Lehi’s Family Arrives at the Land of Bountiful | 1 Nephi 17:1–6 | Book of Mormon

After an eight–year sojourn in the wilderness, Lehi’s family arrives at a land near the sea that they call “”Bountiful”” because of its abundance of fruit and wild honey.  1 Nephi 17:1–6: 1 And it came to pass that we did again take our journey in the wilderness; and we did travel nearly eastward from that… Continue reading Lehi’s Family Arrives at the Land of Bountiful | 1 Nephi 17:1–6 | Book of Mormon

Nephi Is Filled with the Power of God | 1 Nephi 17:17–55 | Book of Mormon

Laman and Lemuel mock Nephi when they learn he is going to build a ship. Nephi reminds them of God’s beneficent dealings with their ancestors, the children of Israel. He also reminds them that they themselves have seen an angel and that the Lord has spoken to them. As Nephi speaks to his brothers he… Continue reading Nephi Is Filled with the Power of God | 1 Nephi 17:17–55 | Book of Mormon

Nephi Is Led by the Spirit to Obtain the Plates of Brass | 1 Nephi 3–5 | Book of Mormon

As a result of a dream, Lehi sends his sons back to Jerusalem to obtain sacred records on plates of brass from a wicked religious and military leader named Laban. Laban refuses to give up the records and steals Lehi’s wealth when Laman attempts to use it to buy the plates. Laman and Lemuel rebel… Continue reading Nephi Is Led by the Spirit to Obtain the Plates of Brass | 1 Nephi 3–5 | Book of Mormon

Sariah Rejoices in the Return of Her Sons | 1 Nephi 5:1–9 | Book of Mormon

Laman, Lemuel, Sam, Nephi, and Zoram return to the tent of Lehi and Sariah. Though Sariah had doubted her husband, the successful return of their sons witnessed to her that Lehi was indeed inspired, to which she bears powerful witness. The family then offers sacrifices at their altar in accord with Lehi’s prophetic office. 1… Continue reading Sariah Rejoices in the Return of Her Sons | 1 Nephi 5:1–9 | Book of Mormon

Lehi Discovers the Tree of Life | 1 Nephi 8:2–11 | Book of Mormon

Lehi tells his family about his vision in which he is met by a man dressed in a white robe who asks Lehi to follow him. Lehi follows the man into a “”dark and dreary waste.”” After traveling for hours in the darkness, Lehi prays to the Lord for mercy. After praying, Lehi beholds a… Continue reading Lehi Discovers the Tree of Life | 1 Nephi 8:2–11 | Book of Mormon

Lehi Sees an Iron Rod and Those Who Fall Away | 1 Nephi 8:19–28 | Book of Mormon

In his vision, Lehi notices a rod of iron leading to the tree  of life by which he stands. Next to the rod of iron is a strait and narrow path. Concourses of people are pressing forward along the path when a mist of darkness arises, and many lose their way. Those who had taken… Continue reading Lehi Sees an Iron Rod and Those Who Fall Away | 1 Nephi 8:19–28 | Book of Mormon

The Lord Delivers Nephi from His Rebellious Brothers | 1 Nephi 7:6–22 | Book of Mormon

As the sons of Lehi and the family of Ishmael make their way through the wilderness to join Lehi and Sariah, some of the company become dissatisfied and want to return to their former lives in Jerusalem.  Laman and Lemuel in particular become very angry with Nephi and bind him with cords so they can leave… Continue reading The Lord Delivers Nephi from His Rebellious Brothers | 1 Nephi 7:6–22 | Book of Mormon

The Nephites Live after the Manner of Happiness | 2 Nephi 5:10–27 | Book of Mormon

“Nephi, a Book of Mormon prophet, and his people begin to grow crops and raise herds of animals. Nephi continues to keep a record of his people. The Nephites make weapons to protect themselves from their enemies. They construct a temple patterned after King Solomon’s temple. Nephi ordains priests and teachers to preach to the… Continue reading The Nephites Live after the Manner of Happiness | 2 Nephi 5:10–27 | Book of Mormon

Nephi Commits to Obtain the Sacred Records | 1 Nephi 3:1–8 | Book of Mormon

Lehi tells Nephi that he and his brothers need to return to Jerusalem to obtain sacred records (family genealogies and scriptures) from Laban. Though the task seems impossible, Nephi responds with heroic faith, while Laman and Lemuel complain. Based on 1 Nephi 3:1–8: 1 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, returned from speaking… Continue reading Nephi Commits to Obtain the Sacred Records | 1 Nephi 3:1–8 | Book of Mormon

The Nephites Separate from the Lamanites | 2 Nephi 5 | Book of Mormon

“Nephi’s older brothers are angry with him and desire to kill him. The Lord warns Nephi, a Book of Mormon prophet, and his people to leave. They settle in a new land and call it “Nephi.” Nephi’s people are hardworking, and they prosper because they keep the commandments of God. Priests and teachers preach the… Continue reading The Nephites Separate from the Lamanites | 2 Nephi 5 | Book of Mormon