175: God’s Will (BoM Gospel Doctrine Lesson 2)

January 10, 2016

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

“All Things According to His Will”


I don’t think we adequately appreciate the fact that the Book of Mormon begins with the tale of a deeply dysfunctional family. This lesson begins the Book of Mormon with an invitation to read this Book of Mormon carefully, challenging and being challenged by its contents, including viewing the characters as complex humans and asking whether we can take the narrators at their word.

Meredith and Trent join the class.


Class Member Reading: 1 Nephi 1 – 5; 7

Additional Reading: Mosiah 1:3–7; Alma 3:11–12.

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Lesson 2, “Husband of Sariah”, Mormon Women Project: Our Cooperative Ministry

Lesson 2, Benjamin the Scribe


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