Lesson 22: Mighty Changes of Heart

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Alma the younger's experience led to a mighty change of heart. Where do our choices lead?

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  • Noah’s graduation, David McCullough Jr—Wellesley outside of BostonMin 3:00-6:00 you cannot be it (center of universe)Restart at 11:57—up to “because everyone is”
  • Lesson 22: Mighty Changes of Heart

    1. 1. Book of Mormon Lesson 22 Alma 5-7 Next week: Alma 8-12
    2. 2. Alma‟s Life Journey
    3. 3. Alma‟s Life Journey Where was he headed?
    4. 4. Alma‟s Life JourneyWhere was he headed? Where did he end up?
    5. 5. It‟s ain‟t over „til it‟s over. 
    6. 6. It‟s ain‟t over „til it‟s over. In a book or history
    7. 7. It‟s ain‟t over „til it‟s over. In a book or historyWe know how the story turns out.
    8. 8. It‟s ain‟t over „til it‟s over. In a book or historyWe know how the story turns out.No suspense!(once it‟s read)
    9. 9. It‟s ain‟t over „til it‟s over. In a book or history In real lifeWe know how the story turns out.No suspense!(once it‟s read)
    10. 10. It‟s ain‟t over „til it‟s over. In a book or history In real lifeWe know how We don‟t know the story turns how the story out. turns out.No suspense!(once it‟s read)
    11. 11. It‟s ain‟t over „til it‟s over. In a book or history In real lifeWe know how We don‟t know the story turns how the story out. turns out—untilNo suspense! the very end.(once it‟s read)
    12. 12. It‟s ain‟t over „til it‟s over. In a book or history In real lifeWe know how We don‟t know the story turns how the story out. turns out—untilNo suspense! the very end.(once it‟s read) In the meantime…
    13. 13. It‟s ain‟t over „til it‟s over. In a book or history In real lifeWe know how We don‟t know the story turns how the story out. turns out—untilNo suspense! the very end.(once it‟s read) In the meantime ….suspense!
    14. 14. Suspense = ? Doubt not, but be believing, and begin asin times of old, and come unto the Lordwith all your heart, and work out yourown salvation with fear and tremblingbefore him. —Mormon 9:27
    15. 15. Fear & trembling: Abinadi explains what‟s at stake 
    16. 16. Fear & trembling: Abinadi explains what‟s at stake But behold, and fear, and tremble before God, forye ought to tremble; for the Lord redeemeth nonesuch that rebel against him and die in their sins;yea, even all those that have perished in theirsins ever since the world began, that havewilfully rebelled against God, that have knownthe commandments of God, and would notkeep them; these are they that have no part in thefirst resurrection.
    17. 17. Fear & trembling: Justice Therefore ought ye not to tremble? For salvationcometh to none such; for the Lord hath redeemednone such; yea, neither can the Lord redeemsuch; for he cannot deny himself; for he cannotdeny justice when it has its claim. —Mosiah 15:26-27
    18. 18. Alma, Repentance & UsElder Jeffrey Holland: I do not know who in this vast audiencetoday may need to hear the message offorgiveness ... but however late you thinkyou are, however many chances you think youhave missed, however many mistakes you feelyou have made or talents you think you don’thave, or however far from home and family andGod you feel you have traveled...
    19. 19. Alma, Repentance & Us  not traveled... I testify that you havebeyond the reach of divine love. It is notpossible for you to sink lower than theinfinite light of Christ‟s Atonement shines. —Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, The Laborers in the Vineyard,
    20. 20. Alma‟s CV 
    21. 21. Alma‟s CV  Rebellious son of prophet
    22. 22. Alma‟s CV  Rebellious son of prophet Tried to destroy Church
    23. 23. Alma‟s CV  Rebellious son of prophet Tried to destroy Church Angel‟s visit, redeemed
    24. 24. Alma‟s CV  Rebellious son of prophet Tried to destroy Church Angel‟s visit, redeemed Missionary
    25. 25. Alma‟s CV  Rebellious son of prophet Tried to destroy Church Angel‟s visit, redeemed Missionary Judge & High Priest
    26. 26. Alma‟s CV  Rebellious son of prophet Tried to destroy Church Angel‟s visit, redeemed Missionary Judge & High Priest  Judges Nehor for murder of Gideon, priestcraft  Enforces capital punishment
    27. 27. Alma‟s CV  Rebellious son of prophet Tried to destroy Church Angel‟s visit, redeemed Missionary Judge & High Priest  Judges Nehor for murder of Gideon, priestcraft  Enforces capital punishment Military Leader  Leads Nephites against Amlicites, Lamanites
    28. 28. Bloody Civil Wars  Union vs. Confederacy Battle of Antietam:  22,720 men killed, missing or wounded.  Bloodiest single day of the Civil War. Total who fought: 3 million+— 2.1 million Union, 900 thousand Confederate Total dead in 4 years:  620,000  2% of total population (31 million)
    29. 29. Bloody Civil Wars  Amlicite Rebellion Battle by Sidon River:  12,401 Amlicites slain  6,562 Nephites slain Victory interrupted by Lamanite invasion— Nephites to defend Zarahemla  Alma slays Amlici Dead too many to bury or number
    30. 30. Alma‟s CV  Rebellious son of prophet Tried to destroy Church Angel‟s visit, redeemed Missionary Judge & High Priest  Judges Nehor for murder of Gideon, priestcraft  Enforces capital punishment Military Leader  Leads Nephites against Amlicites, Lamanites Retired Judge, still High Priest
    31. 31. Alma‟s CV  Rebellious son of prophet Tried to destroy Church Angel‟s visit, redeemed Missionary Judge & High Priest  Judges Nehor for murder of Gideon, priestcraft  Enforces capital punishment Military Leader  Leads Nephites against Amlicites, Lamanites Retired Judge, still High Priest Religious reformer
    32. 32. Tale of Two Cities Zarahemla (Alma 5) City of Gideon (Alma 7)
    33. 33. Tale of Two Cities  Zarahemla (Alma 5) City of Gideon (Alma 7) 62 verses  32 verses
    34. 34. Tale of Two Cities  Zarahemla (Alma 5) City of Gideon (Alma 7) 62 verses  32 verses Conscience-probing  Prophecies of Christ questions (vs.14-24, 27- (vs. 10-12) 30)
    35. 35. Tale of Two Cities  Zarahemla (Alma 5) City of Gideon (Alma 7) 62 verses  32 verses Conscience-probing  Prophecies of Christ (vs. questions (vs.14-24, 27- 10-12) 30)  Blessings of obedience Riot act—Repent!  Reminders to  Consequences remember your duty,  Judgment (vs. 31-42) be humble, big 3: faith, hope, charity (vs. 22-24)
    36. 36. Tale of Two Cities  Zarahemla (Alma 5) City of Gideon (Alma 7) 62 verses  32 verses Conscience-probing  Prophecies of Christ (vs. questions (vs.14-24, 27- 10-12) 30)  Blessings of obedience  Reminders to remember Riot act—Repent! your duty, be humble,  Consequences big 3: faith, hope, charity  Judgment (vs. 31-42) (vs. 22-24) Commands  Rejoicing
    37. 37. Choose ye this day: Am I…  Humble? Compelled to be humble? Is the Atonement is an  Do the consequences of active force in my life? unrepented sin weigh Have I “fasted and me down? prayed many days that  Do the demands of [I] might know of these justice condemn my things of [myself]”? choices or acts?
    38. 38. Worth of souls is greatin the sight of God—D&C 18:10 

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