Book of Mormon
Lesson 14
For a Wise Purpose


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will emphasize that the scriptures have been prepared and preserved to guide and direct us.

Scripture references for study:  Enos Jarom Omni Words of Mormon
    Note: Underlined scripture references have been hyperlinked to the LDS Scriptures at LDS.org and will open in a new window.

Lesson 14 Handout (PDF)


Introduction

How much of the Book of Mormon record and history are we missing?

These books bring the Small Plates to a conclusion.


The Book Of Enos

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT ENOS BEYOND THE EXPERIENCE HE RECORDED?

READ ENOS 1:1-4.

The progression of Enos prayer.

HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS RECORD TO WHICH ENOS IS ADDING HIS BRIEF WRITINGS?

HOW WAS THIS REVELATION MANIFEST TO ENOS? DID HE HEAR THE ACTUAL VOICE OF GOD?

READ ENOS 1:22-23.

HOW DID ENOS FEEL ABOUT DYING?


The Book Of Jarom

Jarom speaks of the continuing spiritual apostasy among many of his people (v3).

He continues his brief history of the people speaking of wars and their growing prosperity.

Jarom presents an interesting teaching technique:


The Book Of Omni

The Book of Omni contains the record of five scribes. Amaleki wrote 2/3 of the book.

Omni:

Chemish:

A pattern of wars between the Nephites and Lamanites continued over the years.

Important historical notes from the writings of Amaleki:

Amaleki's counsel to us.


The Words Of Mormon

READ WORDS OF MORMON 1:3-7. An explanation regarding the attachment of the small plates.

Mormon provides a link between the small plates and his abridgment.

 


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Record your thoughts on the teachings and history as discussed in this lesson. What principles can you apply in your life?


Resources Used In This Lesson

BYU Studies.

LDS Church News.

Religion 121-122, Book of Mormon Student Manual.

Stand Ye In Holy Places by Harold B. Lee.

Studies in Scripture, Volume 7, edited by Kent P. Jackson.


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