Lesson 29: Give Ear to My Words

Book of Mormon Class Member Study Guide, (1999), 18


  • Alma 36–39 contains Alma’s testimony as expressed to his sons Helaman, Shiblon, and Corianton. Why is it important for children to hear their parents bear their testimonies? In what ways have your parents’ testimonies influenced you?

Review the following scripture passages, which show the importance of parents’ counsel to their children:

  • How has your life been affected as you have endeavored to follow the counsel in Alma 37:36–37?

  • How did Corianton’s sinfulness influence others? (See Alma 39:11, 13.) Why is it important for Church members to set good examples? How might your actions influence others’ opinions of the Church?

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Ask a family member to read Alma 37:6–7. Then display a nail, a bolt, or another small object that holds things together.

  • How is this object a “small and simple” thing? How can this object be used to accomplish great things? What might happen if we didn’t have this object?

  • What are some “small and simple things” that hold our family together? What are some “small and simple things” we can do as a family to show our love for Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and each other?