This chapter shows the plight of the refugee Lamanites that leave their homes because the rest of their people want to slaughter them. The Nephites show Christlike love in their acceptance and protection of their fellowmen. How can I do better at loving my neighbor as God wants me to do?
This is a meaty chapter, but to me, what stood out the most is how God can make anything possible. Usually though, we place limits on Him or ourselves. Ammon shows us the secret to unlocking limitless power in this chapter.
This chapter is DEEP. The new Christian converts bury their weapons deep in the earth, to show that they will not murder again and stain them. Their faith deepens enough to cast out fear when their enemy attacks them unarmed. How DEEP is my faith in Jesus Christ, and how could I make it deeper?
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?
Amulek preaches in this chapter. He was called many times by God and would not hear. This is the choice in life–to listen and heed the call from God’s chosen prophets or to rebel against Him. What choice will I make?
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.
In this chapter, the sons of King Mosiah desire to share the gospel with their enemies, the Lamanites. These once “vilest of sinners” were spared by Christ to become powerful missionaries that cared about others more than themselves.
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?