Why Did Jesus Tell Us to Be Perfect?

During His mortal ministry, the Savior gave this counsel: "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect" (Matthew 5:48). This guidance is similar to an admonition in the book of Leviticus: "Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy" (Leviticus 19:2). When the Savior visited... Continue Reading →

What Does It Mean to Endure to the End?

Throughout the Book of Mormon, we are encouraged to endure to the end. The prophet Nephi heard the voice of the Father declaring, "He that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved" (2 Nephi 31:15). Jesus Christ made the same promise during His visit to the American continent (3 Nephi 15:9). Near the... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Sermons to Believers

During the month of June, I studied sermons in the Book of Mormon which were delivered to believers. Besides writing posts about those sermons, I also wrote a brief summary of each sermon in outline form. Here is a list of the sermons that I studied: Jacob's first sermon to the people of Nephi, delivered... Continue Reading →

Bountiful – 1 Nephi 17:6-8

6 And it came to pass that we did pitch our tents by the seashore; and notwithstanding we had suffered many afflictions and much difficulty, yea, even so much that we cannot write them all, we were exceedingly rejoiced when we came to the seashore; and we called the place Bountiful, because of its much... Continue Reading →

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