2018 Study Schedule

In 2018, my strategy is to study the Book of Mormon by type of content.

Like the Bible, the Book of Mormon contains multiple types of writings, including stories of missionary work, wars and civil unrest, and spiritual experiences. It also contains a number of sermons, some delivered to church members, some to hostile audiences, some to families or individuals, and some directly to the readers. This year, I’ve decided to categorize the content by type and to study each type of content in order to make new connections and learn new principles. Here is my proposed 2018 study schedule:

Month Type Stories / Sermons
January Missionary Experiences
  • Abinadi (Mosiah 11-17)
  • Alma (Mosiah 18)
  • The sons of Mosiah (Mosiah 28, Alma 17-22, Alma 26)
  • Alma the Younger and Amulek preach in Ammonihah (Alma 8-15)
  • The mission to the Zoramites (Alma 31-35)
  • Nephi and Lehi preach to the Lamanites (Helaman 5)
  • Nephi preaches in Zarahemla (Helaman 7-8, 10-11)
  • Samuel the Lamanite (Helaman 13-16)
  • Nephi preaches after the birth of the Savior (3 Nephi 7)
February  Journeys
  • Lehi and his family travel to the promised land (1 Nephi 2-5, 7, 16-18)
  • Nephi moves his people after the death of his father (2 Nephi 5)
  • Zeniff travels back to the land of Nephi (Omni, Mosiah 9-10)
  • Ammon travels to find the people of Zeniff (Mosiah 7-8)
  • Limhi leads his people back to Zarahemla (Mosiah 22)
  • Alma leads his people back to Zarahemla (Mosiah 24)
  • The people of Ammon move to Jershon (Alma 27)
  • Explorers travel to the north countries (Alma 63, Helaman 3)
  • Jared and his family travel to the promised land (Ether 1-2, 6)
March Visions and Spiritual Experiences
  • Lehi sees a vision (1 Nephi 1)
  • An angel delivers Nephi and Sam from Laman and Lemuel (1 Nephi 3)
  • Lehi’s dream (1 Nephi 8)
  • Nephi’s vision (1 Nephi 11-14)
  • Isaiah is called as a prophet (2 Nephi 16)
  • Enos’s conversion (Enos)
  • An angel appears to King Benjamin (Mosiah 3)
  • Alma’s prayer is answered (Mosiah 26)
  • Alma the Younger’s conversion (Mosiah 27, Alma 36)
  • Alma and Amulek see angels prior to preaching in Ammonihah (Alma 8, 10)
  • Lamoni’s conversion (Alma 18-19)
  • Lamoni’s father’s conversion (Alma 22)
  • Nephi and Lehi are encircled by fire (Helaman 5)
  • Nephi receives the sealing power (Helaman 10-11)
  • The Lord commands Samuel the Lamanite to return to Zarahemla (Helaman 13)
  • The Savior appears to the Nephites and Lamanites (3 Nephi 9-11, 17, 19, 28)
  • The brother of Jared sees the Savior (Ether 3-4)
April Wars
  • Zoram (Alma 16)
  • The Lamanites attack the people of Ammon (Alma 24-25)
  • The battle of Jershon (Alma 28)
  • Captain Moroni (Alma 43-44, 46, 48-55, 59-62)
  • The sons of Helaman (Alma 56-58)
  • Moronihah (Helaman 4)
  • Lachoneus (3 Nephi 3-4)
  • Mormon (Mormon 1-6, Moroni 9)
  • Coriantumr (Ether 13-15)
May Governments
  • Nephi establishes a city (2 Nephi 5)
  • Zeniff establishes a city among the Lamanites (Mosiah 9-10)
  • Jared and his brother establish a new civilization in the promised land (Ether 6)
  • Lamoni’s father proclaims religious freedom (Alma 23)
  • Mosiah establishes a system of judges (Mosiah 29)
  • King Noah (Mosiah 11)
  • Gideon (Mosiah 19, 20, 22, Alma 1)
  • The Amlicites (Alma 2-3)
  • Amalakiah (Alma 46-47)
  • Gadianton and Kishkumen (Helaman 1-2)
