Alma 17-22


Alma 17
The Sons of King Mosiah
and their Glorious Mission Among the Lamanites
 

The sons of king Mosiah II return to Zarahemla after spending 14 years on a mission among the Lamanites (1,4)

Personal characteristics which helped in their labor

Description of the ancient Lamanites in their wicked state (14-15)

Ammon decided to mingle and live among the Lamanites before preaching (25)


 
Alma 18
The Glorious Mission Among the Lamanites (cont.)
 

Lamanites had a faint idea of a "Great Spirit" (2)

The previous preparation of Ammon was one of the keys to his success (3) Outline of Ammon's missionary discussion to a people who didn't know God:  (24-39) King Lamoni under effect of the power of God for 2 days and 2 nights (42-43)
 
Alma 19
The Glorious Mission Among the Lamanites (cont.)

The power of God overwhelms the mortal body (6)

King Lamoni saw the pre-mortal Christ and received a testimony of his atonement (13)

Abish, one of the few women named in the whole Book of Mormon (16) A strong evidence of Lamanite conversion: no more desire to do evil (33)
 
Alma 20
The Glorious Mission Among the Lamanites (cont.)

Ammon used his knowledge of Lamanite culture to impress king Lamoni's father, and get him to receive the missionary discussions
 


 
Alma 21
The Glorious Mission Among the Lamanites (cont.)

Aaron and his brethren had chosen to teach dissidents, many of whom were Nehorites (3)


 
Alma 22
The Glorious Mission Among the Lamanites (cont.)

Aaron teaches king Lamoni's father using an approach similar to one previously employed by Ammon (12-14)

The king valued the eternal blessings of the gospel more than his own life (15) The king's prayer: a prototype for the repentant unbeliever (18)


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