3 Nephi 12–16
September 2020

Come, Follow Me: Book of Mormon—Support Articles and Activities

September 21–27

3 Nephi 12–16

“I Am the Law, and the Light”

man holding a lantern

After you’ve studied the scripture passages for this week and reviewed the questions and activities in the manual, consider sharing any of the following articles and activities with your family. These additional resources can assist you as you strive to teach the gospel in your home.

3 Nephi 12:14–16

Be a Light

Jesus Christ invites us to “let [our] light so shine before this people, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (3 Nephi 12:16). How do we let our light shine?


  • That Our Light May Be a Standard for the Nations.” In this general conference address, Elder Benjamín De Hoyos of the Seventy encourages us to be a light to others by observing the Sabbath day, hastening the work of salvation, and teaching in the Savior’s way.

  • Be a Shining Light.” One young woman shares how her friend’s example eventually led to her conversion. (From the New Era.)

  • Let Your Light Shine.” In this Friend article, President Thomas S. Monson (1927–2018) shares how we can let the Savior’s light shine through us.


  • Let Your Light So Shine.” Watch this video to see how the good example of two Church members changed one man’s life.

  • Be a Light!” Use this activity page from the Friend to help your children learn how they can shine their light.

3 Nephi 13

Seek the Kingdom of God and Be Blessed

Jesus Christ taught the twelve Nephite disciples that they would be blessed as they followed His commandments. Our Heavenly Father knows that we need certain things, and He promises that we will receive them as we seek His kingdom first in our lives. (See 3 Nephi 13:31–33.)


  • Obedience Brings Blessings.” In this general conference address, President Thomas S. Monson (1927–2018) teaches us that obedience to God’s commandments will bring us blessings of knowledge, answers, and strength.

  • To Stay or Obey?” In this New Era article, one young man shares how he was blessed by choosing to be obedient and serving a mission.

  • Soccer and Sundays.” In this Friend article, Elder Jörg Klebingat of the Seventy shares how he chose to keep the Sabbath day holy instead of playing soccer. Includes a maze activity.

  • Why Is Being Obedient So Important?” In this Friend article, President Russell M. Nelson shares how keeping the commandments brings blessings.