The Lord`s tender mercies are extended to those who

Weekly Lesson (Unit 2)
1 Nephi 1–6, 9
• Hymn:
• Prayer:
• Thought:
Ponder the following questions:
• When have you felt like you received a
blessing from Heavenly Father that was
intended specifically for you?
• Now that you have studied 1 Nephi, what do
you think “tender mercies” means?
The Lord’s tender mercies are
extended to those who exercise
faith in Him.
Scan 1 Nephi 1 and identify the
verse in which this truth is taught.
To summarize 1 Nephi 1–6, 9 answer the
following questions:
• From what you learned in the chapters you
studied this week, how did the Lord extend
His tender mercies to Lehi and his family?
• What examples of obedience and faith were
shown by Lehi and his family?
• When have you seen the Lord extending His
tender mercies to you or to someone you
Look for examples of the Lord
extending His mercy to the faithful as
you study the Book of Mormon
throughout the year.
1 Nephi 2:16, 19
• Although Nephi did not murmur, what
evidence is there in 1 Nephi 2:16 that leaving
Jerusalem may have been difficult for him?
• What evidence do you see that even though
Lehi and his family were obedient to the Lord,
life was not easy for them? (See 1 Nephi 2:4,
Share an example of a time when,
like Nephi, you called upon
Heavenly Father and experienced a
softening of your heart through
the Spirit or of a time when you
received a testimony of something
the Lord said.
When we call upon God, He can
soften our hearts to believe His
Consider what you can do to
strengthen your testimony and gain
personal assurances, as Nephi did.
1 Nephi 3:7
• What principle does 1 Nephi 3:7 teach
concerning obedience to the Lord’s
• According to what you read in 1 Nephi 1–6
and 9, what were the results of Lehi’s and
Nephi’s obedience to God’s commands?
• When has the Lord prepared a way to help
you obey a commandment?
Ponder one area in which you can
more fully demonstrate your
obedience to God.
Next Unit (1 Nephi 7–14)
• In the next unit, you will study the visions of Lehi
and Nephi. Lehi and Nephi’s visions of the tree of
life are applicable to our lives today. Nephi’s
account of his vision includes descriptions of the
birth, ministry, and Atonement of Jesus Christ;
the discovery and colonization of America by the
Gentiles; and the loss of important truths from
the Bible and their restoration through the Book
of Mormon. Nephi’s account of his vision
concludes with a description of the Restoration of
the gospel.

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