Wickedness Never Was Happiness

Alma 39-42 | July 27 – Aug 2

Alma’s son Corianton had left the ministry and committed sins. Alma lovingly but boldly taught his son that his actions were seriously wrong, but explained that Christ would come to take away the sins of the world. If Corianton would willingly repent, his sins could be forgiven.

Heavenly Father gives us commandments to help us be happy. There are consequences if we sin. Because of the mercy of our Savior Jesus Christ, if we repent our sins can be forgiven and we can enjoy eternal happiness.


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Alma 39:15

And now, my son, I would say somewhat unto you concerning the coming of Christ. Behold, I say unto you, that it is he that surely shall come to take away the sins of the world; yea, he cometh to declare glad tidings of salvation unto his people.

  • How can our sins hurt others?
  • Because of Jesus Christ, what can we do if we sin?
  • Will everyone be resurrected?
  • What will happen to the righteous when they die?
  • What will happen to the wicked who don’t repent?
  • How do Heavenly Father’s commandments help us?


“The words written so many centuries ago by a Book of Mormon prophet are especially relevant for our day: ‘Wickedness never was happiness.’ May we recognize Satan’s deceptions for what they are. May we withstand and see through the lies and influences of the one who seeks to destroy our souls and steal from us our present joy and future glory. My dear brothers and sisters, we must continue to be faithful and vigilant, for so is the only way to discern truth and to hear the voice of the Lord through His servants.” Gary E. Stevenson

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More Resources


Justice & Mercy Scale

This activity helps your family visualize how Jesus Christ’s mercy balances out our sins if we repent.


Peanut Butter Happy Face Cookies

Remind your family that wickedness never was happiness with these happy face cookies.


Choose the Right Way Children’s Songbook page 160