Book of Mormon
Lesson 15
Eternally Indebted to Your Heavenly Father


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will increase our understanding of our indebtedness to God and encourage us to "[put] off the natural man … through the atonement of Christ the Lord" (Mosiah 3:19).

Scripture references for study:  Mosiah 1–3
    Note: Underlined scripture references have been hyperlinked to the LDS Scriptures at LDS.org and will open in a new window.

Lesson 15 Handout (PDF)


The Scriptures

Introduction To Mosiah.

WHAT IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES DID KING BENJAMIN TEACH HIS SONS (AND US) ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES?

HOW HAVE THE SCRIPTURES HELPED YOU REMEMBER, OBEY, AND TEACH THE THINGS OF GOD?

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT THAT PARENTS TEACH THEIR CHILDREN FROM THE SCRIPTURES?

WHAT EFFECTIVE WAYS HAVE YOU FOUND FOR HELPING CHILDREN DEVELOP A LOVE FOR THE SCRIPTURES AND A DESIRE TO SEARCH THEM?
(Some of these suggestions are found in Brother Covey's book, The Divine Center)


Leadership & Service

We read in Mosiah 2 that the Nephites gathered together in large numbers to hear a great and final address by their beloved king, Benjamin.

As we read, look for the leadership qualities displayed by King Benjamin.

READ MOSIAH 2:16-19. Service to others is service to God.


Contention, Commandments, & The Natural Man

READ MOSIAH 2:32-33.

READ MOSIAH 2:36-39. Those who turn from the truth will be lost.

The Natural Man.


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Record your thoughts on King Benjamin and his teachings. What have you learned from his example? What principles from his teachings can you make part of your life?


Resources Used In This Lesson

An Eye Single to the Glory of God: Reflections on the Cost of Discipleship by Robert L. Millet.

Are My Children Going to Make It? Real Help for Teaching the Gospel in the Home by R. Wayne Boss and Leslee S. Boss.

BYU Speeches of the Year.

Conference Reports (CR).

Mormon Doctrine by Bruce R. McConkie.

The Divine Center by Stephen R. Covey.

The Miracle of Forgiveness by Spencer W. Kimball.


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