2 Nephi 1–5
February 2020

Come, Follow Me: Book of Mormon—Support Articles and Activities

February 3–9

2 Nephi 1–5

“We Lived After the Manner of Happiness”

Adam and Eve walking together

Adam and Eve in the Garden, by Lowell Bruce Bennett

After you’ve studied the scripture passages for this week and reviewed the questions and activities in the manual, consider sharing any of the following articles and activities with your family. These additional resources selected by the Church magazines staff can assist you as you strive to teach the gospel in your home.

2 Nephi 2:22–29

The Fall—Part of God’s Plan

The Fall was not an accident or tragic event but rather a necessary component of God’s plan of happiness. From the very beginning, God had prepared a way for us to overcome the effects of the Fall through the Atonement of His Son, Jesus Christ.



2 Nephi 5

Living the Gospel Brings Joy

What does it mean to live “after the manner of happiness”? (2 Nephi 5:27). The scriptures and the teachings of Church leaders can show us the way.


  • The Joy of the Saints.” In this general conference address, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles describes three ways we can experience joy.

  • The Quest for Happiness.” In this New Era article, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles gives some ideas for how we can live “after the manner of happiness.”

  • Jesus Christ: Our Source of Joy.” In this New Era article, President Russell M. Nelson shares how we can feel joy through Jesus Christ regardless of what difficulties we’re facing.

  • How Can the Gospel Help Me Be Happy?” Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles talks about how the gospel of Jesus Christ brings us joy. (From the Friend.)


  • Happiness Declaration.” Use this activity from the Ensign to create a family plan for experiencing more joy.

  • A Happy Home.” This cut-and-paste activity reminds us of the things we can do to make our homes a happier place.