The ideas in this outline can help guide your preparation. ☼ 3 Nephi 11:5–7: And again the third time they did hear the voice, and did open their ears to hear it; and their eyes were towards the sound thereof; and they did look steadfastly towards heaven, from whence the sound came. How incorrect this idea is: What holds this people together so solidly, and what makes them willing to labor for the salvation of the children of men, at the sacrifice of their own worldly affairs and interest is answered in the text I have just read to you (3 Ne 11:20-36)." 32 And this is my doctrine, and it is the doctrine which the Father hath given unto me; and I bear record of the Father, and the Father beareth record of me, and the Holy Ghost beareth record of the Father and me, and I bear record that the father commandeth all men, every where to repent and believe in me; I can Follow Jesus Christ. What a blessing it would be if every family would frequently read together 3 Nephi, discuss its sacred contents, and then determine how they can liken it unto themselves and apply its teachings in their lives! 3 Nephi 11:1. 40 And whoso shall declare more or less than this, and establish it for my doctrine, the same cometh of evil, and is not built upon my rock, but he buildeth upon a sandy foundation, and the gates of hell standeth open to receive such when the floods come, and the winds beat upon them. 82) or Jesus Healing the Nephites (Gospel Art Book, no. O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted! Unit 84: 3 Nephi Chapter 11 through 3 Nephi Chapter 13 verse 24. minister – 1 occurrence – verse 12:1. The words contained in verses 33 and 34 are so pure and fundamental that they must have been part of the plan of salvation as scripted in the councils of heaven. "And there is yet another testifier, for as certainly as the voice of God declared the divine Sonship of Jesus at the waters of Jordan, and again on the Mount of Transfiguration, and yet again at the land Bountiful, even so again that same introduction was made in the opening of this gospel dispensation in a glorious vision in which God the Eternal Father and his Son Jesus Christ appeared and spoke to a young man who had come seeking, and who in the years that followed spoke as a prophet of the risen Lord, even giving his life in testimony of him who had died upon the cross. Elsewhere, His voice was described as a pleasant voice, as if it were a whisper (Hel 5:46). 1:2; also see verse 15), suggesting that the absence of contention is a most significant bellwether of righteousness." Read 3 Nephi 12:1-12. Then, the still small voice will seem as if it pierces you. This I know of myself independent of any other person. 26 And then shall ye immerse them in the water, and come forth again out of the water. (Not My Will, But Thine [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1988], p. Print. Amen. View Downloads. What is the doctrine of Christ? (Teachings of Howard W. Hunter, p. 209). Certainly, it is the Holy Ghost which speaks to us with a still, small voice to guide us through mortality, but the voice of God is one, just as the mind, will, and purpose of God is one. 3 Nephi 19. 3 And it came to pass that while they were thus conversing one with another, they heard a voice, as if it came out of Heaven; and they cast there eyes round about, for they understood not the voice which they heard; and it was not a harsh voice, neither was it a loud voice; nevertheless, and notwithstanding it being a small voice, it did pierce them that did hear, to the center, insomuch that there were no part of their frame that it did not cause to quake; yea, it did pierce them to the very soul, and did cause their hearts to burn. 3 Nephi 20. However, in this dispensation priesthood bearers have been given the power to baptize from John the Baptist, who was commissioned by Jesus Christ to come to earth and restore this authority. 3 Nephi 8-11 / September 14-20. 3 Nephi 15. 3 Nephi 11:38 Ye must become as a little child, or ye can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God. It just isn't the American way. (Titus 3:9.) Coincides with your Come, Follow Me studies. (Christ And The New Covenant, p. 261), "Now, there are those who declare more or less than this. 24 And now behold, these are the words which ye shall say, calling them by name, saying: 3 Nephi 18. Like the Isaiah chapters, it closely parallels a section of the Bible. (The Lord's Way, p. 142), "I pray God that this spirit may especially enter into the hearts of this people, that they may strive for peace among themselves, that peace may dwell in their own hearts and houses, that peace may exist between neighbors, that peace, goodwill, love and union may characterize the associations of members of the Church with their fellow members, and that there may be no contention among them, nor strife, nor bitterness, nor back-sliding, nor back-biting, nor complaint of any description, but that peace on earth and good will to men may pervade the hearts and minds of all the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; and that from them this spirit of peace and love for God and for our fellow man may go out into the world, as far as we have power to send it forth through the elders of the Church and otherwise, that men may hear the good tidings and receive them in their hearts, obey the truth, and join the ranks of the peaceful, of the peace-loving, of the peace-makers, of the God-fearing, and of the God-loving people that all Latter-day Saints should be, in every part of the world." October 11, 2020 October 11, 2020 Ben S. Today we enter into a very interesting section of the Book of Mormon. This study guide corresponds to 3 Nephi 8-11 and the Come, Follow Me lesson “Arise and Come Forth Unto Me.” Christ’s invitation here to “come forth unto” Him is also central to our study of the Book of Mormon – the Book of Mormon and Bible, together, invite us to both “come, follow [Christ]”, and to approach Him and directly experience Him. They reject these things. This is one ordinance about which the Lord wanted no more contention. 