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Year 03 / Lesson 24: Captain Moroni & the Title of Liberty


What You'll Need: scriptures, GAK 312: Captain Moroni, blank paper, writing or coloring tools, bendy straw for each child, stapler ruler (optional).

Scripture: Alma 48:11 - And Moroni was a strong and a mighty man; he was a man of a perfect understanding; yea, a man that did not delight in bloodshed; a man whose soul did joy in the liberty and the freedom of his country...

Opening Song: I Will Be Valiant (PCS #162)


Today we are going to learn about two men who were each military commanders—Captain Moroni and Amalickiah.

Amalickiah was a Nephite by birth, but he had entirely forgotten the Lord. By lying and murder he became the king of the Lamanites. Amalickiah wanted to defeat the Nephites in battle so he could become king over both the Nephites and the Lamanites.

Captain Moroni was the chief commander of the Nephite armies. He was a strong and righteous man who loved the Lord and loved his people. He had sworn with an oath to protect his people from Amalickiah and the Lamanite army.

(display Captain Moroni Raises the Title of Liberty)

When Moroni heard what Amalickiah was doing, he became angry. He tore his coat to make a flag. On it he wrote the things that were the MOST important to him. Things he did not want to lose.  He wrote: “In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children”. He fastened the flag to a pole and called it the title of liberty. Then, dressed in his battle armor, he prayed to God, asking Him to allow the people to keep the freedom they had.

When Moroni finished praying, he went among the people, waving the title of liberty in the air. He cried out, “Whosoever will maintain this title upon the land, let them come forth in the strength of the Lord, and enter into a covenant that they will maintain their rights, and their religion, that the Lord God may bless them”.

The people came running, dressed in their armor and tearing their cloaks as a symbol of the covenant they were making to obey the Lord. They gathered around Captain Moroni, ready to defend their freedom.

When Amalickiah saw that Moroni’s army was larger than his, he was afraid. He and his followers left to join the Lamanites. Moroni tried to stop them because he did not want them to stir up the Lamanites to battle. Amalickiah and a few of his men escaped, but Captain Moroni captured the others and took them back to Zarahemla.

Most of Amalickiah’s captured followers were willing to covenant with Captain Moroni’s people to defend freedom, and they were set free. Moroni placed a title of liberty on every tower in the Nephite land, and the Nephites again had peace.

Moroni was protected by Heavenly Father because he was righteous and loved the Lord.  We can be protected and have peace in our hearts when we know we are standing up for what is right.

Bear your testimony about the peaceful feeling and protection that comes from choosing the right. Share a time in your lfie when you felt choosing the right protected you from harm.

(For tips on sharing your testimony please click here.)

Activity: Choose from the following activities as they best suit your family.


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15 Way Righteous Comments:

Anonymous said...

i love this. we are doing it tonight! thank you!

Unknown said...

My kids loved this! Thank you!!

Lauren @ the BADD blog said...

I'm so happy to have this lesson tonight with my family! Finding your blog has been a huge blessing in our home....we are grateful for your willingness to share! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much! I just found your blog and it's so nice to have new ideas for FHE!

Anonymous said...

Love the activity in this lesson. Downloaded it to use tonight!

Luisa said...

thanks for all your hard work! we are trying this lesson tonight!

Elisabeth Barlow said...

Thanks so much! We did this lesson tonight and my kids love their flags!

Melissa said...

Just found your site today - Awesome ideas!! Thank you so much for the great lessons - it saves me so much time!

Isabel shaw said...

You are awesome, thanks for taking the time to do this. We are trying to do more FHE, and this is fun to do w the kids, I know they will remember this lesson, thank you for your willingness to share w us your ideas, and in that we are also strenghtening our families, thanks again, keep up the good work! I will do this tomorrow w the kids.

Celeste said...

What a great lesson! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Tay said...

We LOVED this lesson. My 4-year old still talks about it and it's been months since we did it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! This makes our family home evenings so simple and fun for the children. You are truly a blessing from the Lord and thank you for ALL of the time you have spent in making this site and helping so many of us!

Amber said...

Thank you! Again. :)

Miri said...

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