Jesus Christ Teaches About the Sacrament and Prayer


Jesus had the disciples get bread and wine

Jesus Christ sent his disciples for bread and wine, and he had the Nephites sit on the ground. 3 Ne. 18:1–2

Jesus broke the bread and blessed it

When the disciples returned, the Savior broke the bread into pieces and blessed it, gave some to his disciples, and had them give some to the people. 3 Ne. 18:3–4

Partaking of the sacrament means we remember Jesus

He said that partaking of the sacrament would be a testimony that they would always remember him and his sacrifice. Then they would have his Spirit with them. 3 Ne. 18:6–7

Jesus blessed the wine

Jesus Christ blessed the wine and gave some to his disciples. The disciples gave wine to the people. 3 Ne. 18:8

Taking the sacrament says we are willing to keep His commandments

He told his disciples that taking the sacrament shows that we are willing to keep his commandments. 3 Ne. 18:10

If we do, we will hav His Spirit to help us

Jesus again promised that those who take the sacrament and always remember him will have his Spirit to help them. 3 Ne. 18:11

We will be blessed if we keep the commandments

He told his disciples that they would be blessed if they kept his commandments. 3 Ne. 18:14

We should pray as He prayed

He told them to pray always and to pray as they had seen him pray. 3 Ne. 18:15–16

Pray in Jesus' name to Heavenly Father

The Savior told all the Nephites to pray in his name to Heavenly Father, and to pray with their families. 3 Ne. 18:17–21

We should meet together often

He said the people should meet together often, to welcome others to their meetings, to pray for them, and to be good examples to them. 3 Ne. 18:22–24

Jesus gave His disciples power to give the Holy Ghost

The Savior gave his disciples the power to give the Holy Ghost. Then a cloud covered the people so that only the disciples saw Jesus Christ go up into heaven. 3 Ne. 18:36–39

[illustrations] Illustrated by Jerry Thompson