Captain Moroni used the Title of Liberty to help inspire the Nephites to keep the commandments of God and defend their faith. This Book of Mormon FHE Lesson teaches about why Captain Moroni was a great leader and how we can be more like him in standing up for what we believe in.
And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.
1. High on the mountain top
A banner is unfurled.
Ye nations, now look up;
It waves to all the world.
In Deseret’s sweet, peaceful land,
On Zion’s mount behold it stand!
2. For God remembers still
His promise made of old
That he on Zion’s hill
Truth’s standard would unfold!
Her light should there attract the gaze
Of all the world in latter days.
3. His house shall there be reared,
His glory to display,
And people shall be heard
In distant lands to say:
We’ll now go up and serve the Lord,
Obey his truth and learn his word.
4. For there we shall be taught
The law that will go forth,
With truth and wisdom fraught,
To govern all the earth.
Forever there his ways we’ll tread,
And save ourselves with all our dead.
Begin the lesson with the following activity. Choose two people to debate a silly topic. This could be cakes versus cookies or waking up early versus sleeping in late. For young children, have two adults act as the debaters. Quietly instruct one debater to speak loudly and with conviction. Instruct the other to not really care and to not try really hard. After they are done debating the topic, ask the children which person who has won the debate. Begin the lesson.
Read aloud: In the world today, people debate a lot of things. People question if God is real and if being a member of the Church is good. A lot of people fight each other, including on social media. It can feel overwhelming. We may want to stop caring about standing up for God, just like the quiet debater.
This is where Captain Moroni comes in with a lesson for us!
Ask: What do you know about Captain Moroni?
Read aloud: Captain Moroni led the Nephites in many battles. He helped them protect their cities and was a very righteous man. One day, a wicked man named Amalickiah came and started turning people away from God. He learned that many people were confused, overwhelmed, and even starting to do wicked things.
So, he tore off a large part of his coat and wrote words of inspiration on it. He dressed in his full armor and went among the people waving what he called the “Title of Liberty.” The people came running and repented of their sins.
Ask: Why do you think people listened to Captain Moroni?
Read aloud: In today’s world, we can be like Captain Moroni by standing up for what we believe in. We don’t have to run around and yell loudly, but we can be brave and true.
Ask: How can we stand up for God?
Finish the lesson with your testimony.
FOR TEENS & ADULTS
Begin the lesson by reading Alma 46:11-22 together. Before reading, ask everyone to pay attention to what made Moroni a good leader.
Ask: What did Moroni do that made him an effective leader and disciple of Christ?
Read aloud: In a world full of contention where many people are disinterested in God, it is important to stand bravely as disciples of Jesus Christ. Captain Moroni reminds us that we can share our testimonies in bold ways. His words inspired the people he loved to keep the commandments of God and defend their faith.
Share a personal experience where someone inspired you to do the right thing.
Ask: What inspires you to follow God? What are some ways we can help inspire others?
Finish the lesson by sharing personal experiences and bearing your testimony.
Caramel Apple Taquitos
-12 Flour Tortillas
-5 oz Caramel Sauce
-20 oz can Apple Pie Filling
-1/4 cup melted Butter
-1/4 cup Sugar
-1 tsp Cinnamon
-1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Butter a 9×13″ dish and set aside.
- Combine sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a shallow dish and mix well. Set aside.
- Chop pie filling into small size pieces.
- Microwave tortillas for 20 seconds to soften.
- Spread tortilla with a thin layer of caramel sauce in the middle.
- Cover caramel with diced apple filling.
- Roll tortilla and place in prepared dish.
- Brush with butter and sprinkle with sugar mixture.
- Repeat with remaining tortillas.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden and bubbling on ends.
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Make Your Own Title of Liberty
Give everyone a large piece of paper. Have them draw and decorate with things that inspire them to keep the commandments of God. Use old magazines, pictures, and other craft items.
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Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.