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1 Lesson 28 – Nephi and Lehi in Prison

2 Purpose To encourage the children to make the Savior the foundation of their lives by choosing to live his teachings. To encourage the children to make the Savior the foundation of their lives by choosing to live his teachings.

3 1. Adam was a prophet, first one that we know. In a place called Eden, he helped things to grow. Adam served the Lord by following his ways. We are his descendants in the latter days. 2. Enoch was a prophet; he taught what was good. People in his city did just what they should. When they were so righteous that there was no sin, Heav’nly Father took them up to live with him. 3. Noah was a prophet called to preach the word, Tried to cry repentance, but nobody heard. They were busy sinning—Noah preached in vain. They wished they had listened when they saw the rain. 4. Abraham the prophet prayed to have a son, So the Lord sent Isaac as the chosen one. Isaac begat Jacob, known as Israel; Jacob’s sons were twelve tribes, so the Bible tells. 5. Moses was a prophet sent to Israel. He would lead them to the promised land to dwell. They were slow to follow, or so it appears. They were in the wilderness for forty years. Follow the Prophet 6. Samuel was a prophet chosen as a boy. Hannah promised God her son would serve with joy. In the tabernacle, Samuel heard his name; He was called by God and answered, “Here I am!” 7. Jonah was a prophet, tried to run away, But he later learned to listen and obey. When we really try, the Lord won’t let us fail: That’s what Jonah learned deep down inside the whale. 8. Daniel was a prophet. He refused to sin; So the king threw Daniel in the lion’s den. Angels calmed the lions, and the king soon saw Daniel’s pow’r was great, for he obeyed God’s law. 9. Now we have a world where people are confused. If you don’t believe it, go and watch the news. We can get direction all along our way, If we heed the prophets—follow what they say. Chorus Follow the prophet, follow the prophet, Follow the prophet; don’t go astray. Follow the prophet, follow the prophet, Follow the prophet; he knows the way. Words and music: Duane E. Hiatt, b © 1989 IRI

4 Lesson 28 – Nephi and Lehi in Prison

5 Our Opening prayer will be given by: (Enter name here)

6 If you wanted to build a house, do you think that you would want to build it on a rock or on sand? If you wanted to build a house, do you think that you would want to build it on a rock or on sand? What do you think will happen to the rock if a flood came? What do you think will happen to the rock if a flood came? What do you think will happen to the sand if a flood came? What do you think will happen to the sand if a flood came? Starting with Rock will give you a very firm foundation. Starting with Rock will give you a very firm foundation.

7 Let’s watch a short video about a wise man who built his house upon the rock, And a foolish man who built his house upon the sand. Let’s watch a short video about a wise man who built his house upon the rock, And a foolish man who built his house upon the sand. Watch the two experiments to see what happens if you build on the sand or if you build on a rock. Watch the two experiments to see what happens if you build on the sand or if you build on a rock. Watch video Watch video (Press stop when credits show up)

8 As you saw in the video, When you build your house upon the sand, it can get washed away. As you saw in the video, When you build your house upon the sand, it can get washed away.

9 When you build your house upon the rock, it stands strong. When you build your house upon the rock, it stands strong.

10 Building a firm foundation with Jesus as the base, will always make you able to stand strong. Building a firm foundation with Jesus as the base, will always make you able to stand strong.

11 Our lesson today is about Nephi and Lehi and how they had strong testimonies of Jesus Christ. Our lesson today is about Nephi and Lehi and how they had strong testimonies of Jesus Christ. Nephi and Lehi helped many Lamanites gain testimonies of Jesus Christ. Nephi and Lehi helped many Lamanites gain testimonies of Jesus Christ. We too can build our lives on the only sure foundation, Jesus Christ. We too can build our lives on the only sure foundation, Jesus Christ. He can be the rock we need to stand firm. He can be the rock we need to stand firm.

12 Show the slides Show the slides Show the Video Show the Video Discussion Questions Discussion Questions

13 Nephi and Lehi were Helaman’s sons. Nephi and Lehi were Helaman’s sons. Helaman wanted them to be righteous like the Lehi and Nephi who left Jerusalem. Helaman wanted them to be righteous like the Lehi and Nephi who left Jerusalem.

