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Nephi Prophesies

Lesson 29: Nephi Prophesies

Helaman 7-9

 

Cut out several of the footprints and have them lead to a picture of the prophet.

What do you think the footprints mean that lead to the picture? 

Why is it important that we follow the prophet?

One of my favorite primary songs is “Follow the Prophet”.  The chorus says…

“Follow the prophet, follow the prophet.
Follow the prophet; don’t go astray.
Follow the prophet, follow the prophet.
Follow the prophet; he knows the way”.

What does “astray” mean?

Do you believe that the prophets will not take you astray? 

What kind of things does the prophet tell us to do?

Today’s lesson is about a prophet long ago.  Nephi was a prophet during a very difficult and prideful time.  We are going to watch a movie about Helaman chapter 7-9.

Before we begin this story, can anyone tell me who the Gadianton Robbers were?

There were a group of murderers and robbers that were formed by Kishkumen and Gadianton.  There were many of them among the Nephites and an even greater number among the Lamanites.   The Lamanites tried to destroy them while the Nephites embraced them and many joined them.  They created secret sings and handshakes and words so they would know who was part of the group.

 (Because I’m a dork and can’t figure out how to embed these videos, please click on the links)

http://youtu.be/6YO_T0I3gUg – First 10 minutes of the video

http://youtu.be/NHQI6z4A7aE – last 4 minutes of the video

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What have other prophets said would happen if we did not repent?

How can listening to our modern day prophet help us in our lives?

Why does it sometimes take courage to follow the prophet?

What can you do to strengthen your testimony of the living prophet?

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In closing, I’d like to share a quote by Elder James E. Faust:

“We have been promised that the President of the Church will receive guidance for all of us as the revelator of the Church. Our safety lies in paying heed to that which he says and following his counsel” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1989, p. 11; or Ensign, Nov. 1989, p. 10

I know that President Thomas S Monson is the living prophet.  I know that he will never lead me astray and that if I choose to follow his counsel and commandments, I will not be disappointed in my life.  I will find peace and happiness in all that I do.  There will be joy, love and an understanding that our trials will help us grow.

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