Ether 12: The Importance of Faith, Hope, and Charity

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 194

What is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ? In what ways can it improve your life? How can increasing your faith give you power to bless the lives of others? What are some examples of how faith is power? How does God help us gain faith? How can increasing your faith in God give you power to bless the lives of others? Moroni provided answers to these and other important questions as he taught from his experience about faith, hope, and charity.

Understanding the Scriptures

Ether 12

Restrained (v. 2)Stopped, held back
Abounding in (v. 4)Doing many
Be partakers of (vv. 8–9)Receive
Wrought (vv. 14–16, 18)Worked
Charity (vv. 28, 34–37)The pure love of Christ
Record (v. 41)Testimony

Studying the Scriptures

Do two of the following activities (A–C) as you study Ether 12.

Activity A Scripture Mastery iconScripture Mastery—Ether 12:6

Imagine you received a letter from a friend investigating the Church who doubts the Prophet Joseph Smith’s account of the First Vision and asks for proof that the account is true. Using Ether 12:4–9, write a letter with your response.

Activity B iconMake a List

Read Ether 12:10–22.

  1. 1.

    List examples of miracles or wonders Moroni cited to teach about faith.

  2. 2.

    Select one of those miracles and write where you can find the record of it in the scriptures.

  3. 3.

    In your own words, summarize the main idea Moroni taught with those examples.

Brother of Jared's vision
Alma and Amulek in destroyed prison

© 1991 Gary L. Kapp

Ammon and King Lamoni
Christ teaching in Americas

© 1995 Gary L. Kapp

Activity C Scripture Mastery iconScripture Mastery—Ether 12:27

Imagine you have been asked to teach a lesson on Ether 12:27–29. Write an example that shows how this scripture applies to a modern experience.