14 Helaman taught his sons to believe in Jesus Christ. Helaman taught his sons to believe in Jesus Christ. They learned that forgiveness comes through faith and repentance. They learned that forgiveness comes through faith and repentance.

15 Nephi and Lehi went to teach the word of God to the Nephites and Lamanites. Nephi and Lehi went to teach the word of God to the Nephites and Lamanites. Thousands of people were baptized. Thousands of people were baptized.

16 When Nephi and Lehi went to the land of Nephi, a Lamanite army threw them into prison and did not give them food for many days.

17 The Lamanites went to the prison to kill Nephi and Lehi but could not because they were protected by a ring of fire that would have burned anyone who tried to touch them.

18 Nephi and Lehi were not burned by the fire. Nephi and Lehi were not burned by the fire. They told the Lamanites that God’s power was protecting them. They told the Lamanites that God’s power was protecting them.

19 The ground and the prison walls began to shake. The ground and the prison walls began to shake. A dark cloud surrounded the people in the prison, and they were afraid. A dark cloud surrounded the people in the prison, and they were afraid.

20 A voice from above the darkness spoke. It was quiet like a whisper, but everyone could hear it.

21 The voice told the people to repent and stop trying to kill Nephi and Lehi.

22 The voice spoke three times, and the ground and prison walls continued to shake The voice spoke three times, and the ground and prison walls continued to shake The Lamanites could not run away because it was too dark and they were too scared. The Lamanites could not run away because it was too dark and they were too scared.

23 A Nephite who had been a Church member saw that Nephi’s and Lehi’s faces were shining through the darkness.

24 Nephi and Lehi were looking toward heaven and talking. Nephi and Lehi were looking toward heaven and talking. The man told the Lamanites to look. They wondered whom Nephi and Lehi were talking to. The man told the Lamanites to look. They wondered whom Nephi and Lehi were talking to.

25 The man, who was named Aminadab, told the Lamanites that Nephi and Lehi were talking to angels.

26 The Lamanites asked Aminadab how to get rid of the dark cloud. The Lamanites asked Aminadab how to get rid of the dark cloud. He told them to repent and pray until they had faith in Jesus Christ. He told them to repent and pray until they had faith in Jesus Christ.

27 The Lamanites prayed until the dark cloud was gone.

28 When the darkness left, the people saw a pillar of fire all around them. When the darkness left, the people saw a pillar of fire all around them. The fire did not burn them or the prison walls. The fire did not burn them or the prison walls.

29 The Lamanites felt great joy, and the Spirit of God filled their hearts.

30 A voice whispered, saying they would be comforted because of their faith in Jesus Christ.

31 The Lamanites looked up to see where the voice had come from The Lamanites looked up to see where the voice had come from They saw angels coming down from heaven. They saw angels coming down from heaven.

32 About 300 people saw and heard what happened in the prison. About 300 people saw and heard what happened in the prison. They went and told others. They went and told others.

33 Most of the Lamanites believed them and put away their weapons.

34 The Lamanites stopped hating the Nephites and gave back the land they had taken. The Lamanites stopped hating the Nephites and gave back the land they had taken. The Lamanites became more righteous than the Nephites. The Lamanites became more righteous than the Nephites.

35 Many Lamanites went with Nephi and Lehi and taught both Nephites and Lamanites.

36 Discussion Time

37 Nephi was a Judge. Nephi was a Judge. It was his job to enforce the laws that were established by the voice of the people. It was his job to enforce the laws that were established by the voice of the people. As time passed, those who chose evil, were more numerous than those that chose good. As time passed, those who chose evil, were more numerous than those that chose good.

38 The laws had become corrupted. The laws had become corrupted. Nephi became weary of their iniquity and gave up his judgment-seat. Nephi became weary of their iniquity and gave up his judgment-seat. He decided to preach the word of God all the remainder of his days. He decided to preach the word of God all the remainder of his days. His brother Lehi also decided to preach the word of God all the remainder of his days. His brother Lehi also decided to preach the word of God all the remainder of his days.

