1 Nephi 8-10: “Come and Partake of the Fruit” (Jan 13-19)

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This week, we’re studying what Lehi taught his family after obtaining the brass plates and being joined by the family of Ishmael.

Key Events

  • Lehi’s dream (1 Nephi 8)
  • Nephi explains the purposes of his two sets of plates (1 Nephi 9)
  • Lehi teaches his family about the Savior and about the scattering and gathering of Israel (1 Nephi 10)

Symbols from Lehi’s Dream

  1. The tree of life represents the love of God.
  2. The rod of iron represents the word of God.
  3. The mist of darkness represents the temptations of the devil.
  4. The great and spacious building represents the pride of the world.

Key Principles

  1. We can have spiritual experiences even in unfavorable circumstances.
  2. God prepares a way to accomplish all of His purposes.
  3. It’s important to prioritize how we use our resources.
  4. Ancient prophets knew about the Savior.
  5. We are in a lost and a fallen state. We need to be saved.

Questions

  1. What Do We Know About God’s Love for Us?
  2. How Can I Avoid Distractions?
  3. Why Were the Children of Israel Scattered?
  4. What Is the Gathering of Israel?
  5. Why Is Firsthand Spiritual Knowledge Important?

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