Helaman leads his 2,000 young, inexperienced warriors into battle against a superior army and triumph, without one casualty. What did they do that led to this miracle?
In this chapter, Alma finally spells out what the saving word of God is that we must plant in our hearts. It is powerful and life-changing.
This is one of my favorite chapters in the Book of Mormon. I’ve divided it into 2 parts, and in this one, we’ll focus on what we need to do to prepare to hear the word of God.
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?
A cry of war is heard in the land and in a surprise attack, the wicked people of Ammonihah are all destroyed in one fell swoop. But those whose hearts were prepared are delivered and prospered ultimately. How can we prepare our hearts to receive the word of God?
Alma, Amulek, and Zeezrom all choose to follow Christ, but they each suffer in almost unbearable ways for their choice. How do we gain the strength and faith to follow Christ no matter what persecutions or trials come our way?
War breaks out when a man named Amlici tries to seize power and make himself king over the Nephites. Alma and his people fight back, being exercised with much faith. How does one gain that level of faith to have physical power over our enemies?
Bad things happen in this chapter to Lehi’s family. They almost starve, Ishmael dies, and there is a great division in the family. Bad things happen in our lives as well. We’ll explore the power of one person to make a different around them (for good or for bad) in this post.