Lesson 42: This Is My Gospel

Book of Mormon Class Member Study Guide, (1999), 25–26


  • Jesus’ twelve Nephite disciples asked Him what they should call His Church (See 3 Nephi 27:3). What was His answer to their question? (See 3 Nephi 27:4–9.) The Lord has commanded that His restored Church, like His Church among the Nephites, be called after His name (D&C 115:4). Why is it important for us to remember that the Church is called after the name of Jesus Christ?

  • Study 3 Nephi 27:13–21, looking for different aspects of the gospel of Jesus Christ. What did the Savior promise to those who live according to His gospel? (See 3 Nephi 27:21–22.)

  • In response to their request, three Nephite disciples were transfigured, meaning that their bodies were changed temporarily so they “could behold the things of God” (3 Nephi 28:13–15). Then they were translated. What does the account in 3 Nephi 28 teach about translated beings?

  • For many years after Jesus’ visit among the Nephites, there was not “any manner of -ites” (4 Nephi 1:17). What does this mean? (See 4 Nephi 1:2–3, 15–17.) What problems exist today because of distinctions between groups of people? In what ways can the gospel help us become united, despite our differences?

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Read the book of 4 Nephi together. As you read verses 4 Nephi 1:1–19, make a list of attitudes and actions that led to peace and happiness. As you read verses 4 Nephi 1:20–46, list attitudes and actions that led to contention and destruction.

Contrast the lists you have made. Talk about what you can do as a family to be more like the people described in 4 Nephi 1:1–19.