Best of book of mormon commentary list scripture notes. If someone were to ask you about the book of mormon, what could you say about how it has influenced your life. Before we were born, we lived as spirits with god, our heavenly father. Prophetic promises of studying the book of mormon scripture.
Yea, come unto christ, and be perfected in him, and. In 1986, i was invited to give a special lecture at a university in accra, ghana. It may guide you in developing your own purpose statement for your own life. Top 40 inspirational book of mormon scriptures the lifey app. Nov 17, 2019 early in the book of mormon, the concept of sacrifice appears. During the darkest times of my life, the book of mormon is what got me through. In your scripture study journal, answer the following questions. Aug 27, 20 the book of mormon will change your life. According to the book of mormon prophet, lehi, adam fell that man might be, and men are that they might have joy. Lehi and his family had certainly given up much to follow the lords command, abandoning their comfortable living in jerusalem to travel in the wilderness.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading 52 life changing questions from the book of mormon. The book of mormon both illuminates the teachings of the master and exposes the tactics of the adversary. Apr 23, 2007 i think the best explanation of the purpose of the book of mormon comes from the title page itself. Abinadi testifies of jesus christ mosiah 1118 book of mormon duration.
Because of the book of mormon in their lives and all the blessings associated with that book my life changed forever. Dean sessions latter day saint creationism the doctrine and science. The book of mormon videos youtube channel is a collection of videos based on accounts from the book of mormon. Oct 10, 2014 have you thought about your lifes purpose lately. To understand your purpose here, it helps to know where you came from. It is the word of god and, like the bible, gives us guidance and inspiration in our daily lives.
My topic for discussion here is the challenge of the book of mormon. If this is difficult to understand, just think of the last time you watched an intense movie or read a suspenseful book. Wherefore, it is an abridgment of the record of the people of nephi, and also of the lamaniteswritten to the lamanites, who are a remnant of the house of israel. The precise purposes of the book of mormon religious. Specifically, the book of mormon was prepared for our day so that we would learn and grow by readings the words of ancient prophets in the americas. Life isnt always easy here on earth, but god wants us to learn from our challenges. Brothers and sisters, without reservation i promise you that if you will prayerfully read the book of mormon, regardless of how many times you previously have read it, there will come into your hearts an added measure of the spirit of the lord. Simply having read the book of mormon or being aware of its existence doesnt really change your life, its believing it is scripture and following one of the religions based on it that is the life changing scenario.
In a most miraculous and singular way, the book of mormon teaches us of jesus christ and his gospel. If you have asked yourself one of those questions you are not alone. Our spiritual purpose is to overcome both sin and the desire to sin clean hands and a pure heart, ensign, nov. First staged in 2011, the play is a satirical examination of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints beliefs and practices that ultimately endorses the positive power of love and service. Im first going to describe the critical text project, some of its major findings. We spend a lot of time thinking about what the scriptures tell us, not nearly as much time thinking about what they ask us. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Book of mormon evidence streaming faithfully exploring.
Instead, they are being donated to four nonprofit organizations, including book of mormon central. When i was in high school, i committed to never miss a day of reading from the book of mormon for the rest of my life. He was starting to embrace the principles of the book of mormon into his very way of being. Nelson, gc october 1999, a testimony of the book of mormon young men, the book of mormon will change your life. The book of mormon provides spiritual nutrition, prescribes a plan of action, and connects us with the holy spirit. Dec 19, 2017 what are some passages in the book of mormon that have helped you in times of personal challenge. These book of mormon videos will have the same purpose as the book of mormon itselfto bring people closer to jesus christ, says elder larry r. Royal skousen, a professor of linguistics at byu and a recognized expert of the textual history of the book of mormon, has identified 5,280 variations in all editions of the book of mormon. General conference of the church of jesus christ 4,722 views. The book of mormon is another testament of jesus christ. I had a similar experience as i came to know for myself that the book of mormon is true. The others are the byu new testament commentary, byu studies, and alliance of covenant artists a coalition of latterday saint artists.
