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Monday, May 18, 2009

Moroni 9-10

Moroni 9-10 Study Guide – to be discussed May 28
Day 1: Read Moroni 9:1-6
1. Who wrote Moroni 9 and why? In Moroni 9:3, where it states ‘they do not repent,” to whom does the word “they” refer?

2. What evidence is presented that indicates the Spirit of the Lord had ceased striving with the people?

3. What is our ultimate labor in this life? Who will help us?

Day 2: Read Moroni 9:7-19
4. Give two reasons the armies of Nephites and Lamanites performed atrocities of war upon their prisoners.

5. For what did Mormon pray? Why do you think he was especially concerned about the widows and fatherless women?

6. According to Moromon, what two qualities were the Nephite armies lacking? What did they delight in?

Day 3: Read Moroni 9:20-26
7. Why couldn’t Mormon recommend his people to God? Who could he recommend? Why?

8. Why did Mormon believe he would see Moroni again soon?

9. List what Mormon encouraged Moroni to do and feel in spite of their dire circumstances.

Day 4: Read Mormon 10:1-7; 1 Nephi 1:20; D&C 50:21-25; 2 Nephi 32:3
10. When did Moroni finish his record? To whom did he write?

BONUS: Compare Moroni 10:3 with 1 Nephi 1:20. What major theme in the Book of Mormon is recognized at both the beginning and the end of the book?

11. List what Moroni exhorted future readers of the Book of Mormon to do.

12. By what power may all men know of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon – and all things? (See also 2 Nephi 32:3.)

BONUS: Read D&C 50:21-25. List ways in which the Book of Mormon edifies you or gives you light.

Day 5: Read Moroni 10:8-19; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; D&C 46:11-26
13. List gifts of the Spirit recorded by Moroni.

14. Compare Moroni’s list of spiritual gifts with those in 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 and D&C 46:11-26. Realizing these lists are not exclusive, which gift is unique to Moroni’s list?

15. According to D&C 46:12, why are we given divers gifts?

Day 6: Read Moroni 10:20-29; 2 Nephi 28:1-2
16. How do gifts of the Spirit help build faith, hope and charity? Are these attributes also gifts of the Spirit?

17. What can cause the end of spiritual gifts?

BONUS: Can real good be done without the Spirit? Why or why not?

18. Read 2 Nephi 29:1-2 with Moroni 10:27-29. How do God’s words “hiss forth” today?

Day 7: Read Moroni 10:30-34; 2 Nephi 25:23
19. List again from these verses what Moroni would exhort us to do, and his reasons for so counselling us.

20. When is God’s grace sufficient to make us whole? (See also 2 Nephi 25:23.)

21. What is the purpose of the Book of Mormon? What would you like to say to Mormon and Moroni if given the chance?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Moroni 7-8

Moroni 7-8 Study Guide – to be discussed May 21
Day 1: Read Moroni 7:1-9; Psalm 95:6-11; Matthew 11:28; Jacob 1:7-8; James 1:6
1. Whose sermon is recorded in Moroni 7? What did he speak concerning? To whom did he speak?

2. Read Psalm 95:6-11 (with footnote 11b), Matt. 11:28, Jacob 1:7-8. What is the “rest of the Lord”? The word “rest” is used twice in Moroni 7:3. Is there a difference between the first and the second usage? What do faith and hope have to do with entering into that rest?

BONUS: What does a “peaceable walk” look like?

3. Underline “real intent” in Moroni 7:6 and 9. How does James 1:6 help explain the term “real intent”?

Day 2: Read Moroni 7:10-19; D&C 84:47-48
4. Do you think Mormon believed people are either all good or all bad? What gifts do we have to help us discern good and evil?

5. Underline the words “inviteth” and “enticeth” in Moroni 7:12-13. List ways Satan invites and entices today. How does the Lord invite and entice?

