Melanie Stroud

Season 2 Episode 11 Second Nephi 31-33 This is the Way

March 2–8

2 Nephi 31–33

This is the Way

Among Nephi’s last recorded words, we find this declaration: “The Lord commanded me, and I must obey” (2 Nephi 33:15). This seems like a fitting summary of Nephi’s life. He sought the will of the Lord and courageously strived to obey it—whether that meant risking his life to get the brass plates from Laban, building a boat and crossing the sea, or faithfully teaching the doctrine of Christ with plainness and power. Nephi could speak persuasively of the need to “press forward with a steadfastness in Christ,” of following the “strait and narrow path which leads to eternal life” (2 Nephi 31:20, 18), because that is the path he followed. He knew by experience that this path, though demanding at times, is also joyful, and that “there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man can be saved in the kingdom of God” (2 Nephi 31:21).

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5 thoughts on “Season 2 Episode 11 Second Nephi 31-33 This is the Way”

  1. I want to thank you for this podcast. I love your enthusiasm and your silliness. I’ve been listening for a few months and I finally took the challenge to prayerfully study the Book of Mormon after listening to last weeks podcast. I followed the steps you gave us (pray, repent, read, etc.) and I was amazed because I had been asking what Heavenly Father wanted me to work on and within minutes I had my answer! I know he loves me and I know he wants me to be happy. Thank you for sharing your life and testimony with us every week.

  2. Hi Melanie. I just wanted to let you know that you are changing lives. You changed my life. After a friend recommended listening to your episode about the Book of Mormon last year, I decided to listen and then implement your steps to find answers. The windows of heaven have been opened for me and it has led to so much healing in my life. I could tell you of so many times my prayers have been answered in such specific ways. My testimony has grown leaps and bounds and I am confident when I say the Lord speaks to me. I am so grateful for you and all you do to put this wonderful podcast together. Thank you.

  3. Rebecca Nakamura

    And as usual I love the podcasts. They end my week of studying all week. This week I read the 3 chapters more than once. I appreciate your personal experiences they help me remember and my move on. Have a great week.

  4. Kathie Stenquist

    Melanie, I want you to know how much I love your podcasts! I’m 70 years old and I have been through many hard things in my life. However, the Lord has helped me continually throughout it! I love how I feel the spirit so strongly when you testify of Christ and his teachings. I love how real and honest you are and I even get a kick out of your tangents and especially your sense of humor! Thank you for helping an Old Dog learn new tricks in how to better study the Book of Mormon. Your knowledge of and your love of it is contagious! Thank You, Sweetie!

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