Since its first publication in 1830, the book of moron has undergone thousands of changes. Wellmeaning friends offered suggestions, but nothing helped. My parents divorced when i was a teenager and i had many deep questions and concerns about the fairness of life and the truths that govern all things. Here we shed light on our beliefs that range from the purpose of life to core gospel principles including the creation, holy scripture, and the godhead. Catherine taylor and john bytheway, both religion professors at byu, spoke about the influence the book of mormon had on their lives and. Men and women who turn their lives over to god will find out that he can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. Some of you, however, may still be living on the testimony of othersyour parents, your friends, your church leaders. My social life changed quite a bit, since i took off on a mission pretty much immediately afterward, and then went to byu. Jensen, the precise purposes of the book of mormon, in by study and by faith. My life without the book of mormon would likely be over. The book itself is the most wonderful curriculum we have. Converts to mormonism, how did becoming mormon change your life. The mormon church distributes free copies of the king james version of the bible and the book of mormon. The book of mormon it will change your life home facebook.
In the book of mormon, alma the younger is a high priest and chief judge in zarahemla. Daniel ludlow, a companion to your study of the book of mormon, p. The book of mormonchanged my life women in the church of. The persistent asking of that question will change your life. We all know biblical verses can send a wrong meaning when taken out of context, and the book of mormon is no different. Promises for reading book of mormon margies messages. In 2020 the church of jesus christ of latterday saints is using the book of mormon for its course of study. The challenge of the book of mormon religious studies center.
Moroni states the precise purposes of the book of mormon on the title pagewhich is to show unto the remnant of the house of israel. He learns that many people in gods church have become prideful. Boyd tuttle out of darkness into light a decade of discovery in book of mormon research. The decision to use the word challenge came from a remark by president spencer w. By relying on him, we can find joy and meaning in every circumstance. Religious studies center, brigham young university, 2009, 2536. Critical texts have previously been prepared for important historical and literary works but until fairly.
Eric is not alone in the miraculous healing of the book of mormon, millions others have been affected. Nov 26, 2011 before writing or teaching about the book of mormon, it is essential to read itall of it, straight through, in order to see the information in context. One day i was reading the book of mormon and came to 2 nephi 4. We gain a deeper sense of lifes purpose and meaning. Jul 01, 2011 kathryn, thank you for sharing this beautiful story from your life. Without the book of mormon, i dont know if i would still have a life. It is holy scripture comparable to the bible and contains.
Mormonism tends to take a positive view of the purpose of existence, with the. Have you ever had the feeling that your life is like an erratic sewing machine. He served a fulltime mission in southern england during the early 1970s. We hope the video library will build bridges of understanding and increase interest in gods word, which in turn can change hearts and inspire people. I think the book of mormon musical is mostly about how whether it is a phrase, a book of scripture, or a star wars story, we all can find something to hang on to to get us through hard times. Now is the perfect time to look for greater insights into the book of mormon and have an awesome tool to store all your insights for instant retrieval later.
Jan 31, 2019 the book of mormon musical has many positive messages. Heres how we can get more from the relief society declaration. In short, your spirit lived with god in heaven before you were born. Brian stubbs lehite language evidence in native american languages. Book of mormon to come to life in new church video series.
He and his wife, the former arlene chapman, live in mona, utah. Kimball in his first press conference after he became president of the church. The book of mormon is a musical comedy with music, lyrics and book by trey parker, robert lopez, and matt stone. Dean sessions how practical scientific applications of the um help us learn truth. Then i would like to turn to the issue of changes in the text to the book of mormon. What does the book of mormon teach about sacrifice. Written for us, 8 it contains the word of god in plainness 9 and tells us of our identity, purpose, and destiny. I asked the students to fill in the following blank with the word that they feel best fits. The foreknowledge of god had anticipated the blunder of the 116 lost pages of the book of lehi. The plaque i carved says, the book of mormon will change your life. It was for this reason that the lord commanded mormon to include the small plates with his abridged record.995 301 705 408 593 633 1371 737 839 453 1413 922 129 62 537 1 200 123 1329 1484 1201 758 54 1430 1014 888 755 1182 800