Tag Archives: Alma 19

What Should I Be Thankful For?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States. In preparation for that holiday, I have been thinking about some of the things I am thankful for. Here are some ideas that occurred to me as I studied the Book of Mormon … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn from the Women in the Book of Mormon?

Today, I have been pondering the lessons I have learned from some of the women in the Book of Mormon. Here are a few of those lessons: “Now I know of a surety…” Sariah trusted the revelations received by her … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Pour Out Your Soul to God?

Several times in the Book of Mormon, people pray with such intensity that they are described as “pouring out [their] whole [souls] unto God.” After Enos’s sins were forgiven, he “began to feel a desire for the welfare of…the Nephites.” … 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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How Does God Communicate with Us?

After writing two days ago about the importance of firsthand spiritual knowledge, and after writing yesterday about the role of prophets in helping us to grow closer to God, I was thinking today about the variety of ways that God sends … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean for Jesus to Be Our “Redeemer?”

To redeem something is to repurchase it, to buy back something we have given away or sold. When applied to a person, the word implies rescue from captivity or bondage. (See “redeem,” Webster’s Dictionary, 1828.) Isaiah uses the imagery of … Continue reading

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What Is the Relationship Between Baptism and Membership in the Church?

As we discussed yesterday, the earliest references to baptism in the Book of Mormon focus on the baptism of Jesus Christ (which would happen 600 years later). Nephi teaches us that we should be baptized to follow His example (2 … Continue reading

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