Geography A Wicked People A Special Messenger A Good Ammonihah-ite Ponder

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What is Gideon.
A city where Alma found the people more righteous; named after a powerful Nephite warrior and teacher.

100

What is--after the person who first settled there.
The custom or way Nephite cities were named (7).

100

What is the angel who had years before called the wicked Alma to repentance.
The specific messenger from God sent to Alma after he was cast out of Ammonihah (15).

100

Who is Amulek.
After Alma was kicked out of Ammonihah and had been suffering and starving for many days, Alma returned to Ammonihah and this man took him home and fed him (21).

100

Uchtdorf quote from lesson manual
Alma prayed mightily that the people of Ammonihah might turn back to God. Why didn't his prayers seem to work?

200

What is Zarahemla.
The capital city of the Nephites and the hometown of Alma.

200

What is--wouldn't listen, or hardened their hearts, or rejected him, or spit on him, or cast him out.
The people of Ammonihah's initial response to Alma (9, 11, 13)

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What is--because Alma had been faithful in keeping the commandments of God.
The reason the messenger gave Alma as to why Alma should rejoice, even though he was rejected and cast out (15).

200

What is--he knew Alma was a prophet, or an angel in a vision told him to, or he knew that Alma would be a blessing to him and his family.
One reason the good "A" gave for taking Alma into his home (20).

200

Alma prayed that the Spirit would be poured out upon the people, and Amulek had a vision and believed the angel's message.
How is Alma's experience with the good "A" and indication that God DID hear and answer Alma's prayers?

300

What is Ammonihah.
A city in which Satan had gotten great hold upon the hearts of the people.

300

What is--so that God would pour out his Spirit upon the people, and/or that God would grant that Alma might be able to baptize them unto repentance.
After the people of Ammonihah refused to hear Alma, Alma "labored much in the spirit, wrestling with God in mighty prayer" for this purpose (10).

300

What is--to return to the city of Ammonihah.
After first comforting Alma, the messenger commanded Alma to do this (16).

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What is--Alma blessed them.
What Alma did to the good "A" and his family after they took him in and fed him (22&26).

300

Example of President Monson
Why is it important to obey the Lord promptly?

400

What is the River Sidon.
The major river west of Zarahemla.

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What is--Alma was no longer chief judge and had no power over them, and/or they no longer belonged to the church that he was high priest over.
The reason the people of Ammonihah gave to Alma for why they didn't have to listen to him anymore (11&12).

400

What is--repent or be destroyed.
The message Alma was commanded to preach to the people of Ammonihah (16).

400

What is prophecy and/or preach.
The Lord commanded the good "A" to do this along with Alma to the people of Ammonihah (29&30).

400

When have you or someone you know been able to bless someone because of prompt obedience to the Lord's direction?

500

What is Melek.
A land where people came from all around to hear Alma teach and be baptized (4&5).

500

What is--Alma left the city, and/or he was weighed down with much sorrow and anguish.
Alma's response to the people of Ammonihah's rejection (13&14).

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What is "speedily."
The adverb that describes Alma's return to Ammonihah after he received the message from the angel (18).

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What is--they could not be confined in dungeons, and/or no man could slay them, and/or to preach and prophesy to the people.
One thing the power of God given to Alma and the good "A" enabled them to do (31&32).

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Possible answer: When we reject truth and the Lord's prophets, we lose the Spirit and become more hardened to the things of righteousness.
Alma 8:28 says that the people of Ammonihah did become even "more gross in their iniquities" after they initially rejected Alma. Why might this be?

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