Lesson 37: Whosoever Will Come, Him Will I Receive

Book of Mormon Class Member Study Guide, (1999), 23


The prophet Samuel had prophesied of the signs of the Crucifixion of the Savior. Read his prophecies in Helaman 14:20–27. Then study 3 Nephi 8–9 to find the fulfillment of these prophecies.

  • What invitation did the Lord extend to those who had survived the destruction? (See 3 Nephi 9:13–14. Note that the word come appears three times in verse 14.) What can you do to accept this invitation?

  • The multitude went forth “one by one” to the Savior (3 Nephi 11:15; see also 3 Nephi 17:25, which says that there were 2,500 people in the multitude). What do you learn from this example of the Savior’s love?

  • Jesus taught that there should be “no disputations” among the people (3 Nephi 11:22, 28). Why is contention about gospel doctrines dangerous? (See 3 Nephi 11:29; D&C 10:62–63.) How can we be unified in true doctrine?

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Read 3 Nephi 11:1–17 as a family. Ask family members to think about how they might have felt if they had been among the Nephites when the resurrected Lord appeared. Then sing or read the words to “Easter Hosanna” (Children’s Songbook, 68–69).