Helaman 1-5 – Gadianton leads Kishkumen’s band of robbers. Why are secret combinations so evil? Thousands join the Church, though pride begins to surface and the people become wicked. The Nephites are defeated because of their wickedness and pride. Nephi and Lehi minister to the people and preach about the central role of Christ in our lives.
Alma 53-58 – Two thousand young Ammonites – the Armies of Helaman – fight for liberty. Not one of them is killed. How did they help their parents preserve their covenants? Why is it important to keep our covenants during difficult periods? How can righteous parents help their young?
Alma 43-52 – War. Why did Mormon include so much about war in the latter chapters of Alma? What do we stand to learn from it? Captain Moroni raises the Title of Liberty in the face of attrition and a lack of hope. Amalickiah conspires to become king of the Lamanites. The righteous Nephites protect themselves from the Lamanites. How can we protect ourselves from the evils of the world?
Alma 40-42 – Alma teaches Corianton about death and the resurrection. How often do we fail to remember Christ’s role in the Plan of Salvation? How does teaching someone, like Corianton, these principles improve his or her chances of being stronger and more valiant.?