Chapter 47

Jesus Christ Blesses His Disciples

“Chapter 47: Jesus Christ Blesses His Disciples,” Book of Mormon Stories (1997), 131–33

Jesus with disciples

One day when the disciples were together fasting and praying, Jesus Christ came to them.

Christ talking to disciples

The disciples asked him what they should name the Church. Jesus said it should be named after him because it was his Church.

Jesus talking to disciples

Jesus explained to his disciples that Heavenly Father had sent him to earth to give his life for all people.

Christ speaking with disciples

He said everyone who repents, is baptized in his name, and obeys his commandments will be held guiltless before Heavenly Father.

Christ speaking with disciples

The Savior told his disciples to do the things they had seen him do. He had set the example for them.

Christ talking about scriptures

He also told them to write down what they had seen and heard so that others could know about it.

Christ with disciple

Jesus asked his disciples what they would like from him. Nine of them wanted to be with him after their lives on earth had ended.

Jesus with disciples

Jesus promised them that when they were 72 years old, they would go to him in heaven.

Jesus with three disciples

The other three disciples did not dare ask for what they wanted, but Jesus knew. They wanted to stay on the earth and teach the gospel until Jesus came again.

Savior with disciples

The Savior promised them that they would not suffer pain or sorrow and would not die. They would teach people the gospel until he returned.

Jesus departing

Jesus touched each disciple except the three who would stay on the earth. Then he left.

three disciples being taken to heaven

The three disciples were taken to heaven, where they saw and heard many wonderful things. They were better able to understand the things of God.

three disciples

Their bodies were changed so they would not die.

disciples baptizing others

The three disciples returned to earth and began preaching and baptizing.

three disciples in deep pit

Wicked Nephites threw the three disciples into prison and into deep pits, but God’s power helped them escape.

disciples being pushed into furnace

When they were pushed into furnaces and into dens with wild animals, they were also protected by the power of God.

disciples preaching to people

The three disciples continued to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Nephites. They are still preaching his gospel.