6. How can we become children of Christ? (See also D&C 84:47-48.)

Day 3: Read Moroni 7:20-32
7. According to Mormon, what is the relationship between faith and discernment?

8. By what two things can we begin to exercise faith in Christ?

9. What are the errands of angels? (See also 2 Nephi 32:3, Alma 29:1-2.)

Day 4: Read Moroni 7:33-48; 1 Peter 4:8
10. How do we know the day of miracles has not ceased? Will miracles ever cease?

11. What is the relationship between faith and hope? Between faith and humility?

12. What is charity? How can we possess or develop charity in our lives? Why is it so important? (See also 1 Peter 4:8.)

BONUS: Why doesn’t charity ever fail?

Day 5: Read Moroni 8:1-9
13. Who wrote Moroni 8? What was the occasion?

14. What point of controversy does this epistle particularly address? Is it still controversial today?

15. How did Mormon know it was “solemn mockery before God” to baptize little children?

Day 6: Read Moroni 8:10-21
16. Why don’t little children need to repent?

17. What qualities did Mormon say the proponents of infant baptism lack?

18. In what way(s) does infant baptism deny the pure mercies of God?

Day 7: Read Moroni 8:22-30; 1 Peter 4:6
19. Look at the footnote for Moroni 8:22d. What did Mormon mean when he wrote all those who are “without the law” are alive in Christ? Who might this include? (See also 1 Peter 4:6.)

20. What are the first fruits of repentance?

21. How does perfect love endure? What is the natural consequence of the denial of great knowledge?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Moroni 1-6

Moroni 1-5 Study Guide – To Be Discussed May 14
Day 1: Read Moroni 1; Mormon 8:7-8; D&C 27:5
1. Why did Moroni write more after abridging the Jaredite record?

2. Read Mormon 8:7-8. How did Moroni refer to the Lamanites in Moroni 1:4. What does this tell you about Moroni?

3. Read D&C 27:5, with headnote to section 27. What keys did the Lord commit to Moroni’s safe keeping?

Day 2: Read Moroni 2; 3 Nephi 18:36-39
4. Read 3 Nephi 18:36-39. What was the setting for the events recorded in Moroni 2?

5. Why did the Savior call each apostle by name? In whose name were they to give the Holy Ghost?

6. What were the Nephite 12 commanded to do before they exercised their priesthood?

Day 3: Read Moroni 3; D&C 20:38-44
7. Read D&C 20:38-44. Why do we call apostles elders?

8. What impresses you most about Moroni’s message as it relates to the church being a “house of order” (see D&C 88:119)?

9. In whose name were the disciples of Christ to ordain? By what power?

Day 4: Read Moroni 4
10. Who did Christ designate to administer the emblems of his sacrifice to the church?

11. List what we ask of God in the sacramental prayer over the bread.

12. List what we covenant to do as we partake of the bread.

Day 5: Read Moroni 5; D&C 27:2-4
13. Read D&C 27:2-4. Why don’t we use wine as a sacramental emblem today?

14. Look up the words “sanctify” and “sacrament” in a dictionary. Although we ask the Father to sanctify the emblems of the sacrament, what is our part in making these emblems sacred?

15. We commit ourselves twice in each sacrament prayer to “remember.” List ways in which we “always remember him.”

Day 6: Read Moroni 6:1-6
16. What was required of the elders, priests and teachers before they were baptized?

17. What does a broken heart have to do with preparation for baptism? Preparation to partake of the sacrament? Why are the names of baptized people recorded?

18. Why do we have so many meetings?

Day 7: Read Moroni 6:7-9
19. Why do you think it was (is) important to reject unrepentant sinners from full fellowship in the church?

20. What do you think Moroni meant by the term “real intent? In Moroni 6:8?

21. By what power were (are) meetings planned and conducted?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ether 14-15

Ether 14-15 – to be discussed May 7
Day 1: Read Ether 14:1-10; Helaman 12:18-21; Helaman 13:18-19
1. What was the nature of the great curse upon the land? Read Helaman 12:18-21 and 13:18-19. Why did the Lord exact this curse?

