The Book of Mormon: Alma 18:16-17 . So at 21 A.D. We can put a smiley face because they’re righteous. I can’t think of any other people in the scriptures whose faith was tested more sorely then the Nephite believers at this time. Which of the Terrific Tactics have helped you the most and how? It would be foolish to do so. And now, what do you do every night besides pray. A few here. It’s the last year, remember, they don’t know that, but the destruction is going to come right at the beginning of the 34th year. Fear of loneliness. But I do enjoy a good game of racquetball now and then. Have everyone sit in a circle. Almost all the anti-Christs of the Book of Mormon are described as using flattery to draw people away. You’re not good enough. We have the brethren of the first presidency and the quorum of the 12 apostles. You’re nothing to him. Ephesians 1:3-7. Today we’ll talk about a people that received Christ at Christmas in a very special way. And every night, you hope that it will happen, and you watch steadfastly the sun going down behind the horizon, and what happens every night. But you have faith. should come to pass according to that which had been spoken. And Gidgiddoni did cause that they should make weapons of war of, every kind, and they should be strong with armor, and with. There are some wars, but, under the righteous leadership of the governor Lachoneus and the prophet Gidgiddoni, they conquer and eliminate the Gadianton robber threat. I’ve listed on one side the strategies that I see. The first picture match is the lion. Let’s say he comes over to your house and casually asks. How about the armor of God and all that it represents? Whether it’s days or years. There are lots of times when we may have to wait patiently on the Lord for the promised blessing. How tragic it would be if they gave up on the path because the blessing was further down it than they desired. Nephi’s accepts the Lord’s instructions as delivered by Lehi. Did he mean within five years or five years would pass and it would happen in the 6th? I’ve been told that if I pray and exercise faith that the answer will come, why hasn’t it yet? You know that if he can just get on the other side of that barbed wire fence, he’ll be free. Perhaps the resolution to your problems is just about to present itself. I love this scripture because it really testifies the loving nature of our Heavenly Father! It almost sounds like hyperbole, they’re so good. 2 Lachoneus, most noble and chief governor of the land, behold, I write this epistle unto you, and do give unto you exceedingly, great praise because of your firmness, and also the firmness of. Now, you as a teacher are going to have different interests and tactics you could share. So, no change. The adversary is upon us. God promises us that at some point in our lives all pains, and sorrows, and problems will come to a resolution. brethren and partners of all our substance. www.ldsscripturerock.comLDS Scripture Rock is the seminary Scripture Mastery verses sung to original soft rock music that teens love to listen to. So, in 1 A.D. the majority of the Nephites and Lamanites are righteous, and they just have to hang in there until 34 A.D. Nope, that’s sarcasm. 4:30-31 They rejoice, they break forth into singing and praising God, God preserves them. Chapter 7 covers those last years. Let’s see if they fix things in the next year. And you’re heart just aches, because, he got so close. Again heartbreaking, to get so close to victory but then lose. And do any of you what that is like? 1 Nephi 3:7 Franklin, TN LDS Scripture Rock Video - YouTube Proudly created with Others get the same idea and pretty soon before you know it rocks and arrows are flying at Samuel from every direction. They’re going to do it! He almost made it. We too need to arm ourselves. Shortly after all that, they do have some big problems with the Gadianton Robbers. The picture would be of the four arrows pointing inward. Come Follow Me Insights (Doctrine and Covenants—Section 1, Dec 28-Jan 3) 2020-12-23 55:29. So, still good, smiley face. Sometimes it’s a trial we need to endure. List any examples you can find of tender mercies from the Lord in these verses. What must have been going through their minds. 