Now we get a glimpse into the pride of the Zoramites. Alma knows their souls are precious, even if they despise their own brethren, and he wants to bring them back to Christ. Faith is the tool he needs to use to accomplish that. Same with us.
The converted Lamanites lay down their weapons of rebellion and have a change of heart. What are the weapons of rebellion that I hold onto, that distance me from God? Where can I find courage to lay them down?
Alma reminds the people of the priesthood of God and the saving covenants they once made with Him. There is power in covenant making and keeping. Do I take advantage of this power in my life?
Alma eventually preaches in a city called Ammonihah. They reject him and he leaves in sorrow. But an angel visits him and commands him to return to the angry people. And he speedily returns. Do i speedily obey God when He prompts me to do things in life?
Alma ends his preaching with a command and an invitation. He gives his people the key to retaining a remission of their sins. Read more about this key.
The rising generation don’t believe or understand the words of their fathers. But believing in God and having faith comes down to a choice they make. What do you choose to believe?
These chapters show 2 different groups of people (Limhi’s & Alma’s) and how they handled the trials that came their way. What lessons can you learn from these chapters on how to face your own trials?
Alma shares Abinadi’s message and baptizes many believers. He tells them how to follow God and how to build unity among themselves. Do I sow seeds of unity or discord in my life?
Abinadi stood boldly for truth, even in the face of impending death. He would not recall his words. That is faith put into action. How can I gain this kind of faith to stand boldly for truth in my own life?
Abinadi continues preaching to the wicked priests and King Noah, telling them about Christ’s Atonement and how He will save His seed. How do we becomes Christ’s seed…or His heirs?