Category Archives: Repentance

They Did Prick Their Hearts – Jarom 1:11-12

11 Wherefore, the prophets, and the priests, and the teachers, did labor diligently, exhorting with all long-suffering the people to diligence; teaching the law of Moses, and the intent for which it was given; persuading them to look forward unto … Continue reading

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Mine Eyes Have Seen the King – 2 Nephi 16:1, 5

1 In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple…. 5 Then said I: Wo is unto me! for I am undone; because … 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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Mormon’s Final Message – Mormon 7

Setting After describing the final battle between his people and their enemies, the Lamanites, Mormon wrote one final message to the descendants of the Lamanites. His people had been completely destroyed, except for a few who had deserted, a few … Continue reading

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Mormon Laments the Foolishness of Man – Helaman 12

Setting After relating some of the experiences of the prophet Nephi, including great miracles which failed to convert the people and a natural disaster which only temporarily convinced them to humble themselves and repent, Mormon inserted this editorial commentary. Purpose … Continue reading

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Nephi’s Psalm – 2 Nephi 4:15-35

Setting After his father died, Nephi’s relationship with his oldest brothers, Laman and Lemuel deteriorated. They had never been very receptive to his admonitions, but now, their anger was increasing (2 Nephi 4:13). Nephi was frustrated, not only with them … Continue reading

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Alma Teaches Corianton – Alma 39-42

Setting After leading a mission to the Zoramites, Alma returned to his home in Zarahemla and met with each of his three sons. Corianton, the youngest, had committed a serious sin during their mission. Because the sin was widely known, … Continue reading

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