Mormon ends his talk by discussing the three pillars of Christlike becoming–faith in Jesus Christ, hope, and charity. How can we become more faithful, hopeful, and charitable?
Moroni writes down words that Christ gave His apostles during the time He visited the Nephites right after His Resurrection. These words should motivate us not to take the gift of the Holy Ghost for granted in our lives.
Mormon, even as a boy, was sober, quick to observe, and discerning. These traits helped him stand firm in his faith in Christ in a very wicked society. Read more to learn how to develop these attributes in your own life.
Jesus asked His apostles what it was that they desired of Him. Have you ever wondered what you would answer Him, if He asked the same of you? What are our desires…really?
Jesus quotes Isaiah 54 to His audience, to show that He will gather them with everlasting kindness if they choose Him to be their God. How can I apply His teachings to my life?
Jesus spends more time with the people in ancient America. He gives them the sacrament again and teaches the prophesies of Isaiah. He talks about those who know Him, publish peace. Am I publishing peace, or do I sow more seeds of contention?
Jesus tells the people in this chapter to ask, seek, and knock, to gain personal revelation from God. Am I careful not to be swayed by false prophets who come in sheep’s clothing to deceive? God has given us the tools we need to stay safe. But am I using these tools in my life?
The Nephite nation is poised on a peak of great change. The line which divides them boils down to this: who are they yielding their hearts to? Satan or Christ? This seems like an easy choice to make, but Satan is subtle and tricky in how he gets us to yield to him. How can we protect ourselves from his deceptions?
God has commanded us to build His kingdom on earth? But I think many times we put other kingdoms above His and build those. These worldly kingdoms can be political, social, even our own personal kingdoms of ease and prosperity. Whose kingdom are we truly committed to building? We might need to humbly look at the tactics we are using to see if we are builders for God, or someone else.
Nephi had been chief judge of the land–the greatest political leader. Yet, he put aside politics to prophesy of Christ. Do we have our priorities straight today?