Lesson 26

“Converted unto the Lord”

“Lesson 26: ‘Converted unto the Lord’” Book of Mormon Class Member Study Guide (1999), 16–17

Alma 23–27 discusses the Anti-Nephi-Lehies, a group of people who became so deeply converted that they “never did fall away” (Alma 23:6). As you study this account, look for evidences of the truth and sincerity of the Anti-Nephi-Lehies’ conversion.

  • The Anti-Nephi-Lehies “were converted unto the Lord” (Alma 23:6). Why is it essential that Jesus Christ be at the center of our conversion?

  • The converted Lamanites chose to distinguish themselves from their brethren who remained wicked (Alma 23:16–18; 27:27–30.) In what ways are we distinguished from the world when we are converted?

  • Despite their afflictions, what were the Anti-Nephi-Lehies grateful for? (See Alma 24:7–10.) How can gratitude to God help us face trials and afflictions?

  • The Anti-Nephi-Lehies “took their swords … and they did bury them up deep in the earth” (Alma 24:15–17). Why was it significant that they buried their weapons rather than simply promising not to use them? What can we do to bury our “weapons of rebellion”?

As you study Alma 26–27, look for examples of blessings that come to missionaries as a result of their efforts.

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Relate the account of the Anti-Nephi-Lehies’ conversion. Consider using some of the questions in this section to prompt discussion. Then have family members read some or all of the following passages about conversion: