Jan 23 2018 Enos Words of Mormon by Cherie Barnes

Levels in studying the Book of Mormon:

    1. Enjoying the history and story
    2. Appreciating the wonderful doctrine
    3. Receiving a mighty change of heart
      • Coming unto Christ and being perfected in Him, which is the ultimate purpose in studying the Book of Mormon
      • Being born of God
      • Being filled with the Holy Ghost
      • Having no desire to do evil (Alma 22:15-18)

      Mormon and Moroni often spoke of faith, hope, and charity

          • Faith = Desire + Action
          • Hope = Knowing and believing the Atonement of Jesus Christ will bring us back into His presence
          • Charity = Turning our desires to the welfare of God’s children; becoming Christ-like in our love towards others

          Faith, hope, and charity come through the influence of the Holy Spirit

          The Book of Enos illustrates the power of Jesus Christ to cleanse us from sin and make us whole. What price would you be willing to pay to know God? (John 17:3, D&C 93:1)

          Enos gave us the formula for knowing God and acquiring a deep love for Him and His children:

              1. Enos learned the gospel truths from his father
              2. He let his father’s teachings about eternal life and the joy of the saints sink deep into his heart
              3. His soul hungered
              4. He sought the Lord in mighty prayer
              5. He received a forgiveness of his sins because of his faith and hope in Christ
              6. He received a mighty change of heart
              7. He sought to become like Christ
              8. He was concerned about the welfare of his brethren, the Nephites and then the Lamanites
              9. He spent the remainder of his life in the service of God

              Refer to Enos 1:27

              “When the challenges of mortality come, and they come for all of us, it may seem hard to have faith and hard to believe. At these times only faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His Atonement can bring us peace, hope, and understanding. Only faith that He suffered for our sakes will give us the strength to endure to the end. When we gain this faith, we experience a mighty change of heart, and like Enos, we become stronger and begin to feel a desire for the welfare of our brothers and sisters. We pray for them, that they too will be lifted and strengthened through faith on the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ.” “Finding Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ”, Elder Robert D. Hales, Oct 2004 General Conference