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Nephi Obeys

One Week of Studies
  1. Recite the books in the Book of Mormon.
    Read the introductory paragraph.
    • These are the events you will read about over the next few weeks. Notice the date (at the bottom of the page). Mark this on the timeline. Nephi and his family are in Jerusalem. Where in the world is that?
    Read 1 Nephi 1.
    • Verse 1: Sing the first verse of "We’ll Bring the World His Truth", CS p. 172.
    • Verse 2: What language did Nephi write with?
    • Verse 20: When you hear the truth, do you get angry with the person who tells you, or do you repent and choose to be true to the truth?


  2. Recite the books in the Book of Mormon.
    Read 1 Nephi 2.
    • Verse 4: Notice all the things they left behind. Would you be able to leave all your precious things behind? The Lord, in a way, does expect us to leave those things behind right now. They are not the most important things. Our hearts and minds should be focused on the Lord and his kingdom.
    • Verses 5 & 6: Where did they travel? Mark it on the map.
    • Verse 7: What did Lehi give thanks for?
    • Verses 9-18: Are you more like Nephi or Laman and Lemuel? Do you listen to and believe the words of the prophet?


  3. Recite the books in the Book of Mormon.
    Read 1 Nephi 3:1-7.
    • Verses 2-4: It is supposed that this trip takes 12-14 days one way.
    • Verse 7: Sound familiar? The song, "Nephi’s Courage" is based on this story, this verse in particular. Sing the first verse of “Nephi’s Courage”, CS, p. ???? Mark, copy, and memorize this verse. Write what this verse means to you.


  4. Recite 1 Nephi 3:7.
    Read 1 Nephi 3:8-31.
    • Verse 27: Now they fail twice. According to 1 Nephi 3:7, the Lord would prepare a way for them to accomplish this. Why haven’t their attempts been successful?
    • Verse 31: Isn’t it amazing how quickly Laman and Lemuel give up? Remember that any time you complain against God, your parents, or your church leaders, you are murmuring.


  5. Recite 1 Nephi 3:7.
    Read 1 Nephi 4:1-18.
    • Verse 6: Nephi was lead by the spirit. For the other two attempts they used their own knowledge, not he Lord’s.
    • Verse 7: "Thou shalt not kill" is a commandment, yet the Lord wanted Nephi to kill Laban. How can it be “good” for Nephi to kill?


  6. Recite 1 Nephi 3:7.
    Read 1 Nephi 4:19-38.
    • Verse 35: Zoram’s posterity is later known as the Zoramites.
    • Tell someone the story of Nephi getting the brass plates.
  7. Recite the books in the Book of Mormon.
    Read 1 Nephi 5.
    • Verses 1-9: Sariah complained because she lacked faith.
    • Verses 10-19: What was written on the Brass Plates? What book of scripture do we have that is similar to the Brass Plates?
    • Verses 20-22: Lehi and Nephi did not simply read the scriptures, but they searched them.


  8. Recite 1 Nephi 3:7.
    Read 1 Nephi 6.
    • What is Nephi’s intention by keeping a record of his family? How might this record be different if Nephi had written to please the world?


  9. Recite the books in the Book of Mormon.
    Read 1 Nephi 7.
    • Verses 1-5: Why did Ishmael’s family need to go with them?
    • Verses 6-16: Can you believe how foolish Laman and Lemuel can be?
    • Verses 17&18: Nephi prayed and was blessed.
    • Verses 19-21: They wanted to kill him, yet it seems like it was easy for Nephi to forgive them.
    • Verse 22: Isn’t it wonderful how much Lehi remembers to thank the Lord?



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