happened in Zarahemla from approximately 120 to 91 B.C. The people of Zeniff’s colony, including Limhi’s people and Alma’s followers, had returned to Zarahemla and were united safely under King Mosiah’s rule. This … Continue reading

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Mosiah 21- 24 The Lord Will Strengthen Us

Mosiah chapters 22 through 24 both illustrate how the Lord works in our lives to make us equal to our challenges. We read that the people of Limhi were in a tough situation in that “there was no way that they … Continue reading

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Mosiah 21 – Repeating The Same Mistake

Mosiah 21 illustrates the human tendency to repeat the same mistake again and again. In verses 4-12 we read that the people of Limhi were surrounded by the Lamanites and that they had to pay tribute to them, with “heavy … Continue reading

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Mosiah 4: A Sense of your Nothingness

When it comes to the value of our human existence, there is a doctrinal contradiction which deserves some dialog. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the doctrine is commonly taught that all of Heavenly Father’s children are … Continue reading

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Mormon 1-7 How to be happy

I am teaching a Book of Mormon class right now and am in Mormon this week.  A few years ago I was listening to a book by Tal Ben-Shahar called “Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment” and … Continue reading

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Enos – My Soul Hungered

Enos had a struggle to know the Lord. Many people today do as well. I believe a key to gaining a testimony of Jesus Christ and the Restoration is to want to know the truth, as well as have an … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Teachings on Divorce

Jesus’ Teachings on Divorce 3 Nephi 12:31-32  A Historical Context In the Old World, carnal and fallen men had begun to take advantage of the divorce laws in their culture. Though marriage had been established in the beginning as a … Continue reading

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