2. How did Coriantumr lose his kingdom? How did Gilead lose the kingdom to Lib?

3. List life lessons we can take from these verses. In other words, what should we avoid if we want to keep our “kingdoms” intact?

Day 2: Read Ether 14:11-24
4. Review Ether 11:17, 13:20-22, 27. What seems to have motivated Coriantumr to fight? What was he defending?

5. List the generals and/or kings Coriantumr battled.

6. What two things motivated Shiz in his pursuit of Coriantumr? Why was he so greatly feared?

BONUS: Draw a map showing the land of Moron, the wilderness of Akish, the plains of Agosh, the (east) seashore, and the movements of Lib’s, Coriantumr’s and Shiz’s armies.

Day 3: Read Ether 14:25-31
7. Moroni wrote, “the Lord did visit them in the fullness of his wrath” (v.25). Who was killing off the Jaredites? How did the Lord exercise his wrath?

8. Who invited whom to battle on the hill Comnor? How was the invitation extended?

9. Why didn’t Coriantumr die from loss of blood? Was this a blessing or a curse?

Day 4: Read Ether 15:1-9
10. How many of Coriantumr’s people had been killed in his wars (conservative estimate)? Why did he mourn?

11. Do you think Coriantumr experienced a mighty change of heart? Why or why not?

12. Why do you think Coriantumr continued to fight? What motivated his people?

Day 5: Read Ether 15:10-17; Mormon 6:6
13. Read Mormon 6:6. What is another name for the hill Ramah? (See also Index listing, “Ramah, Hill.”) What two gatherings took place in this area?

14. How many years did Coriantumr and Shiz take in preparing their armies for a final battle?

15. List who fought in the Jaredite armies. Did they have a choice? Why or why not? Why did they mourn?

Day 6: Read Ether 15:18-25
16. Why did the Spirit of the Lord cease to strive with the people? What were the results of this?

17. Ether 15:22 describes the people as “drunken with anger.” List the signs of substance abuse. How does anger unabated diminish agency?

18. Review Ether 15:15-24. How many days had the people fought until there were 32 left for Shiz and 27 for Coriantumr? Could the survivors have stopped fighting at this point?

BONUS: Review Ether 9:12. When had nearly total annihilation occurred before in Jaredite history? What was the motivation then?

Day 7: Read Ether 15:26-34; Omni 1:19-22, Mosiah 8:7-11
19. From Ether 15:27, how many hours did the remaining “large and mighty men” fight before they fainted from loss of blood?

20. Although Coriantumr was protected by Ether’s prophecy (Ether 13:21), was this an easy battle for him? Do you think he could have repented at any point and saved his people? Why didn’t he?

21. Read Omni 1:19-22, Mosiah 8:7-11. By what two means did the Nephites learn of the history of the Jaredites?

BONUS: In the end, the prophet Ether was able to come out of hiding. How do you think he felt when he saw that the words of the Lord had all been fulfilled? What mattered most to this last Jaredite prophet?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ether 12-13

Ether 12-13 Study Guide – to be discussed April 23
Day 1: Read Ether 12:1-6; Review Ether 11:17-18, Ether 1:6-33
1. If Coriantumr is the “mighty man” who usurped power in Ether 11:17-18, from whom was he descended? From whom was Ether descended? (See Ether 1:6-33.)

2. How do we obtain hope? How is hope like an anchor? To what does that hope lead?

3. What quality must we possess in order to follow counsel when the results of following that counsel are not immediately apparent? When does the witness come that we have acted correctly in following counsel?

Day 2: Read Ether 12:7-21
4. From Ether 12:7-9, list what Moroni tells us has been made possible because of faitih.

5. What does Moroni say in verses 12-18 about the relationship between faith and miracles?

BONUS: Compare Ether 12:6 with Ether 12:19. How does faith make us glad?

