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 40-42—How does a failure to understand the plan of salvation make us weaker in the face of temptation? How did understanding death and resurrection help Corianton? How will it help you? How does understanding the atonement change our course? Also, an attention activity we actually like! Bill Doolittle is with us.
Alma 36-39—Alma sits down with his three sons, Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton, to bear testimony and offer encouragement before he disappears. What can parents learn from Alma’s counsel? Too often we lean solely on Corianton’s experience to inform our view of parenting, but even parenting “untroubled” kids requires tact and finesse. Brad Lammi joins us to talk about these great passages.
Mosiah 18-24 – Alma teaches the baptismal covenant. Think about how radical a proposition it was for the people at the time – learning the importance of living with others not like them, mourning with them, and standing with them. Alma and Limhi’s people are both taken captive by the Lamanites, then delivered by the Lord.
Enos, Jarom, Omni, Words of Mormon – The segue chapters! But there is a ton of great stuff as we transition from Jacob and the people of Nephi to Mosiah and the people of Zarahemla. Jeff King is with us to break down historical context, as well as the valuable spiritual lessons to be gleaned from these terrific, if short chapters.
2 Nephi 26-30 – Jeff King returns to the studio to talk about Nephi’s final exhortations to his people. He teaches about the restoration, the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, and good triumphing over evil. Let’s dance!
2 Nephi 11-16 – Bill Doolittle joins us for a discussion on the fabled Isaiah chapters of 2 Nephi. Don’t stress Isaiah! We’ve got you covered.Nephi was actually kind enough to give us keys to understanding Isaiah, and we’ll break them down for you. Isaiah has great visions of the modern-day temple and the gathering of Israel, as well as prophecies regarding the atonement.
2 Nephi 3-5 – Who are the four men mentioned in 2 Nephi with the same name? Lehi teaches about Joseph’s visions. Nephi writes his lament but glories in God. The Nephites are commanded to separate from the Lamanites. Mackenna Rowley is with us.
1 Nephi 12-14 – Let’s break down the parts of Nephi’s vision of the future. After all, when an angel says, “Look!”, you must look!
Why do we call the Book of Mormon the “keystone” of our religion? What exactly does that mean? Join us as we kick off a new year of Sunday School Bonanza. Meagan Price is with us.