© 1966 Ronald K. Crosby
Understanding the Scriptures
|Ripening (v. 2)||Becoming ready|
|Tidings (vv. 11, 29)||Message, news|
|Confound (v. 17)||Baffle and refute, confuse|
|Tumultuous (v. 30)||Loud|
|Disperse (vv. 31, 42–43)||Leave, disappear|
|Asunder (v. 33)||Apart|
|Converse (vv. 38–39)||Speak|
|Bidden (v. 49)||Told, invited|
Studying the Scriptures
Do two of the following activities (A–C) as you study Helaman 5.
An Important Word
Elder Spencer W. Kimball, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, said: “When you look in the dictionary for the most important word, do you know what it is? It could be ‘remember.’ Because all of you have made covenants—you know what to do and you know how to do it—our greatest need is to remember. … ‘Remember’ is the word. ‘Remember’ is the program” (“Circles of Exaltation” [address to religious educators, June 28, 1968], 8).
Find and highlight the word remember in Helaman’s counsel to his sons in Helaman 5:5–14, and make a list in your notebook of what he wanted them to remember.
Choose one item from your list and explain the influence it would have in a person’s life if he or she would constantly remember that principle.
According to Helaman 5:5, 14, how did Nephi and Lehi respond to their father’s counsel?
Scripture Mastery—Helaman 5:12
Create a picture of some kind—you can draw it, use pictures you cut out, or a combination of both—that would help you teach Helaman 5:12 to children in Primary. Share it with your family.
The scriptures often speak of the power of the word of God. This refers to the effect of teaching the gospel and how it helps people change and repent of their sins. As you review Helaman 5:13–19, look for examples of “the power of the word.” Explain how the people in Nephi’s community changed as a result of his preaching to them.
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