“Lesson 44: ‘I Speak unto You As If Ye Were Present’” Book of Mormon: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual (1999), 194–97
“Lesson 44,” Book of Mormon: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual, 194–97
“I Speak unto You As If Ye Were Present”
To help class members understand the warnings and counsel given by Mormon and Moroni to people living in the latter days.
Read, ponder, and pray about the following scriptures:
Mormon 7. Mormon exhorts the latter-day descendants of Lehi to repent, believe in Christ, and be baptized.
Mormon 8. Moroni prophesies that the Book of Mormon will come forth in a day of great wickedness.
Mormon 9. Moroni calls on people in the latter days to believe in Christ. He proclaims that the Lord is a God of miracles.
Additional reading: Bible Dictionary, “Miracles,” 732–33; title page of the Book of Mormon.
You may want to speak with four class members in advance, asking each of them to prepare to read aloud one of the following passages: 2 Nephi 28:2–6; Mormon 9:7; Joseph Smith—History 1:17–19, 21–22; and Articles of Faith 1:7.
If you are using the attention activity, write the following statements on the chalkboard before class begins:
“I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not.”
“Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing.”
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