Understanding the Scriptures
|Charge (v. 2)||Responsibility|
|Stead (v. 3)||Place|
|Wrought (v. 4)||Done|
|Vain (vv. 6, 8)||Useless, foolish|
|Uproar (v. 7)||Disturbance|
|Every whit (vv. 20, 25)||Every small part|
|Endeavoring (v. 24)||Attempting|
|Expedient (v. 24)||Necessary|
|Jot or tittle (v. 25)||Smallest part|
|Holds (v. 27)||Forts|
|Dissenters (v. 28)||People who stopped believing and joined the enemy|
|For themselves (v. 29)||Selfish, rebellious|
|Rising generation (v. 30)||Youth|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A or B as you study 3 Nephi 1.
Make a Journal Entry
Write what you think someone living at that time might have written in his or her journal after the events in 3 Nephi 1:1–21. Describe the situation—the hopes, fears, and reactions this person may have had.
Explain what we can learn about the Lord and His prophets from such an experience.
List at least four different groups of people referred to in 3 Nephi 1:22–30 and describe how the signs of Christ’s birth affected each group’s testimony and conversion.
What does this teach you about the importance of signs in the conversion process?