6. What is the difference between seeing with our eyes and seeing with “an eye of faith”?

Day 3: Read Ether 12:22-31; Enos 1:13-16
7. Why was Moroni worried about his writing? What would we miss out on today if he had let his feelings of inadequacy keep him from writing?

8. Why do we have weaknesses? What is the Lord’s promise regarding these weaknesses?

9. How was Moroni’s experience a witness of his own faith? List two more blessings of faith from Ether 12:30-31.

Day 4: Read Ether 12:32-41
10. If we exercise faith in Christ, for what might we reasonably hope?

11. For what did Moroni pray to the Lord in our behalf? Why?

12. What is Moroni’s challenge to us in Ether 12:41?

Bonus: Read D&C 135:4-5; D&C 138:42, and D&C 88:74-75 with Ether 12:37. How did Moroni know his garments were clean?

EXTRA CREDIT: Review Ether 12, underlining the words FAITH and HOPE where they appear in the text.

Day 5: Read Ether 13:1-12; Revelation 21:1-4; D&C 57:1-3; 1 Nephi 13:42; 3 Nephi 20:22; Jacob 5:63
13. Why was the Jaredite civilization destroyed? How long has this been a land of promise?

14. Read Rev. 21:1-4, D&C 57:1-3, 1 Nephi 13:42, and 3 Nephi 20:22. Where will the New Jerusalem be established? Who will build it?

15. Read Jacob 5:63. What do you think Moroni meant when he wrote the first shall be last and the last shall be first, in relation to the gathering of Israel?

Day 6: Read Ether 13:13-19
16. Why did the prophet Ether hide in a cave?

17. What caused war among Coriantumr’s people?

18. What subjects did Coriantumr study?

Day 7: Read Ether 13:20-31
19. Summarize Ether’s message to Coriantumr. Over whom would Coriantumr be king if the prophecies were true?

20. According to Ether 13:25, what was every man fighting for?

21. How many days did Coriantumr and Shared fight? Who won?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ether 9-11

Ether 9-11 Study Guide – to be discussed April 16
Day 1: Read Ether 9:1-15
1. How did the Lord spare the life of King Omer?

2. What might King Jared have anticipated regarding his new son-in-law?

3. On what were the hearts of the people of Akish set? How did this corrupt their society?

Day 2: Read Ether 9:16-35
4. What curse did the Lord begin to take from off the land? How was it related to the “promise” of the land of promise?

5. List blessings associated with those who “execute judgment in righteousness” all their days.

6. When did the people begin to repent? List what they had endured without humbling up to that time.

BONUS: Review Ether 9:15-25. About how many years of peace did the Jaredites have during this time?

Day 3: Read Ether 10:1-8; Mosiah 11:1-8
7. What two things did Shez Sr. “remember,” or keep in mind, that helped him remain righteous? What do we need to remember?

8. What was the motivation for Shez Jr.’s murder?

9. Compare Ether 10:5-8 with Mosiah 11:1-8. List similarities between Riplakish and Noah.

Day 4: Read Ether 10:9-18; Ether 1:6-33; D&C 42:23
10. How did Morianton “do justice unto the people, but not unto himself” (v.11)? See also D&C 42:23.

11. List the kings mentioned in Ether 10:13-15. How did each come to power?

12. Review Ether 1:6-33. From whom were all the kings descended? What prophet came from their lineage?

Day 5: Read Ether 10:19-34
13. List advances in civilization during the reign of Lib.

14. How many generations of kings served in captivity? Why do you think they were not executed?

15. What evil returned during the reign of Com?

Day 6: Read Ether 11:1-11
16. Why do you think the people rejected the prophets?

17. Who ordered the martyrdom of the prophets? Why?

18. Why didn’t the people hearken to the voice of the Lord? What was the result?

Day 7: Read Ether 11:12-23
19. What message did the prophets deliver in the days of Ethem? How was their message received?

