Ether 8 – Beware power-seekers

Jared is a wicked king who leads a coup again his own father, gets overthrown in another coup by his brothers years later, and then seeks to keep power in any way possible. We have men/women like him today, who are desperate to keep power, no matter what they have to do to keep it. We must beware power-seekers and work to keep them in check through government checks and balances.

Mormon 6 – An unnecessary tragic ending

The decades of wars come to a shocking end in this last battle Mormon describes. After a quarter of a million Nephites are slaughtered, only 24 are left to be hunted down. Mormon grieves his people’s end, but says they didn’t have to fall. Jesus stood waiting with open arms to receive them. But they would not turn to Him. How can we better turn to our Savior, to avoid the Nephite calamity?