Sunday, October 20, 2013

Day 80: 4 Nephi, Mormon 1-2

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I hope you are all having a great day!  I wanted to start today with a great video from Music and the Spoken Word.  What wonderful advice that we can all use in our lives.

Here is another video from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  The song is called Faith which I once taught to the Primary children when I used to serve as a music leader.  This song has such a great message for us all.

How is your reading going so far?  I am still reading but having a hard time posting on my blog every day.  We are only 10 days away from reading all of the Book of Mormon!  That is so awesome!  I hope you have enjoyed it and felt a sweet peace as you've read from its inspired pages.

Today we are reading in the 4th book of Nephi and Mormon 1 & 2.

I love the first part of 4th Nephi where all of the people were disciples of Jesus Christ.  One of my favorite verses is…

4 Nephi 3
"And they had all things common among them; therefore there were not rich and poor, bond and free, but they were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift."

Can you imagine what it would be like to have ALL things in common?  What a wonderful world that would be for sure!  I look forward to the day when we all can sit down together at the feet of our Savior.  All we need to do is press forward, holding fast to the rod of iron, endure to the end, and continue in good works and faith!  We can do it!  If you have more questions and would like to learn more from one of our full time missionaries, I would love to send them your way.  Just e-mail me at or you can go to  

I found this great explanation of this book on

Fourth Nephi covers the nearly 200 years of unity and harmony followingJesus Christ’s visit to the Americas. The people “were all converted unto the Lord” (4 Nephi 1:2), resulting in a society that people of all ages have dreamed of. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles observed that following Christ’s visit, “His majestic teachings and ennobling spirit led to the happiest of all times, a time in which ‘there were no contentions and disputations among them, and every man did deal justly one with another. And they had all things common among them; therefore there were not rich and poor, bond and free, but they were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift’ [4 Nephi 1:2–3]. That blessed circumstance was, I suppose, achieved on only one other occasion of which we know—the city of Enoch, where ‘they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them’
Here is another set of very uplifting verses in this chapter…

4 Nephi 5
"And there were great and marvelous works wrought by the disciples of Jesus, insomuch that they did heal the sick, and raise the dead, and cause the lame to walk, and the blind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear; and all manner of miracles did they work among the children of men; and in nothing did they work miracles save it were in the name of Jesus."

4 Nephi 15-18
"And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people.

"And there were no envyings, nor strifes, nor tumults, nor whoredoms, nor lyings, nor murders, nor any manner of lasciviousness; and surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of God.

"There were no robbers, nor murderers, neither were there Lamanites, nor any manner of -ites; but they were in one, the children of Christ, and heirs to the kingdom of God.

"And how blessed were they!  For the Lord did bless them in all their doings; yea, even they were blessed and prospered until an hundred and ten years had passed away; and the first generation from Christ had passed away, and there was no contention in all the land."

Wow!!  That sounds amazing!!

There are many more things I would like to share today but I need to start getting my family ready for church.  

I want to close with the song, God Be with You Til We Meet Again.  What a powerful message this song has.  I hope you will continue reading the Book of Mormon with me and let me know your thoughts.  Thank you for the emails you have sent.  It means a lot to me to hear from you.  


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