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Speaking Partner Appointment: Comparing and Contrasting with the Gospel
Part 1: Together with your speaking partner, discuss the difference in Alma the Younger before and after the angel visited him. You may discuss the sons of Mosiah as well. Refer to Mosiah 27 and Alma 36 or other chapters or verses that you wish to use to compare. Brainstorm and write down a list of as many things that you can think of that changed in his life. Also, compare the different ways that Alma the Younger felt before the angel and after the angel spoke to him, when he could not move because he "was struck with such great fear and amazement" in Alma 36:12-22. If you think of ways that he is similar, write those down as well.
Part 2: Discuss how the gospel has changed each of you. For example, you may discuss some of the following:
- Look at the list that you wrote down about Alma the Younger and/or the sons of Mosiah and compare that list to your life. In what ways is Alma the Younger or are the sons of Mosiah similar to or different from you?
- How have certain gospel principles changed you from earlier in your life?
- What is something you have learned now or at some point in your life that has helped you? How has that knowledge helped you?
Part 1: Choose a topic from the topic list for Week 10 for your speaking partner to compare and contrast. Ask any questions you have related to the topic they described.
Part 2: Your speaking partner will choose a topic from the list for you to compare and contrast. Make sure you provide any background information necessary for them to understand what you are describing and then compare and contrast that item. Answer any questions the speaking partner may have.