Jesus Christ Teaches and Prays with the Nephites

Jesus promised to return the next day

The Nephites who saw Jesus Christ told their friends that he would return the next day. A great number of people worked very hard to be where Jesus would be the next day. 3 Ne. 19:1–3

A multitude gathered

The next morning Nephi and the other disciples taught the multitude who had gathered, and prayed that they would receive the Holy Ghost. 3 Ne. 19:4–9

The disciples baptized

Nephi went down into the water and was baptized. Then he baptized the other disciples. 3 Ne. 19:10–12

They received the Holy Ghost

After they were baptized, the disciples received the Holy Ghost. Fire seemed to surround them, and angels came down from heaven and ministered unto them. 3 Ne. 19:13–14

The Savior returned

While the angels were with the disciples, the Savior came and stood among them. 3 Ne. 19:15

The Nephites knelt and prayed

Christ told all the Nephites to kneel on the ground. Then he told his disciples to pray. 3 Ne. 19:16–18

Jesus prayed

Jesus went a little way off from the people and bowed down on the ground and prayed to Heavenly Father. 3 Ne. 19:19–20

Jesus asked that the Holy Ghost be given to those who believe

Christ thanked Heavenly Father for giving the Holy Ghost to his disciples. He asked that the Holy Ghost also be given to those who would believe his disciples’ words. 3 Ne. 19:20–21

Jesus blessed His disciples

Jesus blessed his disciples while they prayed. He smiled at them. They were as white as the Savior’s face and clothing. 3 Ne. 19:25

Jesus prayed for his disciples

Jesus prayed again for his disciples. He was pleased with their great faith. 3 Ne. 19:29, 35

Always pray in your heart

Christ told the people to stop praying but to not stop praying always in their hearts. Then he gave them the sacrament again. 3 Ne. 20:1–5

The Savior provided bread and wine for the Sacrament

No one had brought bread or wine, but the Savior provided it in a miraculous way. 3 Ne. 20:6–7

Jesus promised to restore the gospel in the last days

Jesus Christ told the Nephites that his gospel would be brought back to the earth in the last days. 3 Ne. 21:1, 3, 7, 9

Study the scriptures

He told them to study the scriptures. He had Nephi write in the records about the prophecies of Samuel the Lamanite coming to pass. 3 Ne. 23:1, 7–13

He taught from the scriptures

The Savior taught the people from the scriptures. He told them to teach one another the things that he had taught them. 3 Ne. 23:14

Those who believed were baptized

Christ went back up into heaven, and his disciples taught the people. Those who believed were baptized and received the Holy Ghost. 3 Ne. 26:15–17

The Nephites began to obey all the commandments

The Nephites began to obey all the commandments of Jesus Christ. 3 Ne. 26:19–21

[illustrations] Illustrated by Jerry Thompson