How did Ether describe those who believe in God? (See Ether 12:4.) How can faith and hope be an anchor for you? What are some examples of how faith leads to good works that glorify God?
How did Moroni define faith? (See Ether 12:6.) What do you think it means that we “receive no witness until after the trial of [our] faith”? In what ways have trials strengthened and confirmed your faith?
The Lord taught that if we humble ourselves before Him and have faith in Him, He will “make weak things become strong unto [us]” (Ether 12:27). How has this promise been fulfilled in the scriptures, in your life, and in the lives of others?
Suggestion for Family Discussion
As Hyrum Smith prepared to go to Carthage Jail, where he and the Prophet Joseph Smith were murdered, he read Ether 12:36–38 and folded down the page (D&C 135:4–5). Have family members read these verses.
What comfort do these verses offer? What passages of scripture have strengthened or comforted you?