  • Cezoram (Helaman 6)
  • Seezoram / Seantum (Helaman 9)
  • The people divide into tribes (3 Nephi 2, 6-7)
  • Four generations of peace (4 Nephi)
  • Jaredite kings (Ether 7-11)
June Sermons to the church
  • Jacob’s sermon on the atonement (2 Nephi 6-9)
  • Jacob addresses two sins (Jacob 2-3)
  • King Benjamin’s speech (Mosiah 2-6)
  • Alma’s sermon in Zarahemla (Alma 5-6)
  • Alma’s sermon in Gideon (Alma 7)
  • Jesus Christ teaches the Nephites and Lamanites (3 Nephi 11-27)
  • Mormon’s sermon on faith, hope, and charity (Moroni 7)
July Sermons to hostile audiences
  • Lehi preaches in Jerusalem (1 Nephi 1)
  • Alma and Amulek teach in Ammonihah (Alma 10-13)
  • Alma and Amulek teach the Zoramites (Alma 32-34)
  • Nephi teaches his neighbors (Helaman 7-9)
  • Samuel the Lamanite teaches the Nephites in Zarahemla (Helaman 13-15)
  • Jacob teaches Sherem (Jacob 7)
  • Alma addresses Nehor’s priestcraft (Alma 1)
  • Alma teaches Korihor (Alma 30)
August Sermons to family members
  • Lehi teaches his sons (1 Nephi 10)
  • Nephi teaches his brothers (1 Nephi 7, 15, 17, 20-22)
  • Lehi teaches Laman and Lemuel (2 Nephi 1)
  • Lehi teaches Jacob (2 Nephi 2)
  • Lehi teaches Joseph (2 Nephi 3)
  • Lehi teaches the sons of Laman and Lemuel (2 Nephi 4)
  • Benjamin teaches his sons (Mosiah 1)
  • Alma teaches Helaman (Alma 36-37)
  • Alma teaches Shiblon (Alma 38)
  • Alma teaches Corianton (Alma 39-42)
  • Alma teaches his sons (Alma 45)
  • Helaman teaches his sons (Helaman 5)
  • Two epistles from Mormon to Moroni (Moroni 8-9)
September Teachings directed to the readers – part 1
  • Mormon identifies the purposes of the book (Title Page)
  • Nephi explains the two sets of plates (1 Nephi 6, 9, 19)
  • Nephi’s psalm (2 Nephi 4)
  • Jacob shares and elaborates on the allegory of the olive tree (Jacob 4-6)
  • Mormon explains the inclusion of the small plates of Nephi (Words of Mormon)
  • Alma’s feelings about missionary work (Alma 29)
  • Mormon laments the foolishness of man (Helaman 12)
  • Mormon testifies of the truth of the Book of Mormon (3 Nephi 5)
  • Mormon speaks to the modern Gentiles (3 Nephi 29-30, Mormon 3, 5)
  • Mormon speaks to the Lamanites (Mormon 7)
  • Moroni speaks to us (Mormon 8-9)
  • Moroni teaches us lessons from the experiences of Ether (Ether 4)
  • Moroni prophesies about the three witnesses (Ether 5)
  • Moroni warns us about secret combinations (Ether 8)
  • Moroni teaches us about faith (Ether 12)
  • Moroni explains the background of the final book (Moroni 1)
  • Moroni’s exhortations (Moroni 10)
October Teachings directed to the readers – part 2
  • Nephi’s shares and elaborates on the words of Isaiah (2 Nephi 10-33)
November Establishing the church & building a prosperous community
  • Jacob functions as a teacher and a priest (Jacob 1)
  • The priests warn the people (Jarom)
  • Alma organizes the church at the waters of Mormon (Mosiah 18)
  • Alma organizes the church in Zarahemla (Mosiah 25-27)
  • Alma steps down as chief judge (Alma 4)
  • Jesus Christ establishes the church (3 Nephi 11, 27)
  • Moroni explains how to ordain priests, administer the sacrament, and hold church meetings (Moroni 2-6)
December The Savior’s visit to the American continent
  • The destruction preceding His visit (3 Nephi 8-9)
  • The first day (3 Nephi 11-18)
  • The second day (3 Nephi 19-26)
  • Subsequent visits (3 Nephi 27-28)