2 Nephi 6-10: “O How Great the Plan of Our God!” (February 10-16)


Nephi asked his younger brother Jacob to teach the people, using a passage from Isaiah as his text (2 Nephi 6:4). The sermon Jacob delivered is recorded in 2 Nephi 6-10. It focuses on two major themes: the gathering of Israel and the Savior’s Atonement.

Here is my overview of the sermon:

Jacob’s First Sermon – 2 Nephi 6-10

The sermon divides into five sections:

  1. Introduction: God will gather those who have been scattered (Isaiah 49:22-26) (2 Nephi 6).
  2. Isaiah 50: A “servant song” about the Savior’s endurance in the face of persecution (2 Nephi 7).
  3. Isaiah 51 and 52:1-2: God’s people can have confidence in His power to redeem them (2 Nephi 8).
  4. The Savior’s sacrifice provides a way to overcome both death and hell. But we must humble ourselves and repent in order to be prepared to return to God’s presence  (2 Nephi 9).
  5. The promises of God to the children of Israel also apply to Jacob and his people on the American continent (2 Nephi 10).

Key Concepts in Jacob’s Sermon

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