Category Archives: Priorities

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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I Esteem It as of Great Worth – 2 Nephi 33:2-3

2 But behold, there are many that harden their hearts against the Holy Spirit, that it hath no place in them; wherefore, they cast many things away which are written and esteem them as things of naught. 3 But I, … Continue reading

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That Turn Aside the Just for a Thing of Naught – 2 Nephi 28:16-17

16 Wo unto them that turn aside the just for a thing of naught and revile against that which is good, and say that it is of no worth! For the day shall come that the Lord God will speedily … 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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It Mattereth Not – Ether 15:34

34 Now the last words which are written by Ether are these: Whether the Lord will that I be translated, or that I suffer the will of the Lord in the flesh, it mattereth not, if it so be that … Continue reading

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They Should Have No King – 1 Nephi 5:18

18 And it came to pass that they would that I should be their king. But I, Nephi, was desirous that they should have no king; nevertheless, I did for them according to that which was in my power. (2 … Continue reading

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How Could You Have Forgotten? – Helaman 7:20-22

20 O, how could you have forgotten your God in the very day that he has delivered you? 21 But behold, it is to get gain, to be praised of men, yea, and that ye might get gold and silver. … Continue reading

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