3 Nephi 16, 3 Nephi 20, and 3 Nephi 21 contain part of Jesus Christ’s teachings to the Nephites during the time He spent with them after His Resurrection. In these chapters, the Lord teaches and prophesies of the Restoration of the gospel and the gathering of the house of Israel in the last days.
What are some roles that the Book of Mormon plays in the gathering of Israel? (For some examples, compare 3 Nephi 16:4, 12 and 3 Nephi 20:10–13 with 1 Nephi 6:3–4 and the title page of the Book of Mormon.) As a member of the Church, what are your responsibilities in the gathering of Israel?
Suggestion for Family Discussion
Scatter objects around the room. Then ask family members to gather those objects. You may want to point out that gather means to bring together.
After family members have gathered the objects, read 3 Nephi 20:12–13. Explain that Heavenly Father gathers His people all over the world by bringing them “to the knowledge of the Lord their God, who hath redeemed them.” Discuss what you can do individually and as a family to help Heavenly Father gather His people.
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