Lesson 38: Old Things Are Done Away, and All Things Have Become New

Book of Mormon Class Member Study Guide, (1999), 23–24


As you study the Savior’s teachings in 3 Nephi 12–15, look for teachings that you particularly need.

Jesus said to the Nephites, “I give unto you to be the salt of the earth” (3 Nephi 12:13). To gain a greater understanding of this statement, read the following passages. You may want to mark them in your scriptures.

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Give family members portions of a food that usually has salt as part of the recipe. Serve each family member one portion with salt and another portion without salt. They will see how salt enhances the natural flavors of the food.

In a darkened room, shine a flashlight or light a candle.

After these demonstrations, discuss what it means to be “the salt of the earth” and “the light of [the] people” (3 Nephi 12:13–14).