Lesson 8

“O How Great the Goodness of Our God”

“Lesson 8: ‘O How Great the Goodness of Our God’” Book of Mormon Class Member Study Guide (1999), 6

2 Nephi 9 contains a discourse by Jacob, one of Nephi’s younger brothers, about the Atonement of Jesus Christ, which is the central event in the plan of salvation. To understand the teachings in this chapter, it is helpful to understand the terms temporal death and spiritual death. For an explanation of these terms, see Bible Dictionary, “Death,” 655.

Consider how individual words and phrases in the following verses enhance the meaning of Jacob’s discourse:

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Invite family members to discuss what the Savior has done for them individually and for the family.