Cherubim and Flaming Sword

J. Kirk Richards, Cherubim and Flaming Sword, private collection, used by permission.

DAILY READING

1 Nephi 8

For Younger Missionaries

CONSIDER AS YOU READ

  • What did Lehi do to encourage his family to partake of the Tree of Life (the love of God)?
  • What lessons can you learn about bringing your family to Christ? How can you put these lessons into practice?

PREACH MY GOSPEL—
The Gospel & Families

The message of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ blesses families. Because of the Restoration we understand God’s purpose for families: “The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally” (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102).

On earth, family associations can be the source of some of our greatest joy. Satan is attacking the family on many fronts, and too many families are being destroyed by his efforts. The message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ makes it possible for families to be united now and in eternity. By living the principles of the gospel, families can experience peace, joy, and a sense of belonging and identity in this life. Through the light of the gospel, families can resolve misunderstandings, contentions, and challenges. Families torn by discord can be healed through repentance, forgiveness, and faith in the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

“Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities” (Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102).

Strive to find and teach families—a father, mother, and children—who can support one another in living the gospel and eventually be sealed as a family unit by restored priesthood authority (Preach My Gospel: A Guide to Missionary Service, 2004, 3).

ADDITIONAL MEDIA

The Rod of Iron

FOR YOUNGER MISSIONARIES


Lehi’s Dream

QUESTIONS FROM BISHOP KONOLD

  • Are some of your friends traveling in the darkness? How can you help them see and want to partake of the fruit?
  • Wouldn’t you love to help the people on the path? How would you do that?

 

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