1 Nephi 3:7 by LDS Scripture of the Day | posted in: Book of Mormon | 0 …I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them. And you say, well, uh, he left. 1 Nephi 3:7. We also don’t know exactly when it will happen, but we know it’s coming. See related article: Perfection Christian response. en Invite a student to write the following uses on the board as you identify them: fuel to provide light in oil lamps; cooking oil; a condiment for salads, breads, and meats; a universal remedy; and a treatment to cleanse and heal bruises, sores, and wounds. Look how much more successful you are than others. Share. Anyway, here’s what stood out to me from 1 Nephi 3-4. It’s an extraordinary time to be alive. He said: "You will have all kinds of trials to pass through. And when do you think the Lord is finally going to send the sign. ! It’s not easy to go against the grain. I am also relying on “The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text.” At times there will be variations between these two editions. You can’t live up to God’s expectations, you’re not perfect. And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them. When I don’t feel like I can maintain my righteousness when the wickedness of the world surrounds me . It’s getting all the awards. The sign comes in 34 AD so just 13 more years. At the beginning of chapter 5, what year is it down at the bottom of the page? v. 14 14 And he caused that fortifications should be built round about, them, and the strength thereof should be exceedingly great. Now what do you do. It can be profitably studied in numerous ways. Spoiler alert, It’s the righteous that win. Sometimes I’ll even show that short clip in class. They’ve gotten worse the next year. Thank you. And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them. Tactic there? Well, the question to ask after each one of these answers is the same. You can make it! I see another possible tactic in this verse at the end where he says: yea, ye do stand well, as if ye were supported, by the hand of a god, in the defense of your liberty, and your. In your 1 Nephi 3:7 reference, you omitted an “a” article before “way” and it prompted me to think if the missing article was “a” or “the”. We have Bishoprics, Relief society presidencies, Young Women’s and Young Men’s leaders, seminary teachers, Sunday school teachers, etc. Willful rebellion. The book of 1 Nephi is quite an amazing book. They are prepared, they are ready, they are righteous. Come Follow Me (Insights Into 3 Nephi 1 - 7, September 7 - 13) by Book of Mormon Central. If there is anything miraculous that we experience, it must just be coincidence right. I’m glad to be reminded that the Lord has multiple (a) ways to deliver/bless us and that the right answer is often not a single (the) path. The Book of Mormon Christmas story. Notes: Word and Phrase Data: [The Book of Mormon – the Earliest Text divides 1 Nephi 3:7 into five sense lines.] If I hang on, If I continue in faith, If I push forward, If I remain patient. A man that was a great prophet among them. Do we ever find ourselves in similar situations? This movie, this song, this video game, is amazing, It’s so good. Orem, UT: Time Lines Etc., 2019. Smiley face. Choose faith, not fear. They would have been a part of the happiest time in all the Book of Mormon described in 4th Nephi. So tragic. Button Keychain LDS Young Men Young Women Theme For Youth Go And Do Scripture 1 Nephi 3:7 DeseretAwards. Post navigation. Intimidation. en Ultimately, patience means being “firm and steadfast, and immovable in keeping the commandments of the Lord” (1 Nephi 2:10) every hour of every day, even when it is hard to do so. That’s flattery isn’t it? If they could have just hung on a little longer, many of those people could have experienced one of the greatest events in all of human history. And now, you realize that your faith is going to be tested. Tell them you’ve come to the conclusion that you actually believe that the true Spirit of Christmas is the spirit of receiving. Yes, I’m sure that the Book of Mormon is true even though there’s no archeological evidence to support it, yes, Joseph Smith just magically translated it by the power of God. The search on this page doesn't always work for the older scriptures, but you can still get to them in the archive. And you’re heart just aches, because, he got so close. Finally, somebody picks up a rocks and throws it directly at Samuel. In a very exciting part, he jumps the motorcycle over a smaller fence and all he has to do is somehow get past the bigger fence. 1 Nephi 3:7. Some students may see different tactics than you do and that’s totally ok. There’s no real right or wrong answers here. For me, I’m not much into competitive sports, I like doing things in the outdoors. Christians probably wouldn't have a problem with the Mormon usage of 1 Nephi 3:7 if all it meant to … I’ve been a good person, when will I find a covenant spouse? Regret? Your insignificant will and devotion to God are no match for my enticements and desires. According to Joseph, we too will have to pass through great trials of faith. I remember the image of the receiver reaching his arm out with the football just trying to stretch those last few inches into the end zone, but sadly fell short. Therefore, they can all rest assured that Samuel will also be right about the sign of Christ's death and his visit to the Americas. Yes, the heroic Nephi had the inspiring line of “I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded…” (1 Nephi 3:7), but we may not give Laman and Lemuel enough credit for being willing (complaints and all) to go back in the first place. Satan thrives on our fears. So, let’s say you go to the market. LDS tl Sa huli, ang pagtitiyaga ay pagiging “matibay at matatag , at hindi matitinag sa pagsunod sa mga kautusan ng Panginoon” [1 Nephi 2:10] bawat oras ng bawat araw, kahit mahirap gawin iyon. Satan is a master of flattery. ©2019 by Teaching With Power. And it has all the earmarks of the ways in which Satan works with people. You think you can stand against me and my power and those who follow me. Nothing bad is going to happen. 