Filled With Compassion

3 Nephi 17-19 | Sept 28 – October 11

After Jesus had finished teaching, the people looked at Him with tears in their eyes, as if they wanted Him to stay longer. Jesus had compassion on them and asked them to bring their sick and afflicted to Him so He could heal them. Then he called the little children to come to Him. Jesus prayed for the people, filling them with joy. Then Jesus blessed each of the children one by one. Angels encircled them and ministered unto them. Jesus prayed for the people with words that could not be written, but the people understood with their hearts.

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Scripture

3 Nephi 17:6–7

“And he said unto them: Behold, my bowels are filled with compassion towards you. Have ye any that are sick among you? Bring them hither. Have ye any that are lame, or blind, or halt, or maimed, or leprous, or that are withered, or that are deaf, or that are afflicted in any manner? Bring them hither and I will heal them, for I have compassion upon you; my bowels are filled with mercy.”

  • What does compassion mean?
  • How did Christ show compassion for the Nephites?
  • How can we show compassion to others?
  • How would you have felt to be there when the children were blessed and visited by angels?
  • Why do we partake of the sacrament?
  • How did Jesus teach us to pray?

Quote

“The Savior’s compassion in the face of our imperfections draws us toward Him and motivates us in our repeated struggles to repent and emulate Him. As we become more like Him, we learn to treat others as He does, regardless of any outward characteristic or behavior.” Dale G. Renlund

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Activity

Someone Else’s Shoes

We can show compassion like Jesus did! Use this activity to teach your family about compassion.

Treat

Cinnamon “Praying Arms” Pretzels

These yummy pretzels are shaped like praying arms. Jesus prayed for the people and they were filled with joy. He taught the people to pray to understand the things He taught, and His disciples prayed for the Holy Ghost. As you enjoy these pretzels, talk about the importance of prayer.

Song

Easter Hosanna Children’s Songbook page 68