Thursday, March 17, 2011

Are You Rebellious?

    Last Sunday Sister Beefelt and I went to go see a family in our ward after church, we had this AMAZING lesson of what we wanted to share with them!  So we started by reading in the Book of Mormon in Alma 24.  This is where some of the Lamanites, the wicked people, are converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  They changed there Names to the "Anti-Nephi-Lehi's".  So these Anti-Nephi-Lehi's used to be very wicked and used to kill people and do all sorts of bad things, so when they were converted to the gospel, they decided to bury all there weapons of rebellion! (good people!)   
   " and all the people were assembled together, they took their swords, and all the weapons which were used for the shedding of man’s blood, and they did bury them up deep in the earth."  
  So as we were preparing this lesson we cut out little paper swords for all of us to to write down something that we rebel against that we can bury deep into the ground!  The Kids and all of us wrote something that we wanted to bury deep into the ground. 

And thus we see that, when these Lamanites were brought to believe and to know the truth, they were firm, and would suffer even unto death rather than commit sin; and thus we see that they buried their weapons of peace, or they buried the weapons of war, for peace.

I think we all learned a very good lesson that day! That when we bury our weapons of war for peace, God will deliver us, he will protect us because we are keeping the covenant that we made with our Heavenly Father.  I know that there are things that everyone can bury deep into the ground and never dig them back up and we all will be blessed beyond measure for it! I know that God lives, I also know that He loves me!

1 comment:

  1. That was such a fun lesson! I think it would make a great Family Home Evening activity even for all us grown-ups at my house.