Tag Archives: 1 Nephi 3

Why Is Family History Important?

Heavenly Father wants us to build strong relationships with each other, and those relationships are not limited to people who are currently living. After Lehi left Jerusalem with his family, He sent his sons back on a dangerous mission. They … Continue reading

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What Should I Do When I Have Doubts?

To doubt is to vacillate, to be paralyzed by indecision. The word descends from the Latin word dubitare, which is related to duo (“two”). Together with the related words dubiosus (“doubtful”), and dubium (“doubt”) it suggests an inability to decide between … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Serve God “with All Diligence of Mind?”

The people of King Limhi had every reason to feel hopeless. Their enemies, the Lamanites, had conquered their city. They were required to pay half of all they possessed as tribute to the Lamanite king (Mosiah 19:26). Three times, they … Continue reading

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What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Obedience?

Some form of the word “obey” appears 31 times in the Book of Mormon: Book # Occurences 1 Nephi 4 2 Nephi 6 Jacob 5 Mosiah 7 Alma 9 TOTAL 31 “I must obey.” Obedience is a very important topic … Continue reading

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How Can I Be a Better Father?

Today is Father’s Day, and I’m thinking about what I can do to be a better father. Here are ten principles the Book of Mormon teaches about being an effective father: 1. Give your children assignments, and trust that they … Continue reading

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What Is the Appropriate Balance Between Hard Work and Faith?

Near the end of King Benjamin’s sermon, after he taught his people about the Atonement of Jesus Christ, after they prayed and received a remission of their sins, and after he gave them counsel about what they should do to … Continue reading

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Is It Wrong to Complain?

Lehi’s journey to the American continent mirrors Moses’s earlier journey to the land of Israel in many ways. One of those similarities is the incessant murmuring by some people during the journey. The children of Israel complained about bitter water … Continue reading

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