Alma 17-19

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Study question:
What are some of the daily tasks and challenges which we face that are actually opportunities to share the gospel with others? Do you think of daily life experiences in this manner?

Summary:
Ammon and the sons of Mosiah go out and preach unto the Lamanites in hopes to bring the gospel into their lives. Alma goes and offers to be a servant to King Lamoni. During his daily tasks he desires to share the gospel with his fellow servents. One day while they were watering the Kings sheep eniemes to the king come and scatter the sheep. The other servents are scared of what the king will do to them, but Alma leads them to gather the sheep then he stands up to the enemies. In doing so he protects the sheep and the servants, by cutting off the arms of the enemies. When the king hears of this he brings Alma to his thrown room and asks him to explain his power. Alma goes on to share the word of God with the king, who’s understanding is opened, believes the words of Alma. This action is the start of a serious of actions that lead to the conversion of the Kings house hold and many people in the Kingdom.

Scripture:
Alma 18:32
“And Ammon said: Yea, and he looketh down upon all the children of men; and he knows all the thoughts and intents of the heart; for by his hand were they all created from the beginning.”

Rachael DI like in Alma 17, where it talks about how the sons of Mosiah prepared themselves and all they went through to become instruments in the hands of the Lord. They searched the scriptures diligently, given themselves to much prayer and fasting. The Lord told them to be patient, long suffering, show good examples and he would make them instruments in the salvation of souls. They suffered in body and mind, such as hunger, thirst and fatigue, they also laboured much in the spirit. We read later that they did have success and Ammon fell to the floor being overpowered with joy. We can apply this to our own lives and we will be blessed with an increase in joy.

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