39 Who was Helaman? (Helaman 2:2) Who was Helaman? (Helaman 2:2)Helaman 2:2Helaman 2:2 Why did Helaman name his sons after Nephi and Lehi? (Helaman 5:6) Why did Helaman name his sons after Nephi and Lehi? (Helaman 5:6)Helaman 5:6Helaman 5:6

40 Whose name do we take upon us when we are baptized? (2 Nephi 31:13) Whose name do we take upon us when we are baptized? (2 Nephi 31:13)2 Nephi 31:132 Nephi 31:13

41 Whose name do we take upon us when we are baptized? (2 Nephi 31:13) Whose name do we take upon us when we are baptized? (2 Nephi 31:13)2 Nephi 31:132 Nephi 31:13 How can we become more like Jesus Christ? How can we become more like Jesus Christ?

42 Why did Nephi give up being the chief judge? (Helaman 5:2–4.) Why did Nephi give up being the chief judge? (Helaman 5:2–4.)Helaman 5:2–4Helaman 5:2–4

43 How did Jesus Christ make it possible for us to be saved from our sins? (Helaman 5:9–10) How did Jesus Christ make it possible for us to be saved from our sins? (Helaman 5:9–10)Helaman 5:9–10Helaman 5:9–10

44 What must we do so Jesus Christ can redeem us from our sins? (Helaman 5:11) What must we do so Jesus Christ can redeem us from our sins? (Helaman 5:11)Helaman 5:11Helaman 5:11

45 What does it mean that “it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation”? (Helaman 5:12) What does it mean that “it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation”? (Helaman 5:12)Helaman 5:12Helaman 5:12

46 Why is Jesus Christ our only sure foundation? Why is Jesus Christ our only sure foundation?

47 How can you make Jesus the founda­tion of your life? How can you make Jesus the founda­tion of your life?

48 How does Satan “send forth his mighty winds,... shafts, [and]... hail” on individuals and families today? How does Satan “send forth his mighty winds,... shafts, [and]... hail” on individuals and families today?

49 How much power does the devil have over those who build their lives on the foundation of Christ? (Helaman 5:12) How much power does the devil have over those who build their lives on the foundation of Christ? (Helaman 5:12)Helaman 5:12Helaman 5:12

50 How did Helaman’s teachings affect Nephi and Lehi? (Helaman 5:13–14) How did Helaman’s teachings affect Nephi and Lehi? (Helaman 5:13–14)Helaman 5:13–14Helaman 5:13–14 What have your parents taught you that has helped you in your life? What have your parents taught you that has helped you in your life?

51 How were Nephi and Lehi pro­tected in the prison? (Helaman 5:22-23) How were Nephi and Lehi pro­tected in the prison? (Helaman 5:22-23)Helaman 5:22-23Helaman 5:22-23 How might we be helped if we are worthy? How might we be helped if we are worthy?

52 How did Jesus Christ communicate with the Lamanites in the prison? (Helaman 5:29–30) How did Jesus Christ communicate with the Lamanites in the prison? (Helaman 5:29–30)Helaman 5:29–30Helaman 5:29–30 What was the voice like? What was the voice like? What did the Lord say to the Lamanites? (Helaman 5:29, 32) What did the Lord say to the Lamanites? (Helaman 5:29, 32)Helaman 5:29, 32Helaman 5:29, 32

53 What did Aminadab tell the Lamanites to do so the cloud of darkness would be removed? (Helaman 5:41) What did Aminadab tell the Lamanites to do so the cloud of darkness would be removed? (Helaman 5:41)Helaman 5:41Helaman 5:41 What happened to the Lamanites after the darkness was taken away? (Helaman 5:43–47) What happened to the Lamanites after the darkness was taken away? (Helaman 5:43–47)Helaman 5:43–47Helaman 5:43–47

54 How do you think you would have felt if you had been there? How do you think you would have felt if you had been there? How does it feel to have the Spirit in our lives? How does it feel to have the Spirit in our lives? Can you share any experiences when they have felt the Spirit in their lives? Can you share any experiences when they have felt the Spirit in their lives?

