Alma 43-52—War chapters! Why did Mormon dedicate so much of the Book of Alma to chapters on the atrocities of war? What do we learn of attrition and liberty? Don’t miss Captain Moroni and the title of liberty! What makes a good leader? There are some surprisingly interesting lessons here given the current election climate in the United States. Joseph Peterson is with us.
Alma 13-16—Alma and Amulek continue their preaching among the people of Ammonihah, discussing the power of the priesthood and the doctrine of foreordination. Eventually, once-enemy Zeezrom is converted and baptized. The Lamanites destroy Ammonihah.
Alma 8-12—Alma visits the people of Ammonihah to mixed results, but he meets Amulek, a pivotal actor throughout the Book of Alma. Why is it important to have more than one witness? Amulek and Alma tag-team the people and make it rain. Amulek contends with Zeezrom. Cameron Poulter is with us.
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.?
Alma 36-39 – Alma teaches his sons, Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton, about the importance of being humble. Corianton receives counsel and guidance regarding his sins. The Atonement is explained. The power of repentance is real. How can we learn from all of Alma’s sons so that we may be stronger, more faithful people?
Alma 32-34 – Faith! Alma teaches the Zoramites the value of humility and faith. He uses the example of a seed to demonstrate how faith is to be centered around Christ and the Atonement, how it is individual, and how it will grow when nurtured and die when ignored. Amulek similarly testifies, teaching the proper way to pray and demonstrate faith in the Atonement.
Alma 13-16 – Alma gives a powerful discourse on the priesthood and foreordination. Alma and Amulek are persecuted and delivered from prison. Zeezrom is healed and baptized. The Lamanites destroy Ammonihah.