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Visions and Dreams

One Week of Studies
  1. Recite 1 Nephi 3:7.
    Read 1 Nephi 8:1-18.
    • Can you figure out how this dream represents your life on earth? Draw a picture of what you think Lehi's vision looked like. List the things Lehi saw in his vision.
    • Verse 8: What is the meaning of the large and spacious field? Write this on your drawing or on your list of what Lehi saw.


  2. Recite Moroni 10:4-5.
    Read 1 Nephi 8:19-38.
    • This is the rest of Lehi's dream. Remember to notice how this dream represents your life on earth. As you read, complete your drawing and your list of things that Lehi saw in his dream.
    • Verses 26 & 33: These verses describe different groups of people. With which group do you identify with most?


  3. Recite the books in the Book of Mormon.
    Read 1 Nephi 9.
    • Why did Nephi make two records? Watch "The Works and Designs of God" on the video entitled, “Teachings from the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History”.


  4. Recite 1 Nephi 3:7.
    Read 1 Nephi 10.
    • Verse 3: Lehi predicted that the people of Jerusalem would be carried away, but one day they should be brought back. Israel became a country again only about sixty years ago, and many of them have returned.
    • Verses 4-6: Who is this "prophet"?
    • Verses 7-10: Who is this prophet?
    • Verses 12-14: What does the olive tree represent?
    • Verse 17: Nephi did not doubt what his father said, but he wanted to gain his own testimony of those things. Nephi was blessed with visions of his own. Heavenly Father desires to bless all of His children with knowledge of His mysteries. He will reveal this to anyone who will diligently seek.


  5. Recite Moroni 10:4-5.
    Read 1 Nephi 11:1-21.
    • Verses 1-7: Nephi believed his father’s words, but he did not understand them. He prayed in faith that he would receive the knowledge he wanted. When you don’t understand something, you can pray in faith. The Holy Ghost will teach you.
    • Verses 13-21: Nephi saw Mary and Jesus. Why did the angel show these things to Nephi? See verse 7.


  6. Recite the books in the Book of Mormon.
    Read 1 Nephi 11:21-36.
    • Verses 21-25: What is the meaning of the tree and the iron rod? Go back and write this on your picture or in the list of what Lehi saw. Sing “Hold to the Rod” (Hymns, p. ???).
    • Verse 27: Who is this prophet?
    • Verse 36: What is the meaning of the great and spacious building? Write this on your picture or on the list of what Lehi saw.
    • Isn’t it interesting that the angel didn’t tell Nephi what the meanings are? Instead he showed Nephi the life of Jesus and Nephi was able to figure out the interpretations. Sing “The Iron Rod”, Hymn 274.



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