- President Marion G. Romney
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
This week we are in Helaman. We'll be covering Chapters 1-5.
For tomorrow's discussion read Helaman 1 & 2.
In chapter 1 there is a lot of contention for the judgment seat. How does it parallel what we've seen occur in our time? How does contention affect people in this way? How did it contribute to the eventual downfall of the Nephite nation? How did contention help their enemies defeat them?(v.18-20) What parallels do you see in our own lives? What good came of this? For who?
Other points to consider; What were the objectives of the secret combinations? (2:8) Consider Mormon's comments on the effects the secret combinations had upon the Nephite civilization (12-14).
How can contentions enter a home, ward, neighborhood, family or any group? How can we avoid them?
What are some other observations you had while reading these verses?
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
• From whom did the young Ammonite warriors learn to have such great faith and courage? (See Alma 56:47–48; see also Alma 53:21; 57:21.) Why is it important for children to know the strength and certainty of their parents’ testimonies?
Study the following scriptures about motherhood:
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I'm still elbow deep in nursing pads and diapers, but I've really missed the scripture study and reading your comments. And now we've missed 10 chapters!! And really good ones, too. All about Captain Moroni. Darn! But, in the spirit of the Flylady, we're not going to try and "catch up," we're just going to start with this week's Gospel Doctrine lesson. The chapters are Alma 53-63. I'm feeling challenged as to how we can really study in depth 11 chapters in just 5 days. Any thoughts? For now, I'm thinking we'll do chapters 53-55 Monday, 56-57 Tuesday, 58-59 Wednesday, 60-61 Thursday, and 62-63 Friday. These are not short chapters, either. So, we'll do our best, okay?
Let's get started! Chapter 53 introduces us to the 2,060 young warriors commanded by Helaman. As you read chapters 53-55 today, think about what sort of faith it took for these young men, and their parents, to make the choice they did.
What can we learn from their parents?
What else do you find significant from these chapters?
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I think it would be useful to read this in tandem with 2 Nephi 2 today.
This is the last chapter we'll study this week. Please share your thoughts!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Verse 5 -- This verse gives me comfort. What are your thoughts about it?
How can verses 9 & 10 help us to avoid sin? Do you believe the doctrine taught here? Why is it that people can commit sin and still be happy, yet "wickedness never was happiness"? I don't disbelieve the doctrine, just wondering your thoughts on how the two coexist? What does Alma mean? I do love the lead up in verse 9 and feel like it gives some answers.
Verses 11-13, again -- these are so important! How should/can/do they affect our everyday actions?
Any other thoughts or comments?
Monday, August 4, 2008
So, let's focus on chapter 40 today.
The first part of the chapter speaks of the state of souls between death and the resurrection. To us, this is pretty basic doctrine. As you read these verses, consider what it would be like to be learning this for the first time. What impact would that have upon you? How would you change your life?
What do you think about verse 25? Can we "shine forth in the kingdom of God" even now? How?
And how about verse 26? "...consigned to partake of the fruits of their labors or their works, which have been evil; and they drink the dregs of a bitter cup." This description reminds me of Doctrine and Covenants 19:1-20. What are your thoughts about this?