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Unformatted text preview: Hymn #302: I Know My Father Lives King Benjamin
King Benjamin Prophet/king
Circa 120 BC
Son of Mosiah 1 (Omni 1: 23)
Drives out the Lamanites (Omni 1:24 & Words of Mormon 1: 13
Leads people step at a time toward righteousness.
Establishes peace (Mosiah 1:1)
About to die so he bestowes the kingdom on his son Mosiah 2 King Benjamin
Calls people to the temple to
deliver his words
•First offers sacrifices and burnt
offerings (Mosiah 2: 1-4)
•They give thanks
•Multitude so great they can’t hear
and he has the words written for
them to read “[The Nephites went] up to the temple to hear the words which king Benjamin should speak unto them… They also took of the firstlings of their flocks, that they might offer sacrifice and burnt offerings according to the law of Moses… When they came up to the temple, they pitched their tents round about… [Benjamin] caused a tower to be erected, that thereby his people might hear the words which he should speak unto them.” (Mosiah 2:18) Feast of Tabernacles
Feast of Tabernacles This seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for
seven days… Ye shall offer an offering [at the temple]
made by fire unto the Lord… When ye have gathered in
the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast… Ye shall
dwell in booths… that your generations may know that I
made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I
brought them out of the land of Egypt. (Lev. 23:33-44) Mosiah 3:24 This speech was a given to King Benjamin by an angel of God. Major Point #1 Pattern for Leadership Love those you serve Have knowledge of what you are teaching
Do what you teach (Set the example.) The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that “if men do not comprehend the character of God, they do not comprehend themselves” (TPJS, p. 343).
Our heavenly Father is more liberal in His views, and boundless in His mercies and blessings, than we are ready to believe or receive. (TPJS, 257) Major Point #2 The Nature of God and Our Relationship to Him Apostle 18351868 “I am perfectly satisfied that my Father and my God is a cheerful, pleasant, lively, and goodnatured Being. Why? Because I am cheerful, pleasant, lively and goodnatured when I have His Spirit. That is one reason why I know; and another is—the Lord said through Joseph Smith, ‘I delight in a glad heart and a cheerful countenance’ (D&C 59: 15). That arises from the perfection of His attributes; He is a jovial, lively person, and a beautiful man” (JD 4:222). Major Point #3 Major Point #3 Use Agency Correctly Mosiah 2:2224 Mosiah 3:19 and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble,
patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father. Use Agency to Yield
Use Agency to Yield He will heal men—physically and spiritually (3:56) He will experience mortality so He can succor us (3:7) He will atone for our sins (3:78) We can now partake of His atonement by repenting (3:1213, 15, 17, 21) He created the earth and is the Son of God (3:8) He will be resurrected (3:10) No other means to salvation (3:17) Major Point #4 What Jesus Christ Did For Us ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course REL A 121 taught by Professor Stohlton during the Fall '09 term at BYU.
- Fall '09