10 BUT it came to pass in the twenty and ninth year there began, to be some disputings among the people; and some were lifted up, unto pride and boastings because of their exceedingly great. Many guards to keep us safe and protect us from evil. Just like the Nephites, you’ve got four years of high school. Plus, you have Nephi, the great prophet, he is still there in Zarahemla and he confirms the truthfulness of Samuels words. Why Did Moroni Conclude with So Many Exhortations? We too, like Lachoneus, need to be brave and courageous in the face of the intimidation and accusation. The match would be the swords and armor. Just 5 years to go. See related article: Perfection Christian response. Hopefully the apostles, the prophets, the General Authorities, church leaders, those that have the Spirit of the Lord with them. Everybody’s watching. I bet you anything he’s out there in the wilderness roasting hot dogs with Samuel the Lamanite laughing at you people for being so gullible. If he failed to get the plates, it meant God had failed. And during that time, Nephi, the great prophet we learn is out there teaching powerfully to the people, he’s performing miracles, he even raises his brother from the dead. 26:56. some one that had the spirit of revelation and also prophecy; therefore, this Gidgiddoni was a great prophet among them, as. The book of 1 Nephi is quite an amazing book. Maybe the answer that will solve your relationship conflicts is just about to present itself. So, let’s envision this as a timeline. One of the other issues not shown is that the glass front is covered with a sticker preventing the ability to see the lights on the equipment: Some of the concerns others have had about Lepeka and I having different mission calls is that that we will either neglect one or that we will burn out. 2020 Youth Theme "Go and Do" (1 Nephi 3:7) BINDER INSERTS Printable Packet for Latter-day Saint Young Women 15 Yea, he said unto them: As the Lord liveth, except ye repent, of all your iniquities, and cry unto the Lord, ye will in no wise. Wow, you sure about that, did anybody see that happen? You neighbor comes over and says, ok, you know I’ve always kind of liked you even though I think you’re a fool. They got so close. Chapter 4 is where the war actually begins. Oh, if they only could have hung on a little longer. 13 Yea, he sent a proclamation among all the people, that they, should gather together their women, and their children, their, flocks and their herds, and all their substance, save it were, 21 But Gidgiddoni saith unto them: The Lord forbid; for if we, should go up against them the Lord would deliver us into their, hands; therefore we will prepare ourselves in the center of our, lands, and we will gather all our armies together, and we will, not go against them, but we will wait till they shall come, against us; therefore as the Lord liveth, if we do this he will. But then, look at how Mormon describes the people at this point. The quarterback threw a quick pass to their star receiver who looked like he was going to easily just run in when he was tackled just one yard short of the end zone. Samuel was right, and their faith has been confirmed. New King James Version Update. No 100% guarantees, but if you can get there, you’ve won a major victory in your spiritual life and you’ve stacked the odds in your favor. Search for: Topics. While you teach this, here are a few questions to choose from that you might consider asking during this lesson. And if it so be that the children of men keep the commandments of God he doth nourish them, and strengthen them, and provide means whereby they can accomplish the thing which he has commanded them; wherefore, he did provide means for us while … Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 1 Nephi 3-7 - Duration: 26:56. Then, we’ll call the second half of this activity, Terrific Tactics for the Trustworthy. Like the Tennessee Titans, or Steve McQueen in the Great Escape. They do seem to fluctuate between wickedness and righteousness quite a bit. Hang in there Nephites. So, let’s envision this as a timeline. 