What does it mean to obey? When we do as we are asked, we are obeying or being obedient.
He also willingly obeyed the commandment to return to Jerusalem to get the brass plates. Who was this man? I am thinking about a man who was obedient. He willingly obeyed the Lord’s commandment to leave Jerusalem with his father.
He also willingly obeyed the commandment to return to Jerusalem to get the brass plates. Who was this man? I am thinking about a man who was obedient. He willingly obeyed the Lord’s commandment to leave Jerusalem with his father. Nephi
When Nephi was commanded to return to Jerusalem to obtain the brass plates, he knew this was a hard thing to do, but he told his father that he would obey. When Nephi was commanded to return to Jerusalem to obtain the brass plates, he knew this was a hard thing to do, but he told his father that he would obey.
The words that Nephi told his father are written in this book. Remember last week, we learned about Nephi and his brother’s having to go back to Jeruselem, to retrieve the brass plates? Laben didn’t want to let the plates go, So Nephi did what he had to do to get the plates back.
Let’s read 1 Nephi 3:7 7 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.
The last three lines of the song we started with says the same thing. The Lord will help you to obey his commandments.
This is what our Lesson is about today.
“Lesson 18: Heavenly Father Helps Us Obey His Commandments,” Primary 3: Choose the Right B, (1994),84
After traveling in the wilderness for eight years, Lehi’s family arrived at the seashore. There they found fruit and honey. They called the place Bountiful.
After Lehi’s family had camped by the sea for many days, the Lord spoke to Nephi. He told Nephi to build a ship to carry his family to the promised land.
Nephi did not know how to make a ship, but the Lord said he would show him. He told Nephi where to find metal to make the tools he would need.
Laman and Lemuel made fun of Nephi for wanting to build a ship. They did not believe that the Lord had shown Nephi how to do it. They refused to help.
Nephi told Laman and Lemuel to repent and not be rebellious. He reminded them that they had seen an angel. He also told them that God has the power to do all things.
Laman and Lemuel were angry with Nephi and wanted to throw him into the sea. As they came toward Nephi, he commanded them not to touch him because he was filled with the power of God.
Laman and Lemuel were afraid for many days. Then the Lord told Nephi to touch Laman and Lemuel. When Nephi did, the Lord shocked them. Laman and Lemuel knew the power of God was with Nephi.
Nephi told Laman and Lemuel to obey their parents and obey God. Nephi said if they would do this, they would be blessed.
Nephi went to the mountain many times to pray for help. The Lord taught him how to build the ship. Laman and Lemuel repented and helped Nephi build the ship.
When Nephi and his brothers had finished building the ship, they knew it was a good ship. They thanked God for helping them.
How do you think Laman and Lemuel felt?
How did the Lord help Nephi? He told him where to get the ore to make tools. He taught him how to build the ship. He protected him from his brothers.
Even though Nephi didn’t know how to build a ship, he believed that the Lord would help him if he obeyed his commandments.
What makes this happy face happy? Understand that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ want us to be happy. This is why they have given us commandments to obey.
How does obeying the commandments bring us happiness. Which of these faces shows how Nephi felt when he obeyed the commandment to build the boat
How does coming to church help us feel happy? How does loving and serving our family members help us be happy?
Just as the Lord helped Nephi, he will help each of us if we have faith in him and are willing to obey his commandments..
Listen to this story about how Heavenly Father helped a young girl obey the commandment to keep the Sabbath day holy. Ma-ling had a little food stand on the street near the river. Every day she would sell her rice and fish to the people who stopped at her shop. Each night as she returned to her home on the houseboat and counted the money she had earned, she would sigh and shake her head, for it was barely enough to buy rice for her family and fish to sell the next day.
One day Ma-ling met the missionaries, and they taught her the gospel. They taught her about Heavenly Father’s commandments and about keeping the Sabbath day holy. Ma-ling talked to Heavenly Father in prayer and promised him that she would not open her stand on Sunday anymore. She wanted to keep the Sabbath day holy and not work on Sunday. From that time on, each night as Ma-ling counted her money, she found she had more money than ever before.
She wanted to keep the Sabbath day holy and not work on Sunday. She was able to buy more food to share with her family, and she was able to buy more fish to sell. Heavenly Father blessed Ma-ling because she kept the Sabbath day holy. Ma-ling was happy because she obeyed the commandments.
What commandment did Ma-ling obey? How did Heavenly Father help her? Just as Heavenly Father helped Nephi and Ma-ling, he will help us obey his commandments
I want to testify to you that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us and will help us obey the commandments.
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