6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (2 Nephi 19 and Isaiah 9)
The New Testament tells of a man named Jairus, whose twelve-year-old daughter was very ill. Nothing he and others had tried had succeeded in helping her, so her father found Jesus and flung himself at the Savior’s feet. He pleaded with Jesus to save his daughter, who was dying.
Every Sunday morning, I teach a class of Mormon preschoolers about the New Testament, with a focus on the life of Jesus Christ. Mormon is a nickname for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Sunday before last, we talked about what happened when Christ called his disciples. I don’t know what the children remember of what I taught them, but I will always remember what they taught me that day.
Wouldn’t you love to be rich? Many people dream of somehow becoming wealthy and being able to have anything they want. Unfortunately, some people who’ve had that dream come true have watched the dream become a nightmare. Being poor is a trial, but being wealthy can be a trial in a different way. The people of the Book of Mormon were frequently reminded of this as their society experienced what Mormons call “the pride cycle.”
Moroni was a great general whose life is described in the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is used by Mormons (a nickname for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) as a companion to the Bible and was written in ancient times, both before and after the birth of Jesus Christ. This story took place about 62 BC.