1 Nephi 3:7. From shop … You’re smarter than that aren’t you? The crowd becomes more and more restless. Satan’s always throwing doubt our way. Receiving or Giving. I want you to imagine that you are a faithful Nephite, living in Zarahemla in the year 6 B.C. 1080p; The Book of Mormon: Alma 36:25-27. And the years begin to pass, you may not be too worried the first, second, third, and fourth years and they come and go. See if you can match the tactics with the verse. Well can you see how powerful these tactics would be if we implemented them? I can’t imagine walking out onto a battlefield without armor or a weapon. We know that it’s going to come in the year 34 A.D. On the fourth day of the first month to be exact as it says in 3 Nephi 8:5. This is particularly relevant to the youth. I’ll make this handout available for download if you’re interested. And I just say, oh, if you could’ve just hung on a little longer. The Book of Mormon: Alma 18:16-17 . Now let’s go to chapter 5:7 which will quickly describe the next 4 years. Temple worship. Why something so incredible. Really. For an icebreaker, choose a competitive sport or game that you enjoy and talk about it a little. And what you’ll do is match the scripture reference with the strategy that you feel Satan or Giddianhi is employing there. The destruction was selective not random. en Invite a student to write the following uses on the board as you identify them: fuel to provide light in oil lamps; cooking oil; a condiment for salads, breads, and meats; a universal remedy; and a treatment to cleanse and heal bruises, sores, and wounds. No doubt in my mind. You can do it! To which your Gadianton robber neighbor accuses. And as an Icebreaker I usually like to share 1 of 2 different illustrations. Come Follow Me- For Families page 144 "3 Nephi 2:1-13, 6:15-17. Just use their answers to start a discussion about Satan’s Sneaky Strategies. Have you ever experienced a trial of faith or are you currently facing one? Will we miss the master by just a few years? Well, that’s how you have to interpret it because five years have passed. Prayer. They must have lived the rest of their lives forever grateful that they had made that change just in the nick of time. Fear of failure. Come on! While 1 Nephi 3:7 is a popular passage in Mormonism used to remind people of how enabled and accountable they are to fulfill the commandments, many Mormons reject it when considering the full scope of moral perfection commanded by God. 5 Therefore I have written this epistle, sealing it with mine, own hand, feeling for your welfare, because of your firmness in, that which ye believe to be right, and your noble spirit in the. Discussions on The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 3-9 - Duration: 28:26. I hope we’re all in that group. And we don’t know how it happened, but I picture the Gadianton robbers rounding up the believers and standing around them sharpening their swords and waiting for the sunset. he caused that armies, both of the Nephites and of the Lamanites, or of all them who were numbered among the Nephites, should be, placed as guards round about to watch them, and to guard them. Now what do you call that. 6 Therefore I write unto you, desiring that ye would yield up, unto this my people, your cities, your lands, and your, possessions, rather than that they should visit you with the. Defeatism. What is one way we can put our faith in Heavenly Father? A wish that they could go back. But the unbelievers around you are starting to get restless. Sometimes I’ll even show that short clip in class. So we’re going to do a bit of a two-part matching activity. The game came down to the last play with only 6 seconds left on the clock and the Titans down by one touchdown and one last chance to stay in it. But I call the first half of this activity, Satan’s Sneaky Strategies. I believe that these same results will be ours if we follow these terrific tactics. You’ll be better prepared for a long-term relationship. Who did they choose to be their leader in battle? We have the benefit of hindsight. When Christ was born in the Old World, amazing things were happening here in the New World as well. He got out of Zarahemla before things get bad. 18 Now they did not sin ignorantly, for they knew the will of, God concerning them, for it had been taught unto them; therefore. Scripture study. While 1 Nephi 3:7 is a popular passage in Mormonism used to remind people of how enabled and accountable they are to fulfill the commandments, many Mormons reject it when considering the full scope of moral perfection commanded by God. It reeks of entrapment. Hang on during those four years. Tell the children that the Nephites saw a new star in the sky when Jesus was born. Yes, it’s filled with violence, and sex, and language, but, it really is brilliant. Perhaps you have already experienced that in your life or you're currently feeling it. Join us in our wickedness. Committing to the standards in the For the Strength of Youth? The 2000 game between the Tennessee Titans and the St. Louis Rams. 4 And they began again to prosper and to wax great; and the, twenty and sixth and seventh years passed away, and there was, great order in the land; and they had formed their laws according, 5 And now there was nothing in all the land to hinder the people, from prospering continually, except they should fall into. What he