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Faith, or the Lack of Faith
The End of the Jaredites
Recite Mosiah 3:19.
Read Ether 12:1-22.
This verse introduces the following lecture on faith. Do you ever wish to see some kind of "proof" before you will believe? Write what this verse means to you.
- Verses 7-22: Moroni had all the scriptures before him and he was very familiar with all of them. Here he gives examples of great faith followed by miracles.
- Verses 11-22: These verses can serve as a review of many of the Book of Mormon stories that you have read. Can you give more details about these stories?
Recite Mosiah 4:30.
Read Ether 12:23-41.
Here Moroni comments about himself and other writers, how they are not very good writers. Why didn't God bless them to be better writers? Perhaps the spirit of the words is more important than how the words are written down. When we study scriptures with the spirit of the Holy Ghost, we will learn what we need to learn.
- Verse 27: Do you ever feel like you're not good enough for something? This verse tells you why and what you can do about it. Write what this verse means to you.
- Verses 28-36: Moroni talks to us about faith, hope, and charity.
- Verses 38-41: It looks like Moroni thought that this is all we would write. He was wrong. He wrote eight more chapters. The Lord preserved Moroni so that he could write the last eight chapters. As you read them, consider why these chapters are so important.
Recite Ether 12:6.
Read Ether 13:1-12.
- What is the difference between Jerusalem of old and New Jerusalem? Where were or will be these cities? Who are they for?
Recite Alma 32:21.
Read Ether 13:13-31.
- For the rest of this chapter, we return to the history of the Jaredite people.
- Verse 16: Here it tells how Coriantumr is well educated, but the following verses will show that he is not wise.
Recite Alma 34:32-34.
Read Ether 14:1-18.
Perhaps this curse wasn't some kind of mystical magic spell. Perhaps it is the people who have no sense of love or charity. No morals. They would lie, cheat, and steal from their neighbors.
- Verse 3: Put the wilderness of Akish on the map.
- Verse 15: Put the plains of Agosh on the map.
Recite Alma 37:6-7.
Read Ether 14:19-31.
- It seems like the only thing they prove by all this fighting is just how stubborn they are.
- Verse 28: Put the hill Comnor on the map.
Recite Alma 37:35.
Read Ether 15:1-14.
It sounds like there easily could have been over five million people. That's like the population of .
- Verse 10: Put Ogath on the map.
Recite Alma 41:10.
Read Ether 15:15-34.
- This is a terrible battle. How many days does it last? Isn't it amazing that they kept fighting? It got to the point where they knew they were all going to die. Why didn't they just run off in the forest and hide?
- Verse 33: Imagine what it must have looked like for Ether.
- What could have saved the Jaredites? Why is it important that we know about the destruction of the Jaredite nation? Tell the story of the Jaredites.
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