3 Nephi 11:10 “Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.” The … 3 Nephi 11. He taught them that, if they were contentious, they were obeying the “evil spirit” (Mosiah 2:32). The phrase occurs five times in the scriptures, and four of them occur in 3 Nephi 11 (see also DC 10:67). 13 And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto them saying: Think of what they missed because they were "not in the mood" to attend the temple on that particular occasion? 3 Nephi 3. In fact, God commands all men and women everywhere to repent and come to him (3 Nephi 11:32). . ', "...[One] possibility for explaining this difference is that the disciples in the Book of Mormon received their authority directly from Jesus Christ; therefore, they rightfully could say 'having authority given me of Jesus Christ.' Joseph Smith taught, "Let the Elders be exceedingly careful about unnecessarily disturbing and harrowing up the feelings of the people. This printable kit will help you study and teach 3 Nephi 8-11. 1904, p. 12), "...God's love (understood as his desire for a relationship with us) is unconditional. 3 Nephi 5:13. Add Bookmark. 3 Nephi 23. "They doubted not, but believed, as have millions who have read this marvelous witness of the resurrected Lord. 3 Nephi 11. 3 Nephi 11: 26: “And then shall ye immerse them in the water, and come forth again out of the water.” The manner of baptism is clearly by immersion. 'He took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them' (3 Ne 17:21 emphasis added)." Excerpt: Most Mormons believe that the great Nephite destruction occurred, three days of darkness passed, and then Jesus showed up for lunch the next day. Hence, when people understand, and comprehend by the power of the Holy Ghost, that this record is divine, and when they can once put their confidence in it as such, they never after that need be at a loss concerning the points of the doctrine of our Lord and Savior. As mentioned previously, gathering at the temple was mandatory under the law of Moses: 'Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord God' (Exodus 23:17), especially so that they could 'hear' the word of the Lord." 4 And it came to pass that again they heard the voice, and they understood it not; In an initial and profound moment of spellbinding wonder, when surely he has the attention of every man, woman, and child as far as the eye can see, his submission to his Father is the first and most important thing he wishes us to know about himself. Blessed be the name of the Most High God!' This shall ye always do to those who repent and are baptized in my name; and ye shall do it in remembrance of my blood, which I have shed for you, that ye may witness unto the Father that ye do always remember me. Humbled by our own sins and imperfections, we relish the same opportunity. [At times] pure knowledge flows to us there under the influence of the Spirit. (3 Nephi 11:10.). After God introduced His Son Jesus Christ and after Jesus introduced Himself to those gathered near the temple in the land Bountiful, what was the first thing Jesus did? From other passages, we know that many other temples were built and used but their specific locations are unknown (see Alma 16:13; 23:2). KnoWhys KnoWhys on 3 Nephi 8 KnoWhys on 3 Nephi 9 KnoWhys on 3 Nephi 10 KnoWhys on 3 Nephi 11 Recommended Resources Learn about the Book of Mormon with verse by verse commentaries from renowned Book of Mormon scholars like John W. Welch and Brant A. Gardner in the ScripturePlus app. If it sounds too simple, it's not. But it takes two people to have a relationship. 25 Having authority given me of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. It is a significant and hopeful fact that it is the wounded Christ who comes to our rescue. "Let contention, all contention cease." 19 And Nephi arose and went forth, and bowed himself before the Lord, and he did kiss his feet. 2 and they were also conversing about this Jesus Christ, of which the sign had been given, concerning his death. "There it is-or, more correctly speaking, there he is. They “did open their ears to hear it; and their eyes were towards the sound thereof; and they did look steadfastly towards heaven, from whence the sound came.” ( 3 Nephi 11:5 ). Waiting for prophecy to be fulfilled! During your study of 3 Nephi 11, you will read the words of both the Father and the Son.Their words will give you an opportunity to hear the voice of the Spirit whispering truth to your heart. Remember that your business is to preach the Gospel in all humility...Avoid contentions and vain disputes with men of corrupt minds, who do not desire to know the truth." "One by one he invites us to feel the wounds in his hands and his feet and his side. The same thing happened a second time, and again, “they understood it not” ((3 Nephi 11:3). "I testify that he is the Son of the Living God and was crucified for the sins of the world. However, the Book of Mormon’s text actually clues us in on the actual time frame involved here. The visitation of Christ represented a new dispensation, with a new covenant, a new law, new priesthood keys, and new ordinances. 