Book of Mormon
Lesson 12
Seek Ye for the Kingdom of God

Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us feel a greater desire to magnify our callings, be chaste, and invite others to come unto Christ.

Scripture references for study:  Jacob 14
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Lesson 12 Handout (PDF)

Jacob 1


Nephi's commission to Jacob.

Nephi's death.

Jacob distinguishes between the people of Nephi and the people of Laman (v13-14).

Jacob speaks to the people of Nephi.

Jacob 2 & 3 - Jacob's Temple Sermon

READ JACOB 2:4-6. The solemnity of Jacob's purpose.

Riches & Pride.


Moral Cleanliness.

Jacob 4

READ JACOB 4:10. Seek not to counsel the Lord.

READ JACOB 4:14. Blindness comes from looking beyond the mark.

Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Record your thoughts on the teachings of Jacob as recorded in this lesson. What principles do you need to improve on? How can you do that?

Resources Used In This Lesson

Conference Reports (CR).


For The Strength of Youth.

Home Memories of President David O. McKay by Llewelyn R. McKay.

Seeds of Greatness by Denis Waitley.

The Abundant Life by Hugh B. Brown.

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