Sunday, March 23, 2014

The "War Chapters"

Alma 43-62 are known as the "War Chapters" in the Book of Mormon.
In his book, Righteous Warriors: Lessons from the War Chapters in the Book of Mormon, John Bytheway does a masterful job of sharing the main principles of each chapter. Either for teaching the Book of Mormon or for your personal study, this book is a wonderful resource.

For teachers, the chapters are divided the following way:
1) Captain Moroni vs Zerahemnah: Alma 43-44
2) Captain Moroni vs Amalickiah: Alma 46-51
3) Captain Moroni vs Ammoron: Alma 52-58
4) Captain Moroni vs the king-men in Zarahemla: Alma 51, 59-62

Since my class was behind, this grouping helped me to pace our lessons and make a plan to get back on schedule.

Each chapter in the book expounds on a chapter from Alma 43-62 and gives clarity as to  principles and doctrines to focus on.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Experiment Upon The Word

We studied Alma 32 this past week.
This morning, we planted sunflower seeds to represent
our seeds of faith.
We chose an area we felt would be protected, yet get the best light, nourishment, etc.
We compared this to nurturing our testimonies.
By the end of the Seminary year, we  should have some 
large sunflowers, if we carefully nurture them.