3 Nephi 1:Nephi, the son of Helaman, departs out of the land, and his son Nephi keeps the records—Though signs and wonders abound, the wicked plan to slay the righteous—The night of Christ’s birth arrives—The sign is given, and a new star arises—Lyings and deceivings increase, and the Gadianton robbers slaughter many. About A.D. 1–4.
3 Nephi 2:Wickedness and abominations increase among the people—The Nephites and Lamanites unite to defend themselves against the Gadianton robbers—Converted Lamanites become white and are called Nephites. About A.D. 5–16.
3 Nephi 3:Giddianhi, the Gadianton leader, demands that Lachoneus and the Nephites surrender themselves and their lands—Lachoneus appoints Gidgiddoni as chief captain of the armies—The Nephites assemble in Zarahemla and Bountiful to defend themselves. About A.D. 16–18.
3 Nephi 4:The Nephite armies defeat the Gadianton robbers—Giddianhi is slain, and his successor, Zemnarihah, is hanged—The Nephites praise the Lord for their victories. About A.D. 19–22.
3 Nephi 5:The Nephites repent and forsake their sins—Mormon writes the history of his people and declares the everlasting word to them—Israel will be gathered in from her long dispersion. About A.D. 22–26.
3 Nephi 6:The Nephites prosper—Pride, wealth, and class distinctions arise—The Church is rent with dissensions—Satan leads the people in open rebellion—Many prophets cry repentance and are slain—Their murderers conspire to take over the government. About A.D. 26–30.
3 Nephi 7:The chief judge is murdered, the government is destroyed, and the people divide into tribes—Jacob, an anti-Christ, becomes king of a secret combination—Nephi preaches repentance and faith in Christ—Angels minister to him daily, and he raises his brother from the dead—Many repent and are baptized. About A.D. 30–33.
My family was driving home to Boise yesterday from Utah and they decided to stop in Brigham City to walk around the temple. They ran into Cheryl Bentenson on the temple grounds painting a picture!! How random is that? My family was so touched by her kindness and sincerity. She seems like a very sweet woman.
Thank you SO much for the suggestion to bring our baggage with us ❤️. That is an absolutely wonderful way to apply the Scriptures to us. This lesson was incredibly tender and insightful for me. I have prayed for years and decades for particular blessings to be fulfilled (that the Lord has promised over the years through blessings given to me) and even though I know He hears me, these trials have gone on so long that sometimes I feel I can’t continue to endure and sometimes I’m weak and wonder whether He hears me. It still is difficult to know when those answers will come (it’s so much easier to view it in the past than to endure through it); however, this lesson and what you both shared have strengthened me to hope for that answer (with Nephi’s answer as a pattern and example) and continue to have faith and hope. Your daughter is correct about the waiting – my relationship with the Lord has deepened over the years because I have had to turn myself completely to Him and trust Him. When He says to take upon us His yoke, it’s a beautiful thing — not only does He take that weight and evens our struggles out (so it can be shared and bearable), but also He walks with us shoulder to shoulder with us constantly (keeping us in His company). I love that you pointed out how He saved the Nephites first (even as a newborn baby). What a great lesson! Thank you as always. 😁
Thank you for the lesson. The part abt the day long prayer in particular. Timing and patience, something I am always trying to understand and achieve. Given the date of this lesson, dare I say Heavenly Father is impressing me to, “Remember.” Sept 1st is the anniversary of my father’s passing. I have lived on my own since I graduated high school. Twenty years later, finally in a position to purchase my own home. To do so, I had to move in with my parents because the first contract I backed out of due to poor inspection. We were never really a “close” family but we loved each other. Long story short, despite my prayers, tears, impatience and a little anger, and me questioning, “Why God?”, it took a year to find a home. End of June I moved, July my father started to get sick, in August went for surgery and a 4 day hospital stay, but he did not make it out. It was sad of course, I was devastated for my mom. But I realized, despite the trajedy of it all, Heavenly Father gave me many wonderful gifts. Because He knows the end from the beginning, He gave me the gift of time with my dad. Time I would have otherwise not spent with him. It may have taken a year to get my home, but His timing was perfect! I can just picture Him saying, “My child, I hear your prayers. I Iove you. Trust that it is for a purpose. Be patient.”
Another uplifting lesson. Thanks fo our Heavenly Father who called men to teach us HIs words and what He has for us. BTW, when bro Tyler quoted 3 Nephi 6:18, what appeared in the screen was 3 Nephi 6:23, ok? so verse 23 appeared twice in the screen.Bro Tyler, I have a close friend here in Vitoria, Brazil, whose son was your student when he took The Book of Mormon classes while studying at BYU. He used to be my English student here before he went on a mission. His name is Arthur Maia. I know you may not remember all your students, but I just want to tell yu how much he appreciated being in your classes. Tomorrow we celebrate our Independence Day. I remember Alma 46:13 when Cap. Moroni prays for the freedom in this land ( the 3 Americas) while a group of Christians lived here. I hope the Lord keeps blessing this whole continent. May the Lord keep blessing you two and your families. THANK YOU!