20. How many of the kings between Shiblon and Coriantor reigned in wickedness?

21. How was the prophecy recorded in Ether 11:21 fulfilled?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ether 6-8

Ether 6-8 Study Guide – to be discussed April 2
Day 1: Read Ether 6:1-9; 1 Nephi 18:9
1. List modern-day parallels to the brother of Jared’s shining stones. In other words, what has the Lord touched in your life that gives you light?

2. What did the Jaredites do AFTER they had made physical preparations for their journey?

3. Read 1 Nephi 18:9. Compare this description of Lehi’s family singing with the Jaredite singing recorded in Ether 6:8-9. How were the two choirs different? To which choir would you rather belong?

Day 2: Read Ether 6:10-20
4. How many days were the Jaredites and their flocks “on the water”?

5. Given the numbers of travelers recorded and implied in Ether 6:14-16, try to estimate how many people shared the eight barges.

6. According to Ether 6:17, what and how were the people taught as they settled the new land?

Day 3: Read Ether 6:21-30; 1 Samuel 8:6-19
7. What did the people desire from Jared and his brother? Why was this “grievous”? See also 1 Samuel 8:6-19.

8. How did Jared suggest the first king be chosen?

9. Why do you think so many refused kingship?

BONUS: Review Ether 1:6 and 32. From whom was Ether descended?

Day 4: Read Ether 7:1-13
10. Review Ether 6:23. How many generations of kings passed away before the warning of Jared’s brother was fulfilled?

11. List characteristics and attributes of Corihor.

12. In what two ways was Shule mighty?

BONUS: Calculate the potential Jaredite population at this point in their history if there were 13 couples in the first generation and they averaged 10 children each.

Day 5: Read Ether 7:14-27
13. How did the Jaredites become a divided people?

14. Why did the Lord send prophets among the people? What was their message?

15. How did Shule orchestrate peace?

Day 6: Read Ether 8:1-18; Helaman 6:26-30
16. By what methods did Jared lead away half the kingdom?

17. What was Jared’s daughter’s plan for returning her father to the throne? According to Helaman 6:26-30, who is the author of this kind of plan?

18. By whom and by what did Akish require his kindred and friends to swear their allegiance?

Day 7: Read Ether 8:19-26; Revelation 20:1-3
19. Ether 8:19-26 contains Moroni’s counsel and commentary. Among whom did Moroni say secret combinations are had? To what do they lead? How did he know this?

20. What do you think Moroni meant when he warned us not to let secret combinations “get above” us (v.23)?

21. When will Satan no longer have power over the hearts of the children of men? See also Revelation 20:1-3, with chapter heading.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ether 3-5

To view a video clip on prayer, with quotes from David A. Bednar, click here.
Day 1: Read Ether 3:1-5; Review Ether 2:19, 23
1. Review Ether 2:19, 23. What two options for lighting the barges had the Lord rejected? What physical and mental preparations had the brother of Jared completed before he came before the Lord in prayer?

2. List elements or steps in the brother of Jared’s petition before the Lord.

3. In what did the brother of Jared have faith?

Day 2: Read Ether 3:6-12; Ezekiel 1:28; Revelation 1:16-17
4. How did the Lord answer the Brother of Jared’s prayer? If his prayer was answered according to his expectations, why was he “struck with fear”? See also Ezekiel 1:28 and Revelation 1:16-17.

5. Give examples of how the brother of Jared asked, sought, and knocked as he approached the Lord in prayer.

6. What characteristic of God did Jared’s brother know absolutely? How did this increase his faith?

Day 3: Read Ether 3:13-20; D&C 67:10-13; Alma 32:21, 34
7. Why was the brother of Jared allowed back into the presence of the Lord? Use D&C 67:10-13 to list specific attributes we need in order to be able to “abide in the presence of God.”