does to protect his people physically, will also work to protect ourselves spiritually. I believe those two messages stand out to me as the most significant from these chapters. And since this next year we will be studying the Book of Mormon, I felt that it would be appropriate to share this here. I hope so. That’s waiting patiently on the Lord. He likes to praise us. But it will come. Just pick one, whether it’s football, or basketball, or maybe it’s a strategy you use in a board game like Monopoly or a card game. But we go to THE doctor when that happens, and he binds up our wounds and heals us. They will lead us victoriously into battle. (So, not much change) And Nephi, did cry unto the people in the commencement of the thirty and, third year; and he did preach unto them repentance and remission. Consistent and sincere prayer will give us the strength we need to stand strong. Sometimes I’ll say to my Freshman that I teach. They just have to hang on. . . When I feel like I’ve waited so long for a promised blessing to come and it’s nowhere in sight . These simple words from 1 Nephi 3:7 show that our Heavenly Father will guide as we continue to GO AND DO His will! People are shouting. Therefore, what happened? OR I sometimes talk about one of the most exciting Superbowls in American Football that I’ve ever watched. How has the Lord prepared a … So, they are doing really well. Of course it gets dark, what else would it do? 1 Nephi 3:7 "And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the thing which the Lord hath commanded, for I know the Lord giveth no commandment unto the children of men save he shall prepare a way that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them." 1 I, Nephi, having been a born of b goodly c parents, therefore I was d taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many e afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a f record of my proceedings in my days. riches, yea, even unto great persecutions; 11 For there were many merchants in the land, and also many, 12 And the people began to be distinguished by ranks, according, to their riches and their chances for learning, yea, some were, ignorant because of their poverty, and others did receive great, 13 Some were lifted up in pride, and others were exceedingly, humble; some did return railing for railing, while others would. And then let them share one of their favorite winning strategies that they’ve experienced. I’ll love this old proverb of the American West. 7 And thus had the twenty and second year passed away, and the, twenty and third year also, and the twenty and fourth, and the. 13 years! Come Follow Me (Insights Into 3 Nephi 1 - 7, September 7 - 13) Update: 2020-09-01 1. be delivered out of the hands of those Gadianton robbers. 14 And thus there became a great inequality in all the land, insomuch that the church began to be broken up; yea, insomuch, that in the thirtieth year the church was broken up in all the, land save it were among a few of the Lamanites who were converted, unto the true faith; and they would not depart from it, for they, were firm, and steadfast, and immovable, willing with all. You may start to think, Samuel, couldn’t we have picked a more subtle sign? 1 Sa katapustapusan, mga kapatid ko, mangagalak kayo sa Panginoon. 2 And they knew that it must be expedient that Christ had come, because of the many signs which had been given, according to the, words of the prophets; and because of the things which had come, to pass already they knew that it must needs be that all things. So, yay! I can save you and your family. If they can just hang in there until the mission field or to a temple marriage, they should be much better off the rest of their lives. However, there are more. What’s that one? But misses. No wonder we have so many activities and meetings in the church. A lot of repeats in this. Satan does the same to us. Because of Nephi’s powerful teaching, look at the last verse of chapter 7. When I don’t feel like I can maintain my faith through a difficult challenge or trial . Again, your faith is being tested. After the miraculous sign of Christ’s birth, there is massive conversion, right. I hope that these Nephites have inspired you like they inspire me. 19 Now it was the custom among all the Nephites to appoint for, their chief captains, (save it were in their times of wickedness). See the Book of Mormon come to life in Alma 18:16-17. en In the Orient, for example, the willingness of the people to do just about anything the churches require in order to qualify for the gifts or handouts has given rise to the contemptuous label “rice Christians.” From shop NotedDesignStudio. And that basically continues into the 32 year as you see in verse 23, 23 Thus passed away the thirty and second year also. (1 Nephi 3:7) In this frequently-quoted passage, Nephi expresses his willingness to accept a difficult assignment from the Lord.

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