Tuesday, September 15, 2015

1 Nephi 1:16 the Book of Mormon Comprised of many parts

The Book of Mormon Comprised of many parts

1 Nephi 1 v 16

Nephi tells that he will not make a full account of all his father wrote. Lehi wrote many things of his visions and dreams and prophecies. And he also spake unto his children many speeches.

Lehi had already written these things. Writing on metal plates was not easy and took a lot of time to make the plates and then to engrave them. It would be wasting them to duplicate the information.

The Book of Mormon comprises of 15 main parts
1-The first 6 books ending with Omni

1 Nephi
2 Nephi
These are a translation of the small plates of Nephi

The Plates of Mormon
Connects the Words of Mormon, small plates with Mormon's abridgment of the large plates.

Translation of Mormon's abridgment of the Large Plates of Nephi
Mosiah-Mormon-the longest portion
3rd Nephi
4th Nephi
Mormon-from chapter 8 engraved by Moroni

Plates of Ether of the Jaredite record- Abridgment of Ether engraved and abridged by Moroni.
Plates of Brass.

Parts added by Moroni

Plates of Brass
Brought by the people of Lehi, Contains the 5 books of Moses. Many quotations from this book throughout the Book of Mormon.

Purpose of Book of Mormon is to testify of Christ. We do not have a full account of all Jesus did.

Try to understand the importance of the Book of Mormon and the huge sacrifices and dedication by a great many people all directed by the Lord so that WE could have the gospel now and here in these latter days!

10/11 Callister “The Book of Mormon-A book from God.
An indispensable witness of Christ and His divinity

13 An Angel from On High
247 the Iron Rod

Rejoice-1 Nephi 1:15 -


1 Nephi 1 :15
Lehi praised God, he rejoiced. His whole heart was filed because of the visions from God..

The visions brought him so much joy because he could see the Lord's plan and knew he was blessed.

D&;C 10:39 Rejoicing and lifting thy heart with gladness.
Isa. 25:9 We will rejoice in his salvation.
1 Peter 4:13 Rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings.

Luke 1:14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

 2 Nephi 25:26 And we atalk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we bprophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our cchildren may know to what source they may look for a dremission of their sins.

Conference 10/14 Pres. Uchtdorf- Living the Gospel Joyful-
Discipleship lifts our spirits and lightens our hearts...it inspires us and fills our souls with faith, hope and charity. It fills our spirits with light in time of darkness and serenity during times of sorrow. It gives us divine power and lasting joy.

Apply- Gratitude for our blessings brings joy.  Christ's atonement gives us reason to rejoice despite the trials.  Too often we forget to look at things from an eternal perspective. 

66 Rejoice, The Lord Is King

275 Men Are That They Might Have Joy.   

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Great and Marvelous Works 1 Ne. 1:14

Great and Marvelous Works
1 Ne. 1:14

And it came to pass that when my father had read and seen many great and marvelous things, he did exclaim many things unto the Lord; such as; Great and marvelous are thy works, O Lord God Almighty! Thy throne is high in the heavens, and they power and goodness, and mercy are over all the inhabitants of the earth, and, because thou art merciful, thou wilt not suffer those who com unto thee that they shall perish!

After Lehi's vision , he exclaimed many things. Praising God's marvelous works, His throne, power and goodness and mercy.

Lehi was full of praise for the Lord God and for His mercy upon all those who repent and for his power and goodness. He affirms the existence of God also.

Marvelous works
D&C:44 Marvelous work..unto the convincing of many of their sins...to come unto repentance. (missionary work-changing hearts.)
3 Ne. 28:31-33 speaks of the marvelous works of the 3 Nephites.

Throne PS 45:6 “thy throne, O God, is forever and ever . Rev. 3:21 To him that overcometh, I will grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in His throne (Exaltation).
Dan 7:9...His throne was like the fiery flame,...Thrones denotes Kings and Kingdoms and queens too. Dan. 2:44 see

Thrones- See Dan 2:44

Marvelous Works
3 Ne 28:33 If ye had all the scriptures which give an account of all the marvelous works of Christ...yet would know that these things must surely come.


  • Matt 26:64 Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power.
By power of His word, man came upon the earth.

  • D&C 109:13 all people who shall enter the Lord's house may feel thy power.
Guide Scriptures- Godhead. God the Father is the supreme ruler of the universe. He is all powerful all knowing and everywhere present through His Spirit. D&C19:103, Gen 18:14

Power Matt 26:64

D&C 121:36 The rights of the Priesthood are connected with the powers of Heaven.
We receive the blessings of baptism, ordinations and temple ordinances plus the many other blessings of healing and baby blessings and setting apart blessings. The priesthood is such a wonderful blessing to those who will receive them.

Goodness and mercy of God brings up a whole multitude of other blessings that we receive from Him for which we are eternally indebted but strive to be worthy to receive. God loves all of His children and wants to bless them. This all results in our praising God as did Lehi when he saw this vision.

4/14 Pres. Monson The Priesthood Man
“Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
“Be thou and example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. ...Like a clarion call comes the word of the Lord to you, to me, and to priesthood holders everywhere. “Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence.” then we will be, as the Apostle Peter declared, even “a royal priesthood,” united in purpose and endowed with power from on high.

#2 the spirit of God
#79 With All The Power of Heart and Tongue