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Jacob

One Week of Studies
  1. Recite 2 Nephi 32:8-9.
    Read Jacob 1.
    • Verses 1 & 2: What is the date? Mark this on the timeline. Nephi gave the plates to his brother Jacob. Start a “Golden Plates Progression Chart” showing how the plates were passed from one person to another. Write
      Nephi Jacob
      at the top. Remember that Nephi was a lot older than Jacob. Jacob was born while Lehi and his family were in the wilderness. Nephi married and was having children of his own at the time that Jacob was born.
    • Verse 12: Put Nephi on the Heroes/Anti-Heroes chart.
    • Verse 18: Remember that Joseph is Jacob’s younger brother and Lehi’s youngest son.
    • Verse 19: Remember that you have the same responsibility. If the Lord expects you to teach the word of God to someone then you had better do it, or else you are responsible for that person’s sins.


  2. Recite 2 Nephi 32:3.
    Read Jacob 2:1-21.
    • Verses 12-17: The first sins Jacob talked to them about are pride and the love of money. Being rich is not a sin, but loving wealth more than others is.
    • Verses 18 & 19: Mark, copy, and memorize this verse. These verses help us set priorities. Write what these verses mean to you.


  3. Recite Jacob 2:18-19.
    Read Jacob 2:22-35.
    • Notice in these verses what things are considered gross crimes.
    • Verses 27-33: Jacob quotes what the Lord said.


  4. Recite 2 Nephi 32:8-9.
    Read Jacob 3.
    • Verse 9: We should not pre-judge someone or dislike them because of the color of their skin.
    • Verse 11: The first death is the death of out bodies, which will be overcome when we resurrect. The second death is the death of our spirits, or a separation from God. This can be overcome through repentance.
    • Verse 12: What is lasciviousness? Have you ever been guilty of this sin?


  5. Recite Jacob 2:18-19.
    Read Jacob 4.
    • Verse 6: Imagine having so much faith that you could command the elements like Jesus would and they obey.
    • Verse 10: You shouldn’t tell the Lord how to run things, but you should ask the Lord how you should do things.
    • Verse 14: The Jews ignored the simple beauty of the gospel and focused more on the complex mysteries. This is how they missed the mark. They didn’t even realize when the Savior was among them.



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