Category Archives: Charity

What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Refugees?

The king of the Lamanites was troubled. His people had accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ after being taught by a group of Nephite missionaries. They had made a solemn oath never to fight again. Their own people had turned … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Serve Others “According to Their Wants?”

After King Benjamin’s people received a forgiveness of their sins, he taught them what they should do to retain that forgiveness: I would that ye should impart of your substance to the poor, every man according to that which he … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Bear One Another’s Burdens?

After defending the words of Abinadi and being banished by King Noah, Alma preached to a growing group of followers in secret. One day, he challenged them to make their commitment to the gospel and to each other more formal: … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Believe, Hope, and Endure All Things?

In a sermon about faith, hope, and charity, Mormon listed some of the characteristics of charity (Moroni 7:45). His list is similar (but not identical) to a list provided by the apostle Paul in his first epistle to the Corinthian … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be “Easy to Be Entreated?”

After calling the people of Zarahemla to repentance, the prophet Alma traveled to the city of Gideon. He was pleased to find that the people of Gideon had humbled themselves and that they were not in “the state of dilemma” … Continue reading

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What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Kindness?

Near the beginning of the Book of Mormon, Nephi prophesied that the Savior be scourged, smitten, and spit upon. He would willingly endure all of this “because of his loving kindness and his long-suffering towards the children of men” (1 … Continue reading

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Should We Always Give to Beggars?

What do you do when someone approaches you on the street and asks you for money? Because of the location where I work, I have that experience fairly regularly, and I must admit that my response is inconsistent. Sometimes, I … Continue reading

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