Book of Mormon
Lesson 35
“Repent and Return unto the Lord”


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will remind us of the importance of repenting, turning to the Lord, and following the prophets.

Scripture references for study:  Helaman 13–16
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Lesson 35 Handout (PDF)


Introduction

Background.

Samuel the Lamanite.


Helaman 13 - The Sins of the Nephites

Samuel speaks from the wall.

The power of the righteous.

Riches and Gratitude.

Prophets and Blind Guides.

Happiness and Iniquity.


Helaman 14 - Samuel Prophecies of Christ

Samuel prophesied that the Savior would come into the world five years hence (v2).

Samuel speaks of the death of Christ and its importance to mankind, especially those who listen and repent.

He prophecies of the signs attending the death of the Savior: the darkness and destruction that will take place.

Samuel speaks about the great principle of agency.


Helaman 15 - The Lamanite Example of True Repentance

Samuel taught that the Lord chastened the Nephites "in the days of their iniquities...because he loveth them" (v3).

Prophecy regarding the Lamanites.


Helaman 16 - The Result of Samuel's Message

READ HELAMAN 16:1-8.

READ HELAMAN 16:13-16, 22-23.

WHAT SIMILARITIES EXIST BETWEEN PEOPLE TODAY AND THE NEPHITES WHO LIVED JUST BEFORE CHRIST'S BIRTH?


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Record your thoughts on the teachings and prophecies of Samuel. What principles taught by Samuel can you more fully implement in your life?


Resources Used In This Lesson

Conference Reports (CR).

Discourses of the Prophet Joseph Smith compiled by Alma P. Burton.

Ensign.

Helaman through 3 Nephi 8: According to Thy Word edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr.

Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball.


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