8. How did the Lord identify himself to the brother of Jared? In other words, who did he say he is?

9. Did Moroni say Jared’s brother could not be kept from seeing the Lord because of his faith or because of his knowledge? See also Alma 32:21, 34.

Day 4: Read Ether 3:21-28; Ether 4:1; 2 Nephi 27:6-11; D&C 17:1
10. Why do you think the Lord put restrictions on when and how the Jaredite record was to come forth? See also Ether 4:1; 2 Nephi 27:6-11; Mosiah 28:17-19.

11. According to D&C 17:1, what were the “two stones” given to the brother of Jared on the mount? In what ways do they also “shine” or illuminate?

12. List what the Lord caused the brother of Jared to see in vision. Have other prophets shared this vision?

Day 5: Read Ether 4:1-9; Alma 12:9-11; 3 Nephi 26:9-11
13. When was the Jaredite record made available to the descendants of Lehi? Why was Moroni commanded to hide them?

14. From Ether 4:6-7, list three specific things we need to do in order to prepare ourselves to receive the sealed portion of the plates.

15. What is the fate of those who read and reject the Book of Mormon? See also Alma 12:9-11; 3 Nephi 26:9-11.

Day 6: Read Ether 4:10-191 Nephi 14:18-28; 1 Nephi 13:37; Mosiah 2:41; D&C 6:13
16. How can we know the Book of Mormon is true?

17. Who does the Lord invite to “come unto me” in Ether 4:13-14? What is the promise if we do?

18. When will we receive the “great and marvelous things” the Lord wants us to have? What specific part(s) of the Bible will those marvelous writings help us better understand? See also 1 Nephi 14:18-28.

BONUS: Cross-reference Ether 4:19 with 1 Nephi 13:37, Mosiah 2:41 and D&C 6:13. How do we know there is a heaven?

Day 7: Read Ether 5
19. This chapter has been called a “prophetic epistle” from Moroni to Joseph Smith. What two specific instructions did Moroni give Joseph regarding the plates?

20. Why were three witnesses required?

21. How can we be received into the kingdom of God?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ether 1-2

Ether 1-2 Study Guide – to be discussed March 19
Day 1: Read Ether 1:1-5; Omni 1:19-22; Mosiah 21:25-28; Bible Dictionary entry, “Chronology”
1. Read Omni 1:19-22 with Ether 1:2. In what relative area of the new world did the Jaredites settle?

2. Read Mosiah 21:25-28. How did Limhi’s people come to find the 24 plates of Ether?

3. Why didn’t Moroni include the Jaredite record of the creation?

BONUS: Look up “Chronology” in the Bible Dictionary. Although no date is offered for the tower of Babel, between what two events is it listed on pp. 35-36?

Day 2: Read Ether 1:6-34; Genesis 11:4-9
4. How many generations are listed in Ether’s genealogy? How many times is the word “descendant” used instead of “son” in Ether 1:6-32? IF we averaged 25 years between generations, how many years are represented?

5. Read Genesis 11:4-9, with footnote 9a. What two things did the Lord do in order to divide the people? Why do you think the Lord wanted to divide them?

6. Why do you think Jared asked his brother to petition the Lord rather than asking the Lord himself?

Day 3: Read Ether 1:35-43
7. How many times did Jared ask his brother to “cry” unto the Lord in behalf of their families and friends? List how Jared’s people were blessed as a direct result of his brother’s heartfelt prayers in Ether 1:35-41.

8. How did Jared himself exhibit great faith in the goodness of the Lord?

9. From Ether 1:42-43, list the promised blessings. What was the reason the Lord gave for blessing Jared’s people?

Day 4: Read Ether 2:1-8, Bible Dictionary entries, “Cloud,” and “Shechinah,” Genesis 10:6-9
10. How did Jared and his people show obedience?

11. How did the Lord direct and communicate with the Jaredites? Read the Bible Dictionary entries, “Cloud,” and “Shechinah.” Where else in scripture is the Lord’s presence described in a similar way?
12. What is the “promise” associated with a land of promise?