55 Who appeared to the Lamanites? (Helaman 5:48) Who appeared to the Lamanites? (Helaman 5:48)Helaman 5:48Helaman 5:48 What did the Lamanites do after seeing the angels? (Helaman 5:50) What did the Lamanites do after seeing the angels? (Helaman 5:50)Helaman 5:50Helaman 5:50

56 How did those who were converted change their actions? (Helaman 5:51–52) How did those who were converted change their actions? (Helaman 5:51–52)Helaman 5:51–52Helaman 5:51–52 What are some ways we can live to show that Jesus Christ is the foundation of our testimonies? What are some ways we can live to show that Jesus Christ is the foundation of our testimonies?

57 Can you memorize the following words from Helaman 5:12: Helaman 5:12 Helaman 5:12 “... remember, remember that it is upon the a rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ...” I challenge you to memorize the entire verse before next Sunday.

58 The Fourth Article of Faith states: 4 We believe that the first principles and a ordinances of the Gospel are: first, b Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, c Repentance; third, d Baptism by e immersion for the f remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of g hands for the h gift of the Holy Ghost. Does anyone have this memorized?

59 Testimony I want to bear my testimony of the Savior and his influence in your life. I want to bear my testimony of the Savior and his influence in your life. My testimony gives me strength and power to withstand Satan’s temptations. My testimony gives me strength and power to withstand Satan’s temptations. I challenge you to make Jesus Christ the foundation of your lives by choosing to live his teachings and striving continually to become more like him. I challenge you to make Jesus Christ the foundation of your lives by choosing to live his teachings and striving continually to become more like him.

60 Our Closing Prayer will be given by: (Enter name here)

61 THE END

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63 * 2 And it came to pass that a Helaman, who was the son of Helaman, was appointed to fill the judgment–seat, by the b voice of the people. Return

64 * 6 Behold, my sons, I desire that ye should remember to keep the commandments of God; and I would that ye should declare unto the people these words. Behold, I have given unto you the names of our first a parents who came out of the land of Jerusalem; and this I have done that when you remember your names ye may remember them; and when ye remember them ye may remember their works; and when ye remember their works ye may know how that it is said, and also written, that they were b good. Return

65 2 Nephi 31:13 * 13 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I know that if ye shall a follow the Son, with full purpose of heart, acting no b hypocrisy and no deception before God, but with real c intent, repenting of your sins, witnessing unto the Father that ye are d willing to take upon you the e name of Christ, by f baptism—yea, by following your Lord and your Savior down into the water, according to his word, behold, then shall ye receive the Holy Ghost; yea, then cometh the g baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost; and then can ye speak with the h tongue of angels, and shout praises unto the Holy One of Israel. Return

66 * 2 For as their laws and their governments were established by the a voice of the people, and they who b chose evil were c more numerous than they who chose good, therefore they were d ripening for destruction, for the laws had become corrupted. * 3 Yea, and this was not all; they were a a stiffnecked people, insomuch that they could not be governed by the law nor justice, save it were to their destruction. * 4 And it came to pass that Nephi had become weary because of their iniquity; and he yielded up the judgment–seat, and took it upon him to preach the word of God all the remainder of his days, and his brother Lehi also, all the remainder of his days; Return

67 * 9 O remember, remember, my sons, the a words which king Benjamin spake unto his people; yea, remember that there is no other way nor means whereby man can be saved, only through the b atoning blood of Jesus Christ, who shall come; yea, remember that he cometh to c redeem the d world. * 10 And remember also the words which Amulek spake unto Zeezrom, a in the city of Ammonihah; for he said unto him that the Lord surely should come to redeem his people, but that he should not come to redeem them in their sins, but to redeem them from their sins. Return

68 * 11 And he hath power given unto him from the Father to redeem them from their sins because of repentance; therefore he hath a sent his angels to declare the tidings of the conditions of repentance, which bringeth unto the power of the Redeemer, unto the salvation of their souls. Return

69 * 12 And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the a rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your b foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty c storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall. Return

