Lesson 33: A Sure Foundation

Book of Mormon Class Member Study Guide, (1999), 20–21


Helaman 1–4 describes periods of peace and periods of contention among the Nephites and Lamanites. Helaman 5 contains an account of miraculous missionary work among the Lamanites and the Nephite dissenters. Look for parallels to our day as you study these accounts.

In the Book of Mormon there are over 240 instances of the word remember or forms of the word (such as remembered, remembrance, or forget not). Find the 15 instances that appear in Helaman 5. As you do so, think about why the word remember is important to the Lord’s covenant people.

You may want to use the Topical Guide to find other passages with the word remember or forms of the word.

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Read Helaman 5:12 aloud. Then discuss ways in which your family can build a foundation on the rock of Jesus Christ.

As part of this discussion, you may want to sing together “How Firm a Foundation” (Hymns, no. 85).