Great Strength in Unity

3 Nephi 1-7 | Sept 7-13

Those who believed in Jesus Christ were excited to see the signs of His birth, but being believers didn’t make life easy. They were persecuted and attacked by unbelievers. The Gadianton robbers were a group of unbelievers who made plans to attack the Nephites. The Nephite governor Lachoneus told the people to repent and pray. They gathered themselves together with all their supplies. Being unified helped to make them strong as they faced the Gadiantons, but their faith in Jesus Christ allowed them to have His protection and strength. Ultimately the Gadianton robbers were defeated.

In our day, the Lord is gathering His people. He wants us to be unified in love. As we become better disciples of Jesus Christ through repentance and prayer, and as we become unified as families, as a church, and as followers of Christ, we will be strengthened in these last days to defeat temptations and evil in the world around us.

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Scripture

3 Nephi 3:25

“And they did fortify themselves against their enemies; and they did dwell in one land, and in one body, and they did fear the words which had been spoken by Lachoneus, insomuch that they did repent of all their sins; and they did put up their prayers unto the Lord their God, that he would deliver them in the time that their enemies should come down against them to battle.”

  • What did the Nephites do to protect themselves from their enemies?
  • How can we become more unified as a family?
  • What did Lachoneus ask the people to do as they prepared to fight the Gadianton robbers? (Pray and repent.)
  • What can we do to prepare ourselves to fight spiritual battles?
  • How can we become better disciples of Jesus Christ?
  • Why is unity important?

Quote

“This great unity is the hallmark of the true church of Christ. It is felt among our people throughout the world. As we are one, we are his… We pray for one another that we may go on in unity and strength. If we do so, no power beneath the heavens can stop the onward progress of this great kingdom.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

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Activity

Hearts Knit Together in Unity

This heart activity will remind your family that being unified in love helps us become better disciples of Jesus.

Treat

Unity Heart Treats

These crisp rice treats are made of small individual pieces, but when formed together they make one delicious treat!

Song

The Church of Jesus Christ Children’s Songbook page 77