Why Do We Need the Book of Mormon?

By John Hilton III

I love the Publication of Mormon! Being able to teach it at BYU has actually been just one of the biggest blessings in my life. Come Follow Me has great suggestions for teaching this lesson; I simply wanted to include in a couple of ideas that I might encompass once I teach this lesboy to some of the young men in my ward. Tbelow more than likely won’t be time for every one of the listed below ideas, when doing every one of the other excellent points to include in this lesson, however hopetotally one or two deserve to be advantageous.

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Idea #1

Emphadimension Joseph Smith’s prophetic role in the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Sfinish a volunteer student out of the course. Tell the rest of the course that they are going to try to prophesy. Tell the students to create down and make some predictions of what the student will perform as soon as the student comes earlier right into course.

Tell the class that you will have actually the student walk to one side of the room. Ask them to create dvery own which side of the room the student will certainly choose to walk to. Then tell them you will have the student pick one of 3 balls that you have actually brought. Then tell them the student will certainly acquire to shoot a basket; have the make a prediction if will make the shot or miss it. When all the students have actually created their prophecies for those 3 simple things, invite the student in. The student then gets to make the 3 decisions just pointed out and also the classmates deserve to view exactly how many predictions were correct. Have the youth review the fifth paragraph of Joseph Smith’s background, which claims, “He dubbed me by name, and also shelp unto me that he was a messenger sent from the visibility of God to me, and also that his name was Moroni; that God had a work-related for me to do; and also that my name should be had actually for excellent and also evil among all countries, kindreds, and also tongues, or that it should be both good and evil spoken of among all civilization.” In addition to the powerful principle that God knows our names, take into consideration what an amazing prophecy this was earlier in the year 1823. How significant that a farm boy from an obscure tvery own would certainly say that his name would certainly be well-known throughout the world. But it is! And Joseph’s Smith role in bringing forth the Publication of Mormon is a large component of his prophetic mission.

Idea #2

The Title Page Tell students, President Henry B. Eyring shelp, “If I were introducing the gospel to someone, I would certainly find a method at leastern to read these…words ” (New Age, May 2004, 6). Invite students to guess what words President Eyring was talking about. In my endure, they seldom guess the correct answer. President Eyring said, “Turn to the very start of the book to the title web page, written by Moroni. If I were introducing the gospel to someone, I would uncover a way at least to read these last words written by Moroni.” Invite students to read the title page and also attempt to figure out why President Eyring would desire to share it others. What does it teach us?

Idea #3


The Publication of Mormon brings us to Christ Ask the class what a thesis statement is. Perhaps have actually one or two students share a thesis statement they have provided in a current research paper. Ask, “What is the thesis statement of the Book of Mormon?” Send students on the complying with scripture chain (possibly have students take transforms reading these verses – note the themes of “persuading” and also “coming unto Christ” in these verses). • 1 Nephi 6:4 • 1 Nephi 19:23 • 2 Nephi 33:4 • Jacob 1:7 • Helamale 5:12 • Mormon 5:14 • Moroni 10:32 What is the thesis of the Book of Mormon? It is clear from the start to the end.

(Here is a PDF of the task above: Book of Mormon Thesis Activity)

Idea #4


Share this quote:“Tright here is a power in the book which will start to circulation into your stays the minute you begin a major research of the Book of Mormon. You will discover higher power to stand up to temptation. You will discover the power to prevent deception. You will certainly discover the power to stay on the strait and also narrow path…When you begin to hunger and thirst after those words, you will certainly find life in greater and better abundance” (President Benboy, Ensign, Nov. 1986, 7).

(Here is a PDF of the quote above: President Benson quote)

I think it’s a good conversation suggest to ask the youth, “What do you think it means to seriously research the Book of Mormon?” Does your Book of Mormon reading = a severe study?

Idea #5

The Book of Mormon: Messperiods from Heaven

 is a good video you can use once teaching this class. In the video, youth from Eastern Europe share what they learned from reading the Book of Mormon and also composing dvery own their impressions.




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John Hilton III has actually written numerous publications, including The Little Book of Book of Mormon Evidences.

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