5 1 Nephi 8-14 Lehi's Dream-1

5 1 Nephi 8-14 Lehi's Dream-1 - Hymn #274: The Iron Rod...

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Unformatted text preview: Hymn #274: The Iron Rod Lehi’s Dream Lehi’s Dream Old World ministry of Jesus Christ New World ministry of Jesus Christ Apostasy and Restoration Symbols in the Dream Symbols in the Dream Rod of iron – 8:20 Straight and narrow path – 8:19, 11:25, 15:23­25 Spacious field – 8:20 Tree – 8:10, 11:22, 15:21­22 Fruit of the tree – 8:11­12 Fountain of living waters – 8:20, 11:25 River of water (fountain of filthy water) – 8:13, 12:16, 15:26­36 Mists of darkness ­ , 12:178:23 Great and spacious building 8:26, 11:35­36, 12:18 Nephi’s Call To Be a Prophet Nephi’s Call To Be a Prophet 1 Nephi 11:7 “….him shall ye witness; and after ye have witnessed him ye shall bear record that it is the Son of God.” What desirest What desirest thou? First Group First Group 1 Nephi 8:21­23 Commenced in the path, but got lost in mist of darkness. “I will bring the blind by a way they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16 Second Group Second Group 1 Nephi 8:24­25 Pressed forward, clinging to the rod, partook of the fruit but became ashamed. Mountain Climbing Mountain Climbing “It is this clinging, the tightness of panic, that gets people killed: ‘to clutch,’ in ancient Egyptian, ‘to clutch the mountain,’ in Assyrian, were euphemisms that signified ‘to die’” (Peter Matthiessen, The Snow Leopard [New York: Viking Press, 1978], 129­130.) Third Group Third Group 1 Nephi 8:27 People dressed in “exceedingly fine” apparel in the great and spacious building who mocked those who partook Fourth Group Fourth Group 1 Nephi 8:30 Those who partook and stayed true Fifth Group Fifth Group 1 Nephi 8:31­ 32 Great and spacious building “wanna bes” 2 Nephi 9 2 Nephi 9 Nephi made two sets of plates. Now called Large and Small Plates Large plates = contained “full account of the history of my people” (2 Nephi 9:2) Small plates=contained events of “ministry of my people.” Nephi Sees The Vision Nephi Sees The Vision ...
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