6 And as sure as the Lord liveth, so sure as many as believed, or as many as were brought to the knowledge of the truth, through the preaching of Ammon and his brethren, according to the spirit of revelation and of prophecy, and the power of God working miracles in them—yea, I say unto you, as the Lord liveth, as many of the Lamanites as believed in their preaching, and were converted unto the Lord, never did fall away.
After Ammon had taught King Lamoni and his father, Ammon and his brothers were allowed to preach throughout the land of the Lamanites. Many Lamanites accepted the gospel and repented. The Lamanites that were converted to the gospel wanted a new name to distinguish themselves from the rest of the Lamanites. They took the name of Anti-Nephi-Lehies. These devoted converts were so dedicated to never returning to their old ways that they buried their weapons of war. They vowed to never use them again, not even in self-defense.
Ammon was overjoyed that so many Lamanites had become converted to the Lord. He praised God, recognizing God’s hand in all the blessings he’d experienced during his time as a missionary.
“A testimony is spiritual knowledge of truth obtained by the power of the Holy Ghost. Continuing conversion is constant devotion to the revealed truth we have received—with a heart that is willing and for righteous reasons. Knowing that the gospel is true is the essence of a testimony. Consistently being true to the gospel is the essence of conversion. We should know the gospel is true and be true to the gospel.” David A. Bednar
What does “conversion” mean? (Discuss ideas)
What’s the difference between testimony and conversion? (Discuss ideas)
How can we become converted to the Lord? (Discuss ideas)
How has the Lord blessed us as we try to do His work? (Discuss ideas)
The Anti-Nephi-Lehies were so converted that they refused to take up their weapons again, even in self-defence and buried them in the earth. Have family members write things they would like to overcome or abandon.
Ammon was very grateful for the blessings of the Lord that he experienced as a missionary among the Lamanites. These yummy cookies have quesitons inside to help us to also recognize some of our own blessings.
These lessons are perfect for: Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, to recap the following Sunday or to enhance your family scripture study.
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