Lesson 32

“They Did Obey … Every Word of Command with Exactness”

“Lesson 32: ‘They Did Obey … Every Word of Command with Exactness’” Book of Mormon Class Member Study Guide (1999), 20

As you study Alma 53 and Alma 56–58, look for principles the 2,060 young warriors followed and for characteristics they developed in their youth. Give particular attention to how these principles and qualities helped the young warriors receive strength from the Lord. Determine how you can apply these principles in your life.

  • From whom did the young Ammonite warriors learn to have such great faith and courage? (See Alma 56:47–48; see also Alma 53:21; 57:21.) Why is it important for children to know the strength and certainty of their parents’ testimonies?

Study the following scriptures about motherhood:

  • The young Ammonites asked the prophet Helaman to be their leader (Alma 53:19; 56:1, 5). How did they respond to the commands they received? (See Alma 57:21.) What are some specific things you must do to follow the prophet “with exactness”?

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Tell the story of Helaman’s 2,060 young warriors (Alma 53; 56–58). Then have family members read some or all of the passages listed below. Talk about how family members can apply the principles taught in these passages.

As part of this discussion, you may want to sing together “We’ll Bring the World His Truth” (Children’s Songbook, 172).