BONUS: Read Genesis 10:6-9 with footnotes. Who was Nimrod? From whom was he descended?

Day 5: Read Ether 2:9-15
13. When will the fullness of the wrath of God come upon the people in the Americas?

14. What “IF – THEN” promise did the Lord make as recorded in Ether 2:12?

15. How long was the brother of Jared chastened? Why did the Lord chasten him? Was this a sin?

Day 6: Read Ether 2:16-21
16. Review Ether 2:6. Were the Jaredites familiar with the construction and use of barges for crossing waters? Describe the barges they built.

17. What three technical problems regarding the voyage did Jared’s brother bring to the Lord in prayer?

18. Which question did the Lord answer first, and how was it answered?

Day 7: Read Ether 2:22-25; Genesis 6:16 with footnote
19. Was light necessary for the Jaredites’ safe crossing? How did the Lord “answer” this request?

BONUS: Read Genesis 6:16 with footnote 16a. Do you think the Lord planted the seed of an idea with the brother of Jared?

20. How was the question of navigation answered? What was required of the Jaredites for this to be effective?

21. If the Jaredite’s voyage is a “type” of our earthly journey, which we hope will bring us to “that far better land of promise,” (the celestial kingdom) what insights for today can you find in the brother of Jared’s questions and the Lord’s answers?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mormon 8-9

Mormon 8-9 Study Guide – to be discussed March 5
Day 1: Read Mormon 8:1-11
1. How did Mormon die? What did he command Moroni to do before he died?

2. Once the Nephite civilization was destroyed, with whom did the Lamanites go to war? Why do you think they did this?

3. Who had ministered to Mormon and Moroni? Why did they leave?

Day 2: Read Mormon 8:12-22
4. What promise did Moroni leave in Mormon 8:12? What are the associated warnings in Mormon 8:17?

5. In what way(s) has the Book of Mormon been “brought out of darkness unto light”?

6. List reasons why people today judge the Book of Mormon rashly.

Day 3: Read Mormon 8:23-32
7. How and for what purpose will Book of Mormon prophets cry from the dust?

8. What signs did Moroni list to identify the day in which the Book of Mormon would come forth?

9. What kinds of pollutions did Moroni foresee?

Day 4: Read Mormon 8:33-41
10. From Mormon 8:23 and 33, what further witness did Moroni give in support of his vision of our day?

11. Moroni wrote that he had not only seen our day, but had seen us. List problems he warned us about from
Mormon 8:36-41

12.What first-hand experience did Moroni have with the sword of vengeance?

Day 5: Read Mormon 9:1-14; John 5:22
13. According to Mormon 9:1, to whom is chapter nine addressed? What event does verse 2 describe?

14. Why would unbelievers be happier in hell than in the presence of God?

15. How is the gospel the same yesterday, today and forever? List elements of the Plan of Salvation outlined by Moroni in Mormon 9:11-14.

BONUS: Read Mormon 9:14 with John 5:22. What qualifies Christ to judge mankind?

Day 6: Read Mormon 9:15-25; Bible Dictionary entry, “Miracles”
16. Name some of the miracles that surround us every day.

17. What is the relationship between faith and miracles?

18. In what way(s) is a personal testimony of Christ and his gospel a miracle?

Extra Credit: Read the Bible Dictionary entry, “Miracles.” List the different names by which miracles are described in the scriptures.

Day 7: Read Mormon 9:26-37; Mosiah 8:13; Bible Dictionary entry, “Urim and Thummim”
19. From Mormon 9:28, what does it mean to “ask with a firmness unshaken”? For what did Moroni say we should ask?

20. Read Mosiah 8:13 and the Bible Dictionary entry, “Urim and Thummim.” What means had the Lord prepared for the translation of the record?

21. What was the desire and prayer of all the Nephite prophets?