Category Archives: Decisions

Lessons from Nephi’s Sermon on the Words of Isaiah

During the month of October, I studied 2 Nephi 11-33. This collection of chapters constitutes a sermon to Nephi’s future readers on an extended text from Isaiah: In chapter 11, he explains his purpose: to convince his readers that we … Continue reading

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Manifest in the Light – 2 Nephi 30:17-18

17 There is nothing which is secret save it shall be revealed; there is no work of darkness save it shall be made manifest in the light; and there is nothing which is sealed upon the earth save it shall … Continue reading

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Lessons from Sermons to Modern Readers

Some of the chapters in the Book of Mormon are addressed directly to us, the modern readers of the book. Moroni wrote, “I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Lessons from Sermons to Hostile Audiences

During July, I studied sermons which were delivered under less favorable circumstances. In all of these cases, some people in the audience did respond favorably to the message, but the majority of people were not willing to listen. And in … Continue reading

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Unwearyingness – Helaman 10:4-5

4 Blessed art thou, Nephi, for those things which thou hast done; for I have beheld how thou hast with unwearyingness declared the word, which I have given unto thee, unto this people. And thou hast not feared them, and … Continue reading

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They Do Walk Circumspectly Before God – Helaman 15:5

5 And I would that ye should behold that the more part of them are in the path of their duty, and they do walk circumspectly before God, and they do observe to keep his commandments and his statutes and … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Writings of Isaiah

During the month of September, I’ve studied the chapters in the Book of Mormon which are quoted from the Book of Isaiah. Here are some of the principles I’ve learned and tried to apply to my life: Gratitude We are … Continue reading

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