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Elder David A. Bednar's 3 scripture study methods/suggestions from his talk, "A Reservoir of Living Water"
Read (basic breadth of knowledge)
Study (increasing depth of knowledge)
Search (broadens perspective & understanding)
What does it mean that the Book of Mormon is "Another Testament of Jesus Christ"?
It is indeed another testament or witness of Jesus.
What is unique about the Title Page of the Book of Mormon (who wrote it) and what four questions does it answer?
To whom is the Book of Mormon written?
When will it come forth?
How will it come forth?
Why will it come forth?
How did Joseph Smith translate the Book of Mormon?
By the gift and power of God.
What is the "crowning event" of the Book of Mormon and what are 3 things Joseph Smith said about the Book of Mormon on the Introduction Page?
Personal ministry of Jesus Christ in the Americas.
1.Most correct book of any book on earth
2.Keystone of our Religion
3.Man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts
From the Introduction Page, what else can one know (3 things!) when one obtains a personal witness that the Book of Mormon is true?
1.Jesus Christ is the Savior
2.Joseph Smith is a prophet
3.The Church of Jesus Christ is the Lord's Kingdom
What differences were there between the experiences of the 3 and 8 witnesses—and what became of them?
Saw the plates, saw the engravings, fell away from the church but did not deny their written testimony
According to David A. Bednar, what are "the tender mercies of the Lord"?
"the very personal and individualized blessings, strength, protection, assurances, guidance, loving-kindnesses, consolation, support, and spiritual gifts which we receive from and because of and through the Lord Jesus Christ."
How does a modern Apostle (Quentin L. Cook) define the definition of "prosper"?
Having sufficient for our needs while having the abundant blessing of the Spirit in our lives.
Be aware of reason(s) it was "okay" for Nephi to slay Laban
1.The Lord gave Laban at least 2 chances to part with the brass plates.
2.Laban was a liar and a robber, and he had at least twice sought to murder Nephi and his brothers.
3.Under the Law of Moses, stealing and attempted murder could both be punishable by death
4.The Lord wanted Lehi and his descendants to have the scriptural record in the brass plates
Know Nephi's intent as a Book of Mormon author
Come unto Christ
What principle should we learn from the Lord's commandment that Lehi's sons return to Jerusalem to bring Ishmael's family into the wilderness?
Marriage in the Covenant Is Designed to Raise up Children to the Lord
Be familiar with what the symbols in Lehi's dream mean—especially the tree, the fruit, and the rod of iron.
tree - love of God
fruit - Greatest Gift from God (Christ)
rod of iron - word of God
According to Boyd K. Packer, are we in Lehi's dream?
What does Nephi teach us about how to obtain revelation?
What is the meaning of the word condescension—and how does it help to describe the love of the Father and the Son?
voluntary descent from a position of rank or dignity.
What four time periods are represented in Nephi's vision—and how does Lehi's dream factor into each one of them?
1. Birth and ministry of Chrsit
2. The Great Apostasy and colonization of Americas
3. Latter years of Nephites and Lamanites
4. Time leading up to Seconding Coming (now)
What is the "great and abominable church" (or "church of the devil")?
all ... organizations designed to take men on a course that leads away from God and his laws
What does Nephi teach us about Latter-day Saints in the latter (or last) days?
There will be a battle, and those on God's team will win
What are examples of modern Liahonas—and what 3 influences make them work?
The Holy Ghost
Faith (centered in Christ) - Diligence (consistency) - Heed (obedient action)
What 2 evidences gave Nephi confidence he could build a ship when he had never done so previously?
What God had done for Moses and what He had done for Nephi so far.
What do we learn from Nephi in 1 Nephi 18 about why the Lord sometimes allows good people to suffer?
That the Lord might show forth is power
According to Nephi, what are two ways people trample the Savior under their feet?
1.set him at naught
2.hearken not to counsel
What major, hope-filled message (in 1 Nephi 22) summarizes what Nephi finds in the two Isaiah chapters (1 Nephi 20-21) he shares?
The Lord Promises to Restore the Gospel & Gather Israel!
Know what Lehi says about the land of promise—and about the blessings and warnings given to those who live in the promised land (the Americas).
prosper if you keep the commandments, scattered and smitten if you don't follow Christ
What is the relationship between the Creation, the Fall, and the Atonement of Jesus Christ—and how can knowing these things help us when we face challenges and difficulties in life?
Sometimes the hardships we face can be understood and overcome when we view them from the perspective of God's Plan
What 4 principles need to be in force for a person to have agency?
3. Knowledge of Good/Evil
4. Power to Choose
Who are the "4 Josephs" mentioned in Lehi's farewell message in 2 Nephi 3?
1. Son of Lehi
2. Of Egypt
3. Joseph Smith Sr.
4. Joseph Smith Jr.
When Nephi was discouraged in 2 Nephi 4 ("Nephi's Psalm"), who (or what) helped him rise above his feelings of despair? What important lessons does Nephi's Psalm teach us?
The goodness and mercy of the Lord - be happy and gracious even in times of despair
What actions can help us live "after the manner of happiness"?
Keep commandments, read scriptures, go to the temple, work hard, etc.
According to Ahmad Corbitt (supplemental reading article), what makes the Book of Mormon a "racially unifying" book of scripture?
It's unifying of all men
What does it mean to be "scattered" and what does it mean to be "gathered"?
Rejecting the gospel, and accepting the gospel
What are the names of the two "monsters" that have tormented mankind since The Fall of Adam and Eve?
Death and Hell
What important word does Jacob use to describe the Savior's Atonement—and what are its various meanings?
"Infinite" time, people, suffering, without end.
Who are the "3 witnesses" (of Christ) from the small plates in the Book of Mormon?
Nephi, Jacob & Isaiah
Know Nephi's suggestions for understanding and appreciating the writings of Isaiah.
Look for Jesus, liken the messages, find things of hope
According to Isaiah, what are 3 places of safety and protection the Lord has provided to help us live in a challenging world?
Regarding the context for 2 Nephi 25-27 (technically 2 Nephi 25-33), what 3 groups of people does Nephi address in his "farewell address"?
3. Latter-day Gentiles
Understand what it means when we say we are "saved by grace." What are words we can use to define or describe "after" in the phrase, "after all we can do"?
leading chaste, clean, pure lives, being scrupulously honest in all our dealings and treating others the way we would want to be treated
According to Nephi's prophecy in his "farewell address," what is the world's "Second Chance" after a widespread rejection of the Savior and the grace He offers?
The Book of Mormon
According to Nephi (in 2 Nephi 28:9), what three kinds of dangerous doctrines (lies) does the Book of Mormon reveal to keep us safe?
False, Vain & Foolish Doctrines
Be aware of the tactics used by the Devil that Nephi teaches. How can these be summarized?
Pacify, Lull, and flatterth
Anger, apathy & pride
Be familiar with the principles and doctrines from 2 Nephi 29 that the Lord teaches to those who believe the Bible contains all of His words (in an attempt to reject the Book of Mormon).
A bible A bible, we have a bible
What is the Doctrine of Christ? What is its significance and what blessings does it unlock?
Faith, repentance, baptism, HG, & Endure to the end. Helps a person come unto Christ. Unlocks the full blessings of the Atonement. Puts one on course to receive eternal life.
Who taught Nephi about the Doctrine of Christ?
God & Jesus Christ
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