3 Nephi 5. All Rights Reserved. 3. 3 Nephi 11:29-30 He That Hath the Spirit of Contention Is Not of Me. This study guide corresponds to 3 Nephi 8-11 and the Come, Follow Me lesson “Arise and Come Forth Unto Me.” Christ’s invitation here to “come forth unto” Him is also central to our study of the Book of Mormon – the Book of Mormon and Bible, together, invite us to both “come, follow [Christ]”, and to approach Him and directly experience Him. Like the Isaiah chapters, it closely parallels a section of the Bible. In contrast to righteous Nephi's humbling kiss, the New Testament records the kiss of a woman plagued with sin, she...stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment (Lu 7:38). 3 Nephi 14. 34 And whoso believeth not in me, and is not baptized, shall be damned. 3 Nephi 10. "Throughout the scriptures the Lord has warned that 'there should be no contention one with another' (Mosiah 18:21) for it is 'unprofitable and vain.' 3 Nephi 13. A relationship, by definition, requires two points of reference, and only some of God's children love him back and agree to enter into the desired relationship. Therefore, the role of the latter-day servant is to limit the number of souls, living or dead, who will be damned because of their unbelief and unwillingness to be baptized. That is it. 20 And the Lord commanded him that he should arise. 3 Nephi 11—Jesus’s First Act in the New World. 3 Nephi 11 - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. We are taught that authority from God is necessary to perform the ordinance (v. 21). 3 Nephi 13. 9 And it came to pass that he stretched forth his hand, and spake unto the people, saying: 17 Hosanna! 3 Nephi 14. 2 Nephi 29 The blessings of the House of the Lord are eternal. 3 Nephi 12:1. Behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colors, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.3 Nephi 22:11 It is because they will not accept his proposal; they will not come to the wedding. (Christ And The New Covenant, p. 259). Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved...I receive not you with your baptism, because it profiteth you nothing. Read 3 Nephi 12:1-12. Original Book of Mormon Copyright © by Arlin Ewald Nusbaum. (Conference Report, Nov. 1987 Ensign, p. 20), "He speaks and says simply, with a voice that penetrates the very marrow of your bones, 'I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.' Table of Contents. 3 Nephi 29. As we attend the temple, we learn more richly and deeply the purpose of life and the significance of the atoning sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, let us avoid contention, in our councils and in all our intercourse one with another." We know of scriptures which promise that every knee shall bow-even the wicked knees (Isa 45:23). I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning.' So why did the Lord give Nephi this power when he already had it? 38 And again I say unto you, Ye must repent, and be baptized in my name, and become as a little child, or ye can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God. (Stephen R. Robinson, Following Christ, p. 149 - 150). We have a book about Christ’s visit to the American continent! 18 And it came to pass that he spake unto Nephi, (for Nephi was among the multitude,) and he commanded him that he should come forth. In the Book of Mormon the disciples were counseled to say 'having authority given me of Jesus Christ,' whereas in this dispensation we are told to say 'having been commissioned of Jesus Christ. "With so many evidences, and with the conviction borne in our hearts by the power of the Holy Ghost, we add in words of soberness and sincerity and love our testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ; wherefore, O man, 'be not faithless, but believing' in him who is the living Son of God, our Savior, our Redeemer." . 3 Nephi 13. After addressing the congregation and inviting them to receive a personal witness, what was the first instruction given to the disciples in the New World? In this dispensation the Lord has counseled us to use these words in baptizing a person, after calling the candidate by name: 'Having been commissioned of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. This is the day and yours is the generation. 3 Nephi 8. You will have a feeling of 'I want what you want.' 3 Nephi 28. . Blessed be the name of the Most High God! 3 Nephi 18:11. by LDS Scripture of the Day | posted in: Book of Mormon | 0 . (On Earth As It Is In Heaven, p. 125), "'Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.' Come Follow Me:3 Nephi 11-15. (3 Nephi 11:29-30) About 125 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, King Benjamin warned his people to beware of contention. Amen.' So how does heaven speak of such spiritual freedom and intellectual independence in one breath, only to plead with us to be submissive and very dependent in the next? 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