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3 Nephi 19

3 Nephi 19 What’s happening? The new apostles of Christ minister, baptize, and give the gift of the Holy Ghost to the people. Jesus visits them again and because of prayer and faith, miraculous ministrations happen. Why does it matter? This Pentacostal experience occurs because of the prayers and gratitude that knit the people’s hearts […]

3 Nephi 18

3 Nephi 18 What’s happening? Jesus shows the people how to institute the sacrament and heartfelt prayer. He has a special work for His chosen apostles. Why does it matter? Hearing the Savior’s words as He said them is a priceless gift. These are Mormon’s records of Jesus’ words as pure as we can receive […]

3 Nephi 17

3 Nephi 17 What’s happening? Christ is ministering to the people in the Western Hemisphere. Why does it matter? This is an unprecedented event for the people and corroborates all Jesus did and taught during His mortal life. Between the lines: Mormon is recording this with the awe and detail of someone who believes. We […]

Helaman 13

Helaman 13 What’s happening? Samuel comes to preach a second time to the Nephites.  Why does it matter? Samuel is an outsider, but a prophet, and through him the Lord is giving the Nephites one more chance to repent. Between the lines: For the prideful, the truth can be harder to hear from an outsider. […]

Helaman 12

Helaman 12 What’s happening? Mormon tells us how he interprets what has just happened to the Nephites. Why does it matter? It is helpful to have Mormon point out what these historical happenings have to do with salvation and judgment.  Between the lines: We learn what happens to the repentant and the unrepentant, those who […]

Helaman 11

Helaman 11 What’s happening? At Nephi’s request, the Lord switches out war with famine as a way to humble the people. Why does it matter? When people are prideful, they must be forced to be humble or they forget God and their purpose here on earth. Between the lines: Some, as seen with the Gadianton […]

Helaman 10

Helaman 10 What’s happening? The voice of the Lord comforts Nephi and gives him sealing power. The Lord asks Nephi to preach to the people and Nephi immediately does. Why does it matter? Encouragement and power from on high can help us get through challenging times, just like it did for Nephi. Between the lines: […]

Helaman 9

Helaman 9What’s happening? Nephi, through prophesy, helps identify the chief judge’s killer. Why does it matter? This becomes a high profile case which allows Nephi to preach to more individuals than before. Between the lines: Sometimes when things look like they’re falling apart, they’re really falling into place. Quote of the day: “The first of […]

Helaman 8

Helaman 8 What’s happening? Nephi is calling the wicked political leadership out and these leaders try to incite the public against Nephi. Nephi testifies of their destruction if they don’t repent and that even at that moment the chief judge has been murdered. Why does it matter? The Lord always warns a people before utter […]

Helaman 7

Helaman 7 What’s happening? Nephi mourns the wickedness of the people. He calls them to repentance and warns them of destruction. Why does it matter? God always sends prophets to allow a people one last chance to repent. Between the lines: The Lamanites are becoming more righteous while most of the Nephites are feeding their […]