I really love your lessons. I’ve been an active member my entire life (I’m 66 years old) and have read the Book of Mormon multiple times but you both have helped me understand and know it better than any other time in my life. Thank you so much. We love Sundays to hear from you and our next week study.
I was just able to catch up on this lesson. Thank you. This lesson pertains to the times we are currently experiencing as of now. Scary, but sometimes I look forward to the time when my Heavenly Father and His Son my savior Jesus Christ come back and delivers us back with Him. I pray our government way of life changes for the better……. Sooner than later.
Thank you for this lesson, in particular your closing comments. I am going through something right now and your comments lifted me out of the despair I was sinking into. Thank you and may Our Father bless and keep you always.
Is it just me, or this directly relevant today in America? We are constantly seeing the legitimacy of our liberty, property, religion and country under social, legal, and recently, physical attacks based on supposed historic wrongs of the fathers. Amidst incredible lawlessness, literally demonizing the police and even the concept of family morals, people are blindly clamoring out for “leadership”. People have become so demoralized that people were afraid to say “Happy 4th of July” this year at many work places. A man who simply supported the idea of prayer and of America was recently literally hunted and killed on the streets for having the word “prayer” on his hat — the morally degraded, atheist degenerate lied on wait to sneak up on him from behind. He was later killed by the US marshal service. I am not a mormon personally, but I have been following CFM this year independently, and I am seeing these events unfold exactly as they did in the BOM and it’s uncanny.
Regarding Gods timing in the book “Killing Patton” is the story of Patton unhappy with God going to so far as to say that God was on the Nazi’s side due to a snow storm preventing Patton from engaging the Germans. Yet, the Germans run out of fuel and end up leaving some of their best equipment out of gas. Later Patton prays and acknowledges God as the master strategist. If Patton would have had his way needless deaths would have occurred. This story has stuck with me since reading it several years ago.
Thank you, thank you for helping me understand the book of mormon in a way I could not have understood it even though I have been reading it over & over for awhile. Especially with what we are going through in this world today. I love the Savior. I know he is always with me as I face trial after trial. He has not abandoned me or any of us we just need to seek him….
I was thinking about that prayer that Nephi had ‘all the day long’ and your comment about how Heavenly Father delayed responding and your speculation that it was to deepen the experience somehow. I had an experience once where I felt the Spirit of the Saviour comforting me through tribulations and as I poured out my heart to Him, I felt His great peace and comfort and basked in it. But I had waves and waves of distress and upset to share and He just stayed with me, washing peace over my soul after each wave of pouring out my heart, again and again until there was nothing left and no more pain. Maybe Nephi’s experience was similar to mine and he literally just needed to drain… to drop it all at the Lord’s feet and maybe he just had that much distress and discouragement to dump, that it took all day. I mean, his people were about to be slaughtered for their faith! Maybe the Lord patiently listened and listened and listened some more; and then, as the Lord’s prophet, Nephi got complete and was now ready to receive revelation in behalf of his people. Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it… 😂
3 Nephi 1 12-13 Jesus Christ who is Jehovah announces and proclaims from His Spirit Body, who is present with His Father in Heaven, to Nephi son of Nephi; that on the morrow He will take upon Him a tabernacle of clay to commence His earthly mission and to prepare to inaugurate the Atonement thus fulfilling the requirements for Redemption for all the righteous from Adam to John the Baptist. Having been 9 months in the womb but still having the power to communicate His will to His chosen disciples in explaining that on the morrow He would come into the world. Thus being Jehovah in the Spirit and on the morrow Jesus Christ the officiator in the flesh to now actualize the atonement that could not be done as a spirit. The Mind and Spirit of Christ have no limitations, yet in his earthly body it was necessary to transform or as Talmage relates to “regenerate” His earthly tabernacle to a state of resurrection and ultimate glorification; so that that all may be regenerated but few glorified; reserved for those who wear the robes of righteousness. This is the Messiah, the Jesus Christ of the Old Testament of whom they proclaimed, now manifest.
i have looked for you quotations you used in this episode. Granted I am 65 and not the best at internet searches…. Please, would you consider sharing your quotations and references with us in a printable version. I teach Sunday School and I feel they would greatly enhance the lessons and discussions. The first quote by Neal A. Maxwell was so powerful. It make all we are studying applicable to us in our day. PLEASE! P.S. I can not seem to be able to get a screen shot on my laptop.
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