Ensign
    Alma 32–35
    Footnotes
    Theme

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

    July 13–19

    Alma 32–35

    “Plant This Word in Your Hearts”

    CFM July Ensign

    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 can assist you as you strive to teach the gospel in your home.

    Alma 32:27–43; 33:22–23

    Planting and Nourishing the Word

    Alma invites us to plant the word of God in our hearts. He testifies that it will grow if we put forth the effort to nourish it. As the seed grows, so does our faith.

    Articles

    • Partaking of the Fruit.” This Ensign article offers a closer look at the context and meaning of Alma’s discourse about planting and nourishing the word.

    • From Seed to Tree.” In this New Era article, a youth shares her experience of gaining a testimony—slowly, but surely, like a seed growing—by reading the scriptures.

    • Testimony Plants.” In this Friend story, Elisa learns that she can grow her testimony by doing simple things to learn about Jesus.

    Activities

    • Testimony Art Show.” Use this activity from the Ensign series “Family Study Fun” to help your family understand more about nourishing our testimonies.

    • Alma Compared the Word to a Seed.” Print out this coloring page from the Scripture Stories Coloring Book series for a fun activity that will teach your children more about how the word of God is like a seed.

    Alma 34:30–41

    Preparing to Meet God

    Amulek tells us that “this life is the time … to prepare to meet God” (Alma 34:32). What can you do today that will help you prepare to meet God?

    Articles

    • Now Is the Time to Prepare.” In this general conference address, President Russell M. Nelson, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, urges us to prepare to meet God and gives us ways to do so.

    • How to Prepare for the Second Coming.” In this New Era article, President Dallin H. Oaks, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, asks, “If we knew that we would meet the Lord tomorrow … what would we do today?”

    • What’s on Your Mind?” This Q&A from the Friend answers the question, “I’ve never done anything really bad. Do I still need to repent?” Includes an object-lesson activity.

    Activities

    • Learning from Mistakes.” Use this activity from the Friend to help teach your children how to make things right when they’ve done something wrong.

    • Bright Idea.” Print this poster about staying on the gospel path and hang it up in your house this week. (From the Friend.)