70 * 12 And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the a rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your b foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty c storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall. Return

71 * 13 And it came to pass that these were the words which Helaman a taught to his sons; yea, he did teach them many things which are not written, and also many things which are written. * 14 And they did remember his words; and therefore they went forth, keeping the commandments of God, to teach the word of God among all the people of Nephi, beginning at the city Bountiful; Return

72 * 22 And after they had been cast into prison many days without food, behold, they went forth into the prison to take them that they might slay them. * 23 And it came to pass that Nephi and Lehi were encircled about a as if by b fire, even insomuch that they durst not lay their hands upon them for fear lest they should be burned. Nevertheless, Nephi and Lehi were not burned; and they were as standing in the midst of fire and were not burned. Return

73 * 29 And it came to pass that there came a a voice as if it were above the cloud of darkness, saying: Repent ye, repent ye, and seek no more to destroy my b servants whom I have sent unto you to declare good tidings. * 30 And it came to pass when they heard this a voice, and beheld that it was not a voice of thunder, neither was it a voice of a great tumultuous noise, but behold, it was a b still voice of perfect mildness, as if it had been a whisper, and it did pierce even to the very soul— Return

74 * 29 And it came to pass that there came a a voice as if it were above the cloud of darkness, saying: Repent ye, repent ye, and seek no more to destroy my b servants whom I have sent unto you to declare good tidings. * 32 And behold the voice came again, saying: a Repent ye, repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand; and seek no more to destroy my servants. And it came to pass that the earth shook again, and the walls trembled. Return

75 * 41 And Aminadab said unto them: You must a repent, and cry unto the voice, even until ye shall have b faith in Christ, who was taught unto you by Alma, and c Amulek, and Zeezrom; and when ye shall do this, the cloud of darkness shall be removed from overshadowing you. Return

76 * 43 And it came to pass that when they cast their eyes about, and saw that the cloud of darkness was dispersed from overshadowing them, behold, they saw that they were a encircled about, yea every soul, by a pillar of fire. * 44 And a Nephi and b Lehi were in the midst of them; yea, they were encircled about; yea, they were as if in the midst of a flaming fire, yet it did harm them not, neither did it take hold upon the walls of the prison; and they were filled with that c joy which is unspeakable and full of glory. * 45 And behold, the a Holy Spirit of God did come down from heaven, and did enter into their hearts, and they were filled as if with fire, and they could b speak forth marvelous words. * 46 And it came to pass that there came a voice unto them, yea, a pleasant voice, as if it were a whisper, saying: * 47 a Peace, peace be unto you, because of your faith in my Well Beloved, who was from the foundation of the world. Return

77 * 29 And it came to pass that there came a a voice as if it were above the cloud of darkness, saying: Repent ye, repent ye, and seek no more to destroy my b servants whom I have sent unto you to declare good tidings. * 30 And it came to pass when they heard this a voice, and beheld that it was not a voice of thunder, neither was it a voice of a great tumultuous noise, but behold, it was a b still voice of perfect mildness, as if it had been a whisper, and it did pierce even to the very soul— Return

78 * 29 And it came to pass that there came a a voice as if it were above the cloud of darkness, saying: Repent ye, repent ye, and seek no more to destroy my b servants whom I have sent unto you to declare good tidings. * 32 And behold the voice came again, saying: a Repent ye, repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand; and seek no more to destroy my servants. And it came to pass that the earth shook again, and the walls trembled. Return

79 * 48 And now, when they heard this they cast up their eyes as if to behold from whence the voice came; and behold, they saw the a heavens open; and angels came down out of heaven and ministered unto them. Return

80 * 50 And it came to pass that they did go forth, and did minister unto the people, declaring throughout all the regions round about all the things which they had heard and seen, insomuch that the more part of the Lamanites were a convinced of them, because of the greatness of the evidences which they had received. Return

81 * 51 And as many as were a convinced did lay down their weapons of war, and also their hatred and the tradition of their fathers. * 52 And it came to pass that they did a yield up unto the Nephites the lands of their possession. Return

82 * 12 And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the a rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your b foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty c storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall. Return


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