BOOK OF MORMON - LESSON 21
Mosiah 29; Alma 1-4
"Alma . . . Did Judge Righteous Judgments"


Scriptural Highlights

A study of this lesson should help us understand the righteous principles of government and avoid priestcraft and pride.


Opening Thoughts

  1. Personal fitness.
  2. The challenge of being vigilant and persistent in our spirituality.

Mosiah 29

  1. Mosiah sent out among the people to find out their will concerning his successor.
  2. Mosiah sent a written proclamation to his people:
  3. The people relinquished their desire for a king and assembled to vote for judges.
  4. A thought:  Isn't it interesting that we study the Book of Mormon each four years, the years in which we elect the president of the United States, as well as many senators, governors, and other representatives.

Alma 1

  1. In the last chapter of Mosiah a new form of government was established among the Nephites.
  2. During the 1st year of the reign of the judges a "man who was large, and was noted for his much strength" (v2) began preaching false doctrines among the Nephites.
  3.  Nehor encounters Gideon (the same who sought to slay wicked King Noah).
  4. The influence of Nehor continues.
  5. There arose a period of persecution of members of the church.  Even some of the members participated in that persecution.

Alma 2

  1. The events of this chapter serves as a somber warning.
  2. Amlici came among the people.
  3. There was a campaign.
  4. DID AMLICI AND HIS KING GROUP GIVE UP THEIR CRUSADE AND GO AWAY?
  5. This seems to be a nation of two peoples.

Alma 4

  1. There is much wickedness in the world today.  If affects:
  2. WHAT WICKED TEACHINGS AND PRACTICES DO WE SEE IN THE WORLD TODAY?
  3. DOES ANY OF THIS AFFECT THE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH?
  4. WHAT IS THE ANSWER TO ALL OF THIS?
  5. AS WE LIKEN THIS SCRIPTURE UNTO OURSELVES, HOW MIGHT WE APPROACH THE WICKEDNESS WE SEE IN THE WORLD AROUND US?

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