“Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God.”
The Jaredites had become a wicked and ferocious people. The Lord sent Ether, a prophet to teach the people and give them a chance to repent. Ether taught the people about hope and faith and exhorted them to believe in God. He prophesied great and marvelous things, but the people wouldn’t believe him. They refused to repent, and that ultimately lead to their destruction.
Moroni added his lesson on faith, telling us to “dispute not because ye see not”. Moroni reminded us that miracles only happen by faith. He also reminded us of his faithful ancestors who experienced great miracles because of their faith, like Alma and Amulek, Ammon, and Nephi and Lehi. Moroni encouraged us to seek Jesus of whom the prophets and apostles have written.
“Hope is not knowledge, but rather the abiding trust that the Lord will fulfill His promise to us. It is confidence that if we live according to God’s laws and the words of His prophets now, we will receive desired blessings in the future. It is believing and expecting that our prayers will be answered. It is manifest in confidence, optimism, enthusiasm, and patient perseverance.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Act out stories from the Book of Mormon and have your family guess which story you are acting out. Then talk about how that person showed faith and the blessings they experienced because of their faith.
These lessons are perfect for Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, to recap the following Sunday or to enhance your family scripture study.
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