We learn more about some strong and mighty men in this chapter–both for good and evil. Some stand in the limelight, such as Moroni, but we can be “no less serviceable” in God’s kingdom as we exercise faith in Jesus Christ, even when we receive no fanfare or attention. Strong and mighty doesn’t only apply to those whose names are recorded in the history books.
This chapter is one of my favorites. It shows how one evil man brought so much pain to two whole nations. He did it by subtle tricks and flattery that the devil uses with us today. We can learn how not to leave the high ground of safety and light by studying Lehonti’s and Amalickiah’s story.
Captain Moroni unfurls the title of liberty in this chapter, prepared to fight for their families, their religion, and the cause of Christians. What are we willing to do to fight for these blessings, so they aren’t stolen by leaders with wicked designs?
In these battle chapters of Alma, we can glean many tactics to use in our own fight against evil. Captain Moroni wants to end the conflict, but he refuses to compromise with evil. How can we do this in our own lives?
In this chapter, it talks about a wicked man named Zerahemnah, who was determined to preserve hatred for the Nephites and destroy them. Do we preserve hatred or love in our lives? Do our actions uplift or tear down others?
This powerful chapter discusses two seemingly opposing eternal traits of God and how they intertwine to provide salvation for the children of God.
Alma teaches Corianton about the law of Restoration, how we will be restored to that which is natural to us and stand before Christ to be judged someday. What is natural to me?
Alma preaches about resurrection truths he has had revealed to him in this chapter. I’ve outlined nine truths about the resurrection. Study them, and answer the question: Am I prepared to stand before God in a resurrected body to be judged of my works in this life?
This begins Alma’s talk to his son, Corianton, who had grievously sinned. Alma’s message to him is to repent…and be saved. There is hope for even the vilest sinner. How do I secure that hope in my own life?
Alma counsels his son Shiblon to endure to the end in keeping God’s commandments and to always bridle his passions and be temperate in all things. What does it mean to bridle our passions?