Lesson 15: Eternally Indebted to Your Heavenly Father

Book of Mormon Class Member Study Guide, (1999), 10


  • During King Benjamin’s reign, what was the difference between the Nephites, who studied the scriptures, and the Lamanites, who did not? (See Mosiah 1:5.) How do you see this difference reflected in modern society?

  • Read Mosiah 2:20–21, 34. What does it mean to be “unprofitable servants” who are “eternally indebted to … heavenly Father”? Why are we unprofitable servants to God even if we praise and serve Him with all our souls? (See Mosiah 2:22–25; see also the handout on this page.) What does this teach about Heavenly Father’s love for you?

  • What do you learn about the Atonement of Jesus Christ from Mosiah 2–3?

Suggestion for Family Discussion

balance scale

Draw a scale on a piece of paper, as shown above.

Ask family members why this scale is unbalanced. Then have them read Mosiah 2:20–25 aloud. As they read, invite them to look for offerings we can give to the Lord and for blessings He gives us. List our offerings on the side of the scale labeled Our Offerings. List God’s blessings on the side of the scale labeled God’s Blessings, Help family members see that we will always be indebted to Him. Express your gratitude for God’s blessings.