Saturday, May 9, 2015

21 Day Challenge to Gain a Testimony of the Book of Mormon

If you don't know if the Book of Mormon is true, now is the time to find out! Or to strengthen the testimony you already have. 

This week in seminary our class co-president filled in for devotional. He shared this cool 21-day challenge to gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon, from his ward, originally from our Ogden, Utah mission. He bore a beautiful testimony of having the Holy Ghost bear witness to him of the truth of what he was reading. 

Now we are going to do this for our family scripture study for the next 21 days! And invite family members to pray after each day's reading for a confirmation of its truthfulness. It's totally doable at around 10-20 verses a day.  We started this week, with our normal method of reading three verses per person, summarizing what we read, and finding a principle in those three verses. 

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Let's do this! 

Click here  and here for quotes about the power of the Book of Mormon. On the first link I also shared my 30-day Book of Mormon challenge and how it changed me inside. 


Anonymous said...

I just started this challenge with my family yesterday at family home evening. I'm hopeful that a few of my children will actually do this challenge in the spirit it is meant to be done with. Thank you for this program /outline. I will report my findings.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate your idea for this Book of Mormon challenge, but your promise makes me feel very concerned. We do not always receive answers according to our own time table and following these outlined "steps" doesn't necessarily indicate the intent of one's heart. I have a testimony of the book of Mormon and of the prophet joseph smith, but it didn't come in 21 days, it has grown slowly over a lifetime. President Boyd k packer said the following:

"There is something else to learn. A testimony is not thrust upon you; a testimony grows. We become taller in testimony like we grow taller in physical stature; we hardly know it happens because it comes by growth.

You cannot force spiritual things. Such words as compel, coerce, constrain, pressure, and demand do not describe our privileges with the Spirit. You can no more force the Spirit to respond than you can force a bean to sprout or an egg to hatch before its time. You can create a climate to foster growth, nourish, and protect; but you cannot force or compel: you must await the growth.

Do not be impatient to gain great spiritual knowledge. Let it grow, help it grow, but do not force it or you will open the way to be misled."

I think your challenge is a great idea for a study of this great book, but I question the wisdom in a 21 day testimony challenge.

Edgelfamily said...

Bishop n I have been reading since enrichment. Great scriptures n happy to be developing a habit of reading n praying about it. Thanks for this challenge

Dan said...

I believe that the intent of the 21 day challenge is to potentially plant a seed in one's heart in the process. Alma 32 where much of the chapter is on faith. Our stake President challenged our stake to memorize the "Proclamation to the family"; he also came out and said the intent is not to memorize it but to become very familiar with the document. If ones simply skims through the Book of Mormon, it may not likely plant a seed. We must spend time with the Lord in the scriptures, and in his time we will feel the spirit and get the answers we are seeking if our heart is right and we are doing it will real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it until you by the power of the holy ghost.