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“A Chance for Repentance” – Mormon 3:3

For ten years, from AD 350 to AD 360, the Nephites fought no battles. Their leader, Mormon, spent that decade preparing for the conflicts to come. Like Captain Moroni, he led his people “in preparing their lands and their arms against the time of battle” (Mormon 3:1). (See Alma 50:1-6.) But unlike Captain Moroni, Mormon… Continue Reading →

“The Strength of the Lord” – Mormon 2:26

Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. Jeremiah 17:5 I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his… Continue Reading →

“All Things Common” – 4 Nephi 1:4

The people who interacted with the resurrected Savior on the American continent lived together in unity for the rest of their lives. Their children and grandchildren followed their examples and enjoyed the blessings of a harmonious society. “There were no contentions and disputations among them, and every man did deal justly one with another.” This… Continue Reading →

“To Go No More Out”

Near the beginning of the Book of Revelation, the apostle John quotes the Savior making the following promise: Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out. Revelation 3:12 There’s a sense of durability and reliability in this description. This person has “endured… Continue Reading →

“No Contention”

Four times in the book of 4 Nephi, we read that there was no contention among the people the Savior had visited on the American continent following His death and resurrection. In AD 35 (2 years following His visit): “There were no contentions and disputations among them, and every man did deal justly one with… Continue Reading →

“Even as I Am” – 3 Nephi 27:27

After specifying the name of the church and summarizing the core principles of the gospel for His twelve disciples, the Savior explained what He expected from them as leaders. “Ye know the things that ye must do in my church,” He said; “for the works which ye have seen me do that shall ye also… Continue Reading →

“He Expounded Them” – 3 Nephi 23:6, 14; 24:1; 26:1, 3

To expound something is to explain it in detail (Oxford English Dictionary). During His ministry on the American continent, the Savior expounded the scriptures to the people. He expounded the words of Isaiah and Micah (3 Nephi 20-22; see 3 Nephi 23:6). He expounded the words of Malachi (3 Nephi 24:1). He identified connections and… Continue Reading →

“Taught of the Lord” – 3 Nephi 22:13

On the first day of the Savior’s ministry on the American continent, He invited all of the children to come forward. After offering a sublime prayer which filled His listeners with joy, “he took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them” (3 Nephi 17:21). The next… Continue Reading →

“The Heritage of the Servants of the Lord” – 3 Nephi 22:17

When we become “the children of Christ, his sons, and his daughters” (Mosiah 5:7), we also become “heirs of God” (Romans 8:17). An heir is a person who inherits something. The inheritance may consist of property or other advantages. Another word for inheritance is “heritage,” but that word has additional connotations. Your heritage includes not… Continue Reading →

“For a Small Moment…” – 3 Nephi 22:7

The Savior quoted several passages from Isaiah during His ministry on the American continent. In one of those passages, God speaks to Israel, promising that, even if they feel abandoned now, it won’t last long: For a small moment have I forsaken thee, but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid… Continue Reading →

Names and Titles of Jesus Christ

In March, 2019, I studied 20 different names or titles of Jesus Christ which appear in the Book of Mormon. I was particularly interested in the way each name was used, both in the Book of Mormon and in the Bible.

Sermon Summaries

In 2018, I wrote summaries of many of the sermons in the Book of Mormon. Each summary describes the setting, the purpose, an outline of the sermon’s content, and my takeaways from the sermon.

In 2019, I used the Book of Mormon to study 365 questions—one per day. Here is a list of those questions, grouped by category, with a link to the blog post for each question.