Book of Mormon
Lesson 47
“To Keep Them in the Right Way”

Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will increase our understanding of gospel ordinances and of the need to strengthen one another.

Scripture references for study:  Moroni 1–6
Resource notes: Click on links for expanded information.

Lesson 47 Handout (PDF)

Moroni 1 - An Introduction

This final book of the Book of Mormon was written by Moroni after his father's death.

READ MORONI 1:1-4. Moroni's preface to his own book.

The next five chapters deal with procedures and practices of the church in Moroni's day: conferring the Holy Ghost, ordinations, the sacrament, baptism, and conducting church meetings.

Moroni 2 & 3

These chapters clarify the doctrine of authority.

Though brief, these chapters in Moroni are a witness to the unchanging nature of the gospel. How one obtains authority to act in the ministry, how one administers the gift of the Holy Ghost, and what we should teach remain the same. As we see in Moroni 4 and 5, the administration of the Sacrament also remains unchanged.

Moroni 4 & 5 - Sacramental Prayers

As Moroni looked forward to our day and observed a typical Christian Sabbath, he must have been amazed at the multitude of apostate practices surrounding the holy, yet simple ordinance of the sacrament as practiced in various Christian churches.

Both prayers contain the phrase "always remember him".

Moroni 6 - Nourishing New Members

"And after they had been received unto baptism, and were wrought upon and cleansed by the power of the Holy Ghost, they were numbered among the people of the church of Christ; and their names were taken, that they might be remembered and nourished by the good word of God, to keep them in the right way, to keep them continually watchful unto prayer, relying alone upon the merits of Christ, who was the author and the finisher of their faith" (v4).

Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Record your thoughts on the teachings of Moroni. How can you better remember the Savior? How can you better serve the members of your ward or branch?

Resources Used In This Lesson


Studies In Scripture, Volume 8, edited by Kent P. Jackson.

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