Chapter 46

Jesus Christ Teaches and Prays with the Nephites

“Chapter 46: Jesus Christ Teaches and Prays with the Nephites,” Book of Mormon Stories (1997), 128–30


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The Nephites who saw Jesus Christ told their friends he would be back the next day. Many people worked very hard to get to where Jesus would be.

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The next morning Nephi and the other disciples taught the group that had gathered. The disciples then prayed that they would receive the Holy Ghost.

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Nephi went into the water and was baptized. Then he baptized the other disciples.

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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.

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While the angels were with the disciples, Jesus came and stood among them.

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Christ told all the Nephites to kneel on the ground. He told his disciples to pray.

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While they were praying, Jesus went a little way off from the people and knelt down and prayed to Heavenly Father.

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Jesus thanked Heavenly Father for giving the Holy Ghost to his disciples. Then he asked for the Holy Ghost to be given to anyone who believed the disciples’ words.

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Jesus blessed his disciples while they were praying. He smiled at them, and they became as white as his face and clothing.

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Jesus prayed again for his disciples. He was pleased with their great faith.

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Christ told the people to stop praying but to keep praying in their hearts. Then he gave them the sacrament.

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No one had brought bread or wine, but the Savior provided it in a miraculous way.

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Jesus Christ told the Nephites that his gospel would be brought back to the earth in the last days.

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He told them to study the scriptures, and he had Nephi write in the records the fulfillment of the rest of Samuel the Lamanite’s prophecies.

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Then Jesus taught the people from the scriptures. He told them to teach one another the things he had taught them.

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Jesus went back up to heaven, and his disciples taught the people. Those who believed were baptized and received the Holy Ghost.

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The Nephites began to obey all the commandments.

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