Category Archives: Repentance

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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Alma’s Sermon in Gideon – Alma 7

Setting After teaching the people in the city of Zarahemla, Alma traveled to Gideon to meet with the members of the church in that city. The people of Zarahemla had been in a difficult spiritual situation, and Alma had experienced … Continue reading

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Your Desolation Is Already Come Upon You – Helaman 13:32

32 And in the days of your poverty ye shall cry unto the Lord; and in vain shall ye cry, for your desolation is already come upon you, and your destruction is made sure; and then shall ye weep and … Continue reading

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Why Will Ye Die? – Helaman 7:17-18

17 O repent ye, repent ye! Why will ye die? Turn ye, turn ye unto the Lord your God. Why has he forsaken you? 18 It is because you have hardened your hearts; yea, ye will not hearken unto the … Continue reading

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