Flooding the Earth and Our Lives with the Book of Mormon

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It is no surprise that we have yet another lesson on the scriptures particularly the Book of Mormon. When it comes to studying the words of President Benson, you'll find that one of his main themes as prophet was the Book of Mormon. In Chapter 9 we discussed how the Book of Mormon was the keystone of our religion- holding everything together and giving us clarity. In Ezra Taft Benson Chapter 10: Flooding the Earth and Our Lives with the Book of Mormon we understand more the greatness of the power that can come into our lives through a study of it and our charge to share it with the world. President Benson stated:

I know some of you are combining this lesson with Chapter 9 and I completely understand why; however, I am grateful to have had 3 lessons to really strengthen my testimony of the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon. Each time I have read through this chapter I have felt that power President Benson keeps mentioning. I have seen the power in reading the Book of Mormon regularly but the power in studying it is far greater. President Benson gave several recommendations on how to study the Book of Mormon. He asked us,

The Book of Mormon went through abridgements and we even lost those 116 pages during translation. What we have left is critical for us to know and apply to our lives. After you read each day, try answering the questions President Benson suggested: "Why did the Lord inspire Mormon (or Moroni or Alma) to include that in his record? What lesson can I learn from that to help me live in this day and age?" Sometimes your answers may not be that full of information but those other times, new packets of light will come. 

How will you teach this lesson? Share your thoughts in the comments below or come join our Private Facebook Group (different than our fan page) and ask other teachers for their ideas.

Want to practice what you preach? Try wearing this shirt for a day and see what happens.

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Grab the templates below and challenge your class to give a copy of the Book of Mormon to someone this week with their testimony inside (Thanks Angie for the idea!).

Questions to Ponder

Grab the Ezra Taft Benson Study Journal to help put your thoughts in writing and enhance your learning.

  • As you review President Benson's counsel about how to study the Book of Mormon, how do you see this counsel helps us meet challenges?
  • What passages can you think of that help you face challenges?
  • How have you seen the fulfillment of the promises in section 2?
  • How can we share the Book of Mormon with people who need these promises in their lives?
  • What do you think it means to flood your life with the Book of Mormon?
  • What does it mean to flood the earth with the Book of Mormon? How are these 2 questions intertwined? 

Study Guide Suggestion

Grab the new and improved Ezra Taft Benson Chapter 10 Study Journal and improve your study. 


Ezra Taft Benson Chapter 10: Flooding the Earth and Our Lives with the Book of Mormon


2 Nephi 27:22

Mormon 8:26-41

Moroni 1:4

Moroni 10:3-5

The Introduction to the Book of Mormon


Share Our Testimony of the Book of Mormon (about 30 seconds)

Written for Us Today (about 2 minutes)

How the Book of Mormon Changed My Life (about 3 minutes)


"Stay by the Tree" by Elder Kevin W. Pearson (also see our FHE lesson on this talk)


"An Angel from on High, the Long, Long Silence Broke" by President Gordon B. Hinckley 


"Small and Simple Things" by Elder Christoffel Golden Jr.


"Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon" by President Ezra Taft Benson

Remember to grab your Study Journal to help you organize your thoughts