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What Is the Significance of the Phrase, “It Came to Pass?”

Time flies on wings of lightning; We cannot call it back. (“Improve the Shining Moments,” Hymns, 226)  The phrase “it came to pass” occurs frequently in the scriptures, and particularly in the Book of Mormon: Old Testament 387 New Testament … Continue reading

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Enticed by the One or the Other – 2 Nephi 2:16

16 Wherefore, the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself. Wherefore, man could not act for himself save it should be that he was enticed by the one or the other. (2 Nephi 2:16) In order … Continue reading

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Lessons from Sermons to Family Members

During August, I studied sermons in the Book of Mormon that were given to family members: siblings or sons. Some of these sermons had an audience of one. Yet they stand today in the Book of Mormon alongside sermons delivered … Continue reading

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Lehi Teaches Jacob – 2 Nephi 2

Setting After arriving in the promised land, Lehi gave a series of sermons to his family, giving them his final words of counsel before his death. This sermon was directed primarily to one of his younger sons: Jacob. Purpose Lehi’s … Continue reading

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Enticed by the One or the Other – 2 Nephi 2:16

16 Wherefore, the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself. Wherefore, man could not act for himself save it should be that he was enticed by the one or the other. (2 Nephi 2:16) No one … Continue reading

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Your Desolation Is Already Come Upon You – Helaman 13:32

32 And in the days of your poverty ye shall cry unto the Lord; and in vain shall ye cry, for your desolation is already come upon you, and your destruction is made sure; and then shall ye weep and … Continue reading

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To Blind Your Eyes – Alma 10:24-25

24 And now it came to pass that the people were more angry with Amulek, and they cried out, saying: This man doth revile against our laws which are just, and our wise lawyers whom we have selected. 25 But … Continue reading

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