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Title: This%20is%20a%20review%20of%20the%20slides%20we%20used%20while%20discussing%20.%20.%20.%20%20%20The%20Tree%20of%20Life%201%20Nephi%208-15

This is a review of the slides we used while
discussing . . . The Tree of Life 1 Nephi
The Tree of Life The central message of the Book
of Mormon
Symbols Applications
The Iron Rod
  • Sources of the word?

My dear brethren, this is an answer to the
great challenge of our time. The word of God, as
found in the scriptures, in the words of the
living prophets, and in personal revelation, has
the power to fortify the Saints and arm them with
the Spirit so they can resist evil, hold fast to
the good, and find joy in this life.
(President Ezra Taft Benson, The Power of the
Word, Priesthood Leadership Meeting, 4 April
1986, bold and italics added.)
The Iron Rod
  • Sources of the word?
  • Purpose of the rod?

Seed - Tree - FRUIT
  • Prologue

Man has a dual nature one, related to the
earthly or animal life the other, akin to the
Divine. Whether a man remains satisfied within
what we designate the animal world, satisfied
with what the animal world will give him,
yielding without effort to the whim of his
appetites and passions and slipping farther and
farther into the realm of indulgence, or whether,
through self-mastery, he rises toward
intellectual, moral, and spiritual enjoyments
depends upon the kind of choice he makes every
day, nay, every hour of his life. (David O.
McKay, Gospel Ideals, p.347 348)
What think ye of Christ? (Matt. 2242.) That
question, posed by our Lord, has challenged the
world for centuries. Fortunately for us, God has
provided modern scripture, another testament,
even the Book of Mormon, for the convincing of
the world that Jesus is the Christ. Anyone who
will read the Book of Mormon and put it to the
divine test that Moroni proposes (see Moro. 103
5) can be convinced that Jesus is the Christ.
Once that conviction is gained, then comes the
question Will we choose to follow Him? The
devils believe that Jesus is the Christ, but they
choose to follow Lucifer (See James 219 Mark
57.) (Ezra Taft Benson, Ensign, Nov. 1985, pp.
On the evening of the 21st of September, 1823,
previous to retiring to rest, our brothers mind
was unusually wrought up on the subject which had
so long agitated his mind--his heart was drawn
out in fervent prayer, and his whole soul was so
lost to every thing of a temporal nature, that
earth, to him had lost its charm, and all he
desired was to be prepared in heart to commune
with some kind messenger who could communicate to
him the desired information of his acceptance
with God. (Letters of Oliver Cowdery, Messenger
and Advocate, Vol. 177. Letter 4.)
Seed - Tree - FRUIT
  • Prologue
  • Characteristics of the fruit
  • Where tree grows?
  • How tree grows?

The Great Spacious Building
  • What building represents?
  • Insights. . .

The Mists of Darkness
  • What is mist?
  • What is always in sight?
  • Purpose is to . . .

The River of Water
  • What is it?

The Four Groups
  • Group 1. . .
  • Group 2. . .
  • Group 3. . .
  • Group 4. . .

The End . . .