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-XXVIII-
The Joy of Missionary work

One Week of Studies
  1. Recite Ether 12:27.
    Read Alma 26:1-16.
    • This chapter uses the words rejoice and joy lots of times. Underline each one.
    • Verses 5-7: This is a common allegory used to represent missionary work. What does a ripe field represent? What does it mean to trust in your sicle? What does it mean to reap? What do the sheaves represent? What does the storm represent? You might want to discuss these questions with someone else.
    • Verses 10-12: It would be wrong if Ammon were bragging about the good he did. However, it is appropriate to praise God for all the good God does.


  2. Recite 1 Nephi 19:23.
    Read Alma 26:17-37.
    • Continue to underline the words joy and rejoice.
    • Verse 22: The beginning of this verse is the pattern of how you can prepare yourself to participate in miracles.
    • How many times does it say joy and rejoice in this chapter? Read D & C 18:15-16.


  3. Recite Moroni 7:16-17.
    Read Alma 27:1-13.
    • Verse 7: This is a big decision, so it is appropriate to consult the Lord.


  4. Recite 2 Nephi 2:25.
    Read Alma 27:14-30.
    • Verses 22-24: Put Jershon on the map. It's amazing that the Nephites are so forgiving and charitable with these people who used to be their enemies. Alma has bee preaching to all the Nephite cities and established churches throughout their lands. Otherwise, I don't think the Nephites would have had such a Christ-like attitude.


  5. Recite 2 Nephi 2:28.
    Read Alma 28.
    • Verses 13 & 14: Since Mormon abridged these records, he took opportunities to interject his own thoughts and commentary into the story. Whenever you read, "and thus you see," it is probably Mormon speaking directly to you, the reader. He is telling you the lesson you can learn from the story you just read.


  6. Recite 2 Nephi 9:28-29.
    Read Alma 29.
    • Alma is a good example of someone who has a great attitude toward missionary work.



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