Category Archives: Humility

Nephi’s Sermon on the Words of Isaiah – 2 Nephi 11-33

Setting After telling the story of his family’s journey from Jerusalem to the promised land, sharing his father’s final words to each of his sons, describing the rift between him and his older brothers after his father’s death, and sharing … Continue reading

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Moroni’s Message About Faith – Ether 12

Setting After introducing the final prophet of the Jaredite nation—Ether—Moroni paused in his narrative to teach his modern readers about faith. Purpose Moroni’s objective in writing this chapter was to encourage us to have faith in Jesus Christ, so that … Continue reading

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Rolled Together as a Scroll – Mormon 5:23

23 Know ye not that ye are in the hands of God? Know ye not that he hath all power, and at his great command the earth shall be rolled together as a scroll? (Mormon 5:23) Mormon had the misfortune … Continue reading

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Mormon’s First Epistle to Moroni – Moroni 8

Setting Soon after Moroni was called as a church leader, his father, Mormon, wrote him this letter. Purpose Mormon’s purpose in writing his son was to correct a doctrinal misunderstanding. Outline Greeting: I’m grateful for your calling, and “I am … 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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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 … Continue reading

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Sufficiently Humble – Alma 5:27

27 Have ye walked, keeping yourselves blameless before God? Could ye say, if ye were called to die at this time, within yourselves, that ye have been sufficiently humble? That your garments have been cleansed and made white through the … Continue reading

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