Covenants & Promises

3 Nephi 20-26 | October 12-18

Since the days of Lehi, God had promised the Nephites that their records, testimonies, and the gospel of Jesus Christ would go forth to a remnant of their people in the last days. Jesus prophesied about the fulfillment of that covenant while he was teaching the people in the Americas. Jesus taught from Isaiah and Malachi’s words in the scriptures about the covenants and promises made to the House of Israel that would be fulfilled.

The sign that these prophesies are beginning to be fulfilled is when the Book of Mormon comes forth among the remnant of the House of Israel from the Gentiles. Jesus teaches that the Gentiles will be able to take part in the blessings of the House of Israel if they repent and have faith. But if they don’t repent, they will be faced with destruction. Jesus also promises that if we follow Him in faith, we need not fear; He will gather us and protect us. We learn from these chapters that although it may require great patience, God always fulfills his promises, and we can trust in Him.

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Scripture

3 Nephi 20:25

“And behold, ye are the children of the prophets; and ye are of the house of Israel; and ye are of the covenant which the Father made with your fathers, saying unto Abraham: And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.”

  • What is a covenant?
  • How can we learn about the covenants and promises God has made?
  • Why did God promise to bring the gospel to a remnant of Lehi’s family?
  • How has that promise been fulfilled?
  • Does God fulfill all his promises?
  • How can we be better at keeping our covenants with God?

Quote

“We are among the covenant people of the Lord. Ours is the privilege to participate personally in the fulfillment of these promises. What an exciting time to live!”
Russell M. Nelson

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Activity

Gathering Israel Paper Chain

In this activity, your family will learn how they can help the gospel grow and fill the earth to gather scattered Israel, just like the chain of children from around the world grows when unfolded.

Treat

Brass Plates Treats

Jesus emphasized the importance of searching the scriptures and preserving records. As you enjoy these yummy brass plates treats, discuss the importance of keeping records and studying the scriptures as a family.

Song

I Feel My Savior’s Love Children’s Songbook page 74